Best Pokemon to beat Snorlax

This page shows how to defeat Snorlax, the best Pokemon for fighting against it, and the best moves to beat it.
update 20/09/2016

This page was updated on 9/22


Because of its higher CP and the very high power charge move, Body Slam, Snorlax is one of the Pokemon you have seen a lot of times in gym battles. This page shows how to beat Snorlax for winning gym battles.

Snorlax in Battles

Super Effective Moves

Snorlax is weak to fighting-type moves. For list of fighting-type moves, tap name of type below.


Strategy 1

Snorlax's movesets

The combination of Lick and Body Slam is the best moveset for Snorlax as an attacker.

Fast move Charge move
Lick Body Slam
Lick Hyper Beam
Lick Earthquake


Machamp, evolving from Machoke, can use Cross Chop, one of the higher DPS charge moves. Additionally, the move is fighting-type and super effective against to Snorlax and other normal-type Pokemon.

Best Moveset

Machamp's best moveset for beating Snorlax is the combination of Karate Chop and Cross Chop. It use Bullet Punch or Karate Chop as a fast move for fast move, and the latter is better since the move is super effective against Snorlax.

Fast move Charge move
Karate Chop Cross Chop

Other options


Strategy 2

Snorlax's movesets

The combination of Zen Headbutt and Hyper Beam is optimal moveset for Snorlax as a defender. Since Zen Headbutt is super effective against fighting-type Pokemon, Machamp is not the best for fighting against Snorlax which use the move.


Rhydon can reduce damage of Snorlax's normal-type charge moves since it is a rock-type Pokemon. Additionally, Rhydon's fighting-type fast move, Rock Smash, is super effective against Snorlax.

Best moveset

The combination of Rock Smash and Stone Edge is the best moveset for Rhydon to beat Snorlax based on DPS, EPS, and type match-up.

Fast move Charge move
Rock Smash Stone Edge

Other options


Unlike Machamp and Rhydon, Golem do not have moves super effective against to Snorlax but reduce damage of Snorlax's normal-type charge moves. A combination of Mud-Slap and Stone Edge is the best for Golem to defeat Snorlax.

Fast move Charge move
Mud-Slap Stone Edge

Note: Golem lost Mud Shot!

Due to update on August 20, Golem do not learn Mud Shot. The one caught before the update can still have the move.

For list of rock-type Pokemon, tap name of the type below.


Strategy 3

Snorlax's moveset

Fast move Charge move
Zen Headbutt Earthquake

Zen Headbutt and Earthquake are super effective against fighting-type Pokemon and rock-type Pokemon. Therefore, players may use other Pokemon in case that Snorlax use those moves.


  • Pidgeot and Fearow

    Pidgeot and Fearow can decrease damage of Earthquake.
  • Hypno

    Snorlax's psychic-type moves are not very effective against Hypno.

For lists of psychic- and flying-type Pokemon, tap name of types below.


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