Snorlax Raid Boss

How to beat Pokemon GO Snorlax

Snorlax is one of the strongest Raid bosses available in game so far. It is not soloable and it will take at least 4-5 Trainers with high CP and high HP Pokemon that benefit from SE moves against Snorlax. Unfortunately, there are no 2x SE counters to Raid Snorlax, as he’s a normal type.

Snorlax Boss CP is 25419 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1917 (perfect IV).

Best counters for Snorlax Raid

Best attackers Other options
Pokémon Quick Charge Pokémon Quick Charge
Machamp Counter
Karate Chop
Dynamic Punch
Close Combat
Gengar Sucker Punch Sludge Bomb
Tyranitar Bite Stone Edge Poliwrath Rock Smash Dynamic Punch
Dragonite Dragon Tail Outrage Donphan Counter Heavy Slam
Ursaring Counter Close Combat Golem Rock Throw Stone Edge

Snorlax Raid Counters Explained

Snorlax can’t be soloed! There is just not enough time, simple as that. Before joining raid make sure you are using Pokémon with proper movesets. Don’t waste your Raid Pass.

Snorlax is a normal type Pokemon and it takes extra damage only from fighting type. rock, ghost and steel type take reduced damage from Normal type attacks, but Normal types take reduced damage from Ghost attacks. That’s why we’re not including any Ghost type moves in this guide.

The best Pokemon to fight Snorlax is Machamp with Counter/ Dynamic Punch or Karate Chop/ Dynamic Punch (surprise, surprise). In fact, any other fighting moveset would perform just fine, since the difference in damage output is at maximum around 15%.

As far as other options go, they are rather straightforward: we were aiming at Pokémon that deal a large amount of damage, while still being able to survive. There are is a missing entry we would like to address:

  • Heracross is a regional Pokémon and we generally do not include regional Pokémon in our guides if we don’t have too. However, Heracross is the best-non-Machomp counter to Snorlax, so if you have it, use it.

Additional Counters

  • Gengar with Sucker Punch / Sludge Bomb
  • Poliwrath with Rock Smash/ Dynamic Punch
  • Ursaring with Counter/ Close Combat
  • Golem with Rock Throw / Stone Edge

Considerably weaker, but still viable counters, mostly used in large groups as throw away attackers:

  • Primeape with any fighting moveset
  • Granbull with Bite/ Close Combat
  • Hitmonlee Hitmonchan and Hitmontop with any fighting moveset
  • Pinsir with Rock Smash/ Close Combat  or Submission