Snorlax Raid Boss

Snorlax Pokémon GO
Snorlax Pokémon GO

Snorlax is one of the strongest Raid bosses available in game so far. It is not soloable and it will take at least 2 excellently prepped trainers to duo it, or 3+ 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 24082 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1843 and a boosted Max Capture CP of 2304 (Partly Cloudy weather).

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Best counters for Snorlax Raid

Best attackers
Pokémon Fast Charge
Machamp
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Breloom
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Hariyama
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Heracross
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Mewtwo
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Focus Blast Fighting
Lucario
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Toxicroak
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Gallade
  • Low Kick Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Blaziken
  • Counter Fighting
  • Focus Blast Fighting
Poliwrath
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting

Snorlax Raid Counters Explained

Snorlax can’t be soloed! There is just not enough time, simple as that. Before joining the 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 are Machamp with Counter/ Dynamic Punch (surprise, surprise), or Breloom with Counter / Dynamic Punch.

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, hence the few non Fighting types on the list. 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 to. However, Heracross is the 4th best-non-Machomp counter to Snorlax, so if you have it, use it.

Additional Counters

  • Metagross with Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash
  • Attack Deoxys with Zen Headbutt / Dark Pulse
  • Palkia with Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
  • Magmortar with Karate Chop / Brick Break
  • Rayquaza with Dragon Tail / Outrage
  • Electivire with Low Kick / Wild Charge
  • Dragonite with Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
  • Infernape with Rock Smash / Close Combat
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