Pokémon Unite Snorlax Guide: Best Build, Items, Movesets, and Gameplay Tips

Tips to play Snorlax in the all-new MOBA!

Snorlax is a Defender-type Pokémon in Pokémon Unite. Snorlax has enormous health that makes him a tanky defender who absorbs all the damage for teammates. Snorlax is a gen-1 Pokémon and is known as the sleepy Pokémon with a relaxed and sluggish nature. Snorlax is an A-Tier Pokémon and he is very viable in the Pokémon Unite meta. In this guide, we will let you know all about Snorlax his abilities, best items, and team comps in Pokémon Unite.

Previously, we have discussed how to master playing with other Pokémons like Pikachu, MamoswineEldegoss, Zeraora, Blissey, and Charizard. So make sure to check that guide as well. For now, let’s focus on Snorlax.

Snorlax: In-game cost

Snorlax is available in-game for 6000 Aeos Coins or 345 Aeos Gems.

Pokemon Unite Snorlax
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Pokémon Unite Snorlax movesets

Snorlax is a High Endurance Pokémon he can’t do much damage alone he needs a companion with him. Snorlax has a lot of CC, a speedster or attacker can take advantage of this and defeat opponents with ease. Snorlax’s massive health lets him stay on the battlefield longer so he can defend the goal post when his teammates are not around.

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Basic Attack

Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to nearby opposing Pokémon and decreases their movement speed for a short time.

Passive – Gluttony

 Increases the effects gained from eating Berries.

Ability 1 – Tackle

Has the user charged forward belly first, dealing damage when it hits and shoving the first opposing Pokémon it comes in contact with. After this move, the user’s next basic attack becomes a boosted attack.

Ability Choices at level 4

Ability 1 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 4.  

Heavy SlamFlail
Has the user slammed its heavy body down, dealing the damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and throwing them. 

Upgrade: Increases damage dealt by this move.
Has the user flail about, increasing the user’s basic attack damage the lower the user’s remaining HP is. The user’s basic attacks that hit will also decrease the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time. 

Upgrade: Increases the damage of the move. If the user has low HP while using this move, its basic attack that hits opposing Pokémon will restore the user’s HP.

Ability 2 – Rest 

Has the user fallen asleep on the spot and restored its HP. Blocks the movement of all Pokémon not on the user’s team while this move is in effect.

Ability Choices at level 6

Ability 2 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 6.

Has the user spread its arms wide to create a wall and grant it a shield. Prevents opposing Pokémon from passing through the wall and shoves them if they run into it. Upgrade: Reduces the damage the user receives while this move is in effect.Has the user let loose a huge yawn that lulls opposing Pokémon into a sleepy haze, putting opposing Pokémon for a short time when this move hits.  Upgrade: Also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when this move hits.

Unite Move: Power Nap

Has the user go to sleep and begin snoring, dealing damage over time to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and throwing them. While sleeping, the user becomes immune to hindrances and its HP is continually restored.

Best items for Snorlax in Pokémon Unite

Further in this guide, we will discuss the best-held items for Snorlax in Pokémon Unite, as well as its best battle item.

Best Held Items

Defensive Build

ItemWhy it’s useful
Buddy BarrierWhen Snorlax uses Unite move, Snorlax and its nearby allies receive shields equal to 30% of their max HP. It’s really helpful in team fights and gives your team an edge over the opponent’s team.
Focus BandIncreases overall defense of Snorlax and when his HP drops low, then each second for three seconds, muscle band helps Snorlax recover 5% of the HP he has lost.
Score ShieldIncreases overall HP of Snorlax and while attempting to score a goal, grants a shield equal to 7.5% of its max HP and he can’t be interrupted while shielded.

Offensive Build

ItemWhy it’s useful
Buddy barrierWhen Snorlax uses Unite move, Snorlax and its nearby allies receive shields equal to 30% of their max HP. It’s really helpful in team fights and gives your team an edge over the opponent’s team.
Muscle BandThe Pokémon’s basic attacks deal additional damage based on the target’s remaining HP.
Attack +15 Basic Attack Speed +7.5%
Muscle band paired with Snorlax’s Flail ability and otherwise too, helps Snorlax do more damage.
Scope lensCritical-Hit Rate +6% Critical-Hit Damage +12%
Increases Snorlax’s Chances of hitting a critical attack and also increases the damage of a critical attack. 

Best Battle Items

  • Eject – Makes retreating or catching up easy.
  • Full heal – Using full heal in certain situations will remove all effects on user and make them immune to CC
  • Potion – Helps recover some % of lost health.

Pokémon Unite Snorlax Gameplay Tips

Our Pokémon Unite Snorlax guide includes the perfect game plan for the early and late game during Unite battles.

Early game

Stay near your goal and farm as much as possible, the buffs Snorlax gets as he levels up allow him to keep up with the attackers. Stay ahead with your teammate during the fights so you can absorb all the damage and your teammate can damage the opponents.

Pokémon Unite Snorlax guide
Pokémon Unite Snorlax early gameplay

Use CC as much as you can to slow down or interrupt the enemies, it creates a window for your teammate to use his abilities freely. Try to avoid 1v1 fights with Attackers, Speedsters, or All-rounders as Snorlax has slow movement and enemies can finish you easily, for such situations use Eject to retreat.

Late game

Make rotations in the late game and take part in team fights and make use of your ultimate at a proper time when you are low on health so you gain more health rapidly and also tank for your teammates while dealing damage to opponents.

Pokémon Unite Snorlax guide
Pokémon Unite Snorlax early gameplay

Now you can fight with anyone 1v1 due to HP and CC advantages, but do remember when to retreat if at a disadvantage as dying, in the end, the game will make your team fall behind the opponents. In team fights, stay ahead of everyone, tank for them, and make openings for your teammates so they can finish off the enemies.


Top and Bottom Lane both are good for Snorlax, all you need is a High DPS teammate with you.

Snorlax with other Pokémon

Best synergies with Snorlax

Snorlax synergies with any Pokémon with good DPS, Mainly Attackers, Speedsters, and All Rounders

ZeraoraTank and Attack Combo
LucarioTank and Attack Combo
CinderaceTank and Attack Combo
GreninjaTank and Attack Combo

Pokémon which are strong and weak against Snorlax

Strong againstWeak against
 Mr. MimeZeraora

Pokémon Unite Snorlax Tips, tricks and strategies

  • Use Tackle> Heavy Slam > Yawn for the Offensive build.
  • Use Rest > Flail > Block for the Defensive build.
  • Use block to protect allies as well as to push enemies away, block can also be used to push enemies from defending their goals so your allies get a chance to score
  • User power nap to tank all the damage for your allies as damage received is reduced and health is increased massively.
  • Use heavy slam to start team fights , heavy slam deals AoE damage so hitting multiple enemies together will benefit in team fight.
  • Use heavy slam to get behind your opponent, then use block to push them towards your teammates. Really helpful if the goal is on low health or to get rid of defenders
  • If you do not know, Snorlax gets double health regenerated from the berries

Final Thoughts

Snorlax is a very viable defender compared to other Pokémon. Players should utilize their Endurance to the maximum and farm as much as possible so they can support your team. Stay with your teammate in a lane use tank and attack combo. Try to stay on the field as much as possible so you can defend your goal and give maximum participation in team fights to ensure your team’s victory.

That’s all for today’s Pokémon Unite Snorlax Guide. Do you prefer to use Snorlax in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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