When it comes to Pokémon Gyms, Snorlax is one of the best defenders. So what do you do if you’re going up against a powerful Snorlax at the local gym?
Thanks to Reddit, we have new information on how certain Pokémon match up against Snorlax. Remember, this is not a tier list. It’s just data compiled on each Pokémon that should help you form your next battle plan.
The chart can seem intimidating so let me sum it up. Basically, dodging is the most important thing and when it comes to dodging, Dragonite is best. However, not everyone has the luxury of having a powerful Dragonite. According to RedWarpPrism:
“Flareon is one of the faster “budget” pokes at killing Snorlax, clocking in at just over 1 minute while dodging all moves. However, Vaporeon is still one of the most consistent performers, taking a lowly 30% of its max health, in exchange for longer battle time.”
By “budget” Pokémon, they mean a Pokémon that’s easy to get. Most serious users should have a high quality Flareon, Jolteon, and Vapereon by now but of the three Eevee evolutions, Flareon is best against Snorlax. Also, when it comes to choosing the wrong Pokémon to fight Snorlax, Machamp is one of the least effective.
Dodging is the best way to defeat a Snorlax but you need to know which moves to dodge:
“Dodging strong basic attacks (e.g. Zen Headbutt) makes a whole lot of difference in damage taken (-50% dmg) for not that much lost on time (+20% time) over the course of a single battle. On the other hand, dodging weak basic attacks (e.g. Lick) means you take roughly -25% dmg overall for the same time cost +20% time (calculations not shown), so it’s “not worth” dodging Lick if you’re in a hurry.”
|Poke||HP||Atk||Def||CP||Moves||Dodge Nothing||Dodge Specials||Dodge All Moves|
|Snorlax(Defender)||490||143||143||2668||Zen Headbutt / Hyper Beam||—||—||—|
|Dragonite||144||194||166||3000||Dragonbreath / Dragon Claw||(131%)||43s / 63%||51s / 35%|
|Arcanine||142||179||143||2557||Fire Fang / Fire Blast||(156%)||45s / 78%||59s / 39%|
|Flareon||106||185||141||2265||Ember / Fire Blast||(213%)||46s / 106%||61s / 52%|
|Victreebel||128||173||122||2169||Acid / Solarbeam||(216%)||48s / 112%||62s / 62%|
|Wigglytuff||215||134||90||1866||Pound / Hyper Beam||(163%)||54s / 85%||66s / 45%|
|Exeggutor||149||181||131||2533||Zen Headbutt / Solarbeam||(157%)||50s / 73%||67s / 39%|
|Gyarados||149||151||154||2304||Bite / Hydro Pump||(151%)||59s / 78%||69s / 37%|
|Machamp||142||156||143||2223||Karate Chop / Cross Chop||(177%)||54s / 98%||70s / 56%|
|Snorlax||245||143||143||2668||Lick / Hyper Beam||61s / 103%||61s / 57%||71s / 24%|
|Vaporeon||201||147||134||2414||Water Gun / Hydro Pump||(125%)||61s / 70%||72s / 30%|
|Poliwrath||142||143||159||2147||Mud Shot / Submission||(174%)||65s / 101%||78s / 45%|
|Lapras||201||147||150||2555||Frost Breath / Ice Beam||(117%)||63s / 63%||76s / 30%|
|Lapras||201||147||150||2555||Frost Breath / Blizzard||(112%)||63s / 62%||80s / 38%|
Good luck, trainers!