All Snorlax weaknesses & resistances in Pokemon

Ezequiel Leis
Snorlax in a Pokemon Sword and Shield background

Even when taking a nap, Snorlax brings a strong presence, and its typing can crush even experienced Pokemon trainers. Here’s all on Snorlax’s weaknesses and resistances so you’re well-prepared to defeat it before it hits your team hard.

Snorlax, with its varied move set and colossal HP, can be a formidable ally or opponent. Even lacking in speed, it compensates by enduring hits and dealing substantial damage to its rival Pokemon, requiring trainers to strategize for taking it down.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Snorlax’s weaknesses, resistances, and immunities.

What type is Snorlax in Pokemon?

Snorlax is a pure Normal-type Pokemon. Trainers who want to take it down can’t rely too much on type effectiveness since it has only one weakness, but we have some other tips to keep in mind.

Snorlax in Pokemon anime
Snorlax is known for getting in players’ way in mainline Pokemon games.

All Snorlax weaknesses in Pokemon

As a pure Normal-type Pokemon, Snorlax is only weak against Fighting-type moves. Facing it with a Fighting-type Pokemon is the best way to go.

It’s also important to acknowledge that Normal-type attacks aren’t very effective against Rock and Steel-type Pokemon, so those types are also reliable in a fight against Snorlax.

All Snorlax resistances in Pokemon

As a Normal-type Pokemon, Snorlax has no resistances, but it’s immune to Ghost-type attacks.

Snorlax also has a few Abilities to keep in mind in mainline games. Immunity makes it completely immune from getting poisoned, while Thick Fat reduces the effectiveness of Fire and Ice-type moves by half.

Fighting-type Pokemon are the safest bet against Snorlax and are not going to have much trouble with its attacks.

Snorlax can learn attacks from different types while leveling up in mainline games, but its biggest weapons are Normal-type moves that aren’t super-effective against any other type. In Pokemon Go, Snorlax can learn the Dragon-type move Outrage, which is great for dealing with powerful Dragon types defending Gyms and in Raids.

Now you can face Snorlax in any Pokemon game without any trouble. For more Pokemon content, make sure to check our other useful guides:

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge of gaming, he's focused mostly on Pokemon, Fortnite, and HoYoverse titles such as Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Latin America. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected]