Snorlax is one of the original 151 Pokémon. It’s a huge Pokémon known for eating and sleeping - what a life! In the early Pokémon games, Snorlax was rare. It usually appeared only once or twice in the games, often as an obstacle on the overworld that had to be awakened with a PokeFlute and then captured or defeated. In Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, Snorlax even received a pre-evolution: Munchlax. Fortunately, in Pokémon Sword and Shield, Snorlax and Munchlax are easy to find in the Wild Area. Snorlax is even one of a small selection of Pokémon to receive a special Gigantamax Form in Pokémon Sword and Shield!
What's a Gigantamax Snorlax?
The Gigantamax Factor is an ability some Pokemon can have, which allows them to take on huge forms with different moves than regular Dynamax Pokemon. Gigantamax Pokemon also take on a special appearance that’s different from other Pokemon of that species.
Gigantamax Snorlax takes on the appearance of a massive hilltop, with a large tree, a path, and a small clutch of evergreen trees and shrubs growing from its belly. Gigantamax Snorlax can also use the unique move G-Max Replenish.
How to get Gigantamax Snorlax?
Gigantamax Snorlax occasionally appears in Wild Area Max Raid Battles.
Wild Area Max Raid Battles
- Bridge Field
- East Lake Axewell
- Motostoke Riverbank
- Rolling Fields
- Stony Wilderness
Crown Tundra Max Raid Battles and Gigantamax Raid Battles
- Slippery Slope
- Giant's Bed
- Giant's Foot
- Ballimere Lake
How to get Gigantamax Snorlax in Pokémon Sword and Shield?
To catch Gigantamax Snorlax in Pokémon Sword and Shield, visit one of its Max Raid locations in the Wild Area and search for a purple beam of light. You can also throw a wishing star into an empty den for a chance to trigger Gigantamax Snorlax. If you see the silhouette of Snorlax with a tree on its belly, you’ve found it! The beetle will be extremely tough, so it’s best to invite other players to the raid. Choose a strong Pokémon that can resist Rock and Ground type moves, such as Corvinight. Battle Snorlax with the other raiders until you finally defeat it, then use a Dusk Ball for the highest chance to capture it!
Galarian Snorlax - Abilities
Galarian Snorlax can possess one of three different abilities:
- Immunity: The Pokémon cannot be Poisoned while having this ability.
- Thick Fat: Fire and Ice-type moves deal 50% damage.
- (Hidden Ability) Gluttony: The Pokémon will use a berry when its Hit Points are below 50%.
Galarian Snorlax - Weaknesses & Resistances
Galarian Snorlax’s Normal typing gives it immunity to Ghost type moves. However, Galarian Snorlax is weak to Fighting type moves.
Galarian Snorlax - Evolution Line
Galarian Snorlax has one pre-evolution:
- Munchlax evolves into Snorlax when it levels up while at max friendship. To get Munchlax by breeding, have Snorlax hold a Full Incense before putting it in the daycare.
Galarian Snorlax - Base Stats
Galarian Snorlax’s stats make it a powerful defender, with high Special Defense and HP stats.
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Attack||Sp. Defense||Speed||Total|
Galarian Snorlax - Moves
|Level||Move Name||Type||Category||Power||Acc.||PP||Effect %|
|The user recycles a held item that has been used in battle so it can be used again.|
|The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target's held item.|
|The user charges up power and raises both its Defense and Sp. Def stats. The move can be used three times.|
|The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP. Storing more power heals more HP.|
|An earsplitting screech harshly lowers the target's Defense stat.|
|The user flings its held item at the target to attack. This move's power and effects depend on the item.|
|The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.|
|The user flails about aimlessly to attack. The less HP the user has, the greater the move's power.|
|This move can be used only after the user has used all the other moves it knows in the battle.|
|The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.|
|A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.|
|The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its Defense stat.|
|The user blocks the target's way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.|
|The user lets loose a huge yawn that lulls the target into falling asleep on the next turn.|
|The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.|
|The user goes to sleep for two turns. This fully restores the user's HP and heals any status conditions.|
|This attack can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the target flinch.|
|While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.|
|The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.|
|The user drops onto the target with its full body weight. This may also leave the target with paralysis.|
|The user slams into the target with its heavy body. The more the user outweighs the target, the greater the move's power.|
|The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Def stat.|
|The user fiercely attacks the target using its entire body.|
|The user swings and hits with its strong, heavy fist. It lowers the user's Speed, however.|
|The user maximizes its Attack stat in exchange for HP equal to half its max HP.|
|The user lets out a damaging belch at the target. The user must eat a held Berry to use this move.|
|The user charges at the target using every bit of its power. The user can't move on the next turn.|
Gigantamax Blastoise - Special G-Max Move
|Level||Move Name||Type||Category||Power||Acc.||PP||Effect %|
|A Normal-type attack that Gigantamax Snorlax use. This move restores Berries that have been eaten.|
Is Gigantamax Snorlax still available?
- Players can find Gigantamax Snorlax as a rare Max Raid Battle. While Gigantamax Snorlax was featured during an event in December 2019, it appeared more often; however, in Spring 2021, it is back to its elusive rare status.
How do you beat Gigantamax snorlax?
- Gigantamax Snorlax is one of the most powerful Gigantamax Pokémon in the game. It’s best to use a bulky Fighting type like Conkeldurr or Machamp (Gigantamax Machamp would shine brightly here). Another good option is Corviknight, since it is immune to Earthquake, it takes only neutral damage from G-Max Replenish, and it’s able to heal itself. And of course, Eternatus, Zacian, and Zamazenta are all strong options.
Unique moveset and powerful stats make it a common addition to competitive teams
Get this special gigantamax pokémon soon
Gigantamax Snorlax is a total powerhouse. Its versatile moveset and powerful stats make it a common addition to competitive teams. Go explore the Wild Area and try catching a Gigantamax Snorlax of your own today!
Let’s Go, Snorlax!