The best guide on how to play and build Snorlax in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile devices. Read on to find out everything about Snorlax including the best builds, Held and Battle items, move sets, as well as some general tips!
Snorlax is a truly CLASSIC Pokemon. Despite the fact that we previously placed him on a list of best Defenders in the game, he rarely brakes through the 50% win rate for any given week. However, if used and built right he can be a beast!
This guide will let you in on a few tricks you can pull with Snorlax, as well as which builds to run, to maximize your win rate with this Defender Pokemon. Stick around and find out if Snorlax is the character for you!
Is Snorlax Good in Pokemon Unite?
Snorlax has one characteristic that won’t ever change, according to Pokemon fans. If Snorlax doesn’t want to move, he won’t. The same is true for his Unite version. This tough, and not so little, pocket monster can take hits with ease and keep the enemy from taking control of the situation.
Snorlax is excellent at holding up opponents and positioning your team to win the game or score an easy team fight. How Block and Yawn are used in offensive and defensive scenarios ultimately depends on the player’s ability and ingenuity.
Snorlax is strong and has a variety of techniques and skills. When everything comes together, you get a unique and amazing experience. He is a terrific Support, Attacker and Defender rolled up into one. The complete bundle.
Your main responsibility is to support the team’s damage dealers and offer crowd control throughout the whole game. Additionally, you should be battling on the front lines to deflect opponent team damage and free up the damage dealers for attacks and usage of skills. If you see that adversaries are focusing on your team’s damage dealers, get into the fray to protect them.
When there are several foes close by and you are running low on health, especially during team fights, use Power Nap. In addition to replenishing your HP, the move also serves as crowd control. Since Power Nap does damage over time in an area that might easily be used to prevent goals from being scored. You can easily use it to defend an allied goal zone when you’re inside of one.
Pokemon Unite Snorlax Best Build
Snorlax’s passive ability is Gluttony which increases the effects gained when Snorlax eats any berries found around the map. It doubles the heal from Sitrus Berries and gives increased movement speed when around berries.
Snorlax’s basic attack becomes boosted every third hit. Its boosted attacks apply a slow debuff to anyone near Snorlax while also dealing increased damage to multiple targets.
The first move Snorlax gains is Tackle. A short cooldown dash move that makes Snorlax travel a short distance forward, dealing damage and stunning the first target hit while pushing them back. This ability causes Snorlax’s attack to instantly become boosted.
Move 1 Upgrade Options
The first upgrade option for move 1 is Heavy Slam, a direct upgrade on Tackle. With this Snorlax jumps to the target location, dealing damage and throwing enemies in the AoE into the air.
The other upgrade option for move 1, Flail is a buff instead. Snorlax’s auto attacks deal increased damage and slow enemies hit. During the active time of this buff, Snorlax also moves faster and slows enemies nearby. Damage from this buff increases when Snorlax is at low HP.
Heavy Slam is the better option, offering mobility, damage, and crowd control in one ability. While Flail is a good ability overall it is a mismatch for Snorlax’s playstyle as a Defender/Support. This Pokemon is not a DPS, therefore a damage buff to his auto attacks is kinda wasted.
Move 2 Upgrade Options
Moving on, we have the second move which is Rest. This ability makes Snorlax instantly sleep, becoming an impassable object akin to a wall. Snorlax restores 24% max HP over 3 seconds and cannot be stunned while asleep.
The first upgrade option for move 2 is Block. Snorlax creates and holds a wall in a select direction. When this ability is used Snorlax becomes shielded. The shield persists even if the block itself is canceled early. Enemies that run into the wall are knocked back and stunned for a brief moment. Snorlax cannot attack or use abilities while using Block. When using this ability Snorlax can freely move at reduced speed.
The second upgrade is Yawn. Snorlax sends out a slow short-range projectile that puts all enemies who make contact with it fall asleep. Yawn is a pretty… meh ability I have to say.
In contrast, Block provides great utility for your team and gives Snorlax massive control over the battlefield. When used correctly, especially together with Heavy Slam, it can also be easily used for stunning the enemy team, separating the frontline from the heavy hitters from the enemy team, or cutting off escape routes.
Snorlax’s Unite Move
Snorlax gains Power Nap at level 9. This move puts him to sleep on the spot, dealing damage to enemies in the area of effect around him, throwing them in the air, and applying a slow afterward. While sleeping Snorlax is immune to disables and heals himself for 28% of his maximum HP over the span of 3 seconds.
Snorlax’s Best Skill Loadout
The best Snorlax loadout is pairing Heavy Slam with Block. As I mentioned, this loadout EXCELS at controlling the battlefield. Which is precisely what you are supposed to do as a Defender/Support. Simply jump over the enemy frontline and either trap them or start pushing away the enemy backline.
Best Held Items for Snorlax in Pokemon Unite
The Focus Band and Buddy Barrier combo is a great way to improve Snorlax’s already massive resistance stats and HP pool. Throw in a Score Shield to add even more HP on top of that, and a shield that will protect you while scoring, and you are good to go! Check out our Pokemon Unite Item Guide for more details on the best held items to use.
Best Battle Items for Snorlax in Pokemon Unite
The best option for Snorlax’s battle item in Pokemon Unite is the X Speed. While Snorlax does have some mobility with Heavy Slam, it just ain’t much. Not to mention that you will often be using the move offensively anyway, so you need another ace up your sleeve to leave if things go south.
Plus it has some great synergy with Block, as you can move faster while holding your barrier. Check out our Pokemon Unite Item Guide for more details on the best battle items to use.
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