Tier 4 Raid Boss Guides
Snorlax
Difficulty:

Requires specific maxed out counters or weather boost

HP7,500 ATK161.95 DEF161.95

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Snow, Sunny / Clear, Fog, Windy, Partly Cloudy Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Lick Intermediate
Zen Headbutt Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Earthquake Intermediate
Heavy Slam Intermediate
Hyper Beam Challenging

Overview

Snorlax falls prey to Machamp and its fellow pugilists, but it can be reliably duoed only in cloudy weather. In neutral weather between ultra friends, the duo is possible with just the right amount of dodging - you should experiment to find out how much.

Interestingly, Lick + Hyper Beam may be the most difficult moveset. Lick does so little damage that it charges Dynamic Punch slowly, while Hyper Beam does a big chunk of damage at once and can KO Machamp from fairly high HP.

Approach

Team composition

  • Machamp and Hariyama are the go-to picks vs. any Snorlax moveset

  • Breloom works for Earthquake and Heavy Slam, but not Hyper Beam

Dodging strategy

  • Hyper Beam requires more dodging than Earthquake and Heavy Slam

Counters

Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Video Guide

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Best Raid Boss Counters

Cloudy weather counters at level 30
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Pros:

  • The highest DPS vs. Snorlax and overall superior counter

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 3 raid boss

Cons:

  • Unreliable win % without some dodging or using a B team

Cloudy weather counters at level 35
Hariyama Hariyama
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Pros:

  • Has greater bulk and slightly more TDO than Machamp

  • A low resource counter with an evolve cost of 50 candy

Cons:

  • Struggles mightily vs. Hyper Beam due to its sheer power

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Pros:

  • Proficient vs. Earthquake sets due to Ground resistance

Cons:

  • Not viable vs. Hyper Beam sets due to being 1-hit KO’d

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