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How to get Snorlax in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 17/Sep/2020 10:44

by James Busby


Struggling to find Snorlax in Pokemon Sword and Shield? Then find out how you can add this sleep-loving ‘mon to your party with our handy location guide. 

While Snorlax may spend the majority of its day dozing in the sun, it remains one of the strongest normal-type Pokemon in the game. This monolithic monster has proved popular since Gen 1 graced our screens back in 1998. Not only does the iconic Pokemon have access to some incredibly diverse moves, it’s also a great defensive wall that can take many a hard hit. 

Being able to sponge incoming damage is particularly important in competitive battles, particularly when you have a team that requires a bit of setup. As a result, Snorlax has often been used for its overall bulk and survivability. However, Sword and Shield have added to Snorlax’s tankiness even further by introducing the new Gmax form. Make sure to follow our guide below to find out how you can add this colossal creature to your team.

Where to find Snorlax in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Snorlax location Sword and Shield
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Snorlax is pretty hard to miss in Sword and Shield.

Unlike most Pokemon in Sword and Shield, Snorlax only appears in one area outside of Max Raid Battles. In a nod to the original games, this sleepy Pokemon can be found just across the bridge from Motostoke Riverbank. Snorlax will appear during every weather condition, so there’s no need to rely on specific types.

Of course, if you fail to catch Snorlax or wish to try your luck at snagging a shiny variant, then simply reset the game’s date and time settings. To do this, hit the HOME button and head over to the Switch system menu. 

From here, you’ll be able to access the date and time settings. Once you’ve selected this option, simply advance the date by one day and then head back over to the game. The weather should begin to change and a new Snorlax will appear in the overworld.

Max Raid Battles

  • Bridge Field 
  • East Lake Axewell
  • Motostoke Riverbank
  • Rolling Fields
  • Stony Wilderness

Catching Snorlax

Snorlax battle Sword and Shield
Game Freak / Pokemon Company
Snorlax can tank many a hit due to its bulky nature.

Those of you who have yet to complete Sword and Shield’s base game will need to get the fourth gym badge from either Bea or Allister. By obtaining this gym badge, you’ll be able to catch Pokemon up to level 40. 

Of course, if you have already beaten the campaign, then we recommend taking a Pokemon that won’t KO Snorlax during the battle. Snorlax spawns at level 36-60 and has an 88.14% chance of being male, so you’ll need to refresh if you wish to obtain the female version. 

Just like previous games in the Pokemon series, Snorlax is on the trickier side to catch and has 25% chance of success. Because of this, you’ll want to pack plenty of Pokeballs and use status effects like Sleep/Paralyze to decrease the odds of Snorlax bursting out. 

Due to this Pokemon’s low level, we also recommend using False Swipe. This normal-type move will always leave wild Pokemon at one HP no matter the strength of your chosen Pokemon, making it the perfect choice for those looking to avoid any frustrating KOs. 

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce


With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.