Pokemon Unite best Snorlax build – Moveset, Battle & Held Items

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Snorlax is one of the best Defenders in Pokemon Unite who can block anything with the right moveset and items. Here’s the best Snorlax build in the Switch and mobile MOBA. 

In Pokemon Unite, the Defender class gives players a set of tanky characters to block opponents from scoring. Snorlax has already risen to the top as one of the best in the role as its powerful attacks and shield make it a must for any team.

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This guide will take a look at which Held Items and Moves you should be using with the adorable Kanto Pokemon. Here is the sleepy giant’s best build in the TiMi Studio MOBA that will have you knocking enemies backward into submission.


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The Pokemon is one of Unite’s strongest Defenders.

Best Snorlax build in Pokemon Unite

From the best move path to follow to the items that will make Snorlax even more of a tank, we’ve put together a guide that features all the information you need to know to maximize the Defender’s potential.

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Snorlax moveset

Move Unlocked Upgrade
tackle Tackle Level 1
heavy slam Heavy Slam Level 6 Level 11: Increases the damage dealt by this move.
block Block Level 8 Level 13: Reduces the damage the user receives while this move is in effect.
power nap Power Nap (UNITE Move) Level 9

In the first minutes of the match, players should be using Tackle followed up by three basic attack swipes to quickly eliminate Neutral Enemies. If your health gets too low, run back to your goal post and then pop Rest. The ability will self-heal the Kanto ‘mon but it also leaves you extremely vulnerable to enemy attacks, so make sure to use it behind your goal spot.

Upon hitting level 6, Trainers should pick Heavy Slam. Not only is the move one of the most powerful attacks in the game, but it can also be launched at a distance to stun enemies trying to flee. It’s also perfect for interrupting an enemy trying to score a goal. As a bonus, the ability is even a great escape mechanism if you find yourself low in health points.

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Finally, after hitting level 8, you should pick Block. The special ability is easily one of the most versatile mechanics in the game. Snorlax can not only push entire enemy teams off a goal post, it can also push opponents into a wall and hold them there. The main strategy should be to land a heavy slam to stun an enemy and then triggering a block to push them back into your teammates to finish them off.

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Best Snorlax Held Items in Pokemon Unite

Held Item Description Max Stat Boost
Assault Vest Assault Vest When the Pokemon is not in combat, it is granted a shield that nullifies Sp. Atk damage equal to 12% of its max HP. HP +270

Sp. Defense +42

Focus Band Focus Band When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 11% of the HP it had lost. Defense +30

Sp. Defense +30

Pokemon Unite Held Item Buddy Barrier Icon Buddy Barrier When the Pokemon uses its Unite Move, that Pokemon and nearby ally Pokemon with the lowest HP are each granted a shield equal to 20% of their Max HP. HP +600
  • Assault Vest: Because so much of Snorlax revolves around its tanky Defense, we recommend using the Assault Vest. This Held Item gives you a big increase in your HP stat, as well as a boost to your Special Defense. When not in battle, the item also gives you a shield that makes killing neutral enemies easier.
  • Focus Band: Just like the vest, Focus Band will give Snorlax another boost in both Defense stats, which will greatly solidify the sleeping giant as a tank. The red band also triggers a self-heal for Snorlax when its HP is low, which gives you time to escape with  Heavy Slam.
  • Buddy Barrier: One of Snorlax’s most important abilities is its Unite Move Power Nap, and Buddy Barrier gives closeby teammates shields when the ability is activated. On top of that, the item gives the Pokemon a massive boost in its total HP.

Best Snorlax Battle Item in Pokemon Unite

Battle Item Effect Cooldown Unlocked
Pokemon Unite Battle Item Eject Button Icon Eject Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated direction. 55 Seconds Trainer Level 11
  • Eject: While Snorlax benefits from using a Potion to further add to its wall of HP, the best Battle Item here is the Eject Button. When paired with its Heavy Slam move, the slow-moving Pokemon suddenly has an insane amount of mobility to hunt down enemies or escape from its foes.

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Snorlax Pokemon Unite stats

Level HP Attack Defense Special Attack Special Defense Speed
1 3300 175 97 20 67 3650
2 3535 181 114 23 79
3 3793 188 133 27 92
4 4077 195 154 31 106
5 4389 203 177 36 122
6 4733 212 202 41 139
7 5111 222 230 46 158
8 5528 233 260 52 179
9 5987 245 294 59 202
10 6493 258 331 66 228
11 7050 272 372 74 256
12 7663 288 417 83 287
13 8338 305 466 93 321
14 9081 324 520 104 359
15 9899 345 580 116 400

How to unlock Snorlax in Pokemon Unite

There are currently three ways to unlock Snorlax in Pokemon Unite:

  • Choose it as your first Pokemon after completing the tutorial.
  • Purchase it with 6,000 Aeos Coins from the Unite Battle Committee Shop.
  • Purchase it with 345 Aeos Gems from the Unite Battle Committee Shop.

Best pairs for Snorlax in Pokemon Unite

Snorlax fits into the Defender role, so it works especially well with Attackers like Cinderace, Cramorant, and Pikachu as it can help keep them alive for as long as possible so they can deal maximum damage.

That’s everything you need to know about using Snorlax in Pokemon UNITE, but we’d encourage all Trainers to experiment with different movesets and Battle/Held Items to see what works best for them.

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