Snorlax is back in Pokemon Sword and Shield, and with it a difficult fight for Pokémon trainers new and old alike. That’s why we’re here to help you through any fights you may have with them via a guide on what Snorlax’s weaknesses are.
What Snorlax’s Weaknesses Are in Pokemon Sword and Shield
As with past generations, Snorlax’s only core weakness in Pokemon Sword and Shield is Fighting-type moves. This is because Snorlax is a pure Normal-type, and as such is weak to honed blows from a Pokemon born for the martial arts.
To that end, your best bet for taking one down is to swap in a Fighting-type Pokémon and hammer it with Fighting-type moves, enhancing their overall damage thanks to the same type attack boost the pairing will offer.
You can likewise swap in a Pokémon that knows a Fighting-type move but isn’t a Fighting-type itself. While it won’t receive any additional damage to its attacks, it will still inflict more damage to Snorlax than other members of your team might be able to.
What Types to Use if You Don’t Have Fighting-Type Pokémon
With that said, you aren’t completely out of luck if you don’t have any Fighting-type Pokemon on your Pokemon Sword and Shield team.
While Snorlax is a tankier opponent, it isn’t due to an impenetrable defense. Instead, it’s thanks to an absurdly deep well of HP, with its defense being more in the middle range.
As such, you can still deal a decent amount of damage to Snorlax with STAB physical attacks. This could mean using Takedown with a Normal-type, Leaf Blade with a Grass-type, and so on.
Hopefully, this cleared up what Snorlax’s weaknesses are in Pokemon Sword and Shield. For more on the game, check out our guide wiki as well as some of our guides on hot topics like how to get a Dusk Stone and what the Fairy type gym’s quiz answers are.
Snorlax is weak to Fighting-type moves.