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Vince Pavey is a writer from the North-East of England who has worked on comics for The Beano and Doctor Who. He likes to play video games and eat good food. Sometimes he does both at the same time, but he probably shouldn’t.
They’ll sleep. You’ll sleep. But you’ll score points.
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Snorlax was introduced to gamers in one of the most interesting moments of the original Pokémon Red & Green (that’s Pokémon Red and Blue outside Japan) with the monster taking a nap, blocking your path and refusing to move until you wake him up with a song from your new PokéFlute.
Inspired by Game Freak staff member Kōji Nishino’s mellow appearance and honestly strange eating habits, Snorlax is one of the most iconic of the original 151 Pokémon. It’s cute giant bear-like design, lazy energy and penchant for sleeping in inconvenient locations shows enduring popularity with each generation of new fans.
In Pokémon Unite, Snorlax is a Novice Difficulty character that is not to be underestimated by characters and players that are more experienced. With incredible endurance and an assorted barrage of moves that will stun and interrupt the efforts of his foes, a good Snorlax can be an important part of any competitive Pokémon Unite team.
If you want to know where we think he ranks among the other Pokémon in Pokémon Unite, you can find out here.
While Snorlax is definitely fearsome and powerful in later stages of the game, in the initial laning phase Snorlax players will want to make sure that they stay with a teammate. Other players can confirm victories while Snorlax uses Tackle to make sure his friends don’t get knocked out and lose out on experience and goals.
As Snorlax levels up, you should take Heavy Slam and Yawn. Both of these moves interrupt enemy behaviour and can be done in sequence to make yourself really frustrating to fight against as you both continue to put out even more damage with your regular attacks and refuse to let them escape from your claws.
When using the Power Nap UNITE ability don’t forget that you can push the ZL button again to roll over for a second stun and AoE shockwave. You’ll be healing the entire time so this is a good move to use to mess up the entire enemy squad in a team fight with very little risk involved. It can be a good distraction if you need to stop the enemy team from defeating Zapdos, too.
A good simple potion. These are underrated but help Snorlax be that little bit more tanky. Can be especially useful if the enemy team has a Snorlax of their own and you find yourself in a stalemate.
Much like in the mainline games, giving Snorlax some leftovers is essential. This item will let the expired food eating Pokémon regenerate health when not in combat, allowing him to quickly get back into the action with his team.
Using the Muscle Band gives Snorlax more powerful attacks when he’s dealing with Pokemon with a lot of health. Like Snorlax. In that regard he’s kind of like Batman, preparing for worst case scenarios like fighting himself.
This flashy vest allows Snorlax to be even more of a crazy tank. It converts part of his health stat into a damage absorbing energy shield that is resistant to almost all long range special attack moves.
Pokémon Unite is currently available for free on Nintendo Switch. A release on smartphones has also been announced and is set to release in September.
What do you think? Do you build Snorlax like this? Is there another Pokémon Unite Snorlax Build for the sleeping Pokémon that you prefer? Let us know below.