Competitive Information for Snorunt [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Snorunt snorunt
Base Stats for Snorunt

Ice

Abilities:
Inner FocusInner Focus: This Pokemon cannot be made to flinch. Immune to Intimidate.
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Ice BodyIce Body: If Hail is active, this Pokemon heals 1/16 of its max HP each turn; immunity to Hail.
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MoodyMoody: Boosts a random stat (except accuracy/evasion) +2 and another stat -1 every turn.


Evolutions / Family:
Snorunt
Froslass
Glalie

Weakness Chart for Ice-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
  
  
  
2x
2x
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
0.5x
  
  
  
2x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Snorunt? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Snorunt is an outstanding Ice-typed Pokemon. Snorunt is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Snorunt is weak to Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Snorunt
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icicle Crash / Ice Fang
- Body Slam / Headbutt
- Crunch / Bite
- Astonish

Physical Sweeper Snorunt (Ice Body)

Snorunt is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Snorunt from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Snorunt's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Ice Body, if hail is active Snorunt heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn; immunity to hail.

Icicle Crash is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Ice-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Ice Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Bite is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Snorunt
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Frost Breath
- Shadow Ball / Hex
- Round / Snore
- Protect

Special Sweeper Snorunt (Ice Body)

Snorunt is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Snorunt from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Snorunt's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Ice Body, if hail is active Snorunt heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn; immunity to hail.

Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Frost Breath is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (always results in a critical hit).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hex is a special 65-base power Ghost-type move (power doubles if the target has a status ailment).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Snorunt must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Snorunt this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Snorunt? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Species: Snorunt
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icicle Crash / Ice Fang
- Body Slam / Headbutt
- Crunch / Bite
- Astonish

Doubles Physical Sweeper Snorunt (Ice Body)

Snorunt is a notable Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Snorunt from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Snorunt's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Ice Body, if hail is active Snorunt heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn; immunity to hail.

Icicle Crash is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Ice-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Ice Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Bite is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Snorunt
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Shadow Ball / Hex
- Round / Snore
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Snorunt (Ice Body)

Snorunt is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Snorunt from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Snorunt's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Ice Body, if hail is active Snorunt heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn; immunity to hail.

Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hex is a special 65-base power Ghost-type move (power doubles if the target has a status ailment).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Snorunt must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Snorunt this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Snorunt learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Frost Breath
60
90%
10
Always results in a critical hit.
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Powder Snow
40
100%
25
10% chance to freeze the foe(s).
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Icicle Crash
85
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the target.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Snorunt can perform in Sword/Shield. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SS Move and Ability Combos for Snorunt

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