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Snorlax - Jungle, Legendary Coll.

Pojo's Average Rating -
Unlimited: 1.50 (based on 5 reviews)
Modified: 1.74
(based on 5 reviews)
Draft: 3.15
(based on 5 reviews)
Reviewed June 20, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


Snorlax was reduced from a rare holo to an uncommon in the LC set. Many players were confused by this change but if you stop to think about it, the one and only reason that WotC made this change was to prepare for Sealed play. Imaging getting a few packs of cards for sealed play and inside you find that two packs has 2 Drowzee and a Snorlax each. You instantly have a deck where you can continually put your opponent to sleep while not having to worry about your own Active Pokemon being affected by it. Or any other Special Condition! And remember, Special Conditions are King in Draft and Sealed.

Snorlax is not as good to play in Unlimited or Modified because it is so slow to power up. Also, Special Conditions are easier to get around, so you get less benefit from it. Still, it is nice to see it back in the game at Premiere events.

Unlimited: 1.5/5

Modified: 2.5/5

Draft: 3.75/5


Thursday: Snorlax

Stupid Fat GUY! =\ This guy had a big archetype made around him at one time, but now... it's time is over. The idea was to use long range status effects to stall out, but that really doesn't work anymore. Plus, pichu rains Dark Vile's parade. (And Snorlax's too)

Standard Rating: 2/5

Limited Rating: 4/5 (stall... stall... stall... ;x)

Croconaw88 Thursday: Snorlax

Snorlax the lard pokemon =D. In standard 90 HP and no status effects is very good. But its so prone to ER and SER you will almost never get 4 energys on it In Modified It's just way to slow and not enough damage. With weaknes to fighting again you will be Rogued.;/ Snorlax will just be Double Gusted and be a punching bag.

In Draft it's slightly better but is an energy hog. His power works good in Draft not being effected by speacial effects.

Standard 1/5

Modified 1/5

Draft 2/5

BigChuck01 Snorlax

Snorlax is pretty bad in Unlimited.  It will never get to attack vs a high removal deck, and resigns to a Mean Look with Sprout tower.  Naaaaaaasty retreat cost, and there are more Pichus than status effects in Unlimited, so the power is bad.  1.5/5.

In Modified, it's just a tad better because of no removals.  30 damage will get you nowhere fast.  Once again, a lot of Pichu.  1.7/5

In draft, this guy is good.  High HP, good power, and colorless attack.  Make him a first pick.  4/5.
sAvIoR Snorlax - The sleeping wonder. Snorlax has it's advantages and disadvantages. Advantages - Colorless attack costs, 90 HP, Can't be status's , Causes status. Disadvantages - Retreat, 4 energy to deal 30 + status, status is a flip. The card can be good with DCE and switch, or it's modified friend Ballon Berry. The bad thing with snorlax is that his attack costs 4, so he is very prone to energy removal and in modified, we have yet to see a reprinted DCE. I would almost be afraid to bench this card if I wasn't immediatly going to use it since it's gust bait, to allow opponent to power up in the time it sits there. There are some decks that have gone with this over time. A benched drowzee or dark gloom constantly having a chance to put opponent's active asleep or confuse them with no drawback (As long as snorlax is active). I guess if you added dark vileplume you'd have something decent going. 

Standed - 1.5 (Prone to ER, Ser, Gust)
Modified - 1.5 (Needs to much to pump)
Draft - 2 (It's a big body) is here to provide guidance to all Pokemon trainers out there.  Whether it's the Gameboy Game, N64 or the Trading Card Game, provides all the wisdom you desire. 

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