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Serperior (Pokémon)

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Janovy #496: Janovy
Pokémon
#498: Tepig Tepig
Serperior
ジャローダ Jalorda
#497
497Serperior.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Grass '
Category
Royal Pokémon
Abilities
Overgrow Antagonist
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#003
Regional Browser numbers
Height
10'10"
Imperial
3.3 m
Metric
Weight
138.9 lbs.
Imperial
63.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F497.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Ground and
Plant groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
3
Base Exp.: 238 Battle Exp.: 2381*

Serperior (Japanese: ジャローダ Jalorda) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Janovy starting at level 36. It is the final form of Snivy.

Biology

Physiology

Serperior is a primarily pale-green, snake-like Pokémon. Serperior has curled pale-green patterns on the sides of its face and snout, and small, pointed yellow extensions on the back of their heads. Its face and upper neck are white-colored, and curled, tendril-like darker green extensions spread out from the sides of its lower neck, forming a curling pattern lower down the body, resembling a fancy collar. It has narrow red eyes. The upper section of its body is dark green, and the lower pale green. Curled yellow patterns adorn its body, and a sprig-like feature of several leaves tip its tail. It has lost its legs completely, and now only has small, stubby hands.

Gender differences

None

Special abilities

Serperior is able to amplify sunlight inside its body. Its piercing stare can stop opponents in their tracks.

Behavior

Serperior holds its head high pretentiously while fighting. It doesn't take most opponents seriously, unless said opponent is particularly powerful.

Habitat

Diet

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Serperior (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black にらむだけで あいての うごきを とめてしまう。たいようエネルギーを たいないで ぞうふくさせる。
White あたまを たかく もちあげて あいてを いあつする。きょうてきと たたかう ときだけ ほんきを だす。
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Evolve Janovy
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 113
106 - 181 207 - 357
Total: 528   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Vine Whip Grass Physical 03535 100100% 15
00Start Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
044 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Vine Whip Grass Physical 03535 100100% 15
1010 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
1313 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1616 Leaf Tornado Grass Special 06565 09090% 10
2020 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
2424 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2828 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3232 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
3838 Coil Around Poison Status 0000 —% 20
4444 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
5050 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
5656 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100100% 10
6262 Leaf Storm Grass Special 140140 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Serperior obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Serperior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Serperior
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Serperior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Serperior

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingVulpixNinetalesMeowth
PersianStantlerSkittyDelcattyGlameowPurugly
PurrloinLiepardMinccinoCinccino
Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
EkansArbokDunsparceSeviper Glare Normal Status 90% 30
EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMeowth
PersianGrowlitheArcanineSeelDewgongRhyhorn
RhydonRhyperiorSentretFurretMareepFlaaffy
AmpharosZangooseSeviperPachirisuStunkySkuntank
PatratWatchogMinccinoCinccinoEmolga
Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumBellossomRoseliaRoserade
CherubiCherrimCherrimLeafeon
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
UmbreonPatratWatchog Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
LopunnyGlaceon Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomExeggcuteExeggutor
TangelaTangrowthChikoritaBayleefMeganiumPhanpy
DonphanPansageYanakkiePansearBaokkiePanpour
Hiyakkie
Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose
AbsolPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZeburaikaZorua
ZoroarkEmolgaBuffalon
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplume
BellossomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelChikoritaBayleef
MeganiumBellossomTeddiursaUrsaringMawileRoselia
RoseradeCarnivineMarakacchiTamagetakeMorobareru
Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
ShiftryTropius Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Serperior in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Serperior in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Serperior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Serperior

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Grass Oath Grass Special 50 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Frenzy Plant Grass Special 150 90% 5
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Serperior can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Serperior cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Serperior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Serperior

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Snivy
Unevolved
Snivy
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 17


Janovy
First evolution
Janovy
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Serperior
Second evolution
Serperior
 Grass 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 497.png Spr 5b 497.png Spr b 5b 497.png
Spr 5b 497 s.png Spr 5b 497 s.png Spr b 5b 497 s.png
Serperior For other sprites and images, please see Serperior images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Serperior is the tallest Pokémon introduced in Generation V, Grass-type Pokémon, and fully evolved starter Pokémon.
  • Serperior is the only Pokémon without legs in the same evolutionary line as a starter Pokémon.
  • Serperior, Daikenki and Emboar all share the same base stat total of 528.
  • Serperior's evolutionary line is the only starter evolutionary line to not learn any Ground-type moves, discounting Hidden Power.
  • Serperior shares the same species name as Slowking; the Royal Pokémon.
  • Serperior, along with Daikenki, are the only two fully evolved starters that cannot learn Earthquake.

Origin

Serperior is based on multiple species of non-venomous snakes and limbless lizards, such as the Green Vine Snake, the Emerald Tree Boa, the Royal Python or the snake-like Lialis burtonis. Its design was based on Strelitzias, most likely either the strelitzia juncea and/or the strelitzia reginae. Its appearence may have also been inspired by the Quetzalcoatl; a green, feathered serpent deity. Serperior's appearance may have been based on the acanthus leaf motifs used specially during the 18th century. It and its pre-evolutions were confirmed to have been inspired from European, specifically French, royalty. The fact that Serperior amplifies sunlight in its body, as stated in its Pokédex entry, may be an allusion to King Louis XIV, a famous French king who referred to himself as the "Sun King". Serperior's white face also alludes to the skin whitening fashion, mostly used by the European aristocracy in the 17th century. The fact that Serperior can seize opponents with its piercing stare makes a reference to the Basilisk, king of serpents in European legends. The plant-like appendages may bear a small resemblence to the cobra.

Name origin

Serperior is a combination of "serpent" and "superior". Jalorda is derived from "Ja", meaning snake, and lord.

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