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Snivy (Pokémon)

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Victini #494: Victini
Pokémon
#496: Janovy Janovy
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Snivy (disambiguation).
Snivy
ツタージャ Tsutarja
#495
495Snivy.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Grass '
Category
Grass Snake Pokémon
Abilities
Overgrow Antagonist
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#001
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
17.9 lbs.
Imperial
8.1 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F495.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
1
Base Exp.: 28 Battle Exp.: 281*

Snivy (Japanese: ツタージャ Tsutarja) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Janovy starting at level 17, which evolves into Serperior starting at level 36.

Along with Tepig and Oshawott, Snivy is one of the starter Pokémon of the Unova region, able to be chosen at the beginning of Pokémon Black and White.

Biology

Physiology

Snivy is a reptilian Grass-type Pokémon. Most of its body is green in coloration, while it has a cream-colored underside. A yellow stripe runs down the length of its back and tail, and it also has yellow markings around its large eyes. Yellow, curved structures protrude from its shoulders and bend backwards. These structures resemble leaves or small wings, as well as a fleur-de-lis when viewed from the back, and give Snivy the appearance of wearing a collar. In spite of being snake-like in appearance, it has fully-developed limbs. Its slender arms are the same green color as the rest of its body and have three fingers, while its tiny feet match its underside in coloration and have no digits whatsoever. It has a large, palmate leaf with three prongs on the end of its tail.

Gender differences

None

Special abilities

It absorbs energy in the sunlight to grow more powerful, which also sharpens its movements and agility.

Behavior

It is a smart Pokémon with a cool demeanor. It usually basks in the sun and undergoes photosynthesis with its tail, which droops when it loses energy.

Habitat

Mostly they live in tall grass in forests, or in trees.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Snivy in the anime

Major appearances

Trip's Snivy

Main article: Trip's Janovy

In In The Shadow of Zekrom!, Professor Juniper gave Trip a Snivy as his starter Pokémon. He was able to defeat Ash's Pikachu with Leaf Tornado.

Ash's Snivy

Main article: Ash's Snivy

Ash's Snivy first appeared in BW007. She knows Attract, much to the dismay of Ash, who tried to catch her with most of his team being male. She was defeated by Pidove due to both of them having the same gender and Ash successfully captured her.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW001 Snivy Trip's Pokédex Snivy, the Grass Snake Pokémon. Cool, calm, and collected, Snivy uses photosynthesis to collect energy with the leaf on its tail.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

The Unova Starters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Snivy is also featured along with the other starter Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga as one of the starters in Professor Juniper's lab. While talking on the phone to Fennel, Tepig spilled some Berry Juice on Snivy, causing it to fight with Tepig. Eventually Oshawott joined in on the commotion until the three starter Pokémon had managed to make a mess of her office, after which Juniper returned them to their Poké Balls, commenting that she was worried that the three might be too much for their future Trainers.

In the Pokémon Master Black & White manga

Snivy is Monta's starter Pokémon in the Pokémon Master Black & White manga, a "walkthrough comic" based on the Black and White games.

In the TCG

Main article: Snivy (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 It is very intelligent and calm. Being exposed to lots of sunlight makes its movements swifter.
White しっぽで たいようを あびて こうごうせいを する。げんきを なくすと しっぽが たれさがる。
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
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town
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: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 63
61 - 126 117 - 247
Total: 308   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
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
1919 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
2222 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2525 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
2828 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
3131 Coil Around Poison Status 0000 —% 20
3434 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3737 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
4040 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100100% 10
4343 Leaf Storm Grass Special 140140 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Snivy obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snivy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snivy
  • 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 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 TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
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 HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snivy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snivy

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 Snivy 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 Snivy in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snivy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snivy

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
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Snivy can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Snivy cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snivy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snivy

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 495.png Spr 5b2 495.png Spr b 5b 495.png
Spr 5b 495 s.png Spr 5b 495 s.png Spr b 5b 495 s.png
Snivy For other sprites and images, please see Snivy images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

The three silhouettes on Pokémon Sunday
  • Snivy and its fellow Black and White starters were first revealed as silhouettes on the May 9, 2010 episode of Pokémon Sunday. They were later revealed in full in the June 2010 issue of CoroCoro.
  • Shortly after its release, much like many other Generation V Pokémon newly introduced, Snivy received the fan-made moniker, "Smugleaf". This name was picked up on and published in an article on video gaming-focused blog Kotaku and later in an issue of Official Nintendo Magazine Australia and New Zealand, as well as its United Kingdom counterpart.
  • Ken Sugimori has said that Snivy's personality was meant to be similar to that of European (particularly French) royalty, specifically mentioning The Rose of Versailles anime as inspiration. The Rose of Versailles was also the inspiration for two characters of the day in the anime.
  • Snivy is the first Template:Type2 starter Pokémon that is not listed as the first Pokémon in its regional Pokédex, although it is still #001. It is also the only Grass-type starter Pokémon that is not the first Pokémon of its generation in National Pokédex order.
  • Snivy has the lowest base stats of all Grass-type starter Pokémon.
  • Snivy is the only Grass-type starter Pokémon not in the Monster Egg Group and the first to be classified in the Ground Egg Group.
  • Despite what its Pokédex entry for Black says, it cannot have the ability Chlorophyll.

Origin

Snivy may be based on Oxybelis fulgidus, a slender snake with a pointed head that inhabits Central America and South America. Its color scheme resembles Opheodrys aestivus, the North American grass snake that is likely the namesake of Snivy's species designation. The Pokémon's combination of snake- and lizard-like features is also similar to that of the skink, more specifically the Neoseps. Neoseps heavily resemble snakes but have small, stubby legs. Its head and general body shape, as well as its protrusions on its shoulders, may be based on the birds of paradise flowers or false birds of paradise.

Name origin

Snivy could possibly be a combination of snake, snide, sly and ivy. It may also come from snark, a snide remark, or snicker, a sly or snide laugh. Tsutarja is possibly derived from ツタ tsuta, Japanese ivy, and 蛇 ja, snake.

In other languages

Language Name Name Origin
French Vipélierre From vipère and lierre
German Serpifeu From the suborder Serpentes and Efeu
Korean 주리비얀 Juribiyan
Chinese 藤藤蛇 Téng Téng Shé From and


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