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Snover (Pokémon)

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Mantyke #458: Mantyke
Pokémon
#460: Abomasnow Abomasnow
Snover
Frost Tree Pokémon
ユキカブリ
Yukikaburi
#459
Snover

Snover

Snover

Snover
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Ice
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Snow Warning Cacophony
Cacophony
Soundproof
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Snover

Mega Snover Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Grass
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
111.3 lbs. 50.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#459
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#142
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#088
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-211
Almia
R-257/N-151
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
131
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
67
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F459.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Snover (Japanese: ユキカブリ Yukikaburi) is a dual-type Grass/Ice Pokémon.

It evolves into Abomasnow starting at level 40.

Biology

Male Snover growing Snoverberries in the anime

Snover is a creature with a white upper body and brown lower body that resembles a snow-covered tree. It will be two-thirds brown if male and two-thirds white if female. It has green eyes and three points on top of its head. Its feet and green tail are stubby, and there are two green spikes that resemble pinecones on its back. Five cones form its hand: a large central cone with four smaller cones around it. Edible white berries grow along Snover's midsection. Snover lives on snowy peaks in warm seasons, but migrates lower as the weather cools. A curious Pokémon, it often approaches people and can be found inspecting footprints in the snow.

In the anime

Female Snover in the anime

Major appearances

Snover made its debut in Pikachu's Exploration Club. Dawn's Piplup and Ash's Aipom bump into one while wandering around in a cave and it went on a rampage.

A talking Snover appeared in Pikachu's Ice Adventure!.

A male Snover appeared in The Lonely Snover where it wanted to be friends with Ash and his friends.

A female Snover was used by Candice to battle Ash in Sliding Into Seventh!.

Minor appearances

A Snover also appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior as one of the many Pokémon attempting to stop a glacier from destroying Gracidea.

A male Snover appeared in Challenging a Towering Figure!.

A Snover appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP121 Snover Ash's Pokédex Snover, the Frost Tree Pokémon. Snover live mainly on snowy mountains with little human contact, but are known to approach people out of curiosity.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Snover in Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga, Ash and Nurse Joy rescue an injured Snover in Hurry Up! Dawn's Pinch!!.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Candice has a collection of ice Pokémon in her Gym that includes multiple Snover, but the only one she uses in battle is the one that fought Platinum's Empoleon, which also happens to be the only one she caught. It was seemingly defeated by the penguin's Metal Claw, but managed to launch a Seed Bomb that landed on Empoleon's head, fainting it and resulting in a tie.

In the TCG

Main article: Snover (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage, a Snover can be seen on the Ice terrain.

Trophy Information

"A Frost Tree Pokémon. It lives in snowy mountains and resembles a wintry peak. In the spring it grows berries that resemble ice candies. In battle it causes a storm to appear, hides itself in fog, and then creates and launches a ball of ice as a preemptive strike. It evolves into Abomasnow."

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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 It lives on snowy mountains. Having had little contact with humans, it is boldly inquisitive.
Pearl In the spring, it grows berries with the texture of frozen treats around its belly.
Platinum Seemingly curious about people, they gather around footsteps they find on snowy mountains.
HeartGold During cold seasons, it migrates to the mountain's lower reaches. It returns to the snow-covered summit in the spring.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Seemingly curious about people, they gather around footsteps they find on snowy mountains.
White
Black 2 Seemingly curious about people, they gather around footsteps they find on snowy mountains.
White 2
Generation VI
X During cold seasons, it migrates to the mountain's lower reaches. It returns to the snow-covered summit in the spring.
Y In the spring, it grows berries with the texture of frozen treats around its belly.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 216 and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Mt. Coronet (peak)
Platinum
Routes 216 and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Mt. Coronet (peak)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pokéwalker
Icy Mountain Rd.
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Route 17, Friend Safari (Ice)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Mt. Sorbet
Ice Temple
My Pokémon Ranch Random trade with Hayley *
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Glacier: World Axle - B2F

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl NeverMeltIce NeverMeltIce (5%)
Platinum
Ranch Babiri Berry Babiri Berry (100%)
X Y Never-Melt Ice Never-Melt Ice (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 62
60 - 125 116 - 245
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 62
60 - 125 116 - 245
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 334   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
099 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
1313 Grass Whistle Grass Status 0000 05555% 15
1717 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
2121 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
2626 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
3131 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
3636 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120120 100100% 15
4141 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
4646 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Snover obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snover
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snover
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 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 Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
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 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 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 09090 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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snover
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snover
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
AmauraAurorusBergmiteAvalugg Avalanche Ice Physical 60 100% 10
ExeggcuteHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunflora Bullet Seed Grass Physical 25 100% 30
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurCuboneMarowakAron
LaironAggronBergmiteAvalugg
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsprout
WeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedot
NuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropius
CherubiCherrimCarnivineSnivyServineSerperior
CottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoongussPhantump
Trevenant
Growth Normal Status —% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloomRoselia
CacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotleTorterraCherubi
CherrimSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicott
PhantumpTrevenant
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumBellossomRoseliaRoserade
TropiusCherubiCherrim
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
OddishGloomTangelaTangrowthChikoritaBayleef
MeganiumLotadLombreLudicoloTropius
Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
BulbasaurExeggutorSunkernShroomishBreloom Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseBergmiteAvalugg Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
ExeggutorLickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
WhismurLoudredExploudTropiusTyruntTyrantrum
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Snover in Generation VI
  • 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 Snover in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snover
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snover
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Snover can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Snover cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snover
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snover
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP459.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ice  Poké Assist: Ice PA.png
( Ice )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It attacks by launching leaves and hurling hunks of ice.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ice  Ice Assist.png
( Ice )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It shoots hunks of ice that make Pokémon Stopped.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

459Snover.png
Unevolved
Snover
 Grass  Ice 
Rare Candy
Level 40
460Abomasnow.png
First evolution
Abomasnow
 Grass  Ice 

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
Spr 4d 459 m.png Spr 4p 459 m.png Spr 4p 459 m.png Spr b 4d 459 m.png
Spr 4d 459 f.png Spr 4p 459 f.png Spr 4p 459 f.png Spr b 4d 459 f.png
Spr 4d 459 m s.png Spr 4p 459 m s.png Spr 4p 459 m s.png Spr b 4d 459 m s.png
Spr 4d 459 f s.png Spr 4p 459 f s.png Spr 4p 459 f s.png Spr b 4d 459 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 459 m.png Spr 5b 459 m.png Spr b 5b 459 m.png
Spr 5b 459 f.png Spr 5b 459 f.png Spr b 5b 459 f.png
Spr 5b 459 m s.png Spr 5b 459 m s.png Spr b 5b 459 m s.png
Spr 5b 459 f s.png Spr 5b 459 f s.png Spr b 5b 459 f s.png
Snover For other sprites and images, please see Snover images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Snover is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 334.
  • No other Pokémon share the same type combination as Snover and its evolution Abomasnow.

Origin

Snover appears to have been based on the daikon radish, also known as the winter radish, which are traditionally harvested and eaten during the winter. It's also possible that Snover was made to resemble a snow-covered fir tree. Its 'hat' resembles the kanji for mountain (山) which originates from a pictogram of three mountain peaks.

Name origin

Snover may be a combination of snow and clover or cover (as in covered with snow). Alternatively, it may be a shortening of the phrase "snowed over".

Yukikaburi is a combination of 雪 yuki (snow) and 頭 kaburi (head). Alternatively, it may also derive from 蕪菁 kabu (turnip) or 被せる kabuseru (to cover).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ユキカブリ Yukikaburi From 雪 yuki (snow) and 頭 kaburi (head). Alternatively, it may also derive from 蕪菁 kabu (turnip) or 被せる kabuseru (to cover).
France Flag.png French Blizzi From blizzard and petit
Spain Flag.png Spanish Snover Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Shnebedeck From Schnee and bedeckt
Italy Flag.png Italian Snover Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 눈쓰개 Nunsseugae From nun and 쓰개 sseugae


External links

Mantyke #458: Mantyke
Pokémon
#460: Abomasnow Abomasnow


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