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Snivy (Pokémon)

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Snivy
Grass Snake Pokémon
ツタージャ
Tsutarja
#495
Snivy

Snivy

Snivy

Snivy
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Contrary
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Snivy

Mega Snivy Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Grass
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 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
17.9 lbs. 8.1 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
#495
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#001/#001
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
28
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
F495.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Snivy (Japanese: ツタージャ Tsutarja) is a Grass-type Pokémon.

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

Along with Tepig and Oshawott, Snivy is one of three starter Pokémon of Unova available at the beginning of Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2.

Biology

Snivy is a bipedal, reptilian Pokémon with a slender build. Most of its body is green with a cream underside. A yellow stripe runs down the length of its back and tail, and it has yellow markings around its large eyes. Two curved yellow structures that resemble leaves or small wings protrude from its shoulders and bend backwards. Its slender arms have three fingers, while its tiny feet have no digits whatsoever. It has a large, palmate leaf with three prongs on the end of its tail. This tail is capable of performing photosynthesis, which allows Snivy to move more quickly. However, the tail will begin to droop when Snivy loses energy. This Pokémon has a calm, collected demeanor.

In the anime

Snivy in the anime

Major appearances

Trip's Snivy

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 in a battle they had.

Ash's Snivy

Ash's Snivy first appeared in Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!. She knows Attract, much to the dismay of Ash, who tried to catch her, but failed because most of his team was male. She was defeated by Pidove due to both of them having the same gender and Ash successfully captured her.

Other

Another Snivy appeared in New Places... Familiar Faces! as a starter Professor Juniper offered for Nanette. However, she chose Tepig instead.

Minor appearances

In A Connoisseur's Revenge! multiple Trainers' Snivy were seen at a Poké Mart.

A Snivy appeared in a fantasy in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

A Snivy appeared as a plush toy in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Cheren's Snivy
Main article: Amanda (Adventures)

Snivy is also featured along with the other starter Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga as one of the starter Pokémon 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. Snivy was given to Cheren by Bianca because she thought it resembled him.

Professor Cedric Juniper's Snivy was supposed to be given to new Trainers, but was liberated by N. Snivy went with N, and evolved into a Servine while with N, and was then given to White.

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

Main article: Monta's Serperior

Snivy is Monta's starter Pokémon in the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga, a "walkthrough comic" based on the Black and White games. It later evolved into its final form.

In the TCG

Main article: Snivy (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Snivy appears as a Pokémon released from a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U. When released, it uses Leaf Storm.

Game data

Snivy as seen in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

As the Player

Snivy appears as one of the player character in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. She is the daughter of Queen Serperior, which makes her Princess of the Arbor Area. Much to her mother's dismay, she is quite rambunctious, and prefers playing and getting dirty than being elegant and proper. Upon hearing of Pikachu and Oshawott's task to save the PokéPark, she helps them to open the portal in the Arbor Zone, on the condition that they take her with them.

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 They photosynthesize by bathing their tails in sunlight. When they are not feeling well, their tails droop.
Black 2 Being exposed to sunlight makes its movements swifter. It uses vines more adeptly than its hands.
White 2
Generation VI
X Being exposed to sunlight makes its movements swifter. It uses vines more adeptly than its hands.
Y They photosynthesize by bathing their tails in sunlight. When they are not feeling well, their tails droop.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town
Black 2 White 2
Starter Pokémon from Bianca in Aspertia City
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Playable Pokémon, Ivy Park, Magnagate dungeons, Moonlit Forest, Slumbering Cave,
Rusty Mountain (Mapless Street), Path of No Return
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope
Forest: Echo Valley, Trailhead Field
Pokémon Conquest Greenleaf

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Pokémon Center Tohoku Snivy Japanese Japan 5 December 4 to December 18, 2011

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Muscle Band Muscle Band (100%)

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 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:
V
 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 04545 100100% 25
1010 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
1313 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
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 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 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 06060 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 Solar Beam 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 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 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 TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantler
SkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
EkansArbokDunsparceSeviper Glare Normal Status 100% 30
OddishGloomTangelaRoseradeTangrowth Grassy Terrain Grass Status —% 10
Nidoran♂RhyhornMareep Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumBellossomRoseliaRoserade
CherubiCherrimLeafeon
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
UmbreonPatratWatchogMeowstic Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
LopunnyGlaceon Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
OddishGloomExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthChikorita
BayleefMeganiumSunkernSunfloraPhanpyLotad
TropiusPansagePansearPanpour
Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose
AbsolPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZorua
ZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellossom
BellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelChikoritaBayleefMeganium
TeddiursaUrsaringMawileRoseliaRoseradeCarnivine
MaractusFoongusAmoonguss
Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
Farfetch'dShiftryTropius Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Snivy 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 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white 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
  • 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 Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
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:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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.
PCP495.png HP: ★★ Move: Vine Whip
Attack: Ability 1: Overgrow
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Grass Cloak
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Instinct
Evolves into Servine when its Speed is 56 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Takamoto and Ujisato

Evolution

495Snivy.png
Unevolved
Snivy
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 17
496Servine.png
First evolution
Servine
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 36
497Serperior.png
Second evolution
Serperior
 Grass 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 495.png Spr b 5b 495.png Spr 5b2 495.png Spr b 5b 495.png
Spr 5b 495 s.png Spr b 5b 495 s.png Spr 5b 495 s.png Spr b 5b 495 s.png
Front Back Front Back
495MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Snivy images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

The three silhouettes on Pokémon Sunday
  • Snivy and the other Black and White starter Pokémon 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 the 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.
  • Snivy is the only Grass-type starter Pokémon that is not listed as the first Pokémon in its regional Pokédex, although it is still #001; this is because the Pokémon before it has a Pokédex number of #000. 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 stat total of all Grass-type starter Pokémon.
  • Snivy, along with Tepig and Oshawott, has the lowest base experience yield of all Pokémon, with 28.
  • Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott are the only starter Pokémon to evolve at an odd-numbered level: 17.

Origin

Snivy may be based on a variety of green vine snake species with a pointed snout, including Oxybelis fulgidus, Ahaetulla nasuta, and Ahaetulla prasina. Snivy's color scheme is similar to its species' possible namesake, the grass snake. The Pokémon's combination of snake- and lizard-like features is also similar to that of the Florida sand skink, a lizard that resembles a snake with small, stubby legs. The shape of its head, body, and the protrusions on its shoulders may be based on the bird of paradise or false bird of paradise flowers. Ken Sugimori has said that Snivy, Servine, and Serperior are based on French royalty, specifically mentioning the anime The Rose of Versailles as inspiration.

Name origin

Snivy is a combination of snake and ivy. It may also involve snide, sly, snark (a snide remark), or snicker (a sly or snide laugh).

Tsutarja may be a combination of ツタ tsuta (Japanese ivy) and 蛇 ja (snake).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ツタージャ Tsutarja From ツタ tsuta and ja
France Flag.png French Vipélierre From vipère and lierre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Snivy Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Serpifeu From the suborder Serpentes and Efeu
Italy Flag.png Italian Snivy Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 주리비얀 Juribiyan From 줄기 julgi and baem; essentially "vine snake"


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