Seviper (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Seviper (disambiguation).
Seviper
Fang Snake Pokémon
ハブネーク
Habunake
#336
Seviper



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Shed Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
Infiltrator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
8'10" 2.7 m
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Weight
115.7 lbs. 52.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
165
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
160
V+
Leveling rate
Fluctuating
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
1
Atk
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Def
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Speed
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Footprint
F336.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
70
External Links

Seviper (Japanese: ハブネーク Habunake) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is well known for its ongoing feud against Zangoose.

Biology

Seviper is a serpentine Pokémon that is usually depicted scrunched up like an accordion. It is mostly black, but has several markings on its body. It has yellow hexagon markings that run from its head to its tail, small yellow bumps where it touches the ground, and various purple scar-like marks. It has elongated red fangs that protrude from its upper jaw and fierce red eyes. Its tail is partially red and has a blade-like shape. Seviper sharpens its tail on rocks, and can use it for its former signature move, Poison Tail.

Seviper wraps around its opponents to make them unable to move. Its tail and fangs are venomous, and are used for striking and poisoning prey or enemies. It has been bitter enemies with Zangoose for many generations. It lives in grasslands and savannas.

In the anime

In the main series

Seviper in the anime

Major appearances

Jessie's Seviper

Seviper debuted in A Tail with a Twist, where Jessie caught it. It became Jessie's main battling partner, replacing her Arbok. Jessie eventually left Seviper at Team Rocket Headquarters when she headed to the Unova region so they wouldn't attract attention by using Pokémon not from Unova.

Lucy's Seviper

In Queen of the Serpentine, Lucy first used a Seviper to fight off Team Rocket, during which it clashed against Jessie's own Seviper. It was then used to battle Ash's Donphan at the Battle Pike, and it lost.

Other

In Saving Braviary!, Schwarz sent out a Seviper after he and Weiss caught N getting away with Braviary. It was then used to battle Ash and his friends, and it was eventually defeated in a battle by Iris's Excadrill.

In Defending the Homeland!, multiple Seviper were among Florges's minions that were ordered to attack Goodra's homeland. Two of them reappeared in Beyond the Rainbow!, Master Class is in Session!, and Till We Compete Again!.

Minor appearances

A Seviper appeared in a flashback in Pace - The Final Frontier!.

A Seviper appeared in a flashback in Good Friends, Great Training!.

In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, a Trainer's Seviper participated in the Battle Frontier Flute Cup, only to be defeated by Pikachu.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG008 Seviper Ash's Pokédex Seviper, the Fang Snake Pokémon. Seviper is known for its angry disposition, immobilizing its opponents by wrapping its body around them.
AG048 Seviper Nicholai's Pokédex Seviper, the Fang Snake Pokémon. Seviper shares a generations-long feud with Zangoose. Its sword-like tail can slash foes and douse them with poison.

In the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Seviper in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, a female Team Plasma Grunt's Seviper was ordered to attack Nate, Hugh, and Cheren with Bite aboard the Plasma Frigate. However, Nate's Arcanine intercepted with its own Bite before Hugh's Samurott attacked it with Ice Beam.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~ manga

A Seviper appeared in ANL3, under the ownership of a Team Plasma Grunt.

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

A Seviper appeared in PDP15.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Lucy's Seviper

In Trying to Trounce Torchic, a wild Seviper attacked Ruby and Sapphire after the latter took him to her Secret Base. Her Torchic, Chic, was able to put it down for the time being with its Ember barrage, but it rose back up after Sapphire fainted from an earlier wound. Ruby, seeing that there was no one around to see him fight, knocked it out cold with his last resort Pokémon before leaving Sapphire a letter and a change of clothes.

Another wild Seviper appeared in On the Loose and Hyper with Zangoose and Seviper I and On the Loose and Hyper with Zangoose and Seviper II where it broke Ruby's Poké Balls in unison with a wild Zangoose. The then-uncaptured Feefee was able to take them both out, resulting in it being forced into his team (which provided a sharp contrast between the well-groomed Nana and Kiki, and Mumu and itself).

As in the games, Pike Queen Lucy uses a Seviper as her main Pokémon, which was able to defeat two rental Pokémon in an exhibition match, and later fought Emerald before losing. She first appeared in Swanky Showdown with Swalot.

A Seviper caught by Crystal and lent to Emerald for his Battle Pike challenge appeared in a fantasy in Moving Past Milotic.

A Team Plasma Grunt's Seviper was seen in PS547.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS183 Its sword-like tail can slash and emit poison at the enemy. It has a long-lasting feud with the Zangoose.*

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Main article: Lucy's Seviper

Lucy used a Seviper during her battle with Enta in The Predestined Battle!.

In the TCG

Main article: Seviper (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#124
Kanto
#—
Ruby Seviper shares a generations-long feud with Zangoose. The scars on its body are evidence of vicious battles. This Pokémon attacks using its sword-edged tail.
Sapphire Seviper's swordlike tail serves two purposes - it slashes foes and douses them with secreted poison. This Pokémon will not give up its long-running blood feud with Zangoose.
Emerald Seviper and Zangoose are eternal rivals. It counters a Zangoose's dazzling agility with its swordlike tail, which also oozes a horrible poison.
FireRed It sharpens its swordlike tail on hard rocks. It hides in tall grass and strikes unwary prey with venomous fangs.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond For many generations, it has feuded with Zangoose. It whets its bladed tail on rocks for battle.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold In battle, it uses its bladed tail to counter any Zangoose. It secretes a deadly venom in its tail.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #187
Black For many generations, it has feuded with Zangoose. It whets its bladed tail on rocks for battle.
White
Black 2 Constant polishing makes the edge of the blade on its tail extremely sharp. It's Zangoose's archrival.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #006
Hoenn
#129
X In battle, it uses its bladed tail to counter any Zangoose. It secretes a deadly venom in its tail.
Y Constant polishing makes the edge of the blade on its tail extremely sharp. It's Zangoose's archrival.
Omega Ruby Seviper shares a generations-long feud with Zangoose. The scars on its body are evidence of vicious battles. This Pokémon attacks using its sword-edged tail.
Alpha Sapphire Seviper's swordlike tail serves two purposes—it slashes foes and douses them with secreted poison. This Pokémon will not give up its long-running blood feud with Zangoose.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Trade
Sapphire
Route 114
Emerald
Route 114
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 208, 210 (Sapphire)
Platinum
Routes 208, 210 (Sapphire)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Route 11, Village Bridge
Black 2 White 2
Routes 7 and 11, Village Bridge
Routes 7 and 23 (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8, Friend Safari (Poison)
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Route 114
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Plains (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 20, Endless Level 41, Forever Level 41, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Freeze (13F-15F), Northern Range (20F-24F), Murky Cave (1F-5F), Joyous Tower (62F-69F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crystal Cave (B1F-B7F)
MD Sky
Crystal Cave (B1F-B7F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Slithering Trains, Entranceway: A Fateful Showdown!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Fr
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#4)
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Meteorite Parkland (All Areas)
Generation VII
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Lucy's)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire Promotion Seviper English United States 30 July 10 to 11, 2004
RS Pokémon Center New York Campaign 4 Seviper English United States 18 August 7 to 13, 2004
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fifth Campaign Seviper Japanese Japan 10 March 21 to April 9, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
X Y Persim Berry Persim Berry (100%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Shed Shell Shed Shell (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
73
133 - 180 256 - 350
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
458
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
16/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Seviper's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS336.png PinRSani336.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani336.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.2%
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Go with Zangoose? Sorry, I don't do that!
26%-50% HP Shoot... My health's been cut to half already?
1%-25% HP It's hopeless... My bladed tail is losing its edge...
Level up There, I leveled up! I hate losing to Zangoose!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 336.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT336.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#271
Shuffle336.png

Eject
Removes one non-Support Pokémon icon without fail.
Skill Swapper: Toxic Stress
Pokémon GO
GO336.png Base Stamina: 177 Base Attack: 196 Base Defense: 118
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Poison Jab, Iron Tail
Charged Attacks: Poison Fang, Crunch, Wrap

Evolution

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Unevolved
Seviper
 Poison 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 336.png Spr b 3r 336.png Spr 3e 336.png Spr b 3r 336.png Spr 3r 336.png Spr b 3r 336.png
Spr 3r 336 s.png Spr b 3r 336 s.png Spr 3e 336 s.png Spr b 3r 336 s.png Spr 3r 336 s.png Spr b 3r 336 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 336.png Spr b 4d 336.png Spr 4d 336.png Spr b 4d 336.png Spr 4d 336.png Spr b 4h 336.png
Spr 4d 336 s.png Spr b 4d 336 s.png Spr 4d 336 s.png Spr b 4d 336 s.png Spr 4d 336 s.png Spr b 4d 336 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 336.png Spr b 5b 336.png Spr 5b 336.png Spr b 5b2 336.png
Spr 5b 336 s.png Spr b 5b 336 s.png Spr 5b 336 s.png Spr b 5b2 336 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 336.png Spr b 6x 336.png Spr 6x 336.png Spr b 6x 336.png
Spr 6x 336 s.png Spr b 6x 336 s.png Spr 6x 336 s.png Spr b 6x 336 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 336.png Spr b 7s 336.png Spr 7s 336.png Spr b 7s 336.png
Spr 7s 336 s.png Spr b 7s 336 s.png Spr 7s 336 s.png Spr b 7s 336 s.png
Front Back Front Back
336MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Seviper images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In an infamous Pokémon Trainer's Choice, Seviper was incorrectly claimed to be an evolved form of Arbok.
  • Seviper and its rival Zangoose share several characteristics, such as being in the Field Egg Group, residing in the same Friend Area, and being the only two Pokémon with a base stat total of 458.
    • Seviper and Zangoose also have the exact opposite Experience group, with Seviper being in the Fluctuating group and Zangoose being in the Erratic group.
  • Seviper is the only pure Poison type to not have an evolutionary relative.

Origin

Seviper is based on a viper; specifically, the habu, a type of venomous snake that was often pitted against mongooses in roadside shows. This practice is now considered inhumane and is rarely seen today. Aside from its scars, the shape of its color pattern resembles that of the elegant pitviper. The rivalry it shares with Zangoose is based on the relationship between mongooses and snakes.

Name origin

Seviper is a combination of sever (to cut and detach) or severe (intense) and viper.

Habunake is a combination of 波布 habu and snake.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ハブネーク Habunake From 波布 habu and snake
France Flag.png French Séviper Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Seviper Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Vipitis From Viper and Bitis
Italy Flag.png Italian Seviper Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 세비퍼 Seviper Transliteration of English name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 飯匙蛇 / 饭匙蛇 Fànchí​shé Means "Spoon-shaped snake"


Related articles

External links


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