Snowy

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Snowy
シロン Shiron
Poké Ball
Lillie Snowy.png
Lillie's Vulpix
Egg obtained in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!
Egg obtained at Mount Lanakila
Hatches in Racing to a Big Event!
Caught in Getting to Know You!
Hatched at Pokémon School
Gender Female*
Ability Snow Cloak*
Current location With Lillie
Egg Vulpix
This Pokémon spent 5 episodes in its Egg.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Vulpix Unknown Emily Jenness

Snowy (Japanese: シロン Shiron) is an Alolan Vulpix who was raised by Lillie as an Egg and is the first Pokémon she obtained.

History

Snowy's Egg

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, Samson Oak revealed two Eggs to the students of the Pokémon School. While one Egg was received from his cousin from the Kanto region, the other was found on Mount Lanakila. He decided to give the class an assignment to raise one of the Eggs and offers to let them choose between the two. Mallow suggested that Lillie should choose one of the Eggs and raise it, as it would potentially help her get over her inability to touch Pokémon. Lillie agreed and chose the one from Mount Lanakila, as she preferred it over the other one. She would eventually name the Egg Snowy, a name it would retain once it hatched.

After class ended, Lillie and Ash traveled to Lillie's home in order to take care of the Egg. While they traveled, a wild Salandit managed to sneak onto Lillie's limousine in an attempt to attack the Egg. Later, when Lillie was alone in her room, the Salandit revealed itself and attacked the defenseless Egg. Despite her fear of Pokémon, Lillie instinctively shielded the Egg from harm, protecting it long enough for Ash and Hobbes to send Salandit flying. After Salandit ran away, Lillie realized that she had managed to touch the Egg without any trouble, but was still unable to touch regular Pokémon.

Snowy meeting a Ninetales in Kanto

In Racing to a Big Event!, the Egg hatched into an Alolan Vulpix. In the next episode, Samson Oak assigned the students to raise Snowy, and the students agreed that Lillie should keep it. Lillie caught Snowy despite her fear of Pokémon. On the day of its hatching, Lillie and Snowy spent much of the day bonding while walking in Hau'oli City. They went into a Malasada donut shop, where Lillie had Snowy try some different donuts. When they left the shop, they were challenged by Team Rocket. Snowy defended Lillie, first using Powder Snow to freeze a sidewalk to slow them down, then using Powder Snow to neutralize Mareanie's Sludge Bomb. When a second Sludge Bomb blew Snowy off a rooftop, Lillie jumped off after it and caught it. The two were saved by Ash's Rowlet with Leafage. Snowy then froze Team Rocket with Powder Snow, and they were taken away by Bewear. Lillie had no issue holding Snowy from that point on, though she was still afraid of other Pokémon.

In The Ol' Raise and Switch!, Professor Kukui tasked everyone with switching their partner Pokémon with somebody else and Snowy was given to Ash, whilst Pikachu went to Lillie. Snowy initially had trouble getting along with Ash, even refusing to eat the food offered to it. However, it eventually warmed up to him and agreed to do some battle training with him in order to surprise Lillie. When it came time to return the Pokémon to their proper owners, everybody was happy to learn that Lillie can now touch Pikachu after spending some time with him. As such, Ash decided to challenge Lillie to a battle, with him using Snowy against Lillie and Pikachu, to show how much stronger Snowy had become.

In When Regions Collide!, Lillie used Snowy alongside Togedemaru in a battle against Brock's Geodude. Geodude took no damage from Togedemaru's Zing Zap and knocked away Snowy's Powder Snow with a Gyro Ball Counter Shield.

In Family Determination!, Snowy was used alongside Gladion's Silvally to battle a Totem Kommo-o and several Jangmo-o and Hakamo-o. While Gladion fought Kommo-o, Snowy was able to fend off the Ally Pokémon with Powder Snow. It later froze the ground with Powder Snow, allowing Gladion to retrieve the Fairy Memory. This in turn allowed him to transform Silvally into a Fairy-type, enabling it to defeat Kommo-o.

In Rescuing the Unwilling!, Snowy joined Ash's Lycanroc against Lusamine's Clefable, which was under Nihilego's control. After Snowy knocked back Clefable with Powder Snow, Lillie reminded Clefable of the Clefairy doll they used to play with together, in order to free it from Nihilego's command. When Clefable began powering up a move, Lillie gestured Snowy and Lycanroc not to attack before freeing Clefable with a simple embrace.

In Getting a Jump on the Competition!, Ash and his classmates visited Mount Lanakila, where Snowy's Egg was found. Snowy ran off after sensing an Alolan Ninetales nearby, which led Lillie to meet Cerah and her Ninetales during a PokéSled Jump. After watching their display, Lillie and Snowy decided to participate in the Pokémon Sled Jump Games and learn Aurora Veil. After some intense training, Snowy was finally able to successfully perform Aurora Veil during the competition, resulting in a successful jump. However, despite their impressive performance, Lillie and Snowy were unable to win.

In Not Caving Under Pressure!, Snowy and Lillie helped a group of Alolan Sandshrew defeat a Tyranitar, which was trying to destroy their home. After emerging victorious, Sophocles gave Lillie an Ice Stone. Lillie attempted to use it on Snowy so it could evolve, but Snowy got scared and refused to. As a result, Lillie decided to hold on to the stone in case Snowy ever changed its mind.

In SM090, Snowy joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

Personality and characteristics

Snowy and Lillie

After Snowy first hatched, it was a very reserved Pokémon that didn't want to interact with anyone else but Lillie. When Ash tried to interact with it, it promptly froze him. Although it was newly hatched, it didn't hesitate to attack Team Rocket when they chased it, and it even froze them, despite Ash preparing to fight them himself with his Pikachu. By the end of Getting to Know You!, it warmed up to the Pokémon owned by its Trainer's friends and was willing to play with them. In The Ol' Raise and Switch!, it started to be more friendly and open towards other people after it had been with Ash over the weekend. It also started to develop a fondness for walks. Snowy has been supportive of its Trainer as seen in Night of a Thousand Poses! and Mission: Total Recall!, where after Lillie became scared of Pokémon again, Snowy remained near Lillie whilst keeping a distance until Lillie overcame her fear.

Snowy has also been shown to take the initiative, in order to help, even when its assistance isn't needed. For example, in Lulled to La-La Land!, Snowy blew a cold breath of air on a fire that had been created by Litten to cook a pot of curry; the breath ended up freezing the pot. This was also demonstrated in Mounting an Electrifying Charge!, when Ash, Kiawe, and Sophocles were only on fire due to their excitement for the upcoming Charjabug race. In SM030's Poké Problem, Snowy was also shown to have picked up some of Ash's habits, like his way of eating, as demonstrated when the Fox Pokémon quickly ate up the food Lillie gave to it. SM035's Poké Problem segment showed that Snowy dislikes spicy food. It is also suspectible to motion sickness, suffering airsickness while on an airplane in Alola, Kanto!.

Snowy appears to be afraid of the change associated with evolving. In Not Caving Under Pressure!, Snowy witnessed a Pokémon evolve for the first time, reacting with a stunned silence. When Lillie asked if it would like to evolve as well, Snowy retreated away from the Ice Stone, hiding behind Mallow's Steenee.

Moves used

Snowy Hail.png
Using Hail
Move First Used In
Powder Snow Getting to Know You!
Hail Getting a Jump on the Competition!
Aurora Veil Getting a Jump on the Competition!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves improvised

Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
Super Special Pokémon Fireworks.png Twirling with a Bang! Electroweb, Zing Zap, Discharge, Bubble Beam, Magical Leaf, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, and Powder Snow The Ultra Guardians' Pokémon
Description: (Japanese: 超特大ポケモン花火 Super Special Pokémon Fireworks) A combination move used by the Ultra Guardians' partner Pokémon and their Ride Pokémon. Pikachu launches Electroweb into the air, followed by Togedemaru and Charjabug adding to it by creating a makeshift Electroweb with Zing Zap and Discharge, respectively. Popplio, Steenee, Turtonator, and Charizard add to the combination with Bubble Beam, Magical Leaf, and a double Flamethrower, respectively. Flygon, Garchomp, and Altaria then use a triple Fire Blast, followed by Snowy's Powder Snow and Poipole's poison. Together, the moves make a giant spinning ferris wheel-shaped construction.

In the games

Ash's Classmates' Partner Pokémon

A Japanese event distributed an in-game representation of Lillie's Alolan Vulpix, along with Mallow's Steenee and Kiawe's Turtonator via serial code and local wireless. The serial codes were available at Æon stores in Japan from July 5 to 14, 2017, and could be used until July 24, 2017. The local wireless were available at Pokémon Center stores and Pokémon Stores in Japan from July 22 to August 13, 2017.

#037 Vulpix (シロン)
Alola Form
Cherish Ball Level 10 (met at level 1) 037Vulpix-Alola.png
Type:
Ice Unknown
Ability: Snow Cloak
Held item: Silk Scarf Silk Scarf
ID: 170705
OT: リーリエ
Met: the Pokémon animated show (fateful encounter)
Nature: Modest
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Powder Snow
Ice Special
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None None
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None None
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None None
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM serial code Japanese online July 5 to 24, 2017
SM local wireless all Pokémon Center stores, Japan
Pokémon Stores, Japan
July 22 to August 13, 2017
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Trivia

  • Snowy was implied to be Lillie's in the poster of the Sun & Moon series and in the first opening, where its Egg appeared briefly while being held by her.
  • Snowy is the first regional variant owned by a main character.
  • Snowy is the third Pokémon owned by a main character to have a nickname, after James's Growlie and Misty's Caserin.
  • Snowy is the only Pokémon that hatched from an Egg whose hatch and capture were featured in different episodes.
    • Snowy is also the only Pokémon in the anime to have received a nickname before hatching.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese シロン Shiron From 白 shiro (white) and コロンコロン koron koron (onomatopoeia for rolling)
English Snowy From snow
French Flocon From Flocon, snowflake
German Flöckchen From Schneeflocke, snowflake
Italian Bianchino From bianco (white) and the diminutive suffix -ino
Spanish Nivi*
Níveo*
From níveo (snowy)
Korean 하양이 Hayang-i From 하양 hayang (white) and the diminutive suffix 이 -i
Chinese (Mandarin) 白滾滾 Báigǔngǔn From 白 bái (white) and 滾滾 gǔngǔn (rolling)
Danish Snowy*
Snefnug*
Same as English name
Literally "snowflake"
Dutch Sneeuwvlok Literally "snowflake"
Finnish Viti From viti, archaic word meaning "freshly fallen white and dry snow"
Norwegian Snøfnugg Literally "snowflake"
Polish Śnieżka Literally "snowball"
Portuguese Floquinho*
Nevinha*
From floco de neve (snowflake) and the diminutive suffix -inho
From neve (snow) and the diminutive suffix -inha
Russian Снежок Snezhok Diminutive form of снег sneg (snow)
Swedish Snöflinga
Pudersnö*
Literally "snowflake"
Literally "powder snow", as in the move

References

  1. Omode's tweet (Japanese)

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Vulpix.



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