Snover < Abomasnow > Weavile
Species Type
Frost Tree Pokémon Ice.gif Grass.gif
Number Ability
#460 Snow Warning
Height Weight
7’3" (2.2 m) 298.7 lbs. (135.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50 Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Snover None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster/Grass 60
Tier EV Yield
NU 1 Attack Point
1 Special Attack Point

Abomasnow (ユキノー) is the 143rd Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Grass/Ice Type, and is known as the Frost Tree Pokémon.

Abomasnow uses the Snow Warning Ability. This Ability summons a hailstorm whenever it enters battle, and this hailstorm will continue until another weather changing move is used or a Pokémon with a weather-summoning Ability enters battle. A second Ability is available to Abomasnow from the Dream World, the Soundproof Ability. This Ability gives it an immunity to moves that are sound-based.

Snover can evolve into Abomasnow at Level 40.

Abomasnow is in the Egg Groups Monster and Grass, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Abomasnow 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Abomasnow takes on the appearance of a cross between a Sasquatch and a winter-based plant form that was come to life. Its fur is green on its appendages and tail.

Gender Differences

The fur on the chest of a Male Abomasnow is thinner than the chest fur of a Female Abomasnow.

Game Information

Original Games

Snover can be found at the Top of Mt. Coronet in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. The only way to obtain an Abomasnow in Heart Gold and Soul Silver is to evolve a Snover.

In Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 the only way to get an Abomasnow is to transfer one from a Generation IV game, or evolve a Dream World Snover.

Spin-Off Games

Abomasnow appears at Hidden Land 1F-15F & I1F-8F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Abomasnow is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Forest 7F-18F.

Abomasnow can be found at The Ice Lake in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but the Field Assist Slam Lv. 3 is required to wake it up. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Abomasnow appears at the Mountainside Top section of Mt. Sorbet in the Present, and in the Ice Temple mission "Don't Look Back! Run Through the Path" by clearing the mission with an S Rank.

Abomasnow makes an appearance at World Axle Glacier B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Abomasnow is listed as a Rare Card in the Mysterious Treasures and Stormfront sets.

Anime/Manga Information


Candice would use an Abomasnow in a Gym Battle against Ash during the episode Sliding Into Seventh. It would easily dispatch Staraptor and Grotle before being defeated by Chimchar, winning the match.


Wild Abomasnow make an appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Zoroark: Master of Illusions, along with the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Great Ice Adventure."


Candice's Abomasnow would save Lady Platinum Berlitz after she fainted from the cold conditions whilst en route to Snowpoint City. Abomasnow would later be used in Platinum's Gym Battle against Candice, losing to a Jump Kick from Lopunny.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Abomasnow resides in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. While Snow Warning's nerf and the introduction of its Mega Evolution hurt base form Abomasnow quite a bit in terms of viability, it still excels in the lower tiers. That is because it has a great offensive typing with a high powered STAB in Blizzard which is 100% accurate under hail and decent mixed attacking capabilities. This makes it a tough Pokémon to wall and a great Pokémon to break through defensive cores due to its general unpredictability. Snow Warning can chip away at other Pokémon, negate Leftovers recovery, and break Focus Sashes. Abomasnow can shut down weather sweepers like Ludicolo if it gets the opportunity to switch in. Its best set is a mixed Life Orb attacker set with Blizzard, Giga Drain, and Earthquake that can be very threatening against opposing threats while having priority in Ice Shard. Another viable set is a Swords Dance set that can do significant damage while having a good priority attack to work with in Ice Shard. However, Abomasnow has numerous weaknesses to common attacking types which makes it difficult to fit on certain teams. It also suffers in regards to not being a very good Water-type check as Scald burns are an extreme nuisance for it and offensive Water-types like Samurott, Floatzel, and Kabutops have super effective coverage against Abomasnow. It also does not have a great Speed stat which can make it easy to revenge kill.

Abomansow is also viable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. Even though it is not as good as its Mega Evolution was when it was a domineering force in the tier, Abomasnow manages to do well for itself as a wallbreaker. With a 100% accurate Blizzard and Grass STAB to hit Water-types, Abomasnow has a great offensive typing that makes it difficult to wall. It has some great coverage options in Focus Blast and Earthquake to hit Fire and Steel-types hard. Abomasnow also has a wonderful priority attack in Ice Shard that can come in handy when in certain situations. With proper support, Abomasnow can be a very difficult Pokémon for opposing teams to deal with and can punch through holes. However, it can be dead weight without good support as it has numerous common weaknesses due to its awful defensive typing.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl 20% Mt. Coronet: Snow Area
Mt. Coronet: Top
Platinum 20% (Night) Mt. Coronet: Snow Area
Mt. Coronet: Top
Platinum 20% (Morning & Day) Mt. Coronet: Snow Area
Mt. Coronet: Top
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Snover
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
IV Diamond It whips up blizzards in mountains that are always buried in snow. It is the abominable snowman.
Pearl It blankets wide areas in snow by whipping up blizzards. It is also known as "The Ice Monster."
Platinum They appear when snow flowers bloom. When the petals fall, they return to places unknown again.
HeartGold It lives a quiet life on mountains that are perpetually covered in snow. It hides itself by whipping up blizzards.
SoulSilver It lives a quiet life on mountains that are perpetually covered in snow. It hides itself by whipping up blizzards.
V Black They appear when snow flowers bloom. When the petals fall, they return to places unknown again.
White They appear when snow flowers bloom. When the petals fall, they return to places unknown again.
Black 2 They appear when snow flowers bloom. When the petals fall, they return to places unknown again.
White 2 They appear when snow flowers bloom. When the petals fall, they return to places unknown again.
VI X It blankets wide areas in snow by whipping up blizzards. It is also known as "The Ice Monster."
Y It lives a quiet life on mountains that are perpetually covered in snow. It hides itself by whipping up blizzards.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 290 384 .
170 189 283 311
139 155 249 273
Sp. Atk
170 189 283 311
Sp. Def
157 175 269 295
112 125 219 240


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Start Powder Snow Ice.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Razor Leaf Grass.gif 55 95 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
13 Grasswhistle Grass.gif N/A 55 Other.png
17 Swagger Ice.gif N/A 90 Other.png
21 Mist Ice.gif N/A N/A Other.png
26 Ice Shard Ice.gif 40 100 Physical.png
31 Ingrain Grass.gif N/A N/A Other.png
36 Wood Hammer Grass.gif 120 100 Physical.png
47 Blizzard Ice.gif 120 70 Special.png
58 Sheer Cold Ice.gif ?? 30 Special.png


TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM79 Frost Breath Ice.gif 60 90 Special.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Leech Seed Grass.gif -- 90 Other.png
Magical Leaf Grass.gif 60 -- Special.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Growth Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mist Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
Stomp Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Skull Bash Normal.gif 100 100 Physical.png
Avalanche Ice.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Natural Gift Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Bullet Seed Grass.gif 25 100 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Synthesis Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves


Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 40

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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