Victini < Snivy > Servine

Species Type
Grass Snake Pokémon Grass.png
Number Ability
#495 Overgrow
Height Weight
2' (0.6m) 17.9 lbs (8.1kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Servine
Egg Group Catch Rate
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 Speed Point

Snivy (ツタージャ) is the first Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Grass Type, and it is known as the Grass Snake Pokémon.

Snivy's Ability Overgrow powers up its Grass type moves when its HP is below a third. Snivy that come from the Dream World have access to the Contrary Ability. This Ability affects moves that change this Pokémon's Statistics. If a move was going to decrease its Statistics, such as Screech or Leaf Storm, its Statistics would increase; if a move was going to increase its Statistics, such as Coil, its Statistics would decrease.

Snivy evolves into Servine starting at level 17 and again into Serperior starting at level 36.

Snivy is in the Egg Groups Field and Grass, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Snivy 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Snivy resembles a walking snake - almost entirely green, aside from its underside. Snivy also has yellow eyelids and a yellow leaf-collar. Snivy has a jagged and very large leaf on the tip of its tail.

Gender Differences

Snivy doesn't have any distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

Game Information

Original Games

Snivy is a Starter Pokémon that can be obtained at the start of the game in Nuvema Town in Black and White. Snivy is also a Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2.

Spin-Off Games

In PokéPark 2: Worlds Beyond Snivy is one of the four Pokémon that the player controls throughout the course of the game; the other three being Tepig, Oshawott and Pikachu.

Snivy also appears as a playable character in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, alongside Pikachu, Tepig, Oshawott, and Axew.

Trading Card Game

Two Snivy cards are listed as Common Cards in the Black&White set. Seven other Snivy Cards are listed as Promo cards: five are Black & White Promo Cards (three in Japanese, two in English), a McDonalds Promo and a Journey Friends Promo in Japan.

Anime/Manga Information


Snivy appears in the first episode of Pokémon Black and White in the episode In the Shadow of Zekrom! as one of the three Starter Pokémon offered to new trainer, and Ash's new rival, Trip. Snivy is chosen by Trip and soon battles Ash's Pikachu.
Trip's Snivy
Trip and Snivy make a good team from the get-go.

Snivy is very arrogant, with Ash commenting that he seems to have a lot of confidence.

Ash catches his own Snivy in the episode Snivy Plays Hard to Catch! who is battle ready and very tough, only willing to be caught when she sees that Ash is not only a capable trainer, but also compassionate towards his Pokémon and willing to take a hit for them when in trouble.


Ash's Snivy appears in both versions of of Pokémon Movie 14.


Snivy's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Snivy is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Black/White Only One Starter Pokémon received in Nuvema Town
Black 2/White 2 Only One Starter Pokémon

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 N/A
Pearl N/A
Platinum N/A
HeartGold N/A
SoulSilver N/A
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 Being exposed to sunlight makes its movements swifter. It uses vines more adeptly than its hands.
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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 200 294 .
85 95 189 207
103 115 209 229
Sp. Atk
85 95 189 207
Sp. Def
103 115 209 229
117 131 225 247


Via Level-up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
4 Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
7 Vine Whip Grass.gif 35 100 Physical.png
10 Wrap Normal.gif 15 90 Physical.png
13 Growth Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
16 Leaf Tornado Grass.gif 65 90 Other.png
22 Mega Drain Grass.gif 40 100 Physical.png
25 Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png
28 Leaf Blade Grass.gif 90 100 Physical.png
31 Coil Poison.gif N/A N/A Other.png
34 Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
37 Wring Out Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
40 Gastro Acid Poison.gif N/A 100 Other.png
43 Leaf Storm Grass.gif 140 90 Special.png


TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.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
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png

By Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Captivate Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Natural Gift Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Glare Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Magical Leaf Grass.gif 60 -- Special.png
Sweet Scent Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Mirror Coat Psychic.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Mean Look Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png

By Move Tutor

All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Grass Pledge Grass.gif 50 100 Special.png

Black2/White2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Gastro Acid Poison.gif -- 100 Other.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Synthesis Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png

By Pokémon Center Event (Japan)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Synthesis Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Aromatherapy Grass.gif -- -- Other.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 17
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 36


  • Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott were first revealed as silhouettes on the May 9, 2010's Pokémon Sunday episode. The starter trio were later revealed in full in the June 2010 issue of CoroCoro.

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