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 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.
Snivy doesn't have any distinguished features that make it appear male or female.
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.
AnimeSnivy 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.
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.
Snivy is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
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Black2/White2 Exclusive Moves
- Snivy is one of the three Starter Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Black and Pokémon White along with Tepig and Oshawott.
- 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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