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.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

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.

[edit] Gender Differences

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

[edit] Game Information

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

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.

[edit] Movies

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

[edit] Manga

Snivy's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

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

[edit] Area Locations

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

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond N/A
IV Pokémon Pearl N/A
IV Pokémon Platinum N/A
IV Pokémon HeartGold N/A
IV Pokémon SoulSilver N/A

V Pokémon Black It is very intelligent and calm. Being exposed to lots of sunlight makes its movements swifter.
V Pokémon White They photosynthesize by bathing their tails in sunlight. When they are not feeling well, their tails droop.
V Pokémon Black 2 Being exposed to sunlight makes its movements swifter. It uses vines more adeptly than its hands.
V Pokémon White 2 Being exposed to sunlight makes its movements swifter. It uses vines more adeptly than its hands.

VI Pokémon X Being exposed to sunlight makes its movements swifter. It uses vines more adeptly than its hands.
VI Pokémon Y They photosynthesize by bathing their tails in sunlight. When they are not feeling well, their tails droop.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 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

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-up

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM12 Taunt Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM20 Safeguard Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM33 Reflect Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM41 Torment Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.png 90 100 Special
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical

[edit] By Breeding

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

[edit] By Move Tutor

[edit] All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Grass Pledge Grass.png 50 100% Special

[edit] Black2/White2 Exclusive Moves

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

[edit] By Pokémon Center Event (Japan)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Synthesis Grass.png -- --% Status
Aromatherapy Grass.png -- --% Status

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Snivy Servine Serperior
Level 17 -- Level 36

[edit] Trivia

  • 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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