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Type Poison  
Species Fang Snake Pokémon
Abilities Shed Skin
Infiltrator (DW)
Zangoose ← 336 → Lunatone
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 124 Sinnoh N/A
Unova 187 Coastal Kalos 006
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
ハブネーク Habuneiku
Generation III
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
115.7 lbs. 52.5 kg 8'10" 2.7 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Black Field
Shape Footprint

Seviper (Japanese: ハブネーク Habuneiku) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is famous for its rivalry with Zangoose.


Seviper is a purplish Pokémon with golden "plates" on its body. both of its fangs are red but on side of its face is light purple while the other side is a darker purplish color. It's eyes are also red and the also have gold "plates" on them.

Special abilities

Seviper has the ability Shed Skin and the hidden ability Infiltrator. Shed Skin may have a 30% chance of curing a stat aliment. Infiltrator prevents the effects of Light Screen, Reflect, or Safeguard.


Seviper does not evolve.

In the anime

Main article: Jessie's Seviper
Jessie's Seviper

Seviper in the Anime.

Seviper first appeared in A Tail with a Twist. A Seviper is attacking other Pokémon to steal its food. Soon when the gang has lunch, May's Torchic is attacked by a wild Seviper and also gets its food taken. Ash's Treeko sees it attacking Torchic and tries to help. After Treeko attacked it a few times, the Seviper runs away. Later in the episode Jessie, James and Meowth are having lunch. Once they ran out of food, Jessie gets a secret rice roll she was hiding from James and Meowth and while they where fighting over it, the Seviper steals, and eats it. Jessie gets mad and, when the Seviper bites her hair, Jessie became very angry and attacked it. She almost killed it, but James and Meowth told her to catch it, so she did.

Seviper's teeth

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Route 114 (Sapphire Only) Uncommon
Emerald Route 114 Rare
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Route 208 (Sapphire) Dongle
Platinum Route 208 (Sapphire) Dongle
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone None
Black/White Route 11, Village Bridge Rare
X/Y Route 8 Common

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Plains (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 20, Endless Level 41, Forever Level 41, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Mt. Freeze (13-15F), Northern Range (20-24F), Murky Cave (1-5F), Joyous Tower (62-69F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Crystal Cave (1-7BF)

Pokédex entries



Seviper's name comes from the word "viper", and severe or serpent.



  • Zangoose is in every one of Seviper's Pokédex Entries, except FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • Despite Seviper and Zangoose being enemies, they are in the same egg group and can breed.
  • There is a misconception of Seviper evolving from Ekans or Arbok.
  • In horde battles in X and Y if a Seviper is in a group of Zangoose, it will be attacked by them. Likewise if there is a Zangoose in there group, they will attack the Zangoose.


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