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[[File:Type Grass.gif|link=Grass type]]  
Species Grass Snake Pokémon
Abilities Overgrow
Contrary (Dream World)
[[Victini]] ← 495 → [[Servine]]
Kanto --- Johto ---
Hoenn --- Sinnoh ---
Unova 001 Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into [[Servine]]
(ツタージャ Tsutaja)
[[Generation V]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
17.9 lbs 8.1 kg 2' 00" 0.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Green>Green</font> Ground
Shape Footprint

Snivy (Japanese: ツタージャ Tsutarja) is the Grass-type Starter Pokémon of the Unova region, introduced in Generation V. Snivy's classification is the Grass Snake Pokémon. Like all of the previous grass starters, Snivy has the ability, Overgrow. It is #001 in the Unova Pokédex and its evolutions are #002 (Servine) and #003 (Serperior) like other grass Starter Pokémon. Snivy is very prideful.


150px-Snivy Grass Mixer

Snivy using Leaf Tornado

Snivy is a serpentine creature with a mainly green body, tan stomach and lower head, with the end of its tail being shaped like a leaf as large as its head. Though unlike most other snake-like creatures, Snivy sports arms and legs, being green and tan, respectively. The arms are quite plant-like, ending in three prongs that act like fingers. Its head is a tear drop shape with the top half being green and the bottom half, in front of the neck, being tan. Its eyes are in the intersection between the border of the green and tan parts of its head. Its eyes are surrounded by a yellow marking and are usually half closed. Near the bottom of its neck is a yellow collar which comes up on either side on its body, and comes together in the center of its back, making a line to the bottom of the leaf tail.

In the Anime

Shooti Tsutarja

Snivy in the anime.

The first Snivy seen was when Professor Juniper, introduced the starter Pokémon of Unova. When Trip arrived to pick his starter he chose Snivy, because of its confidence.

Ash's Snivy

Main article: Ash's Snivy

Trip's Snivy

Main article: Trip's Serperior

It battled Ash and Pikachu when they first came to Unova and won. It was later revealed that it evolved and is male proven by Ash's Snivy using attract.

In Japanese, Snivy says taaja and is voiced by Megumi Hayashibara.


Snivy evolves into Servine, also a Grass-type, at level 17. Servine then evolves into Serperior at level 36.

Game Info

Game Locations

Snivy Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Black/White Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town. One
Black 2/White 2 Starter Pokémon from Bianca in Aspertia City. One

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
It is very intelligent and calm. Being exposed to lots of sunlight makes its movements swifter.
They photosynthesise by bathing their tails in sunlight. When they are not feeling well, their tails drop.
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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]]
4 Leer 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


7 Vine Whip 35 100% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Physical Physical


10 Wrap 15 90% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


13 Growth - -% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


16 Leaf Tornado 65 90% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


19 Leech Seed 90% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


22 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


25 Slam 80 75% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


28 Leaf Blade 90 100% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Physical Physical


31 Coil - -% 20 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status


34 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


37 Wring Out - 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Special Special


40 Gastro Acid - 100% 10 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status


43 Leaf Storm 140 90% 5 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back

Trainers with a Snivy


  • Snivy is based on a snake.
  • Snivy's Japanese name is possibly derived from ツタ tsuta, Japanese ivy, and 蛇 jaa, snake.
  • Some large snakes, such as pythons and anacondas, have vestigial legs which are visible on the outside of them or old snake skeletons carry hips. Yet Snivy's legs seem to function. When Snivy is a Servine, its arms become shorter. And when it evolves into Serperior, it loses its legs completely and its arms become small and stubby.
  • Snivy has also been nicknamed "Smugleaf" by fans and has quickly become an internet meme as soon it was revealed.
  • In the anime, it is said that Snivy are clever Pokémon. Sometimes, if they find their trainers incompetent, they'll abandon them.
  • The English name is the combination of the words "snake", and "ivy".
  • Snivy is the second Grass-type starter to stand on two legs, the other being Treecko.
  • Snivy is also a playable character in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond; she's also a Princess and daughter of Queen Serperior.
  • Snivy is also the only Grass Starter Pokémon that has the same beginning letter in its evolutions.


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