Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Snivy, Servine, Serperior

#001Unova / #495 National

Type: Grass
Species classification: Grass Snake Pokemon
Abilities: Overgrow – increases power of Grass-type moves by 1.5 if Pokemon has less than 1/3 HP remaining
Dream World abilities: Antagonist – any stat boosting move or ability causes a stat decrease instead and vice versa
Location found:Unova starter
Egg groups: Plant, Ground
Gender ratio: Male 87.5% / Female 12.5%
Effort values: 1 Speed
Evolution:Snivy >Servineat level17 >Serperiorat level36

Pure Grass-type starter Snivy, aka "Smugleaf" to fans, is arguably the coolest-looking starter of the three. With an even split between attack and special attack stats, you have a huge pool of useful STAB moves to choose from even though Snivy and its evolutions are single type – Leech Seed is a must as usual. You won't get much type advantage against the various gyms, except for Ground-type Clay, but you will get a defense advantage in Elesa's Electric gym.

Overgrow is such a boring Ability for Grass types, so try to snag aSnivy from Dream World so you can test out its alternate Ability, Antagonist, which is new for this generation.

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