Snorunt (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Snorunt (disambiguation).
Snorunt
Snow Hat Pokémon
ユキワラシ
Yukiwarashi
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Snorunt



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ice Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Inner Focus or Ice BodyGen IV+ Cacophony
Cacophony
Moody
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Fairy and Mineral
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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Weight
37.0 lbs. 16.8 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
74
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
60
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Snorunt (Japanese: ユキワラシ Yukiwarashi) is an Ice-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into either Glalie starting at level 42 or, if female, Froslass when exposed to a Dawn Stone.

Biology

Snorunt is a small, black Pokémon with an ovoid body. It has circular, light blue eyes, wide teeth, and spherical hands and feet that lack digits. It is covered with a yellow cloak that gives it a triangular outline. The coat is rimmed with an orange stripe and has three orange diamond markings on the back. As its evolution Glalie has a body of rock, Snorunt may also be made of rock.

Well-adapted to life in colder climates, it subsists on snow and ice and can survive temperatures as low as -150 degrees Fahrenheit. Snorunt is also a social creature, living and traveling with other Snorunt in groups of five. It can be found in caves, particularly when the outside weather lacks snow. Additionally, it has been known to visit human dwellings.

In the anime

 
Snorunt in the anime
 
Ken Sugimori reference sheet for the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Snorunt

Snorunt made its main series debut in Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snorunt!. This Snow Hat Pokémon stole Ash's Badges, and so he chased after it. Ash eventually gained Snorunt's trust and it joined his team. After learning Ice Beam by practicing extensively, Snorunt evolved into Glalie in Rhapsody in Drew.

Other

In PK19, a Snorunt got stuck in the snow on an icy island, but it was rescued by Pikachu and his friends, after which it joined them.

In The Drifting Snorunt!, a Snorunt, Glalie, and Froslass were nearly poached by a Poacher, but it was rescued by Chimchar and Froslass.

Minor appearances

Snorunt debuted in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Snorunt appeared in PK13.

A Snorunt appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Trainer's Snorunt appeared in Curbing the Crimson Tide!.

A Coordinator's Snorunt appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In Camping It Up!, the Pokémon Summer Academy gave one of the students a Snorunt to train.

In An Old Family Blend!, a Trainer's Snorunt competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

Five Snorunt appeared in Getting a Jump on the Competition!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the other four wild.

A Snorunt appeared in Absol Absolved!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG108 Snorunt Ash's Pokédex Snorunt, the Snow Hat Pokémon. Snorunt primarily inhabits very snowy regions. It has long been said that any home visited by a Snorunt will be blessed with good fortune.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP116 Snorunt Dawn's Pokédex Snorunt, the Snow Hat Pokémon. Snorunt is said to bring great wealth to any home that it lives in.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN064 Snorunt Goh's Rotom Phone Snorunt, the Snow Hat Pokémon. An Ice type. Snorunt can only live in frozen conditions. It survives by eating ice.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Snorunt

Ash owns a Snorunt in Ash & Pikachu just like his anime counterpart.

Pokémon Adventures

Snorunt is one of the Pokémon owned by the Hoenn Elite Four Glacia along with its evolved form, unlike only Spheal being shown in her possession instead of its evolved forms. It is not seen in battle. It first appeared in A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel I.

A Snorunt appeared as a Battle Factory Pokémon in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming.

The Battle Factory rented a Snorunt, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

The Battle Tower rented a Snorunt, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

In Striking Out Snover, four wild Snorunt are shown near Snowpoint City, with some of them being cared for by Candice.

A Snorunt appeared in To and Fro with Froslass.

Multiple Snorunt appeared in Shock!! Father in the Pendant!, where it was seen on Mount Lanakila.

Three Snorunt appeared in the Wild Area in PASS05.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Snorunt appeared in Death Match Between Summer And Winter!.

In the TCG

Main article: Snorunt (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl / for Wii U

Snorunt appears on the Ice terrain of the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage in both games, and also as a trophy in Brawl.

Trophy information

"A Snow Hat Pokémon. It usually moves about in groups of around five. According to folklore, "Snorunt seen at night herald deep snow the next day," and "homes in which Snorunt reside are sure to prosper." In reality, however, the truth behind Snorunt tales lies in mystery. Male Snorunt evolve into Glalie, while females given a Dawn Stone evolve into Froslass."

Game data

NPC appearances

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky: In the Special Episode In the Future of Darkness, when Grovyle and Dusknoir arrive at Frozen Island, three Snorunt play a prank on Grovyle when pressed by him for the location of Primal Dialga's "new henchman". After clearing Dark Ice Mountain, Grovyle manages to press a different Snorunt for information, and it reveals that he saw three Sableye carrying what appeared to be Celebi through the Icicle Forest.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#171
Kanto
#—
Ruby Snorunt live in regions with heavy snowfall. In seasons without snow, such as spring and summer, this Pokémon steals away to live quietly among stalactites and stalagmites deep in caverns.
Sapphire Snorunt survives by eating only snow and ice. Old folklore claims that a house visited by this Pokémon is sure to prosper for many generations to come.
Emerald They tend to move about in groups of around five Snorunt. In snowy regions, it is said that when they are seen late at night, snowfall will arrive by morning.
FireRed It is said that a home visited by a Snorunt will prosper. It can withstand cold of minus 150 degrees Fahrenheit..
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #206
Johto
#—
Diamond In the snow country, certain folklore says a house will prosper if a Snorunt lives there.
Pearl
Platinum It is said that several Snorunt gather under giant leaves and live together in harmony.
HeartGold It's said that if they are seen at midnight, they'll cause heavy snow. They eat snow and ice to survive.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is said that several Snorunt gather under giant leaves and live together in harmony.
White
Black 2 It is said that several Snorunt gather under giant leaves and live together in harmony.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#179
X It is said that several Snorunt gather under giant leaves and live together in harmony.
Y In the snow country, certain folklore says a house will prosper if a Snorunt lives there.
Omega Ruby Snorunt live in regions with heavy snowfall. In seasons without snow, such as spring and summer, this Pokémon steals away to live quietly among stalactites and stalagmites deep in caverns.
Alpha Sapphire Snorunt survives by eating only snow and ice. Old folklore claims that a house visited by this Pokémon is sure to prosper for many generations to come.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #246
Alola
USUM: #323
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Their numbers seem to have rapidly increased in Alola. Custom has it that houses where Snorunt live will be prosperous for generations to come.
Moon It can only survive in cold areas. It bounces happily around, even in environments as cold as -150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ultra Sun It feeds mainly on ice and snow. It's only able to survive in a limited number of places in the warm Alola region.
Ultra Moon Rich people from cold areas all share childhood memories of playing with Snorunt.
Generation VIII Galar
#079
Galar
Crown Tundra #025
Sword It's said that if they are seen at midnight, they'll cause heavy snow. They eat snow and ice to survive.
Shield It can only survive in cold areas. It bounces happily around, even in environments as cold as −150 degrees Fahrenheit.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Shoal Cave (low tide)
Emerald
Shoal Cave (low tide)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 216 and 217, Acuity Lakefront (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Routes 216 and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Lake AcuityNight
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Icy Mountain Rd.
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Ice)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Shoal Cave (low tide)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Mount Lanakila, Tapu Village
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Mount Lanakila, Tapu Village
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 8, Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, East Lake Axewell, Watchtower Ruins, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, Giant's Seat, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Giant's SeatSh, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed, Snowslide Slope, Tunnel to the Top, Giant's Foot


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 8, Secret Storage 15, Endless Level 52, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Frosty Forest (8F-9F), Mt. Faraway (1F-11F), Joyous Tower (50F-57F), Oddity Cave (B14-B15)
Ranger
Panula Cave
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Almia Castle
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Glacier: Frozen Tundra
Conquest
Nixtorm
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Race against the Clock, Conductor Room: Frozen Runway
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Fr
Shuffle
Sweet Strasse: Stage 78
Blau Salon: Stage 417
Event: Pokémon Safari (Tenth release; Winking)
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Outermost Snowfield (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Castform Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Celebi SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Shiver Snowfields


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl   Babiri Berry (5%)
Platinum
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire   Snowball (5%)
Sun Moon   Snowball (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon   Snowball (5%)
Sword Shield   Snowball (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
300
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
055 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1010 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
1515 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2020 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2525 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
3030 Frost Breath Ice Special 06060 09090% 10
3535 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
4040 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
4545 Hail Ice Status 0000 00——% 10
5050 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
5555 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
6060 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorunt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorunt
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM46  TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM47  TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM64  TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM67  TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR23  TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorunt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorunt
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Block Normal Status —% 5
       Disable Normal Status 100% 20
  Icicle Crash Ice Physical 85 90% 10
     Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
   Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Snorunt in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Snorunt in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorunt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorunt
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorunt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorunt
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Sing Normal Status 0000 055}}55% 15
III IV V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorunt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorunt
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Tackle Snorunt (EX Hidden Legends 73)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.5%
Friend Area: Frigid Cavern
Phrases
51%-100% HP Did you know? You can grow rich by being with me.
26%-50% HP Oh, please! My health is half gone already?
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I can take cold, but not this...
Level up I leveled up! I wonder if you'll get richer?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ice
Poké Assist:  
Ice
Field move:  
(Crush ×1)
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: 25 Max. exp.: 45
Browser entry R-174
Snorunt tosses ice rings that can shatter small Rocks.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ice
Poké Assist:  
Ice
Field move:  
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-213
It blows powdered snow and hunks of ice from its mouth to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★ Move: Powder Snow
Attack: Ability 1: Inner Focus
Ability 2: Skater
Ability 3: Stealth
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Glalie when its HP is 128 or higher
Evolves into Froslass when its link is improved while its female Warrior is equipped with a Dawn Stone
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Aya, Hiroko, and Tsunamoto
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ice
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ice
  Attack Power: 40 - 105   10

#124
 

Freeze
Leaves the foe frozen.
Skill Swapper: Rock Shot
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ice
  Attack Power: 40 - 90   5

#124
 

Block Smash+
Sometimes clears three unbreakable-block disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 95 Base Defense: 95
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:
 100 →  
 100 +    (female only)
Fast Attacks: Powder Snow, Hex
Charged Attacks: Avalanche, Icy Wind, Shadow Ball
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #171
Snorunt prefer caves and other enclosed spaces where they feel protected. That explains why we saw one living in a hole dug out from a mound of snow in the Shiver Snowfields.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Snorunt
 Ice 
 
Level 42
(either gender)
 
First evolution
Glalie
 Ice 
 
Dawn Stone
(female only)
 
First evolution
Froslass
 Ice  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Snorunt images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Snorunt is based on a yukinko, a childlike spirit in Japanese mythology said to emerge when it snows, as well as the zashiki-warashi, a mischievous spirit from the folklore of Iwate Prefecture. It also seems to be a stylized version of a person wearing a yuki mino, a type of traditional winter wear from the snowy parts of Japan that consists of a conical snow-cloak made of straw. Generally, yukinko are depicted as small, elf-like creatures wearing yuki mino.

Name origin

Snorunt is a combination of snow and runt (a smaller-than-average animal).

Yukiwarashi may be a combination of 雪 yuki (snow) and 座敷童子 zashiki warashi (a spiritual creature found in the folklore of Iwate Prefecture). It should be noted that 童子 warashi on its own is simply an archaic word for child.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ユキワラシ Yukiwarashi From yuki and 座敷童子 zashiki warashi
  French Stalgamin From stalagmite and gamin. A play on sale gamin
  Spanish Snorunt Same as English name
  German Schneppke From Schnee and Steppke
  Italian Snorunt Same as English name
  Korean 눈꼬마 Nunkoma From nun and 꼬마 kko'ma
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 雪童子 Xuě Tóng Zǐ From its Japanese name. 童子 may also be derived from 座敷童子 zashiki warashi. Literally "Snow boy/lad"


Related articles

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