Snover is a Pokémon with a white upper body and brown lower body that resembles a snow-covered tree. It will be two-thirds brown if male and two-thirds white if female. It has green eyes and three points on top of its head. Its feet and green tail are stubby, and there are two green spikes that resemble pinecones on its back. Five cones form its hand: a large central cone with four smaller cones around it. Edible white Berries grow along Snover's midsection.
In Galar, packs of its natural predator, Galarian Darumaka, enjoy eating the Berries produced by Snover. This results in Abomasnow often chasing them away in order to protect it. Snover lives on snowy peaks in warm seasons but migrates lower as the weather cools. A curious Pokémon, it often approaches people and can be found inspecting footprints in the snow. There are stories of Snover visiting human settlements, often bonding with the children there. Snover can sink its feet into the snow to absorb water, this helps cool down its body temperature.
Candice has a collection of ice Pokémon in her Gym that includes multiple Snover, but the only one she uses in battle is the one that fought Platinum's Empoleon, which also happens to be the only one she caught. She was seemingly defeated by the Emperor Pokémon's Metal Claw, but managed to launch a Seed Bomb that landed on Empoleon's head, fainting her and resulting in a tie. She first appeared in Striking Out Snover.
"A Frost Tree Pokémon. It lives in snowy mountains and resembles a wintry peak. In the spring it grows berries that resemble ice candies. In battle it causes a storm to appear, hides itself in fog, and then creates and launches a ball of ice as a preemptive strike. It evolves into Abomasnow."
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: The same Snover from Explorers of Sky returns and will have his connection quest available upon connecting with Bidoof. For his connection quest, he will lure the player into a Monster House and will be recruited upon the player's escape. His recruitment allows the player to encounter the same Bagon from Team Rogue within dungeons.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Snover appears to have been made to resemble a snow-covered fir tree and a yeti. Its 'hat' resembles snowy mountain and the kanji for mountain (山), which originates from a pictogram of three mountain peaks.
Snover may be a combination of snow and cover, as well as a play on snowed over.
Yukikaburi may be a combination of 雪 yuki (snow) and 頭 kaburi (head) or 被り kaburi (headdress; covering). It may also involve 蕪 kabu (turnip).
In other languages
From 雪 yuki, 頭 kaburi or 被り kaburi, and possibly 蕪 kabu