Snover (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Mantyke #458: Mantyke
Pokémon
#460: Abomasnow Abomasnow
Snover
Frost Tree Pokémon
ユキカブリ
Yukikaburi
#459
Snover



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Ice
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Snow Warning Cacophony
Cacophony
Soundproof
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Snover
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
111.3 lbs. 50.5 kg
Snover
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
131
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
67
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Snover
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
F459.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Snover (Japanese: ユキカブリ Yukikaburi) is a dual-type Grass/Ice Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves into Abomasnow starting at level 40.

Biology

 
Male Snover growing Snoverberries in the anime

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 result 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. Snover can sink its feet into the snow to absorb water, this helps cool down its body temperature.

In the anime

 
Male Snover in the anime
 
Female Snover in the anime

Major appearances

Snover debuted in PK18. Dawn's Piplup and Ash's Aipom bumped into one while wandering around in a cave, and it subsequently went on a rampage.

A talking Snover appeared in PK19, where it played a major role.

A male Snover debuted in The Lonely Snover!, which also marked the species' main series debut. He wanted to be friends with Ash and his friends. He was later adopted by a Teacher.

A female Snover debuted in Sliding Into Seventh!, where she was used by Candice during her Gym battle against Ash. She battled Gliscor and managed to defeat it before being beaten by Chimchar.

In Over the Mountain of Snow!, a male Snover wasn't feeling well and was being looked after by an Abomasnow. With help from Clemont, Snover soon recovered.

Minor appearances

In Giratina and the Sky Warrior, a Snover attempted to stop a glacier from destroying the nearby village.

In Challenging a Towering Figure!, a Trainer's male Snover battled a Donphan during the Festival Battle Challenge.

A Snover appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP121 Snover Ash's Pokédex Snover, the Frost Tree Pokémon. Snover live mainly on snowy mountains with little human contact, but are known to approach people out of curiosity.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY083 Snover Ash's Pokédex Snover, the Frost Tree Pokémon. When the weather turns cold, Snover moves to lower elevations. It returns to the mountain's snow-covered summit in spring.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

Ash and Nurse Joy rescue an injured Snover in PDP04.

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Two wild Snover appeared in Striking Out Snover.

Two Snover appeared in the Wild Area in PASS05.

In the TCG

Main article: Snover (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage, a Snover can be seen on the Ice terrain.

Trophy information

"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."

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 Bidoof's Wish, Snover is the member of Team Rogue that gives Bidoof a map to the Star Cave and accompanies him on his journey there, only to gang up on him with the rest of Team Rogue. Bidoof is saved when Wigglytuff and the other guild members arrive to chase off Team Rogue.
  • 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.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#142
Johto
#—
Diamond It lives on snowy mountains. Having had little contact with humans, it is boldly inquisitive.
Pearl In the spring, it grows berries with the texture of frozen treats around its belly.
Platinum Seemingly curious about people, they gather around footsteps they find on snowy mountains.
HeartGold During cold seasons, it migrates to the mountain's lower reaches. It returns to the snow-covered summit in the spring.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Seemingly curious about people, they gather around footsteps they find on snowy mountains.
White
Black 2 Seemingly curious about people, they gather around footsteps they find on snowy mountains.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #088
Hoenn
#—
X During cold seasons, it migrates to the mountain's lower reaches. It returns to the snow-covered summit in the spring.
Y In the spring, it grows berries with the texture of frozen treats around its belly.
Omega Ruby During cold seasons, it migrates to the mountain's lower reaches. It returns to the snow-covered summit in the spring.
Alpha Sapphire In the spring, it grows berries with the texture of frozen treats around its belly.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#096
Galar
Crown Tundra #031
Sword It lives on snowy mountains. It sinks its legs into the snow to absorb water and keep its own temperature down.
Shield The berries that grow around its belly are like ice pops. Galarian Darumaka absolutely love these berries.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 216 and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Mt. Coronet (peak)
Platinum
Routes 216 and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Lake Acuity, Mt. Coronet (peak)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pokéwalker
Icy Mountain Rd.
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Route 17, Friend Safari (Ice)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Abomasnow
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Routes 8 and 10, Dappled Grove, East Lake Axewell, Axew's Eye, Watchtower Ruins, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, Giant's Seat, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Cap, Dusty Bowl
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Frostpoint Field


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F)
MD Sky
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave
Ranch
Hayley's trades
Rumble
Rocky Cave
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Glacier: World Axle - B2F
Rumble U
Conductor Room: Frozen Runway
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 4
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 286
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 608
Event: Pokémon Safari (13th release; Holiday)
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Aurora Ice Field (All Areas), Distortion Land: Outermost Snowfield (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Jirachi Sea, Castform Sea, Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl   NeverMeltIce (5%)
Platinum
Ranch   Babiri Berry (100%)
X Y   Never-Melt Ice (5%)
Sword Shield   Never-Melt Ice (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
334
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
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/19 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Leafage Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
1010 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1515 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2020 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
2525 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
3030 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
3535 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 20
4141 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120120 100100% 15
4545 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
5050 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 03030% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snover
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snover
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM10  TM10 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
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
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
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
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM64  TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snover
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snover
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
     
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
      
      
      
      
    
Growth Normal Status —% 20
      
      
      
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
     Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
      
      
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Snover 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 Snover in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snover
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snover
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snover
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snover
  • 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:
V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Frost Breath Ice Special 06060 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Grass Whistle × Grass Status 0000 055}}55% 15
IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100}}100% 10
  • 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 Snover
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snover
  • × 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

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ice
Poké Assist:  
Ice
Field move: None
Browser entry R-211
It attacks by launching leaves and hurling hunks of ice.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ice
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Ice
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Ice
Field move:
(past)
 
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-257/N-151
It shoots hunks of ice that make Pokémon Stopped.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ice
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#381
 

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ice
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#381
 

Mega Boost+
Fills the Mega Gauge of the same type of Pokémon more.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 105
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Powder Snow, Ice Shard
Charged Attacks: Ice Beam, Energy Ball, Stomp, Frustration, Return

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Snover
 Grass  Ice 
 
Level 40
 
First evolution
Abomasnow
 Grass  Ice 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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 Snover images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Snover is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 334.
  • No other Pokémon have the same type combination as Snover and its evolution.

Origin

Snover appears to have been made to resemble a snow-covered fir tree. Its 'hat' resembles the kanji for mountain (山) which originates from a pictogram of three mountain peaks.

Name origin

Snover may be a combination of snow and clover or cover (as in covered with snow). Alternatively, it may be a shortening of the phrase "snowed over".

Yukikaburi is a combination of 雪 yuki (snow) and 頭 kaburi (head). Alternatively, it may also derive from 蕪菁 kabu (turnip) or 被せる kabuseru (to cover).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ユキカブリ Yukikaburi From 雪 yuki (snow) and 頭 kaburi (head). Alternatively, it may also derive from 蕪菁 kabu (turnip) or 被せる kabuseru (to cover).
  French Blizzi From blizzard and petit
  Spanish Snover Same as English name
  German Shnebedeck From schneebedeckt
  Italian Snover Same as English name
  Korean 눈쓰개 Nunsseugae From nun and 쓰개 sseugae
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 雪笠怪 Xuě Lì Guài From , , and .


External links


  #458: Mantyke
Pokémon
#460: Abomasnow  
  This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.