Snover Pokémon: How to catch, Stats, Moves, Strength, Weakness, Trivia, FAQs

Last Modified Dec 22, 2021 07:25 GMT

When up in the mountains, be careful with the trees as it just might be a Pokemon in disguise! Snover is the Frost Tree Pokemon that is commonly found in colder, snowy climates and known for the delicious berries it grows on its midsection. It has one of the most unique abilities in the game in Snow Warning, causing it to Hail whenever it takes the field in battle. It evolves into the mighty Abomasnow at level 40. Snover was first revealed in the Sinnoh region with the release of Pokemon Diamond/Pearl. Its first appearance in the anime was in an exclusive Japan-only short stories, whereas his proper debut in the main series anime was in the anime episode “The Lonely Snover!” It is notably the only Grass/Ice type Pokemon in existence as of Generation VIII, and evolves into Abomasnow.






About Snover



First appearance in animePikachu’s Exploration Club 18 (JPN only)“The Lonely Snover!”
First appearance in gamePokemon Diamond/Pearl
Region Sinnoh
Evolution Snover -> Abomasnow
1st Evo level40
2nd Evo levelN/A
Pokedex EntrySword: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.


Snover Base stats



HP60
ATTACK62
DEFENCE50
SP. ATTACK62
SP. DEFENCE60
SPEED40
TOTAL334


Appearance



Snovers have white topsides and brown underbellies that give them the resemblance of snow covered trees, which is to be expected when they disguise themselves among them in their natural habitats. It has stubby feet and green spiked hands. A tell that can be used to differentiate male Snover and female Snover is the color of their central stripe on their midsections. Male Snovers will be two thirds brown, while females will be two thirds white. At 3 feet 3 inches and 111 pounds, Snover is quite stout for its size which is to be expected for a Pokemon that resembles a tree in nature.


Behavior


Snovers are cautious, yet curious creatures as they spend the summer months hiding away amongst the trees. But as the weather becomes cooler they will eventually venture downward from their mountaintop homes and even interact with humans. Their berries are a natural delight to other Pokemon, most notably Galarian Darumaka. Abomasnows at the head of the pack will regularly fend off any potential predators.


Strengths and Weaknesses


Snover’s biggest immediate asset is its ability to control the weather in Snow Warning. Other pokemon might have to waste a turn to impact the weather with moves such as Rain Dance or Sunny Day, but Snover will automatically change the weather to Hail on switch in, freeing it up to do anything else. Unfortunately it comes at a cost, as Snover’s stat spread is pretty mediocre, and its poor defensive typing in Grass/Ice typing leads it to be extremely vulnerable to Fire type attacks, while also being vulnerable to Fighting, Poison, Flying, Bug, Rock, and Steel moves while only being resistant to Water, Electric, Grass, and Ground type moves.


Best moveset


Because Snover is virtually guaranteed to have hail as the weather whenever he is in play thanks to Snow Warning, his moveset can be curated to take advantage of that fact. Blizzard, a move normally with sizable accuracy issues, now is guaranteed to hit. To cover for its subpar speed, one can consider priority moves like Ice Shard



BlizzardGiga Drain
Ice ShardHidden Power (Ground)



How to catch Snover in Pokemon Go?


Snover can either be caught in the wild in forest areas, or by hatching 5km eggs. It was formerly acquirable by facing off against Team Rocket at a hijacked Pokestop, defeating them and capturing their Shadow Pokemon, giving you the opportunity to cleanse its heart. It was formerly a Tier 1 Raid battle, as well as a reward for hitting rank 1 in season 6 and season 8 of the GO Battle League. Snover can evolve into Abomasnow after being given 50 candies, and then can evolve even further to Mega Abomasnow after being given 200 mega energy.



Trivia


  1. Snover and its evolution Abomasnow is currently the only Grass/Ice type in existence as of Generation VIII
  2. Snover’s name might come from a combination of “Snow” and “Clover”


FAQs


Is Snover a physical or special attacker?


Thanks to how he creates hail on entry, Snover tends to be built to lean more on special attacking, especially with STAB Blizzard


What does a Shiny Snover look like?


Snover’s green hands and eyes are replaced with a blue coloration.


What is Snover weak to?


Fire attacks are absolutely devastating to Snover with its Grass/Ice typing. It will almost certain not survive any fire type attack between its 4x weakness and mediocre defenses.


Conclusion


Snover brings a unique ability to the table being able to manipulate the weather to advantage itself and potentially your team as well if built around. While it may struggle in a competitive sense outside of that specific niche, it is still more than enough to be a worthy choice for one’s team on that asset alone.







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