Competitive Information for Snover [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Snover snover
Base Stats for Snover

Grass / Ice

Abilities:
SoundproofSoundproof: This Pokemon is immune to sound-based moves, including Heal Bell.
,
Snow WarningSnow Warning: On switch-in, this Pokemon summons Hail.


Evolutions / Family:
Snover
Abomasnow

Weakness Chart for Grass/Ice-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
2x
4x
2x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
2x
2x
0.5x
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Snover? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in X/Y Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the X/Y generation metagame.


Snover is pretty popular Grass and Ice-typed Pokemon. Snover is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Snover is weak to Bug, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Poison, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Snover
Item: Icy Rock / Occa Berry
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wood Hammer / Seed Bomb
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Ice Punch / Avalanche
- Synthesis

Physical Sweeper Snover (Snow Warning)

Snover is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Snover from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Snover's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Snover is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Wood Hammer is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (has 33% recoil).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Ice Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Avalanche is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Snover is damaged by the target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Snover by a weather-dependent amount).



Species: Snover
Item: Icy Rock / Occa Berry
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Shadow Ball
- Water Pulse

Special Sweeper Snover (Snow Warning)

Snover is pretty popular Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Snover from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Snover's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Snover is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Blizzard is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze foes. can't miss in hail).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Snover recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).



Species: Snover
Item: Eviolite
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 248 Hp / 32 Def / 220 SpD / 8 Spe
Moveset:
- Giga Drain
- Protect
- Toxic
- Leech Seed

Snover Special Wall (Eviolite Snover)

Snover is an astounding Special Wall. It is designed to take a considerable amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Snover is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Snover is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Snover recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Snover this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Snover every turn).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Snover? These builds have been optimized for X/Y Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the X/Y generation metagame.


Species: Snover
Item: Icy Rock / Occa Berry
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wood Hammer / Razor Leaf
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Ice Punch / Avalanche
- Synthesis

Doubles Physical Sweeper Snover (Snow Warning)

Snover is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Snover from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Snover's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Snover is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Wood Hammer is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (has 33% recoil).
Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Ice Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Avalanche is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Snover is damaged by the target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Snover by a weather-dependent amount).



Species: Snover
Item: Icy Rock / Occa Berry
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Icy Wind
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Shadow Ball
- Water Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Snover (Snow Warning)

Snover is an astounding Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Snover from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Snover's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Snover is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Blizzard is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze foes. can't miss in hail).
Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Snover recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Snover learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Frost Breath
60
90%
10
Always results in a critical hit.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Powder Snow
40
100%
25
10% chance to freeze the foe(s).
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sheer Cold
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Wood Hammer
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Ingrain
--
--
20
Traps/grounds user; heals 1/16 max HP per turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Snover can perform in X/Y. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive XY Move and Ability Combos for Snover

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