Seviper (Japanese: ハブネーク Habuneeku) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is famous for its rivalry with Zangoose.



Seviper is a purplish Pokémon with golden "plates" on its body. Both of its fangs are red but one side of its face is light purple while the other side is a darker purplish color. Its eyes are also red and the also have gold "plates" on them.


Seviper is aggressive and has a nasty disposition and has no qualms about stealing other Pokémon's food. It is known to wrap its body around its victims so that they cannot move. Like most Pokémon, Seviper is quite clever and it is observant enough to notice where a trap might be. It can also be quite affectionate with its trainer.

Natural abilities

Seviper has the ability Shed Skin and the hidden ability Infiltrator. Shed Skin may have a 30% chance of curing a stat aliment. Infiltrator prevents the effects of Light Screen, Reflect, or Safeguard.


Seviper does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Route 114 (Sapphire Only) Uncommon
Emerald Route 114 Rare
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Route 208 (Sapphire) Dongle
Platinum Route 208 (Sapphire) Dongle
HeartGold and SoulSilver Safari Zone None
Black and White Route 11, Village Bridge Rare
X and Y Route 8 Common
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Route 114 (Alpha Sapphire only) Rare
Sun and Moon Transfer None

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Plains (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 20, Endless Level 41, Forever Level 41, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Mt. Freeze (13-15F), Northern Range (20-24F), Murky Cave (1-5F), Joyous Tower (62-69F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Crystal Cave (1-7BF)

Pokédex entries



Base Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def





Jessie's Seviper

Seviper in the anime.

Main article: Jessie's Seviper

Seviper first appeared in A Tail with a Twist. A Seviper is attacking other Pokémon to steal its food. Soon when the gang has lunch, May's Torchic is attacked by a wild Seviper and also gets its food taken. Ash's Treecko sees it attacking Torchic and tries to help. After Treecko attacked it a few times, the Seviper runs away. Later in the episode Jessie, James and Meowth are having lunch. Once they ran out of food, Jessie gets a secret rice roll she was hiding from James and Meowth and while they where fighting over it, the Seviper steals, and eats it. Jessie gets mad and, when the Seviper bites her hair, Jessie became very angry and attacked it. She almost killed it, but James and Meowth told her to catch it, so she did.


  • Zangoose is in every one of Seviper's Pokédex Entries, except FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • Despite Seviper and Zangoose being enemies, they are in the same egg group and can breed.
  • There is a misconception of Seviper evolving from Ekans or Arbok.
  • In horde battles in X and Y if a Seviper is in a group of Zangoose, it will be attacked by them. Likewise if there is a Zangoose in their group, they will attack the Zangoose.
  • there was a fail on Pokémon trainer's choice about what Pokémon evolves into seviper? the answer was arbok. this is wrong because seviper doesn't evolve and arbok is fully evolved.


Seviper's name comes from the word "viper", and severe or serpent.


See also

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