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Snom (ユキハミ Yukihami) is an ice/bug-type introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Snom is a small ice caterpillar-like Pokémon. He has a small face with two round mandibles and transparent blue spikes lining his back.

Behavior

While he sleeps, Snom disguises himself as an icicle by wrapping his body with his icy threads while anchored to tree branches. He consumes snow that has accumulated on the ground.

Natural abilities

Snom is able to enlarge its spiky armor after eating more snow.

Evolution

Snom evolves into Frosmoth when He has leveled up with maximum friendship at night.

Game info

Game locations

Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    It spits out thread imbued with a frigid sort of energy and uses it to tie its body to branches, disguising itself as an icicle while it sleeps.

  • Shield

    It eats snow that piles up on the ground. The more snow it eats, the bigger and more impressive the spikes on its back grow.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
30
Atk
25
Def
35
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
30
Speed
20
Total
185


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Powder Snow Type Ice.gif Special 40 100% 25
1 Struggle Bug Type Bug.gif Special 50 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM27 Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM51 Icicle Spear Type Ice.gif Physical 25 100% 30
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR61 Bug Buzz Type Bug.gif Special 90 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

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By tutoring

Generation VIII
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Bug Bite Type Bug.gif Physical 60 100% 20
Parent Candidates: Caterpie, Butterfree, Shuckle, Ninjask, Combee, Skorupi, Drapion, Dwebble, Crustle, Joltik, Galvantula, Durant, Grubbin, Charjabug, Vikavolt, Dewpider, Araquanid, Golisopod, Sizzlipede, Centiskorch
Fairy Wind Type Fairy.gif Special 40 100% 30
Parent Candidates: Cutiefly, Ribombee
Mirror Coat Type Psychic.gif Special 100% 20
Parent Candidates: Dewpider, Araquanid, Orbeetle
Snom learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites

Trivia

  • Snom and his evolution, Frosmoth, are the first and so-far only Ice/Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Snom is the only Ice-type Pokémon that cannot learn Ice Beam or Blizzard.
  • Snom has one of the lowest base stat totals of any Pokémon in existence, lower than even Magikarp, which is universally believed to be the weakest Pokémon in the franchise.
  • Snom is the only non-Starter Pokémon that is still capable of evolving that made it into the Top 30 Overall category in the Pokémon of the Year Poll hosted on Pokémon Day 2020.
  • Because of their unique typing, Snom and his evolution, Frosmoth, can be knocked out from full HP from entry hazards alone: Three layers of Spikes, Stealth Rock (as its type combination gives it a 4x weakness to the Rock type), and the steel trap from G-Max Steelsurge. They are the only Pokémon to suffer from this detriment.

Origin

Snom is based on a grub or larvae of an insect, most specifically a jewel caterpillar. He may also be based on the Arctic Woolly Bear Moth larvae, who can withstand extremely cold temperatures. Its appetite for snow and lack of a mouth-like feature on its evolution may be based on different larvae or caterpillar species, some of which often eat large amounts of food before metamorphosing due to losing the ability to eat upon doing so. It may also reference an old method of removing clothing moth larvae from clothes, which is usually done through freezing the clothing or setting it in cold temperatures.

Etymology

Snom is a combination of "snow", "worm", and "nom" (a slang word meant to describe eating, as Snom has a big appetite).

Gallery

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