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. It has a small face with two round mandibles and transparent blue spikes lining its back.

Behavior

While it sleeps, Snom disguises itself as an icicle by wrapping its body with its icy threads while anchored to tree branches. It 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 it is levelled 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

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
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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via TM.


By tutoring

Snom learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites


Trivia

  • Snom and its evolution, Frosmoth, are the first and so-far only ice/bug-type Pokémon.
  • It is impossible to teach this Pokémon Ice Beam or Blizzard.
  • Snom has one of the lowest base stats of any Pokémon in existence, lower than even Magikarp, which is universally believed to be weak.
  • It is actually possible to knockout Snom or Frosmoth with entry hazards.
  • Snom is in a similar situation with Wimpod and Cosmog/Cosmoem as it is impossible to raise their levels via battles since they don’t learn any powerful attacks and yet have extremely high evolution levels.

Origin

Snom is based on a grub or larvae of an insect, most specifically a jewel caterpillar. It may also be based on the Arctic Woolly Bear Moth larvae, who can withstand extreme temperatures.

Etymology

Snom comes from snow, worm, and nom (a word meant to describe eating, as Snom eats snow).

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