Today’s my birthday, so I’m putting up one of my fave starters, Snivy
Snivy, the Grass Snake Pokémon. Cool, calm, and collected, Snivy uses photosynthesis to collect energy with the leaf on its tail.
– Ash’s Pokedex
Snivy is my favourite of the Gen V starters. I’m not usually a fan of Grass types, maybe it’s the smug look on its face, but I quite like Snivy. I remember before the English version of Black/White came out, people were saying how its name should be “Smugleaf”, and thus were disappointed in the name Snivy.
I picked Snivy as my White starer, and his name is Smugleaf. I liked his Speed and decent Defenses, though offensively it lacked a good STAB move until it learned Leaf Blade. He also had Coil (which is an awesome boosting move), Aerial Ace, and Return.
In the anime, Ash has a Snivy that he caught in the wild (only in the anime are there wild starters). That Snivy is female, has Attract, and is suitably snooty, though she’s also quite smart and resourceful.
Stat-wise, it has good Speed and decent Defenses. I can’t wait for the release of Snivy with its Dreamworld ability, because Contrary in combination with Leaf Storm seems pretty awesome =D