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Snivy (the Grass Snake Pokemon) is an exceptionally rare Grass-type Pokemon found within grasslands and forests within the Unova region.  Smug and confident in appearance, Snivy are interesting creatures that effectively combine traits from two different forms of life in order to make themselves a threat on the battlefield.  They might technically be the weakest of all known Grass-type starter Pokemon, but these critters can certainly make things difficult for opponents with their powerful Leaf Tornado attack!

Much like Leafeon, the members of the Snivy family contain both plant and animal cells within their bodies, making proper classification somewhat difficult.  While they are technically reptilian and are closely related to snakes, these creatures obtain most of their nutrition through photosynthesis; however, they are still known to hunt for small prey at night when they need extra energy.  Much like snakes, the members of the Snivy family spend the majority of their time basking in the warmth of the sun; this is not only because they are cold-blooded and need the warmth to survive, but also because they can internally boost any solar energy taken in and use it to power up their attacks and accelerate their movement.  At full strength, the members of this family can move unbelievably fast, making it hard for opponents to keep up with them.  It should be noted, however, that this is their only way of dealing with particularly troublesome foes; aside from a few exceptions, the members of the Snivy family can only learn Normal and Grass-type offensive moves and are thus highly limited in their combat roles without the use of TMs.

Snivy, like their evolved forms, are quite calm and intelligent, specializing in using sneaky tactics and unorthodox strategies to win most of their battles; the fact that they do so while exhibiting a distinct air of smugness can make them difficult to battle against and equally difficult for trainers to control.  Most of their photosynthesizing cells are located within their tails, while the rest of their bodies are much more like traditional reptiles; perhaps not surprisingly, the presence of a drooping tail usually means that a Snivy is not feeling well.  Snivy also possess small arms and legs that serve as nothing more than vestigial objects; though they can use their limbs as well as any normal quadruped, they gradually lose them as they grow and develop and instead replace them with much stronger muscles within their main torso in addition to vines, which they learn to use adeptly within a few days after being born.  Snivy rarely ever lose their cool in battle and possess a certain air of confidence that serves to infuriate opponents, granting them a slight tactical advantage in nearly every battle; otherwise, however, they are fairly limited in their combat tactics and are unable to do much of anything against many types of opponents without a little help from allies, making them a poor choice for trainers not willing to take a few risks early-on in their training.

Though they might not be the strongest fighters out there, Snivy are fun Pokemon that can give young trainers a taste of the benefits planned tactics can bring in battle.  They might not have the power needed to defeat many creatures through brute strength alone, but they can definitely make their opponent think twice about underestimating them.  At the very least, enjoy these critters while they are young; once they start evolving, what little cute demeanor is in them will vanish faster than they can move!

Professor Wormwood
A report on the Grass Snake Pokemon, Snivy. Enjoy.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
these things are plant AND animal? people should put these sort of creatures in a group i call planimal(plant animal hybrid)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed...though they are still more animal than plant...
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
true
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Ink-of-Ice Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I honored a certain legendary ancient warrior by naming my Snivy Altair. He's fast, strong, but SO reckless! Poor guy got burned twice, and yet he stands!
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Writer
I see...sounds like quite the partner. :)
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Ink-of-Ice Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also should talk about Hana. She's the most adorable little Snivy on earth, and so full of happiness. Either she rubs my nose with her leaf when I sleep, or she's napping with Sota. She also loves to play all day, then doze off next to me.

All of my heart is given to her :) (Smile) 
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Writer
Aww...how adorable. :)
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Ink-of-Ice Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He he, yup. Try and find someone as pure as she.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed. :)
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MrAxewGuy Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
cool
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