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3 Best Snake Pokemon In Scarlet & Violet

"Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" has plenty of Pokémon both old and new. Among the mix are plenty of snake-like Pokémon. For snake fans looking to add some reptilian flair to their "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" party, this guide's focus on some of the fiercest and most creatively designed snake-like Pokémon will be an asset.


There aren't a ton of snake Pokémon in "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet," making those that are available all the more sought-after. Representing a variety of types each with its own unique twist on the concept of snake, each of these selections was made based on a balance of aesthetic appeal and practical gameplay application.

It should be noted that since snake is not a type category in the "Pokémon" world like Dragon-type or Dark-type, there's no direct correlation between snake Pokémon and gameplay results. That being said, the competitive prowess and artistic interpretations of these snake Pokémon are certainly worth the extra effort it takes to find them.


First introduced into the world of Pokémon in Gen 3, Seviper's appearance in "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" is still a standout. The Fang Snake Pokémon has an impressive Shed Skin ability, granting it 33% likelihood to self-heal status conditions at the end of a turn. Pointy red fangs, black scales, and yellow, purple, and red markings make this poison type striking to the eyes, and this snake is just as noteworthy in battle.


In addition to its sharp looks, Seviper's base stat of 100 for both attack and special attack makes it a surefire asset to a team in "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet." As cool as Seviper is, it only makes an appearance in the game in Area 1, 3, and 5's South Provinces, meaning players will need progress and patience to get Seviper to where it needs to be to fight nobly through the remainder of the game. Bringing a lot to the table, Seviper has a clear case as one of the best snake Pokémon in "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet."


Three snake-like creatures popping their heads out of a rock? It's hard to get cuter than that. Wugtrio is a new addition in "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" though Pokémon fans will recognize its trio design as a direct parallel to Dugtrio. The same can be said about Diglett and the Pokémon that Wugtrio evolves from, Wiglett. This connection is even explained in its "Pokémon Violet" Pokédex Entry: "A variety of fish Pokémon, Wugtrio was once considered to be a regional form of Dugtrio."


While some obviously may see this Garden Eel Pokémon as an eel, it shares the spirit of a snake. Though it may look harmless, Wugtrio's Pokédex entry in "Pokémon Scarlet" assures that this is not the case: "It has a vicious temperament, contrary to what its appearance may suggest. It wraps its long bodies around prey, then drags the prey to its den." Talk about brutal!

As a water type, Wugtrio's water attacks are super effective against fire, ground, and rock types — though they are not very effective against fellow water types, nor grass or dragon types. However, it'll take double damage from electric and grass attacks, but it only takes half damage from fire, water, ice, and steel attacks. What Wugtrio lacks in defense, it makes up in its impressive 120-base speed stat. Another perk is its ability Gooey, which lowers enemy speed — as well as the ability Rattled, which raises Wugtrio's speed under certain conditions, not to mention its unique water-type Triple Dive move. Though this Pokémon may not be the fiercest in battle, it has its strengths, including its adorable appeal as a party member that could provide certain type-advantages and round out an otherwise well-balanced team.



It's not the Nicki Minaj song "Anaconda" — it's one of the best snake Pokémon in "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet," Sandaconda. First introduced to gamers in Gen 8, the Sand Snake Pokémon lives up to its name with a body filled with sand. Tightly coiled and ready to strike, this snake is not one to mess with.


Sandaconda's pre-evolution Silicobra can be found during a Tera Raid Battle, in the West Province's Asado Desert, and in East Province in Area Three. As if Sandaconda's coiled, flexible, sand-packed form wasn't cool enough, the fact that it stores 220 pounds of sand is hard to wrap one's head around. Given Sandaconda and Silicobra are the only pocket monsters thus far who boast the Sand Spit ability, which conjures up a Sandstorm in battle upon taking damage, these ground types are a force to be reckoned with.

An impressive 125 base defense and 107 base attack, Sandaconda is not only a visual wonder but a practical asset in battle as well. It shares the self-healing Shed Skin ability of Seviper, making it even more of a menace to enemies. While it's weak to water, ice, and grass attacks, its immunity to electric attacks and resistance against poison and rock attacks make it a potential strategic boon depending on the foe at hand.


Thanks to Sandaconda, Seviper, and Wugtrio, "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" delivers for snake fans. And, thanks to the type variety amongst the reptiles, there's even the possibility of forming a team that's half snakes and still achieving optimal balance.