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How to Catch Snivy in Pokemon GO

Snivy, the Grass Snake Pokemon, evolves into Servine and Serperior
Snivy, the Grass Snake Pokemon, evolves into Servine and Serperior / Photo courtesy of Niantic Labs

Many trainers are wondering how to catch Snivy in Pokemon GO to complete the Pokemon GO Fifth-Anniversary Collection Challenge.

To celebrate five years since its release, Pokemon GO is challenging all trainers to capture every starter Pokemon that’s been added to the game, from Bulbasaur to Froakie. Starters are spawning in the wild, around lure modules, and as rewards for completing Field Research missions. Snivy and its Unova region siblings, Tepig and Oshawott, are part of the collection challenge.

Here’s how to add Snivy to your collection.

How to Catch Snivy in Pokemon GO

There are three ways to find Snivy in this event: encounter it in the wild, attract it with a lure module, or encounter it as a Field Research mission reward.

Like its Unova region siblings, Snivy has boosted spawn rates in the wild, so trainers can typically find Snivy just by taking a walk around the block. If trainers are struggling to find Snivy, a lure module will boost its chances of appearing, alongside all starter Pokemon currently in the game.

Another way to obtain Snivy is to encounter it as a Field Research mission reward. During this event, Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott are included as rewards for the “Send 5 gifts to friends” mission.

Snivy's Pokedex number is 495. As the "Grass Snake" Pokemon, Snivy photosynthesizes by bathing its tail in the sunlight. When it's not feeling well, its tail will droop. Trainers can evolve Snivy into Servine with 25 candy, and then into Serperior with another 100 candy.

By catching Snivy, trainers can progress toward the Fifth-Anniversary Collection Challenge reward, which includes a flying Pikachu encounter, 80 Poke Balls, and 3 Rare Candy.

If you need more starter Pokemon for your collection, check out our guides on how to catch Chikorita and how to catch Totodile!