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Pokémon Go Snivy Community Day guide: best movesets and start times

This is your best chance to find a Shiny Snivy

A Snivy charges up an attack in the forest Image: The Pokémon Company via Bulbapedia

Pokémon Go is hosting Snivy’s Community Day on April 11, marking it as one of the first Community Days aimed a new starter Pokémon in over a year.

The event will run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in your local time zone. During the event, Snivy will spawn in abundance, and your chances of finding a Shiny Snivy will greatly increase.

How do I find a Shiny Snivy?

Since Snivy will be popping up everywhere, just tap every Fletchling you see until you get a Shiny one. You’ll find one sooner or later, as the Shiny rate on Community Days is boosted to about a 1 in 24 rate.

Shiny and normal Snivy and its evolutions. Shiny Snivy and its evolutions are slightly bluer shades of green. Shiny Serperior has more neon-like colors and Shiny Servine has deeper orange colors instead of gold. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

What exclusive move does Serperior learn?

When you evolve Snivy into its final evolution, Serperior, it will learn the grass-type Frenzy Plant move. Keep in mind that it has to be evolved on April 11 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. in your local time zone to get this move.

How do I make the most of this Community Day?

During the event period, you’ll get doubled Stardust from catching Pokémon, so use a Star Piece if you have one.

Serperior isn’t too meta relevant when it comes to raiding, as grass-types aren’t super useful in general, and it gets outclassed by Venusaur. If you’re still interested in using one, set it up with Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant.

If you’re deciding which Shiny Snivy to evolve at the end of the day, try using one of the new search strings. Sort your ‘mons by “Recent” using the lower right icon, and then type “4*” in the search box at the top. This will let you know if you have any 100% IV Snivy. Most people won’t be so lucky, so next to type “3*” in the search box, which will show you any recent ‘mons that are 80% or above. Appraise these to see which one is best, and then evolve your new buddy!

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