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The Best Snake Pokemon

What are the best snake Pokémon of all time?

Snakes. Whether you love them or hate them, there is no denying that they are one of the coolest animals in nature.

Fortunately for those that love them, the Pokémon world has no shortage of great snake type Pokémon that you can catch and train for yourself.

Although there are a lot to choose from, we’ve nailed down the 25 best snake Pokémon that every trainer should keep an eye out for.


The Best Snake Pokémon of All Time

Our ranked lists are created by researching and rounding up information from the most reputable web sources.

Here’s our list of the 25 best snake Pokémon of all time:


25. Sleether

Pokémon has an incredible fan base and kicking off our list is a fan-made Pokémon called Sleether which appears in the best Pokémon fan games, Pokémon Bio Version and Mecha Version.

Sleether is a Water-type Pokémon and it evolves into Hydrosnake, and then eventually Serparine at level 32.

Appearing as a blue slippery snake with a finned head, it has yellow eyes and can be found around coral reefs in the Biotri region.


As a Water Pokémon, Sleether is strong against Ground, Rock, and Fire-types, but weak against Dragon and Grass-type Pokémon.


24. Tailoop

This snake-like Pokémon is another fan creation and it can evolve into Doublin and eventually Highpra at level 50 while holding a Dragon Scale.

This duel-type Ground/Poison Pokémon has a snake-like body with red scales and a yellow belly. Black jagged markings criss-cross its back, and it is often found biting its own tail to resemble the Ouroboros.


This Pokémon is strong against Fire and Electric-types, but weak against Psychic and other Poison-types.

It definitely has its uses, but you need to be strategic and know what type you’re going up against.


23. Venomconda

The last fan-made Pokémon on our list, Venomconda, is a Poison-type that evolves from a Seviper that knows Dragon Tail.

It has a long purple body and matching head-horn, along with yellow eyes and a sword-like red tail.


As a Poison-type, this Pokémon is strong against Grass and Fairy-types, but weak against Ground, Rock, Ghost, Steel, and other Poison-types.


22. Eternatus 

Best Snake Pokemon - Eternatus

One of the newest Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII, Eternatus, is a duel Poison/Dragon-type Pokémon, and it isn’t known to evolve into anything else.

That said, at the climax of Pokémon Sword and Shield, one of the best Pokémon games, players battle a form of Eternatus called Eternamax Eternatus, which is a powered-up version of this Pokémon.

As a huge dragon-like alien, this Pokémon has a skeletal snake-like appearance and four thin limbs that end in claws.

If enough energy is absorbed, it will turn into Eternamax Eternatus, and when using the signature move, Eternabeam, this form can also be briefly seen.


This snake Pokémon is weak against Fighting, Ground, Fire, and Water-types, but it does have great base stats to make up for its weaknesses.

With 145 in special attack, 140 HP, and 130 in speed, it is definitely one of the more powerful snake-like Pokémon.


21. Silicobra

Best Snake Pokemon - Silicobra

This Ground-type Pokémon looks like a very unhappy snake, and it was introduced in Generation VIII.

Despite constantly looking somewhere between bored and sad, this Pokémon is surprisingly cute, and its two large nostrils, large green eyes, and crooked mouth give it an even more unique appearance.

Silicobra swallows sand and can store over 17 pounds of it which it can then expel through its nostrils. It uses this ability to blind predators so that it can escape into the ground.


As a Ground-type, Silicobra is weak to Water, Grass, and Ice, but its high defense base stat (75) makes it able to hold its own decently well.

However, the main reason to train this Pokémon is due to the form it evolves into.


20. Gorebyss

Best Snake Pokemon - Gorebyss

Introduced in Generation III, this Water-type snake Pokémon kind of resembles a Squirmle, also known as a Worm on a String, but if it was underwater.

While it may be disarming and cute, this Pokémon is actually kind of creepy as it uses its long thin mouth to stab prey and drain their bodily fluids.

One of the final forms of Clamperl, this snake-like Pokémon is certainly one you don’t want to turn your back on.


Although weak to Grass and Electric-types, this sea serpent has a high special attack base stat of 114, along with a solid defense of 105.


19. Giratina

Best Snake Pokemon - Giratina

A duel-type Ghost/Dragon Pokémon, Giratina, was introduced in Generation VI.

Although it doesn’t evolve into anything else, it does have a second form that can be activated by giving it a Griseous Orb.

As the mascot for Pokémon Platinum, Giratina is a large draconic looking creature with gold horns, six legs, and black wings.


This snake Pokémon does have a good number of weaknesses, being vulnerable to Ghost, Dragon, Dark, Fairy, and Ice-types, but it does have great base stats that help make it a strong Pokémon.

With an HP base stat of 150, and a general and special defense base stat of 120, Giratina can definitely hold its own in a fight.


18. Huntail

Best Snake Pokemon - Huntail

The other evolved form of Champerl, Huntail, is created when traded while holding a Deep Sea Tooth.

A light blue creature with a serpentine body, it has orange fins that run down the length of its body, and a large mouth that allows it to swallow prey whole.

Huntail is also featured in the Pokémon anime, where a Gorebyss is shown to fall in love with one.


Weak to Grass and Electric-types, Huntail has a high defense base stat of 105, as well as an attack stat of 104.

It can definitely give as well as it gets, making it a solid Pokémon to invest in.


17. Centiskorch

Best Snake Pokemon - Centiskorch

This Fire/Bug-type snake Pokémon debuted in Generation VIII, which was released after the Let’s Go remakes of Pokémon Yellow.

Evolving from Sizzlipde, this serpentine Pokémon looks like a mix between a snake and a centipede, with a long flat body, and orange, flame-like antennae.

This snake Pokémon creates a flammable gas in its body, which makes it incredibly hot. Just by slamming its body into other Pokémon, it can sear them by using the heat generated by organs along its belly.


Centiskorch has a high attack base stat of 115, as well as an HP stat of 100.

Despite being weak to Flying, Rock, and Water-types, it can hold out during battles and hit very hard if paired against specific Pokémon.


16. Dunsparce

Best Snake Pokemon - Dunsparce

This Gen II Normal-type snake Pokémon isn’t known to evolve into any other form and it has both insect and snake-like features.

It has a small yellow body, a blue belly, and a drill-like tail. Despite having wings, it can only float and, instead of flying around, it lives in underground burrows that it creates with its drill-tail.


Weak to Fighting types, it doesn’t necessarily have amazing base stats, but it does have 100 HP and is decently adorable to keep around.


15. Snivy

Best Snake Pokemon - Snivy

This snake Pokémon evolves into Servine and eventually Serperior, and it was introduced in Generation V.

A small, reptilian Pokémon, it has green scales and a yellow underbelly, along with small arms and a tail that ends with a large leaf.

This leaf is capable of supplying Snivy with energy via photosynthesis, and it will droop when the Pokémon loses energy.


Although this snake Pokémon doesn’t have phenomenal stats, with its highest base stat being 63 in speed, it is worth training due to what it evolves into.


14. Sandaconda

Best Snake Pokemon - Sandaconda

Sandaconda is the evolved form of Silicobra and, aside from its normal form, it also has a Gigantamax form.

With a long serpentine body covered in tan scales and black and brown patterning, it has a dark ring around its neck that functions as a pouch to store sand.

When sand is stored inside Sandaconda’s pouch, it can constrict its body to expel the sand with tremendous force, harming anything in its path.


As a ground type, Sandaconda is vulnerable to Water, Ice, and Grass-type Pokémon. However, it does have a high defense base stat of 125, so it can definitely stand up to a good deal of damage.


13. Servine

Evolving from Snivy at level 17, this snake Pokémon is larger than its starting form and has more leaf-like growths along its back.

However, these palmate leaves can only photosynthesize if they are clean, which causes these Pokémon to go to significant lengths to stay dirt-free.


In terms of base stats, Servine’s highest stat is speed at 83, followed by general and special defense at 75.

While it is weak against Flying, Bug, Poison, Fire, and Ice-types, its speed and defense make it a strong contender that can hold out well in a lot of battles.


12. Ekans

Best Snake Pokemon - Ekans

Ekans is possibly the most snake-like Pokémon, and it greatly resembles a purple rattlesnake with a yellow rattler and matching eyes.

This poisonous Pokémon can detect prey by flicking its tongue out, and its former signature move was Glare, which can paralyze opponents.


Ekans base stats aren’t anything to write home about, and its highest is attack at 60.

That said, it can evolve and become stronger, which makes investing in this common snake worthwhile.


11. Steelix

Best Snake Pokemon - Steelix

Steelix debuted in Generation II, which included Pokémon Gold, Pokémon Silver, and later Pokémon Crystal.

An evolved version of Onix that is created if the Pokémon is traded while holding a Metal Coat, this creature can also undergo Mega Evolution to become Mega Steelix using the Steelixite.

With a long body that looks to be made of rocks, it has a wide jaw with large square-shaped teeth.


Weak to Fighting, Fire, Ground, and Water-types, this dual-type Steel/Ground rock snake Pokémon has an incredibly high base defense stat of 200.

It definitely can take a lot of punishment, which makes it a lot more likely to outlast opponents during battles.


10. Gyarados

Best Snake Pokemon - Gyarados

When it comes to sea serpents in the Pokémon world, this one definitely stands out as one of the most recognizable.

Gyarados evolves from the tiny Magikarp to become a nightly sea dragon capable of taking on many Pokémon.

If that wasn’t enough, it can also undergo a Mega Evolution to become Mega Gyarados using the Gyaradosite. This changes the appearance of the Gyarados to make them look even more fearsome.


As a dual-type Water/Flying Pokémon, Gyarados is weak to Electric and Rock types, but its high attack stat of 125 makes it able to dish out a lot of damage.

When it has undergone Mega Evolution, this attack base stat jumps even higher to 155, which is wholly impressive and worth pursuing.


9. Dratini

Best Snake Pokemon - Dratini

This tiny Dragon-type Pokémon is extremely cute and has been around since the first addition of the Pokémon game series

Able to evolve into Dragonair at level 30, this little blue snake has a long blue body and white head-fins.

It is constantly growing, and because of this, it sheds its skin regularly. This skin is often used to create luxury boots!


This serpentine Pokémon is weak against Ice, Dragon, and Fair-types, and although its highest base stat is attack at 64, it gets significantly more powerful as it evolves.


8. Onix

Best Snake Pokemon - Onix

This literal rock snake Pokémon is the base form of Steelix and it has been around since Generation I with the games Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Green.

Appearing as a serpentine Pokémon made from segments of large boulders, Onix is an impressive creature that can tunnel underground at over 50 miles per hour, creating tremors and an echoing roar.


This rock snake Pokémon has an incredibly high defense stat of 200, making it incredibly tanky.

While it is vulnerable to Fighting, Fire, Water, and other Ground-types, its high defense makes it able to hold its own in almost any battle.


7. Seviper

Best Snake Pokemon - Seviper

Although Seviper doesn’t evolve into anything else, this Gen III Pokémon has a very snake-like appearance and an ongoing feud with Zangoose.

Looking like a scrunched-up viper, this snake Pokémon has bright red fangs sticking out of its mouth, red eyes, and yellow and purple markings along its dark body.

To take down prey, it wraps its body around opponents like a ball python, rendering them unable to move.

If it can, it will sink its lethal venom fangs into anything that wanders too close.


Vulnerable to Ground and Psychic-types, Seviper has impressive attack and special attack base stats of 100.

It can be an effective Pokémon to use in battles where you’re looking to do the most damage in a short amount of time.


6. Zygarde

Best Snake Pokemon - Sygarde

Zygarde is a Legendary Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VI. While it cannot evolve into another Pokémon, it does have three forms which it can change into.

10% form and Complete form was introduced in Sun and Moon, while 50% form was introduced in X and Y.

In its 50% form, it is the most snake-like, and it looks a bit like an Indian Cobra, with a large head crest and hexagonal body patterns that resemble scales.


This snake Pokémon is vulnerable to Ice, Dragon, and Fairy-types, but its high defense stat of 121 gives it a lot of lasting power.

That said, its other stats aren’t anything to complain about, which makes Zygardes’s 50% form a very well-rounded Pokémon.


5. Milotic

Best Snake Pokemon - Milotic

Evolving from a Feebas when its Beautiful Condition is high enough when leveled up or when traded holding a Prism Scale, this Water-type Pokémon first debuted in Generation III in the games Pokémon Ruby, Pokémon Sapphire, and Pokémon Emerald.

Milotic is one of the most beautiful sea dragons in the Pokémon games, and it is one of the best snake Pokémon on this list.

Said to be the most beautiful Pokémon, Milotic has a long serpentine body and long pink fins that look a bit like hair.


Milotic is weak against Grass and Electric-types, but its special defense stat is a high 125 and its own special attack starts at a base of 100.

This snake Pokémon is not only beautiful, but it can stand out as a solid fighter in a lot of battles.


4. Dragonair

Best Snake Pokemon - Dragonair

This dragon type snake Pokémon was introduced in Generation I and it is an evolved form of Dratini.

It has light blue scales and wings that protrude from its head that allow it to fly, and in the anime, we often get to see it take to the skies.

Dragonair holds a lot of energy in its body, which it can discharge using the crystals on its tail and neck.


This snake Pokémon is weak to Ice, Fairy, and other Dragon-types, and while its highest base stat is only an attack of 84, it’s good to train and has its uses in many battles.


3. Arbok

Best Snake Pokemon - Arbok

When it comes to Pokémon that look like real-life creatures, Arbok is definitely a good example and they look a lot like a cobra.

Evolving from Ekans at level 22, this Poison-type Pokémon has narrow eyes, a prominent hood, and several sharp teeth.

Arbok can crush enemies by wrapping itself around them, and it can also stun opponents with the pattern on its body.

Along with Ekans, its former signature move, Glare, is used to paralyze enemies.


This snake Pokémon is vulnerable to Ground and Psychic-types, and its highest base stat, attack, was raised from 85 in Generations I-VI, to 95 in Generation VII and onward.


2. Serperior

Best Snake Pokemon - Serperior

Debuting in Generation V, this snake Pokémon is the final form of Snivy.  

Covered in light and dark green scales which are interlaced with gold swirling patterns, this serpentine Pokémon retains Palmate leaves on its tail.

Taking after real snake species like the emerald tree boa, the Serperior has a piercing gaze, and it will not hesitate to attack with full force if an opponent remains unfazed.

While it is one of the best snake Pokémon, it isn’t actually poisonous, despite having fangs visible if it opens its mouth.


Despite being weak to Flying, Poison, Bug, Ice, and Fire-types, Serperior has snake-like moves that give it superior speed with a base stat of 113.


1. Rayquaza

Best Snake Pokemon - Rayquaza

Rayquaza is one of the most desirable Pokémon and it is by far the best snake Pokémon you can catch.

Looking like a mecha Chinese Dragon, this dual-type Dragon/Flying Legendary Pokémon was introduced in Generation III and it is definitely a powerhouse.

While it doesn’t evolve into any other creature, it can Mega Evolve to become Mega Rayquaza if it knows Dragon Ascent and isn’t holding a Z-Crystal.

In its Mega form, Rayquaza looks even more like you’d think Chinese dragons should, and the form is much more organic.


Despite being weak to Rock, Dragon, Ice, and Fairy-types, this serpentine Pokémon has a high special and standard attack stat of 180 in its Mega form, and 150 in its regular form.

It also has very good HP, defense, and speed stats that make it the best snake Pokémon hands down.



We hope you enjoyed our list of the 25 best snake Pokémon of all time. 

While there are a lot of significant contenders for the title of the best snake type Pokémon, these 25 are the most interesting, memorable, and useful in the Pokémon games.

Even if you’re not fond of snakes in real life, these Pokémon are so good that you just gotta catch’em for yourself.

Here’s a quick recap of the 25 best snake Pokémon of all time:

  1. Rayquaza
  2. Serperior
  3. Arbok
  4. Dragonair
  5. Milotic
  6. Zygarde
  7. Seviper
  8. Onix
  9. Dratini
  10. Gyarados
  11. Steelix
  12. Ekans
  13. Servine
  14. Sandaconda
  15. Snivy
  16. Dunsparce
  17. Centiskorch
  18. Huntail
  19. Giratina
  20. Gorebyss
  21. Silicobra
  22. Eternatus
  23. Venomconda
  24. Tailoop
  25. Sleether

What’s the best snake Pokémon, in your opinion? Leave a comment below. 

Shawna Schofield is a professional freelance writer and part-time YouTuber. When not writing or recording she spends her time playing Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and Dragon Age.

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