Serperior is a Grass type Pokemon introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Servine starting at level 36. It is the final form of Snivy. Take a look below for 24 awesome and fun facts about Serperior.
1. Serperior is a primarily pale green, serpentine Pokemon.
2. Its face and throat are white, while its back is dark green.
3. Curled, mint-colored patterns extend into the white portion of its face, and it has narrow red eyes.
4. In the lower jaw, two fangs are visible when its mouth is open.
5. There are two pointed yellow extensions on the back of its head.
6. Coiled, dark green extensions spread out from the sides of its lower neck, forming a curving pattern lower down the body.
7. Just below its neck, it has two small leaf-like hands coming out of either side.
8. It has curved yellow markings around its middle and several palmate leaves on its tail.
9. Serperior will only attack with full force against opponents that are unfazed by its piercing glare.
10. It is capable of amplifying solar energy with its body.
11. Serperior, Samurott, and Emboar all share the same base stat total of 528.
12. Serperior is the only starter and Generation V Pokémon with a serpentine body.
13. Serperior appears in Pokémon Battle Chess. It acts as a rook piece in chess.
14. Serperior is based on multiple species of snakes and limbless lizards, such as Oxybelis fulgidus, Ahaetulla nasuta, and Ahaetulla prasina (species of vine snakes), as well as the emerald tree boa, ball python, and possibly Burton’s legless lizard. The shape of its head and the extensions on its collar may be based on the bird of paradise or false bird of paradise flowers, a cobra’s hood, or a snake’s shed skin.
15. Serperior may also originate from Quetzalcoatl, a green, feathered serpent deity. Its body markings resemble the acanthus leaf motifs popularized during the Renaissance.
16. Ken Sugimori has said that Snivy, Servine, and Serperior are based on French royalty, specifically mentioning the anime The Rose of Versailles as inspiration. The fact that Serperior amplifies sunlight in its body, as stated in its Pokédex entry, may be an allusion to King Louis XIV of France, who famously referred to himself as the “Sun King”. Its white face also alludes to the skin whitening fashion, mostly used by the European aristocracy in the 17th century.
17. The dark green design on its chest seems to form a fleur-de-lis, a French insignia that is used on many European noble families’ and nations’ coat of arms. Along with its regal look, Serperior’s ability to seize opponents with its piercing stare is a reference to the basilisk, the king of serpents in European legend.
18. Serperior is a combination of serpent and superior. It may also be a combination of serpent and warrior or emperor.
19. Trip’s Servine was revealed to have evolved into a Serperior in Jostling for the Junior Cup!, which also served as the species’ main series debut.
20. Serperior debuted in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram, under the ownership of Mako. It battled and lost against Ash’s Pikachu during Eindoak Town’s Harvest Festival battle tournament.
21. A Serperior appeared in Nanette’s fantasy in New Places… Familiar Faces!.
22. A Serperior appeared in the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, under the ownership of Rosa. It battled Cheren’s Stoutland in a Gym battle.
23. A Serperior appeared in Let’s Master Pokémon Capturing!, under the ownership of Monta. It was revealed to have evolved from his Servine.
24. Mako owns a Serperior in White—Victini and Zekrom.