Snivy, Servine and Serperior

19e21-snivy…and where else to start but with my very own starter Pokémon?  Before the English versions of Black and White were released, Snivy was given the fan nickname “Smugleaf,” and you can see why.  My gods, he looks pleased with himself, doesn’t he?  Honestly, I think Smugleaf would have been a better name than Snivy as it fits with the impression of haughtiness that Nintendo seems to have been aiming for with this entire evolutionary line, but it was not to be.  Ah well.  It certainly works anyway, in my opinion (except that the name “Servine” is a little unfortunate – it makes me think “servile,” when he is anything but).  All three of these Pokémon clearly think not only that they’re smarter than you, but also stronger, more important and infinitely more handsome.  You will want to strangle them within about five minutes. Continue reading “Snivy, Servine and Serperior”