TM95 Snarl can be found within a specific Mirage Cave located in the seas roughly northwest of Mt. Chimney. You can explore these types of Mirage Spots after unlocking the ability to soar with the Eon Flute.
And to reach the exact location of the Snarl TM, you’ll need both the Mach Bike and Acro Bike, which can be obtained together after the Delta Episode.
After acquiring the Eon Flute from Steven shortly after battling Kyogre or Groudon in the Cave of Origin, you’ll be able to call on Latias/Latios (depending on your game version) to Mega Evolve and soar through Hoenn’s skies.
This lets you quickly travel to previously visited locations and also grants you access to Mirage Spots.
Each day, a random Mirage Spot appears on Hoenn’s outskirts, marked by a red sparkle.
The Mirage Spots rotate daily, so you’ll often need to check back regularly until you can find the exact spot you’re looking for.
But to summarize the requirements, before visiting this Mirage Cave for TM95 you should do the following:
- Complete the Delta Episode, a new story that becomes available after you become the Champion
- Get both the Mach Bike and the Acro Bike
When you’re good to go, check and see if the exact Mirage Island marked in the image below is available. If it is, use the Eon Flute to travel there. If it’s not, you can adjust your 3DS or emulator’s time until it appears.
TM95 Snarl Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Upon arriving at the island, ride your Acro Bike northward.
Step 2: Shortly after riding north you’ll reach the cave entrance; go inside.
Step 3: Inside Mirage Cave, head up a bit and then turn west towards the wooden stumps on the left-hand side.
Step 4: Then while on your Acro Bike, hold the B button for more than two seconds to perform a bunny hop.
You can then use the D-Pad/Control Pad to climb down the wooden stumps while bunny hopping.
Step 5: After bunny hopping, bike west down the stairs and go through the cave exit at the end of the path.
Step 6: Once you’re outside, follow the narrow trail going east and enter the other cave entrance on the eastern side of this path.
Step 7: Back inside the cave, switch to the Mach Bike and ride north.
Step 8: At the end of the path you’ll need to use your Mach Bike’s momentum to ride up the muddy slope on the left-hand side of the wall.
Ride up the slope until you reach the top, and that’s where you’ll find TM95 Snarl on the ground.
TM95 Snarl Details + Uses
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TM95 Snarl is a Special Dark-type move that also lowers the target’s Special Attack by one stage.
Each stat can be raised and lowered up to six times.
Here’s how much each use of Snarl modifies your opponent’s Special Attack stat:
With a base power of only 55, Snarl isn’t a top choice for a Special attacker’s moveset. Especially when moves like Dark Pulse offer better damage output.
However, Snarl is very useful on utility or defensive Pokémon as a way to reduce damage dealt by your opponent’s Special attackers.
In Double Battles, Snarl’s usefulness increases even further. This is because it targets both opposing Pokémon in a doubles battle and lowers their Special Attack stats. This can be a valuable tool for disrupting your opponent’s strategy and weakening their Special attackers.
In competitive Double Battles, this move is most commonly used by Arcanine – which also possesses the ability Intimidate that lowers the Attack stat of both opposing Pokémon. This reduces the damage output of both Physical and Special attackers, allowing your partner Pokémon to withstand attacks more efficiently.
Certain moves, like Snarl, are classified as “Sound-Based Moves” in OR/AS.
Some moves and abilities in the game will interact with Sound-Based Moves.
While relatively limited in this generation, these types of moves were expanded upon in the games that released after Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
While a Pokémon is under the effect of the move Substitute, Sound-Based Moves will ignore the decoy, directly affecting/damaging the target.
A Pokémon with the ability Soundproof makes them immune to Sound-Based Moves.
The following Pokémon have Soundproof as an available ability: