Where To Get TM95 Snarl in Pokémon ORAS

Finding the Snarl TM in a Mirage Cave in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Soaring the skies with Mega Latias / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Soaring the skies with Mega Latias

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:

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.

Exact Mirage Spot where TM95 Snarl is located / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Exact Mirage Spot where TM95 Snarl is located

TM95 Snarl Location (Step-by-Step)

Step 1: Upon arriving at the island, ride your Acro Bike northward.

Riding on the Acro Bike / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Riding on the Acro Bike

Step 2: Shortly after riding north you’ll reach the cave entrance; go inside.

Heading inside Mirage Cave / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Heading inside Mirage Cave

Step 3: Inside Mirage Cave, head up a bit and then turn west towards the wooden stumps on the left-hand side.

Mirage Cave entrance area / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Cave entrance area

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.

Using the Acro Bike perform a bunny hop / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Using the Acro Bike perform a bunny hop

Step 5: After bunny hopping, bike west down the stairs and go through the cave exit at the end of the path.

Exiting the cave / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Exiting the cave

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.

Crossing to cave’s other entrance / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Crossing to cave’s other entrance

Step 7: Back inside the cave, switch to the Mach Bike and ride north.

Riding on the Mach Bike / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Riding on the Mach Bike

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.

The location of TM95 Snarl / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The location of TM95 Snarl

TM95 Snarl Details + Uses

In-game details for TM95 Snarl / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-game details for TM95 Snarl
Snarl Move Details
Type Dark
Category Special
Power 55
Accuracy 95%
PP 15 (max. 24)

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:

Stage Main Stat
0 x1
-1 x0.66
-2 x0.5
-3 x0.4
-4 x0.33
-5 x0.285
-6 x0.25
Using Snarl in battle / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Using Snarl in battle

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.

Sound-Based Moves

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.

Substitute

The foe’s Echoed Voice ignores Substitute / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The foe’s Echoed Voice ignores Substitute

While a Pokémon is under the effect of the move Substitute, Sound-Based Moves will ignore the decoy, directly affecting/damaging the target.

Soundproof

Whismur’s Soundproof makes it immune to Sound-Based Moves / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Whismur’s Soundproof makes it immune to Sound-Based Moves

A Pokémon with the ability Soundproof makes them immune to Sound-Based Moves.

The following Pokémon have Soundproof as an available ability:

Pokémon Hidden Ability
Voltorb No
Electrode No
Mr. Mime No
Whismur No
Loudred No
Exploud No
Shieldon Yes
Bastiodon Yes
Mime Jr. No
Snover Yes
Abomasnow Yes
Bouffalant Yes

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