TM49 Snatch is located in the Team Galactic Headquarters in Veilstone City, and is visible in one of the rooms as an overworld item. This area is accessible only after Looker has used the Storage Key on the Galactic Warehouse’s security door.
Snatch is a non-damaging Dark-type status move with an increased priority.
If Snatch is used during a turn in which another Pokémon attempts to use a beneficial status-changing move, the Snatch user steals the move and uses it on itself instead.
TM49 Snatch Location (Step-by-Step)
After you have defeated Leader Candice in Snowpoint City, you can visit Lake Acuity.
This is where Team Galactic’s Commander Jupiter will mention that the next phase of their plan is set to occur at their Veilstone City Headquarters.
You can then travel to Veilstone City and speak to a Galactic Grunt outside the HQ to trigger a short scene, after which Looker of the International Police will show up and offer to unlock the security door in the Galactic Warehouse.
Heal your Pokémon if you need to, since there are a bunch of Galactic Grunt battles ahead, and then travel to the Warehouse by moving west from Veilstone City’s Pokémon Center.
Turn north once you pass the Veilstone Department Store.
Turn east, and climb the staircase to enter the Warehouse.
Looker will meet you inside and open the door for you, before sprinting down the stairs.
Follow him down the staircase.
On the next floor, walk straight east down the hallway.
Battle the first Galactic Grunt you encounter.
All the Grunts here have the standard Grunt Pokémon (Golbat, Stunky, Houndour, etc.), with levels in the high-30s and low-40s, and shouldn’t pose much of a threat.
Continue up the corridor, and you will come across another Grunt to fight.
After the battle, climb the staircase at the end of the hall.
There is a Grunt in the new room, but you can’t battle him, so just head up the next staircase.
In this next area, there is another Galactic Grunt to battle. And behind her are two orange circles.
These are teleportation portals; if you step on one, it will teleport you to another portal somewhere else in the building.
To reach TM49 Snatch, step on the right-hand teleportation portal.
The portal will take you directly to the room where you can find TM49 Snatch.
You’ll see it as a Pokéball item in the upper-right corner of the room, so just walk over and pick it up.
This is the only copy of TM49 Snatch in the game, so use it wisely.
Snatch Details and Uses
Snatch is a non-damaging, Dark-type status move with a +4 increased priority. If used during a turn in which the target attempts a status move with a positive effect, the user of Snatch will steal the move and use it instead.
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Snatch is a fun and interesting move, but its efficacy in competitive play depends on the target, as well as the user’s ability to determine if status moves are likely to be used.
For example, one strategy is to make a quick powerful Pokémon like Garchomp spam Swords Dance to boost its Attack stat to astronomical levels; a Pokémon with Snatch can pull that strategy right out from under them and repeatedly boost their own Attack instead.
Here’s a few tidbits of information about Snatch:
- In Double Battles, Snatch can be used to steal a partner’s status move, making sharing moves possible as a battle strategy.
- If more than one Pokémon uses Snatch in a turn, only the last Pokémon to use it—that is, the slowest Pokémon—will steal the status move.
- If Snatch is used in a Pokémon Contest in the Smart category, it will not generate any Appeal Points, but it will steal the Voltage of the Pokémon that acted before it.