Sneasel

Sneasel
ニューラ
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Mega Heracross < Sneasel > Teddiursa
Species Type
Sharp Claw Pokémon Dark.gif Ice.gif
Number Ability
#215 Inner Focus/Keen Eye
Pickpocket
Height Weight
2′11″ (0.9m) 61.7 lbs. (28kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Weavile
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 60
Tier EV Yield
RU 1 Speed Point
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Sneasel (ニューラ) is the 218th Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex. It is a Dark/Ice-Type, and is known as the Sharp Claw Pokémon.

Sneasel cane use one of two Abilities: Inner Focus, which protects it from flinching unless it tries to use Focus Punch; or Keen Eye, which prevents opposing Pokémon from lowering its Accuracy. A third Ability is available to Sneasel from the Dream World, the Pickpocket Ability. This Ability allows it to steal the Hold Item of a Pokémon that utilizes an attack that requires physical contact against it.

Sneasel couldn't evolve when it was introduced in Generation II, but starting in Generation IV a Sneasel can evolve into a Weavile if it Levels Up at Night while holding a Razor Claw.

Sneasel is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Sneasel 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

==Physiology

Sneasel mostly resembles a cat. Despite its American name, in Japan Sneasel is considered a feline as it has sharp claws and its name is a play on "Stray cat" and "Meow". Its body is, for the most part, a dark blue-green color, other than the two gold spots on its chest and forehead. It also has a red feather for its left ear and three more for a tail. In addition to this, Sneasel also has two very sharp claws on its hands.

Gender Differences

On the male, the feather on Sneasel's left ear is longer than it is on the female.

Game Information

Original Games

Sneasel appear at night on Route 28 and Silver Cave in Gold and Silver, and on the Ice Path at Night in Crystal. Time of day doesn't factor in finding Sneasel in Leaf Green, as it appears inside Icefall Cave 1F & B1.

Sneasel can be found on Route 216, 217, Lake Acuity and inside Snowpoint Temple in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. Sneasel also appear at Lake Acuity Lakefront in Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Sneasel appears at Route 28 and on Mt. Silver. Sneasel can also be obtained on the Icy Mountain Road Pokéwalker course.

Sneasel can be found at Giant Chasm in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2. Sneasel can also appear inside a Hidden Grotto at Giant Chasm in Black 2 and White 2.

Spin-Off Games

Sneasel is a Shadow Pokémon that appears in Pokémon Colosseum, which can be snagged from Rider Nelis at The Under Subway.

Sneasel appears at Endless Levels 53 & 66, Forever Level 3 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Sneasel can be found at Buried Relic 1F-4F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Sneasel appears at Blizzard Island 1F-20F, Crevice Cave B1-B10 & DPB1-B4 and Mt. Avalanche B1-B19. Sneasel appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3 at each game's Secret and Legendary-named areas.

Sneasel can be found at Panulla Cave and the Sekra Mountain Range in Pokémon Ranger. Only one Sneasel appears in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, and it is during an In-Game Quest that involves Almia Castle. Completing the mission will allow you to select Sneasel as your Partner Pokémon. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Sneasel can be found inside the submarine before it crashes and the Mountainside Top section of Mt. Sorbet in the Present, and in the Ice Temple Missions "Time, Time, Time!" and "Save the Frightened Vulpix" by defeating it and obtaining its Slate.

Sneasel can be found at the Iceberg Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. To obtain it, deliver three presents to a tree, then complete a Tag Race. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Sneasel appears at the Tech Area's Unawarehouse. This time, battle it to befriend it, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.

Sneasel appears at Yaksha in Pokémon Conquest, and can also appear at Nixtorm during a Swarm.

Trading Card Game

Sneasel is listed in the Best of Game promotional set. Sneasel is listed as a Common Card in the Aquapolis, Diamond and Pearl, Legends Awakened, Undaunted and Next Destinies sets; and as a Rare Card in the Neo Genesis, Neo Revelation, Versus, EX Ruby and Sapphire (EX Card) and EX Team Rocket Returns (EX Card) sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Harrison would capture a Wild Sneasel during the episode Pop Goes The Sneasel!, and would use that same Sneasel in his Johto League battle against Ash during the episode Playing with Fire!!. Sneasel would defeat Pikachu, but would get defeated by Totodile.

Candice would also use her own Sneasel during the episode Sliding Into Seventh. Sneasel would be defeated by Ash's Grotle.

Movies

Vicious, also known as The Iron Masked Marauder, would use a Sneasel during the film Celebi: Voice of the Forest. So far, this is Sneasel's only appearance in the films.

Manga

Sneasel's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Sneasel is a part of the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With the ability to revenge kill numerous threats due to its strong STAB attacks in Icicle Crash and Knock Off as well as great Pursuit trapping ability, Sneasel is among the tier's best offensive threats. It can provide incredible offensive utility for a team and can eliminate numerous threats such as Venusaur, Flygon, and Sigilyph. Unlike other Pursuit trappers, Sneasel's coverage makes it difficult for a lot of Pokémon in the tier to handle, so Pokémon that would usually not be concerned about Pursuit have to be wary of Sneasel's other attacks. Its best set is a Life Orb all-out attacker set that uses its strong STABs, Pursuit, and either Low Kick, which smacks Mega Glalie and Registeel, or Ice Shard, which can be a great priority attack against the likes of Aerodactyl and Dugtrio. Sneasel's only flaws are its paltry bulk and bad defensive typing, which make it difficult for it to switch in and allow for it to be worn down by entry hazards, especially Stealth Rock. Otherwise, it is a top-tier offensive threat that can prove to be highly problematic to go up against.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Gold/Silver Few (Night) Route 28
Mt. Silver Cave
Crystal Few (Night) Ice Path
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
Fire Red
None Trade
Leaf Green Rare Icefall Cave: 1F & B1
Colosseum Only One The Under: Subway (Snag from Rider Nelis)
Diamond/Pearl 25% Route 216
Route 217
Acuity Lakefront
Lake Acuity
Diamond/Pearl 35% Snowpoint Temple: 1F-B5
Platinum 10% Acuity Lakefront (Day)
Lake Acuity
Snowpoint Temple: 1F-B5
Platinum 15% (Night) Route 217
Platinum 25% Route 217 (Morning & Day)
Acuity Lakefront (Morning & Night)
Platinum 35% Route 216
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 10% (Night) Mt. Silver: Outside
Route 28
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 20% Mt. Silver: Top of 1F
Mt. Silver: 3F
Mt Silver: Top
Pokéwalker Varying% Icy Mountain Road >3000 Steps
Black/White 10% Giant Chasm: Cave
Giant Chasm: Inner Cave
Black 2/White 2 20% Giant Chasm: Cave
Giant Chasm: Inner Cave
Black 2/White 2 Unknown% Giant Chasm: Plains (Hidden Grotto)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
II Gold Its paws conceal sharp claws. If attacked, it suddenly extends the claws and startles its enemy.
Silver Vicious in nature, it drives Pidgey from their nests and feasts on the Eggs that are left behind.
Crystal This cunning Pokémon hides in the cover of darkness, waiting to attack its prey.
III Ruby Sneasel scales trees by punching its hooked claws into bark. It seeks out unguarded nests and steals Eggs for food while its parents are away.
Sapphire Sneasel scales trees by punching its hooked claws into bark. It seeks out unguarded nests and steals Eggs for food while its parents are away.
Emerald Sneasel scales trees by punching its hooked claws into bark. It seeks out unguarded nests and steals Eggs for food while its parents are away.
FireRed Vicious in nature, it drives Pidgey from their nests and feasts on the Eggs that are left behind.
LeafGreen Its paws conceal sharp claws. If attacked, it suddenly extends the claws and startles its enemy.
IV Diamond It feeds on Eggs stolen from nests. Its sharply hooked claws rip vulnerable spots on prey.
Pearl It is extremely vicious and will not stop attacking until its foe is incapable of moving.
Platinum A smart and sneaky Pokémon. A pair may work together to steal Eggs by having one lure the parents away.
HeartGold Its paws conceal sharp claws. If attacked, it suddenly extends the claws and startles its enemy.
SoulSilver Vicious in nature, it drives Pidgey from their nests and scavenges any leftovers it can find.
V Black A smart and sneaky Pokémon. A pair may work together to steal Eggs by having one lure the parents away.
White A smart and sneaky Pokémon. A pair may work together to steal Eggs by having one lure the parents away.
Black 2 A smart and sneaky Pokémon, it makes its opponents flinch by suddenly showing the claws hidden in its paws.
White 2 A smart and sneaky Pokémon, it makes its opponents flinch by suddenly showing the claws hidden in its paws.
VI X It feeds on eggs stolen from nests. Its sharply hooked claws rip vulnerable spots on prey.
Y Its paws conceal sharp claws. If attacked, it suddenly extends the claws and startles its enemy.
Omega Ruby Sneasel scales trees by punching its hooked claws into the bark. This Pokémon seeks out unguarded nests and steals eggs for food while the parents are away.
Alpha Sapphire Sneasel scales trees by punching its hooked claws into the bark. This Pokémon seeks out unguarded nests and steals eggs for food while the parents are away.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
55
. 220 314 .
Atk
95
175 195 289 317
Def
55
103 115 209 229
Sp. Atk
35
67 75 169 185
Sp. Def
75
139 155 249 273
Speed
115
211 235 329 361

Moves

Via Level-Up

Black/White

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Taunt Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
8 Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
10 Screech Normal.gif N/A 85 Other.png
14 Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 N/A Physical.png
21 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
24 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
28 Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
35 Hone Claws Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
38 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
42 Beat Up Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
49 Metal Claw Steel.gif 50 95 Physical.png
51 Ice Shard Ice.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Black 2/White 2

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Taunt Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
8 Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
10 Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 N/A Physical.png
14 Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
16 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
20 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
22 Metal Claw Steel.gif 50 95 Physical.png
25 Hone Claws Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
28 Beat Up Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
32 Screech Normal.gif N/A 85 Other.png
35 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
40 Snatch Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
44 Punishment Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
47 Ice Shard Ice.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 95 100 Special.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Foresight Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Crush Claw Normal.gif 75 95 Physical.png
Fake Out Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Double Hit Normal.gif 35 90 Physical.png
Punishment Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Ice Shard Ice.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Assist Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Avalanche Ice.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png

Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

Emerald

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Nightmare Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Sneasel
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level Up
+ Hold Razor Claw (Night)


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Psychic.gif
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Fairy.gif
Fighting.gif
Fire.gif
Ice.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif
Dark.gif
Ghost.gif
Ice.gif
Psychic.gif
Bug.gif
Fairy.gif
Fighting.gif
Fire.gif
Rock.gif
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