Sneasel (Johto Pokédex. It is a Dark/Ice-Type, and is known as the Sharp Claw Pokémon.) is the 218th Pokémon in the
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 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.
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.
On the male, the feather on Sneasel's left ear is longer than it is on the female.
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 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.
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.
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.
Sneasel's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
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.
Black 2/White 2
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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