|Sharp Claw Pokémon|
|#215|| Inner Focus/Keen Eye|
|2′11″ (0.9m)||61.7 lbs. (28kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE/NU/RU||1 Speed Point|
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.
 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.
 Spin-Off Games
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
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.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
While it is an unevolved Pokémon, Sneasel is still a viable option in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Its high Speed and Attack allows it to revenge KO many of the Psychic-Type and Ghost-Type Pokémon in the tiers, but Fighting-Type Pokémon will have an easy time in defeating Sneasel, along with any Pokémon that has a good Defense and can also strike back with a strong move.
 Area Location
 Pokédex Entries
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Black 2/White 2
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
- 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
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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