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[[File:Type Dark/Ice.gif|link=Dark/Ice type]]  
Species Sharp Claw Pokémon
Abilities Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Wicked Thief (Dream World)
None ← 215 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Weavile]]
(ニューラ Nyuura)
[[Generation II]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Teal>Teal</font>
Shape Footprint
Sneasel (Japanese: ニューラ Nyuura) is a Dark/Ice-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.


Sneasel looks like a bipedal black cat or a weasel with sharp claws. It has a tail made of red feathers, with its left ear in a similar fashion. It also has a yellow-orange oval shaped gem on its chest and forehead. It has slanted red eyes that are defined by markings that look like long eyelashes.

Special abilities

Its abilities are Keen Eye or Inner Focus. Keen Eye prevents it from losing Accuracy. Inner Focus prevents it from flinching. It is thought to be very good at ninja skills as it is known to move at high speeds to attack opponents.


This Pokémon evolves into Weavile while holding a Razor Claw and is leveled up at night.

In the anime

Sneasel first appeared in the fourth Pokémon movie, Celebi: Voice of the Forest, as one of the three Shadow Pokémon used by the main villain (the other two being Scizor and Tyranitar).

Another one, in the episode "Pop Goes the Sneasel!" caused trouble for the Silver Conference of Johto when it blocked people access to the Sacred Fire of Ho-Oh, which was needed for the festivities. It was captured by a trainer from Hoenn named Harrison and subsequently used in the Conference.

Sneasel was one of the two featured Pokémon in the episode "Hail To the Chef!"

A female Sneasel also appeared in the Battle Frontier episode "Duels of the Jungle!" with its evolved form, Weavile.

Silver also owns a Sneasel in the manga and games.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Route 28, Mt. Silver (Night) Uncommon
Crystal Ice Path (Night) Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Icefall Cave (Leafgreen Only) Rare
Diamond/Pearl Routes 216 and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Lake Acuity, Snowpoint Temple Common
Platinum Routes 216 and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Lake Acuity, Snowpoint Temple Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Mt. Silver Uncommon
Black/White Giant Chasm Rare

Pokédex entries



Generation II

Main article: Sneasel/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Sneasel/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Sneasel/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Leer 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Taunt 100% 20 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Status Status


8 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


10 Screech 85% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


14 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


21 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


24 Agility —% 30 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status


28 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 [[Ice type|Ice]] [[Move#Special Special


35 Hone Claws —% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Status Status


38 Slash 70 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


42 Beat Up ?? 100% 10 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


49 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Physical Physical


51 Ice Shard 40 100% 30 [[Ice type|Ice]] [[Move#Physical Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


  • Sneasel and its evolution, Weavile are the only Ice type Pokémon, other than those that are part Water, to learn Surf.
  • Sneasel has the highest Speed of all Pokémon that can evolve.
  • Its name is a play on "sneaky" and "weasel"

It's name could also come from "snow" and "weasel"

  • In Japan, Sneasel and its evolution are considered felines. ニューラ is a play on "stray (cat)" and "meow".
  • Sneasel is the only dual type cat pokemon that is part of a two stage evolution family.


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