Sneasel

Sneasel is a Dark/Ice type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Sharp Claw Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 215
Type Dark Ice
Species Sharp Claw Pokémon
Height 0.9 m (2′11″)
Weight 28.0 kg (61.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Inner Focus
2. Keen Eye
Pickpocket (hidden ability)
Local № 213 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
144 (Diamond/Pearl)
144 (Platinum)
218 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
252 (Black 2/White 2)
091 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
249 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
326 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
292 (Sword/Shield)
144 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
202 (Legends: Arceus)
028 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 86
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 95
175 317
Defense 55
103 229
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 115
211 361
Total 430 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Sneasel.

Pokédex data

National № 215
Type Poison Fighting
Species Sharp Claw Pokémon
Height 0.9 m (2′11″)
Weight 27.0 kg (59.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Inner Focus
2. Keen Eye
Poison Touch (hidden ability)
Local № 213 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
144 (Diamond/Pearl)
144 (Platinum)
218 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
252 (Black 2/White 2)
091 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
249 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
326 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
292 (Sword/Shield)
144 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
202 (Legends: Arceus)
028 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield
Catch rate
Base Friendship
Base Exp.
Growth Rate

Breeding

Egg Groups
Gender
Egg cycles

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 95
175 317
Defense 55
103 229
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 115
211 361
Total 430 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Sneasel.

Evolution chart

#215
Sneasel
Dark · Ice
(hold Razor Claw, Nighttime)
#461
Weavile
Dark · Ice
#215
Sneasel
Hisuian Sneasel
Poison · Fighting
(use Razor Claw, Daytime)

Sneasel changes

Pokédex entries

Sneasel

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 under the cover of darkness, waiting to attack its prey.
Ruby
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.
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.
Emerald A SNEASEL scales trees by punching its hooked claws into the bark. It seeks out unguarded nests and steals eggs for food while the parents are away.
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.
Black
White
A smart and sneaky Pokémon. A pair may work together to steal eggs by having one lure the parents away.
Black 2
White 2
A smart and sneaky Pokémon, it makes its opponents flinch by suddenly showing the claws hidden in its paws.
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
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.
Sun It has a cunning yet savage disposition. It waits for parents to leave their nests, and then it sneaks in to steal their eggs.
Moon It uses its claws to poke holes in eggs so it can slurp out the insides. Breeders consider it a scourge and will drive it away or eradicate it.
Ultra Sun They will cooperate to steal eggs from the nests of bird Pokémon, but fights break out to determine which one gets to eat the eggs.
Ultra Moon It blends into the dark of night to ambush its prey. Sneasel will attack Sandshrew, but its hard skin can cause Sneasel’s claws to snap off.
Sword Its paws conceal sharp claws. If attacked, it suddenly extends the claws and startles its enemy.
Shield It has a cunning yet savage disposition. It waits for parents to leave their nests, and then it sneaks in to steal their eggs.
Brilliant Diamond It feeds on eggs stolen from nests. Its sharply hooked claws rip vulnerable spots on prey.
Shining Pearl It is extremely vicious and will not stop attacking until its foe is incapable of moving.
Legends: Arceus This Pokémon shares roots with the Sneasel of Hisui, but unlike that species, this one is spiteful in personality. I hypothesize that water and earth can affect Sneasel’s mind and body.

Hisuian Sneasel

Legends: Arceus Its sturdy, curved claws are ideal for traversing precipitous cliffs. From the tips of these claws drips a venom that infiltrates the nerves of any prey caught in Sneasel’s grasp.

Moves learned by Sneasel

Moves learnt by level up

Sneasel learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
6TauntDarkStatus 100
12Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
18Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
24Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
30Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
36Hone ClawsDarkStatus
42Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
48AgilityPsychicStatus
54ScreechNormalStatus 85
60SlashNormalPhysical 70 100

Egg moves

Sneasel learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sneasel egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
Icicle CrashIcePhysical 85 90
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sneasel is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Sneasel learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
6Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
11SwiftNormalSpecial 60
18SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
25Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
34Swords DanceNormalStatus
43BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
6Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
11SwiftNormalSpecial 60
18SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
25Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
34Swords DanceNormalStatus
43Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Sneasel can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Sneasel sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Sneasel  sprite from Silver Sneasel  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sneasel  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sneasel  sprite from Black & White Sneasel  sprite from X & Y Sneasel  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Sneasel  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Sneasel Shiny sprite from Silver Sneasel Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sneasel Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sneasel Shiny sprite from Black & White Sneasel Shiny sprite from X & Y Sneasel Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Sneasel

Gold
Silver
Route 28, Mt. Silver
Crystal Ice Path
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen Icefall Cave
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 216, 217, Acuity Lakefront, Lake Acuity, Snowpoint Temple
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 28, Mt. Silver
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Giant Chasm
X
Y
Route 17
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Mount Lanakila
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 8, 10, Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, Slippery Slope, Frostpoint Field, Snowslide Slope, Frigid Sea
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 216, 217, Acuity Lakefront, Lake Acuity, Snowpoint Temple, Whiteout Cave, Icy Cave, Glacial Cavern
Legends: Arceus Celestica Trail, Primeval Grotto, Space-Time Distortion

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Sneasel
Japanese ニューラ (Nyula)
German Sniebel
French Farfuret

Name origin

sneaky
crafty, deceitful
weasel
small mammal with a long body