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 2′11″ (0.9 m)
Weight 61.7 lbs (28.0 kg)
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)

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 (base 5,120 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.

Evolution chart

(hold Razor Claw, Nighttime)

Sneasel changes

Pokédex entries

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.

Moves learned by Sneasel

Moves learnt by level up

Sneasel learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1TauntDark 100
8Quick AttackNormal 40 100
10Feint AttackDark 60
14Icy WindIce 55 95
16Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
20AgilityPsychic
22Metal ClawSteel 50 95
25Hone ClawsDark
28Beat UpDark 100
32ScreechNormal 85
35SlashNormal 70 100
40SnatchDark
44PunishmentDark 100
47Ice ShardIce 40 100

Egg moves

Sneasel learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sneasel egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AssistNormal
AvalancheIce 60 100
BiteDark 60 100
CounterFighting 100
Crush ClawNormal 75 95
Double HitNormal 35 90
Fake OutNormal 40 100
FeintNormal 30 100
ForesightNormal
Ice PunchIce 75 100
Ice ShardIce 40 100
Icicle CrashIce 85 90
PunishmentDark 100
PursuitDark 40 100
SpiteGhost 100
Throat ChopDark 80 100

Move Tutor moves

Sneasel can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Ice PunchIce 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Knock OffDark 65 100
Laser FocusNormal
Low KickFighting 100
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Throat ChopDark 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sneasel is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
77Psych UpNormal
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Sneasel can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Sneasel learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1TauntDark 100
8Quick AttackNormal 40 100
10Feint AttackDark 60
14Icy WindIce 55 95
16Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
20AgilityPsychic
22Metal ClawSteel 50 95
25Hone ClawsDark
28Beat UpDark 100
32ScreechNormal 85
35SlashNormal 70 100
40SnatchDark
44PunishmentDark 100
47Ice ShardIce 40 100

Egg moves

Sneasel learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sneasel egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AssistNormal
AvalancheIce 60 100
BiteDark 60 100
CounterFighting 100
Crush ClawNormal 75 95
Double HitNormal 35 90
Fake OutNormal 40 100
FeintNormal 30 100
ForesightNormal
Ice PunchIce 75 100
Ice ShardIce 40 100
Icicle CrashIce 85 90
PunishmentDark 100
PursuitDark 40 100
SpiteGhost 100
Throat ChopDark 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sneasel is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
77Psych UpNormal
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Sneasel can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Sneasel sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

Other languages

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

Name origin

sneaky
crafty, deceitful
weasel
small mammal with a long body