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)
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.

Evolution chart

#215
Sneasel
Dark · Ice
(hold Razor Claw, Nighttime)
#461
Weavile
Dark · Ice

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.
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.

Moves learned by Sneasel

Moves learnt by level up

Sneasel learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield 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 Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sneasel egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
Icicle CrashIcePhysical 85 90
SpiteGhostStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Sneasel can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100
Triple AxelIcePhysical 20 90

Moves learnt by TM

Sneasel is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Sneasel is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1TauntDarkStatus 100
8Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
10Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
14Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
16Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
20AgilityPsychicStatus
22Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
25Hone ClawsDarkStatus
28Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
32ScreechNormalStatus 85
35SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
40SnatchDarkStatus
44PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
47Ice ShardIcePhysical 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.
AssistNormalStatus
AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
ForesightNormalStatus
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
Icicle CrashIcePhysical 85 90
PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 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 PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Low KickFightingPhysical 100
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhostStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

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

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