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Sneasel (Pokémon)

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Sneasel
ニューラ Nyula
#215
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Dark Ice
Category
Sharp Claw Pokémon
Abilities
Inner Focus or Keen Eye
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#213
Hoenn
#357
Sinnoh
#144
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'11"
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
61.7 lbs.
Imperial
28.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F215.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 132 Battle Exp.: 1321*

Sneasel (Japanese: ニューラ Nyula) is a dual-type Dark/Ice Pokémon.

It evolves into Weavile when leveled up at night while holding a Razor Claw.

Biology

Physiology

Sneasel is a bipedal Pokémon which vaguely resembles a weasel. Its body is predominantly black, but it possesses bright red feather-like growths on its left ear and lower back. Its most striking features are the two retractable claws on its front and back paws. It also has distinctive yellow markings on its face and chest. Its unusual facial markings, which resemble eyelashes, are found on both males and females; these markings strongly resemble the false eyelashes worn by the primary character in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.

Gender differences

A female has a shorter red feather on its head than a male.

Special abilities

Sneasel normally attack by using claw-based moves, such as Slash or Metal Claw. Sneasel are also capable of learning punching moves like Ice Punch or Focus Punch. Since Sneasel is a Dark-type Pokémon, it can learn certain attacks that come with very disruptive effects: stealing an opponent's hold item (Thief), or preventing foes from using the same attack twice in a row (Torment). Sneasel is a very agile Pokémon, making it a tough target to hit.

Sneasel's signature move is Beat Up, an attack that summons its teammates to pummel a foe.

Behavior

Sneasel are notoriously vicious Pokémon, which are perfectly capable of using their impressive claws to do substantial amounts of damage. Sneasel enjoy attacking and injuring the weak; their nasty temperament can be seen in Hail to the Chef when one sabotaged Meowth's food, nearly leading to a clash of claws. Sneasel are surely agile and will move with ninja-like movements in battle, as they are are cunning, and have developed many strategies to capture their prey. In addition to being formidable weapons, their claws are also useful tools and enable them to climb trees.

Habitat

Sneasel generally live in forests, but are also found in caves and mountainous areas. Many also love vast snow fields.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Sneasel's preferred diet consists of Pidgey eggs, but like most Pokémon, Sneasel sometimes eat Berries.

In the anime

Sneasel's first appearance was in Pokémon 4Ever. Vicious sent this Pokémon along with Scizor to get Celebi.

In Pop Goes The Sneasel, this Pokémon was blocking access to the Flame of Ho-Oh. Harrison captured that Sneasel and later used it in the Silver Conference. Harrison's Sneasel beat Ash's Pikachu, then lost to Ash's Totodile.

A Sneasel was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

Sneasel also made an appearance in Hail to the Chef under the ownership of Rhoda, a girl that lives outside of Saffron City who was competing with her sister, who owned a Mr. Mime, for the ownership of her father's restaurant.

In Duels of the Jungle, a Sneasel tried to stop a feud between two Weavile.

A Sneasel appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A Sneasel appeared in DP120 in a preview, under the ownership of Candice and battling Ash's Grotle.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Sneasel's most predominant role is as one of Silver's Pokémon, presumably his first Pokémon as it was the Pokémon he used during his training under Pryce.

In the TCG

Main article: Sneasel (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
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 in the cover of darkness, waiting to attack its prey.
Stadium 2 Its paws conceal sharp claws. If attacked, it suddenly extends the claws and startles its enemy.
Generation III
Ruby Sneasel scale trees by punching its hooked claws into bark. It seeks out unguarded nests and steals eggs for food while its parents are away.
Sapphire Sneasel scale trees by punching its hooked claws into bark. It seeks out unguarded nests and steals eggs for food while its parents are away.
Emerald Sneasel scale trees by punching its hooked claws into bark. It seeks out unguarded nests and steals eggs for food while its 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.
Generation IV
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 {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Route 28, Silver Cave (night)
Crystal
Common Ice Path (night)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Icefall Cave (LeafGreen only)
Colosseum
One The Under (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Routes 216 and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Lake Acuity, Snowpoint Temple
Platinum
Common Routes 216 and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Lake Acuity, Snowpoint Temple
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 53
Endless Level 66
Forever Level 3
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Buried Relic (1F-4F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F)
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave
Sekra Mountain Range
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Almia Castle

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total: 430   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

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By leveling up

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Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 43+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 215.png Faint Attack Dark
-- Screech Normal
-- Fury Swipes Normal
-- Icy Wind Ice

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 215.png Spr 2g 215.png Spr 2c 215.gif Spr b 2g 215.png
Spr 2g 215 s.png Spr 2g 215 s.png Spr 2c 215 s.gif Spr b 2g 215 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 215.png Spr 3e 215.png Spr 3r 215.png Spr b 3r 215.png
Spr 3r 215 s.png Spr 3e 215 s.png Spr 3r 215 s.png Spr b 3r 215 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 215 m.png Spr 4p 215 m.png Spr 4h 215 m.png Spr b 4d 215 m.png
Spr 4d 215 f.png Spr 4p 215 f.png Spr 4h 215 f.png Spr b 4d 215 f.png
Spr 4d 215 m s.png Spr 4p 215 m s.png Spr 4h 215 m s.png Spr b 4d 215 m s.png
Spr 4d 215 f s.png Spr 4p 215 f s.png Spr 4h 215 f s.png Spr b 4d 215 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 215 m.png Spr 5b 215 m.png Spr b 5b 215 m.png
Spr 5b 215 f.png Spr 5b 215 f.png Spr b 5b 215 f.png
Spr 5b 215 m s.png Spr 5b 215 m s.png Spr b 5b 215 m s.png
Spr 5b 215 f s.png Spr 5b 215 f s.png Spr b 5b 215 f s.png
Sneasel For other sprites and images, please see Sneasel images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Sneasel is the first Ice-type in the National Pokédex listing that evolves into another Ice-type. Before Generation IV, this honor went to Swinub.
  • In Sneasel's Gold and Silver sprites, its fur is brown and its "feathers" are colored blue instead of pink. This mistake was corrected in Crystal's sprite. The Template:Shiny2 sprites, however, are properly colored.
  • Sneasel is one of fourteen Pokémon that one could collect foreign Pokédex entries for in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
  • In Gold and Silver, Sneasel's front sprites are the same in both versions. There are very few other Pokémon like this, with some including Spinarak and Ariados. Strangely, these Pokémon all have a relation to the fact that they can only be found in the wild at night.
  • Sneasel and Weavile are the only Pokémon which are Dark/Ice.
    • In the past, many mistook Sneasel not to be an Ice-type, due to lack of usable Ice-types moves, as all were special-based at the past,and Sneasel's special attack stat is some of the lowest in the game. With the advent of the physical/special split, Sneasel and its new evolution Weavile now have usable physicla Ice-type moves, namely Ice Shard and Ice Punch; the same issue was true for the lack of physical Dark-type moves as well, but Sneasel was never mistook for a non-Dark type, as many other Dark-types prior to D/P/Pt suffered the same problem, namely Absol.

Origin

It may be based on weasels, but it also seems to draw inspiration from 鎌鼬 kamaitachi, weasel demons with sickles on their front legs.

Name origin

Sneasel's name is a combination of sneaky and weasel. The name is pronounced as "sneezele", which may refer to "sniffle," "the sniffles," "sneeze," or "sneezing" resulting from a bad cold (a possible reference to this Pokémon's Dark/Ice type). Sneasel's Japanese name may come from 潜入 sennyū, sneaking in, and 鼬 , an alternate reading of itachi, or weasel.

In other languages

External links

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