Sneasel: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

Sneasel: Type, Powers, Strengths, Weaknesses, Evolutions and Moves

The world of Pokémon has been a growing phenomenon since 1996, when the first pair of video games came out in stores. Pokémon started off as a video game series and although new creatures are primarily introduced in the video games, the anime series has become as popular as the video games. As of December 2021, there are almost 900 individual Pokémon identified by the PokéDex and in this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about one of them – Sneasel.

Sneasel is a dual Dark- and Ice-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II. Sneasel is the first stage of evolution of the Generation IV Pokémon Weavile, into which it evolves by leveling up at night, while Sneasel is holding the Razor Claw item. It is weak to Fighting-, Rock-, Bug-, Steel-, Fire-, and Fairy-type moves, and is super effective against Dragon-, Ghost-, Psychic-, Grass-, and Flying-type Pokémon.

In this article, we are going to tell you all the information you’ll need if you want to breed a Sneasel in any of the games. You’ll find out about its type, its powers, its strengths and weaknesses, its evolutions, and its moves. We’re going to focus on both the core games, as well as other popular video games based on the Pokémon franchise.

Best moveset

Sneasel: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In the Pokémon GO videogame, the best moves for your Sneasel are Feint Attack and Avalanche if you’re battling Pokémon in Gyms. Namely, this moveset gives you the highest total DPS and is, likewise, the best moveset for PVP battles. The official description for Feint Attack reveals the following: “This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered”; as for Avalanche, the attack is described as follows: “The power of this attack move is doubled if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.”

Weaknesses and Counters

As a dual Dark- and Ice-type Pokémon, Sneasel is super effective against Dragon-, Ghost-, Psychic-, Grass-, and Flying-type Pokémon. It is weak against Fighting-, Rock-, Bug-, Steel-, Fire-, and Faity-type moves.

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Sneasel is the first stage of evolution of the Generation IV Pokémon Weavile, into which it evolves by leveling up at night, while Sneasel is holding the Razor Claw item. It is immune o Psychic-type moves. It receives normal damage from Normal, Flying, Poison, Ground, Water, Grass, Electric, Dragon-type Pokémon.

Powers and Abilities

Sneasel’s Stats, based on the most recent available data, are:

StatsBase StatsMin-MinMaxMax+Min-MinMaxMax+
HP130 162 251 314  
Attack103115147161203226289317 
Defense6775107117131146209229 
Special Attack4955879595106169185 
Special Defense8595127139167186249273 
Speed121135167183239266329361 

In Pokémon GO, Sneasel has a Base Stamina of 146, a Base Attack of 189, and a Base Defense of 146.

As for its abilities, they are:

  • Inner Focus: The Pokémon’s intensely focused, and that protects the Pokémon from flinching. (or)
  • Keen Eye: Keen eyes prevent other Pokémon from lowering this Pokémon’s accuracy.
  • Pickpocket: Steals an item from an attacker that made direct contact. (Hidden Ability)

Evolutions

Sneasel is the first evolution stage of Weavile; Sneasel was introduced in Generation II, while Weavile was introduced in Generation IV of the video games. To evolve your Sneasile into Weavile, you need to level it up at night while it’s holding the Razor Claw item. Sneasel cannot Mega Evolve. This Pokémon doesn’t have any known Regional Variants.

Sneasel: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In Pokémon GO, Sneasel also evolves into Weavile. To evolve your Sneasel into Weavile, you need a total of 100 Sneasel Candy and a Sinnoh Stone. You cannot further evolve Weavile in the game.

Moves

As of Generation VIII, the movies that Sneasel can learn are:

  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sneasel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sneasel
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

By leveling up

Level  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP
1ScratchNormalPhysical40100%35
1LeerNormalStatus100%30
6TauntDarkStatus100%20
12Quick AttackNormalPhysical40100%30
18Metal ClawSteelPhysical5095%35
24Icy WindIceSpecial5595%15
30Fury SwipesNormalPhysical1880%15
36Hone ClawsDarkStatus—%15
42Beat UpDarkPhysical100%10
48AgilityPsychicStatus—%30
54ScreechNormalStatus85%40
60SlashNormalPhysical70100%20

By TM

 TM  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
TM00Mega PunchNormalPhysical8085%20
TM01Mega KickNormalPhysical12075%5
TM04Ice PunchIcePhysical75100%15
TM15DigGroundPhysical80100%10
TM16ScreechNormalStatus85%40
TM18ReflectPsychicStatus—%20
TM21RestPsychicStatus—%10
TM23ThiefDarkPhysical60100%25
TM24SnoreNormalSpecial50100%15
TM25ProtectNormalStatus—%10
TM27Icy WindIceSpecial5595%15
TM31AttractNormalStatus100%15
TM33Rain DanceWaterStatus—%5
TM34Sunny DayFireStatus—%5
TM35HailIceStatus—%10
TM36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial3585%15
TM37Beat UpDarkPhysical100%10
TM39FacadeNormalPhysical70100%20
TM40SwiftNormalSpecial60—%20
TM43Brick BreakFightingPhysical75100%15
TM47Fake TearsDarkStatus100%20
TM57PaybackDarkPhysical50100%10
TM59FlingDarkPhysical100%10
TM64AvalancheIcePhysical60100%10
TM65Shadow ClawGhostPhysical70100%15
TM69Psycho CutPsychicPhysical70100%20
TM75Low SweepFightingPhysical65100%20
TM76RoundNormalSpecial60100%15
TM79RetaliateNormalPhysical70100%5
TM85SnarlDarkSpecial5595%15
TM94False SwipeNormalPhysical40100%40
TR00Swords DanceNormalStatus—%20
TR04SurfWaterSpecial90100%15
TR05Ice BeamIceSpecial90100%10
TR06BlizzardIceSpecial11070%5
TR07Low KickFightingPhysical100%20
TR12AgilityPsychicStatus—%30
TR20SubstituteNormalStatus—%10
TR26EndureNormalStatus—%10
TR27Sleep TalkNormalStatus—%10
TR31Iron TailSteelPhysical10075%15
TR33Shadow BallGhostSpecial80100%15
TR37TauntDarkStatus100%20
TR49Calm MindPsychicStatus—%20
TR57Poison JabPoisonPhysical80100%20
TR58Dark PulseDarkSpecial80100%15
TR60X-ScissorBugPhysical80100%15
TR81Foul PlayDarkPhysical95100%15
TR95Throat ChopDarkPhysical80100%15

By transfer from another generation

 Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical60—%20
Assist ×NormalStatus—%20
Captivate ×NormalStatus100%20
ConfideNormalStatus—%20
Crush ClawNormalPhysical7595%10
CurseGhostStatus—%10
CutNormalPhysical5095%30
Defense CurlNormalStatus—%40
DetectFightingStatus—%5
Double TeamNormalStatus—%15
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical120100%15
Dream EaterPsychicSpecial100100%15
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical10050%5
Embargo ×DarkStatus100%15
Feint Attack ×DarkPhysical60—%20
Focus PunchFightingPhysical150100%20
Foresight ×NormalStatus—%40
Frustration ×NormalPhysical100%20
Fury CutterBugPhysical4095%20
HeadbuttNormalPhysical70100%15
Hidden Power ×NormalSpecial60100%15
Knock OffDarkPhysical65100%20
Laser FocusNormalStatus—%30
MimicNormalStatus—%10
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial20100%10
Natural Gift ×NormalPhysical100%15
Nightmare ×GhostStatus100%15
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical40100%20
Psych UpNormalStatus—%10
Punishment ×DarkPhysical100%5
Pursuit ×DarkPhysical40100%20
Return ×NormalPhysical100%20
Rock SmashFightingPhysical40100%15
Secret Power ×NormalPhysical70100%20
Snatch ×DarkStatus—%10
StrengthNormalPhysical80100%15
SwaggerNormalStatus85%15
TormentDarkStatus100%15
ToxicPoisonStatus90%10

In Pokémon GO, Sneasel can learn Ice Shard and Feint Attack as Fast Attacks, and Avalanche, Ice Punch, Foul Play, Frustration, and Return as Charged Attacks. Some of these attacks depend on when you caught and evolved your Sneasel, as they are event-only attacks.