Weavile: Best Moveset, PVP and Item Guide

Weavile: Best Moveset, PVP and Item Guide

The world of Pokémon has been a growing phenomenon since 1996, when the first pair of video games came out in stores. 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 – Weavile. Weavile is a dual-type Dark/Ice Pokémon introduced in Generation Iv of the core game series. It is the final evolution of Sneasel, a Generation II Pokémon. It evolves from Sneasel when leveled up holding a Razor Claw during the night or when exposed to a Razor Claw during the night, depending on the game.

In this article, we are going to tell you all the information you’ll need if you want to breed an Weavile in any of the games. We’re going to focus on both the core games, as well as other popular video games based on the Pokémon franchise.

Best moveset

Weavile: Best Moveset, PVP and Item Guide

In the Pokémon GO videogame, the best moves for your Weavile are Snarl 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: “The user yells as if it’s ranting about something, which lowers the Sp. Atk stats of opposing Pokémon”; 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.”

Other moves that Weavile can learn across other games are:

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

By leveling up

 Level  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP
1RevengeFightingPhysical60100%10
1AssuranceDarkPhysical60100%10
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical40100%30
1Beat UpDarkPhysical100%10
1AgilityPsychicStatus—%30
1SlashNormalPhysical70100%20
1ScratchNormalPhysical40100%35
1LeerNormalStatus100%30
1TauntDarkStatus100%20
1Ice ShardIcePhysical40100%30
18Metal ClawSteelPhysical5095%35
24Icy WindIceSpecial5595%15
30Fury SwipesNormalPhysical1880%15
36Hone ClawsDarkStatus—%15
42FlingDarkPhysical100%10
48Nasty PlotDarkStatus—%20
54ScreechNormalStatus85%40
60Night SlashDarkPhysical70100%15
66Dark PulseDarkSpecial80100%15

By TM

 TM  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
TM00Mega PunchNormalPhysical8085%20
TM01Mega KickNormalPhysical12075%5
TM04Ice PunchIcePhysical75100%15
TM08Hyper BeamNormalSpecial15090%5
TM09Giga ImpactNormalPhysical15090%5
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
TM42RevengeFightingPhysical60100%10
TM43Brick BreakFightingPhysical75100%15
TM47Fake TearsDarkStatus100%20
TM51Icicle SpearIcePhysical25100%30
TM57PaybackDarkPhysical50100%10
TM58AssuranceDarkPhysical60100%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
TR64Focus BlastFightingSpecial12070%5
TR68Nasty PlotDarkStatus—%20
TR81Foul PlayDarkPhysical95100%15
TR95Throat ChopDarkPhysical80100%15

Weavile PVP Guide

In this section of our article, we are going to give you a detailed PVP guide for Weavile, which can be applied to all known Pokémon video games. The guide is going to include several categories which are going to help you prepare a strategy involving Weavile for your games.

Weaknesses and Counters

As a dual Dark- and Ice-type Pokémon, Weavile 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.

RELATED: How Many Pokémon Are There? Sorted by Generations and Types!

As for its other aspects, it is completely immune to Psychic-type moves. It receives normal damage from Normal, Flying, Poison, Ground, Water, Grass, Electric, Dragon-type Pokémon.

Stats and Abilities

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

StatsBase StatsMin-MinMaxMax+Min-MinMaxMax+
HP70145177281344
Attack120126140172189248276339372
Defense657685117128149166229251
Special Attack45586597106113126189207
Special Defense8594105137150185206269295
Speed125130145177194257286349383

In Pokémon GO, Weavile has a Base Stamina of 172, a Base Attack of 243, and a Base Defense of 171.

As for its abilities, they are:

  • Pressure: By putting pressure on the opposing Pokémon, it raises their PP usage.
  • Pickpocket: Steals an item from an attacker that made direct contact. (Hidden Ability)

Weavile item guide

The best item you can give to your Weavile in the more recent games is the Choice Band (An item to be held by a Pokémon. This curious headband boosts Attack but only allows the use of one move.), which will significantlly boost its attack power. Another good item you can give it is Leftovers (An item to be held by a Pokémon. The holder’s HP is slowly but steadily restored throughout every battle).