Sneasel is a dual type Dark and Ice Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves into Weavile when leveled up holding a Razor Claw during the night. Take a look below for 26 fun and fascinating facts about Sneasel.
1. Sneasel is a bipedal Pokemon that resembles both cats and weasels.
2. It is primarily bluish black with three bright red feathers for its tail and a single one on its left ear.
3. The ear feather is shorter on the female than on the male.
4. The other ear is short and pointed, and it has narrow red eyes.
5. On its forehead and chest are yellow, oval markings.
6. It has red eyes with black eyelash-like markings on the edges.
7. It has long limbs with two large, retractable claws on its hands and feet.
8. Sneasel is a notoriously vicious Pokémon, which is perfectly capable of using its claws to do substantial damage.
9. The claws are also used for climbing trees in boreal or sub-alpine forests.
10. Sneasel steals eggs from unattended Pidgey nests.
11. Sneasel has been known to form pairs to hunt.
12. One will lure the parents away from the nest, while the other steals the eggs.
13. Its former signature move, Beat Up, allows it to call on its teammates to attack its opponent.
14. Sneasel is one of fourteen Pokémon that one could collect foreign Pokédex entries for in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
15. No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Sneasel and its evolved form.
16. Sneasel can be seen as a parallel to Gligar. Both of them are dual-types, have the same base stat total, evolve into Pokémon that were introduced in Generation IV, and do so by leveling up at night while holding items both containing the word razor.
17. Sneasel has the highest Speed of all unevolved Pokémon.
18. Sneasel may be based on the kamaitachi, a type of yōkai often represented as weasel demons with sickles on their front legs and sometimes understood as the cause of mysterious cuts on the skin, especially in cold weather.
19. It may also draw inspiration from the viverrids, weasel-like mammals with retractable claws that are sometimes mistaken for cats; its “feathers” perhaps represent the dorsal crest seen on some species. Its eye markings are similar to that of ones in Egyptian style, possibly Horus’s.
20. Sneasel is a combination of sneaky and weasel. It may also derive from sneeze, an action associated with having a cold or being cold, referring to its Ice type. Sneasel may have derived from the Scottish word sneesl, meaning to begin to rain or snow, hence the Ice type.
21. Sneasel made its main series debut in Pop Goes The Sneasel, where it was blocking access to the Flame of Ho-Oh. Harrison captured Sneasel and later used it in the Silver Conference battle against Ash, where it beat Pikachu, then lost to Totodile.
22. Sneasel debuted in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, under the ownership of the Iron-Masked Marauder. He sent it and Scizor to capture Celebi.
23. A Sneasel appeared in Hail to the Chef, under the ownership of Rhoda. Sneasel took a dislike to Meowth and deliberately made his food taste terrible.
24. A female Sneasel appeared in Duels of the Jungle, where it tried to stop a feud between two Weavile.
25. A Sneasel appeared in Sliding Into Seventh!, under the ownership of Candice. It was used in her Gym battle against Ash, where it battled Grotle and lost being at a type advantage.
26. Multiple Sneasel appeared in From A to Z!, An Explosive Operation!, and The Right Hero for the Right Job!, under the ownership of Team Flare Grunts.