How to Find (and Catch) Sneasel in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
To catch Sneasel in Pokémon Crimson and Violet, Trainers must explore the northern regions of Paldea, such as the frigid regions of Glaseado Mountain.
Members of the Sneasel family are among the best Dark and Ice-type fighters to hold up well in the mid-to-late stages of Pokémon Crimson and Violet. This Claw Pokémon has decent attack power and other stats, but its speed is unmatched, especially after it evolves into Weavile. For reference, speed stats can reach levels that match some of the Paradox pocket monsters that players only encounter in the post-match portion of the game. As such, Sneasel is certainly a Pokémon that trainers don't want to miss out on, not only for their Pokédex, but for advanced Tera Raiding as well.
Since ice is one of its elements, Sneasel prefers the cold climate of Mount Glaseado, and inhabits nearly the entire region, including several areas in the Northern Province (Region 1) and around the northern rim of the great crater of Paldea. Fortunately, The Sneasel is not uncommon, a common pocket monster that often roams its habitat in packs. However, Trainers working hard to find Sneasel at these locations are encouraged to eat Master Decadent Sandwich or Ultra Sushi Sandwich, which will enhance Pokémon Scarlet and Purple.
Catching Sneasel in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Once Trainers spot a Viper in Pokémon Crimson and Violet, they may need to subdue it in combat before attempting to capture it. This Dark and Ice-type Claw Pokémon is usually around level 36 or higher. When facing Sneasel in combat, the player should avoid Psychic-, Ice-, Ghost- and Dark type attacks as they are ineffective against this opponent. On the other hand, Game8 recommends using the fighting moves in Scarlet and Violet against Snessel, causing quadruple damage. Fire-, Bug-, Rock-, Steel- and Fairy-type Moves are also very effective against this Sharp Claw pocket monster.
Catching or defeating Sneasel in Pokémon Crimson and Violet grants the trainer the Sneasel Claw, a crafting material used to craft TMs, namely Fling TM043 and Taunt TM087. Both TM recipes require three Sneasel Paws. Evolving a Sneasel into a Weavile is quite a challenge, as players must meet three specific prerequisites at the same time. First, they have to give Sneasel a Razorclaw, an evolution item that can be purchased in the Mesagoza Delibird Presents store for ₽15,000. This product is available after earning four Gym Badges. Next, trainers must upgrade Sneasel in-game at night. Once these three Once the conditions are met, Sneasel will transform into Weavile from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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