Sneasel (ニューラ Nyula)
The Sharp Claw Pokémon
It evolves into Weavile when leveled up at night while holding a Razor Claw.
Height: 2'11" (0.9 m) Weight: 61.7 lbs (28.0 kg)
- Sneasel is a two-legged Pokémon that vaguely resembles a mix between a cat and a weasel. Its fur is a deep blueish-black, and it has bright red feathery extensions sprouting from its left ear and its lower back. Its most prominent feature are its two retractable claws on its front and back paws. Sneasel has two yellow markings on its forehead and its chest. Around its eyes are markings that look like eyelashes.
- Sneasel’s name is a combination of sneaky and weasel. Its Japanese name may be a combination of 潜入 sennyū, sneaking in, and 鼬 yū, weasel, although it could come from 野良 nora, stray (as in stray cat), as well.
- Sneasel appears to be based on the kamaitachi, weasel demons with sickles on their front legs, of Japanese folklore. It shares traits with cats and weasels. It may specifically be based on black cats or cat demons, due to their sneakiness and association with witchcraft and “evil.” Sneasel’s eyelash markings resemble the false eyelashes worn by the protagonist Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.