Trainers who want a Weavile instead of Sneasler are going to have to catch a non-Hisuin Sneasel in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, so here’s what to do.
- Where to get Original Sneasel
- How to Evolve Sneasel into Weavile
Since the Alola region, a new feature called “Regional Forms” was introduced to the Pokemon world. This would take Pokemon from pre-existing generations and give them a different look and Typing depending on the region the Pokemon came from. For example, Vulpix has orange/brown fur and is a Fire-type, but the Vulpix from Alola are white-furred and have the Ice-typing instead. Pokemon Legends: Arceus recently gave a regional variant to Johto’s Sneasel, a Dark/Ice-type Pokemon.
In Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Sneasel goes from a Dark/Ice-type to a Fighting/Poison-type. Interestingly, Hisuin Sneasel won’t evolve into Weavile. Instead, it will become Sneasler, a new Pokemon from the Hisui region. Fortunately for those that prefer Weavile, the original Sneasel is a part of the Hisui Pokedex.
Where to get Original Sneasel
After calming the Noble Kleavor in the Obsidian Fieldlands, strange “domes’ will start randomly appearing around Hisui. These are referred to in-game as Space-time Distortions, and they are home to rare Pokemon and rare items. Space-time Distortions take some time to completely form, but players will receive a notification at the top of their screen when it’s fully appeared.
One of the Pokemon that appears in space-time distortions is the original Sneasel. However, it only spawns in the distortions that pop up in the Obsidian Fieldlands. Since there will be many other Pokemon, it may be hard to catch Sneasel. The best strategy is to circle around it with Wyrdeer and try to lure other Pokemon away. Then, battle Sneasel and catch it with a Great Ball or Ultra Ball.
Since Sneasel is a Pokemon with gender differences, trainers will need to catch the male and female version of both Sneasel forms if they want to complete all of Sneasel’s research tasks. Those that just want to get its Research Level to 10 can simply work on the other tasks and catch the more-common Hisuin Sneasel.
How to Evolve Sneasel into Weavile
To evolve the original Sneasel into Weavile, players will need to have the Razor Claw evolution item. Some Sneasels in the wild are holding Razor Claws. Defeating or catching them will also hook a Razor Claw if players are lucky.
Another way to get the Razor Claw is by spending Merit Points (MP) at the Trading Post in Jubilife Village. It costs 1400 MP. Trainers can get more Merit Points by returning lost satchels in the Lost and Found page in the Communications menu.
Once players have the Razor Claw, they need to use it on Sneasel at night. To change the time, rest at a Camp or at home and select Until nightfall. If done correctly, Sneasel should evolve into Weavile.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is available now on Nintendo Switch.
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