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How to evolve Hisui Sneasel into Sneasler and Johto Sneasel into Weavile in Pokémon Legend Arceus

How to get both of Sneasel's evolutions in Legends: Arceus.

Sneasel has two forms in Pokémon Legends: Arceus - Hisui and Johto - and both of them can evolve into different Pokémon.

Hisui Sneasel evolves into Sneasler, while Johto Sneasel evolves into Weavile. For both of these evolutions, you're going to need a Razor Claw and meet an extra requirement.

Below you'll learn how to evolve Hisui Sneasel into Sneasel and Johto Sneasel into Weavile, along with how to get a Razor Claw.

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Hisui Sneasel locations in Pokémon Legends: Arceus explained

Hisui Sneasel can be found in two biomes of Pokémon Legends: Arceus - Coronet Highlands and Alabaster Icelands.

In the Coronet Highlands, you'll find Hisui Sneasel in the Celestica Trail and Primeval Grotto. Meanwhile, in the Alabaster Icelands, Hisui Sneasel enjoys hanging out at Avalugg's Legacy and Glacier Terrace.

The locations of Hisui Sneasel in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

How to evolve Hisui Sneasel into Sneasler in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

To evolve Hisui Sneasel into Sneasler in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you need to use a Razor Claw on it during the day.

Once you have a Razor Claw, make sure it's daytime - going to sleep if you have to - before selecting the item from your inventory and use it on the Hisui Sneasel you wish to evolve. Now all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the evolution cutscene!

First, however, you need to find a Razor Claw...

How to get a Razor Claw in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

You can get a Razor Claw in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from the Trading Post for 1,400 Merit Points.

If you'd rather save your Merit Points for something else, this item can also be found by either defeating or catching Hisui Sneasel out in the wild. You may have to defeat a number of Hisui Sneasel to find one, but you'll be making progress on their Research Tasks while doing it!

Johto Sneasel location in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

The original Johto form of Sneasel can also be caught in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

This Pokémon is a dark and ice-type and it can only be found in the Space-time Distortions which appear in the Obsidian Fieldlands.

If you're hunting this Pokémon, you'll have to wait for one of these events to form and, when it does, keep in mind the Pokémon within are quite powerful. For this reason, we recommend stocking up on health items and either Great or Ultra Balls, along with bringing your strongest Pokémon.

Space-time Distortions will fade eventually, so you'll need to act fast to find your Sneasel.


Our Pokémon Legends Arceus walkthrough will help you pick a starter Pokémon and win the Kleavor boss fight. You’re also tasked with filling the Hisui Pokédex by obtaining new evolutions like Kleavor by evolving Scyther, Wyrdeer by evolving Stantler, Sneasler by evolving Hisui Sneasel and Overquil by evolving Hisui Qwilfish. There’s a host of new evolution methods, including ones for the Eevee evolutions. Take the time to complete Requests too, such as The Sea’s Legend, Wurmple’s Evolved! and finding the Wisp locations. Don’t forget to track down every Unown location too.


How to evolve Johto Sneasel into Weavile in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

If you want to evolve a Johto form Sneasel into Weavile in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, then you still need a Razor Claw. Yet, this time, you need to use the Razor Claw on Sneasel at night.

Weavile's also appear in the Space-time Distortions which occur in the Obsidian Fieldlands, so you may find one with better Effort Levels than the Sneasel you're planning on evolving.

Good luck completing all of the Sneasel related Hisui Pokédex entries!

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