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Sneasel (Neo Genesis 25)

Sneasel LV.34
ニューラ Nyula
Team Plasma
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Sneasel
Type Darkness
Hit Points 60
retreat cost
English expansion Neo Genesis
Rarity Rare
English card no. 25/111
Japanese expansion Gold, Silver, to a New World...
Japanese rarity Rare
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Sneasel.

Sneasel (Japanese: ニューラ Nyula) is a Darkness-type Basic Pokémon card. It is part of the Neo Genesis expansion.

Card text

Fury Swipes
Flip 3 coins. This attack does 10 damage times the number of heads.
Beat Up
Flip a coin for each of your Pokémon in play (including this one). This attack does 20 damage times the number of heads.

Pokédex data

Sneasel - Sharp Claw Pokémon
No. Height Weight
215 2'11" (0.9 m) 62 lbs. (28.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
Its paws conceal sharp claws. If attacked, it suddenly extends the claws and startles its enemy.


Prior to the introduction of the Modified format, this card ran rampant in decks mainly because of the ability to do up to 140 damage on the second turn provided a deck's setup went smoothly, combined with its zero Retreat Cost. When the first Modified format (Team Rocket on) came into play in 2001, this Sneasel was specifically singled out and banned from the format. Later joined by Slowking, it would remain banned from the Modified format until the Neo Genesis set was rotated out of the format in the second rotation.

A Sneasel with almost the same artwork was featured in the HS Undaunted expansion, with illustration by Aya Kusube, instead of Ken Sugimori.


Fury Swipes and Beat Up are both moves in the Pokémon games that Sneasel can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Gold.

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