How do you beat Sneasel and Weavile in Pokemon Go?

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How to beat Sneasel and Weavile

Sneasel / Weavile are an intimidating Pokemon that is a fierce attacker but tends to have fairly weak defense.  Due to it not having great defense I don't see too many people using it as gym defender but its possible.  There are not too many  Ice or Dark  pokemon in Gen 1 of Pokemon Go making Sneasel /Weavile automatically interesting as he is hybrid of both of those types.

Sneasel has been released into Pokemon Go with the Gen 2 release.  Weavile will not be released until likely Gen 4.  I imagine Weavile will automatically be one of the tougher Pokemon with that release.

About Sneasel and Weavile:

"Weavile, the Sharp Claw Pokémon. It signals its companions by using its claws to leave mysterious markings on the surfaces of trees and ice." Dawn's pokedex entry on episode DP040.
Sneasel /Weavile are  Dark and Ice hybrid type of Pokemon.  Weavile is the evolved form of Sneasel.  Sneasel is a Gen 2 Pokemon and Weavile came out in Gen 4.

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Now for the ultimate question!  How do you beat, kill, defeat Weavile.  What Pokemon is a counter Weavile?

Sneasel and Weavile are Dark / Ice Pokemon and they have an inherit weakness to Steel.  There are not very many Steel pokemon in Gen 1 but Gen 2 has some great options to consider.


The best Pokemon to take on Weavile or Sneasel is Scizor.  Particulary a Scizor with the move Bullet Punch which is a steel move.    Scizor is a bug and steel hybrid.  Scizor is also expected to be an all around powerful pokemon which I think will make it hard to beat as a counter.


Most Steel Pokemon will do well against Sneasel and Weavile I would recommend trying Steelix as well.  While I don't expect Steelix to do as well as Scizor I think it will be more common and available to use.  Especially since many have already captured many Onix in Gen 1.

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