Best Moveset for Weavile Pokemon GO: Limited Research Guide

Trainers may be interested in the best moveset for Weavile after the recent Sneasel event in Pokemon GO.
Trainers may be interested in the best moveset for Weavile after the recent Sneasel event in Pokemon GO. / Niantic Labs

Trainers may be interested in the best moveset for Weavile after the recent Sneasel event in Pokemon GO.

Niantic Labs launched its latest Limited Research event featuring the ice and dark-type Pokemon, Sneasel, in Pokemon GO yesterday, Saturday, Jan. 31. Participating trainers could look forward to encounters with Sneasel from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time after completing their associated tasks. Additionally, the encounter would come with a chance at a shiny variant, giving trainers that extra incentive to complete the tasks.

So, what do they do with Sneasel once the event is over?

Best Moveset for Weavile Pokemon GO

Sneasel can be evolved into Weavile using 100 candies and a Sinnoh Stone. While veteran trainers may recognize Sneasel as a Johto resident of Generation II, they should recall this Pokemon attained a secondary evolved form in the Sinnoh region—giving it PokeDex numbers of 215 and 461, respectively.

Weavile's best moveset contains the quick move Snarl and the charged move Avalanche. It has a CP ceiling of 3005, an attack stat of 243, defense of 171, and stamina of 172. When powered-up properly, it can have a hitpoint total of around 147. Trainers will likely find success with this Pokemon in an offensive role due to its high attack stat as well as its double opportunity for Same-Type Attack Bonus (STAB) damage.

It is particularly strong against psychic-types, but should be kept far away from fighting-types. Trainers should pick Weavile when going up against opponents like Lugia, Drifblim, Latias and Latios, Golurk, Claydol, and Giratina. The most efficient counters against it are Lucario, Machamp, Conkeldurr, and Breloom.