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Pokemon Sword and Shield Razor Claw – how to evolve Sneasel into Weavile

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Wondering how to evolve Sneasel in Pokemon Sword and Shield? Then you've come to the right place, as we're going to dive into what the Pokemon Sword and Shield Razor Claw will do and where you can find it. 

The Razor Claw in Pokemon Sword and Shield is a key item that will let your Sneasel evolve into a Weavile. It also has other uses, including a pretty solid boost to your critical hit ratio if you let a Pokemon hold onto it in battle. So keep reading for details and the location for the Pokemon Sword and Shield Razor Claw, and for tips on evolving your Sneasel into Weavile.

How to find the Razor Claw in Pokemon Sword and Shield

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The Razor Claw is most easily found in the Dusty Bowl midsection of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Wild Area (opens in new tab). There’s a lake with a small cay at its rear, and you need the Rotom Bike to cross the water and get to it. 

You can also buy one with 10 BP if you’ve beaten the game and unlocked the Battle Tower. If this has been achieved you can pick up a Razor Claw from the store. 

How to evolve Sneasel into Weavile in Pokemon Sword and Shield

The Razor Claw works differently to other evolution stones in Pokemon Sword and Shield. In this case, you actually have to make Sneasel hold it and level it up during nighttime. The critical hit ratio boost is nice enough, so this is just an extra benefit if you own a Sneasel. Do this enough times and you’ll see Sneasel evolve into Weavile, who is a bit more powerful than his clawed predecessor. Thankfully, there's no level requirement here; you can evolve Sneasel into Weavile at any level.


While there's still plenty to do and see in Sword and Shield there are other adventure awaiting you. Game Freak just released Pokemon Legends Arceus, and has Pokemon Scarlet and Violet coming before the end of 2022. 

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