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7 Japanese Folklore Monsters used in Pokémon

2. ニューラ Nyuura (Sneasel), マニューラ Manyuura (Weavile)

They look like weasels with sharp claws and they can only be found in the icy mountains of the Pokemon world. This is just like the yokai called Kamaitachi.

The kamaitachi is also a weasel with claws that are usually found in snowy mountains. They would always travel in three’s to perform 3 different tasks. One would make a person fall, the second would cut the person’s leg with its claws and the third would apply its magic medicine to leave the victim with no fatal wounds.

Though the manyuura forms groups of 4 or 5 as stated in the pokedex entry: “They live in cold regions, forming groups of four or five that hunt prey with impressive coordination”.