Weavile might be based on cats and weasels, but it also seems to draw inspiration from 鎌鼬 kamaitachi, weasel demons.
The name Weavile is a combination of weasel and vile.
Manyula is a combination of 魔 ma (demon), 潜入 sennyū (sneaking in), and 鼬 yū (weasel, an alternate reading of itachi). Nyu is a combination of ニャー nya (the sound a cat makes) and 鼬 yū.
Name in Japanese: マニューラ Manyula.
Pokédex number: #461.
Weavile evolves from Sneasel.
Weavile is a bipedal, weasel-like Pokemon with a black body with several feathery areas. Weavile has a bright red crown and collar made of wide feathers, and a single, thinner feather on each ear. The ear feathers are smaller on a female Weavile. They are known to live in snowy regions, Weavile's are known to form packs of 4-5 other Weavile's. Weavile's mark their territory by clawing into trees or boulders.
Height: 3'07"/1.1 m.
Weight: 75.0 lbs/ 34.0 kg.
Eyes: Red with black pupils.
Skin Color: Black with Red feathers/ Pink with Gold feathers (Variation).
Pokémon Type: Dark-Ice.
Weavile appears in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
Weavile appears in "Duels of the Jungle".
Weavile appears in "Top-Down Training!".
Weavile has cameo appearances in "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness", "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness", "Another one Gabites the Dust" and "A Marathon Rivalry".