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Sandile (Pokémon)

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Basculin #550: Basculin
Pokémon
#552: Krokorok Krokorok
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Sandile (disambiguation).
Sandile
Desert Croc Pokémon
メグロコ
Meguroco
#551
Sandile

Sandile

Sandile

Sandile
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Dark
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Moxie Cacophony
Cacophony
Anger Point
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Sandile

Mega Sandile Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
180 (23.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
33.5 lbs. 15.2 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#551
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#057/#099
Unova
Coastal
#043
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
58
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F551.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Sandile (Japanese: メグロコ Meguroco) is a dual-type Ground/Dark Pokémon.

It evolves into Krokorok starting at level 29, which evolves into Krookodile starting at level 40.

Biology

Sandile is a short, quadruped with a long snout and tail. Its body is mostly light brown with the exception of black stripes crossing over and under its legs and its pink underbelly. It has a black stripe on its snout in front of its eyes, and black covering the tip of its tail. Its eyes resemble binoculars and are shrouded in black all around their front. The black is a membrane that helps Sandile see in the harsh desert sun. Its long snout is tipped by two protruding nostrils, and its mouth comprises the bottom half. Its feet are flat and contain three sharp, black claws. They are attached to stubby legs on its sides.

Sandile is only found in deserts. It usually burrows under the surface, with only its nose and eyes above the sand. Due to being so close to the surface, it can move around the desert and allow the heat of the sand to regulate its body temperature. As seen in the anime, in the wild, Sandile can be mischievous and potentially troublesome to humans. However, Sandile will protect another of its species, and can be caring at times.

In the anime

Sandile in the anime

Major appearances

Sunglasses Sandile

A group of Sandile lead by a Sandile wearing sunglasses appeared in A Sandile Gusher of Change!, trying to lead a bunch of Pokémon to safety. It appeared again in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!, and then in Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!, in which it evolved into Krokorok. It was eventually caught by Ash in Battling the Bully!. Later in Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!, it evolved into a Krookodile during a battle against Iris's Dragonite.

Minor appearances

Sandile has made cameo appearances in Dreams by the Yard Full!, A Rival Battle for Club Champ!, A Connoisseur's Revenge!, Lost at the Stamp Rally!, Ash Versus the Champion!, A Maractus Musical!, The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!, and Cilan Takes Flight!.

A photo of a Sandile appeared in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

A Sandile appeared in Crisis at Ferroseed Research!.

Multiple Sandile appeared in All for the Love of Meloetta!.

A Sandile briefly appeared in the Elder's flashback in A Village Homecoming!.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!.

A Sandile appeared in a fantasy/flashback in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Summer of Discovery!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! and Battling Into the Hall of Fame! .

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW003 Sandile Ash's Pokédex Sandile, the Desert Croc Pokémon. A dark membrane protects its eyes from the sun, and it buries itself in the sand with its eyes and nose sticking out.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Sandile in Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Sandile is one of the Pokémon employed by White in her BW Agency. Apparently, it can cry on cue.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

A Sandile is owned by Togari, a Team Plasma Grunt. It was used in Togari's first battle against Shin, who was rescuing a girl's Cottonee from him.

In the TCG

Main article: Sandile (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.
White It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.
Black 2 They live hidden under hot desert sands in order to keep their body temperature from dropping.
White 2
Generation VI
X It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.
Y They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Route 4, Desert Resort, Relic Castle
Black 2 White 2
Route 4, Desert Resort, Relic Castle
Desert Resort (N's Pokémon)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 9, Friend Safari (Dark)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Tempting Path, Telluric Path, Redland Reaches, Magnagate dungeons, Axe Rock,
Jaws of the Abyss, Smoking Mountain, Rusty Mountain (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Rugged Flats
Field: Rugged Flats
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Cove Area
Pokémon Conquest Terrera
Cragspur
Yaksha

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 72
69 - 136 134 - 267
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 292   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20
044 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
077 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1010 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
1313 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
1616 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
1919 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
2222 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2525 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
2828 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3131 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
3434 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3737 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
4040 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
4343 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
4646 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Sandile obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
SneaselHoundourHoundoom Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
RattataRaticateEeveeCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosion
PhanpySkittyNumelSpindaHippopotasHippowdon
DeerlingSawsbuckSkiddoGogoat
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
ArbokGrowlitheArcanineFlareonSnubbullGranbull
HoundourHoundoomDonphanExploudManectricHippowdon
StoutlandDarumakaDarmanitanLitleoPyroar
Fire Fang Fire Physical 65 95% 15
RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankey
PrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumel
CameruptStunkySkuntankOshawottDewottSamurott
Bouffalant
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
UmbreonPatratWatchogMeowstic Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose
AbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzle
ZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
ScraggyScrafty Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
ArbokArcanineJolteonSnubbullGranbullHoundoom
DonphanExploudElectrikeManectricShinxLuxio
LuxrayHippowdonStoutland
Thunder Fang Electric Physical 65 95% 15
VigorothWhismurLoudredExploudSpindaDarumaka Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandile in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Sandile in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Sandile can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Sandile cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2551.png Strong: Oshawott icon.pngSnivy icon.png Weak: Pikachu icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He admires Krokorok. He thinks he is good at lying and being devious, but in fact, his face can be read like a book.
PCP551.png HP: ★★ Move: Mud-Slap
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Intimidate
Defense: Ability 2: Moxie
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Celebrate
Evolves into Krokorok when its Attack is 80 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Isuke and Yukitaka

Evolution

551Sandile.png
Unevolved
Sandile
 Ground  Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 29
552Krokorok.png
First evolution
Krokorok
 Ground  Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 40
553Krookodile.png
Second evolution
Krookodile
 Ground  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 551.png Spr b 5b 551.png Spr 5b 551.png Spr b 5b 551.png
Spr 5b 551 s.png Spr b 5b 551 s.png Spr 5b 551 s.png Spr b 5b 551 s.png
Front Back Front Back
551MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Sandile images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Sandile seems to be based on a crocodile; it has traits from both the slender-snouted crocodile and the spectacled caiman. Its striped design is similar to a stereotypical burglar. Based on its Pokédex entry, it also seems to be inspired by a sandfish, a desert skink that's able to "swim" through the sand.

Name origin

Sandile is a combination of sand and crocodile and also a play on sandal, which is footwear used for walking on sand.

Meguroco may be a combination of 目黒 meguro (black-eyed) and crocodile.

Related articles

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese メグロコ Meguroco From 目黒 meguro and crocodile
France Flag.png French Mascaïman From masque and caïman
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sandile Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ganovil From Ganove and Krokodil
Italy Flag.png Italian Sandile Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깜눈크 Kkamnunkeu From 깜깜 kkamkkam, nun, and crocodile



External links

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