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Sand Attack (move)

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Sand Attack
すなかけ Sand Attack
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Type  Ground
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.

Sand Attack (Japanese: すなかけ Sand Attack), formatted as Sand-Attack prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Ground-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was a Normal-type move.

Effect

Generation I

Sand Attack decreases the target's accuracy stat by one stage. Sand Attack is a Normal-type move in this generation.

Generation II and on

Sand Attack is now a Ground-type move. Otherwise, its effects remain unchanged. Although it is a Ground-type move, Sand Attack still affects Flying-type Pokémon and those with the Ability Levitate.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 An attack in which sand is used to blind the target and reduce its attack accuracy.
GSC Reduces accuracy by throwing sand.
RSE Reduces the foe's accuracy by hurling sand in its face.
FRLG A lot of sand is hurled in the foe’s face, reducing its accuracy.
Colo.XD Lowers accuracy of target by hurling sand in its face.
PMDRB Lowers the target's Accuracy by one level.
DPPtHGSS Sand is hurled in the foe's face, reducing its accuracy.
PMDTDS Reduces the target's accuracy by 1 level.
BWB2W2 Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing its accuracy.
XY Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing the target's accuracy.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying 5 5 5 5 5 5
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying --, 5 --, 5 --, 5 --, 5 --, 5 --, 5
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying --, 5 --, 5 --, 5 --, 5 --, 5 --, 5
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground 10 11 11 7 7 3 3
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground --, 10 --, 11 --, 11 --, 7 --, 7 --, 3 --, 3
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground 24 25 -- -- -- --
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground 24 25 -- -- -- --
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying -- 7 6 -- -- --
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal -- 8 8 8 8 8 5 5
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water -- 8 8 8 8 8 5 5
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric -- 8 8 8 8 8 5 5
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire -- 8 8 8 8 8 5 5
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water   28 31 21 21 21
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water   28 31 21 21 21
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal   6 6 4 4 4
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic   8 8 8 8 5 5
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark   8 8 8 8 5 5
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying   6 6 5 5 4 4
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying   13 10 7 6 6 6
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal   31 31 27 16 16 16
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire     19 19 19 19
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting     21 21 21 21
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting     21 21 21 21
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark     9 9 9 9
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark     --, 9 --, 9 --, 9 --, 9
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal     13 13 13 13
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal     13 13 13 13
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground     9 9 9 9
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying     --, 9 --, 9 --, 9 --, 9
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost     9 9 9 9
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting     4 4 4 4
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting     --, 4 --, 4 --, 4 --, 4
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground     9 9 9 4 4
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon     --, 9 --, 9 --, 9 --, 4 --, 4
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon     --, 9 --, 9 --, 9 --, 4 --, 4
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass     17 17 17 17
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark     17 17 17 17
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal       --, 4 --, 4 --, 4
443 Gible Gible Ground Dragon       3 3 3
444 Gabite Gabite Ground Dragon       --, 3 --, 3 --, 3
445 Garchomp Garchomp Ground Dragon       --, 3 --, 3 --, 3
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas Ground Ground       -- -- --
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon Ground Ground       -- -- --
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass       8 8 5 5
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice       8 8 5 5
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying       --, 5 --, 5 --, 4 --, 4
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal         13 13
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal         13 13
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark         10 10
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark         --, 10 --, 10
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock         7 7
525 Boldore Boldore Rock Rock         --, 7 --, 7
526 Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock         --, 7 --, 7
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark         7 7
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark         --, 7 --, 7
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark         --, 7 --, 7
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock         11 11
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock         --, 11 --, 11
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting         5 5
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting         --, 5 --, 5
585 Deerling Deerling Normal Grass         7 7
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass         --, 7 --, 7
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel         -- --
676 Furfrou Furfrou Normal Normal           5
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water           --
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water           --
700 Sylveon Sylveon Fairy Fairy           5
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioFarfetch'dEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneHippopotasHippowdon SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioFarfetch'dEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogPurrloinLiepardSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyDeerlingSawsbuck SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioFarfetch'dEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneGibleGabiteGarchompHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogPurrloinLiepardSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyDeerlingSawsbuckFurfrou
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug KabutoKabutops KabutoKabutops KabutoKabutopsBinacleBarbaracle
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotFarfetch'dSkarmory PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotFarfetch'dSkarmory PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotFarfetch'dSkarmory
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioFarfetch'dEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneHippopotasHippowdon SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioFarfetch'dEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogPurrloinLiepardSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyDeerlingSawsbuck SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioFarfetch'dEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogPurrloinLiepardSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyDeerlingSawsbuckFurfrou
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug KabutoKabutopsGligarGliscorNincadaNinjaskTrapinchVibravaFlygon KabutoKabutopsGligarGliscorNincadaNinjaskTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustleDurant KabutoKabutopsGligarGliscorNincadaNinjaskTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustleDurant
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal no SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioFarfetch'dEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogPurrloinLiepardSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyDeerlingSawsbuck SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioFarfetch'dEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogPurrloinLiepardSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyDeerlingSawsbuckFurfrou
522 Blitzle Blitzle Electric Electric no SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioFarfetch'dEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogPurrloinLiepardSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyDeerlingSawsbuck SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioFarfetch'dEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogPurrloinLiepardSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyDeerlingSawsbuckFurfrou
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison no RoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithDwebbleCrustle RoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithDwebbleCrustle
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

Sakura Eevee Sand-Attack.png Halsey Watchog Sand-Attack.png Gary Umbreon Sand-Attack.png Evian Ninjask Sand-Attack.png
Eevee Watchog Umbreon Ninjask
The user throws dirt at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
016 Pidgey Pidgey flaps its wings and a sandstorm is created.
A wild Pidgey Pokémon - I Choose You! Debut
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto flaps its wings and sand is spewed up at the opponent.
Ash's Pidgeotto Challenge of the Samurai None
028 Sandslash Sandslash digs into the ground with its hind or front legs and flings dirt at the opponent.
Koji's Sandslash Good 'Quil Hunting None
Jenaro's Sandslash Hi Ho Silver... Away! None
Unknown Trainer's Sandslash Gymbaliar! None
190 Aipom Aipom digs and throws dirt at the opponent.
Multiple wild Aipom A Hot Water Battle None
133 Eevee Eevee turns around and kicks dirt at the opponent with its hind legs.
Sakura's Eevee Trouble's Brewing None
Virgil's Eevee Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening None
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon turns around and kicks dirt at the opponent with its hind legs.
Sumomo's Vaporeon Trouble's Brewing None
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon kicks dirt at the opponent with its front paws.
Nicholai's Zigzagoon In the Knicker of Time! None
291 Ninjask Ninjask flies low to the ground and spins around, making a spiral of dirt appear and go into the air. The dirt then falls down over the opponent, or Ninjask flies at the ground while flying at the opponent and flings dirt at the opponent.
Evian's Ninjask From Cradle to Save None
Brandon's Ninjask Pace - The Final Frontier! None
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas releases a stream of sand out of the hole on its back, or Hippopotas sprays sand from the hole on its back at the opponent, or Hippopotas releases a smog of sand from its nostrils at the opponent.
A wild Hippopotas Mass Hip-Po-Sis! None
197 Umbreon Umbreon flips around in the air and lands with its back facing the opponent. It then kicks dirt at the opponent with its back legs.
Gary's Umbreon Ill-Will Hunting! None
207 Gligar Gligar throws sand at the opponent using its claws.
Ash's Gligar The Bells are Singing! None
472 Gliscor Gliscor uses its pincers or its tail and throws sand at the opponent.
Ash's Gliscor Dealing with Defensive Types! None
227 Skarmory Skarmory uses one of its wings to scoop dirt from the ground and fling it at the opponent.
Taylor's Skarmory Pursuing an Lofty Goal! None
509 Purrloin Purrloin throws sand at the opponent using its front legs.
Ricard Nouveau's Purrloin Clash of the Connoisseurs! None
505 Watchog Watchog throws sand at the opponent using its hands.
Halsey's Watchog The Pokémon Harbor Patrol! None
471 Glaceon Glaceon kicks dirt at the opponent with its front legs.
Virgil's Glaceon Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening None
470 Leafeon Leafeon kicks dirt at the opponent with its front legs.
Virgil's Leafeon Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening None
586S Sawsbuck Sawsbuck kicks sand at the opponent with its hind legs.
Two wild Sawsbuck Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
585S Deerling Deerling kicks sand at the opponent with its hind legs.
Two wild Deerling Genesect and the Legend Awakened None

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

  • In PW11, Diglett was mentioned to use Sand-Attack but it wasn't shown using the move.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


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


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Sand-Attack I.png Sand-Attack II.png Sand-Attack III.png Sand-Attack IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Sand Attack Stadium.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 飛沙腳 Fēishājiǎo
Denmark Flag.png Danish Sandangreb
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zandaanval
Finland Flag.png Finnish Hiekkaisku
France Flag.png French Jet de Sable
Germany Flag.png German Sandwirbel
Greece Flag.png Greek Ρίψη Άμμου
India Flag.png Hindi रेतीला हमला Rayteela Hamla
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serangan Pasir
Italy Flag.png Italian Turbosabbia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래뿌리기 Morae Ppurigi
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Sandangrep
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ataque de Areia
Romania Flag.png Romanian Atacul cu Nisip
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Napad Peskom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ataque Arena (Gen II-present)
Ataque-Arena (Gen I)



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