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Sand Force (Ability)

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Sand Force すなのちから
Sand Force
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Generation V
Boosts certain moves' power in a sandstorm.
Generation VI
Boosts certain moves' power in a sandstorm.

Sand Force (Japanese: すなのちから Sand Force) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Fifteen Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

During a sandstorm, Sand Force increase the power of Rock-, Ground-, and Steel-type moves used by the Pokémon with this Ability by 30%. A Pokémon with this Ability will take no damage from the sandstorm if it otherwise would.

Outside of battle

Currently, its outside of battle effects are unknown.

Pokémon with Sand Force

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Diglett Diglett Ground Ground Sand Veil Arena Trap Sand Force
Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground Sand Veil Arena Trap Sand Force
Steelix Steelix
Mega Steelix
Steel Ground Sand Force None None
Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock Sturdy Magnet Pull Sand Force
Shellos Shellos
West Sea
Water Water Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Shellos Shellos
East Sea
Water Water Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Gastrodon Gastrodon
West Sea
Water Ground Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Gastrodon Gastrodon
East Sea
Water Ground Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Garchomp Garchomp
Mega Garchomp
Dragon Ground Sand Force None None
Hippopotas Hippopotas Ground Ground Sand Stream None Sand Force
Hippowdon Hippowdon Ground Ground Sand Stream None Sand Force
Probopass Probopass Rock Steel Sturdy Magnet Pull Sand Force
Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock Sturdy None Sand Force
Boldore Boldore Rock Rock Sturdy None Sand Force
Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock Sturdy None Sand Force
Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground Sand Rush Sand Force Mold Breaker
Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel Sand Rush Sand Force Mold Breaker
Landorus Landorus
Incarnate Forme
Ground Flying Sand Force None Sheer Force
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


Trivia

  • Shellos is the only Pokémon with this Ability that benefits from its Sandstorm immunity, since the other thirteen Pokémon are naturally immune to its damage due to their typing.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 砂之力 Shā-zhī Lì
France Flag.png French Force Sable
Germany Flag.png German Sandgewalt
Italy Flag.png Italian Silicoforza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래의힘 Morae-yi Him
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Força da Areia
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poder Arena


Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand Rush


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