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Sand Rush (Ability)

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Sand Rush すなかき
Sand Paddle
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Generation V
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed in a sandstorm.
Generation VI
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed stat in a sandstorm.
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Sand Rush (Japanese: すなかき Sand Paddle) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Seven Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle

During a sandstorm, the Speed stat of Pokémon with this Ability is doubled. 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 Rush

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground Sand Veil None Sand Rush
Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground Sand Veil None Sand Rush
Herdier Herdier Normal Normal Intimidate Sand Rush Scrappy
Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal Intimidate Sand Rush Scrappy
Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground Sand Rush Sand Force Mold Breaker
Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel Sand Rush Sand Force Mold Breaker
Lycanroc Lycanroc
Rock Rock Keen Eye Sand Rush Unknown
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 撥沙 Buhtsā
Mandarin 撥沙 / 拨沙 Bōshā
France Flag.png French Baigne Sable
Germany Flag.png German Sandscharrer
Italy Flag.png Italian Remasabbia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래헤치기 Morae Hechigi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Ímpeto Areia
Russia Flag.png Russian Песчаная Гонка Peschanaya Gonka
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ímpetu Arena

Variations of the Ability Chlorophyll
ChlorophyllSwift SwimSand Rush
Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand Rush

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