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Sand Veil (Japanese: すながくれ Hidden in Sand) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twenty Pokémon can have this Ability.
Generation III and IV
During a sandstorm, the evasion of a Pokémon with this Ability is increased by 20%. A Pokémon with this Ability will take no damage from the sandstorm if it otherwise would.
Generation V onward
During a sandstorm, the evasion of a Pokémon with this Ability is now increased by 25%.
Outside of battle
From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Sand Veil is leading the party in an area with a sandstorm, such as Route 228 in Sinnoh, Sand Veil decreases the wild Pokémon encounter rate by 50%.
Pokémon with Sand Veil
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