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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.
Sand Veil increases the evasion of a Pokémon by 20% in a sandstorm and if on a Pokémon whose type does not already, grants immunity to damage taken from sandstorms.
In Generation V, Sand Veil lowers the accuracy threshold (user accuracy/target evasion) by 20% resulting in an overall 25% boost to evasion.
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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