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Sand Veil (Ability)

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Sand Veil すながくれ
Hidden in Sand
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Generation III
Ups evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation IV
Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation V
Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation VI
Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.

Sand Veil (Japanese: すながくれ Hidden in Sand) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twenty Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

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

# 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
Diglett Diglett Ground Ground Sand Veil Arena Trap Sand Force
Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground Sand Veil Arena Trap Sand Force
Geodude Geodude Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
Graveler Graveler Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
Golem Golem Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
Gligar Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Immunity
Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground Pickup None Sand Veil
Donphan Donphan Ground Ground Sturdy None Sand Veil
Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground Guts None Sand Veil
Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass Sand Veil None Water Absorb
Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark Sand Veil None Water Absorb
Gible Gible Dragon Ground Sand Veil None Rough Skin
Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground Sand Veil None Rough Skin
Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground Sand Veil None Rough Skin
Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Poison Heal
Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric Static Limber Sand Veil
Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
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 other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 沙裡隱身 Shālǐ Yǐnshēn
France Flag.png French Voile Sable
Germany Flag.png German Sandschleier
Italy Flag.png Italian Sabbiavelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래숨기 Morae Sumgi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Véu de Areia
Spain Flag.png Spanish Velo Arena


Variations of the Ability Sand Veil
Sand VeilSnow Cloak
Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand Rush


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