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Sandslash (Pokémon)

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Sandshrew #027: Sandshrew
Pokémon
#029: Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Sandslash
Mouse Pokémon
サンドパン
Sandpan
#028
Sandslash

Sandslash

Sandslash

Sandslash
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Veil Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Rush
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Sandslash

Mega Sandslash Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
65.0 lbs. 29.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#028
Kanto
#049
Johto
#118
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#114
Unova
Mountain
#098
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-195
Almia
R-181/N-011
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
163
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F028.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Sandslash (Japanese: サンドパン Sandpan) is a Ground-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Sandshrew starting at level 22.

Biology

Sandslash is a bipedal, ground dwelling pholidote Pokémon. Although Sandslash is usually bipedal, it can run on all fours. Its body is mostly covered in sharp, brown quills formed from its tough, dry hide. It has two large claws on its paws and feet. These claws are its primary weapons, and are used for slashing. They can also be used for burrowing. Its claws and spikes can both break off and are shed regularly, but grow back quickly. It can curl into a large ball to protect its white underbelly. In this position, it can roll to attack or escape, and protect itself from heatstroke. Sandslash is also adept at climbing trees, and is prone to ambush its enemies from above. Sandslash can mostly be found in deserts and grasslands.

In the anime

Sandslash in the anime

Major appearances

A Sandslash owned by Corey was one of the Pokémon captured and cloned by Mewtwo in Mewtwo Strikes Back. When Team Rocket saw it being cloned, it was mistaken for its pre-evolution, Sandshrew. The Sandslash clone was seen again in Mewtwo Returns.

In Good 'Quil Hunting, a Pokémon Trainer named Koji informed Ash about a place that was good for catching Cyndaquil. After Ash captured a Cyndaquil, the Trainer challenged Ash to a 1-on-1 Pokémon battle to determine who would keep the Cyndaquil. Koji used a Sandslash against Ash's Cyndaquil and lost.

In Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, several Sandslash helped dig a new lake for the Grass-type Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness, Sandslash was a member of Team Razor Wind, along with Scyther and Zangoose. The trio of clawed Pokémon were first seen being blasted out of Wigglytuff's Guild. Team Razor Wind overheard that Team Poképals were assigned with the task of traveling to the Labyrinth Cave to get a Gabite Scale for an ailing Shinx, and decided to attempt beating Team Poképals. Unfortunately for Team Razor Wind, Gabite beat them up. It reappeared alongside its team in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

Minor appearances

Sandslash first appeared in The Flame Pokémon-athon!.

A Sandslash appeared in A Chansey Operation as one of the injured Pokémon brought to the clinic.

A Sandslash appeared in To Master the Onixpected. It was stuck between the rocky body segments of a giant Onix and causing so much pain that the Rock Snake Pokémon rampaged until Bruno freed it.

A Sandslash owned by an Indigo League Trainer appeared in Round One - Begin!.

Sandslash also appeared in The Power of One.

A Sandslash appeared in Pokémon Double Trouble.

A Sandslash belonging to an unnamed Trainer appeared in a Hall of Fame photograph in Hello, Pummelo!.

A Sandslash was part of the Pokémon Swap Meet in Tricks of the Trade.

Pietra used her Sandslash for her digging project in Right on, Rhydon!.

A Sandslash also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Sandslash was seen in the wild in The Legend of Thunder!.

A Sandslash appeared in Nurse Joy's poem in Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?.

A Sandslash made a brief cameo along with a Sandshrew in Destiny Deoxys and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Sandslash also made a cameo in Numero Uno Articuno as a Pokémon belonging to Noland.

A Sandslash appeared in the opening Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In Gymbaliar! a Sandslash was under the ownership of a boy Trainer battling Jessie for a "Badge." It lost to Jessie's (then) Croagunk.

Multiple Sandslash made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A group of Sandslash also appeared in Historical Mystery Tour!.

A Trainer's Sandslash appeared in Curtain Up, Unova League!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP071 Sandslash Ash's Pokédex Sandslash, the Mouse Pokémon. The evolved form of Sandshrew. It attacks opponents with the quills on its back.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP008 Sandslash Dawn's Pokédex Sandslash, the Mouse Pokémon. When it runs at full speed, it sends up a thick cloud of sand in order to hide itself.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Sandslash in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sandslash first appeared in Sea Sea Seadra where a wild Sandslash and Weezing appeared behind Bill still showing the ecology in Viridian Forest hasn't changed back to normal in two years.

In A Flaaffy Kerfuffle a Tangela appeared where it was one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's fantasy when he explains that trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

Sandslash's most predominant appearance was in When Sandslash Gets Rowdy. While trying to find out their location, Gold and Silver are attacked by a swarm of spiky balls, which are revealed to be Sandslash fleeing from the wrath of Lugia.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giovanni used Sandslash in his hair salon.

In the TCG

Main article: Sandslash (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
Blue
Yellow It is skilled at slashing enemies with its claws. If broken, they start to grow back in a day.
Stadium Curls into a ball of sharp spikes and rolls into enemies. It is also adept at slashing with its sharp claws.
Generation II
Gold In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
Silver If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.
Crystal Adept at climbing trees, it rolls into a spiny ball, then attacks its enemies from above.
Stadium 2 In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
Generation III
Ruby Sandslash's body is covered by tough spikes, which are hardened sections of its hide. Once a year, the old spikes fall out, to be replaced with new spikes that grow out from beneath the old ones.
Sapphire Sandslash can roll up its body as if it were a ball covered with large spikes. In battle, this Pokémon will try to make the foe flinch by jabbing it with its spines. It then leaps at the stunned foe to tear wildly with its sharp claws.
Emerald It curls up in a ball to protect itself from enemy attacks. It also curls up to prevent heatstroke during the daytime when temperatures rise sharply.
FireRed It is adept at attacking with the spines on its back and its sharp claws while quickly scurrying about.
LeafGreen Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
Generation IV
Diamond It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
SoulSilver If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spike and claws. They grow back in a day.
Generation V
Black It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
White
Black 2 The spikes on its body are made up of its hardened hide. It rolls up and attacks foes with its spikes.
White 2
Generation VI
X If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.
Y Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
Omega Ruby Sandslash's body is covered by tough spikes, which are hardened sections of its hide. Once a year, the old spikes fall out, to be replaced with new spikes that grow out from beneath the old ones.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Trade
Blue
Route 23, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Route 23, Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold
Routes 26 and 27, Mt. Moon
Silver
Evolve Sandshrew
Crystal
Route 26 and Victory Road
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Sandshrew
Emerald
Evolve Sandshrew
FireRed
Trade
LeafGreen
Route 23 and Victory Road
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Sandshrew
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 228 (LeafGreen)
Platinum
Route 228 (LeafGreen)
HeartGold
Routes 26 and 27, Safari Zone, Mt. Moon
SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Relic Castle
Black 2 White 2
Route 15, Relic Castle
Generation VI
X Y
Route 18, Terminus Cave
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Sandshrew

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Sandshrew
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve Sandshrew
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 3
Endless Level 20
Forever Level 52
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Sandshrew
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Quicksand Cave (B1-B10)
Quicksand Pit (B1-B10)
Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Daybreak Ruins
Forest Temple
Light Temple
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave Normal Mode B & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Rugged Flats

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
FireRed LeafGreen Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)
Diamond Pearl Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Black White Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
X Y Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 450   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 55.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
14/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 XY   ORAS   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
000Start 000Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35 ???  ?  ?
000Start 000Start Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 40 ???  ?  ?
000Start 000Start Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100}}100% 15 ???  ?  ?
000Start 000Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100}}100% 35 ???  ?  ?
0033 0033 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100}}100% 15 ???  ?  ?
0055 0055 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100}}100% 35 ???  ?  ?
0077 0077 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20 ???  ?  ?
0099 0099 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 40 ???  ?  ?
01414 01111 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20 ???  ?  ?
01717 01414 Magnitude Ground Physical 0000 100}}100% 30 ???  ?  ?
01111 01717 Swift Normal Special 06060 —}}—% 20 ???  ?  ?
02020 02020 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 080}}80% 15 ???  ?  ?
02222 02222 Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 095}}95% 10 ???  ?  ?
02323 02424 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15 ???  ?  ?
02626 02828 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 ???  ?  ?
03030 03333 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
03434 03838 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5 ???  ?  ?
03838 04343 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ???  ?  ?
04242 04848 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ???  ?  ?
04646 05353 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Sandslash obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandslash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandslash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
NidokingRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorSlakothVigoroth
SlakingScraggyScrafty
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
SandslashZangoose Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlaking
TorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersby
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SneaselWeavilePrinplupEmpoleonLucarioDrilbur
Excadrill
Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
WooperQuagsireChespinQuilladinChesnaughtBunnelby
Diggersby
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsol
StunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
SandshrewSandslashDonphanTorkoalDrilburExcadrill Rapid Spin Normal Physical 20 100% 40
ScraggyScrafty Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
DugtrioLinooneBibarelLopunnyWatchogExcadrill
Diggersby
Rototiller Ground Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandslash in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Sandslash in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandslash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Sandslash can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Sandslash cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandslash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandslash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin028.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS028.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani028.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP028.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Furnace Desert
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let me take them on with the spikes on my back and my big claws!
26%-50% HP Uh-oh, not good. My health is down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm beat... I don't have the energy to shake my spikes...
Level up There! I leveled! My claws are even sharper!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up There! I leveled! My claws are even sharper!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP028.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ground  Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
( Ground )
Field move: Tunnel 1 field move.png
(Tunnel ×1)
Browser entry  
It hurls lumps of sand to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ground  Ground Assist.png
( Ground )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It triggers tremors and opens fissures that make Pokémon Paused.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

027Sandshrew.png
Unevolved
Sandshrew
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 22
028Sandslash.png
First evolution
Sandslash
 Ground 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 028.png Spr b g1 028.png Spr 1y 028.png Spr b g1 028.png Spr 1g 028.png Spr b g1 028.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 028.png Spr b 2g 028.png Spr 2s 028.png Spr b 2g 028.png Spr 2c 028.gif Spr b 2c 028.png
Spr 2g 028 s.png Spr b 2g 028 s.png Spr 2s 028 s.png Spr b 2g 028 s.png Spr 2c 028 s.gif Spr b 2g 028 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Trivia

Origin

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Sandslash shares various physical traits with the pangolin. It also draws from hedgehogs, porcupines, and echidnas due to its coloration and having spikes instead of scales. Both Sandshrew and Sandslash are mentioned to have poisonous claws, similar to how some species of the shrew are poisonous.

Name origin

Sandslash is a combination of sand and slash, referring to its long claws.

Sandpan may be a combination of sand and pangolin.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サンドパン Sandpan From "sand" and "pangolin"
France Flag.png French Sablaireau From sable and blaireau
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sandslash Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sandamer From Sand
Italy Flag.png Italian Sandslash Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고지 Goji From 고슴도치 goseumdochi and 두더지 dudeoji


Related articles

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Notes


Sandshrew #027: Sandshrew
Pokémon
#029: Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀


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