Sandygast (Pokémon)

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Golisopod #768: Golisopod
Pokémon
#770: Palossand Palossand
Sandygast
Sand Heap Pokémon
スナバァ
Sunabā
#769
Sandygast



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Ground
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Compaction Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
140 (18.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Sandygast
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Weight
154.3 lbs. 70.0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#769
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#186
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
64
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Sandygast
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Sandygast (Japanese: スナバァ Sunabā) is a dual-type Ghost/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves into Palossand starting at level 42.

Biology

Sandygast is a Pokémon formed from sand. It is mostly a mound of whitish sand dotted with gray pebbles. A tunnel through its center acts as a mouth, and a small depression above that has two pebbles for eyes. A red shovel with a white handle is stuck blade first into the top of its head. On either side of its main body is a smaller mound reminiscent of a stubby arm.

Sandygast is born from grudges that seep into the sand, such as from Pokémon that suffer defeat in battle. It can suck the life force of people or Pokémon through its mouth. Apparently, in the Alola region, sticking a hand into Sandygast's mouth is a way of proving one's courage. A person who grabs Sandygast's shovel falls under its control. It uses this power to make children add sand to its body so it can become bigger. A Sandygast that loses its shovel may replace it with something like a branch or a flag, but it is said to keep searching for its lost shovel.[1]

In the anime

Sandygast in the anime

Major appearances

Two Sandygast made their anime debut in SM022, where one evolved into Palossand and the other was shown in a flashback, possessing Kiawe.

Minor appearances


In the TCG

Main article: Sandygast (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Born from a sand mound playfully built by a child, this Pokémon embodies the grudges of the departed.
Moon It takes control of anyone who puts a hand in its mouth. And so it adds to the accumulation of its sand-mound body.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Hano Beach

In side games

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total: 320   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.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
055 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
099 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1414 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
1818 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2323 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2727 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
3232 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
4141 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4545 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Shore Up Ground Status 0000 00——% 10
5454 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandygast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandygast

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM29Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM53Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM69Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM83Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandygast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandygast

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlugmaMagcargoGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SlugmaMagcargo Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWobbuffet
YamaskCofagrigusPhantumpTrevenant
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandygast in Generation VII
  • 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 Sandygast in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandygast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandygast

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Sandygast can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Sandygast cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandygast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandygast

Evolution

769Sandygast.png
Unevolved
Sandygast
 Ghost  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 42
770Palossand.png
First evolution
Palossand
 Ghost  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Spr 7s 769.png Spr b 7s 769.png
Spr 7s 769 s.png Spr b 7s 769 s.png
Front Back
769MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Sandygast images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Sandygast has the lowest base Speed stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Sandygast is immune to the move Telekinesis. However, the effect of the move remains if Sandygast obtains it via Baton Pass.

Origin

Sandygast resembles a basic sand castle with a tunnel and shovel. Its Shiny color variation may be based on black sand.

Name origin

Sandygast may be a combination of sandy and ghast (evil spirit).

Sunabā may derive from 砂場 sunaba (sandbox) or 砂 suna (sand) and bar or いないいないばあ inai-inai-baa (peekaboo).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese スナバァ Sunabā From 砂場 sunaba or suna, bar, and いないいないばあ inai-inai-baa
France Flag.png French Bacabouh From bac à sable and bouh
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sandygast Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sankabuh From Sandkasten and buh
Italy Flag.png Italian Sandygast Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래꿍 Moraekkung From 모래 morae, 까꿍 kkakkung, and 궁 (宮) gung.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 沙丘娃 Sāyāuwā From 沙丘 sāyāu, , and
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 沙丘娃 Shāqiūwá From 沙丘 shāqiū, , and wa


Related articles

Notes

  1. http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/en-us/pokemon/sandygast/

External links

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