Alolan Sandshrew (Guardians Rising 19)

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Alolan Sandshrew  
アローラサンド Alolan Sand
Water
AlolanSandshrewGuardiansRising19a.jpg
Alternate art print
Illus. Hideki Ishikawa
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Alolan Sandshrew
Type Water
Hit Points 60
weakness
Metal×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion Guardians Rising
Rarity Common
English card no. 19/145
Japanese expansion Islands Await You
Japanese rarity C
Japanese card no. 010/050
Japanese expansion Facing a New Trial
Japanese card no. 011/049
Japanese expansion GX Battle Boost
Japanese card no. 020/114
English expansion Yellow A Alternate cards
English card no. 19a/145
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 077/SM-P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Sandshrew.

Alolan Sandshrew (Japanese: アローラサンド Alolan Sand) is a Water-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Guardians Rising expansion.

Card text

  Defense Curl
まるくなる
Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all damage done to this Pokémon by attacks during your opponent's next turn.
WaterColorlessColorless Ice Ball
アイスボール
30


Pokédex data

Water
Water
Sandshrew - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
028 2'04" (0.7 m) 88.2 lbs. (40.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
It lives on snowy mountains. Its steel shell is very hard—so much so, it can't roll its body up into a ball.
ゆきやまに すむ。 はがねのこうらは とても がんじょうだが かたすぎて からだを まるめることが できない。

Release information

This card was included in the Guardians Rising expansion with artwork by Mizue, first released in the Japanese Islands Await You expansion. It was later included as a Mirror Holofoil print in the Japanese Facing a New Trial subset. It was reprinted as one of the Japanese SM-P Promotional cards with different artwork by Hideki Ishikawa, and was available as part of the Lawson Blue Campaign, which began on June 16, 2017 in commemoration of the release of the To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow and Darkness that Consumes Light expansions. For every five booster packs purchased in one transaction at participating Lawson stores, customers would receive a special pack containing 1 of 3 possible promotional cards. The campaign ran for as long as stocks lasted. The Guardians Rising print was later included as a Mirror Holofoil print in the Japanese GX Battle Boost subset. The SM-P Promotional print was released in English as a Cosmos Holo in the Ultra Prism Single Pack Blisters, available starting February 2, 2018.

Two variants of the original Guardians Rising print were available in the Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan Ninetales. They have gray circles at the bottom right of the card with the numbers 14 and 29 in them, respectively, so that the deck can be put in order for a practice duel. Variants of the Guardians Rising print were available again as part of the French McDonald's Collection 2018, both as Non Holofoil and Reverse Confetti Holofoil cards.

Gallery

AlolanSandshrewGuardiansRising19.jpg
Guardians Rising print
Illus. Mizue
AlolanSandshrewGuardiansRising19a.jpg
Alternate art print
Illus. Hideki Ishikawa
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Origin

This card features the Alolan regional variant of Sandshrew. Defense Curl and Ice Ball are both moves in the Pokémon games that Alolan Sandshrew can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Sun.


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