Sand Spit (Ability)

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Sand Spit すなはき
Sand Spit
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Generation VIII
The Pokémon creates a sandstorm when it's hit by an attack.
Generation IX
The Pokémon creates a sandstorm when it's hit by an attack.

Sand Spit (Japanese: すなはき Sand Spit) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Silicobra and Sandaconda.


In battle

Sand Spit summons a sandstorm in battle for five turns when a Pokémon with Sand Spit is hit by a damaging move, unless a sandstorm is already present. This can be extended to eight turns if the Pokémon is holding a Smooth Rock.

Outside of battle

Sand Spit has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sand Spit

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0843 Silicobra Silicobra
Ground Ground Sand Spit Shed Skin Sand Veil
0844 Sandaconda Sandaconda
Ground Ground Sand Spit Shed Skin Sand Veil
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吐沙 Tóusā
Mandarin 吐沙 Tǔshā
France Flag.png French Expul'Sable
Germany Flag.png German Sandspeier
Italy Flag.png Italian Sputasabbia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래뿜기 Morae Ppumgi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Expulsarena

Variations of the Ability Sand Spit
Sand SpitSeed Sower

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