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Sand Stream (Japanese: すなおこし Sand Raising) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Three Pokémon have this Ability, all of which are Ground-type or are evolved from a Ground type. In Generation III, it was the signature Ability of Tyranitar.
Sand Stream summons a sandstorm in battle as soon as a Pokémon with Sand Stream enters the battle. Its effects almost are the same as Sandstorm's; the only difference is that instead of lasting for five turns, it lasts for the whole battle until a different weather condition replaces it. If a Pokémon with Sand Stream is sent out in the same turn as another Pokémon whose Ability causes a different weather condition, the slower Pokémon's Ability will override the faster Pokémon's Ability.
Outside of battle
Sand Stream has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Sand Stream
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other languages