Palossand (Pokémon)

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Sandygast #769: Sandygast
Pokémon
#771: Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
Palossand
Sand Castle Pokémon
シロデスナ
Shirodesuna
#770
Palossand



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
60 (7.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
Palossand
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Weight
551.2 lbs. 250.0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#770
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#187
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
168
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Palossand
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HP
0
Atk
2
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Palossand (Japanese: シロデスナ Shirodesuna) is a dual-type Ghost/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Sandygast starting at level 42.

Biology

Palossand is a Pokémon resembling a yellowish sand castle with gray pebbles along the base. It has a square main castle for its body, two round towers for arms, and the top of another round tower with a conical point rising up from the body. A tunnel through the center of the main body creates a mouth. There is a line of five alternating blue and pink seashells over the top of its mouth. The central tower has six windows: three in the front, one on each side, and one in the back. The two outermost windows in front of the central tower have tiny pebbles in them and appear to act as eyes. The two side towers have crenellations along the top with a ring of windows underneath. Palossand's main body has crenellations around the central tower. A ring of alternating pink and blue seashells surrounds the central tower just below the point. In the peak of its tower is a red shovel stuck handle-first into the top.

Palossand controls adults to make them build it a sand castle, which provides it a disguise and defense. However, Palossand is able to replenish any sand it loses on its own. The shovel on its head rotates when Palossand searches for prey and is believed to function as radar. It enjoys the life force of Pokémon. By creating a sandy vortex, it will capture small Pokémon and absorb their life force. Traces of its victims' ill will are left where Palossand passes, and this is said to be the genesis of new Sandygast.[1]

In the anime

Palossand in the anime

Major appearances

A Palossand made its anime debut in A Shivering Shovel Search!, where it evolved from a Sandygast.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM022 Palossand Rotom Pokédex It's the evolved form of Sandygast! It's a Palossand! The Sand Castle Pokémon. A Ghost and Ground type. It is said the shovel on Palossand's head functions as a radar.
This concludes the entries from the Sun & Moon series.

In the TCG

Main article: Palossand (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Possessed people controlled by this Pokémon transformed its sand mound into a castle. As it evolved, its power to curse grew ever stronger.
Moon Buried beneath the castle are masses of dried-up bones from those whose vitality it has drained.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Sandygast

In side games

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 85
145 - 192 280 - 374
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 480   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
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
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
4747 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
5454 Shore Up Ground Status 0000 00——% 10
6060 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palossand
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palossand

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
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM60Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM63Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Palossand
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palossand

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 Palossand 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 Palossand in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palossand
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palossand

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 Palossand can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Palossand cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palossand
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palossand

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 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 Palossand
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palossand

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 770.png Spr b 7s 770.png
Spr 7s 770 s.png Spr b 7s 770 s.png
Front Back
770MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Palossand images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Palossand and its pre-evolution, Sandygast, are immune to the move Telekinesis. However, the effect of the move remains if Palossand and Sandygast obtain it via Baton Pass.

Origin

Palossand appears to be based on a sand castle.

Name origin

Palossand may be a combination of palace and sand. It may be a pun on pile of sand. It could also derive from palo (Spanish for small shovel) or involve colossal.

Shirodesuna may be read literally as 城ですな shiro desu na (That's a castle, huh). This may also be a combination of 城 shiro (castle), death, and 砂 suna (sand).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese シロデスナ Shirodesuna From 城ですな shiro desu na, death, and suna
France Flag.png French Trépassable From trépas, sable, and très passable
Spain Flag.png Spanish Palossand Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Colossand From colosseum or colossal and Sand
Italy Flag.png Italian Palossand Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래성이당 Moraeseong-idang From 모래성이당 moraeseong-idang
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 噬沙堡爺 Saihsābóuyèh From 吞噬 tānsaih, 沙堡 sābóu, and yèh
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 噬沙堡爺 / 噬沙堡爷 Shìshābǎoyé From 吞噬 tūnshì, 沙堡 shābǎo, 爺 / 爷 , and 是沙堡耶 Shì shābǎo yé


Related articles

Notes

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

External links

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