Palossand (Pokémon)

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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Ground
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Water Compaction Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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Weight
551.2 lbs. 250.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
168
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Atk
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Palossand (Japanese: シロデスナ Sirodethna) 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 located 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 has been referred to as the Beach Nightmare. Each grain of Palossand's body has a will of its own. It 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. It has the power to control the sand. The shovel on its head rotates when Palossand searches for prey and is believed to function as a radar. It enjoys the life force of Pokémon and captures small Pokémon by creating a sandy vortex. The bones of its victims are kept beneath it and traces of its victims' ill will are left wherever Palossand passes. This is said to be the genesis of new Sandygast born from the souls it gains from victims.[1]. As seen in the anime, Palossand can manipulate its size and can grow to the size of a building. Palossand can be found at beaches, however it hates the water. It cannot maintain its castle-like shape during heavy-rain storms.

Palossand and its pre-evolution are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Shore Up.

In the anime

In the main series

Palossand in the anime

Major appearances

Palossand debuted in A Shivering Shovel Search!, where it evolved from a Sandygast.

Minor appearances

A Palossand appeared in Deceiving Appearances!, where they were among the Pokémon seen at Aether Paradise.

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.

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Palossand in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer (next to Red)

A Palossand briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, under the ownership of Acerola. Alongside Skyla's Swanna and Flint's Infernape, it battled Bettie's Pikachu, Iris's Haxorus, and Barry's Piplup, but the outcome was left unknown.

In the manga

Palossand in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Palossand debuted in PASM31, where it was revealed to have evolved from Acerola's Sandygast.

In the Pokémon Horizon manga

A Palossand appeared in a fantasy in Journey to a New Horizon.

In the TCG

Main article: Palossand (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #187
Alola
USUM: #226
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
Ultra Sun Each of its grains of sand has its own will. Palossand eats small Pokémon and siphons away their vital essence while they're still alive.
Ultra Moon Once it has whipped up a sandstorm to halt its opponents in their tracks, this terrifying Pokémon snatches away their vitality.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #134
Sword Palossand is known as the Beach Nightmare. It pulls its prey down into the sand by controlling the sand itself, and then it sucks out their souls.
Shield This Pokémon lives on beaches, but it hates water. Palossand can't maintain its castle-like shape if it gets drenched by a heavy rain.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Sandygast
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Sandygast
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Sandygast, Loop Lagoon
Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern, Stepping-Stone Sea (Max Raid Battle)

In side games

Generation VII
Masters
Chapter 17: Ghostly Trio (Acerola's)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Palossand Appears

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
85
145 - 192 280 - 374
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total:
480
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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:
  • Based on its species, Palossand is also immune to the move Telekinesis.

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
1515 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2020 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
2525 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
3030 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
3535 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
4040 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4747 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
5454 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
6161 Shore Up Ground Status 0000 00——% 10
6868 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock 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 VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ShellosGastrodon Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
GastlyHaunterGengarDuskullDusclopsDusknoir
YamaskYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampentChandelure
PhantumpTrevenantRunerigusPincurchin
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWeezing
WobbuffetDrifloonDrifblimDusknoirYamaskYamask
CofagrigusFrillishJellicentPhantumpTrevenantRunerigus
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
DrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
DrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
DrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Palossand in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Sw Sh IoA Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
Sw Sh IoA Terrain Pulse Normal Special 50 100% 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 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

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Ground
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#780
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Eject++
Sometimes removes five non-Support Pokémon icons.


Evolution

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Unevolved
Sandygast
 Ghost  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 42
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First evolution
Palossand
 Ghost  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 770.png Spr b 7s 770.png Spr 7s 770.png Spr b 7s 770.png
Spr 7s 770 s.png Spr b 7s 770 s.png Spr 7s 770 s.png Spr b 7s 770 s.png
Front Back Front Back
770MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Palossand images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Palossand appears to be based on a sand castle. Its Shiny color variation may be based on black sand.

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.

Sirodethna 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 Sirodethna 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


Notes

External links

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