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.

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

It is unknown if Sand Spit has an effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sand Spit

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Silicobra Silicobra Ground Ground Sand Spit Shed Skin Sand Veil
Sandaconda Sandaconda Ground Ground Sand Spit Shed Skin Sand Veil
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.

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

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