Sand Veil (Ability)

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Sand Veil すながくれ
Hidden in Sand
Flavor text
Generation III
Ups evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation IV
Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation V
Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation VI
Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation VII
Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation VIII
Boosts the Pokémon's evasiveness in a sandstorm.
Generation IX
Boosts the Pokémon's evasiveness in a sandstorm.

Sand Veil (Japanese: すながくれ Hidden in Sand) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

During a sandstorm, the accuracy of any move used against a Pokémon with this Ability is modified by a factor of 4/5 (approximated as a factor of 3277/4096 since Generation V). A Pokémon with this Ability will take no damage from the sandstorm if it otherwise would.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Sand Veil is in the first place in the party (even if fainted) in an area with a sandstorm (such as Route 228 in Sinnoh), the chance of encountering a wild Pokémon is decreased by 50%.

Generation VIII

This Ability appears to have no effect on encounter rate in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Generation IX

This Ability appears to have no effect on encounter rate in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokémon with Sand Veil

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Ground Ground Sand Veil None Sand Rush
0028 Sandslash Sandslash
Ground Ground Sand Veil None Sand Rush
0050 Diglett Diglett
Ground Ground Sand Veil Arena Trap Sand Force
0050 Diglett Diglett
Alolan Form
Ground Steel Sand Veil Tangling Hair Sand Force
0051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Ground Ground Sand Veil Arena Trap Sand Force
0051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alolan Form
Ground Steel Sand Veil Tangling Hair Sand Force
0074 Geodude Geodude
Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
0075 Graveler Graveler
Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
0076 Golem Golem
Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
0207 Gligar Gligar
Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Immunity
0231 Phanpy Phanpy
Ground Ground Pickup None Sand Veil
0232 Donphan Donphan
Ground Ground Sturdy None Sand Veil
0246 Larvitar Larvitar
Rock Ground Guts None Sand Veil
0331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Grass Sand Veil None Water Absorb
0332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Dark Sand Veil None Water Absorb
0443 Gible Gible
Dragon Ground Sand Veil None Rough Skin
0444 Gabite Gabite
Dragon Ground Sand Veil None Rough Skin
0445 Garchomp Garchomp
Dragon Ground Sand Veil None Rough Skin
0472 Gliscor Gliscor
Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Poison Heal
0618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Ground Electric Static Limber Sand Veil
0694 Helioptile Helioptile
Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
0695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
0769 Sandygast Sandygast
Ghost Ground Water Compaction None Sand Veil
0770 Palossand Palossand
Ghost Ground Water Compaction None Sand Veil
0843 Silicobra Silicobra
Ground Ground Sand Spit Shed Skin Sand Veil
0844 Sandaconda Sandaconda
Ground Ground Sand Spit Shed Skin Sand Veil
0960 Wiglett Wiglett
Water Water Gooey Rattled Sand Veil
0961 Wugtrio Wugtrio
Water Water Gooey Rattled Sand Veil
0968 Orthworm Orthworm
Steel Steel Earth Eater None 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 games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Sand Veil increases evasion by two stages when active.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts Evasion if there is a sandstorm.
MDTDS Boosts the Pokémon's evasiveness during a sandstorm.
BSL てんきが すなあらしだと かいひが あがる
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The Pokémon isn't damaged by a sandstorm, and its evasiveness goes up while the sandstorm is in effect!
MDRTDX The Pokémon isn't damaged by the Sandstorm weather condition, and its evasiveness goes up while a sandstorm is in effect.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 沙隱 Sāyán *
沙裡隱身 Sā-léuih Yánsān *
Mandarin 沙隱 / 沙隐 Shāyǐn *
沙裡隱身 Shā-lǐ Yǐnshēn *
France Flag.png French Voile Sable
Germany Flag.png German Sandschleier
Italy Flag.png Italian Sabbiavelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래숨기 Morae Sumgi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Véu de Areia
Russia Flag.png Russian Песчаная Вуаль Peschanaya Vual'
Spain Flag.png Spanish Velo Arena


Variations of the Ability Sand Veil
Sand VeilSnow Cloak
Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllRain DishForecastSnow CloakDry SkinHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftHarvestSand RushSand ForceSlush RushIce FaceProtosynthesisOrichalcum Pulse


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