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|Hidden in Sand
Sand Veil (Japanese: すながくれ Hidden in Sand) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
During a sandstorm, the accuracy of any move used against a Pokémon with this Ability is modified by a factor of 4/5. 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%.
Pokémon with Sand Veil
In other games
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Sand Veil increases evasion by two stages when active.
||Boosts Evasion if there is a sandstorm.
||Boosts the Pokémon's evasiveness during a sandstorm.
||てんきが すなあらしだと かいひが あがる
||The Pokémon isn't damaged by a sandstorm, and its evasiveness goes up while the sandstorm is in effect!
||The Pokémon isn't damaged by the Sandstorm weather condition, and its evasiveness goes up while a sandstorm is in effect.
In the manga
In other languages