Sandaconda (Pokémon)

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Silicobra #843: Silicobra
Pokémon
#845: Cramorant Cramorant
Sandaconda
Sand Snake Pokémon
サダイジャ
Sadaija
#844
Sandaconda
Sandaconda
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Gigantamax Sandaconda



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Spit or Shed Skin Cacophony
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Cacophony
Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
12'06" 3.8 m
Sandaconda
72'02"+ 22.0+ m
Gigantamax Sandaconda
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
144.4 lbs. 65.5 kg
Sandaconda
 ??? lbs.  ??? kg
Gigantamax Sandaconda
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
179
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Sandaconda
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Sandaconda
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
External Links

Sandaconda (Japanese: サダイジャ Sadaija) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Silicobra starting at level 36.

Sandaconda has a Gigantamax form.

Biology

Sandaconda is a tan serpent Pokémon with a black and brown pattern resembling cracked earth. Around its neck is a dark brown ring, its neck pouch, featuring the same pattern as the rest of its long body, which is coiled in a spiral shape. It has lime green eyes with red bags underneath them and a snout with two prominent nostrils and two fangs.

Sandaconda uses its inflated sand pouch to protect its head from harm. The pouch can store up to 220 pounds of sand for a time. The pouch is very elastic and thick to the point a Durant's pincers cannot harm it. Sandaconda can contract its body to spray the sand stored in the pouch through its nose with tremendous force, and its unique method of coiling allows it to blast its sand more efficiently. The sand is mixed with sharp pieces of gravel, making it so dangerous that just coming in contact with it will cause lacerations. While Sandaconda may act tough and confident, it will become timid and cowardly the moment it runs out of sand.[1] Sandaconda is a natural predator of Durant.

As Gigantamax Sandaconda, it becomes larger and standing on its tail like a cobra. The body, decorated by brown and black diamond markings, has coiled around with the head and neck in middle to resemble that of a tornado. The neck pouch enlarges and becomes a swirling mass of mottled brown sand. Three red clouds float above its head and its eye color changes to bright red.

When Gigantamaxed, the sand overflows from the pouch and forms a ring around Sandaconda's neck, with total amount of sand swirling around its body now reaching 1,000,000 tons. Gigantamax Sandaconda resembles an enormous tornado, and it attacks by spinning its body at high speeds, causing the sand to move at incredible speeds and inflicting massive damage to anything that touches it. It is powerful enough to pulverize a skyscraper in this way.[2]

Gigantamax Sandaconda is the only known Pokémon capable of using the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Sandblast.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

Sandaconda in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sandaconda debuted in the Sword & Shield chapter under the ownership of Raihan.

In the TCG

Main article: Sandaconda (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#313
Galar
Isle of Armor #175
Sword When it contracts its body, over 220 pounds of sand sprays from its nose. If it ever runs out of sand, it becomes disheartened.
Shield Its unique style of coiling allows it to blast sand out of its sand sac more efficiently.
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Sword Its sand pouch has grown to tremendous proportions. More than 1,000,000 tons of sand now swirl around its body.
Shield Sand swirls around its body with such speed and power that it could pulverize a skyscraper.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 8, Lake of Outrage
Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle) Gigantamax Factor
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) Gigantamax Factor

In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
Sw Wild Area News No hide 40, 50, 60 November 15 to December 4, 2019
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 70 November 15 to December 4, 2019
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 70 December 4, 2019 to January 9, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 70 December 20 to 25, 2019
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 70 December 31, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40 June 2 to 29, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40 June 17 to 28, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 60 Auguest 1 to 31, 2020


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
72
132 - 179 254 - 348
107
100 - 174 197 - 344
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
Total:
510
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 ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100100% 10
011 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Minimize Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100100% 20
1515 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2525 Glare Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
3030 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
3535 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
4242 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4949 Coil Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
5151 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandaconda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandaconda

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
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
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
TM54Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM68Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
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
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 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
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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
TR87Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR94Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandaconda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandaconda

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
StunkySkuntankSkwovetGreedent Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
DratiniDragonairDragoniteDunsparceVibravaFlygon
GibleGabiteGarchompDeinoZweilousHydreigon
FlappleDrakloakDragapult
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonLillipupHerdierStoutland
MinccinoCinccinoDubwoolDrakloakDragapult
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioDunsparceSwinub
PiloswineTrapinchVibravaFlygonMamoswineDrilbur
ExcadrillBunnelbyDiggersbyHelioptileHelioliskMudbray
Mudsdale
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
SkrelpDragalgeGoodra Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandaconda 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 Sandaconda in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandaconda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandaconda

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
Sw Sh EP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandaconda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandaconda

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
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 Sandaconda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandaconda


Evolution

843Silicobra.png
Unevolved
Silicobra
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 36
844Sandaconda.png
First evolution
Sandaconda
 Ground 

Forms

Gigantamax

Dynamax icon.png
Gigantamax Factor
Sandaconda
Sandaconda
Sandaconda
 Ground 

Dynamax Band
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
Sandaconda
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Sandaconda
 Ground 

Trivia

Origin

Sandaconda appears to be based on an anaconda, though it may also be based on various desert-dwelling snakes, such as the sidewinder, a snake that uses coiling and rippling motions to travel across sandy dunes. As its Pokédex entries state that it blasts sand out of its nose, it also may be based on a double-barreled gun. Sandaconda may also be based on the Ball python, a snake that gets its name from their tendency to curl into a ball to hide their heads.

Its Gigantamax form may be based on a dust devil.

Name origin

Sandaconda may be a combination of sand and anaconda.

Sadaija may be a combination of 沙 sa (sand) and 大蛇 daija (serpent).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サダイジャ Sadaija From sa and 大蛇 daija
France Flag.png French Dunaconda From dune and anaconda
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sandaconda Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sanaconda From Sand and Anakonda
Italy Flag.png Italian Sandaconda Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사다이사 Sadaisa From 사 (沙) sa, 사 (蛇) sa, and a partial transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 沙螺蟒 Sālòhmóhng From , lòh, and móhng
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 沙螺蟒 Shāluómǎng From shā, luó, and mǎng


Related articles

Notes

External links

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