Sandshrew (Base Set 62)

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Sandshrew LV.12
サンド Sand
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Sandshrew
Type Fighting
Hit Points 40
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 62/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Common
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Common
English card no. 91/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B25
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 ID B32
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Common
English card no. 91/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Sandshrew.

Sandshrew (Japanese: サンド Sand) is a Fighting-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

Fighting Sand-attack
If the Defending Pokémon tries to attack during your opponent's next turn, your opponent flips a coin. If tails, that attack does nothing.

Pokédex data

Sandshrew - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
027 2'0" (0.6 m) 26 lbs. (12 kg)
Pokédex entry
Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.

Release information

A prototype Pokémon Leagues were given the Trainer Deck A, which included this card, before the Base Set's official release. This print has a red border and "Trainer Deck A" printed on the back. This card was included in the Base Set, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection expansions.


Early prints of the card had the final clause read "this attack does nothing" instead of "that attack does nothing".


Sand Attack, formatted on this card as Sand-attack, is a move in the Pokémon games that Sandshrew can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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