Sandslash (Pokémon)

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0027MS.png #0027: Sandshrew
Pokémon
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Sandslash
Mouse Pokémon
サンドパン
Sandpan
#0028
Sandslash
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Ground Unknown
Sandslash
Ice Steel
Alolan Sandslash
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Veil
Sandslash
Snow Cloak
Alolan Sandslash
Cacophony
Sand Rush
Sandslash Hidden Ability
Slush Rush
Alolan Sandslash Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Sandslash
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Sandslash
3'11" 1.2 m
Alolan Sandslash
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
65.0 lbs. 29.5 kg
Sandslash
121.3 lbs. 55.0 kg
Alolan Sandslash
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
163
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Sandslash
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HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Alolan Sandslash
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
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Footprint
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Alolan Sandslash
Pokédex color
Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Sandslash (Japanese: サンドパン Sandpan) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Sandshrew starting at level 22.

In Alola, Sandslash has a dual-type Ice/Steel regional form. It evolves from Alolan Sandshrew when exposed to an Ice Stone. These Sandslash can also be found in Blueberry Academy's Terarium.

Biology

Sandslash is a bipedal, ground-dwelling pholidote Pokémon. Although Sandslash is usually bipedal, it can run on all fours. Most of its underside is light yellow with a white underbelly. It has a narrow muzzle, almond-shaped blue eyes, and a thick tail. Its back is mostly covered in sharp, brown quills formed from its tough, dry hide. It has two large claws on its paws and feet. These claws are its primary weapons and are used for slashing, but can also be used for burrowing. Its claws and spikes can both break off, but they grow back quickly and are shed regularly. Sandslash's broken parts can be used to carve plows for tilling farm fields. The claws can become harder and smoother if it lives in drier areas.

Sandslash can curl into a large ball, which allows it to roll to attack or escape, protect itself from heatstroke, and guard its belly. Sandslash is also adept at climbing trees and is prone to ambush its enemies from above. It also climbs trees to rest during the night, and to slash Berries to feed the Sandshrew waiting below. Sandslash can mostly be found in deserts.

Forms

Sandslash has a regional form: Alolan Sandslash.

In the Alola region, Sandslash has an icy blue hide and steel quills covered in ice. These quills stand taller than a regular Sandslash's quills and resemble icicles. Unlike its Kantonian variant, Alolan Sandslash is rarely seen curling up into a ball, perhaps made difficult by its thick hide and icy spine. Instead, this Pokémon uses its hide for camouflage in the snow while leaving only its spines exposed. Its body emits cold air, which sharpens its quills. Its forepaws are larger than its counterpart, and its claws are longer, thinner, and hooked at the tips. Formerly used for climbing trees, they now allow it to scale icebergs without even slipping.

Despite the weight of its ice-covered body, Alolan Sandslash can move swiftly by carving a path in the snow with its claws. It can move faster than any other Pokémon while in the snowy mountains. This Pokémon tends to live in the deeper parts of snowy mountains, where climbing is forbidden. However, the sprays of snow it kicks up are popular shots for photographers.[1] People also climb up the mountains it lives in, to see Sandslash's icy spikes sparkle during the light of dawn. Stabs from Alolan Sandslash's spikes can cause both deep wounds and severe frostbite. They can also be found in the Polar Biome of Blueberry Academy's Terarium, where Alola's island life is simulated.


Evolution

Sandslash evolves from Sandshrew.

Alolan Sandslash evolves from Alolan Sandshrew.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

Sandslash

0027Sandshrew.png
Unevolved
Sandshrew
 Ground 

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First evolution
Sandslash
 Ground 

Alolan Sandslash

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Unevolved
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 Ice  Steel 

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First evolution
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 Ice  Steel 

In the anime

Main series

Sandslash in the anime
Alolan Sandslash in the anime

Major appearances

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Corey's Sandslash was captured and cloned by Mewtwo. When Team Rocket saw it being cloned, it was mistaken for its pre-evolved form, Sandshrew. The Sandslash clone was seen again in Mewtwo Returns. Corey's Sandslash reappeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back, where it played the same role.

In Good 'Quil Hunting, Koji used a Sandslash in a battle against Ash to determine who would keep a Cyndaquil. Despite its exceptional power and agility, Sandslash ultimately lost to Cyndaquil.

In Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, three Sandslash helped dig a new lake for the Grass-type Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness, a Sandslash was a member of Team Razor Wind, along with Scyther and Zangoose. The trio of clawed Pokémon were first seen being blasted out of Wigglytuff's Guild. Team Razor Wind overheard that Team Poképals were assigned with the task of traveling to the Labyrinth Cave to get a Gabite Scale for an ailing Shinx, and decided to attempt beating Team Poképals. Unfortunately for Team Razor Wind, Gabite beat them up. It reappeared alongside its team in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

In Not Caving Under Pressure!, an Alolan Sandslash evolved from an Alolan Sandshrew after touching an Ice Stone. It gave Lillie an Icium Z as thanks for helping it battle a Tyranitar that was threatening a home it shared with several other Alolan Sandshrew at Mount Lanakila.

In How Are You Gonna Keep 'Em Off of the Farm?, James pulled a Sandslash from the Rocket Prize Master to battle Ash and Goh, only for it to be defeated by Goh's newly caught Dugtrio.

Minor appearances

Sandslash debuted in The Flame Pokémon-athon!, where many of them were at the Laramie Ranch. One was later seen among the Pokémon participating in the Big P Pokémon Race.

In A Chansey Operation, an injured Sandslash was brought to the clinic.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Sandslash was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In To Master the Onixpected, a Sandslash was stuck between the rocky body segments of a giant Onix and causing so much pain that the Rock Snake Pokémon rampaged until Bruno freed it.

In Round One - Begin!, a Trainer's Sandslash competed in the Indigo Plateau Conference.

In The Power of One, a Sandslash sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Sandslash appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Sandslash appeared in Pokémon Double Trouble.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Sandslash at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In Right On, Rhydon!, Pietra uses a Sandslash for her digging project.

A Sandslash appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

A Sandslash appeared in Hi Ho Silver...Away!, under the ownership of Jenaro.

A Sandslash appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

In Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?, a Sandslash appeared in Nurse Joy's poem.

A Sandslash appeared in Gone Corphishin'.

A Sandslash made a brief cameo in Destiny Deoxys.

In Numero Uno Articuno, Noland's Sandslash was among the Pokémon residing at the Battle Factory.

A Sandslash appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In Gymbaliar!, a male Trainer used a Sandslash to battle a wild Croagunk while it was under Jessie's command.

A Sandslash made a brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Multiple Sandslash made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, Barry encountered multiple Sandslash in Xatu's Forest.

A Trainer's Sandslash appeared in Curtain Up, Unova League!.

In Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, a Sandslash was a resident of Allearth Forest.

A Trainer's Sandslash appeared in a flashback in Alola to New Adventure!.

A Sandslash appeared in I Choose You!.

In The Power of Us, a Sandslash participated in the effort to put out a fire.

In A Timeless Encounter!, an Ace Trainer's Sandslash battled Hala and his Makuhita in a flashback, but was defeated.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Alolan Sandslash competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but was defeated by Turtonator.

A Sandslash appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

A Trainer's Sandslash appeared in A Squad's Worth of Passion!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP071 Sandslash Ash's Pokédex Sandslash, the Mouse Pokémon. The evolved form of Sandshrew. It attacks opponents with the quills on its back.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP008 Sandslash Dawn's Pokédex Sandslash, the Mouse Pokémon. When it runs at full speed, it sends up a thick cloud of sand in order to hide itself.

Pokémon Origins

Sandslash in Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Sandslash was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

A Sandslash appeared in a flashback in File 2: Cubone.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Sandslash appeared in The Discovery, under the ownership of a Youngster. It was used to challenge Green to a battle and lost almost immediately.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Similar to her anime counterpart, Pietra owns a Sandslash. It appeared in The Grand Rhydon Plan.

Pokémon Adventures

Sandslash debuted in Sea Sea Seadra, where it and a wild Weezing appeared behind Bill, still showing the ecology in Viridian Forest hasn't changed back to normal in two years.

In A Flaaffy Kerfuffle, a Sandslash appeared as one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's fantasy when he explains that Trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

Sandslash's most predominant appearance was in Sandslash Surprise. While trying to find out their location, Gold and Silver are attacked by a swarm of spiky balls, which are revealed to be Sandslash fleeing from the wrath of Lugia.

A Sandslash was seen as one of the Pokémon used by Team Magma, which first appeared in What Would You Do for a Whismur?.

A Sandslash appeared in Pinsir Changes.

A Sandslash appeared in a flashback in Charizard Transforms.

Two Alolan Sandslash debuted in the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc, where it was seen on Mount Lanakila.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Giovanni was revealed to own a Sandslash in Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!, where he used it in his hair salon.

In the TCG

Main article: Sandslash (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#028
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
Blue
Yellow It is skilled at slashing enemies with its claws. If broken, they start to grow back in a day.
Stadium Curls into a ball of sharp spikes and rolls into enemies. It is also adept at slashing with its sharp claws.
Generation II Johto
#049
Gold In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
Silver If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.
Crystal Adept at climbing trees, it rolls into a spiny ball, then attacks its enemies from above.
Stadium 2 In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
Generation III Hoenn
#113
Kanto
#028
Ruby Sandslash's body is covered by tough spikes, which are hardened sections of its hide. Once a year, the old spikes fall out, to be replaced with new spikes that grow out from beneath the old ones.
Sapphire Sandslash can roll up its body as if it were a ball covered with large spikes. In battle, this Pokémon will try to make the foe flinch by jabbing it with its spines. It then leaps at the stunned foe to tear wildly with its sharp claws.
Emerald It curls up in a ball to protect itself from enemy attacks. It also curls up to prevent heatstroke during the daytime when temperatures rise sharply.
FireRed It is adept at attacking with the spines on its back and its sharp claws while quickly scurrying about.
LeafGreen Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#049
Diamond It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
SoulSilver If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spike and claws. They grow back in a day.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #114
Black It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
White
Black 2 The spikes on its body are made up of its hardened hide. It rolls up and attacks foes with its spikes.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #098
Hoenn
#118
X If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.
Y Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
Omega Ruby Sandslash's body is covered by tough spikes, which are hardened sections of its hide. Once a year, the old spikes fall out, to be replaced with new spikes that grow out from beneath the old ones.
Alpha Sapphire Sandslash can roll up its body as if it were a ball covered with large spikes. In battle, this Pokémon will try to make the foe flinch by jabbing it with its spines. It then leaps at the stunned foe to tear wildly with its sharp claws.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #252
Alola
USUM: #329
Kanto
#028
Sun Although they are sharp, its claws and spikes often break off. They grow back the next day, so it is not bothered by the temporary loss.
Moon It uses its claws to climb trees and then curls its body into a spiny ball, ready to drop onto any prey that appears.
Ultra Sun Its claws and horns often break off. The broken claws and horns can be used to carve plows for tilling farm fields.
Ultra Moon Thanks to its thick claws, it's good at climbing trees. There are plenty of Sandslash that park themselves in trees and go right to sleep.
Let's Go Pikachu It is skilled at slashing enemies with its claws. If broken, they start to grow back in a day.
Let's Go Eevee
Alolan Sandslash
Sun Fleeing a volcanic eruption, it settled on a snowy mountain. As it races through the snowfields, it sends up a spray of snow.
Moon This Pokémon's steel spikes are sheathed in ice. Stabs from these spikes cause deep wounds and severe frostbite as well.
Ultra Sun It runs across snow-covered plains at high speeds. It developed thick, sharp claws to plow through the snow.
Ultra Moon A long, long time ago, it lived in the desert. With its sharp claws fully extended, it can climb right up an iceberg without slipping.
Let's Go Pikachu This is Sandslash's form after adaptation to a frigid environment. The cold air emitted by its body sharpens its icy spikes.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #169
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword The drier the area Sandslash lives in, the harder and smoother the Pokémon's spikes feel when touched.
Shield It climbs trees by hooking on with its sharp claws. Sandslash shares the berries it gathers, dropping them down to Sandshrew waiting below the tree.
Brilliant Diamond It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
Shining Pearl
Alolan Sandslash
Sword It uses large, hooked claws to cut a path through deep snow as it runs. On snowy mountains, this Sandslash is faster than any other Pokémon.
Shield Many people climb snowy mountains, hoping to see the icy spikes of these Pokémon glistening in the light of dawn.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#117
Blueberry
#156
Scarlet It is adept at attacking with the spines on its back and its sharp claws while quickly scurrying about.
Violet The spikes on its body are made up of its hardened hide. It rolls up and attacks foes with its spikes.
Alolan Sandslash
Scarlet This Pokémon’s steel spikes are sheathed in ice. Stabs from these spikes cause deep wounds and severe frostbite as well.
Violet A long, long time ago, it lived in the desert. With its sharp claws fully extended, it can run right up an iceberg without slipping.


Pokédex Image Sandslash SM.png Pokédex Image Sandslash-Alola SM.png
Sandslash in the Alola Pokédex Alolan Sandslash in the Alola Pokédex
Pokédex Image Sandslash SV Kitakami.png Pokédex Image Sandslash SV Blueberry.png
Sandslash in the Kitakami Pokédex Alolan Sandslash in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Trade
Blue
Route 23, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Route 23, Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold
Routes 26 and 27, Mt. Moon
Silver
Evolve Sandshrew
Crystal
Route 26 and Victory RoadMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Sandshrew
Emerald
Evolve Sandshrew
FireRed
Trade
LeafGreen
Route 23 and Victory Road
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Sandshrew
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 228 (LeafGreen)
Platinum
Route 228 (LeafGreen)
HeartGold
Routes 26 and 27, Mt. Moon
Safari Zone (Desert, default)
SoulSilver
Safari Zone (Desert, default)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Relic Castle
Black 2 White 2
Route 15, Relic Castle
Generation VI
X Y
Route 18, Terminus Cave
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Sandshrew
Generation VII
Sun
Trade, Pokémon Bank
Moon
Evolve Sandshrew (Alolan Form)
Pokémon Bank (Kantonian Form)
Ultra Sun
Trade, Pokémon Bank
Ultra Moon
Evolve Sandshrew (Alolan Form)
Pokémon Bank (Kantonian Form)
Let's Go Pikachu
Evolve Sandshrew (Kantonian/Alolan Forms)
Let's Go Eevee
Trade
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Forest of Focus, Potbottom Desert (Wanderer) (Kantonian Form)
Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern, Potbottom Desert (Max Raid Battle) (Kantonian Form)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Kantonian/Alolan Forms)
Brilliant Diamond
Trade (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Alolan Form)
Shining Pearl
Grand Underground - Spacious Cave, Rocky Cave, Sandsear Cave, Big Bluff Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex) (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Alolan Form)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Scarlet)
Oni Mountain, Paradise Barrens, Kitakami Wilds (Kantonian Form)
Tera Raid Battle Search (6★) (Alolan Form)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Violet)
Oni Mountain, Paradise Barrens, Kitakami Wilds (Kantonian Form)
Tera Raid Battles (6★) (Alolan Form)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Valley
Pinball
Evolve Sandshrew
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Sandshrew
Trozei!
Endless Level 3, Endless Level 20, Forever Level 52, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Sandshrew
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Quicksand Cave (B1F-B10F, Quicksand Pit B1F-B10F), Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
MD Sky
Quicksand Cave (B1F-B10F, Quicksand Pit B1F-B10F), Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode B & S)
Ranger: GS
Daybreak Ruins, Forest Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Variety Battle: It's Drill Time!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Tu
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Heat-Wave Desert (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Entei Sea, Lugia Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal (Kantonian Form)
Jirachi SeaFinal (Alolan Form)
Generation VIII
MD DX
Magma Cavern (20F-23F), Desert Region (15F-19F), Joyous Tower (79F-87F)
Fainted Pokémon: Mt. Faraway
New Snap
Shiver Snowfields (Alolan Form)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 668 (Kantonian Form)
Event: Pokémon Safari (14th release; Kantonian Form)
Event: Sandslash Appears (Alolan Form)
Masters EX
Evolution: Scottie/Bettie & SandshrewEgg (Kantonian Form)
Costume event (Super Tour Guide Rosa): Naomi & Sandslash (Kantonian Form)
Seasonal sync pair scout: Steven (Summer 2020) & Sandslash (Alolan Form)


Held items

Sandslash

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Berry Berry (100%)
Yellow
FireRed LeafGreen
Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)
Diamond Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black White
Black 2 White 2
X Y
Sword Shield
Grip Claw Grip Claw (5%)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

Stats

Base stats

Sandslash
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
450
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 55.
Alolan Sandslash
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
450
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
14/17 ★★


Type effectiveness

Sandslash

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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:

Alolan Sandslash

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Sandslash
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 09595% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
099 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1212 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
1515 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
1818 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2121 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
2626 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
3131 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4141 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
4646 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
5151 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
5656 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
6161 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandslash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Alolan Sandslash
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Icicle Crash Ice Physical 08585 09090% 10
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
011 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
Rem.Rem. Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
Rem.Rem. Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
Rem.Rem. Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
Rem.Rem. Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
Rem.Rem. Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
Rem.Rem. Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
Rem.Rem. Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
Rem.Rem. Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
Rem.Rem. Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
Rem.Rem. Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
Rem.Rem. Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
Rem.Rem. Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
Rem.Rem. Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
Rem.Rem. Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00——% 10
Evo.Evo. Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100100% 30
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By TM

Sandslash
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM031Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM090Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM095Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM095 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM105Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM106Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM106 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM176Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM176 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM179Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM180Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM183Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM183 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
TM186Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM215Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash
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  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Alolan Sandslash
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM031Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM046Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM052Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM090Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM093Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM095Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM095 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM105Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM106Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM106 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM124Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM170Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM180Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM183Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM183 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
TM187Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM187 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM212Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM212 Triple Axel Ice Physical 02020 090}}90% 10
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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By breeding

Sandslash
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlakothVigorothSlakingZangooseLucarioLycanrocLycanrocMudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderaceSkwovetGreedentAnnihilape
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
DunsparceDudunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpySlakothSlakingZangooseCubchooBearticKomalaCetoddleCetitan
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
MeowthPerrserkerSneaselWeavileSneaselSneaslerZangooseDrilburExcadrillSandileKrokorokKrookodileZoruaZoruaZoroarkZoroarkMienfooMienshaoSprigatitoFloragatoMeowscaradaMaschiffMabosstiff
Hone Claws Dark Status —% 15
SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioMeowthPerrserkerSneaselWeavileZangooseEmpoleonLucarioDrilburExcadrill
Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioDunsparceDudunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswineYungoosGumshoosMudbrayMudsdaleOrthworm
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
DugtrioDugtrioMeowthPersianZangooseStunkySkuntankWeavileZoroarkMeowscarada
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandslash
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  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandslash
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Alolan Sandslash
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlakothVigorothSlakingZangooseLucarioLycanrocLycanrocMudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderaceSkwovetGreedentAnnihilape
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
SandslashZangooseDrilburExcadrillLycanroc
Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
NumelCameruptTorkoalZangooseZoruaZoroark
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
DunsparceDudunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpySlakothSlakingZangooseCubchooBearticKomalaCetoddleCetitan
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
MeowthPerrserkerSneaselWeavileSneaselSneaslerZangooseDrilburExcadrillSandileKrokorokKrookodileZoruaZoruaZoroarkZoroarkMienfooMienshaoSprigatitoFloragatoMeowscaradaMaschiffMabosstiff
Hone Claws Dark Status —% 15
VulpixNinetalesSeelDewgongSwinubPiloswineMamoswineWeavileGlaceonCetoddleCetitan
Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
Glaceon
Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
DugtrioDugtrioMeowthPersianZangooseStunkySkuntankWeavileZoroarkMeowscarada
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandslash
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandslash

By a prior evolution

Sandslash
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 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 Sandslash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandslash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations
Alolan Sandslash
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 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 Sandslash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandslash

Special moves

Sandslash

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Wild Tera Pokémon Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
  • A superscript level indicates that Sandslash can learn this move normally in Generation IX
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Side game data

Sandslash

Pokémon Pinball
Pin028.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS028.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani028.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Furnace Desert
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let me take them on with the spikes on my back and my big claws!
26%-50% HP Uh-oh, not good. My health is down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm beat... I don't have the energy to shake my spikes...
Level up There! I leveled! My claws are even sharper!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 028.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 028.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Deliver a letter from Sandshrew in Sahra Town to Sandslash in Noe Town
Connected to: Sandshrew, Onix
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal My name is Sandslash! My moves can cut you in a flash! I belong to Team Razor Wind!
Low HP (< 50%) Oh no! My spikes can't take it for long...
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
Ground
Field move: Tunnel 1 field move.png
(Tunnel ×1)
Browser entry R-195
It hurls lumps of sand to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(present)
Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-181/N-011
It triggers tremors and opens fissures that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush028Body.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT028.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Ground
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 60 - 111 Raise Max Level.png 7

#681
Shuffle028.png

Counterattack
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Sand Sport


Pokémon GO
GO028.png Base HP: 181 Base Attack: 182 Base Defense: 175
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Mud Shot
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Rock Tomb, Bulldoze, Scorching Sands*, Night Slash, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Alolan Sandslash

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Ice
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#681
Shuffle028A.png

Ice Dance
Increases damage done by Ice types in the combo.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush028ABody.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
GO028A.png Base HP: 181 Base Attack: 177 Base Defense: 195
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Powder Snow, Shadow Claw
Charged Attacks: Blizzard, Gyro Ball, Bulldoze, Ice Punch*, Drill Run*, Aerial Ace*, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon
New Pokémon Snap
NPS028A.png
Photodex entry #164
Thanks to its huge claws, this Pokémon can move through snow as though it were swimming. The ice spikes on its back are even sharper than its claws, and they protect it from just about anything.

Evolution data

Sandslash

0027Sandshrew.png
Unevolved
Sandshrew
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 22
0028Sandslash.png
First evolution
Sandslash
 Ground 


Alolan Sandslash

0027Sandshrew-Alola.png
Unevolved
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 Ice  Steel 
Ice Stone
Ice Stone
0028Sandslash-Alola.png
First evolution
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 Ice  Steel 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Spr 2g 028 s.png Spr b 2g 028 s.png Spr 2s 028 s.png Spr b 2s 028 s.png Spr 2c 028 s.png Spr b 2c 028 s.png
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 028 s.png Spr b 3r 028 s.png Spr 3e 028 s.png Spr b 3e 028 s.png Spr 3f 028 s.png Spr b 3f 028 s.png
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Spr 4d 028 s.png Spr b 4d 028 s.png Spr 4p 028 s.png Spr b 4p 028 s.png Spr 4h 028 s.png Spr b 4h 028 s.png
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Spr 5b 028 s.png Spr b 5b 028 s.png Spr 5b2 028 s.png Spr b 5b2 028 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6o 028.png
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Spr 6x 028 s.png
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Spr 6o 028 s.png
Spr b 6o 028 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 028.png
Spr b 7s 028.png
Spr 7s 028.png
Spr b 7s 028.png
Spr 7s 028A.png
Spr b 7s 028A.png
Spr 7s 028A.png
Spr b 7s 028A.png
Spr 7s 028 s.png
Spr b 7s 028 s.png
Spr 7s 028 s.png
Spr b 7s 028 s.png
Spr 7s 028A s.png
Spr b 7s 028A s.png
Spr 7s 028A s.png
Spr b 7s 028A s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 028.png
Spr 7p 028 s.png
Spr 7p 028A.png
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Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0028.png HOME0028 s.png
HOME0028A.png HOME0028A s.png
028MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Sandslash images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Sandslash shares various physical traits with the pangolin. It also draws from hedgehogs, porcupines, and echidnas due to its coloration and having spikes instead of scales. Both Sandshrew and Sandslash are mentioned to have poisonous claws, similar to how some species of the shrew are venomous.

Alolan Sandslash's hooked claws combined with its ability to ice climb seem to be inspired by ice axes.

Name origin

Sandslash may be a combination of sand and slash.

Sandpan may be a combination of sand and pangolin.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サンドパン Sandpan From sand and pangolin
France Flag.png French Sablaireau From sable and blaireau
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sandslash Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sandamer From sand, armadillo, and the proverb Wie Sand am Meer
Italy Flag.png Italian Sandslash Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고지 Koji From 고슴도치 goseumdochi and 두더지 dudeoji
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 穿山王 Chuānshānwáng From 穿山甲 chuānshānshǔjiǎ and wáng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 穿山王 Chyūnsāanwòhng From 穿山甲 chyūnsāangaap and wòhng


Related articles

References

External links


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