Sandy Shocks (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Sandy Shocks
Paradox Pokémon
スナノケガワ
Sunanokegawa
#0989
Sandy Shocks



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Type
Electric Ground
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Protosynthesis Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
12850 - 13106 steps
Height
7'07" 2.3 m
Sandy Shocks
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Weight
132.3 lbs. 60.0 kg
Sandy Shocks
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
285
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Sandy Shocks
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
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
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0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
0
External Links

Sandy Shocks (Japanese: スナノケガワ Sunanokegawa) is a dual-type Electric/Ground Paradox Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, but it appears to be an ancient relative of Magneton.

Biology

Sandy Shocks is a robotic Pokémon with a body composed of three units that resemble ancient versions of Magnemite, all of which have yellow eyes. The top unit bears markings similar to tribal war paint as well as iron filings on its body and horseshoe magnets that resemble hair. The bottom units have only a single magnet each, which is elongated in a manner that makes them resemble legs; they are also covered with iron filings on their ends. Instead of floating like Magneton, it walks by bending these magnets. A series of screws with iron filings on the end floats between the two lower units, making it resemble a tail.

According to an article from a July issue of Occulture magazine, some scientists claim that Sandy Shocks is a Magneton that has lived for 10,000 years. It has allegedly been sighted numerous times in Paldea's more arid regions, but there are no reports of it ever having been caught. It is said to have an aggressive disposition, and some people who have seen it claim to have been attacked. Sandy Shocks purportedly takes its name from a beast with a matching description in the Scarlet Book.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#381
Scarlet No records exist of this Pokémon being caught. Data is lacking, but the Pokémon’s traits match up with a creature shown in an expedition journal.
Violet It slightly resembles a Magneton that lived for 10,000 years and was featured in an article in a paranormal magazine.


Pokedex Image Sandy Shocks SV.png
Sandy Shocks in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet
Area Zero
Violet
Trade


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
85
145 - 192 280 - 374
81
77 - 146 150 - 287
97
91 - 163 179 - 322
121
113 - 190 222 - 375
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
101
95 - 168 186 - 331
Total:
570
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
011 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
Rem.Rem. Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
077 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
1414 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2121 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 09090% 10
2828 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
3535 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4242 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
4949 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
5656 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
6363 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
7070 Mirror Coat Psychic Special 0000 100100% 20
7777 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
8484 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
9191 Magnetic Flux Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandy Shocks
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandy Shocks

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM023Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
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
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
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
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
TM072Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 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
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
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
TM096Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM096 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
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
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM136Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
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
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandy Shocks
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandy Shocks

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • 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 Sandy Shocks in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandy Shocks
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandy Shocks

Side game data

Evolution

0989Sandy Shocks.png
Unevolved
Sandy Shocks
 Electric  Ground 


Sprites

Trivia

  • Sandy Shocks is the only Paradox Pokémon whose apparent relative is gender unknown.

Origin

Sandy Shocks is based on Magneton. The tufts around and on its body may be iron filings or ironsand (as suggested by its name and typing), and they resemble the messy and unkempt hair that cavemen are typically depicted to have. Its stilt-like legs and elongated tail may serve to reference dinosaurs of the Diplodocidae family. Its presence among the ancient Paradox Pokémon despite being comprised of modern objects may be a reference to out-of-place artifacts.

Its dual Electric/Ground typing may be a pun on electrical ground, due to it touching the ground rather than levitating like Magneton.

Name origin

Sandy Shocks is literally sandy shocks. The word shock may refer to both a burst of electrical energy and a tuft of hair or fur.

Sunanokegawa can be taken literally as 砂の毛皮 suna no kegawa (sandy fur).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese スナノケガワ Sunanokegawa From 砂の毛皮 suna no kegawa
France Flag.png French Pelage-Sablé From pelage and sablé
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pelarena From pelaje and arena
Germany Flag.png German Sandfell From Sand and Fell
Italy Flag.png Italian Peldisabbia From pelo di sabbia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래털가죽 Moraeteolgajuk From 모래털가죽 morae teolgajuk
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 沙鐵皮 / 沙铁皮 Shātiěpí From shā, 鐵 / 铁 tiě, and
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 沙鐵皮 Sātitpèih From , tit, and pèih


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