Scorching Sands (move)

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Scorching Sands
ねっさのだいち Hot Sand Terrain
Scorching Sands IX.png
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Type  Ground
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Scorching Sands (Japanese: ねっさのだいち Hot Sand Terrain) is a damage-dealing Ground-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is TM215 in Generation IX.

Effect

Scorching Sands inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of burning the target.

Upon execution, Scorching Sands will thaw the user if frozen (even if the move fails to hit the target). Scorching Sands also thaws a frozen target hit by it.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Scorching Sands cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
SwShLA
SV
The user throws scorching sand at the target to attack. This may also leave the target with a burn.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Learnset

By TM/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0006 Charizard FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0027 Sandshrew GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0028 Sandslash GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0031 Nidoqueen PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034 Nidoking PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
0038 Ninetales FireIC Big.png Field Field
0050 Diglett GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0050 Diglett
Diglett
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0051 Dugtrio GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0051 Dugtrio
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0058 Growlithe
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Field Field
0059 Arcanine FireIC Big.png Field Field
0059 Arcanine
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Field Field
0078 Rapidash FireIC Big.png Field Field
0095 Onix RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0104 Cubone GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
0105 Marowak GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
0105 Marowak
Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0111 Rhyhorn GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0112 Rhydon GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0126 Magmar FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0136 Flareon FireIC Big.png Field Field
0146 Moltres FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0157 Typhlosion FireIC Big.png Field Field
0208 Steelix SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0219 Magcargo FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0244 Entei FireIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250 Ho-Oh FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0257 Blaziken FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
0322 Numel FireIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0323 Camerupt FireIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0324 Torkoal FireIC Big.png Field Field
0328 Trapinch GroundIC Big.png Bug Dragon
0329 Vibrava GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
0330 Flygon GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
0343 Baltoy GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0344 Claydol GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0383 Groudon GroundIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0389 Torterra GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0392 Infernape FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
0410 Shieldon RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0411 Bastiodon RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0443 Gible DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0444 Gabite DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0445 Garchomp DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0449 Hippopotas GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0450 Hippowdon GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0464 Rhyperior GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0467 Magmortar FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0485 Heatran FireIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493 Arceus
Arceus
All forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494 Victini PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0529 Drilbur GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0530 Excadrill GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0551 Sandile GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0552 Krokorok GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0553 Krookodile GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0622 Golett GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0623 Golurk GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0631 Heatmor FireIC Big.png Field Field
0643 Reshiram DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0645 Landorus
Landorus
All forms
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0655 Delphox FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0660 Diggersby NormalIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0718 Zygarde
Zygarde
All forms
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0719 Diancie RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0721 Volcanion FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0727 Incineroar FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0769 Sandygast GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0770 Palossand GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0776 Turtonator FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0774 Minior
Minior
All forms
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0815 Cinderace FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0838 Carkol RockIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0839 Coalossal RockIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0843 Silicobra GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon
0844 Sandaconda GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon
0850 Sizzlipede FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0851 Centiskorch FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0911 Skeledirge FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0936 Armarouge FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0989 Sandy Shocks ElectricIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1020 Gouging Fire FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1024 Terapagos NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon GO

GO Ground.png Scorching Sands
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 95
Energy cost 50
Duration 3.2 seconds
Damage window 1.6 - 2.5 seconds
Scorching Sands GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 80
Energy cost 50
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 30%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
SandslashNinetalesArcanineRapidashMagmarEnteiTrapinchVibravaFlygonMagmortarExcadrillDiggersbySandygastPalossand
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

In the anime

Leon Cinderace Scorching Sands.png
Cinderace


The user throws scorching sand at the target to attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Cinderace Cinderace jumps and stomps on the ground, kicking up a cloud of sand. The cloud then coalesces into a brown sphere of sand, which Cinderace kicks at the opponent.
Leon's Cinderace A Flood of Torrential Gains! Debut
Activates Libero


In other generations

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 熱沙大地 Yihtsā Daaihdeih
Mandarin 熱沙大地 / 热沙大地 Rèshā Dàdì
France Flag.png French Sable Ardent
Germany Flag.png German Brandsand
Italy Flag.png Italian Sabbiardente
South Korea Flag.png Korean 열사의대지 Yeolsa-ui Daeji
Poland Flag.png Polish Palące Piaski
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Areias Ardentes
Spain Flag.png Spanish Arenas Ardientes


Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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