Soft Sand

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Soft Sand
やわらかいすな
Soft Sand
Soft Sand
Soft Sand
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
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Fling
Power 10

The Soft Sand (Japanese: やわらかいすな Soft Sand) is a type of held item introduced in Generation II that boosts the power of Ground-type moves.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
RSEFRLG
Colo.XD
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
N/A PokémonDollar.png50
SM N/A PokémonDollar.png500

Effect

Generations II and III

Boosts the power of the holder's Ground-type moves by 10%.

Generation IV onward

Boosts the power of the holder's Ground-type moves by 20%.

Description

Games Description
GSC Powers up ground-type moves. (HOLD)
RSE
Colo.XD
A hold item that raises the power of Ground-type moves.
FRLG An item to be held by a Pokémon. A loose, silky sand that boosts the power of Ground-type moves.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a loose, silky sand that boosts the power of Ground-type moves.
SM An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a loose, silky sand that boosts the power of Ground-type moves.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Route 34
RSE Route 109 Held by wild Trapinch (5% chance)
FRLG Held by wild Sandslash (5% chance)
Colo. Held by Shadow Piloswine
XD Held by Shadow Dugtrio
DPPt Mt. Coronet Held by wild Diglett (5% chance), wild Dugtrio (5% chance), and wild Trapinch (5% chance)
HGSS Blackthorn CitySa Held by wild Diglett (5% chance), wild Dugtrio (5% chance), and wild Trapinch (5% chance)
BW Desert Resort Held by wild Trapinch (5% chance) and wild Stunfisk (5% chance)
B2W2 Desert Resort Held by wild Trapinch (5% chance) and wild Stunfisk (5% chance)
DW Rugged Mountain
XY Geosenge Town Rock Smash (except Glittering Cave)
Sand pile (in battles; using Hyper Voice or Rock Slide)
Held by wild Dugtrio (5% chance), wild Trapinch (5% chance), and wild Stunfisk (5% chance)
ORAS Route 109 Rock Smash (except Mirage spots)
Held by wild Diglett (5% chance), wild Nincada (5% chance), and wild Trapinch (5% chance)
SM Melemele Sea Sometimes dropped after ambush encounters with Diglett and Dugtrio (Routes 5 and 7, Diglett's Tunnel, Haina Desert, Vast Poni Canyon, Poni Coast)
Held by wild Diglett (5% chance), wild Dugtrio (5% chance), and wild Trapinch (5% chance)

In spin-off games

Soft Sand in Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

In Pokémon: Magikarp Jump, Soft Sand is a Friendship Item that is received as a reward after beating the Ultra League. It summons Mudkip as a helper Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 柔軟沙子 Yàuhyúhn Sājí
Mandarin 柔軟沙子 / 柔软沙子 Róuruǎn Shāzi *
柔軟的沙子 Róuruǎn-de Shāzǐ *
France Flag.png French Sable Doux
Germany Flag.png German Pudersand
Italy Flag.png Italian Sabbiasoffice*
Sabbia Soffice*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 부드러운모래 Budeureoun Morae
Spain Flag.png Spanish Arena Fina

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