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Sandshrew

Class: Common
Type:
Ground
Catch Rate: 255
Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast
Base Reward EXP: 93
Reward EV Point: Defense: 1
Sandshrew in game: 5,303 Who?
AVG Level: 18
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 27

Base Stats

HP: 50
Attack: 75
Defense: 85
SpAttack: 20
SpDefense: 30
Speed: 40
Total: 300
Default Ability 1: Evasion Expert
Default Ability 2: Speed Expert
Default Ability 3: Ground Novice
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: tzblacktd

Sandshrew's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 100% : 100% : 100% : 0% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 200%
: 100% : 200% : 100% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 200%

Sandshrew's Transformation Line

#27 Sandshrew
Ground (Type 1)
Level 45
#28 Sandslash
Ground (Type 1)
Level 55
Use item Mega Gem
#8028 Mega Sandslash
Ground (Type 1)

Sandshrew's Other Forms

#2027 Shiny-Sandshrew
Ground (Type 1)
#16027 Alolan-Sandshrew
Ice (Type 1) Steel (Type 2)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Sandshrew Can Learn

ID: 117 Cut HM01 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 30 Accuracy: 95
ID: 601 Strength HM04 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 495 Rock Smash HM06 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100

Sandshrew's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 123 Defense Curl Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 514 Scratch Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 508 Sand Attack Level: 3 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 46 Bide Level: 3 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 433 Poison Sting Level: 5 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 438 Powder Snow Level: 5 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 501 Rollout Level: 7 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 90
ID: 299 Ice Ball Level: 7 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 90
ID: 472 Rapid Spin Level: 9 Category: Physical Base Power: 20 PP: 40 Accuracy: 100
ID: 228 Fury Cutter Level: 11 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 95
ID: 357 Magnitude Level: 14 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 369 Metal Claw Level: 14 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 35 Accuracy: 95
ID: 621 Swift Level: 17 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 229 Fury Swipes Level: 20 Category: Physical Base Power: 18 PP: 15 Accuracy: 80
ID: 509 Sand Tomb Level: 23 Category: Physical Base Power: 35 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 317 Iron Defense Level: 23 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 554 Slash Level: 26 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 129 Dig Level: 30 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 318 Iron Head Level: 30 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 257 Gyro Ball Level: 34 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 623 Swords Dance Level: 38 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 510 Sandstorm Level: 42 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 258 Hail Level: 42 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 159 Earthquake Level: 46 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 52 Blizzard Level: 46 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Sandshrew Can Learn

ID: 699 Work Up TM001 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 258 Hail TM007 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 611 Sunny Day TM011 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 52 Blizzard TM014 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 507 Safeguard TM020 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 25 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 159 Earthquake TM026 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 334 Leech Life TM028 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 65 Brick Break TM031 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 510 Sandstorm TM037 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 497 Rock Tomb TM039 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 9 Aerial Ace TM040 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 30 Attract TM045 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 639 Thief TM046 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 209 Fling TM056 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 527 Shadow Claw TM065 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 33 Aurora Veil TM070 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 257 Gyro Ball TM074 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 623 Swords Dance TM075 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 73 Bulldoze TM078 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 225 Frost Breath TM079 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 494 Rock Slide TM080 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 703 X-Scissor TM081 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 431 Poison Jab TM084 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 140 Double-Edge TM103 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 216 Focus Punch TM113 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 319 Iron Tail TM117 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 75
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 79 Captivate TM124 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 492 Rock Climb TM125 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 265 Headbutt TM126 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 392 Mud-Slap TM127 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 325 Knock Off TM136 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 56 Body Slam TM153 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 107 Counter TM154 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 157 Dynamic Punch TM155 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 5 Accuracy: 50
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 521 Seismic Toss TM160 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 116 Curse TM164 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 283 Hone Claws TM179 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 171 Endure TM182 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 158 Earth Power TM209 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 589 Stealth Rock TM212 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 129 Dig TM228 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 108 Covet TM232 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 472 Rapid Spin TM268 Category: Physical Base Power: 20 PP: 40 Accuracy: 100
ID: 403 Night Slash TM291 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 17 Amnesia TM299 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 199 Flail TM333 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 389 Mud Shot TM334 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 306 Icicle Crash TM348 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 613 Super Fang TM368 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 114 Crush Claw TM377 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 95
ID: 503 Rototiller TM404 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 369 Metal Claw TM418 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 35 Accuracy: 95
ID: 307 Icicle Spear TM437 Category: Physical Base Power: 25 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 86 Chip Away TM446 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
Pokémon: Sandshrew - Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast - Class: Common
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 48 EXP
L 3: 162 EXP
L 4: 384 EXP
L 5: 750 EXP
L 6: 1,296 EXP
L 7: 2,058 EXP
L 8: 3,072 EXP
L 9: 4,374 EXP
L 10: 6,000 EXP
L 11: 7,986 EXP
L 12: 10,368 EXP
L 13: 13,182 EXP
L 14: 16,464 EXP
L 15: 20,250 EXP
L 16: 24,576 EXP
L 17: 29,478 EXP
L 18: 34,992 EXP
L 19: 41,154 EXP
L 20: 48,000 EXP
L 21: 55,566 EXP
L 22: 63,888 EXP
L 23: 73,002 EXP
L 24: 82,944 EXP
L 25: 93,750 EXP
L 26: 105,456 EXP
L 27: 118,098 EXP
L 28: 131,712 EXP
L 29: 146,334 EXP
L 30: 162,000 EXP
L 31: 178,746 EXP
L 32: 196,608 EXP
L 33: 215,622 EXP
L 34: 235,824 EXP
L 35: 257,250 EXP
L 36: 279,936 EXP
L 37: 303,918 EXP
L 38: 329,232 EXP
L 39: 355,914 EXP
L 40: 384,000 EXP
L 41: 413,526 EXP
L 42: 444,528 EXP
L 43: 477,042 EXP
L 44: 511,104 EXP
L 45: 546,750 EXP
L 46: 584,016 EXP
L 47: 622,938 EXP
L 48: 663,552 EXP
L 49: 705,894 EXP
L 50: 750,000 EXP
L 51: 795,906 EXP
L 52: 843,648 EXP
L 53: 893,262 EXP
L 54: 944,784 EXP
L 55: 998,250 EXP
L 56: 1,053,696 EXP
L 57: 1,111,158 EXP
L 58: 1,170,672 EXP
L 59: 1,232,274 EXP
L 60: 1,296,000 EXP
L 61: 1,361,886 EXP
L 62: 1,429,968 EXP
L 63: 1,500,282 EXP
L 64: 1,572,864 EXP
L 65: 1,647,750 EXP
L 66: 1,724,976 EXP
L 67: 1,804,578 EXP
L 68: 1,886,592 EXP
L 69: 1,971,054 EXP
L 70: 2,058,000 EXP
L 71: 2,147,466 EXP
L 72: 2,239,488 EXP
L 73: 2,334,102 EXP
L 74: 2,431,344 EXP
L 75: 2,531,250 EXP
L 76: 2,633,856 EXP
L 77: 2,739,198 EXP
L 78: 2,847,312 EXP
L 79: 2,958,234 EXP
L 80: 3,072,000 EXP
L 81: 3,188,646 EXP
L 82: 3,308,208 EXP
L 83: 3,430,722 EXP
L 84: 3,556,224 EXP
L 85: 3,684,750 EXP
L 86: 3,816,336 EXP
L 87: 3,951,018 EXP
L 88: 4,088,832 EXP
L 89: 4,229,814 EXP
L 90: 4,374,000 EXP
L 91: 4,521,426 EXP
L 92: 4,672,128 EXP
L 93: 4,826,142 EXP
L 94: 4,983,504 EXP
L 95: 5,144,250 EXP
L 96: 5,308,416 EXP
L 97: 5,476,038 EXP
L 98: 5,647,152 EXP
L 99: 5,821,794 EXP
L 100: 6,000,000 EXP
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Sandshrew
Mouse Pokémon
サンド
Sand
#027
Sandshrew
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Ground
Sandshrew
Ice Steel
Alolan Sandshrew
Abilities
Sand Veil
Sandshrew
Snow Cloak
Alolan Sandshrew
Sand Rush
Sandshrew Hidden Ability
Slush Rush
Alolan Sandshrew Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Sandshrew
2'04" 0.7 m
Alolan Sandshrew
Weight
26.5 lbs. 12.0 kg
Sandshrew
88.2 lbs. 40.0 kg
Alolan Sandshrew
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#027
Kanto
#048
Johto
#117
Hoenn
#113
Unova
Mountain
#097
Kalos
#251
Alola
Browser
R-194
Almia
R-180/N-010
Oblivia
Base experience yield
93
Gen. I-IV
60
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
F027.png
Pokédex color
 Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Sandshrew (Japaneseサンド Sand) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Sandslash starting at level 22.

In Alola, Sandshrew has a regional variant that is Ice/Steel. It evolves into Alolan Sandslash when exposed to an Ice Stone.

Biology

 
Sandshrew blending in with its surroundings

Sandshrew is a bipedal mammalian Pokémon, but runs on all fours in the anime. Its yellow hide is dry, tough, blends in with desert sand, and has a brick pattern, but its underbelly and muzzle are white. Sandshrew has blue, almond-shaped eyes, a pointed snout, and triangular ears with white insides. Its tail is thick and conical. It has two long claws on each foot and three sharp claws on its forepaws, which are used to burrow.

Sandshrew spends much of its time hidden underground in deep burrows. It only emerges to hunt, which it does by waiting within its burrow to instantly lunge out and drag in passing prey. Sandshrew can quickly curl into a tight ball to protect itself from great falls and opponents, but may also throw sand at attackers. While its body can efficiently absorb water to facilitate life in the desert, Sandshrew has been found in caves as well.

In the Alola region, Sandshrew migrated to snowy mountains due to the volcanic activity near the desert areas. Its body is a light, icy blue and with a cream-colored belly and muzzle. Its head now resembles an igloo. Thicker plates form a dome around its head and its ears resemble an igloo's entrances. In adapting to this cold climate, its body became larger and heavier with a shell of ice covering its hide. The steel-like covering grants it extra defense, but it is unable to curl into a ball like its desert counterpart. Alolan Sandshrew's claws allow it to move without slipping on icy surfaces, but it slides on its stomach when it needs to move quickly.[1]

In the anime

 
Sandshrew in the anime
 
A Sandshrew Egg in the anime

In the main series

Major appearances

Sandshrew was first featured in The Path to the Pokémon League. It was owned by a Pokémon Trainer named A.J.. Despite A.J.'s seemingly barbaric training methods (e.g. using a whip, training in a pool), it was very loyal to him.

A Sandshrew was one of the Pokémon that played Hide-n-Seek in Pikachu's PikaBoo. Sandshrew camouflaged itself in front of a brick wall.

Mira enlisted Ash and his friends to help her retrieve her Sandshrew that was lost at the bottom of an artificial lake composed by a dammed river in Sandshrew's Locker!.

Minor appearances

Ash and Pikachu pass three Sandshrew in Pokémon - I Choose You! while being chased by a flock of wild Spearow.

An ailing Sandshrew is seen briefly near the beginning of Clefairy and the Moon Stone. It was seen lying down, which Seymour described as it "drying out" because of the significant increase of light sources inside Mt. Moon.

Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in Electric Shock Showdown.

A Sandshrew appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash.

A Sandshrew was seen in a Pokémon Center in Sparks Fly for Magnemite.

A Sandshrew appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

A Sandshrew appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

A Sandshrew was among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

A Trainer's Sandshrew was brought to the Pokémon Center in The Lost Lapras.

A Trainer's Sandshrew was treated by Nurse Joy in The Joy of Pokémon.

Sandshrew also appeared in The Power of One.

Sandshrew made an appearance in Tanks a Lot!.

A Sandshrew was one of the Pokémon stolen by Butch and Cassidy in The Fortune Hunters.

A Sandshrew appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon Beauty Contest.

Multiple Sandshrew also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Sandshrew was one of the inhabitants of a Pokémon oasis in Got Miltank?.

Two Sandshrew were among the Pokémon seen at Wings Alexander's barn in Throwing in the Noctowl.

A Sandshrew was seen in the wild in The Legend of Thunder!.

A Sandshrew appeared in A Tyrogue Full of Trouble receiving an apple from a Tyrogue.

Two Sandshrew were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Oak Corral.

A Sandshrew was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Sandshrew appeared under the ownership of a Coordinator in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

Sandshrew appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and living in the Tree of Beginning.

Sandshrew also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One.

A Sandshrew made a brief cameo along with a Sandslash in Destiny Deoxys and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Sandshrew appeared in Camping It Up!.

A Sandshrew was also seen at the Shelter Town's Pokémon Center in Battling a Cute Drama!.

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

A Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in Lost at the League!.

A Sandshrew appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!.

A Sandshrew appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!.

A Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!.

A Sandshrew appeared as a silhouette in SM003.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP047 Sandshrew Dawn's Pokédex Sandshrew, the Mouse Pokémon. Sandshrew hates moisture and lives in holes it digs in dry places. It protects itself by curling into a ball.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.
 
Sandshrew in Pokémon Origins

In Pokémon Origins

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

Another Sandshrew appeared in File 3: Giovanni at Silph Co.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Professor Oak owns a Sandshrew in the The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. He uses it in Clefairy in Space to stop a wild Clefairy from causing mischief.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sandshrew makes a cameo in Onix is On!, part of the Red, Green & Blue chapter, battling against Red's Bulbasaur as a Pewter GymTrainer's Pokémon.

Red caught a Sandshrew prior to Make Way for Magmar! he uses to fight Fire-types such as Magmar.

In Murkrow RowGold has a Sandshrew residing in his house, but has never used it in battle.

A Sandshrew was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

In the TCG

Main article: Sandshrew (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Sandshrew

Generation I  
Red Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
Blue
Yellow Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
Stadium When hunting, it hides at the lip of its burrow. If prey comes close, it lunges out and drags in the prey instantly.
Generation II  
Gold If it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
Silver Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Crystal It prefers dry, sandy places because it uses the sand to protect itself when threatened.
Stadium 2 If it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
Generation III  
Ruby Sandshrew's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
Sapphire Sandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.
Emerald When it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce off harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough and solid as a result of living in the desert.
FireRed It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
LeafGreen Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
Generation IV  
Diamond To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
SoulSilver Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Generation V  
Black To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
White
Black 2 It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
White 2
Generation VI  
X It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
Y Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Omega Ruby Sandshrew's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
Alpha Sapphire Sandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert to sleep.
Generation VII  
Sun It can roll its body into a ball. It moves through the desert by rolling at high speeds.
Moon It usually makes its home in deserts and arid zones, where rain does not fall. It digs holes to catch Bug-type Pokémon.

 

Alolan Sandshrew

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII  
Sun It lives on snowy mountains. Its steel shell is very hard—so much so, it can't roll its body up into a ball.
Moon An ancient tradition of Alolan festivals, still carried on to this day, is a competition to slide Sandshrew across ice as far as one can.

 

Game locations

Generation I  
Red
Trade
Blue
Routes 4891011, and 23
Blue (Japan)
Routes 4891011, and 23
Yellow
Routes 3 and 4Mt. Moon
Generation II  
Gold
Union CaveMt. Moon
Silver
Goldenrod Game Corner
Crystal
Routes 3 and 4Union CaveMt. Moon
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 111 and 113
Emerald
Route 111Mirage Tower
FireRed
TradeEvent
LeafGreen
Routes 4891011, and 23
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Rock Poké Spot
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Wayward Cave (LeafGreen)
Platinum
Wayward Cave (LeafGreen)
HeartGold
Union CaveMt. MoonSafari Zone
SoulSilver
Safari ZoneGoldenrod Game Corner
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V  
Black White
Breed Sandslash
Black 2 White 2
Desert ResortRelic Castle
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI  
X Y
Friend Safari (Ground)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 111 and 113
Generation VII  
Sun
Trade
Moon
Mount LanakilaTapu Village

 

In side games

Generation I  
Snap
Valley
Pinball
Mt. MoonVermilion City StreetsRock MountainSaffron CityIndigo Plateau
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 2Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 9, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Magma Cavern (1F-6F), Buried Relic (36F-59F), Desert Region (1F-6F), Joyous Tower (68F-73F)
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Northern Desert (1F-15F), Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
MD Sky
Northern Desert (1F-15F), Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Ruins
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode B(
Ranger: GS
Daybreak RuinsMitonga RoadForest Temple
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Desert: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Variety Battle: It's Drill Time!
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Tu
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Dusty Desert (All Areas)Fairy Land: Heat-Wave Desert (All Areas)

 

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Sandshrew English United States 12 September 25, 2004

Held items

Sandshrew

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Ruby Sapphire Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Emerald
Pokémon XD Quick Claw Quick Claw (100%)
Diamond Pearl Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
X Y Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Grip Claw Grip Claw (5%)

Alolan Sandshrew

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon Grip Claw Grip Claw (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Sandshrew
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50  
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 75  
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 85  
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Atk: 20  
22 - 79 40 - 152
Sp.Def: 30  
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 40  
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 300   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 30.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alolan Sandshrew
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50  
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 75  
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 90  
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 10  
13 - 68 22 - 130
Sp.Def: 35  
36 - 95 67 - 185
Speed: 40  
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 300   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Sandshrew

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Ground
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Psychic
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Weak to:
Water
Grass
Ice
Immune to:
Electric
Resistant to:
Poison ½×
Rock ½×
Notes:

Alolan Sandshrew

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Rock
Ghost
Steel
Water
Electric
Dark
Weak to:
Fighting
Ground
Fire
Immune to:
Poison
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Flying ½×
Bug ½×
Grass ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Fairy ½×
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Sandshrew
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Scratch Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
3 Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
5 Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
7 Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
9 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 20 100% 40
11 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 40 95% 20
14 Magnitude Ground Physical 100% 30
17 Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
20 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
23 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
26 Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
30 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
34 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
38 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
42 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
46 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Alolan Sandshrew
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Scratch Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
3 Bide Normal Physical —% 10
5 Powder Snow Ice Special 40 100% 25
7 Ice Ball Ice Physical 30 90% 20
9 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 20 100% 40
11 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 40 95% 20
14 Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
17 Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
20 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
23 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
26 Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
30 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
34 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
38 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
42 Hail Ice Status —% 10
46 Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew
 

By TM/HM

Sandshrew
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 60 95% 15
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Alolan Sandshrew
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status —% 30
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM28 Leech Life Bug Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM70 Aurora Veil Ice Status —% 20
Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 60 90% 10
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew

By breeding

Sandshrew
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
NidokingRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorSlakothVigoroth
SlakingScraggyScrafty
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucarioLycanrocMudbray
Mudsdale
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
SandslashZangoose Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlaking
TorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersby
StuffulBewearKomala
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
WooperQuagsireChespinQuilladinChesnaughtBunnelby
Diggersby
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
DugtrioDugtrioMeowthMeowthPersianPersian
Farfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavile
PurrloinLiepardZoroark
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
SandshrewSandshrewSandslashDonphanTorkoalDrilbur
ExcadrillKomala
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 20 100% 40
SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioSneaselWeavile
PrinplupEmpoleonLucarioDrilburExcadrill
Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
ScraggyScraftyRockruffLycanrocLycanroc Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
DugtrioDugtrioLinooneBibarelLopunnyWatchog
ExcadrillDiggersbyMudbrayMudsdale
Rototiller Ground Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandshrew in Generation VII
  • 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 Sandshrew in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Alolan Sandshrew
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSentretFurretWooperQuagsire
SwinubPiloswineSlakothSlakingWailmerWailord
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarelPansear
WoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
NidokingRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorSlakothVigoroth
SlakingScraggyScrafty
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucarioLycanrocMudbray
Mudsdale
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
SandslashZangoose Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlaking
TorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersby
StuffulBewearKomala
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SandslashBeartic Icicle Crash Ice Physical 85 90% 10
Sandslash Icicle Spear Ice Physical 25 100% 30
SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioSneaselWeavile
PrinplupEmpoleonLucarioDrilburExcadrill
Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
DugtrioDugtrioMeowthMeowthPersianPersian
Farfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavile
PurrloinLiepardZoroark
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandshrew in Generation VII
  • 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 Sandshrew in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Sandshrew can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Sandshrew cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Sandshrew
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slam Sandshrew (McDonald Pack 16)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin027.png Pinani027.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS027.png PinRSani027.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani027.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP027.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.4%
Friend AreaFurnace Desert
Phrases
51%-100% HP Defense Curl makes me better protected!
26%-50% HP I have only half my HP left...
1%-25% HP I'm close to fainting... Can I just curl up somewhere?
Level up Yeah! I leveled!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP027.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
Ground
Field move: Tunnel 1 field move.png
(Tunnel ×1)
Browser entry
It hurls lumps of sand to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(present)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry
It triggers tremors and opens fissures that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT027.png

 
 
Pokémon GO
GO027.png Base Stamina: 100 Base Attack: 126 Base Defense: 145
Egg Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 50
Fast Attacks: ScratchMud Shot
Special Attacks: DigRock SlideRock Tomb

Evolution

Sandshrew

027Sandshrew.png
Unevolved
Sandshrew
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 22
028Sandslash.png
First evolution
Sandslash
 Ground 

 

Alolan Sandshrew

027Sandshrew-Alola.png
Unevolved
Sandshrew
 Ice  Steel 
Ice Stone
Ice Stone
028Sandslash-Alola.png
First evolution
Sandslash
 Ice  Steel 

 

Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
Spr 1b 027.png Spr b g1 027.png   Spr 1y 027.png Spr b g1 027.png   Spr 1g 027.png Spr b g1 027.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 027.png Spr b 2g 027.png   Spr 2s 027.png Spr b 2g 027.png   Spr 2c 027.png Spr b 2c 027.png
Spr 2g 027 s.png Spr b 2g 027 s.png   Spr 2s 027 s.png Spr b 2g 027 s.png   Spr 2c 027 s.png Spr b 2g 027 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 027.png Spr b 3r 027.png   Spr 3e 027.png Spr b 3r 027.png   Spr 3f 027.png Spr b 3r 027.png
Spr 3r 027 s.png Spr b 3r 027 s.png   Spr 3e 027 s.png Spr b 3r 027 s.png   Spr 3f 027 s.png Spr b 3f 027 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 027.png Spr b 4d 027.png   Spr 4d 027.png Spr b 4p 027.png   Spr 4h 027.png Spr b 4p 027.png
Spr 4d 027 s.png Spr b 4d 027 s.png   Spr 4d 027 s.png Spr b 4p 027 s.png   Spr 4h 027 s.png Spr b 4p 027 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 027.png Spr b 5b 027.png   Spr 5b 027.png Spr b 5b 027.png
Spr 5b 027 s.png Spr b 5b 027 s.png   Spr 5b 027 s.png Spr b 5b 027 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 027.png Spr b 6x 027.png   Spr 6x 027.png Spr b 6x 027.png
Spr 6x 027 s.png Spr b 6x 027 s.png   Spr 6x 027 s.png Spr b 6x 027 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
027MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Sandshrew images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Alolan Sandshrew and its Alolan evolution.
  • Sandshrew and its evolution share their category name with RattataRaticatePikachu, and Raichu. They are all known as the Mouse Pokémon, though Rattata and Raticate have also been called the Rat Pokémon.
  • Alolan Sandshrew has the lowest base Special Attack stat of any Pokémon, tied with ShuckleFeebas and Bonsly.
  • Both Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew have Abilities that boost evasion in certain weather (Sandstorm for Sandshrew and Hail for Alolan Sandshrew) and Hidden Abilities that boost Speed in those same weather conditions.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Sandshrew is based on the armadillo, a mammal that curls up into a ball, has sharp claws, and lives in desert regions. Both Sandshrew and Sandslash are mentioned to have poisonous claws, similar to how some species of the shrew are poisonous. Sandshrew also closely resembles an pangolin.

Alolan Sandshrew seems to also be based on an igloo.

Name origin

Sandshrew is a combination of sand and shrew.

Sand is simply sand.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サンド Sand From sand
France Flag.png French Sabelette From sable and belette
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sandshrew Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sandan From Sand
Italy Flag.png Italian Sandshrew Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래두지 Moreduji From 모래 morae and 두더지 dudeoji
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 穿山鼠 Chyūnsāansyú A portmanteau of 穿山甲 and . Literally "Mouse that passes through mountains"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 穿山鼠 Chuānshānshǔ A portmanteau of 穿山甲 and . Literally "Mouse that passes through mountains"
 
 

 

 

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