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Sandslash

Class: Rare
Type:
Ground
Catch Rate: 90
Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast
Base Reward EXP: 570
Reward EV Point: Defense: 2
Sandslash in game: 853 Who?
AVG Level: 70
Gender Ratios:
50% Male / 50% Female
Pokemon Id: 28

Base Stats

HP: 75
Attack: 100
Defense: 110
SpAttack: 45
SpDefense: 55
Speed: 65
Total: 450
Default Ability 1: Evasion Master
Default Ability 2: Speed Master
Default Ability 3: Ground Master
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: Nintendo

Sandslash'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%

Sandslash'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)

Sandslash's Other Forms

#2028 Shiny Sandslash
Ground (Type 1)
#16028 Alolan Sandslash
Ice (Type 1) Steel (Type 2)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Sandslash 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

Sandslash's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 107 Counter Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 514 Scratch Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 123 Defense Curl Level: 6 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 508 Sand Attack Level: 11 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 472 Rapid Spin Level: 15 Category: Physical Base Power: 20 PP: 40 Accuracy: 100
ID: 357 Magnitude Level: 17 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 73 Bulldoze Level: 18 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 501 Rollout Level: 21 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 90
ID: 114 Crush Claw Level: 22 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 95
ID: 433 Poison Sting Level: 27 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 228 Fury Cutter Level: 28 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 95
ID: 449 Protect Level: 28 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 621 Swift Level: 36 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 129 Dig Level: 41 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 554 Slash Level: 44 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 257 Gyro Ball Level: 46 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 229 Fury Swipes Level: 47 Category: Physical Base Power: 18 PP: 15 Accuracy: 80
ID: 623 Swords Dance Level: 51 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 509 Sand Tomb Level: 52 Category: Physical Base Power: 35 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 159 Earthquake Level: 61 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 510 Sandstorm Level: 62 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Sandslash 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: 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: 292 Hyper Beam TM015 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
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: 214 Focus Blast TM052 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70
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: 239 Giga Impact TM068 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 598 Stone Edge TM071 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
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: 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: 548 Skull Bash TM110 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 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: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
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: 228 Fury Cutter TM177 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 95
ID: 621 Swift TM178 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 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: 580 Spikes TM186 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 46 Bide TM191 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
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: 123 Defense Curl TM225 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 501 Rollout TM227 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 90
ID: 129 Dig TM228 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 12 Agility TM230 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 108 Covet TM232 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 469 Rage TM251 Category: Physical Base Power: 20 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 631 Take Down TM264 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
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: 155 Drill Run TM328 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 95
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: 198 Fissure TM337 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1
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: 509 Sand Tomb TM388 Category: Physical Base Power: 35 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 425 Pin Missile TM396 Category: Physical Base Power: 25 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
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: 607 Submission TM425 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 25 Accuracy: 80
ID: 126 Detect TM444 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 86 Chip Away TM446 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 643 Throat Chop TM533 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 597 Stomping Tantrum TM553 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 759 Steel Roller TM591 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 776 Scorching Sands TM607 Category: Special Base Power: 70 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
Pokémon: Sandslash - Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast - Class: Rare
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
L 101: 6,300,000 EXP
L 102: 6,615,000 EXP
L 103: 6,945,000 EXP
L 104: 7,292,000 EXP
L 105: 7,656,000 EXP
L 106: 8,038,000 EXP
L 107: 8,439,000 EXP
L 108: 8,860,000 EXP
L 109: 9,303,000 EXP
L 110: 9,768,000 EXP
L 111: 10,256,000 EXP
L 112: 10,768,000 EXP
L 113: 11,306,000 EXP
L 114: 11,871,000 EXP
L 115: 12,464,000 EXP
L 116: 13,087,000 EXP
L 117: 13,741,000 EXP
L 118: 14,428,000 EXP
L 119: 15,149,000 EXP
L 120: 15,906,000 EXP



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Sandslash (Pokémon)

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Sandshrew #027: Sandshrew
Pokémon
#029: Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Sandslash
Mouse Pokémon
サンドパン
Sandpan
#028
Sandslash
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Ground
Sandslash
Ice Steel
Alolan Sandslash
Abilities
Sand Veil
Sandslash
Snow Cloak
Alolan Sandslash
Sand Rush
Sandslash Hidden Ability
Slush Rush
Alolan Sandslash Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Sandslash
3'11" 1.2 m
Alolan Sandslash
Weight
65.0 lbs. 29.5 kg
Sandslash
121.3 lbs. 55.0 kg
Alolan Sandslash
Base experience yield
163
Gen. I-IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.webp
Footprint
F028.webp
Pokédex color
 Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links
  • On Smogon Pokédex:
    • Generation I
    • Generation II
    • Generation III
    • Generation IV
    • Generation V
    • Generation VI
    • Generation VII
  • Artwork on Bulbagarden Archives

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.

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 and are shed regularly, but grow back quickly. Sandslash's broken parts can be used as carving plows for tilling farm fields. The claws can become smoother if it lives in drier areas. It 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 slash Berries to feed the Sandshrew waiting bellow. Sandslash can mostly be found in deserts. Sandslash also lives in trees while sleeping for the night

In the Alola region, Sandslash has an icy blue hide and quills covered in ice. These quills stand taller than a regular Sandslash's quills and resemble icicles. This Pokémon uses its hide for camouflage in the snow while leaving only its spines exposed. Unlike its Kantonian variant, the thick hide and icy spines completely prevent Alolan Sandslash from curling up into a ball. 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. Despite the weight of its ice-covered body, Alolan Sandslash is able to move swiftly by carving a path in the snow with its claws. It can move faster than any 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, in order to see Sandslash's icy spikes sparkle during the light of dawn.

In the anime

Main series

 
Sandslash in the anime
 
Alolan Sandslash in the anime

Major appearances

In Mewtwo Strikes BackCorey'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 HuntingKoji 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

In The Flame Pokémon-athon!, multiple Sandslash 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.

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 ArticunoNoland'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.

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 as one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

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

In the manga

 
Sandslash in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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 chapter, 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

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness: Sandslash is one of the members of Team Razor Wind.

Pokédex entries

Generation I     Kanto
#028
Red 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
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.
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.

 

Game locations

Generation I  
Red
Trade
Blue
Route 23Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Route 23Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Cerulean Cave
Generation II  
Gold
Routes 26 and 27Mt. 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 27Safari ZoneMt. Moon
SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V  
Black White
Relic Castle
Black 2 White 2
Route 15Relic Castle
Generation VI  
X Y
Route 18Terminus Cave
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Sandshrew
Generation VII  
Sun
Trade
Moon
Evolve Sandshrew
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Evolve Sandshrew
Let's Go Pikachu
Evolve Sandshrew
Let's Go Eevee
Trade
Generation VIII  
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Forest of FocusPotbottom Desert (WandererKantonian Form
Challenge BeachCourageous CavernPotbottom Desert (Max Raid BattleKantonian Form
Max Lair (Dynamax AdventureBoth forms

 

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 RuinsForest TempleLight Temple
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Desert: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Variety Battle: It's Drill Time!
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Tu
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 668
Event: Pokémon Safari (14th release)
Event: Sandslash Appears (Alola Form)
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Heat-Wave Desert (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII  
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019Entei SeaLugia SeaBulbasaur SeaCharizard SeaFinalEntei SeaFinal Kantonian Form
Jirachi SeaFinal Alolan Form
Masters EX
Seasonal sync pair scout (Summer 2020 Steven's) Alolan Form
Generation VIII  
MD DX
Magma Cavern (20F-23F), Mt. Faraway (2F-59F Fainted Pokémon), Desert Region (15F-19F), Joyous Tower (79F-87F)

 

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
FireRed LeafGreen Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)
Diamond Pearl Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Black White Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
X Y Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Sandslash
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP:
75
 
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack:
100
 
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense:
110
 
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp. Atk:
45
 
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp. Def:
55
 
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed:
65
 
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
450
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVsIVs 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
HP:
75
 
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack:
100
 
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense:
120
 
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp. Atk:
25
 
27 - 84 49 - 163
Sp. Def:
65
 
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed:
65
 
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
450
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVsIVs 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 VIII, 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:
  • If this Pokémon is given a Ring Target, the effectiveness of  Electric-type  moves is 1×.

Alolan Sandslash

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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:
  • If this Pokémon is given a Ring Target, the effectiveness of  Poison-type  moves is 1×.

Learnset

By leveling up

Sandslash
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
1 Scratch Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
1 Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
1 Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
9 Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
12 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 40 95% 20
15 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
18 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
21 Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
26 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
31 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
36 Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
41 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
46 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
51 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
56 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
61 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 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 VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 25 100% 30
1 Icicle Crash Ice Physical 85 90% 10
1 Metal Burst Steel Physical 100% 10
1 Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
1 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 40 95% 20
1 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
1 Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
1 Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
1 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
1 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
1 Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
1 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
1 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
1 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
1 Hail Ice Status —% 10
1 Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5
1 Scratch Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
1 Mist Ice Status —% 30
1 Powder Snow Ice Special 40 100% 25
Evo. Icicle Spear Ice Physical 25 100% 30
  • 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 TM/TR

Sandslash
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.webp TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 25 95% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.webp TM15 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM19 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.webp TM21 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.webp TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.webp TM23 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM24 Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM25 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM31 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.webp TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.webp TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM39 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM40 Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.webp TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.webp TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 60 95% 15
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.webp TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.webp TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.webp TM59 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.webp TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM76 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.webp TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.webp TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 75 100% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
Bag TR Ground Sprite.webp TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.webp TR12 Agility Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.webp TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
Bag TR Bug Sprite.webp TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR20 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Ground Sprite.webp TR23 Spikes Ground Status —% 20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR26 Endure Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Steel Sprite.webp TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Bag TR Steel Sprite.webp TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
Bag TR Poison Sprite.webp TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TR Bug Sprite.webp TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.webp TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120 70% 5
Bag TR Ground Sprite.webp TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
Bag TR Rock Sprite.webp TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Bag TR Rock Sprite.webp TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR85 Work Up Normal Status —% 30
Bag TR Ground Sprite.webp TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
Bag TR Dark Sprite.webp TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 80 100% 15
  • 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 TM moves from other generations
Alolan Sandslash
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.webp TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.webp TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 25 95% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.webp TM15 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM19 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.webp TM21 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.webp TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.webp TM23 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM24 Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM25 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.webp TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM31 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.webp TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.webp TM35 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM39 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM40 Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.webp TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.webp TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 60 95% 15
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.webp TM51 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 25 100% 30
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.webp TM59 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.webp TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 60 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.webp TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM76 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.webp TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
Bag TR Ice Sprite.webp TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5
Bag TR Ground Sprite.webp TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.webp TR12 Agility Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.webp TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
Bag TR Bug Sprite.webp TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR20 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Ground Sprite.webp TR23 Spikes Ground Status —% 20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR26 Endure Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Steel Sprite.webp TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Bag TR Steel Sprite.webp TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
Bag TR Steel Sprite.webp TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
Bag TR Poison Sprite.webp TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TR Bug Sprite.webp TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.webp TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120 70% 5
Bag TR Steel Sprite.webp TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TR Rock Sprite.webp TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR85 Work Up Normal Status —% 30
Bag TR Ground Sprite.webp TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
Bag TR Dark Sprite.webp TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 80 100% 15
  • 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 breeding

Sandslash
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ZigzagoonLinooneObstagoonLucarioLycanrocLycanroc
MudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderaceSkwovet
Greedent
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswineZigzagoonLinoone
CubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersbyStuffulBewear
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
MeowthPerrserkerSneaselWeavileLinooneLinoone
ObstagoonPurrloinLiepardDrilburExcadrillSandile
KrokorokKrookodileZoruaZoroarkMienfooMienshao
HeatmorNickitThievul
Hone Claws Dark Status —% 15
SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioMeowthPerrserker
SneaselWeavileLucarioDrilburExcadrill
Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioDunsparceSwinub
PiloswineMamoswineDrilburExcadrillBunnelbyDiggersby
MudbrayMudsdale
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
DugtrioDugtrioMeowthPersianLinooneObstagoon
AbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepard
ZoroarkPangoroNickitThievul
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandslash in Generation VIII
  • 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 Sandslash in that game.
  • 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 Egg moves from other generations
Alolan Sandslash
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ZigzagoonLinooneObstagoonLucarioLycanrocLycanroc
MudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderaceSkwovet
Greedent
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
SandslashDrilburExcadrillLycanroc Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
Torkoal Curse Ghost Status —% 10
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswineZigzagoonLinoone
CubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersbyStuffulBewear
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
MeowthPerrserkerSneaselWeavileLinooneLinoone
ObstagoonPurrloinLiepardDrilburExcadrillSandile
KrokorokKrookodileZoruaZoroarkMienfooMienshao
HeatmorNickitThievul
Hone Claws Dark Status —% 15
DugtrioDugtrioMeowthPersianLinooneObstagoon
AbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepard
ZoroarkPangoroNickitThievul
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandslash in Generation VIII
  • 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 Sandslash in that game.
  • 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 tutoring

Sandslash
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
Sw Sh EP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
  • 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations
Alolan Sandslash
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
Sw Sh EP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
Sw Sh EP Triple Axel Ice Physical 20 90% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Sandslash
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 VIII
Other generations:
VII
 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

By transfer from another generation

Sandslash
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Chip Away × Normal Physical 70 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status —% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status —% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100 50% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Fissure Ground Physical 30% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 60 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Magnitude × Ground Physical 100% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 20 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 90 85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rototiller × Ground Status —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 70 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 80 80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations
Alolan Sandslash
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
VII Aurora Veil Ice Status —% 20
VII Bide × Normal Physical —% 10
VII Chip Away × Normal Physical 70 100% 20
VII Confide Normal Status —% 20
VII Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
VII Double Team Normal Status —% 15
VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
VII Frost Breath Ice Special 60 90% 10
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 100% 20
VII Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 60 100% 15
VII Ice Ball × Ice Physical 30 90% 20
VII Ice Beam Ice Special 90 100% 10
VII Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
VII Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
VII Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
VII Return × Normal Physical 100% 20
VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 100% 20
VII Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
VII Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Sandslash

Pokémon Pinball
Pin028.webp
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS028.webp
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani028.webp
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend AreaFurnace 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.webp Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Ground PA.webp
Ground
Field move: Tunnel 1 field move.webp
(Tunnel ×1)
Browser entry R-195
It hurls lumps of sand to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ground Assist.webp
Ground
Field move:
(present)
Cut 3 field move.webp
(Cut ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ground Assist.webp
Ground
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.webp
(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.webp Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 54  
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT028.webp

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

#681
Shuffle028.webp

Counterattack
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.
Skill Swapper: Sand Sport
Pokémon GO
GO028.webp Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 182 Base Defense: 175
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal ClawMud Shot
Charged Attacks: EarthquakeRock TombBulldozeFrustrationReturn

Alolan Sandslash

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

#681
Shuffle028A.webp

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

 

Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush028ABody.webp Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 54  
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
GO028A.webp Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 177 Base Defense: 195
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal ClawPowder Snow
Charged Attacks: BlizzardGyro BallBulldozeIce Punch*

Evolution

Sandslash

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

 

Alolan Sandslash

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

 

Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
Spr 1b 028.webp Spr b g1 028.webp   Spr 1y 028.webp Spr b g1 028.webp   Spr 1g 028.webp Spr b g1 028.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 028.webp Spr b 2g 028.webp   Spr 2s 028.webp Spr b 2g 028.webp   Spr 2c 028.webp Spr b 2c 028.webp
Spr 2g 028 s.webp Spr b 2g 028 s.webp   Spr 2s 028 s.webp Spr b 2g 028 s.webp   Spr 2c 028 s.webp Spr b 2g 028 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 028.webp Spr b 3r 028.webp   Spr 3e 028.webp Spr b 3r 028.webp   Spr 3f 028.webp Spr b 3f 028.webp
Spr 3r 028 s.webp Spr b 3r 028 s.webp   Spr 3e 028 s.webp Spr b 3r 028 s.webp   Spr 3f 028 s.webp Spr b 3f 028 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 028.webp Spr b 4d 028.webp   Spr 4d 028.webp Spr b 4d 028.webp   Spr 4h 028.webp Spr b 4d 028.webp
Spr 4d 028 s.webp Spr b 4d 028 s.webp   Spr 4d 028 s.webp Spr b 4d 028 s.webp   Spr 4h 028 s.webp Spr b 4d 028 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 028.webp Spr b 5b 028.webp   Spr 5b 028.webp Spr b 5b 028.webp
Spr 5b 028 s.webp Spr b 5b 028 s.webp   Spr 5b 028 s.webp Spr b 5b 028 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 028.webp Spr b 6x 028.webp   Spr 6x 028.webp Spr b 6x 028.webp
Spr 6x 028 s.webp Spr b 6x 028 s.webp   Spr 6x 028 s.webp Spr b 6x 028 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VII  
Sun Moon   Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 028.webp Spr b 7s 028.webp   Spr 7s 028.webp Spr b 7s 028.webp
Spr 7s 028A.webp Spr b 7s 028A.webp   Spr 7s 028A.webp Spr b 7s 028A.webp
Spr 7s 028 s.webp Spr b 7s 028 s.webp   Spr 7s 028 s.webp Spr b 7s 028 s.webp
Spr 7s 028A s.webp Spr b 7s 028A s.webp   Spr 7s 028A s.webp Spr b 7s 028A s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
028MS8.webp For other sprites and images, please see Sandslash images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Alolan Sandslash and its Alolan pre-evolved form.
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Sandslash's original name was "Sandstorm".
  • Sandslash and its pre-evolved form both share their category with RattataRaticatePikachu, and Raichu. They are all known as the Mouse Pokémon, though Rattata and Raticate have also been called the Rat Pokémon.
    • They all have at least one family member with a regional form in Alola.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:
On the Origin of Species: Sandshrew and Sandslash

Sandslash shares various physical traits with the pangolin. It also draws from hedgehogsporcupines, 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 poisonous.

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

Name origin

Sandslash is a combination of sand and slash, referring to its long claws.

Sandpan may be a combination of sand and pangolin.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.webp Japanese サンドパン Sandpan From "sand" and "pangolin"
France Flag.webp French Sablaireau From sable and blaireau
Spain Flag.webp Spanish Sandslash Same as English name
Germany Flag.webp German Sandamer From sandarmadillo, and Wie Sand am Meer
Italy Flag.webp Italian Sandslash Same as English name
South Korea Flag.webp Korean 고지 Koji From 고슴도치 goseumdochi and 두더지 dudeoji
Hong Kong Flag.webp Cantonese Chinese 穿山王 Chyūnsāanwòhng A portmanteau of 穿山甲 and . Literally "King of going through mountains"
China and Taiwan Flags.webp Mandarin Chinese 穿山王 Chuānshānwáng A portmanteau of 穿山甲 and . Literally "King of going through mountains"
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related articles

  • Regional form

Notes

  1.  Pokémon Sun and Moon site | Alolan Sandslash

External links

 

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