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Shiny Alolan Sandshrew

Class: Shiny Common
Types:
Ice
Steel
Catch Rate: 127
Level Gain Rate: S Medium Fast
Base Reward EXP: 139
Reward EV Point: Defense: 1
Shiny Alolan Sandshrew in game: 125 Who?
AVG Level: 95
Gender Ratios:
50% Male / 50% Female
Pokemon Id: 18027

Base Stats

HP: 62
Attack: 93
Defense: 112
SpAttack: 12
SpDefense: 43
Speed: 50
Total: 372
Default Ability 1: Slow Strong
Default Ability 2: Slow Tough
Default Ability 3: Observer
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: Nintendo

Where Shiny Alolan Sandshrew can be captured:

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Shiny Alolan Sandshrew's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 50% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 400% : 400% : 50% : 100% : 50%
: 200% : 25% : 50% : 50% : 0% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 100%

Shiny Alolan Sandshrew's Transformation Line

#18027 Shiny Alolan Sandshrew
Ice (Type 1) Steel (Type 2)
Level 56
#18028 Shiny Alolan Sandslash
Ice (Type 1) Steel (Type 2)
Level 68
Use item Ultimate Gem
#22028 Shiny Mega Alolan Sandslash
Ice (Type 1) Steel (Type 2)

Shiny Alolan Sandshrew's Other Forms

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

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Shiny Alolan 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

Shiny Alolan 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: 381 Mist Level: 3 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 46 Bide Level: 4 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 438 Powder Snow Level: 6 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 299 Ice Ball Level: 7 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 90
ID: 305 Ice Shard Level: 8 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 501 Rollout Level: 9 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 90
ID: 228 Fury Cutter Level: 12 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 95
ID: 472 Rapid Spin Level: 15 Category: Physical Base Power: 20 PP: 40 Accuracy: 100
ID: 378 Mirror Coat Level: 16 Category: Special Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 369 Metal Claw Level: 18 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 35 Accuracy: 95
ID: 621 Swift Level: 21 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 229 Fury Swipes Level: 24 Category: Physical Base Power: 18 PP: 15 Accuracy: 80
ID: 304 Ice Punch Level: 24 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 317 Iron Defense Level: 27 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 554 Slash Level: 32 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 318 Iron Head Level: 33 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 257 Gyro Ball Level: 36 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 623 Swords Dance Level: 39 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 258 Hail Level: 42 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 52 Blizzard Level: 46 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Shiny Alolan 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: 300 Ice Beam TM013 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
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: 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: 35 Avalanche TM101 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
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: 304 Ice Punch TM115 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 308 Icy Wind TM116 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
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: 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: 46 Bide TM191 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 317 Iron Defense TM199 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 318 Iron Head TM200 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 22 Aqua Tail TM207 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
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: 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: 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: 198 Fissure TM337 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1
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: 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: 307 Icicle Spear TM437 Category: Physical Base Power: 25 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
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: 759 Steel Roller TM591 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 774 Triple Axel TM605 Category: Physical Base Power: 30 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
Pokémon: Shiny Alolan Sandshrew - Level Gain Rate: S Medium Fast - Class: Shiny
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 96 EXP
L 3: 324 EXP
L 4: 768 EXP
L 5: 1,500 EXP
L 6: 2,592 EXP
L 7: 4,116 EXP
L 8: 6,144 EXP
L 9: 8,748 EXP
L 10: 12,000 EXP
L 11: 15,972 EXP
L 12: 20,736 EXP
L 13: 26,364 EXP
L 14: 32,928 EXP
L 15: 40,500 EXP
L 16: 49,152 EXP
L 17: 58,956 EXP
L 18: 69,984 EXP
L 19: 82,308 EXP
L 20: 96,000 EXP
L 21: 111,132 EXP
L 22: 127,776 EXP
L 23: 146,004 EXP
L 24: 165,888 EXP
L 25: 187,500 EXP
L 26: 210,912 EXP
L 27: 236,196 EXP
L 28: 263,424 EXP
L 29: 292,668 EXP
L 30: 324,000 EXP
L 31: 357,492 EXP
L 32: 393,216 EXP
L 33: 431,244 EXP
L 34: 471,648 EXP
L 35: 514,500 EXP
L 36: 559,872 EXP
L 37: 607,836 EXP
L 38: 658,464 EXP
L 39: 711,828 EXP
L 40: 768,000 EXP
L 41: 827,052 EXP
L 42: 889,056 EXP
L 43: 954,084 EXP
L 44: 1,022,208 EXP
L 45: 1,093,500 EXP
L 46: 1,168,032 EXP
L 47: 1,245,876 EXP
L 48: 1,327,104 EXP
L 49: 1,411,788 EXP
L 50: 1,500,000 EXP
L 51: 1,591,812 EXP
L 52: 1,687,296 EXP
L 53: 1,786,524 EXP
L 54: 1,889,568 EXP
L 55: 1,996,500 EXP
L 56: 2,107,392 EXP
L 57: 2,222,316 EXP
L 58: 2,341,344 EXP
L 59: 2,464,548 EXP
L 60: 2,592,000 EXP
L 61: 2,723,772 EXP
L 62: 2,859,936 EXP
L 63: 3,000,564 EXP
L 64: 3,145,728 EXP
L 65: 3,295,500 EXP
L 66: 3,449,952 EXP
L 67: 3,609,156 EXP
L 68: 3,773,184 EXP
L 69: 3,942,108 EXP
L 70: 4,116,000 EXP
L 71: 4,294,932 EXP
L 72: 4,478,976 EXP
L 73: 4,668,204 EXP
L 74: 4,862,688 EXP
L 75: 5,062,500 EXP
L 76: 5,267,712 EXP
L 77: 5,478,396 EXP
L 78: 5,694,624 EXP
L 79: 5,916,468 EXP
L 80: 6,144,000 EXP
L 81: 6,377,292 EXP
L 82: 6,616,416 EXP
L 83: 6,861,444 EXP
L 84: 7,112,448 EXP
L 85: 7,369,500 EXP
L 86: 7,632,672 EXP
L 87: 7,902,036 EXP
L 88: 8,177,664 EXP
L 89: 8,459,628 EXP
L 90: 8,748,000 EXP
L 91: 9,042,852 EXP
L 92: 9,344,256 EXP
L 93: 9,652,284 EXP
L 94: 9,967,008 EXP
L 95: 10,288,500 EXP
L 96: 10,616,832 EXP
L 97: 10,952,076 EXP
L 98: 11,294,304 EXP
L 99: 11,643,588 EXP
L 100: 12,000,000 EXP
L 101: 12,600,000 EXP
L 102: 13,230,000 EXP
L 103: 13,891,000 EXP
L 104: 14,585,000 EXP
L 105: 15,314,000 EXP
L 106: 16,079,000 EXP
L 107: 16,882,000 EXP
L 108: 17,726,000 EXP
L 109: 18,612,000 EXP
L 110: 19,542,000 EXP
L 111: 20,519,000 EXP
L 112: 21,544,000 EXP
L 113: 22,621,000 EXP
L 114: 23,752,000 EXP
L 115: 24,939,000 EXP
L 116: 26,185,000 EXP
L 117: 27,494,000 EXP
L 118: 28,868,000 EXP
L 119: 30,311,000 EXP
L 120: 31,826,000 EXP



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Sandshrew (Pokémon)

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Raichu #026: Raichu
Pokémon
#028: Sandslash Sandslash
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 (43.9%)
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
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
Shape
Body06.webp
Footprint
F027.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

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 dual-type Ice/Steel regional form. 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 brick-patterned yellow hide is dry, tough, blends in with desert sand, and protects its soft white underbelly and muzzle. 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 lunge and drag in passing Bug-type Pokémon. 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. It also lives deep underground in nests it has composed from digging tunnels. Should hard rocks get in the way of digging, Sandshrew will use its sharp claws to remove them before continuing to dig. If it is too wet, its skin becomes wrinkly. It dries itself out by using the geothermal heat near a volcano.

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, with a cream-colored belly and muzzle. This results in Sandshrew developing a body of ice that is as hard as steel. 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. This steel-like covering grants it extra defense from predators like Sneasel, but it is unable to curl into a ball like its desert counterpart. It can burrow itself in the snow to avoid being blown away by blizzards. Predators, such as Weavile, exploit of its soft underbelly. 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

Main series

 
Sandshrew in the anime
 
Alolan Sandshrew in the anime

Major appearances

Sandshrew debuted in The Path to the Pokémon League, under the ownership of A.J. Despite A.J.'s seemingly harsh and barbaric training methods, like using a whip on it and training in a pool, it was very loyal to him.

In Pikachu's PikaBoo, a Sandshrew was one of the Pokémon that played hide-and-seek. Sandshrew hid by camouflaging itself in front of a brick wall.

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

In Not Caving Under Pressure!, multiple Alolan Sandshrew were menaced by a Tyranitar that wanted to take over their home inside a cave at Mount Lanakila. The group's leader, a giant Sandshrew, later evolved into an Alolan Sandslash after touching an Ice Stone.

Minor appearances

 
A Sandshrew Egg in the anime

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

Near the beginning of Clefairy and the Moon Stone, an ailing Sandshrew was seen lying down. 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.

In Pokémon Fashion Flash, a Sandshrew was on Scissor Street.

In Sparks Fly for Magnemite, a Sandshrew was in Gringey City's Pokémon Center.

A Sandshrew appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Sandshrew was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving for Giovanni.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Sandshrew was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, a Sandshrew was living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In The Lost Lapras, a Trainer's Sandshrew was brought to the Pokémon Center.

In The Joy of Pokémon, a Trainer's Sandshrew was treated by the Nurse Joy of an unnamed island.

In The Power of One, a Sandshrew sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

Two wild Sandshrew appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure. One of them helped the Trainers' Pokémon and Elekid save the Exeggcute nests and Togepi during a storm.

In Tanks a Lot!, multiple Sandshrew fled from Team Rocket's rampaging Arbotank.

In The Fortune Hunters, a Sandshrew was stolen by Butch and Cassidy.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Sandshrew participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

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

In Got Miltank?, a Sandshrew was an inhabitant of a Pokémon-exclusive oasis.

In Throwing in the Noctowl, two Sandshrew were living at Wings Alexander's barn.

A Sandshrew appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

In A Tyrogue Full of Trouble, a Sandshrew received an apple from a Tyrogue.

In Showdown at the Oak Corral, two Sandshrew were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Sandshrew to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

A Sandshrew made a brief cameo in Destiny Deoxys.

In Hi Ho Silver Wind! and Deceit and Assist, a Coordinator's Sandshrew participated in the Hoenn Grand Festival.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, a Sandshrew appeared during the opening sequence, while another was living in the Tree of Beginning.

A Coordinator's Sandshrew appeared in The Saffron Con.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Sandshrew participated in the Terracotta Contest.

In Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!, a Sandshrew was hypnotized by Team Rocket.

In Drifloon On the Wind!Marnie fed a Sandshrew.

A Sandshrew appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1). Two additional Sandshrew appeared in the follow-up episode.

A Sandshrew made a brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Sandshrew appeared in Camping It Up!.

In Battling a Cute Drama!, a Sandshrew was at the Shelter Town's Pokémon Center.

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!.

In Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, a Sandshrew was a resident of Allearth Forest.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, a Sandshrew was residing in a forest.

A Sandshrew appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

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!.

Two Sandshrew appeared in I Choose You!. One was among the Pokémon taking shelter from the rain in a cave alongside Entei.

In Getting a Jump on the Competition!, two Alolan Sandshrew were on Mount Lanakila.

A Trainer's Alolan Sandshrew appeared in Battling Besties!.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM060 Sandshrew Rotom Pokédex Sandshrew, Alola Form. The Mouse Pokémon. An Ice and Steel type. Their outer armor is like steel, which prevents them from rolling up into a ball.

Pokémon Origins

 
Sandshrew in Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Sandshrew was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

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

In File 3: Giovanni, a Sandshrew was at Silph Co.

In the manga

 
Sandshrew in The Electric Tale of Pikachu
 
Alolan Sandshrew in Pokémon Adventures

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

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

Pokémon Adventures

Sandshrew makes a cameo in Onix is On!, battling Red's Bulbasaur as a Pewter Gym Trainer's Pokémon.

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

A Sandshrew appeared in Murkrow Row as one of the residents of Gold's house.

A Sandshrew appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in Plugging Past Electrike I.

A Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z.

An Alolan Sandshrew debuted in the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter, where it was seen on Mount Lanakila.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Sandshrew appeared in GDZ45, under the ownership of a contestant.

In the TCG

Main article: Sandshrew (TCG)

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Sandshrew appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I     Kanto
#027
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     Johto
#048
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   Hoenn
#112
  Kanto
#027
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   Sinnoh
#—
  Johto
#048
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     Unova
B2W2: #113
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   Kalos
Mountain #097
  Hoenn
#117
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   Alola
SM: #251
  Alola
USUM: #328
  Kanto
#027
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.
Ultra Sun It lives in areas of limited rainfall. When danger approaches, it curls up into a ball to protect its soft stomach.
Ultra Moon When its skin gets wrinkled from moisture, it heads for a volcano. It lies flat on a spot with a lot of geothermal heat and dries itself out.
Let's Go Pikachu Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
Let's Go Eevee
Alolan Sandshrew
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.
Ultra Sun After fleeing a volcanic eruption, it ended up moving to an area of snowy mountains. Its ice shell is as hard as steel.
Ultra Moon The skin on its back is as hard as steel. Predators go after its soft belly, so it clings to the ground desperately.
Let's Go Pikachu Its ice-covered body lets it slide across the ground with bullet-like speed, sending its enemies flying when it hits them.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII     Galar
Isle of Armor #168
Sword It loves to bathe in the grit of dry, sandy areas. By sand bathing, this Pokémon rids itself of dirt and moisture clinging to its body.
Shield It burrows into the ground to compose its nest. If hard stones impede its tunneling, it uses its sharp claws to scatter them and then carries on digging.
Alolan Sandshrew
Sword Life on mountains covered with deep snow has granted this Pokémon a body of ice that's as hard as steel.
Shield It lives in snowy mountains on southern islands. When a blizzard rolls in, this Pokémon hunkers down in the snow to avoid getting blown away.

 

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. MoonMorningDay
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
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Mount LanakilaTapu Village
Let's Go Pikachu
Routes 3 and 4 Kantonian Form
Trade Sandshrew in Celadon City Alolan Form
Let's Go Eevee
Trade
Generation VIII  
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Warm-Up Tunnel Kantonian Form
Challenge BeachCourageous Cavern (Max Raid BattleKantonian Form
Reward for finding 30 Alolan Diglett Alolan Form

 

In side games

Generation I  
Snap
Valley
Pinball
Blue FieldMt. 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 (B1F-B6F), Buried Relic (B36F-B59F), 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
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 661
Event: Pokémon Safari (14th release)
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#8) (Alola Form)
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Dusty Desert (All Areas)Fairy Land: Heat-Wave Desert (All Areas)
Generation VII  
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019Zapdos SeaEntei SeaLugia SeaBulbasaur SeaCharizard SeaFinalEntei SeaFinal Kantonian Form
Jirachi SeaFinal Alolan Form

 

In events

Sandshrew
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Sandshrew English United States 12 September 25, 2004
Alolan Sandshrew
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Pokémon Sun & Moon Alolan Sandshrew Korean region Online 10 May 9 to June 30, 2017

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%)
Sword Shield Grip Claw Grip Claw (5%)

Alolan Sandshrew

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon Grip Claw Grip Claw (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra 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 (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 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 (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVsIVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

 

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 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 Sandshrew

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

Sandshrew
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Scratch Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
3 Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
6 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
24 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
27 Agility Psychic Status —% 30
30 Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
33 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
36 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
39 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
42 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
45 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 VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Scratch Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
3 Mist Ice Status —% 30
6 Powder Snow Ice Special 40 100% 25
9 Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
12 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 40 95% 20
15 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
18 Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
21 Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
24 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
27 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
30 Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
33 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
36 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
39 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
42 Hail Ice Status —% 10
45 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/TR

Sandshrew
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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 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 Ground Sprite.webp TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
Bag TR Rock Sprite.webp TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR85 Work Up Normal Status —% 30
Bag TR Dark Sprite.webp TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 80 100% 15
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 Dark Sprite.webp TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 80 100% 15
  • 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 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 Sandshrew 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 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 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 Sandshrew 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 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

Sandshrew
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 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations
Alolan Sandshrew
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 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Sandshrew
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 Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
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 Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew
  • × 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 Sandshrew
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 Icicle Crash Ice Physical 85 90% 10
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 Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slam Sandshrew (McDonald Pack 16)

Side game data

Sandshrew

Pokémon Pinball
Pin027.webp Pinani027.webp
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS027.webp PinRSani027.webp
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani027.webp
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
  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
MDP E 027.webp Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
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-194
It hurls lumps of sand to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ground Assist.webp
Ground
Field move:
(present)
Crush 1 field move.webp
(Crush ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ground Assist.webp
Ground
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.webp
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-180/N-010
It triggers tremors and opens fissures that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush027Body.webp Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 48  
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 50 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT027.webp

 
 
Pokémon Shuffle
None.webp
Ground
None.webp Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.webp 5

#680
Shuffle027.webp

Damage Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.
Skill Swapper: Three Force
Pokémon GO
GO027.webp Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 126 Base Defense: 120
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Sandshrew Candy 50
Fast Attacks: ScratchMud Shot
Charged Attacks: DigRock SlideSand Tomb*Rock TombFrustrationReturn

Alolan Sandshrew

Pokémon Shuffle
None.webp
Ice
None.webp Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.webp 5

#680
Shuffle027A.webp

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.

 

Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush027ABody.webp Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 48  
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
GO027A.webp Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 125 Base Defense: 129
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Sandshrew Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Metal ClawPowder Snow
Charged Attacks: BlizzardGyro BallNight Slash

Evolution

Sandshrew

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

 

Alolan Sandshrew

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 027.webp Spr b g1 027.webp   Spr 1y 027.webp Spr b g1 027.webp   Spr 1g 027.webp Spr b g1 027.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 027.webp Spr b 2g 027.webp   Spr 2s 027.webp Spr b 2g 027.webp   Spr 2c 027.webp Spr b 2c 027.webp
Spr 2g 027 s.webp Spr b 2g 027 s.webp   Spr 2s 027 s.webp Spr b 2g 027 s.webp   Spr 2c 027 s.webp Spr b 2g 027 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 027.webp Spr b 3r 027.webp   Spr 3e 027.webp Spr b 3r 027.webp   Spr 3f 027.webp Spr b 3r 027.webp
Spr 3r 027 s.webp Spr b 3r 027 s.webp   Spr 3e 027 s.webp Spr b 3r 027 s.webp   Spr 3f 027 s.webp Spr b 3f 027 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 027.webp Spr b 4d 027.webp   Spr 4d 027.webp Spr b 4p 027.webp   Spr 4h 027.webp Spr b 4p 027.webp
Spr 4d 027 s.webp Spr b 4d 027 s.webp   Spr 4d 027 s.webp Spr b 4p 027 s.webp   Spr 4h 027 s.webp Spr b 4p 027 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 027.webp Spr b 5b 027.webp   Spr 5b 027.webp Spr b 5b 027.webp
Spr 5b 027 s.webp Spr b 5b 027 s.webp   Spr 5b 027 s.webp Spr b 5b 027 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 027.webp Spr b 6x 027.webp   Spr 6x 027.webp Spr b 6x 027.webp
Spr 6x 027 s.webp Spr b 6x 027 s.webp   Spr 6x 027 s.webp Spr b 6x 027 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VII  
Sun Moon   Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 027.webp Spr b 7s 027.webp   Spr 7s 027.webp Spr b 7s 027.webp
Spr 7s 027A.webp Spr b 7s 027A.webp   Spr 7s 027A.webp Spr b 7s 027A.webp
Spr 7s 027 s.webp Spr b 7s 027 s.webp   Spr 7s 027 s.webp Spr b 7s 027 s.webp
Spr 7s 027A s.webp Spr b 7s 027A s.webp   Spr 7s 027A s.webp Spr b 7s 027A s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
027MS8.webp 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 evolved form.
  • Sandshrew and its evolved form both 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.
    • They all have at least one family member with a regional form in Alola.
  • Alolan Sandshrew is the first Steel-type Pokémon in National Pokédex order.
  • Alolan Sandshrew has the lowest base Special Attack stat of any Pokémon, tied with ShuckleFeebas, and Bonsly.
    • Sandshrew has the lowest base Special Attack stat of all Ground-type Pokémon.
  • 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.
  • Alolan Sandshrew can be seen as a parallel to Alolan Vulpix. Both were initially introduced in Generation I and got Alolan Forms in Sun and Moon. Both Pokémon are Ice-types, with Vulpix being exclusive to Sun and Sandshrew being exclusive to Moon. Furthermore, both Pokémon evolve when exposed to an Ice Stone.

Origin

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

Sandshrew may be 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 a pangolin.

Alolan Sandshrew seems to also be based on an igloo and a curling stone.

Name origin

Sandshrew is a combination of sand and shrew.

Sand is simply sand.

In other languages

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related articles

  • Regional form

Notes

  1.  Pokémon Sun and Moon site | Alolan Sandshrew

External links

 

 
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