Sandslash

←(#027) SandshrewSandshrew.png Sandslash.pngSandslash (#028) Nidoran♀.pngNidoran♀ (#029)→
Sandslash
#028
Sandslash.png028Sandslash500.png

Type
Ground Normal
Catch rate
90
Abilities
Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Sand Rush
Biomes
Desert, Desert Hills, Desert M, Mesa, Mesa (Bryce), Mesa Plateau, Mesa Plateau F, Mesa Plateau F M, Mesa Plateau M
Spawn time
Night
Level range in wild
22-49
Spawn location
Land
Gender ratio
50% ♂, 50% ♀
EV yield
2 Defense
Mount
None
Egg Groups
Field
Behavior
Timid 80%
Neutral 0%
Aggressive 20%

Sandslash is a Ground-type Pokémon that evolves from Sandshrew at level 22.

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.

Contents

Spawn rate

Biome Time Location Rate
Desert Night Land 6.498%
Desert Hills Night Land 5.718%
Desert M Night Land 5.903%
Mesa Night Land 3.843%
Mesa (Bryce) Night Land 3.701%
Mesa Plateau Night Land 3.778%
Mesa Plateau F Night Land 3.778%
Mesa Plateau F M Night Land 3.778%
Mesa Plateau M Night Land 3.778%

Drops

Drop Chance Quantity
Grid Sandstone.pngSandstone 100% 1
Grid Soft Sand.pngSoft Sand 5% 1

Stats

HP: 75
Attack: 100
Defense: 110
Sp. Atk: 45
Sp. Def: 55
Speed: 65
Total: 450

Type effectiveness

BugType.png DarkType.png DragonType.png ElectricType.png FairyType.png FightingType.png FireType.png FlyingType.png GhostType.png GrassType.png GroundType.png IceType.png NormalType.png PoisonType.png PsychicType.png RockType.png SteelType.png WaterType.png
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Moves

By level

Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
011 Scratch NormalType.pngNormal Physical 40 100% 35
011 Defense Curl NormalType.pngNormal Status 40
011 Sand Attack GroundType.pngGround Status 100% 15
011 Poison Sting PoisonType.pngPoison Physical 15 100% 35
033 Sand Attack GroundType.pngGround Status 100% 15
055 Poison Sting PoisonType.pngPoison Physical 15 100% 35
077 Rollout RockType.pngRock Physical 30 90% 20
099 Rapid Spin NormalType.pngNormal Physical 20 100% 40
1111 Fury Cutter BugType.pngBug Physical 40 95% 20
1414 Magnitude GroundType.pngGround Physical 100% 30
1717 Swift NormalType.pngNormal Special 60 20
2020 Fury Swipes NormalType.pngNormal Physical 18 80% 15
2222 Crush Claw NormalType.pngNormal Physical 75 95% 10
2424 Sand Tomb GroundType.pngGround Physical 35 85% 15
2828 Slash NormalType.pngNormal Physical 70 100% 20
3333 Dig GroundType.pngGround Physical 80 100% 10
3838 Gyro Ball SteelType.pngSteel Physical 100% 5
4343 Swords Dance NormalType.pngNormal Status 20
4848 Sandstorm RockType.pngRock Status 10
5353 Earthquake GroundType.pngGround Physical 100 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash.

By TM/HM

TM Move Type Category Power Accuracy  PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws DarkType.pngDark Status 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic PoisonType.pngPoison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power
Varies
Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day FireType.pngFire Status 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam NormalType.pngNormal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard NormalType.pngNormal Status 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration NormalType.pngNormal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake GroundType.pngGround Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return NormalType.pngNormal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig GroundType.pngGround Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break FightingType.pngFighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team NormalType.pngNormal Status 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm RockType.pngRock Status 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb RockType.pngRock Physical 60 95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace FlyingType.pngFlying Physical 60 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade NormalType.pngNormal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest PsychicType.pngPsychic Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract NormalType.pngNormal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief DarkType.pngDark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round NormalType.pngNormal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast FightingType.pngFighting Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling DarkType.pngDark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw GhostType.pngGhost Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact NormalType.pngNormal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge RockType.pngRock Physical 100 80% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball SteelType.pngSteel Physical 100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance NormalType.pngNormal Status 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze GroundType.pngGround Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide RockType.pngRock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor BugType.pngBug Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab PoisonType.pngPoison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger NormalType.pngNormal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash FightingType.pngFighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM101 Body Slam NormalType.pngNormal Physical 85 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM102 Take Down NormalType.pngNormal Physical 90 85% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM103 Double-Edge NormalType.pngNormal Physical 120 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM107 Submission FightingType.pngFighting Physical 80 80% 25
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM108 Counter FightingType.pngFighting Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM109 Seismic Toss FightingType.pngFighting Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM110 Rage NormalType.pngNormal Physical 20 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM113 Fissure GroundType.pngGround Physical 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM115 Mimic NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM116 Bide NormalType.pngNormal Physical 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM120 Swift NormalType.pngNormal Special 60 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM121 Skull Bash NormalType.pngNormal Physical 130 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM126 Dynamic Punch FightingType.pngFighting Physical 100 50% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM127 Headbutt NormalType.pngNormal Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM128 Curse GhostType.pngGhost Status 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM129 Rollout RockType.pngRock Physical 30 90% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM132 Snore NormalType.pngNormal Special 50 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM135 Endure NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM136 Iron Tail SteelType.pngSteel Physical 100 75% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM138 Mud-Slap GroundType.pngGround Special 20 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM140 Sleep Talk NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM141 Defense Curl NormalType.pngNormal Status 40
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM143 Detect FightingType.pngFighting Status 5
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM146 Fury Cutter BugType.pngBug Physical 40 95% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM148 Focus Punch FightingType.pngFighting Physical 150 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM152 Secret Power NormalType.pngNormal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM162 Stealth Rock RockType.pngRock Status 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM163 Captivate NormalType.pngNormal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM165 Natural Gift
Varies
Physical 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM170 Confide NormalType.pngNormal Status 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut NormalType.pngNormal Physical 50 95% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength NormalType.pngNormal Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png HM06 Rock Smash FightingType.pngFighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png HM08 Rock Climb NormalType.pngNormal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash.

By move tutor

Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Covet NormalType.pngNormal Physical 60 100% 25
Earth Power GroundType.pngGround Special 90 100% 10
Knock Off DarkType.pngDark Physical 65 100% 20
Super Fang NormalType.pngNormal Physical 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash.

By breeding

 Parent   Move   Type   Category   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Nidoking.pngRhyhorn.pngRhydon.pngSlakoth.pngVigoroth.pngSlaking.pngRhyperior.png Chip Away NormalType.pngNormal Physical 70 100% 20
Dunsparce.pngSwinub.pngPhanpy.pngZigzagoon.pngSlakoth.pngSlaking.pngTorkoal.pngSpinda.png Flail NormalType.pngNormal Physical 100% 15
Sneasel.pngPrinplup.pngEmpoleon.pngLucario.pngWeavile.png Metal Claw SteelType.pngSteel Physical 50 95% 35
Wooper.pngQuagsire.pngChespin.pngQuilladin.pngChesnaught.png Mud Shot GroundType.pngGround Special 55 95% 15
Dugtrio.pngMeowth.pngPersian.pngFarfetch'd.pngSeviper.pngAbsol.pngWeavile.pngZoroark.png Night Slash DarkType.pngDark Physical 70 100% 15
Dugtrio.pngLinoone.png Rototiller GroundType.pngGround Status 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandslash.


Past models

Before version 4.3.0