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Palossand (シロデスナ Shirodesuna) is a ghost/ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

Biology

Physiology

Palossand is a Pokemon based on a sand castle and just like Sandygast it too has a shovel sticking out on its head.

Behavior

Palossand are cruel creatures which have a fondness of absorbing the energy of smaller Pokemon. Using its ability to create whirlpools, they can swallow their prey in one gulp.

Natural abilities

Pallossand's only ability is Water Compaction. Witch increases its defense by two stages if hit by a water-type move.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun/Moon Evolve Sandygast None
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Evolve Sandygast None


Pokédex entries

  • Sun

    Possessed people controlled by this Pokémon transformed its sand mound into a castle. As it evolved, its power to curse grew ever stronger.

  • Moon

    Buried beneath the castle are masses of dried-up bones from those whose vitality it has drained.

  • Ultra Sun

    Each of its grains of sand has its own will. Palossand eats small Pokémon and siphons away their vital essence while they’re still alive.

  • Ultra Moon

    Once it has whipped up a sandstorm to halt its opponents in their tracks, this terrifying Pokémon snatches away their vitality.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
85
Attack
75
Defense
110
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
75
Speed
35
Total
480

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
1 Sand Attack 35 100% 15 Ground Status
5 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
9 Sand Attack 35 100% 15 Ground Status
14 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
18 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special
23 Bulldoze 20 100% 25 Grass Special
27 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
32 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
36 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
41 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
47 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
54 Shore Up —% 10 Ground Status
60 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM69 Rock Polish 100% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 80 100% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Palossand can learn, refer to Sandygast.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Recycle USUM —% 10 Normal Status
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Palossand SM
770 Sprite Shiny
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Palossand (SM022)

Petting Spots

  • Favored Spot: The windows on its side towers.
  • Disfavored Spot: Its shovel.

Trivia

  • Palossand's shape is classified as serpentine-like (looking like a snake or worm) despite looking like neither.

Origin

Palossand is based on a sand castle. Concerning its ghostly aspects, it may also be based on the concepts of graves and monuments for the dead. Its shiny coloring is a reference to the black sand beaches that are found in Hawaii.

Etymology

Palossand is likely a combination of palace, colossal, and sand. It's also a pun on the phrase "pile of sand."

Names in other languages

  • Japanese: Shirodesuna
  • French: Trépassable

Gallery

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