Sandile (メグロコ Meguroco) is a Ground/Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Sandile largely resembles a crocodile. It has what appears to be a black stripe near its eyes in the appearance of a mask, and is mainly a light brownish tan with black striped through its body. On its belly it can be noted that a pink replaces the tan shade, though the stripes continue regularly and later on it'll be used for its evolved form known as Krokorok. It has four legs, a short tail, and three claws to each foot. Its eyes don't seem to have any sort of coloring besides black, and it has large nostrils. No teeth show when its mouth is closed.

Evolution

Sandile evolves into Krokorok at level 29. It then evolves into Krookodile at level 40.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Relic Castle, Route 4, Desert Resort Common
Black 2 and White 2 Relic Castle, Route 4, Desert Resort Common
X and Y Route 9 Common
Sun and Moon Haina Desert Common


Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.

  • White

    It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.

  • Black 2

    They live hidden under hot dessert sands in order to keep their body temperature from dropping.

  • White 2

    They live hidden under hot dessert sands in order to keep their body temperature from dropping.

  • X

    It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.

  • Y

    They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.

  • Omega Ruby

    It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.

  • Sun

    It submerges itself in sand and moves as if swimming. This wise behavior keeps its enemies from finding it and maintains its temperature.

  • Moon

    It conceals itself in the sand and chomps down on the legs of the prey that unwarily walk over it. Its favorite food is Trapinch.

  • Ultra Sun

    Alola, where it’s warm all year round, is a comfortable environment for this Pokémon. Sometimes you’ll even see it outside of deserts.

  • Ultra Moon

    Sandile’s still not good at hunting, so it mostly eats things that have collapsed in the desert. It’s called “the cleaner of the desert.”

  • Sword

    The desert gets cold at night, so when the sun sets, this Pokémon burrows deep into the sand and sleeps until sunrise.

  • Shield

    Sandile is small, but its legs and lower body are powerful. Pushing sand aside as it goes, Sandile moves through the desert as if it's swimming.


Stats

Sandile's Stats
HP
50
Attack
72
Defense
35
Sp. Atk
35
Sp. Def
35
Speed
65
Total
292

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
4 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
10 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
13 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
16 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
19 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
22 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
25 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
28 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
31 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
34 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
37 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
40 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
43 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
46 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 1 3 ♥
4 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
10 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
13 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
16 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
19 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3 0 ♥
22 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
28 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
31 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
34 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
37 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
40 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
43 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
46 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
4 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
7 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
10 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
13 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
16 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
19 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
22 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
28 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
31 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
34 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
37 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
40 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
43 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
46 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
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/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
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
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
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.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
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

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Beat Up Sneasel, Houndour, Houndoom, Passimian 100% 10 Dark Physical
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lucario, Lycanroc, Mudbray, Mudsdale 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Double-Edge Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Tauros, Eevee, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Dunsparce, Phanpy, Linoone, Skitty, Numel, Spinda, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Skiddo, Gogoat, Stufful, Bewear, Passimian 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Fire Fang Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Flareon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Donphan, Mightyena, Exploud, Manectric, Hippowdon, Stoutland, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Litleo, Pyroar, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Energy Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Vigoroth, Numel, Camerupt, Stunky, Skuntank, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Patrat, Watchog, Bouffalant, Passimian —% 30 Normal Status
Me First Golduck, Sentret, Furret, Stantler, Absol, Lucario —% 20 Normal Status
Mean Look Umbreon, Patrat, Watchog, Meowstic —% 5 Normal Status
Power Trip Krookodile 20 100% 10 Dark Physical
Pursuit Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Zangoose, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel, Purrloin, Liepard, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bouffalant, Yungoos, Gumshoos 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Rock Climb Scraggy, Scrafty, Rockruff, Lycanroc, Lycanroc 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
Thunder Fang Arbok, Arcanine, Jolteon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndoom, Donphan, Mightyena, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Hippowdon, Stoutland 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
Uproar Vigoroth, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Spinda, Darumaka 90 100% 10 Normal Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Beat Up Sneasel, Houndour, Houndoom 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lucario 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge Rattata, Raticate, Eevee, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Phanpy, Skitty, Numel, Spinda, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Skiddo, Gogoat 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Fire Fang Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Flareon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Donphan, Exploud, Manectric, Hippowdon, Stoutland, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Litleo, Pyroar 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Focus Energy Rattata, Raticate, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Vigoroth, Numel, Camerupt, Stunky, Skuntank, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Bouffalant —% 30 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
Me First Sentret, Furret, Stantler, Absol, Lucario —% 20 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Mean Look Umbreon, Patrat, Watchog, Meowstic —% 5 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Zangoose, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel, Purrloin, Liepard, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bouffalant 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
Rock Climb Scraggy, Scrafty 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Thunder Fang Arbok, Arcanine, Jolteon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndoom, Donphan, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Hippowdon, Stoutland 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Uproar Vigoroth, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Spinda, Darumaka 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Beat Up Sneasel, Houndour, Houndoom 100% 20 Dark Physical
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lucario 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Double-Edge Rattata, Raticate, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Phanpy, Skitty, Numel, Spinda, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Deerling, Sawsbuck 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Fire Fang Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Flareon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Donphan, Exploud, Manectric, Hippowdon, Stoutland, Darumaka, Darmanitan 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Energy Rattata, Raticate, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Vigoroth, Numel, Camerupt, Stunky, Skuntank, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Bouffalant —% 30 Normal Status
Mean Look Umbreon, Patrat, Watchog —% 5 Normal Status
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Zangoose, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel, Purrloin, Liepard, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bouffalant 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Rock Climb Scraggy, Scrafty 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
Thunder Fang Arbok, Arcanine, Jolteon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndoom, Donphan, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Hippowdon, Stoutland 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
Uproar Vigoroth, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Spinda, Darumaka 90 100% 10 Normal Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
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

Anime

Sandile first appeared in A Sandile Gusher of Change, where a group of Sandile were causing trouble at a hot spring resort. However, it later transpired that the Sandile were trying to warn of impending danger and, with the help of Ash and his friends, were able to save the Pokémon in the area. The leader of the gang sports sunglasses, much like Ash's Squirtle, and has since featured in several episodes.

Trivia

  • This Pokémon was revealed along with six other Pokémon in July's issue of CoroCoro on June 11, 2010.
  • No other Pokémon shares the same type combination as Sandile apart from its evolutions.
  • Sandile and its two evolutionary forms are the second Pokémon family based on a crocodile; the first being Totodile and its evolutionary forms.
  • No other Pokémon has same type matchup of Ground/Dark-type except for Sandile and it's evolutionary line.

Origin

Sandile is based on a baby crocodile. Perhaps more specifically, a Nile crocodile or a literal interpretation of the mugger crocodile, an actual species of crocodile.

Etymology

Sandile's name comes from the words "sand" (since it lives in sandy deserts and is colored like it) and the last four letters in "crocodile".

Sandile's Japanese name may be a combination of 目 me (eye), 黑 guro (black), and 子 ko (child), due to it being black-eyed.

Gallery

See also

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