Sandslash (Japanese: サンドパン Sandopan) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I, and an Ice/Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII which is exclusive to Pokémon Moon.

Biology

Physiology

Sandslash is a tall, yellow, mammalian porcupine-like creature with brown spikes/quills on its back. It has two very long claws on each "hand" used for digging and battling. Sandslash can curl up to a small size just like its pre-evolved form Sandshrew, but it is of a much larger stature, which enhances its defense.

Alolan Sandslash keeps the traits of its Alolan pre-evolution. It is a tall, ice blue mammalian porcupine-like creature with steel-hard, ice blue crystals on its back. It has two very long claws on each "hand" used for digging paths in the snow. The weight of the ice makes it slower than regular Sandslash.

Evolution

Sandslash evolves from Sandshrew at level 22, and Alolan Sandslash evolves from Alolan Sandshrew when an Ice Stone is used on it.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Trade(Red)
Route 23, Cerulean Cave(Blue)
None (Red) Uncommon (Blue)
Yellow Cerulean Cave Uncommon
Gold and Silver Route 26, 27, Mt. Travail (Gold only) Uncommon (Gold) None (Silver)
Crystal Route 26, Victory Road Uncommon
Ruby and Sapphire Evolve Sandshrew None
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade(FireRed)
Route 23, Victory Road(LeafGreen)
None (FireRed) Uncommon (LeafGreen)
Emerald Evolve Sandshrew None
Diamond and Pearl Route 228 Dongle(LeafGreen)
Platinum Route 228 Dongle(LeafGreen)
HeartGold and SoulSilver Route 26, 27, Mt. Travail (HeartGold only) Uncommon
Black and White Relic Castle Uncommon
X and Y Route 18, Terminus Cave Common
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Evolve Sandshrew None
Sun and Moon Evolve Sandshrew (Moon only) None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Evolve Sandshrew (Ultra Moon only) None
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Evolve Sandshrew (Kantonian Form & Alolan Form) None
Sword and Shield Kantonian Form: Forest of Focus, Potbottom Desert
Kantonain Form Max Raid Battles: Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern, Potbottom Desert, Stepping-Stone Sea
Alolan Form: Evolve Alolan Sandshrew
Multiple
One


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Sandshrew
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 3, 20, Forever Level 52, Mr. Fuji (Adventures)
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Sandshrew
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Quicksand Cave (1-10BF), Quicksand Pit (1-10BF), Shimmer Desert (1-9F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Daybreak Ruins, Forest Temple, Light Temple


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.

  • Yellow

    It is skilled at slashing enemies with its claws. If broken, they start to grow back in a day.

  • 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 spike 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Diamond

    It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.

  • Pearl

    It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.

  • Platinum

    It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.

  • 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.

  • Black

    It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.

  • White

    It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.

  • Black 2

    The spikes on its body are make up of its hardened hide. It rolls up and attacks foes with its spikes.

  • White 2

    The spikes on its body are make up of its hardened hide. It rolls up and attacks foes with its spikes.

  • 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'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.

  • Sun

    Kantonian Form: 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.
    Alolan Form: Fleeing a volcanic eruption, it settled on a snowy mountain. As it races through the snowfields, it sends up a spray of snow.

  • Moon

    Kantonian Form: It uses its claws to climb trees and then curls its body into a spiny ball, ready to drop onto any prey that appears.
    Alolan Form: This Pokémon's steel spikes are sheathed in ice. Stabs from these spikes cause deep wounds and severe frostbite as well.

  • Ultra Sun

    Kantonian Form: Its claws and horns often break off. The broken claws and horns can be used to carve plows for tilling farm fields.
    Alolan Form: It runs across snow-covered plains at high speeds. It developed thick, sharp claws to plow through the snow.

  • Ultra Moon

    Kantonian Form: 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.
    Alolan Form: 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

    Kantonian Form: It is skilled at slashing enemies with its claws. If broken, they start to grow back in a day.
    Alolan Form: 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

    Kantonian Form: It is skilled at slashing enemies with its claws. If broken, they start to grow back in a day.
    Alolan Form: This is Sandslash's form after adaptation to a frigid environment. The cold air emitted by its body sharpens its icy spikes.

  • Sword

    Kantonian Form: 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 Form: Many people climb snowy mountains, hoping to see the icy spikes of these Pokémon glistening in the light of dawn.


Stats

Kantonian Form

Sandslash's Stats
HP
75
Attack
100
Defense
110
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
55
Speed
65
Total
450

Alolan form

Sandslash's Stats
HP
75
Attack
100
Defense
120
Sp. Atk
25
Sp. Def
65
Speed
65
Total
450

Learnset

Leveling

Kantonian Form

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Crush Claw 75 95% 10 Normal Physical
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status
Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
3 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
5 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
7 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
9 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
11 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
14 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical
17 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
20 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
24 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
28 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
38 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
43 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
48 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
53 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
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LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Defense Curl —% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
3 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
5 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison Physical Smart 2 3 ♥
7 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
9 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
11ORAS • 14XY Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
14ORAS • 17XY Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
17ORAS • 11XY Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2 0 ♥
20 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
23 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical Smart 3 0 ♥
26 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
30 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
34 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
38 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beauty 1 0 ♥
42 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
46 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
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LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
3 Defense Curl —% 15 Normal Status
7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
9 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison Physical
13 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
15 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
19 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
21 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
22 Crush Claw 75 95% 10 Normal Physical
28 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
33 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
40 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
45 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
52 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Physical
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LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
3 Defense Curl —% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
9 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison Physical Smart 2
13 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 2
15 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
19 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 2
21 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
22 Crush Claw 75 95% 10 Normal Physical Cool 3
28 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
33 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical Smart 0
40 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
45 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Beauty 2
52 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2
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LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
6 Defense Curl —% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
11 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
17 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison Smart 2 3 ♥
24 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
33 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
42 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
52 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Smart 3 0 ♥
62 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
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LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
Defense Curl —% 15 Normal
Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground
Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison
24 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
33 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
42 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal
52 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
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LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
Defense Curl —% 15 Normal
Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
27 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison
36 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
47 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal
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Alolan form
LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Icicle Spear 25 100% 30 Ice Physical
1 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical
1 Icicle Crash 25 100% 30 Ice Physical
1 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
1 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status
1 Ice Ball 30 90% 20 Ice Physical
1 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
Learning upon evolving Icicle Spear 25 100% 30 Ice Physical
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TM/HM

Kantonian Form

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
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
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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 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 2 ♥
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 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 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 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 100 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94XY Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06ORAS Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 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
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 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
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Hidden Power 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 15 Fighting Special Cool 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 75 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Beauty 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 20 Bug Physical Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
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TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 85% 10 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 15 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Smart 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 3 ♥
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TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Dynamic Punch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Normal
TM49 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
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TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Fissure —% 10 Ground
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM48 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Alolan form
TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Leech Life 80 100% 10 Bug Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM70 Aurora Veil —% 20 Ice Status
TM75 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM79 Frost Breath 60 90% 10 Ice Special
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
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Egg Moves

To see the Egg Moves that Sandslash can learn, refer to Sandshrew.


Tutoring

Kantonian Form

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 25 Dark Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Super Fang USUM 90% 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Super Fang ORAS 90% 10 Normal Physical Tough 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
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Super Fang B2W2 90% 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 30 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Rollout HGSSPt 30 100% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Super Fang HGSS 90% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
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 III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam  85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 2 ♥
Double-Edge  120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Dynamic Punch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Mimic  —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Rollout E 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
Seismic Toss  100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute  —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 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.

Alolan form
Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 25 Dark Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Super Fang USUM 90% 10 Normal Physical
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark 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.

Sprites


Appearances

Anime

In the episode Good 'Quil Hunting, a Trainer called Koji told Ash about a place that was good for catching some Cyndaquil. After Ash captured a Cyndaquil, the trainer challenged Ash to a 1-on-1 battle to see who would have the Cyndaquil. Koji used a Sandslash against Cyndaquil and he lost.

Trivia

  • Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Raichu, Sandshrew and Sandslash are all known as the Mouse Pokémon.
  • Even though it's said that Sandslash is a mouse Pokémon, it looks more like a Pangolin.
  • Alolan Sandslash, along with Alolan Sandshrew are the only Ice/steel type Pokémon.
  • Sandshrew's original beta name was Sandstorm.
  • No other Pokémon has same type matchup of  Ice/Steel-type as Alolan Sandslash and its pre-evolution Alolan Sandshrew.

Origin

  • Sandslash resembles pangolins with porcupine, hedgehog, and shrew traits. As Alolan Sandslash is a bipedal blue hedgehog-like creature that can roll into a ball, it may be somewhat based on Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog.

Etymology

  • English: Sandslash's name comes from "sand" and "slash".
  • Japanese: "Sandopan" comes from "sand" and "pangolin".
  • Spanish: Same as English name.
  • German: "Sandamer" roughly translates into "sand".

Gallery

Kantonian Form

Alolan Form

See also

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