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Sandstorm
Sandstorm VII.png
すなあらし
Sandstorm
Generation: II
Battle Data
Type: Type Rock.gif
Category Status
Power: N/A
Accuracy: N/A%
PP: 10, max: 16
Affects: All Pokémon
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Tough
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Tough
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Tough
Appeal:
Jam:
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Sandstorm is a weather-affecting Rock-type move introduced in Generation II.

Description

Games Description
GSC Inflicts damage every turn.
RSE Causes a sandstorm that rages for several turns.
Causes a sandstorm that hits the foe over several turns.
FRLG A 5-turn sandstorm that damages all types except Rock, Ground and Steel.
DPPtHGSS A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel.
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
SMUSUM A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.
SWSH A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.

Effects in Battle

  • Damages all Pokémon except Rock-, Ground- and Steel-type Pokémon
  • Will increase the Sp. Def. of Rock-type Pokémon by x1.5
  • Solar Beam's power is reduced by half
  • Synthesis, Morning Sun, and Moonlight will recover 1/4 of the total HP, instead of 1/2
  • Weather Ball changes to Rock-type and doubles in power.
  • Castform's Forecast however doesn't change Castform's type, so it will still be damaged by Sandstorm.
  • The Smooth Rock increases the duration of the sandstorm.
  • Pokémon with the Sand Veil ability will not be affected, even if they aren't a Rock, Ground or Steel type Pokémon (for example, Cacnea is a Grass-type and has the Sand Veil ability, so it doesn't get damaged), and will also have a 20% increase in evasion.
  • Pokémon with the Sand Stream ability will create a semi-permanent sandstorm upon switching in

Abilities

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
II III IV V VI VII VIII
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
II III IV V VI VII VIII
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation III

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