Basculin < Sandile > Krokorok

Species Type
Desert Croc Pokémon Ground.pngDark.png
Number Ability
#551 Intimidate/Moxie
Anger Point
Height Weight
2'4" (0.7m) 33.5 lbs (15.2kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Krokorok
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 180
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 Attack Point

Sandile (メグロコ) is the 57th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Ground/Dark Type, and it is known as the Desert Croc Pokémon.

Sandile's Abilities are Intimidate, which lowers the opponent's Attack stat by one stage upon this Pokémon's entry into battle, an effect that works on both opponents in a Double Battle except on Pokémon with the Clear Body, Hyper Cutter or White Smoke abilities; and Moxie, which increases the Attack stat by one stage when the Pokémon KO's another Pokémon. Sandile's Hidden Ability is the Anger Point Ability, which increases the Attack stat to its maximum level upon taking a Critical Hit.

Sandile have the potential of evolving twice. Its first opportunity comes at Level 29, which is when it can evolve into Krokorok. At Level 40, it can evolve a second time into Krookodile.

Sandile is in the Field Egg Group, and it will take approximately 5,120 steps for its Egg to hatch. It takes Sandile 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Sandile takes the form of a small brown crocodile with black stripes.

[edit] Gender Differences

Sandile doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to help differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Sandile can be found at Route 4, Desert Resort, and Relic Castle in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Sandile can be found at Route 4, Desert Resort and Relic Cave.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Sandile appears at Sea Song Beach in the Cove Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. It can be befriended by defeating Krokorok, after which you'll be able to call Sandile into battle.

Sandile appears within the Earth Nation, Pointy Rock Nation, and Shadow Nation in Pokémon Conquest.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Sandile appear in five sets and Japanese promotional set Journey Friends, a McDonalds Promo, the Everyone's Exciting Battle gift set, and the Black/White Promo set. Sandile is listed as a Common Card in the Black&White, Emerging Powers, Dark Explorers, Plasma Freeze and XY sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Sandile has already had a few appearances in the Best Wishes Anime. Its first was in the episode A Sandile Gusher of Change, in which a group of Sandile were trapped by a flash-flood of boiling hot water, but were able to help rescue some Wild Pokémon with Ash's assistance. One of these Sandile would begin to follow Ash and company, appearing in a few other episodes until evolving into Krokorok prior to appearing in the episode Battling the Bully!.

[edit] Movies

Sandile has yet to make an appearance in the Movies.

[edit] Manga

Sandile's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Sandile is listed in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it hasn't evolved yet.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White 40% Route 4
Desert Resort: Entrance
Desert Resort: Desert
Black/White 50% Relic Castle: 1F & B1
Black2/White2 30% Desert Resort: Entrance
Desert Resort: Entrance
Relic Castle: Maze
Black2/White2 35% Route 4
Black2/White2 40% Relic Castle: 1F & B1

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red
Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Yellow

II Pokémon Gold
II Pokémon Silver
II Pokémon Crystal

III Pokémon Ruby
III Pokémon Sapphire
III Pokémon Emerald
III Pokémon FireRed
III Pokémon LeafGreen

IV Pokémon Diamond
IV Pokémon Pearl
IV Pokémon Platinum
IV Pokémon HeartGold
IV Pokémon SoulSilver

V Pokémon Black They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.
V Pokémon White It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.
V Pokémon Black 2 They live hidden under hot desert sands in order to keep their body temperature from dropping.
V Pokémon White 2 They live hidden under hot desert sands in order to keep their body temperature from dropping.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 210 304 -
134 149 243 267
67 75 169 185
Sp. Atk
67 75 169 185
Sp. Def
67 75 169 185
121 135 229 251

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Leer Normal.png N/A 100 Status
Start Rage Normal.png 20 100 Physical
4 Bite Dark.png 60 100 Physical
7 Sand-Attack Ground.png N/A 100 Status
10 Torment Dark.png N/A 100 Status
13 Sand Tomb Ground.png 35 85 Physical
16 Assurance Dark.png 50 100 Physical
19 Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100 Special
22 Embargo Dark.png N/A 100 Status
25 Swagger Normal.png N/A 90 Status
28 Crunch Dark.png 80 100 Physical
31 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
34 Scary Face Normal.png N/A 100 Status
37 Foul Play Dark.png 95 100 Physical
40 Sandstorm Rock.png N/A N/A Status
43 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
46 Thrash Normal.png 120 100 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM12 Taunt Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.png 90 100 Special
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM41 Torment Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM46 Thief Dark.png 40 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM63 Embargo Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM66 Payback Dark.png 50 100 Physical
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM95 Snarl Dark.png 55 95 Special
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Rock Climb Normal.png 90 85% Physical
Pursuit Dark.png 40 100% Physical
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special
Fire Fang Fire.png 65 95% Physical
Thunder Fang Electric.png 65 95% Physical
Beat Up Dark.png  ?? 100% Physical
Focus Energy Normal.png -- --% Status
Counter Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Mean Look Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Aqua Tail Water.png 90 90% Physical
Dark Pulse Dark.png 80 100% Special
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Foul Play Dark.png 95 100% Physical
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snatch Dark.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Spite Ghost.png -- 100% Status
Stealth Rock Normal.png -- --% Status
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Sandile Krokorok Krookodile
Level 29 -- Level 40

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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