Sandslash

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Sandslash
サンドパン
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Sandshrew < Sandslash > Nidoran (F)

Species Type
Mouse Pokémon Ground.png
Number Ability
#28 Sand Veil
Sand Rush
Height Weight
3'3" (1m) 65 lbs. (29.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Sandshrew None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 90
Tier EV Yield
RU/OU 2 Defense Points

Sandslash (サンドパン) is the 28th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Ground-Type, and is known as the Mouse Pokémon.

Sandslash uses the Sand Veil Ability, an Ability that increases its Evasion by one stage during a Sandstorm. A second Ability is available to Sandslash from the Dream World, the Sand Rush Ability. This Ability doubles its Speed during a Sandstorm.

Sandshrew can evolve into Sandslash at Level 22.

Sandslash is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Sandslash One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

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[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Sandslash is a Pokémon that is based off a hedgehog with sharp claws. It has sharp brown spikes on its back and it can curl into a ball for protection and to attack. Sandslash has four limbs and usually stands on its hind legs. Its two feet have sharp claws and its hands have large sharp claws. It has a thin snout and large eyes. Its underbelly is white and the rest of its fur is a yellowish colour.

[edit] Gender Differences

Sandslash doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Trading for one is the only way to get a Sandslash in Pokémon Red, while Sandslash can be found at Route 23 and Cerulean Cave in Pokémon Blue, and Cerulean Cave in Pokémon Yellow.

Sandslash can be found at Routes 26 & 27 and Mt. Moon in Gold, and Route 26 & Victory Road in Crystal.

Sandslash can be found at Route 23 and Victory Road in Leaf Green. With Leaf Green inserted into the Game Boy Advance Slot of a Nintendo DS or DS Lite, Sandslash can be found at Route 228. Sandslash reprises its original appearance in Heart Gold, appearing at Routes 26 & 27 and Mt. Moon. Sandslash also makes an appearance at the Safari Zone's Desert Area in Heart Gold and Soul Silver.

The only way to obtain a Sandslash in Silver, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald is to evolve a Sandshrew.

Sandslash can be found at Relic Castle in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Sandslash can be found at Relic Castle and Route 15.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

A Sandslash can be obtained in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness by capturing a Wild Sandshrew and evolving it.

Sandslash can be found at Endless Levels 3 & 20, Forever Level 52 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain a Sandslash in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Sandshrew. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Sandslash can be found at Quicksand Cave B1-B10 & DPB1-B10 and Shimmer Desert 1F-9F, the latter of which is known as Shimmering Desert in Explorers of Sky but the floor range is the same. Sandslash is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Mountain B6 and Legendary Wetland on the following floors: 26 & 27, 31-33, 38 & 41-45.

Sandslash can be found in Hippowdon Temple in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Sandslash can be found in the Daybreak Ruins at the Monument and in the Submarine before it crashes in the Present, and in the Forest Temple mission "Where Are You, Sunkern?" by completing the Mission with an S Rank.

Sandslash can be found at Desolated Ruins Desert 3-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Sandslash is listed in 11 sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Skyridge and Boundaries Crossed sets; as an Uncommon Card in the Fossil, Gym Challenge and Mysterious Treasures sets; and as a Rare Card in the Gym Heroes, EX Sandstorm, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Delta Species (Delta Species card), Supreme Victors and Heart Gold/Soul Silver sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

A Wild Sandslash had gotten caught in an Onix in the episode To Master the Onixpected, an Onix that would be captured by Bruno after he had helped solve the Rock Snake Pokémon's problem.

A trainer named Koji would try to capture a Cyndaquil by using some...unsavory tactics in Good 'Quil Hunting, but Ash would prevail and catch a Cyndaquil.

[edit] Movies

A trainer named Corey would have his Sandslash cloned by Mewtwo in Mewtwo Strikes Back, which would make a subsequent appearance in Mewtwo Returns. Wild Sandslash make appearances in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest, Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Arceus and the Jewel of Life, along with the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

[edit] Manga

Team Magma Grunts would use a Sandslash during their attack on Rusturf Tunnel in Chapter 219. Wild Sandslash make appearances in Chapters 43 & 145.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Sandslash finds itself in the Rarely-Utilized and Over-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Even though often ridiculed when brought up competitively, Sandslash can set up Stealth Rock and get rid of the opponents' entry hazards with Rapid Spin. Sandslash can become an offensive threat with its Hidden Ability Sand Rush, which is great when paired with Hippowdon or Tyranitar in the Over-Utilized environment--due to Excadrill getting banished to the Uber Tier competition for a sweeper on a Sand team won't be a problem.

What is a problem for Sandslash, however, is lackluster Special Defense, which opponents can take advantage of.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red None Trade
Blue Few Route 23
Cerulean Cave
Yellow Few Cerulean Cave
Gold Few Route 26
Route 27
Mt. Moon
Silver None Evolve Sandshrew
Crystal Few Route 26
Victory Road
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Sandshrew
Fire Red None Trade
Leaf Green Uncommon Route 23
Victory Road
XD: Gale of Darkness None Evolve Sandshrew
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 8% Route 228 (Leaf Green inserted into DS)
Heart Gold/Soul Silver Unknown% Safari Zone: Desert
Heart Gold 5% Route 27
Mt. Moon: 1F & 2F
Heart Gold 30% Route 26
Black/White 30% Relic Castle: B6 & Maze
Black 2/White 2 20% Relic Castle: Maze
Black 2/White 2 30% Route 15 (Regular and Double Grass)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
Pokémon Blue Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
Pokémon Yellow It is skilled at slashing enemies with its claws. If broken, they start to grow back in a day.



II Pokémon Gold In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
II Pokémon Silver If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spike and claws. They grow back in a day.
II Pokémon Crystal Adept at climbing trees, it rolls into a spiny ball, then attacks its enemies from above.



III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon FireRed It is adept at attacking with the spines on its back and its sharp claws while quickly scurrying about.
III Pokémon LeafGreen Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.



IV Pokémon Diamond It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
IV Pokémon Pearl It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
IV Pokémon Platinum It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
IV Pokémon HeartGold In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spike and claws. They grow back in a day.



V Pokémon Black It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
V Pokémon White It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
V Pokémon Black 2 The spikes on its body are make up of its hardened hide. It rolls up and attacks foes with its spikes.
V Pokémon White 2 The spikes on its body are make up of its hardened hide. It rolls up and attacks foes with its spikes.



VI Pokémon X If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.
VI Pokémon Y Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
Speed Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump Full.pngFull.png


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
75
- 260 354 -
Atk
100
184 205 299 328
Def
110
202 225 319 350
Sp. Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Def
55
103 115 209 229
Spd
65
121 135 229 251

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

[edit] Black/White

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Scratch Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start
3
Defense Curl Normal.png N/A N/A Status
Start
7
Sand-Attack Ground.png N/A 100 Status
9 Poison Sting Poison.png 15 100 Physical
13 Rapid Spin Normal.png 20 100 Physical
15 Swift Normal.png 60 N/A Special
19 Fury Swipes Normal.png 18 80 Physical
21 Rollout Rock.png 30 90 Physical
22 Crush Claw Normal.png 75 95 Physical
28 Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 95 Physical
33 Sand Tomb Ground.png 35 85 Physical
40 Slash Normal.png 70 100 Physical
45 Gyro Ball Steel.png ?? 100 Special
52 Sandstorm Rock.png N/A N/A Status

[edit] Black 2/White 2

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Scratch Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start Defense Curl Normal.png N/A N/A Status
Start
3
Sand-Attack Ground.png N/A 100 Status
Start
5
Poison Sting Poison.png 15 100 Physical
7 Rollout Rock.png 30 90 Physical
9 Rapid Spin Normal.png 20 100 Physical
11 Swift Normal.png 60 N/A Special
14 Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 95 Physical
17 Magnitude Ground.png ?? 100 Physical
20 Fury Swipes Normal.png 18 80 Physical
22 Crush Claw Normal.png 75 95 Physical
23 Sand Tomb Ground.png 35 85 Physical
26 Slash Normal.png 70 100 Physical
30 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
34 Gyro Ball Steel.png ?? 100 Special
38 Swords Dance Normal.png N/A N/A Status
42 Sandstorm Rock.png N/A N/A Status
46 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM20 Safeguard 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
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
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
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.png 120 70 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.png 80 100 Physical
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.png 80 100 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Flail Normal.png  ?? 100% Physical
Counter Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Rapid Spin Normal.png 20 100% Physical
Metal Claw Steel.png 50 95% Physical
Crush Claw Normal.png 75 95% Physical
Night Slash Dark.png 70 100% Physical
Mud Shot Ground.png 55 95% Special
Endure Normal.png -- --% Status
Chip Away Normal.png 70 100% Physical
Rock Climb Normal.png 90 85% Physical


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

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Covet Normal.png 60 100% Physical
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Knock Off Dark.png 20 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status
Super Fang Normal.png  ?? 90% Physical

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.png 100 50% Physical

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Seismic Toss Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Sandshrew Sandslash
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Level 22

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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