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.

Contents

[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

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
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.
II 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.
III 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.
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.
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.
IV 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.
V 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.
VI 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
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

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


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
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
Speed
65
121 135 229 251

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

[edit] Black/White

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

[edit] Black 2/White 2

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

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

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

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

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

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

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 22
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Sandslash


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Rock.gif
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