Sandstorm

Sandstorm
Type
Class
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Power
Accuracy
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PP
Priority
10
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Sandstorm is a Rock-Type move introduced in Generation II. This is one of four moves that are used to initiate weather, in this case a raging sandstorm.

Upon use of Sandstorm, the weather on the battlefield changes to sandstorm for five turns (eight turns if the user is holding a Smooth Rock). Sandstorm has many different effects on the battlefield and the Pokémon in it.

Sandstorm causes all Pokémon that are not Ground, Rock or Steel type, or do not have the Overcoat, Sand Veil or Sand Rush Abilities, to lose 6.25% of their HP each turn.

Solarbeam has its Base Power reduced by 50%; Thunder and Hurricane have its accuracy reduced to 50%; Moonlight, Morning Sun and Synthesis all restore 25% of the user's HP; Weather Ball has its Base Power doubled and becomes a Rock-Type move.

All Rock-Type Pokémon have their Special Defense increased by 50%.

Pokémon with the Sand Veil ability have their Evasion increased by 20%. In-game, if the Pokémon with Sand Veil is in the first slot of your party the chances of finding a wild Pokémon decrease by 50%.

Sandstorm can also be activated if a Pokémon with Sand Stream is sent into the battlefield. In this case, from Generation III to Generation V the sandstorm lasts until another weather condition is activated. Starting in Generation VI a Sandstorm initiated by Sand Stream will only last for a maximum of five turns.

Pokémon that Learn this Move via Level-Up

Level Pokémon
42 Sandshrew
42 Sandslash
52 Onix
52 Steelix
5 Larvitar
1
5
Pupitar
1
5
Tyranitar
36 Nosepass
44 Trapinch
44 Vibrava
44 Flygon
53 Cacnea
53 Cacturne
41 Baltoy
47 Claydol
13 Gible
13 Gabite
1
13
Garchomp
36 Probopass
33 Roggenrola
42 Boldore
42 Gigalith
40 Drilbur
49 Excadrill
40 Sandile
44 Krokorok
48 Krookodile
61 Landorus
35 Zygarde

Pokémon that Learn this Move via TM37

Pokémon that Learn this Move via Sketch

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Last edited by Lesley Pro_04 on 18 February 2014 at 22:19
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