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Sandshrew

Artwork

Ken Sugimori's Official Artwork

Names

  • English: Sandshrew
  • Japanese: サンド (Sand)
  • German: Sandan
  • French: Sabelette

Number(s)

  • National: 27
  • Hoenn: 112
  • JohtoGS: 48
  • JohtoHGSS: 48

Gender

♂ 50% - ♀ 50%

Egg Group(s)

Ground

Size

  • Height: 0.6 m / 2’00”
  • Weight: 12.0 kg / 26.5 lbs.

Damage Taken

  • Immune: Electric
  • ×½: Poison, Rock
  • ×2: Water, Grass, Ice

Ability effects are not included.

Base Stats

StatRankE.P.
Sum300
HP
50
580
Attack
75
370
Defense
85
281
Sp.Atk
20
730
Sp.Def
30
690
Speed
40
550

Pokéthlon Stats

SpeedPowerTechniqueStaminaJump
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Ability

Sand Veil
Game's description
Boosts the Pokémon’s evasion in a sandstorm.
Battle effect
Raises the Pokémon’s evasion during a sandstorm by one level.
Map effect
If the Pokémon is in the lead spot, chance of encountering a wild Pokémon during a sandstorm decreases to 50%.

Wild Item

Diamond/Pearl
Quick Claw (5%)

Pal Park

  • Area: Mountain
  • Points: 50
  • Encounter rate: 30

Miscellaneous

  • Species: Mouse Pokémon
  • Steps to hatch: 5,120
  • Color: Yellow
  • Catch Rate: 255
  • Base Tameness: 70
  • Growth Group: Medium Fast
    1,000,000 exp. points to Lv100

Location

Diamond
Wayward Cave (LG Inserted into DS) [Uncommon]
Pearl
Wayward Cave (LG Inserted into DS) [Uncommon]

Pokédex Flavour (description)

Red/Blue
Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
Yellow
Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
Gold
If it fell from a great height, this POKéMON could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
Silver
Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Crystal
It prefers dry, sandy places because it uses the sand to protect itself when threatened.
Ruby
SANDSHREW's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This POKéMON curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
Sapphire
SANDSHREW has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The POKéMON can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.
Emerald
When it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce off harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough and solid as a result of living in the desert.
Fire Red
It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
Leaf Green
Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for prey.
Diamond
To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
Pearl
To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.

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