#028 Sandslash
General Location Attacks Stats Egg Moves 5th Gen Dex 3rd Gen Dex Spin Off Dex DP Entry
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D/P/Pt HGSS
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Name Jp. Name No. Gender Ratio Type
Sandslash Sandpan
サンドパン
National: #028
Johto: #049
Male :50%
Female :50%
Ability: Sand Veil
Sand Veil: Raises the Pokémon’s evasion during a sandstorm by one level.
Classification Height Weight Capture Rate Base Egg Steps
Mouse Pokémon 3'03" 65.0lbs 90 5,120
Experience Growth Base Happiness Effort Values Earned Colour Safari Zone Flee Rate
1,000,000 Points
Medium Fast
70 2 Defense Point(s)
Yellow 60
Damage Taken
*1 *1 *2 *0 *2 *2 *1 *0.5 *1 *1 *1 *1 *0.5 *1 *1 *1 *1
Wild Hold Item Egg Groups

Quick Claw
- 5%
Ground
Evolutionary Chain
Flavour Text
Diamond It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
Pearl
Platinum
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 spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.

Location (In-Depth Details)
Game Location
Ruby Evolve Sandshrew
Sapphire Evolve Sandshrew
Emerald Evolve Sandshrew
FireRed Must Trade from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/LeafGreen/XD
LeafGreen Route 23 & Victory Road
Colosseum Trade from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/LeafGreen/XD
XD Evolve Sandshrew
Diamond Route 228 LG Inserted into DS Details
Pearl Route 228 LG Inserted into DS Details
Platinum Route 228 (LeafGreen Inserted) Details
HeartGold Route 26, Route 27, Mt. Moon
Safari Zone
Details
SoulSilver Safari Zone Details
Trainer Locations  Details

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver Level Up
LevelAttack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %
Scratch4010035--
Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe to inflict damage.
Defense Curl----40--
The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its Defense stat.
Sand-attack--10015--
Sand is hurled in the foe's face, reducing its accuracy.
3Defense Curl----40--
The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its Defense stat.
7Sand-attack--10015--
Sand is hurled in the foe's face, reducing its accuracy.
9Poison Sting151003530
The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort. It may also poison the target.
13Rapid Spin2010040--
A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
15Swift60--20--
Star-shaped rays are shot at the foe. This attack never misses.
19Fury Swipes188015--
The foe is raked with sharp claws or scythes for two to five times in quick succession.
21Rollout309020--
The user continually rolls into the foe over five turns. It becomes stronger each time it hits.
22Crush Claw75951050
The user slashes the foe with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target's Defense.
28Fury Cutter109520--
The foe is slashed with scythes or claws. Its power increases if it hits in succession.
33Sand Tomb157015--
The user traps the foe inside a harshly raging sandstorm for two to five turns.
40Slash7010020--
The foe is attacked with a slash of claws, etc. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
45Gyro Ball??1005--
The user tackles the foe with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.
52Sandstorm----10--
A five-turn sand- storm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel.

TM & HM Attacks
TM/HM #Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100 20 --
The user focuses its mind before launching a punch. It will fail if the user is hit before it is used.
TM06 Toxic -- 85 10 --
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
TM10 Hidden Power ?? 100 15 --
A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.
TM11 Sunny Day -- -- 5 --
The user intensifies the sun for five turns, powering up Fire-type moves.
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90 5 --
The foe is attacked with a powerful beam. The user must rest on the next turn to regain its energy.
TM17 Protect -- -- 10 --
It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
TM21 Frustration ?? 100 20 --
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75 15 30
The foe is slammed with a steel-hard tail. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
TM26 Earthquake 100 100 10 --
The user sets off an earthquake that hits all the Pokémon in the battle.
TM27 Return ?? 100 20 --
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.
TM28 Dig 80 100 10 --
The user burrows, then attacks on the second turn. It can also be used to exit dungeons.
TM31 Brick Break 75 100 15 --
The user attacks with tough fists, etc. It can also break any barrier such as Light Screen and Reflect.
TM32 Double Team -- -- 15 --
By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
TM37 Sandstorm -- -- 10 --
A five-turn sand- storm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel.
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80 10 100
Boulders are hurled at the foe. It also lowers the foe's Speed by preventing its movement.
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 -- 20 --
The user confounds the foe with speed, then slashes. The attack lands without fail.
TM42 Facade 70 100 20 --
An attack move that doubles its power if the user is poisoned, paralyzed, or has a burn.
TM43 Secret Power 70 100 20 30
The user attacks with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user's environment.
TM44 Rest -- -- 10 --
The user goes to sleep for two turns. It fully restores the user's HP and heals any status problem.
TM45 Attract -- 100 15 --
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
TM46 Thief 40 100 10 --
The user attacks and steals the foe's held item simultaneously. It can't steal if the user holds an item.
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70 5 10
The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def.
TM56 Fling ?? 100 10 --
The user flings its held item at the foe to attack. Its power and effects depend on the item.
TM58 Endure -- -- 10 --
The user endures any attack with at least 1 HP. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100 15 --
The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90 5 --
The user charges at the foe using every bit of its power. The user must rest on the next turn.
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80 5 --
The user stabs the foe with a sharpened stone. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
TM74 Gyro Ball ?? 100 5 --
The user tackles the foe with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.
TM75 Swords Dance -- -- 30 --
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user's Attack stat.
TM76 Stealth Rock -- -- 20 --
The user lays a trap of levitating stones around the foe. The trap hurts foes that switch into battle.
TM78 Captivate -- 100 20 --
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe is charmed into sharply lowering its Sp. Atk stat.
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90 10 30
Large boulders are hurled at the foe to inflict damage. It may also make the target flinch.
TM81 X-scissor 80 100 15 --
The user slashes at the foe by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors.
TM82 Sleep Talk -- -- 10 --
While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.
TM83 Natural Gift ?? 100 15 --
The user draws power to attack by using its held Berry. The Berry determines its type and power.
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100 20 30
The foe is stabbed with a tentacle or arm steeped in poison. It may also poison the foe.
TM87 Swagger -- 90 15 --
The user enrages the foe into confusion. However, it also sharply raises the foe's Attack stat.
TM90 Substitute -- -- 10 --
The user makes a copy of itself using some of its HP. The copy serves as the user's decoy.
HM01 Cut 50 95 30 --
The foe is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
HM04 Strength 80 100 15 --
The foe is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. It can also be used to move boulders.
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100 15 50
The user hits with a punch that may lower the target's Defense. It can also smash cracked boulders.
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85 20 20
A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused. It can also be used to scale rocky walls.
Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver Move Tutor Attacks
Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %
Fury Cutter 10 95 20 --
The foe is slashed with scythes or claws. Its power increases if it hits in succession.
Knock Off 20 100 20 --
The user slaps down the foe's held item, preventing the item from being used during the battle.
Snore 40 100 15 30
An attack that can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the foe flinch.
Swift 60 -- 20 --
Star-shaped rays are shot at the foe. This attack never misses.
Earth Power 90 100 10 10
The user makes the ground under the foe erupt with power. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def.
Mud-slap 20 100 10 100
The user hurls mud in the foe's face to inflict damage and lower its accuracy.
Rollout 30 90 20 --
The user continually rolls into the foe over five turns. It becomes stronger each time it hits.

HeartGold/SoulSilver Move Tutor Attacks
Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %
Super Fang ?? 90 10 --
The user chomps hard on the foe with its sharp front fangs. It cuts the target's HP to half.
Headbutt 70 100 15 30
The user attacks with its head. It may make the foe flinch. To find Pokémon, hit trees.

Egg Moves (Details)
Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %  
Flail??10015--Details
The user flails about aimlessly to attack. It becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
Safeguard----25--Details
The user creates a protective field that prevents status problems for five turns.
Counter??10020--Details
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
Rapid Spin2010040--Details
A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
Rock Slide75901030Details
Large boulders are hurled at the foe to inflict damage. It may also make the target flinch.
Metal Claw50953510Details
The foe is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack stat.
Swords Dance----30--Details
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user's Attack stat.
Crush Claw75951050Details
The user slashes the foe with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target's Defense.
Night Slash7010015--Details
The user slashes the foe the instant an opportunity arises. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Mud Shot - HGSS Only559515100Details
The user attacks by hurling a blob of mud at the foe. It also reduces the target's Speed.

Base/Max Pokéathlon Stats
SpeedPowerSkillStaminaJump

Stats
  HP Attack Defense Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
Base Stats 75 100 110 45 55 65
Max Stats
Hindering Nature
Lv. 50 135 - 182 94 - 136 103 - 145 45 - 87 54 - 96 63 - 105
Lv. 100 260 - 354 184 - 269 202 - 287 85 - 170 103 - 188 121 - 206
Max Stats
Neutral Nature
Lv. 50 135 - 182 105 - 152 115 - 162 50 - 97 60 - 107 70 - 117
Lv. 100 260 - 354 205 - 299 225 - 319 95 - 189 115 - 209 135 - 229
Max Stats
Beneficial Nature
Lv. 50 135 - 182 115 - 167 126 - 178 55 - 106 66 - 117 77 - 128
Lv. 100 260 - 354 225 - 328 247 - 350 104 - 207 126 - 229 148 - 251

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