#027 Sandshrew
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Pokémon Game Picture National No. Hoenn No. English name Japanese Name
Ruby/Sapphire
027 112 Sandshrew サンド
Sand
FireRed/LeafGreen
Ability: Sand Veil
Increases Evasion in Sandstorm
Emerald
Gender Ratio
Male: 50 % Female: 50 %
Classification Type 1 Type 2 Height Weight
Mouse Pokémon
2'00" 26.0 lbs
Evolution Chain
--Lv. 22-->

Wild Hold Item Dex Category Colour Category Footprint
RSE
Quick Claw - 5%
Yellow

Flavour Text
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.

Location
Game Rarity Location
Ruby Uncommon Route 113
Sapphire Uncommon Route 113
Emerald Common Route 113, Desert, Mirage Tower
FireRed None Must Trade from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/LeafGreen/XD
LeafGreen Common Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 22 & 23
Colosseum None Trade from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/LeafGreen/XD
XD Uncommon Desert PokéSpot

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/Colosseum/XD Level Up
LevelAttack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
Scratch
4010035--
Scratches the foe with sharp claws.
6Defense Curl
----40--
Curls up to conceal weak spots and raise DEFENSE.
11Sand-attack
--10015--
Reduces the foe's accuracy by hurling sand in its face.
17Poison Sting
151003530
A toxic attack with barbs, etc., that may poison.
23Slash
7010020--
Slashes with claws, etc. Has a high critical-hit ratio.
30Swift
60--20--
Sprays star-shaped rays that never miss.
37Fury Swipes
188015--
Rakes the foe with sharp claws, etc., 2 to 5 times.
45Sand Tomb
157015100
Traps and hurts the foe in quicksand for 2 to 5 turns.
53Sandstorm
----10--
Causes a sandstorm that rages for several turns.

Fire Red/Leaf Green Level Up
LevelAttack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
Scratch
4010035--
Scratches the foe with sharp claws.
6Defense Curl
----40--
Curls up to conceal weak spots and raise DEFENSE.
11Sand-attack
--10015--
Reduces the foe's accuracy by hurling sand in its face.
17Poison Sting
151003530
A toxic attack with barbs, etc., that may poison.
23Slash
7010020--
Slashes with claws, etc. Has a high critical-hit ratio.
30Swift
60--20--
Sprays star-shaped rays that never miss.
37Fury Swipes
188015--
Rakes the foe with sharp claws, etc., 2 to 5 times.
45Sand Tomb
157015100
Traps and hurts the foe in quicksand for 2 to 5 turns.
53Sandstorm
----10--
Causes a sandstorm that rages for several turns.

TM & HM Attacks
TM/HM #Attack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
TM01Focus Punch
15010020--
A powerful loyalty attack. The user flinches if hit.
TM06Toxic
--8510100
Poisons the foe with an intensifying toxin.
TM10Hidden Power
??10015--
The effectiveness varies with the user.
TM11Sunny Day
----5--
Boosts the power of FIRE- type moves for 5 turns.
TM17Protect
----10--
Evades attack, but may fail if used in succession.
TM21Frustration
??10020--
An attack that is stronger if the TRAINER is disliked.
TM23Iron Tail
100751530
Attacks with a rock-hard tail. May lower DEFENSE.
TM26Earthquake
10010010--
A powerful quake, but has no effect on flying foes.
TM27Return
??10020--
An attack that increases in power with friendship.
TM28Dig
6010010--
Digs underground the first turn and strikes next turn.
TM31Brick Break
7510015--
Destroys barriers such as REFLECT and causes damage.
TM32Double Team
----15--
Creates illusory copies to raise evasiveness.
TM37Sandstorm
----10--
Causes a sandstorm that rages for several turns.
TM39Rock Tomb
508010100
Stops the foe from moving with rocks and cuts SPEED.
TM40Aerial Ace
60--20--
An extremely speedy and unavoidable attack.
TM42Facade
7010020--
Boosts ATTACK when burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.
TM43Secret Power
701002030
An attack with effects that vary by location.
TM44Rest
----10--
The user sleeps for 2 turns, restoring HP and status.
TM45Attract
--10015--
Makes the opposite gender less likely to attack.
TM46Thief
4010010100
While attacking, it may steal the foe's held item.
HM01Cut
509530--
Cuts the foe with sharp scythes, claws, etc.
HM04Strength
8010015--
Builds enormous power, then slams the foe.
HM06Rock Smash
201001550
A rock-crushing attack that may lower DEFENSE.

Fire Red/Leaf Green/Emerald Tutor Attacks
Attack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
Swords Dance
----30--
A fighting dance that sharply raises ATTACK.
Body Slam
851001530
A full-body slam that may cause paralysis.
Double-edge
12010015--
A life-risking tackle that also hurts the user.
Counter
??10020--
Retaliates any physical hit with double the power.
Seismic Toss
??10020--
Inflicts damage identical to the user's level.
Mimic
--10010--
Copies a move used by the foe during one battle.
Rock Slide
75901030
Large boulders are hurled. May cause flinching.
Substitute
----10--
Creates a decoy using 1/4 of the user's maximum HP.

Emerald Tutor Attacks
Attack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
Dynamicpunch
100505100
Powerful and sure to cause confusion, but inaccurate.
Rollout
309020--
An attack lasting 5 turns with rising intensity.
Snore
401001530
A loud attack that can be used only while asleep.
Endure
----10--
Endures any attack for 1 turn, leaving at least 1HP.
Mud-slap
2010010100
Hurls mud in the foe's face to reduce its accuracy.
Swagger
--9015100
Confuses the foe, but also sharply raises ATTACK.
Sleep Talk
----10--
Uses an own move randomly while asleep.
Swift
60--20--
Sprays star-shaped rays that never miss.
Defense Curl
----40--
Curls up to conceal weak spots and raise DEFENSE.
Fury Cutter
109520--
An attack that intensifies on each successive hit.

Egg Moves
Attack NameTypeAtt.Acc.PPEffect %
Flail
??10015--
Inflicts more damage when the user's HP is down.
Safeguard
----25--
A mystical force prevents all status problems.
Counter
??10020--
Retaliates any physical hit with double the power.
Rapid Spin
2010040--
Spins the body at high speed to strike the foe.
Rock Slide
75901030
Large boulders are hurled. May cause flinching.
Metal Claw
50953510
A claw attack that may raise the user's ATTACK.
Swords Dance
----30--
A fighting dance that sharply raises ATTACK.
Crush Claw
75951050
Tears at the foe with sharp claws. May lower DEFENSE.

Egg Steps to Hatch
Effort Points from Battling it
Catch Rate
5,120 Steps Defense: 1 Point 255

Egg Groups
Lists Of Groups
Group Names
Ground

Stats
 HP AttackDefenseSp. AttackSp. DefenseSpeed
Base Stats507585203040
Max Stats
Hindering Nature
304224 242125143161
Max Stats
Neutral Nature
304249269139159179
Max Stats
Beneficial Nature
304273295152174196

 
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