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#028 Sandslash

official Sandslash artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Sandslash
Type Ground
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 1 m (3' 3")
Weight 29.5 kg (65 lbs)
Catch rate 90

Sandslash's description

Sandslash is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #028. The Pokédex classifies it as the Mouse Pokémon.

Sandslash's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
穿山王 / 穿山王 (Chuānshānwáng) Sablaireau Sandamer サンドパン (Sandpan) 고지 (Goji)

Sandslash's resistances & weaknesses

WaterElectricGrassIcePoisonRock
2.00.02.02.00.50.5

Sandslash's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 2 Defense

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Field
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Sandslash's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Sand Veil - Sand Rush

Sandslash's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 75
135 260 182 354
Attack 100
94 184 167 328
Defense 110
103 202 178 350
Sp. Atk 45
45 85 106 207
Sp. Def 55
54 103 117 229
Speed 65
63 121 128 251
Total 450

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Sandslash's evolutions

Sandslash's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueCurls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
1YellowIt is skilled at slashing enemies with its claws. If broken, they start to grow back in a day.
1StadiumCurls into a ball of sharp spikes and rolls into enemies. It is also adept at slashing with its sharp claws.
2GoldIn an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
2SilverIf it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.
2CrystalAdept at climbing trees, it rolls into a spiny ball, then attacks its enemies from above.
2Stadium 2In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
3RubySandslash'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.
3SapphireSandslash 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.
3EmeraldIt 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.
3FireRedIt is adept at attacking with the spines on its back and its sharp claws while quickly scurrying about.
3LeafGreenCurls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumIt curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
4HeartGoldIn an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
4SoulSilverIf it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spike and claws. They grow back in a day.
5Black, WhiteIt curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
5Black 2, White 2The spikes on its body are made up of its hardened hide. It rolls up and attacks foes with its spikes.
6XIf it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.
6YCurls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
6Omega RubySandslash'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.
6Alpha SapphireSandslash 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.
7SunAlthough they are sharp, its claws and spikes often break off. They grow back the next day, so it is not bothered by the temporary loss.
7MoonIt uses its claws to climb trees and then curls its body into a spiny ball, ready to drop onto any prey that appears.
7Ultra SunIts claws and horns often break off. The broken claws and horns can be used to carve plows for tilling farm fields.
7Ultra MoonThanks to its thick claws, it's good at climbing trees. There are plenty of Sandslash that park themselves in trees and go right to sleep.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!It is skilled at slashing enemies with its claws. If broken, they start to grow back in a day.

Sandslash's variants

Alolan Sandshlash

official Alolan Sandshlash artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Alolan Sandshlash
Type IceSteel
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3' 11")
Weight 55 kg (121.3 lbs)
Catch rate90

Alolan Sandshlash's description

Alolan Sandshlash is a Ice- / Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 7. The Pokédex classifies it as the Mouse Pokémon.

Alolan Sandshlash's resistances & weaknesses

NormalFireGrassIceFightingPoisonGroundFylingPsychicBugDragonFairy
x ½x 4x ½​x ¼x 4x 0x 2x ½x ½x ½x ½x ½

Alolan Sandshlash's rearing

Training
Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 2 Defense
Breeding
Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Field
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Alolan Sandshlash's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Snow Cloak - Slush Rush

Alolan Sandshlash's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 75
135 260 182 354
Attack 100
94 184 167 328
Defense 120
112 220 189 372
Sp. Atk 25
27 49 84 163
Sp. Def 65
63 121 128 251
Speed 65
63 121 128 251
Total 450

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Alolan Sandshlash's Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex entry
SunFleeing a volcanic eruption, it settled on a snowy mountain. As it races through the snowfields, it sends up a spray of snow.
MoonThis Pokémon’s steel spikes are sheathed in ice. Stabs from these spikes cause deep wounds and severe frostbite as well.
Ultra SunIt runs across snow-covered plains at high speeds. It developed thick, sharp claws to plow through the snow.
Ultra MoonA long, long time ago, it lived in the desert. With its sharp claws fully extended, it can climb right up an iceberg without slipping.
Let's Go, Pikachu!This is Sandslash’s form after adaptation to a frigid environment. The cold air emitted by its body sharpens its icy spikes.
Let's Go, Eevee!This is Sandslash’s form after adaptation to a frigid environment. The cold air emitted by its body sharpens its icy spikes.