# 027 Sandshrew
Ordinary sprites
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Elemental sprites
027 elemental bug icon 027 elemental dark icon 027 elemental dragon icon 027 elemental electric icon 027 elemental fairy icon 027 elemental fighting icon
027 elemental fire icon 027 elemental flying icon 027 elemental ghost icon 027 elemental grass icon 027 elemental ground icon 027 elemental ice icon
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Base Stats
HP 50
Attack 75
Defense 90
Sp. Atk 10
Sp. Def 35
Speed 40
Sand Veil
Sand Rush
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Raichu Sandslash

Description Edit

Sandshrew is a bipedal mammalian Pokémon, but runs on all fours in the anime. Its yellow hide is dry, tough, blends in with desert sand, and has a brick pattern, but its underbelly and muzzle are white. Sandshrew has blue, almond-shaped eyes, a pointed snout, and triangular ears with white insides. Its tail is thick and conical. It has two long claws on each foot and three sharp claws on its forepaws, which are used to burrow.

Sandshrew spends much of its time hidden underground in deep burrows. It only emerges to hunt, which it does by waiting within its burrow to instantly lunge out and drag in passing prey. Sandshrew can quickly curl into a tight ball to protect itself from great falls and opponents, but may also throw sand at attackers. While its body can efficiently absorb water to facilitate life in the desert, Sandshrew has been found in caves as well.

Location Edit

Evolution Edit

Sandshrew Sandslash
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Level 22

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Ability Edit

  • Sand Veil: Raises Pokemon's Evasion under sandstorm.
  • Sand Rush: Raises Pokemon's Speed under sandstorm.

Moveset Edit

For Elemental moves learnable by Elemental Sandshrew, refer to this page.
Level up (edit)
Lv Move Name Type Category Pwr. Cldwn. Dur. Acc. Effect % Target
0 Scratch Normal-Type Physical move 40 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.
3 Defense Curl Normal-Type Status move --- 2.4s --- Can't Miss 100% Self
Raises user's Defense by 1.
7 Sand Attack Ground-Type Status move --- 2.4s 100% 100% Around
9 Poison Sting Poison-Type Physical move 15 1.2s --- 100% 30% Single
Might poison the target.
13 Rapid Spin Normal-Type Physical move 20 1.2s 100% --- Single
15 Swift Normal-Type Special move 60 1.2s --- Can't Miss --- Single
Attack always strikes the target regardless of Evasiveness (except for protected targets).
19 Fury Swipes Normal-Type Physical move 18ea 1.2s --- 80% --- Single
Hits target for 2-5 times in each attack.
21 Rollout Rock-Type Physical move 30 1.2s 90% --- Single
25 Fury Cutter Bug-Type Physical move 20 1.2s 95% --- Single
27 Sand Tomb Ground-Type Physical move 35ea 1.2s 85% --- Single
31 Slash Normal-Type Physical move 70 1.2s 100% --- Single
33 Gyro Ball Steel-Type Physical move Varies 1.2s 100% --- Single
37 Sandstorm Rock-Type Status move --- 15s 8s Can't Miss --- Weather
Damages all pokemons (except rock/ground/steel pokemons) every game tick.
Changes Weather Ball to be rock-typed.
Affects Synthesis, Morning Sun, Moonlight recovery.

Damage Taken Edit

For the type weakness of Elemental Sandshrew, refer to this page.
Main article: List of Pokemon Weaknesses
Normal-Type2 Fighting-Type2 Flying-Type2 Poison-Type2 Ground-Type2 Rock-Type2 Bug-Type2 Ghost-Type2 Steel-Type2 Fire-Type2 Water-Type2 Grass-Type2 Electric-Type2 Psychic-Type2 Ice-Type2 Dragon-Type2 Dark-Type2 Fairy-Type2 Shadow-Type2
Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx0.5 Dx1 Dx0.5 Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx2 Dx2 Dx0 Dx1 Dx2 Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx