# 028 Sandslash
Ordinary sprites
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Elemental sprites
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028 elemental fire icon 028 elemental flying icon 028 elemental ghost icon 028 elemental grass icon 028 elemental ground icon 028 elemental ice icon
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Ground-Type icon
Base Stats
HP 75
Attack 100
Defense 120
Sp. Atk 25
Sp. Def 65
Speed 65
Sand Veil
Sand Rush
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Sandshrew Nidoran F

Description Edit

Sandslash is a bipedal, ground dwelling pholidote Pokémon. Although Sandslash is usually bipedal, it can run on all fours. Most of its underside is light yellow with a white underbelly. It has a narrow muzzle, almond-shaped blue eyes, and a thick tail. Its back is mostly covered in sharp, brown quills formed from its tough, dry hide. It has two large claws on its paws and feet. These claws are its primary weapons, and are used for slashing. They can also be used for burrowing. Its claws and spikes can both break off and are shed regularly, but grow back quickly. It can curl into a large ball to protect its white underbelly. In this position, it can roll to attack or escape and protect itself from heatstroke. Sandslash is also adept at climbing trees, and is prone to ambush its enemies from above. Sandslash can mostly be found in deserts.


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 Sandslash, 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.
0 Defense Curl Normal-Type Status move --- 2.4s --- Can't Miss 100% Self
Raises user's Defense by 1.
0 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
22 Crush Claw Normal-Type Physical move 75 1.2s --- 95% 50% Single
Might reduce target's Defense by 1.
28 Fury Cutter Bug-Type Physical move 20 1.2s 95% --- Single
33 Sand Tomb Ground-Type Physical move 35ea 1.2s 85% --- Single
40 Slash Normal-Type Physical move 70 1.2s 100% --- Single
45 Gyro Ball Steel-Type Physical move Varies 1.2s 100% --- Single
52 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 Sandslash, 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
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