Sand Tomb (move)

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Sand Tomb
すなじごく Sand Hell
Sand Tomb.png
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Type  Ground
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  35
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.

Sand Tomb (Japanese: すなじごく Sand Hell) is a damage-dealing Ground-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

Sand Tomb inflicts 1/16 of the target's maximum HP as damage for two to five turns upon use, in addition to the damage dealt when it is used. When successful, the text "<Pokémon> was trapped by SAND TOMB!" appears. It also traps the target, preventing switching and escape. If a trapped Pokémon uses Rapid Spin, it will be freed. If a wild Pokémon uses Sand Tomb on the player's Pokémon, the player may escape if the affected Pokémon has Run Away or is holding a Smoke Ball. However, these do not allow the player to switch the Pokémon out.

Sand Tomb has a power of 15 and an accuracy of 70.

Sand Tomb can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining three extra appeal points if move Sandstorm was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV

In Generation IV, if the user of Sand Tomb is holding a Grip Claw, the duration will always be 5 turns. Also, if an affected Pokémon is holding a Shed Shell, it can switch out.

Generation V

Sand Tomb's power and accuracy were increased to 35 and 85 respectively, and now lasts four to five turns. If a Binding Band is held by the user, the damage done at the end of each turn will increase from 1/16 of the target's maximum HP to 1/8. The text was also altered to, "<Pokémon> became trapped by Sand Tomb!"

Generation VI

The end turn damage of Sand Tomb is increased from 1/16 to 1/8 of the target's maximum HP. If the user is holding a Binding Band, the end turn damage of Sand Tomb will increase to 1/6 of the target's maximum HP.

Sand Tomb can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an three extra appeal points if move Sandstorm was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
RSE Traps and hurts the foe in quicksand for 2 to 5 turns.
Colo.XD Traps and hurts target in a whirlpool for 2 to 5 turns.
FRLG The foe is trapped inside a painful sandstorm for two to five turns.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user traps the foe inside a harshly raging sandstorm for two to five turns.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user traps the target inside a harshly raging sandstorm for four to five turns.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 45 27 27BW
23B2W2
23 23
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 52 33 33BW
23B2W2
23XY
24ORAS
24
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 26 26 26 26 1, Evo.
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alola Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1, Evo.
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 49RSE
52FRLG
41DP
46PtHGSS
54BW
37B2W2
37 37
328 Trapinch Trapinch
GroundIC Big.png Bug Bug 25 25 25BW
10B2W2
10XY
12ORAS
12
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 25 1, 25 1, 25BW
1, 10B2W2
1, 10XY
12ORAS
12
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 25 1, 25 1, 25BW
1, 10B2W2
1, 10XY
12ORAS
12
443 Gible Gible
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 19 19 19 19
444 Gabite Gabite
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 19 19 19 19
445 Garchomp Garchomp
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 19 19 19 19
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 25 25 25 25
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 25 25 25 25
551 Sandile Sandile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 13 13 13
552 Krokorok Krokorok
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 13 13 13
553 Krookodile Krookodile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 13 13 13
769 Sandygast Sandygast
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 14
770 Palossand Palossand
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 14
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
443 Gible Gible
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon GO

Sand Tomb
Special Attack
Type Ground
Power 80
Energy bar 2
Duration 4.0 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
SandshrewOnixPineco

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause constriction, making the foe incapable of movement.
SMD It could trap an enemy, make it unable to move, and keep damaging the enemy.

In the anime

Katie Dugtrio Sand Tomb.png Brianna Vibrava Sand Tomb.png Ursula Gabite Sand Tomb.png Hippopotas Sand Tomb.png
Dugtrio Vibrava Gabite Hippopotas
The user traps the foe inside a harshly raging sandstorm.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio digs underground, and a huge hole opens up in the ground that sucks in the opponent. Dugtrio appears in the middle of the hole.
Katie's Dugtrio Shocks and Bonds Debut
329 Vibrava Vibrava's eyes glow light blue and the opponent's legs becomes surrounded by a sand tornado. When the tornado fades, the opponent's legs become trapped in sand.
Brianna's Vibrava Spontaneous Combusken! None
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas releases a geyser of sand from the hole on its back, flooding the area with sand and trapping the opponent.
A wild Hippopotas Mass Hip-Po-Sis! None
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon releases sand out of the holes on its back and digs into the ground.
A Hippowdon Jessie used briefly One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team! None
444 Gabite Gabite waves its arms to one side, kicking up sand. Then, it waves its arms to the other side and a cyclone of sand is fired at the opponent. When the sand reaches the opponent, it spins around it like a tornado, or Gabite crouches down and medium sized sand dunes rise out of the ground and around Gabite.
A wild Gabite Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
Ursula's Gabite Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn! None
328 Trapinch Trapinch creates a huge hole in the ground that sucks the opponent in. Trapinch appears in the middle of the hole and bites the opponent when it reaches it.
A wild Trapinch A Rivalry to Gible on! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Sand Tomb III.png Sand Tomb IV.png Sand Tomb V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Sand Tomb Colo.png Sand Tomb XD.png Sand Tomb PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Sand Tomb PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Its Japanese name, すなじごく Suna Jigoku (Sand Hell), is likely referring to the sand pit traps dug by antlions.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 流沙地獄 Làuhsā Deihyuhk
Mandarin 流沙地獄 / 流沙地狱 Liúshā Dìyù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zandtombe
Finland Flag.png Finnish Hiekkahauta
France Flag.png French Tourbi-Sable
Germany Flag.png German Sandgrab
Greece Flag.png Greek Αμμόλακος
India Flag.png Hindi रेत का मकबरा Rayt Ka Maqbara
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Jebakan Pasir
Italy Flag.png Italian Sabbiotomba
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래지옥 Morae Jiok
Poland Flag.png Polish Piaskowy Grób
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Tumba de Areia
Fosso de Areia (TCG and manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Sepultura de Areia
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Peščana Grobnica
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Tumba de Arena (AG128-DP091)
Trampa de Arena (DP145)
Bucle Arena (DP161)
Spain Flag.png Spain Bucle Arena
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Địa Ngục Cát


Variations of the move Clamp
Physical ClampSand Tomb
Special Fire SpinWhirlpool


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