Sandstorm (move)

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Sandstorm
すなあらし Sandstorm
Sandstorm.png
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Type  Rock
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon on the field
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that successfully showed their appeal.

Sandstorm (Japanese: すなあらし Sandstorm) is a non-damaging Rock-type move introduced in Generation II. It has been TM37 since Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

When this move is used, a sandstorm will brew. This effect will last for 5 turns. This clears any other weather and is usable when the weather is sandstorm.

While Sandstorm is in effect, all Pokémon who are neither Steel-, Rock-, nor Ground-type will be damaged ⅛ of their maximum HP at the end of each turn. Pokémon in the semi-invulnerable turn of Dig will also not take damage from Sandstorm, regardless of type. Also, the moves Synthesis, Morning Sun, and Moonlight will recover only half as much HP as under clear conditions.

Generation III

The damage inflicted at the end of each turn is decreased to 1/16 of the Pokémon's maximum HP. Pokémon with the Sand Veil Ability have the accuracy of any move used against them modified by a factor of 4/5 when Sandstorm is in effect, and are immune to Sandstorm's damaging effect. Moonlight, Synthesis, and Morning Sun now only restore ¼ of the user's maximum HP. Dive will also prevent damage from Sandstorm during the semi-invulnerable turn.

Additionally, Weather Ball becomes Rock-type. Sandstorm now fails when used while Sandstorm is in effect.

Generation IV

All Rock-type Pokémon will now have their Special Defense raised by 50% for the duration of the sandstorm. Also, if a Smooth Rock is held when Sandstorm is used, its duration is lengthened from 5 to 8 turns.

Generation V

Pokémon with the Sand Rush Ability have their Speed doubled, while Pokémon with Sand Force get a power boost of 30% for their Rock-, Ground- and Steel-type moves. Both of these Abilities grant an immunity to Sandstorm's damaging effect.

Generation VI

If heavy rain, extremely harsh sunlight, or a mysterious air current is present, the move will fail.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An attack that creates a sandstorm. The effect causes damage to both combatants.
GSC Inflicts damage every turn.
RSE Causes a sandstorm that rages for several turns.*
Causes a sandstorm that hits the foe over several turns.*
FRLG A 5-turn sandstorm that damages all types except Rock, Ground and Steel.
Colo.XD Causes a sandstorm that rages for several turns.*
Causes a sandstorm that hits the target over several turns.*
DPPtHGSS A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel.*
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.*
BWB2W2
XYORAS
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
SM A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field 45 53 37 37BW
42B2W2
42 42
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field 52 62 52 52BW
42B2W2
42XY
48ORAS
48
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral 36 33RSE
34FRLG
22 25BW
52B2W2
52 52
208 Steelix Steelix
Mineral Mineral 36 33RSE
34FRLG
22 25BW
52B2W2
52 52
246 Larvitar Larvitar
Monster Monster 8 8 5 5 5 5
247 Pupitar Pupitar
Monster Monster 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral 31 37 37BW
36B2W2
36XY
34ORAS
34
328 Trapinch Trapinch
Bug Bug 49 49 49BW
44B2W2
44XY
36ORAS
36
329 Vibrava Vibrava
Bug Bug 49 49 49BW
44B2W2
44XY
36ORAS
36
330 Flygon Flygon
Bug Bug 53 49 49BW
44B2W2
44XY
36ORAS
36
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like 45 53 53 53XY
50ORAS
50
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like 53 65 65 65XY
54ORAS
54
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral 31 37 34BW
41B2W2
41XY
40ORAS
40
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral 31 40 34BW
47B2W2
47XY
46ORAS
46
443 Gible Gible
Monster Dragon 13 13 13 13
444 Gabite Gabite
Monster Dragon 13 13 13 13
445 Garchomp Garchomp
Monster Dragon 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral 37 37BW
36B2W2
36XY
34ORAS
34
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
Mineral Mineral 33 33 33
525 Boldore Boldore
Mineral Mineral 42 42 42
526 Gigalith Gigalith
Mineral Mineral 42 42 42
529 Drilbur Drilbur
Field Field 40 40 40
530 Excadrill Excadrill
Field Field 49 49 49
551 Sandile Sandile
Field Field 40 40 40
552 Krokorok Krokorok
Field Field 44 44 44
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field 48 48 48
645 Landorus Landorus
Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 61 55
718 Zygarde Zygarde
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 35
769 Sandygast Sandygast
Amorphous Amorphous 54
770 Palossand Palossand
Amorphous Amorphous 60
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
TM37
III
TM37
IV
TM37
V
TM37
VI
TM37
VII
TM37
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
050 Diglett Diglett
Field Field
050 Diglett Diglett
Alola Form
Field Field
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Field Field
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alola Form
Field Field
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Alola Form
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Alola Form
Mineral Mineral
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Alola Form
Monster Monster
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
128 Tauros Tauros
Field Field
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3
139 Omastar Omastar
Water 1 Water 3
140 Kabuto Kabuto
Water 1 Water 3
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
144 Articuno Articuno
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
Water 1 Field
204 Pineco Pineco
Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug
207 Gligar Gligar
Bug Bug
208 Steelix Steelix
Mineral Mineral
212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Bug
213 Shuckle Shuckle
Bug Bug
219 Magcargo Magcargo
Amorphous Amorphous
220 Swinub Swinub
Field Field
221 Piloswine Piloswine
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying
231 Phanpy Phanpy
Field Field
232 Donphan Donphan
Field Field
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
Undiscovered Undiscovered
244 Entei Entei
Undiscovered Undiscovered
245 Suicune Suicune
Undiscovered Undiscovered
246 Larvitar Larvitar
Monster Monster
247 Pupitar Pupitar
Monster Monster
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
Mineral Mineral
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster
305 Lairon Lairon
Monster Monster
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
322 Numel Numel
Field Field
323 Camerupt Camerupt
Field Field
328 Trapinch Trapinch
Bug Bug
329 Vibrava Vibrava
Bug Bug
330 Flygon Flygon
Bug Bug
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Human-Like Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like
337 Lunatone Lunatone
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral
339 Barboach Barboach
Water 2 Water 2
340 Whiscash Whiscash
Water 2 Water 2
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral
345 Lileep Lileep
Water 3 Water 3
346 Cradily Cradily
Water 3 Water 3
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3
351 Castform Castform
Fairy Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
369 Relicanth Relicanth
Water 1 Water 2
375 Metang Metang
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
389 Torterra Torterra
Monster Grass
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Bug
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
Water 1 Amorphous
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral
438 Bonsly Bonsly
Undiscovered Undiscovered
443 Gible Gible
Monster Dragon
444 Gabite Gabite
Monster Dragon
445 Garchomp Garchomp
Monster Dragon
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
Field Field
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon
Field Field
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field
472 Gliscor Gliscor
Bug Bug
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
Field Field
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral
480 Uxie Uxie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
Undiscovered Undiscovered
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
Mineral Mineral
525 Boldore Boldore
Mineral Mineral
526 Gigalith Gigalith
Mineral Mineral
529 Drilbur Drilbur
Field Field
530 Excadrill Excadrill
Field Field
551 Sandile Sandile
Field Field
552 Krokorok Krokorok
Field Field
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral
558 Crustle Crustle
Bug Mineral
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water 1 Water 3
565 Carracosta Carracosta
Water 1 Water 3
566 Archen Archen
Water 3 Flying
567 Archeops Archeops
Water 3 Flying
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Grass Mineral
599 Klink Klink
Mineral Mineral
600 Klang Klang
Mineral Mineral
601 Klinklang Klinklang
Mineral Mineral
617 Accelgor Accelgor
Bug Bug
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Water 1 Amorphous
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like
632 Durant Durant
Bug Bug
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
Field Field
660 Diggersby Diggersby
Field Field
688 Binacle Binacle
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3
694 Helioptile Helioptile
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Monster Dragon
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura
Monster Monster
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster
703 Carbink Carbink
Mineral Fairy
718 Zygarde Zygarde
Undiscovered Undiscovered
719 Diancie Diancie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721 Volcanion Volcanion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
734 Yungoos Yungoos
Field Field
735 Gumshoos Gumshoos
Field Field
741 Oricorio Oricorio
Flying Flying
749 Mudbray Mudbray
Field Field
750 Mudsdale Mudsdale
Field Field
769 Sandygast Sandygast
Amorphous Amorphous
770 Palossand Palossand
Amorphous Amorphous
772 Type: Null Type: Null
Undiscovered Undiscovered
773 Silvally Silvally
Undiscovered Undiscovered
774 Minior Minior
Mineral Mineral
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
Dragon Dragon
793 Nihilego Nihilego
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Field Field Purified in XD: Gale of Darkness
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Changes the dungeon floor's weather to Sandstorm for several turns.

In the anime

James Cacnea Sandstorm.png Ritchie Cruise Sandstorm.png Ash Boldore Sandstorm.png Khoury Gible Sandstorm.png
Cacnea Pupitar Boldore Gible
The user releases sand at the opponent
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
028 Sandslash Sandslash crosses its arms and spins around counter-clockwise, whipping up a sandstorm.
Jenaro's Sandslash Hi Ho Silver... Away! Debut
247 Pupitar Pupitar's eyes flash blue, and it whips up a sandstorm from its body.
Ritchie's Cruise The Mystery is History None
Rico's Pupitar A Poached Ego! None
208 Steelix Steelix lifts its head straight up and spins around, creating a sand tornado, or the rocks with the giant spikes on Steelix's upper-body spin rapidly and sand is released from them, or Steelix floats into the air and starts rapidly spinning around in circles. It then fires a sandstorm at the opponent from its body.
Jasmine's Steelix Nerves of Steelix! None
Hun's Steelix The Legend of Thunder! None
Harrison's Steelix Playing with Fire! None
A wild Steelix All Torkoal, No Play None
095 Onix Onix releases a sandstorm from its body.
Brock's Onix Entei at Your Own Risk None
299 Nosepass Nosepass's nose glows light blue and a sandstorm whips up, or Nosepass spins around, releasing a spiraling sand tornado from its body at the opponent.
Roxanne's Nosepass A Winner by a Nosepass None
Alan's Nosepass Nosing 'Round the Mountain! None
A Coordinator's Nosepass Battling the Generation Gap! None
323 Camerupt Camerupt blows air out of its nose, making dirt from the ground come up and creating a sandstorm.
Vicky Winstrate's Camerupt Candid Camerupt! None
331 Cacnea Cacnea spins on one foot, releasing a tornado of sand and sending it at the opponent, or Cacnea waves its arms in circles and a sandstorm comes off its body, blowing the opponent away.
James's Cacnea ZigZag Zangoose! None
219 Magcargo Magcargo goes into its shell and spins around quickly, making a sandstorm appear.
Flannery's Mag Going, Going, Yawn None
306 Aggron Aggron swings its arms so one of them is in the air and its body becomes surrounded by a spiral of sand that knocks back the opponent, or Aggron stomps on the ground, kicking up dirt and sending a sand cyclone at the opponent.
A wild Aggron Pikachu's Summer Festival None
A mirage Aggron The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
338 Solrock Solrock releases a sandstorm from its body.
Tate's Solrock It's Still Rocket Roll to Me! None
330 Flygon Flygon flaps its wings and releases a tornado of sand at the opponent.
Drew's Flygon Rhapsody in Drew None
232 Donphan Donphan slams its trunk into the ground, then brings it up quickly, creating a sand tornado from the dirt it kicks up.
Tyson's Donphan At the End of the Fray None
344 Claydol Claydol spins around quickly near the ground and whips up a sandstorm.
Spenser's Claydol Ka Boom with a View! None
446 Munchlax Munchlax releases a sandstorm from its body.
May's Munchlax King and Queen for a Day! Used via Metronome
074 Geodude Geodude lifts its arms from the ground up and creates a sandstorm.
Brock's Geodude Grating Spaces! None
379 Registeel Registeel waves its arms and creates a sand tornado that it launches at the opponent.
Brandon's Registeel Overjoyed! None
246 Larvitar Larvitar points the horn on its head at the opponent and waves it around in circles, making a sand tornado come out and push the opponent back, or Larvitar jumps into the air, glowing several different colors and then stomps down onto the ground, causing sand to swirl out from under it in all directions.
A Larvitar Matt was Pokésitting Pinch Healing! None
Chris's Larvitar The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo! None
291 Ninjask Ninjask flaps its wings fast and creates a huge sandstorm.
Brandon's Ninjask Pace - The Final Frontier! None
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew jumps and lands on the ground, kicking up dirt. Then, it motions its hands towards the opponent, releasing a sandstorm at them.
Mira's Sandshrew Sandshrew's Locker! None
472 Gliscor Gliscor flaps its wings and releases a sandstorm from them at the opponent.
Paul's Gliscor Riding the Winds of Change! None
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas blows out of its nose, creating a sandstorm and sending it at the opponent.
A wild Hippopotas Sleight of Sand! None
075 Graveler Graveler waves its arms from the ground up and releases a sandstorm at the opponent.
J's client's henchman's Graveler Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 2 None
A wild Graveler Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
076 Golem Golem waves its arms from the ground up and releases a sandstorm at the opponent.
J's client's henchman's Golem Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 2 None
A wild Golem Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
413G Wormadam Wormadam closes its arms, then opens them quickly, and a sandstorm appears and spirals around Wormadam's body.
Ursula's Wormadam Another One Gabites the Dust! None
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior waves one of its arms to the side, creating a tornado of sand to appear around the opponent.
Palmer's Rhyperior Challenging a Towering Figure! None
443 Gible Gible waves one arm to kick up sand, then waves the other to create the sandstorm, or Gible repeatedly waves its arms and a sandstorm comes out of them.
Khoury's Gible A Rivalry to Gible on! None
444 Gabite Gabite calls out and a giant sand twister appears and surrounds its body.
Ursula's Gabite Opposites Interact! None
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola spins its body, causing a large tornado of sand to form around it, or Roggenrola lowers its head slightly and a tornado of sand appears around its body. The tornado then shoots out and hits the opponent, or Roggenrola jumps into the air, glowing several different colors and then stomps down onto the ground, causing sand to swirl out from under it in all directions.
Ash's Roggenrola Gotta Catch A Roggenrola! None
552 Krokorok Both of Krokorok's forearms glow sparkling white. It then fires a shining golden beam from its hands at the ground, causing a giant twister of sand to spread out all over the battlefield.
Clay's Krokorok Battling the King of the Mines! None
525 Boldore Boldore jumps into the air, glowing several different colors and then stomps down onto the ground, causing sand to swirl out from under it in all directions.
Ash's Boldore Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 None
558 Crustle A multicolored aura surrounds Crustle's body and travels down its body and into the ground. Then, a twister of sand erupts from the ground under Crustle's body, engulfing anything near it.
Cilan's Crustle Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade None
703 Carbink Carbink spins its body in a counterclockwise direction and then a sandstorm swirls around it, causing Pokemon to be hit by it and/or sent flying from the strong winds that are created by it or it flies in the air in a circular rotation with the front of its body always facing towards the centre of the storm will be and then it creates the sandstorm.
A wild Cabrink A Diamond in the Rough! None

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In other generations

Sandstorm II.png Sandstorm III.png Sandstorm IV.png Sandstorm 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
Sandstorm Stad2.png Sandstorm Colo.png Sandstorm XD.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
Sandstorm 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

  • As of Generation VI, Charizard is the only Pokémon to have lost the ability to learn Sandstorm by TM.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 沙暴 Sābouh
Mandarin 沙雹 Shābáo
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zandstorm
Finland Flag.png Finnish Hiekkamyrsky
France Flag.png French Tempête de Sable*
Tempêtesable*
Germany Flag.png German Sandsturm
Greece Flag.png Greek Αμμοθύελλα
India Flag.png Hindi रेतीला तूफ़ान Rayteela Toofan
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Badai Pasir
Italy Flag.png Italian Terrempesta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래바람 Morae Baram
Poland Flag.png Polish Burza Piaskowa
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Tempestade de Areia
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Tempestade de Areia
Romania Flag.png Romanian Furtună de Deșert
Furtuna de Nisip
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Peščana Oluja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tormenta Arena*
Torm. Arena*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bão Cát


Moves that cause weather conditions
Status HailRain DanceSandstormSunny Day


Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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