Alolan Sandshrew アローラサンド Alolan Sand
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see
Alolan Sandshrew (Japanese: アローラサンド Alolan Sand) is a Water-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Guardians Rising expansion.
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Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all damage done to this Pokémon by attacks during your opponent's next turn.
88.2 lbs. (40.0 kg)
Pokédex It lives on snowy mountains. Its steel shell is very hard—so much so, it can't roll its body up into a ball.
ゆきやまに すむ。 はがねのこうらは とても がんじょうだが かたすぎて からだを まるめることが できない。
This card was included in the
Guardians Rising expansion with artwork by Mizue, first released in the Japanese Islands Await You expansion. It was later included as a Mirror Holofoil print in the Japanese Facing a New Trial subset. It was reprinted as one of the Japanese SM-P Promotional cards with different artwork by Hideki Ishikawa, made available as part of the Lawson Blue Campaign, which began on June 16, 2017 in commemoration of the release of the To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow and Darkness that Consumes Light expansions. For every five booster packs purchased in one transaction at participating Lawson stores, customers would receive a special pack containing 1 of 3 possible promotional cards. The campaign ran for as long as stocks lasted. The Guardians Rising print was later included as a Mirror Holofoil print in the Japanese GX Battle Boost subset. The SM-P Promotional print was released in English as a Cosmos Holo in the Ultra Prism Single Pack Blisters, available starting February 2, 2018.
Two variants of the Guardians Rising print were available in the
Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan Ninetales. They have gray circles at the bottom right of the card with the numbers 14 and 29 in them, respectively, so that the deck can be put in order for a practice duel. Variants of the Guardians Rising print were available again as part of the French McDonald's Collection 2018, both as Non Holofoil and Reverse Confetti Holofoil cards.