- If you were looking for the non-damaging Rock-type move, see Sandstorm (move).
Sandstorm (Japanese: VSキリキザン VS Kirikizan or 砂漠 Desert) is the 481st round of the Pokémon Adventures manga.
Black and White arrive on Route 4 after finding their next target is Nimbasa City. However, a sandstorm hinders their progress, and as White runs off to go buy sandstorm gear, Black sits at the library to study for his next Gym battle. He quickly runs into a group of Workers taking a break, playing a game of card flip. After a brief chat, the person who organized the card flip points at a Drilbur in the site, and tells Black to guess which side of the line his Bisharp created the Drilbur will pop up next. However, after a Worker falls in the holes dug by Drilbur, the person organizing the game realizes that he must be a fake Worker. After a short battle where Maractus is defeated by Bisharp, the fake Worker's identity is revealed as a Team Plasma Grunt. Shortly after, Black figures out the person organizing the Drilbur game is Grimsley of the Elite Four. He asks for a battle to get information, but if Black loses, he'll have to give up all of his Badges.
- Black and White arrive at Route 4, but are unable to pass because of a violent sandstorm.
- Black meets Elite Four member Grimsley.
- Grimsley battles a Team Plasma Grunt that had sneaked into the construction site.
- For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the timeline.
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- In the VIZ Media mini-volumes of the Black & White chapter, this round was collected in Volume 7.
- In the Kurokawa translation from France, this round was released in Pokémon Black and White volume 3.
In other languages
|Mandarin Chinese||VS 劈斬司令 - 沙漠|
|European French||Pari ensablé|
|German||VS. Caesurio - Die Wüste|
|Italian||VS Bisharp - Deserto|
|Brazilian Portuguese||VS Bisharp - Deserto|
|European Spanish||Contra Bisharp|
|Vietnamese||VS Kirikizan - Sa mạc|
|This article is part of Project Manga, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each series of Pokémon manga.|