Sand Attack (move)

Sand Attack
すなかけ Sand Attack
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Type  Ground
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Sand Attack (Japanese: すなかけ Sand Attack), formatted as Sand-Attack prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Ground-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was a Normal-type move.

Effect

Generation I

Sand Attack decreases the target's accuracy stat by one stage. Sand Attack is a Normal-type move in this generation.

Generation II onward

Sand Attack is now a Ground-type move. Sand Attack still affects Flying-type Pokémon and Pokémon with the Ability Levitate.

Sand-Attack can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining two extra appeal points if either move Mud-Slap or Sandstorm was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing Mud-Slap to give two extra appeal points. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an three extra appeal points if Sandstorm was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Groundium Z into Z-Sand Attack, the user's evasiveness is raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 An attack in which sand is used to blind the target and reduce its attack accuracy.
GSC Reduces accuracy by throwing sand.
RSE Reduces the foe's accuracy by hurling sand in its face.
FRLG A lot of sand is hurled in the foe's face, reducing its accuracy.
Colo.XD Lowers accuracy of target by hurling sand in its face.
DPPtHGSSPBR Sand is hurled in the foe's face, reducing its accuracy.
BWB2W2 Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing its accuracy.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing the target's accuracy.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying 5 5 5 5 5 5 5SMUSUM
3PE
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5SMUSUM
1, 3PE
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5SMUSUM
1, 3PE
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field 10 11 11 7 7BW
3B2W2
3 3SMUSUM
8PE
6
028   Sandslash
  Field Field 1, 10 1, 11 1, 11 1, 7 1, 7BW
1, 3B2W2
1, 3 1, 3SMUSUM
1, 8PE
1
050   Diglett
  Field Field 24 25 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
4PE
1
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1SMUSUM
4PE
1
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field 24 25 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral 3PE
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1,3PE
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1,3PE
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 1 7 6 1 1 1 1 1
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field 1
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field 1PE
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 1PE
133   Eevee
  Field Field 1RGB
8Y
8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5SMUSUM
14PE
5
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field 1RGB
8Y
8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5SMUSUM
1, 14PE
5
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 1RGB
8Y
8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5SMUSUM
1, 14PE
5
136   Flareon
  Field Field 1RGB
8Y
8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5SMUSUM
1, 14PE
5
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 10
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 28 31 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
36PE
10
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 28 31 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
36PE
1
190   Aipom
  Field Field 6 6 4 4 4 4
196   Espeon
  Field Field 8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5 5
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5 5
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug 6 6 5 5BW
4B2W2
4 4
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 13 10 7DP
6PtHGSS
6 6 6 4
234   Stantler
  Field Field 31 31RSE
27FRLG
16 16 16 16
255   Torchic
  Field Field 19 19 19 19XY
10ORAS
10 15
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field 21 21 21 21XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10 15
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 21 21 21 21XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10 15
261   Poochyena
  Field Field 9 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
262   Mightyena
  Field Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field 13 13 13 13XY
7ORAS
7 3
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 3
264   Linoone
  Field Field 13 13 13 13XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug 9 9 9 9 9 1
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral 9 9 9 9 1, 9 1
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like 4 4 4 4 4
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon 9 9 9BW
4B2W2
4XY
1ORAS
1 1
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1ORAS
1 1
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1ORAS
1 1
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like 17 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like 17 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13
424   Ambipom
  Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon 3 3 3 3 6
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
450   Hippowdon
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
470   Leafeon
  Field Field 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5 5
471   Glaceon
  Field Field 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5 5
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4
504   Patrat
  Field Field 13 13 13
505   Watchog
  Field Field 13 13 13
509   Purrloin
  Field Field 10 10 10 4
510   Liepard
  Field Field 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral 7 7 7 1
525   Boldore
  Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
526   Gigalith
  Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field 7 7 7 3
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral 11 11 11 1
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon 5 5 5 12
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 12
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field 7 7 7
586   Sawsbuck
 
 
Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
676   Furfrou
  Field Field 5 5
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1
700   Sylveon
  Field Field 5 5 5
734   Yungoos
  Field Field 10
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field 1, 10
744   Rockruff
  Field Field 4 4
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 1, 4 1
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 1, 4 1
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 1, 4USUM 1
767   Wimpod
 
 
Bug Water 3 1 1
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3 1 1
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 9 20
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 9 20
843   Silicobra
  Field Dragon 1
844   Sandaconda
  Field Dragon 1
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field 1
865   Sirfetch'd
  Flying Field 1
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 VIII
179   Mareep
  Monster Field
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying
431   Glameow
  Field Field
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
506   Lillipup
  Field Field
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying
835   Yamper
  Field Field
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Sand-Attack is a move with 22PP and 80% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front, cutting corners, and lowers its accuracy by one stage. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 20.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Accuracy by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's accuracy by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの めいちゅうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
It lowers the enemy's accuracy.


In the anime

       
Gumshoos Pidgeotto Gliscor Ninjask
The user throws dirt at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pidgey Pidgey flaps its wings and a sandstorm is created.
A wild Pidgey Pokémon - I Choose You! Debut
  Pidgeotto Pidgeotto flaps its wings and sand is spewed up at the opponent.
Ash's Pidgeotto Challenge of the Samurai None
  Sandslash Sandslash digs into the ground with its hind or front legs and flings dirt at the opponent.
Koji's Sandslash Good 'Quil Hunting None
Jenaro's Sandslash Hi Ho Silver... Away! None
A Trainer's Sandslash Gymbaliar! None
  Aipom Aipom digs and throws dirt at the opponent.
Multiple wild Aipom A Hot Water Battle None
  Eevee Eevee turns around and kicks dirt at the opponent with its hind legs, or Eevee stands on its hind legs and slams its front legs on the ground, sending a big cloud of sand at the opponent.
Sakura's Eevee Trouble's Brewing None
Virgil's Eevee Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening None
Risa's Eevee The Power of Us None
  Vaporeon Vaporeon turns around and kicks dirt at the opponent with its hind legs.
Sumomo's Vaporeon Trouble's Brewing None
  Zigzagoon Zigzagoon kicks dirt at the opponent with its front paws.
Nicholai's Zigzagoon In the Knicker of Time! None
  Ninjask Ninjask flies low to the ground and spins around, making a spiral of dirt appear and go into the air. The dirt then falls down over the opponent, or Ninjask flies at the ground while flying at the opponent and flings dirt at the opponent.
Evian's Ninjask From Cradle to Save None
Brandon's Ninjask Pace - The Final Frontier! None
  Hippopotas Hippopotas releases a stream of sand out of the hole on its back, or Hippopotas sprays sand from the hole on its back at the opponent, or Hippopotas releases a smog of sand from its nostrils at the opponent, or Hippopotas releases a stream of sand from its mouth at the opponent.
Hippopotas (recurring) Mass Hip-Po-Sis! None
A wild Hippopotas Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
  Umbreon Umbreon flips around in the air and lands with its back facing the opponent. It then kicks dirt at the opponent with its back legs.
Gary's Umbreon Ill-Will Hunting! None
  Gligar Gligar throws sand at the opponent using its claws.
Ash's Gligar The Bells are Singing! None
  Gliscor Gliscor uses its pincers or its tail and throws sand at the opponent.
Ash's Gliscor Dealing with Defensive Types! None
  Skarmory Skarmory uses one of its wings to scoop dirt from the ground and fling it at the opponent.
Taylor's Skarmory Pursuing an Lofty Goal! None
  Purrloin Purrloin throws sand at the opponent using its front legs.
Ricard Nouveau's Purrloin Clash of the Connoisseurs! None
  Watchog Watchog throws sand at the opponent using its hands.
Halsey's Watchog The Pokémon Harbor Patrol! None
  Glaceon Glaceon kicks dirt at the opponent with its front legs.
Virgil's Glaceon Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening None
  Leafeon Leafeon kicks dirt at the opponent with its front legs.
Virgil's Leafeon Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening None
  Sawsbuck Sawsbuck kicks sand at the opponent with its hind legs.
Two wild Sawsbuck Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
  Deerling Deerling kicks sand at the opponent with its hind legs.
Two wild Deerling Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
  Furfrou Furfrou jumps in the air and slams its two front legs onto the ground as it lands, creating a cloud of sand that is sent flying at the opponent.
Everett's Furfrou A League of His Own! None
  Gumshoos Gumshoos throws sand at the opponent using its hands. The sand blinds the opponent and causes attacks to miss, and can deflect projectile attacks.
Totem Gumshoos To Top a Totem! None
Officer Jenny's Gumshoos To Top a Totem! None
  Yungoos Yungoos throws sand at the opponent using its hands. The sand blinds the opponent and causes attacks to miss.
An ally Yungoos To Top a Totem! None
A Trainer's Yungoos A Little Rocket R & R! None


In the manga

  This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: appearance with Torchic using it in Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card

  • In PW11, Diglett was mentioned to use Sand-Attack but it wasn't shown using the move.
  • In PW17, Giovanni's Diglett was mentioned to use Sand-Attack but it wasn't shown using the move.

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 潑沙 Putsā *
飛沙拔擊 Fēisā Bahtgīk *
踢沙 Teksā *
Mandarin 潑沙 / 泼沙 Pōshā *
飛沙腳 / 飞沙脚 Fēishājiǎo *
起沙 Qǐshā *
  Czech Písečný útok
  Danish Sandangreb
  Dutch Zandaanval
  Finnish Hiekkaisku
  French Jet de Sable
  German Sandwirbel
  Greek Ρίψη Άμμου
  Hindi रेतीला हमला Rayteela Hamla
  Indonesian Serangan Pasir
  Italian Turbosabbia
  Korean 모래뿌리기 Moraeppurigi
  Norwegian Sandangrep
  Polish Atak Piaskiem*
Mocny Atak*
Piaskowy Atak*
  Brazilian Portuguese Ataque de Areia
  Romanian Atacul cu Nisip
  Serbian Napad peskom
Spanish   Latin America Ataque de Arena
  Spain Ataque Arena*
Ataque-Arena*
  Swedish Sandattack*
Sandanfall*
  Turkish Kum Saldırısı
  Vietnamese Rải Cát




Variations of the move Flash
  FlashSmokescreenSand Attack


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