Sand Veil (Ability)

Sand Veil すながくれ
Hidden in Sand
Flavor text
Generation III
Ups evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation IV
Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation V
Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation VI
Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation VII
Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.
Generation VIII
Boosts the Pokémon's evasiveness in a sandstorm.

Sand Veil (Japanese: すながくれ Hidden in Sand) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

During a sandstorm, the accuracy of any move used against a Pokémon with this Ability is modified by a factor of 4/5. A Pokémon with this Ability will take no damage from the sandstorm if it otherwise would.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Sand Veil is in the first place in the party (even if fainted) in an area with a sandstorm (such as Route 228 in Sinnoh), the chance of encountering a wild Pokémon is decreased by 50%.

Pokémon with Sand Veil

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Sandshrew Ground Ground Sand Veil None Sand Rush
  Sandslash Ground Ground Sand Veil None Sand Rush
  Diglett Ground Ground Sand Veil Arena Trap Sand Force
  Diglett
Alolan Form
Ground Steel Sand Veil Tangling Hair Sand Force
  Dugtrio Ground Ground Sand Veil Arena Trap Sand Force
  Dugtrio
Alolan Form
Ground Steel Sand Veil Tangling Hair Sand Force
  Geodude Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
  Graveler Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
  Golem Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
  Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Immunity
  Phanpy Ground Ground Pickup None Sand Veil
  Donphan Ground Ground Sturdy None Sand Veil
  Larvitar Rock Ground Guts None Sand Veil
  Cacnea Grass Grass Sand Veil None Water Absorb
  Cacturne Grass Dark Sand Veil None Water Absorb
  Gible Dragon Ground Sand Veil None Rough Skin
  Gabite Dragon Ground Sand Veil None Rough Skin
  Garchomp Dragon Ground Sand Veil None Rough Skin
  Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Poison Heal
  Stunfisk Ground Electric Static Limber Sand Veil
  Helioptile Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
  Heliolisk Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
  Sandygast Ghost Ground Water Compaction None Sand Veil
  Palossand Ghost Ground Water Compaction None Sand Veil
  Silicobra Ground Ground Sand Spit Shed Skin Sand Veil
  Sandaconda Ground Ground Sand Spit Shed Skin Sand Veil
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Sand Veil increases evasion by two stages when active.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts Evasion if there is a sandstorm.
MDTDS Boosts the Pokémon's evasiveness during a sandstorm.
BSL てんきが すなあらしだと かいひが あがる
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The Pokémon isn't damaged by a sandstorm, and its evasiveness goes up while the sandstorm is in effect!
MDRTDX The Pokémon isn't damaged by the Sandstorm weather condition, and its evasiveness goes up while a sandstorm is in effect.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 沙隱 Sāyán *
沙裡隱身 Sā-léuih Yánsān *
Mandarin 沙隱 / 沙隐 Shāyǐn *
沙裡隱身 Shā-lǐ Yǐnshēn *
  French Voile Sable
  German Sandschleier
  Italian Sabbiavelo
  Korean 모래숨기 Morae Sumgi
  Portuguese Véu de Areia
  Russian Песчаная Вуаль Peschanaya Vual'
  Spanish Velo Arena



Variations of the Ability Sand Veil
Sand VeilSnow Cloak
Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand RushSlush Rush


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