Sand Veil (Ability)
|Hidden in Sand|
During a sandstorm, the accuracy of any move used against a Pokémon with this Ability is modified by a factor of 4/5 (approximated as a factor of 3277/4096 since Generation V). 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%.
This Ability appears to have no effect on encounter rate in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
This Ability appears to have no effect on encounter rate in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Pokémon with Sand Veil
In other games
In the manga
- In volume 40, Pearl's Diglett, Digler, was revealed to have Sand Veil as his Ability.
- Red's Diglett and Sandshrew and Giovanni's Dugtrio were revealed to have Sand Veil as their Ability in the PokéSPedia data-book.
- Wally's Cacturne and Cynthia's Garchomp were revealed to have Sand Veil as their Ability.
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Sand Veil|
|Sand Veil • Snow Cloak|
|Abilities affected by weather conditions|
|Sand Veil • Swift Swim • Chlorophyll • Rain Dish • Forecast • Snow Cloak • Dry Skin • Hydration • Solar Power • Leaf Guard • Ice Body • Flower Gift • Harvest • Sand Rush • Sand Force • Slush Rush • Ice Face • Protosynthesis • Orichalcum Pulse|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|