Sandaconda (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Silicobra #843: Silicobra
Pokémon
#845: Cramorant Cramorant
Sandaconda
Sand Snake Pokémon
サダイジャ
Sadaija
#844
Sandaconda
Sandaconda
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Gigantamax Sandaconda



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Spit or Shed Skin Cacophony
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Cacophony
Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
12'06" 3.8 m
Sandaconda
72'02"+ 22.0+ m
Gigantamax Sandaconda
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
144.4 lbs. 65.5 kg
Sandaconda
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Sandaconda
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
179
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Sandaconda
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HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Sandaconda
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
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Sandaconda (Japanese: サダイジャ Sadaija) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Silicobra starting at level 36.

Sandaconda has a Gigantamax form.

Biology

Sandaconda is a tan serpent Pokémon with a black and brown pattern all over its body, resembling cracked earth. Around its neck is a dark greenish brown ring, which is its neck pouch. Its long body is coiled in a spiral shape. It has lime green eyes with red bags underneath them and a snout with two prominent nostrils and two fangs.

Sandaconda uses its inflated sand pouch to protect its head from harm. The pouch can store up to 220 pounds (100 kilograms) of sand, and is very elastic and thick to the point where a Durant's pincers cannot harm it. Sandaconda can contract its body to spray the sand stored in the pouch through its nose with tremendous force, and its unique method of coiling allows it to blast its sand more efficiently. The sand is mixed with sharp pieces of gravel, making it so dangerous that just coming in contact with it will cause lacerations. While Sandaconda may act tough and confident, it will become timid and cowardly the moment it runs out of sand.[1] Sandaconda is known to eat Durant eggs.

As Gigantamax Sandaconda, it becomes larger and stands on its tail like a cobra. Its body, decorated by brown and black diamond markings, has coiled in a spiral that resembles a tornado, with its head and neck in the middle. Masses of mottled brown sand overflows from its neck pouch and swirls around it, exceeding 1,000,000 tons in weight. Three red clouds float above its head and its eye color changes to bright red. Gigantamax Sandaconda attacks by spinning its body at high speeds, causing the sand to move at incredible speeds and inflicting massive damage to anything that touches it, even a skyscraper.[2]

Gigantamax Sandaconda is the only known Pokémon capable of using the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Sandblast.

In the anime

Major appearances

Sandaconda is set to debut in JN113.

Minor appearances

In the manga

 
Sandaconda in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sandaconda debuted in PASS12, under the ownership of Raihan. He used it in an unofficial battle against Henry's Sirfetch'd and won.

In the TCG

Main article: Sandaconda (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#313
Galar
Isle of Armor #175
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword When it contracts its body, over 220 pounds of sand sprays from its nose. If it ever runs out of sand, it becomes disheartened.
Shield Its unique style of coiling allows it to blast sand out of its sand sac more efficiently.
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Sword Its sand pouch has grown to tremendous proportions. More than 1,000,000 tons of sand now swirl around its body.
Shield Sand swirls around its body with such speed and power that it could pulverize a skyscraper.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 8, Lake of Outrage
Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle) Gigantamax Factor
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) Gigantamax Factor
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
Sw Wild Area News No hide 40, 50, 60 November 15 to December 4, 2019
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 70 November 15 to December 4, 2019
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 70 December 4, 2019 to January 9, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 70 December 20 to 25, 2019
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 70 December 31, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40 June 2 to 29, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40 June 17 to 28, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 60 August 1 to 31, 2020


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
72
132 - 179 254 - 348
107
100 - 174 197 - 344
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
Total:
510
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100100% 10
011 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Minimize Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100100% 20
1515 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2525 Glare Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
3030 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
3535 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
4242 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4949 Coil Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
5151 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandaconda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandaconda

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR87  TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR89  TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandaconda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandaconda

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
     Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
      
      
   
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
      
      
     
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
      
      
      
 
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
    Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandaconda in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Sandaconda in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandaconda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandaconda

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandaconda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandaconda

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandaconda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandaconda

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 176 Base Attack: 202 Base Defense: 207
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Mud Shot
Charged Attacks: Dig, Bulldoze, Earth Power

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Silicobra
 Ground 
 
Level 36
 
First evolution
Sandaconda
 Ground 


Forms

Gigantamax

 
Gigantamax Factor
 
Sandaconda
Sandaconda
 Ground 

 
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
 
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Sandaconda
 Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
   
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Sandaconda images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Sandaconda appears to be based on an anaconda, though it may also be based on various desert-dwelling snakes, such as the sidewinder, a snake that uses coiling and rippling motions to travel across sandy dunes. As its Pokédex entries state that it blasts sand out of its nose, it also may be based on a double-barreled gun. Sandaconda may also be based on the ball python, a snake that gets its name from their tendency to curl into a ball to hide their heads.

Its Gigantamax form may be based on a dust devil.

Name origin

Sandaconda may be a combination of sand and anaconda.

Sadaija may be a combination of 沙 sa (sand) and 大蛇 daija (serpent).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese サダイジャ Sadaija From sa and 大蛇 daija
  French Dunaconda From dune and anaconda
  Spanish Sandaconda Same as English name
  German Sanaconda From Sand and Anakonda
  Italian Sandaconda Same as English name
  Korean 사다이사 Sadaisa From 사 (沙) sa, 사 (蛇) sa, and a partial transliteration of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 沙螺蟒 Shāluómǎng From shā, luó, and mǎng
  Cantonese Chinese 沙螺蟒 Sālòhmóhng From , lòh, and móhng


Related articles

Notes

External links

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