Sandaconda (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Sandaconda
Sand Snake Pokémon
サダイジャ
Sadaija
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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
20 cycles
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
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Def
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Sp.Def
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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
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Gigantamax Sandaconda
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
External Links

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 can Gigantamax into Gigantamax Sandaconda if it has the Gigantamax Factor.

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. Some of the sand is combined with Sandaconda's own saliva to form 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.

Sandaconda and its pre-evolution, Silicobra, are the only known Pokémon that can have Sand Spit as an Ability.

Forms

Sandaconda has a Gigantamax form.

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 G-Max Move G-Max Sandblast.

Gigantamax Sandaconda
 

Evolution

Sandaconda evolves from Silicobra.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Silicobra
 Ground 

 
First evolution
Sandaconda
 Ground 

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.
Generation IX Paldea
#271
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It will expand its body as much as it can and then contract itself, blasting out sand with enough force to wash away a dump truck.
Violet The sand it spews contains sharp, pointy gravel, which is actually just sand that Sandaconda's saliva has hardened into irregular shapes.


 
Sandaconda in the Paldea Pokédex

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
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
West Province: Asado Desert
Tera Raid Battles (4★)


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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
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

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008  TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM026  TM026 Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100}}100% 25
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM076  TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099  TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM106  TM106 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133  TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM160  TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM176  TM176 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM186  TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM200  TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM215  TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}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 or an alternate form of Sandaconda

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 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
  • 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 IX
Other generations:
VIII
 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
File:GO844.png Base HP: 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

Form data

Gigantamax

 
Gigantamax Factor
 
Sandaconda
Sandaconda
 Ground 

 
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
 
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Sandaconda
 Ground 

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Silicobra
 Ground 
 
Level 36
 
First evolution
Sandaconda
 Ground 


Sprites

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


In the anime

 
Sandaconda in the anime

Major appearances

Sandaconda debuted in Chasing to the Finish!, under the ownership of Lyla. It was used to battle Goh and Gary, alongside Sterling's Runerigus, before being defeated by Blastoise and Cinderace.

Minor appearances


In the manga

 
Sandaconda in Pokémon Adventures
 
Gigantamax Sandaconda in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

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

A Gigantamaxed Sandaconda appeared in PASS41, being one of many Pokémon to suddenly Gigantamax.

In the TCG

Main article: Sandaconda (TCG)

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 its tendency to curl into a ball to hide its head.

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

References

External links


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