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#552: Krokorok Krokorok
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Sandile (disambiguation).
Sandile
Desert Croc Pokémon
メグロコ
Meguroco
#551
Sandile



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Dark
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Moxie Cacophony
Cacophony
Anger Point
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
180 (33.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Sandile
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Weight
33.5 lbs. 15.2 kg
Sandile
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
58
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Sandile
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F551.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Sandile (Japanese: メグロコ Meguroco) is a dual-type Ground/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Krokorok starting at level 29, which evolves into Krookodile starting at level 40.

Contents

Biology

Sandile is a short, quadruped with a long snout and tail. Its body is mostly light brown with the exception of black stripes crossing over and under its legs and its pink underbelly. It has a black stripe on its snout in front of its eyes, and black covering the tip of its tail. Its eyes resemble shaded binoculars and are shrouded in black all around their front. The black is a membrane that prevents sand from getting in Sandile's eyes and helps it see in the harsh desert sun. Its long snout is tipped by two protruding nostrils, and its mouth comprises the bottom half. Its feet are flat and contain three sharp, black claws. They are attached to stubby legs on its sides.

Sandile is only found in deserts, with the exception of Alola. It usually burrows under the surface, with only its nose and eyes above the sand. Due to being so close to the surface, it can move around the desert and allow the heat of the sand to regulate its body temperature. This also serves as a way of hiding from enemies. When the sun sets, it burrows deep into the sand to sleep until sunrise. As seen in the anime, in the wild, Sandile can be mischievous and potentially troublesome to humans. However, Sandile will protect another of its species, and can be caring at times. Sandile is known as "the cleaner of the desert", as it mostly eats anything that collapses in the desert or walks near it, including its favorite prey Trapinch. The reason is because it is not very good at hunting down prey.

In the anime

Sandile in the anime

Major appearances

Sunglasses Sandile

A Sandile wearing sunglasses debuted in A Sandile Gusher of Change!. He reappeared in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!, and then in Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!, where he evolved into a Krokorok. He was eventually caught by Ash in Battling the Bully!. Later, in Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!, he evolved into a Krookodile during a battle against Iris's Dragonite.

Other

Multiple Sandile appeared in A Sandile Gusher of Change!, where they were led by the Sunglasses Sandile. They were trying to lead a group of other Pokémon to safety.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Dreams by the Yard Full!.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in A Connoisseur's Revenge!, where it was one of the Pokémon at a Poké Mart near Castelia City.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Iris's flashback in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!.

A Sandile appeared in Crisis from the Underground Up!.

Multiple Sandile appeared in Lost at the Stamp Rally!.

Multiple Sandile appeared in Ash Versus the Champion!.

A Sandile appeared in a flashback in A Maractus Musical!.

A Sandile appeared in The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!, under the ownership of a shopper at the Driftveil Market.

A Trainer's Sandile made a cameo appearance in Cilan Takes Flight!.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

A Sandile appeared in Crisis at Ferroseed Research!.

A Sandile appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1.

Multiple Sandile appeared in All for the Love of Meloetta!.

A Sandile briefly appeared in the elder's flashback in A Village Homecoming!.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Curtain Up, Unova League!.

A Sandile briefly appeared in Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, under the ownership of Antonio. It was seen with him during the Vertress Conference.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!.

A Sandile appeared in a fantasy or a flashback in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Summer of Discovery!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, where it was one of the Pokémon that participated in the Pokémon Summer Camp. Another Trainer's Sandile also appeared in a fantasy in the latter episode.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

Multiple Sandile appeared in Deceiving Appearances!, where they were among the Pokémon seen at Aether Paradise. They reappeared in Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!.

A Sandile appeared in Some Kind of Laziness!, where they were walking through the Ruins of Abundance.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Securing the Future!, where it joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Battle Royal 151!, where it competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in The Battlefield of Truth and Love!, where it was seen at Manalo Stadium.

A Sandile appeared in JN014, where it was a resident of the Ruins of the Titan at the Desert Resort. It was caught by Goh after being defeated by his Scorbunny. Sandile reappeared in JN023.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW003 Sandile Ash's Pokédex Sandile, the Desert Croc Pokémon. A dark membrane protects its eyes from the sun, and it buries itself in the sand with its eyes and nose sticking out.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

A Sandile appeared in Justice Trainer Shin Appears!, under the ownership of Togari. It was used in Togari's first battle against Shin, who was rescuing a girl's Cottonee from him.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Sandile is one of the Pokémon employed by White in her BW Agency. Apparently, it can cry on cue. It first appeared in Lights, Camera...Action.

A Sandile appeared in a fantasy in An Odd Speech.

A Trainer's Sandile appeared in Into the Quarterfinals!.

A Sandile liberated by Team Plasma appeared in a flashback in Pokédex Lecture.

A Worker's Sandile appeared in PS546.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Sandile appeared in The White Scroll: Oichi's Worries, under the ownership of Masanori. It was revealed to have evolved into a Fraxure in a flashback in The Blue Scroll: Mitsunari, Kiyomasa, and Masanori.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Sandile appeared in PMHGSS23.

In the TCG

Main article: Sandile (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #057
Unova
B2W2: #099
Black They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.
White It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.
Black 2 They live hidden under hot desert sands in order to keep their body temperature from dropping.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #043
Hoenn
#—
X It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.
Y They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.
Omega Ruby It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.
Alpha Sapphire They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #232
Alola
USUM: #301
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It submerges itself in sand and moves as if swimming. This wise behavior keeps its enemies from finding it and maintains its temperature.
Moon It conceals itself in the sand and chomps down on the legs of any prey that unwarily walk over it. Its favorite food is Trapinch.
Ultra Sun Alola, where it's warm all year round, is a comfortable environment for this Pokémon. Sometimes you'll even see it outside of deserts.
Ultra Moon Sandile's still not good at hunting, so it mostly eats things that have collapsed in the desert. It's called “the cleaner of the desert.”
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #176
Sword The desert gets cold at night, so when the sun sets, this Pokémon burrows deep into the sand and sleeps until sunrise.
Shield Sandile is small, but its legs and lower body are powerful. Pushing sand aside as it goes, Sandile moves through the desert as if it's swimming.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Route 4, Desert Resort, Relic Castle
Black 2 White 2
Route 4, Desert Resort, Relic Castle
Desert Resort (N's Pokémon)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 9, Friend Safari (Dark)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 111 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Haina Desert
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Krokorok or Krookodile
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Potbottom Desert

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Rugged Flats, Field: Rugged Flats
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Conquest
Terrera, Cragspur, Yaksha
MD GTI
Tempting Path (1F-9F), Telluric Path (B1-B10), Redland Reaches (1F-10F), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Axe Rock (4F-14F)
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Protect Pichu in the Forest
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Tu
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 327
Rumble World
Black Realm: Rugged Flats (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (All Areas)
Picross
Area 12: Stage 02

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon Black Glasses Black Glasses (5%)
Sword Shield Black Glasses Black Glasses (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
292
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 ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Power Trip Dark Physical 02020 100100% 10
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
033 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
066 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
099 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
1212 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1818 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2121 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
2424 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2727 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3030 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
3333 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
3636 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
3939 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM37Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM66Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckWooperQuagsire Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
ZigzagoonLinooneLucarioLycanrocLycanroc
MudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderace
SkwovetGreedentObstagoon
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
TaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonDunsparceZigzagoonZigzagoonLinoone
LinooneHippopotasHippowdonLeafeonGlaceon
SylveonStuffulBewearPassimianScorbunny
RabootCinderaceWoolooDubwool
Obstagoon
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetales Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandile 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 Sandile in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
Sw Sh IoA Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
Sw Sh IoA Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2551.png Strong: Oshawott icon.pngSnivy icon.png Weak: Pikachu icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He admires Krokorok. He thinks he is good at lying and being devious, but in fact, his face can be read like a book.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP551.png HP: ★★ Move: Mud-Slap
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Intimidate
Ability 2: Moxie
Ability 3: Celebrate
Defense:
Speed: ★★★
Evolves into Krokorok when its Attack is 80 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Isuke and Yukitaka
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT551.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ground
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 5

#462
Shuffle551.png

Prank
Sometimes changes when a foe will next disrupt your play.


Pokémon GO
GO551.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 132 Base Defense: 69
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Bite, Mud-Slap
Charged Attacks: Dig, Crunch, Bulldoze

Evolution

551Sandile.png
Unevolved
Sandile
 Ground  Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 29
552Krokorok.png
First evolution
Krokorok
 Ground  Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 40
553Krookodile.png
Second evolution
Krookodile
 Ground  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 551.png Spr b 5b 551.png Spr 5b 551.png Spr b 5b 551.png
Spr 5b 551 s.png Spr b 5b 551 s.png Spr 5b 551 s.png Spr b 5b 551 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 551.png Spr b 6x 551.png Spr 6x 551.png Spr b 6x 551.png
Spr 6x 551 s.png Spr b 6x 551 s.png Spr 6x 551 s.png Spr b 6x 551 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 551.png Spr b 7s 551.png Spr 7s 551.png Spr b 7s 551.png
Spr 7s 551 s.png Spr b 7s 551 s.png Spr 7s 551 s.png Spr b 7s 551 s.png
Front Back Front Back
551MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Sandile images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon have the same type combination as Sandile and its evolved forms.

Origin

Sandile seems to be based on a crocodile; it has traits from both the slender-snouted crocodile and the spectacled caiman. Its striped design is similar to a stereotypical burglar. Based on its Pokédex entry, it also seems to be inspired by a sandfish, a desert skink that is able to "swim" through the sand.

Name origin

Sandile is a combination of sand and crocodile and also a play on sandal, which is footwear used for walking on sand.

Meguroco may be a combination of 目黒 meguro (black-eyed) and crocodile.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese メグロコ Meguroco From 目黒 meguro and crocodile
France Flag.png French Mascaïman From masque and caïman
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sandile Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ganovil From Ganove and Krokodil
Italy Flag.png Italian Sandile Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깜눈크 Kkamnunku From 깜깜 kkamkkam, nun, and crocodile
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 黑眼鱷 Hākngáahnngohk From 黑眼 hākngáahn and ngohk
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 黑眼鱷 / 黑眼鳄 Hēiyǎn'è From 黑眼 hēiyǎn and 鱷 / 鳄 è


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