Sandsear Storm (move)

Sandsear Storm
ねっさのあらし Hot-Sand Storm
Sandsear Storm IX.png
Sandsear Storm IX 2.png
Type  Ground
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  80%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Sandsear Storm (Japanese: ねっさのあらし Hot-Sand Storm) is a damage-dealing Ground-type move introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is the signature move of Landorus.


Generation VIII

Sandsear Storm inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of burning the target.

Category  Special
PP  5
Agile Strong
Power  95  75  115
Accuracy  80%  80%  90%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  30%  30%  50%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with burn

Generation IX

Sandsear Storm's PP was raised to 10 and its base power was increased to 100. It now has a 20% chance to burn each target. In battles with multiple opponents, Sandsear Storm targets all adjacent opponents.

When used during rain, Sandsear Storm bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.


Games Description
LA The user attacks by wrapping the target in fierce winds and searingly hot sand. This also leaves the target with a burn.
SV The user attacks by wrapping opposing Pokémon in fierce winds and searingly hot sand. This may also leave them with a burn.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
All forms
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 52 80
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Sandsear Storm is a Charged Attack that has been available since January 24, 2024.

  Sandsear Storm
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 140
Energy cost 100
Duration 2.3 seconds
Damage window 1.8-2.6 seconds
File:Sandsear Storm GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 60
Energy cost 45
Secondary effect   1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible

In other generations

Core series games


  • Sandsear Storm's description in Pokémon Legends: Arceus states that it "leaves the target with a burn", which erroneously implies that its additional affect is guaranteed. This error is not present in its variations' description.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 熱沙風暴 Yihtsā Fūngbouh
Mandarin 熱沙風暴 / 热沙风暴 Rèshā Fēngbào
  French Typhon Pyrosable
  German Wüstenorkan
  Italian Tempesta Ardente
  Korean 열사의폭풍 Yeolsa-ui Pokpung
  Spanish Simún de Arena

Variations of the move Springtide Storm
  Springtide StormBleakwind StormWildbolt StormSandsear Storm

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