Sandshrew (Pokémon)

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For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Sandshrew
Mouse Pokémon
サンド
Sand
#0027
Sandshrew
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Ground Unknown
Sandshrew
Ice Steel
Alolan Sandshrew
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Veil
Sandshrew
Snow Cloak
Alolan Sandshrew
Cacophony
Sand Rush
Sandshrew Hidden Ability
Slush Rush
Alolan Sandshrew Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Sandshrew
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Sandshrew
2'04" 0.7 m
Alolan Sandshrew
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
26.5 lbs. 12.0 kg
Sandshrew
88.2 lbs. 40.0 kg
Alolan Sandshrew
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
93
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
60
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Sandshrew
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HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Alolan Sandshrew
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Alolan Sandshrew
Pokédex color
Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Sandshrew (Japanese: サンド Sand) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Sandslash starting at level 22.

In Alola, Sandshrew has a dual-type Ice/Steel regional form. It evolves into Alolan Sandslash when exposed to an Ice Stone. These Sandshrew can also be found in Blueberry Academy's Terarium.

Biology

 
Sandshrew blending in with its surroundings

Sandshrew is a bipedal pholidote Pokémon, but runs on all fours in the anime. Its brick-patterned yellow hide is dry, and tough, blends in with desert sand, and protects its soft white underbelly and muzzle. Sandshrew has blue, almond-shaped eyes, a pointed snout, and triangular ears with white insides. Its tail is thick and conical. It has two long claws on each foot and three sharp claws on its forepaws, which are used to burrow.

Sandshrew spends much of its time hidden underground in deep burrows. It only emerges to lunge and drag in passing Bug-type Pokémon. Sandshrew can quickly curl into a tight ball to protect itself from great falls and opponents, but may also throw sand at attackers. While its body can efficiently absorb water to facilitate life in the desert, Sandshrew has been found in caves as well. It also lives deep underground in nests it has created from digging tunnels. Should hard rocks get in the way of digging, Sandshrew will use its sharp claws to remove them before continuing to dig. If it is too wet, its skin becomes wrinkly. It dries itself out by using the geothermal heat near a volcano. It is also known to bathe in sand, which helps remove dirt and moisture from its body.

Forms

 
Concept artwork of Alolan Sandshrew for Pokémon Sun and Moon

Sandshrew has a regional form: Alolan Sandshrew.

In the Alola region, Sandshrew migrated to snowy mountains due to the volcanic activity near the desert areas. Its body is a light, icy blue, with a cream-colored belly and muzzle. Thicker plates form a dome around its head and its ears resemble an igloo's entrances. In adapting to this cold climate, its body became larger and heavier with a shell of hard ice covering its hide. The shell is also made of very hard steel.

This steel-like covering grants it extra defense from predators like Sneasel, but it is unable to curl into a ball like its desert counterpart; smarter predators such as Weavile exploit its soft underbelly. Alolan Sandshrew can burrow itself in the snow to avoid being blown away by blizzards. Its claws allow it to move without slipping on icy surfaces, but it slides on its stomach when it needs to move quickly.[1] A traditional Alolan custom during festivals is a competition to see who can slide Alolan Sandshrew across the ice the farthest. They can also be found in the Polar Biome of Blueberry Academy's Terarium, where Alola's island life is simulated.

Evolution

Sandshrew evolves into Sandslash.

Alolan Sandshrew evolves into Alolan Sandslash.

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

Sandshrew

 
Unevolved
Sandshrew
 Ground 

 
First evolution
Sandslash
 Ground 

Alolan Sandshrew

 
Unevolved
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 Ice  Steel 

 
First evolution
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 Ice  Steel 

In the anime

Main series

 
Sandshrew in the anime
 
Alolan Sandshrew in the anime

Major appearances

A Sandshrew appeared in The Path to the Pokémon League, under the ownership of A.J. Despite A.J.'s seemingly harsh and barbaric training methods, like using a whip on it and training in a pool, it was very loyal to him.

In Pikachu's PikaBoo, a Sandshrew was one of the Pokémon that played hide-and-seek. Sandshrew hid by camouflaging itself in front of a brick wall.

In Sandshrew's Locker!, Mira enlisted Ash and his friends to help retrieve her Sandshrew after it was lost at the bottom of an artificial lake created by a dammed river.

In Not Caving Under Pressure!, multiple Alolan Sandshrew were menaced by a Tyranitar that wanted to take over their home inside a cave at Mount Lanakila. The group's leader, a giant Sandshrew, later evolved into an Alolan Sandslash after touching an Ice Stone.

In HZ021, Ann revealed to Liko that she had caught herself a Sandshrew.

Minor appearances

 
A Sandshrew Egg in the anime

Sandshrew debuted in Pokémon - I Choose You!, where Ash and Pikachu passed three Sandshrew while being chased by a flock of wild Spearow.

Near the beginning of Clefairy and the Moon Stone, an ailing Sandshrew was seen lying down. Seymour described as it "drying out" because of the significant increase of light sources inside Mt. Moon.

A Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in Electric Shock Showdown.

In Pokémon Fashion Flash, a Sandshrew was on Scissor Street.

In Sparks Fly for Magnemite, a Sandshrew was in Gringey City's Pokémon Center.

A Sandshrew appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Sandshrew was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving for Giovanni.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Sandshrew was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, a Sandshrew was living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In The Lost Lapras, a Trainer's Sandshrew was brought to the Pokémon Center.

In The Joy of Pokémon, a Trainer's Sandshrew was treated by the Nurse Joy of an unnamed island.

In The Power of One, a Sandshrew sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

Two wild Sandshrew appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure. One of them helped the Trainers' Pokémon and Elekid save the Exeggcute nests and Togepi during a storm.

In Tanks a Lot!, multiple Sandshrew fled from Team Rocket's rampaging Arbotank.

In The Fortune Hunters, a Sandshrew was stolen by Butch and Cassidy.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Sandshrew participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

Multiple Sandshrew appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

In Got Miltank?, a Sandshrew was an inhabitant of a Pokémon-exclusive oasis.

In Throwing in the Noctowl, two Sandshrew were living at Wings Alexander's barn.

A Sandshrew appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

In A Tyrogue Full of Trouble, a Sandshrew received an apple from a Tyrogue.

In Showdown at the Oak Corral, two Sandshrew were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Sandshrew to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

A Sandshrew made a brief cameo in Destiny Deoxys.

In Hi Ho Silver Wind! and Deceit and Assist, a Coordinator's Sandshrew participated in the Hoenn Grand Festival.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, a Sandshrew appeared during the opening sequence, while another was living in the Tree of Beginning.

A Coordinator's Sandshrew appeared in The Saffron Con.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Sandshrew participated in the Terracotta Contest.

In Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!, a Sandshrew was hypnotized by Team Rocket.

In Drifloon On the Wind!, Marnie fed a Sandshrew.

A Sandshrew appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1). Two additional Sandshrew appeared in the follow-up episode.

A Sandshrew made a brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Sandshrew appeared in Camping It Up!.

In Battling a Cute Drama!, a Sandshrew was at the Shelter Town's Pokémon Center.

Multiple Sandshrew made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in Lost at the League!.

A Sandshrew appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!.

In Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, a Sandshrew was a resident of Allearth Forest.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, a Sandshrew was residing in a forest.

A Sandshrew appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

A Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!.

A Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!.

Two Sandshrew appeared in I Choose You!. One was among the Pokémon taking shelter from the rain in a cave alongside Entei.

In Getting a Jump on the Competition!, two Alolan Sandshrew were on Mount Lanakila.

A Trainer's Alolan Sandshrew appeared in Battling Besties!.

A Trainer's Alolan Sandshrew appeared in Aim For The Eight!.

A Sandshrew appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

A Sandshrew appeared in The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP047 Sandshrew Dawn's Pokédex Sandshrew, the Mouse Pokémon. Sandshrew hates moisture and lives in holes it digs in dry places. It protects itself by curling into a ball.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM060 Sandshrew Rotom Pokédex Sandshrew, Alola Form. The Mouse Pokémon. An Ice and Steel type. Their outer armor is like steel, which prevents them from rolling up into a ball.

Pokémon Origins

 
Sandshrew in Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Sandshrew was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

A Sandshrew appeared in a flashback in File 2: Cubone.

A Sandshrew appeared in File 3: Giovanni. It was seen being experimented on as part of the Master Ball's development at Silph Co..

Pokémon Evolutions

In The Show, a Sandshrew briefly appeared under the ownership of a Trainer in Ecruteak City.

POKÉTOON

A Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in Blossom's Dream.

In the manga

 
Alolan Sandshrew in Pokémon Adventures

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Professor Oak owns a Sandshrew, which appeared in Clefairy in Space. It was used to stop a wild Clefairy from causing mischief.

Pokémon Adventures

Sandshrew debuted in Onix is On!, battling Red's Bulbasaur as a Pewter Gym Trainer's Pokémon.

Red caught a Sandshrew prior to Make Way for Magmar!, which he used to fight a pair of Magmar.

A Sandshrew appeared in Murkrow Row as one of the residents of Gold's house.

A Sandshrew appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in Plugging Past Electrike I.

A Trainer's Sandshrew appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z.

Alolan Sandshrew debuted in Shock!! Father in the Pendant!, where one was seen on Mount Lanakila.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Sandshrew appeared in GDZ45, under the ownership of a contestant.

In the TCG

Main article: Sandshrew (TCG)

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Sandshrew appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#027
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
Blue
Yellow Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
Stadium When hunting, it hides at the lip of its burrow. If prey comes close, it lunges out and drags in the prey instantly.
Generation II Johto
#048
Gold If it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
Silver Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Crystal It prefers dry, sandy places because it uses the sand to protect itself when threatened.
Stadium 2 If it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
Generation III Hoenn
#112
Kanto
#027
Ruby Sandshrew's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
Sapphire Sandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.
Emerald When it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce off harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough and solid as a result of living in the desert.
FireRed It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
LeafGreen Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#048
Diamond To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
SoulSilver Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #113
Black To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
White
Black 2 It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #097
Hoenn
#117
X It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
Y Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Omega Ruby Sandshrew's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
Alpha Sapphire Sandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert to sleep.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #251
Alola
USUM: #328
Kanto
#027
Sun It can roll its body into a ball. It moves through the desert by rolling at high speeds.
Moon It usually makes its home in deserts and arid zones, where rain does not fall. It digs holes to catch Bug-type Pokémon.
Ultra Sun It lives in areas of limited rainfall. When danger approaches, it curls up into a ball to protect its soft stomach.
Ultra Moon When its skin gets wrinkled from moisture, it heads for a volcano. It lies flat on a spot with a lot of geothermal heat and dries itself out.
Let's Go Pikachu Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
Let's Go Eevee
Alolan Sandshrew
Sun It lives on snowy mountains. Its steel shell is very hard—so much so, it can't roll its body up into a ball.
Moon An ancient tradition of Alolan festivals, still carried on to this day, is a competition to slide Sandshrew across ice as far as one can.
Ultra Sun After fleeing a volcanic eruption, it ended up moving to an area of snowy mountains. Its ice shell is as hard as steel.
Ultra Moon The skin on its back is as hard as steel. Predators go after its soft belly, so it clings to the ground desperately.
Let's Go Pikachu Its ice-covered body lets it slide across the ground with bullet-like speed, sending its enemies flying when it hits them.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #168
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It loves to bathe in the grit of dry, sandy areas. By sand bathing, this Pokémon rids itself of dirt and moisture clinging to its body.
Shield It burrows into the ground to create its nest. If hard stones impede its tunneling, it uses its sharp claws to scatter them and then carries on digging.
Brilliant Diamond To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
Shining Pearl
Alolan Sandshrew
Sword Life on mountains covered with deep snow has granted this Pokémon a body of ice that's as hard as steel.
Shield It lives in snowy mountains on southern islands. When a blizzard rolls in, this Pokémon hunkers down in the snow to avoid getting blown away.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#116
Blueberry
#155
Scarlet It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
Violet No matter how high a place it falls from, this Pokémon can save itself by rolling in a ball and bouncing.
Alolan Sandshrew
Scarlet It lives on snowy mountains. Its steel shell is very hard—so much so, it can’t roll its body up into a ball.
Violet An ancient tradition of Alolan festivals, still carried on to this day, is a competition to slide Sandshrew across ice as far as one can.


   
Sandshrew in the Alola Pokédex Alolan Sandshrew in the Alola Pokédex
   
Sandshrew in the Kitakami Pokédex Alolan Sandshrew in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Trade
Blue
Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 23
Blue (Japan)
Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 23
Yellow
Routes 3 and 4, Mt. Moon
Generation II
Gold
Union Cave, Mt. Moon
Silver
Goldenrod Game Corner
Crystal
Routes 3 and 4, Union Cave, Mt. MoonMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 111 and 113
Emerald
Route 111, Mirage Tower
FireRed
Trade, Event
LeafGreen
Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 23
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Rock Poké Spot
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Wayward Cave (LeafGreen)
Platinum
Wayward Cave (LeafGreen)
HeartGold
Union Cave, Mt. Moon
Safari Zone (Desert, default)
SoulSilver
Goldenrod Game Corner
Safari Zone (Desert, default)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Breed Sandslash
Black 2 White 2
Desert Resort, Relic Castle
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Ground)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 111 and 113
Generation VII
Sun
Trade, Pokémon Bank
Moon
Mount Lanakila, Tapu Village (Alolan Form)
Pokémon Bank (Kantonian Form)
Ultra Sun
Trade, Pokémon Bank
Ultra Moon
Mount Lanakila, Tapu Village (Alolan Form)
Pokémon Bank (Kantonian Form)
Let's Go Pikachu
Routes 3 and 4 (Kantonian Form)
Trade Kantonian Sandshrew in Celadon City (Alolan Form)
Let's Go Eevee
Trade
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Warm-Up Tunnel (Kantonian Form)
Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern (Max Raid Battle) (Kantonian Form)
Reward for finding at least 30 Alolan Diglett (Alolan Form)
Brilliant Diamond
Trade (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Alolan Form)
Shining Pearl
Grand Underground - Spacious Cave, Rocky Cave, Sandsear Cave, Big Bluff Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex) (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Alolan Form)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Scarlet)
Reveler's Road, Oni Mountain, Wistful Fields, Paradise Barrens, Kitakami Wilds (Kantonian Form)
Union Circle (Alolan Form)
Tera Raid Battles (1★, 3★) (Kantonian Form)
Tera Raid Battle Search (3★) (Alolan Form)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Violet)
Reveler's Road, Oni Mountain, Wistful Fields, Paradise Barrens, Kitakami Wilds (Kantonian Form)
Chargestone Cavern, Polar Biome (Alolan Form)
Tera Raid Battles (1★, 3★) (Kantonian Form)
Tera Raid Battles (3★) (Alolan Form)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Valley
Pinball
Blue Field: Mt. Moon, Vermilion City Streets, Rock Mountain, Saffron City, Indigo Plateau
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 2, Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 9, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Magma Cavern (B1F-B6F), Buried Relic (B36F-B59F), Desert Region (1F-6F), Joyous Tower (68F-73F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Northern Desert (1F-15F), Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
MD Sky
Northern Desert (1F-15F), Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Ruins
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode B)
Ranger: GS
Daybreak Ruins, Mitonga Road, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Variety Battle: It's Drill Time!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Tu
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Dusty Desert (All Areas), Fairy Land: Heat-Wave Desert (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Zapdos Sea, Entei Sea, Lugia Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal (Kantonian Form)
Jirachi SeaFinal (Alolan Form)
Generation VIII
MD DX
Magma Cavern (1F-6F), Buried Relic (50F-51F, 75F-80F), Desert Region (1F-6F), Joyous Tower (74F-78F)
Fainted Pokémon: Tiny Woods
New Snap
Sweltering SandsNight, Barren BadlandsNight Level 2
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 661 (Kantonian Form)
Event: Pokémon Safari (14th release; Kantonian Form)
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#8) (Alolan Form)
Masters EX
Egg events (Rock- and Ground-Type Egg Event, Fire- and Ground-Type Egg Event, Ground- and Fighting-Type Egg Event): Scottie/Bettie & SandshrewEgg (Kantonian Form)


In events

Sandshrew
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Sandshrew English United States 12 September 25, 2004
Alolan Sandshrew
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Pokémon Sun & Moon Alolan Sandshrew Korean region Online 10 May 9 to June 30, 2017

Held items

Sandshrew

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
  Berry (100%)
Yellow
Ruby Sapphire
Emerald
XD
  Quick Claw (100%)
Diamond Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black 2 White 2
X Y
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sword Shield
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

Alolan Sandshrew

Games Held items
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon

Stats

Base stats

Sandshrew
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
300
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 30.
Alolan Sandshrew
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
10
13 - 68 22 - 130
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
300
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Sandshrew

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:

Alolan Sandshrew

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Sandshrew
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
033 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
066 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
099 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1212 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
1515 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
1818 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2121 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
2424 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2727 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3030 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
3636 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
3939 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4242 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
4545 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Alolan Sandshrew
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
033 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
066 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
099 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1212 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
1515 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
1818 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
2121 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
2424 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2727 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
3030 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
3636 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
3939 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4242 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00——% 10
4545 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Sandshrew
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM090  TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM095  TM095 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM105  TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic 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
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM176  TM176 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM179  TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM180  TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM183  TM183 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
TM186  TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM215  TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Sandshrew
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Alolan Sandshrew
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM046  TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM069  TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM095  TM095 Leech Life Bug 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
TM105  TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM170  TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM180  TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM183  TM183 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
TM187  TM187 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM212  TM212 Triple Axel Ice Physical 02020 090}}90% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Sandshrew
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Sandshrew
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Hone Claws Dark Status —% 15
Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandshrew
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Alolan Sandshrew
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Hone Claws Dark Status —% 15
Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandshrew
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandshrew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandshrew

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slam Sandshrew (McDonald Pack 16)

Side game data

Sandshrew

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.4%
Friend Area: Furnace Desert
Phrases
51%-100% HP Defense Curl makes me better protected!
26%-50% HP I have only half my HP left...
1%-25% HP I'm close to fainting... Can I just curl up somewhere?
Level up Yeah! I leveled!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Deliver a letter from Sandshrew in Sahra Town to Sandslash in Noe Town
Connected to: Sandslash, Onix
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal I like to roll into a ball!
Low HP (< 50%) I wanna roll into a ball...
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:  
Ground
Field move:  
(Tunnel ×1)
Browser entry R-194
It hurls lumps of sand to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Ground
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Ground
Field move:
(past)
 
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-180/N-010
It triggers tremors and opens fissures that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 50 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#680
 

Damage Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.
  Swappable Skill(s): Three Force


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 126 Base Defense: 120
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Mud Shot
Charged Attacks: Dig, Rock Slide, Sand Tomb*, Rock Tomb, Frustration , Return 
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #125
The skin on Sandshrew’s back is very hard, and Sandshrew protects itself by curling into a ball. This also helps it move around faster—it can just roll across the desert!

Alolan Sandshrew

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ice
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#680
 

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 125 Base Defense: 129
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Powder Snow
Charged Attacks: Blizzard, Gyro Ball, Night Slash, Frustration , Return 

Evolution data

Sandshrew

 
Unevolved
Sandshrew
 Ground 
 
Level 22
 
First evolution
Sandslash
 Ground 


Alolan Sandshrew

 
Unevolved
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 Ice  Steel 
 
Ice Stone
 
First evolution
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 Ice  Steel 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Sandshrew images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Alolan Sandshrew and its Alolan evolved form.
  • Sandshrew and its evolved form both share their category name with Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Raichu, Pawmi, and Pawmo. They are all known as the Mouse Pokémon, though Rattata and Raticate were originally called the Rat Pokémon prior to Generation III.
  • Alolan Sandshrew has the lowest base Special Attack stat of any Pokémon, tied with Shuckle, Feebas, and Bonsly.
    • Sandshrew has the lowest base Special Attack stat of all Ground-type Pokémon.
  • Both Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew have Abilities that boost evasion in certain weather (Sandstorm for Sandshrew and Hail for Alolan Sandshrew) and Hidden Abilities that boost Speed in those same weather conditions.
  • Alolan Sandshrew can be seen as a parallel to Alolan Vulpix. Both were initially introduced in Generation I and got Alolan Forms in Sun and Moon. Both Pokémon are Ice-types, with Vulpix being exclusive to Sun and Sandshrew being exclusive to Moon. Furthermore, both Pokémon evolve when exposed to an Ice Stone.

Origin

Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Sandshrew may be based on the armadillo or pangolin, mammals with hard scales and sharp claws, can curl up into a ball, and live in desert regions. Both Sandshrew and Sandslash are mentioned to have poisonous claws, similar to how some species of the shrew are venomous.

Alolan Sandshrew seems to also be based on an igloo and a curling stone.

Name origin

Sandshrew may be a combination of sand and shrew.

Sand is simply sand.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese サンド Sand From sand
  French Sabelette From sable and belette
  Spanish Sandshrew Same as English name
  German Sandan From Sand
  Italian Sandshrew Same as English name
  Korean 모래두지 Moreduji From 모래 morae and 두더지 dudeoji
  Mandarin Chinese 穿山鼠 Chuānshānshǔ From 穿山甲 chuānshānshǔjiǎ and shǔ
  Cantonese Chinese 穿山鼠 Chyūnsāansyú From 穿山甲 chyūnsāangaap and syú


Related articles

References

External links


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