Sandstorm (move)

Sandstorm
すなあらし Sandstorm
Sandstorm VIII.png
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Type  Rock
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon on the field
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that successfully showed their appeal.

Sandstorm (Japanese: すなあらし Sandstorm) is a non-damaging Rock-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM37 from Generations II to VII, and is TM32 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation II

When this move is used, a sandstorm will brew. This effect will last for 5 turns. This clears any other weather, but will fail when the weather is already sandstorm.

While Sandstorm is in effect, all Pokémon who are neither Steel-, Rock-, nor Ground-type will be damaged ⅛ of their maximum HP at the end of each turn. Pokémon in the semi-invulnerable turn of Dig will also not take damage from Sandstorm, regardless of type. Also, the moves Synthesis, Morning Sun, and Moonlight will recover only half as much HP as under clear conditions.

Generation III

The damage inflicted at the end of each turn is decreased to 1/16 of the Pokémon's maximum HP. Pokémon with the Sand Veil Ability have the accuracy of any move used against them modified by a factor of 4/5 when Sandstorm is in effect, and are immune to Sandstorm's damaging effect. Moonlight, Synthesis, and Morning Sun now only restore ¼ of the user's maximum HP. Dive will also prevent damage from Sandstorm during the semi-invulnerable turn.

Additionally, Weather Ball becomes Rock-type.

Sandstorm can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing certain moves (Mud Shot, Mud-Slap, Mud Sport, Sand-Attack, Sand Tomb and Weather Ball) to have their base appeal points doubled if used in the next turn.

Generation IV onward

All Rock-type Pokémon will now have their Special Defense raised by 50% for the duration of the sandstorm. Also, if a Smooth Rock is held when Sandstorm is used, its duration is lengthened from 5 to 8 turns.

Pokémon with the Sand Rush Ability have their Speed doubled, while Pokémon with Sand Force get a power boost of 30% for their Rock-, Ground- and Steel-type moves. Both of these Abilities grant an immunity to Sandstorm's damaging effect. Sandstorms increase the health recovered from Shore Up from ½ to ⅔ of the user's maximum HP.

If heavy rain, extremely harsh sunlight, or strong winds are present, Sandstorm will fail.

Sandstorm can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing any of the moves Sand Attack, Sand Tomb and Weather Ball to give an extra three base appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Rockium Z into Z-Sandstorm, the user's Speed stat is raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An attack that creates a sandstorm. The effect causes damage to both combatants.
GSC Inflicts damage every turn.
RSEColo.XD Causes a sandstorm that rages for several turns.*
Causes a sandstorm that hits the foe over several turns.RSE*
Causes a sandstorm that hits the target over several turns.ColoXD*
FRLG A 5-turn sandstorm that damages all types except Rock, Ground and Steel.
DPPtHGSS A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel.*
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.*
PBR A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
SMUSUM A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.
SwSh A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field 45 53 37 37BW
42B2W2
42 42 42
028   Sandslash
  Field Field 52 62 52 52BW
42B2W2
42XY
48ORAS
48 56
050   Diglett
  Field Field 28
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 28
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field 30
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 30
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 36 33RSE
34FRLG
22 25BW
52B2W2
52 52 40
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 36 33RSE
34FRLG
22 25BW
52B2W2
52 52 40
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster 8 8 5 5 5 5 39
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 47
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 47
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral 31 37 37BW
36B2W2
36XY
34ORAS
34
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon 49 49 49BW
44B2W2
44XY
36ORAS
36 32
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon 49 49 49BW
44B2W2
44XY
36ORAS
36 32
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 53 49 49BW
44B2W2
44XY
36ORAS
36 32
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like 45 53 53 53XY
50ORAS
50
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like 53 65 65 65XY
54ORAS
54
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral 31 37 34BW
41B2W2
41XY
40ORAS
40 39
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 31 40 34BW
47B2W2
47XY
46ORAS
46 43
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon 13 13 13 13 48
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon 13 13 13 13 58
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 62
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field 24
450   Hippowdon
  Field Field 24
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral 37 37BW
36B2W2
36XY
34ORAS
34
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral 33 33 33 36
525   Boldore
  Mineral Mineral 42 42 42 42
526   Gigalith
  Mineral Mineral 42 42 42 42
529   Drilbur
  Field Field 40 40 40 20
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field 49 49 49 20
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field 40 40 40 30
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field 44 44 44 32
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field 48 48 48 32
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 61 55 60
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 35 64
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 54 60
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 60 68
843   Silicobra
  Field Dragon 35
844   Sandaconda
  Field Dragon 35
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
TM37
III
TM37
IV
TM37
V
TM37
VI
TM37
VII
TM37
VIII
TM32
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
050   Diglett
  Field Field
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
128   Tauros
  Field Field
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
231   Phanpy
  Field Field
232   Donphan
  Field Field
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
241   Miltank
  Field Field
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
304   Aron
 
 
Monster Monster
305   Lairon
 
 
Monster Monster
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
340   Whiscash
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
351   Castform
  Fairy Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
389   Torterra
 
 
Monster Grass
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
423   Gastrodon
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field
450   Hippowdon
  Field Field
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral
525   Boldore
  Mineral Mineral
526   Gigalith
  Mineral Mineral
529   Drilbur
  Field Field
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
734   Yungoos
  Field Field
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
749   Mudbray
  Field Field
750   Mudsdale
  Field Field
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
774   Minior
 
 
Mineral Mineral
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1
837   Rolycoly
  Mineral Mineral
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral
843   Silicobra
  Field Dragon
844   Sandaconda
  Field Dragon
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
874   Stonjourner
  Mineral Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Sandstorm is a move with 14PP. It turns the current floor's weather to sandstorm for 18 turns. This move is affected by Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the weather will not end unless changed or the player has moved to the next floor.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 2 —% Entire Field Causes a sandstorm.*

Description

Games Description
MDRB Changes the dungeon floor's weather to Sandstorm for several turns.
MDTDS Changes the floor's weather to a Sandstorm condition.
BSL フロアの てんきを 『すなあらし』にかえる
MDGtI It changes the floor's weather to a Sandstorm condition. During a Sandstorm, all Pokémon except Rock, Ground, and Steel types keep taking damage.
SMD It changes the floor's weather to a sandstorm. During a sandstorm, all Pokémon except Rock, Ground, and Steel types keep taking damage.


In the anime

       
Flygon Carbink Boldore Gible
The user releases sand at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Sandslash Sandslash crosses its arms and spins around counter-clockwise, whipping up a sandstorm.
Jenaro's Sandslash Hi Ho Silver... Away! Debut
  Pupitar Pupitar's eyes flash blue, and it whips up a sandstorm from its body.
Ritchie's Cruise The Mystery is History None
Rico's Pupitar A Poached Ego! None
  Steelix Steelix lifts its head straight up and spins around, creating a sand tornado, or the rocks with the giant spikes on Steelix's upper-body spin rapidly and sand is released from them, or Steelix floats into the air and starts rapidly spinning around in circles. It then fires a sandstorm at the opponent from its body.
Jasmine's Steelix Nerves of Steelix! None
Hun's Steelix The Legend of Thunder! None
Harrison's Steelix Playing with Fire! None
A wild Steelix All Torkoal, No Play None
  Onix Onix releases a sandstorm from its body.
Brock's Onix Entei at Your Own Risk None
  Nosepass Nosepass's nose glows light blue and a sandstorm whips up, or Nosepass spins around, releasing a spiraling sand tornado from its body at the opponent.
Roxanne's Nosepass A Winner by a Nosepass None
Alan's Nosepass Nosing 'Round the Mountain! None
A Coordinator's Nosepass Battling the Generation Gap! None
  Camerupt Camerupt blows air out of its nose, making dirt from the ground come up and creating a sandstorm.
Vicky Winstrate's Camerupt Candid Camerupt! None
  Cacnea Cacnea spins on one foot, releasing a tornado of sand and sending it at the opponent, or Cacnea waves its arms in circles and a sandstorm comes off its body, blowing the opponent away.
James's Cacnea ZigZag Zangoose! None
  Magcargo Magcargo goes into its shell and spins around quickly, making a sandstorm appear.
Flannery's Mag Going, Going, Yawn None
  Aggron Aggron swings its arms so one of them is in the air and its body becomes surrounded by a spiral of sand that knocks back the opponent, or Aggron stomps on the ground, kicking up dirt and sending a sand cyclone at the opponent.
A wild Aggron Pikachu's Summer Festival None
A mirage Aggron The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
  Solrock Solrock releases a sandstorm from its body.
Tate's Solrock It's Still Rocket Roll to Me! None
  Flygon Flygon flaps its wings and releases a tornado or whirlwind of sand at the opponent.
Drew's Flygon Rhapsody in Drew None
Goh's Flygon Making Battles in the Sand! None
  Donphan Donphan slams its trunk into the ground, then brings it up quickly, creating a sand tornado from the dirt it kicks up.
Tyson's Donphan At the End of the Fray None
  Claydol Claydol spins around quickly near the ground and whips up a sandstorm.
Spenser's Claydol Ka Boom with a View! None
  Munchlax Munchlax releases a sandstorm from its body.
May's Munchlax King and Queen for a Day! Used via Metronome
  Geodude Geodude lifts its arms from the ground up and creates a sandstorm.
Brock's Geodude Grating Spaces! None
  Registeel Registeel waves its arms and creates a sand tornado that it launches at the opponent.
Brandon's Registeel Overjoyed! None
  Larvitar Larvitar points the horn on its head at the opponent and waves it around in circles, making a sand tornado come out and push the opponent back, or Larvitar jumps into the air, glowing several different colors and then stomps down onto the ground, causing sand to swirl out from under it in all directions.
A Larvitar Matt was Pokésitting Pinch Healing! None
Chris's Larvitar The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo! None
  Ninjask Ninjask flaps its wings fast, and they create a huge sandstorm.
Brandon's Ninjask Pace - The Final Frontier! None
  Sandshrew Sandshrew jumps and lands on the ground, kicking up dirt. Then, it motions its hands towards the opponent, releasing a sandstorm at them.
Mira's Sandshrew Sandshrew's Locker! None
  Gliscor Gliscor flaps its wings and releases a sandstorm from them at the opponent.
Paul's Gliscor Riding the Winds of Change! None
  Hippopotas Hippopotas blows out of its nose, creating a sandstorm and sending it at the opponent.
Hippopotas (recurring) Sleight of Sand! None
  Graveler Graveler waves its arms from the ground up and releases a sandstorm at the opponent.
J's client's henchman's Graveler Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 2 None
A wild Graveler Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
  Golem Golem waves its arms from the ground up and releases a sandstorm at the opponent.
J's client's henchman's Golem Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 2 None
A wild Golem Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
  Wormadam Wormadam closes her arms, then opens them quickly, and a sandstorm appears and spirals around Wormadam's body.
Ursula's Wormadam Another One Gabites the Dust! None
  Rhyperior Rhyperior waves one of its arms to the side, creating a tornado of sand to appear around the opponent.
Palmer's Rhyperior Challenging a Towering Figure! None
  Gible Gible waves one arm to kick up sand, then waves the other to create the sandstorm, or Gible repeatedly waves its arms and a sandstorm comes out of them.
Khoury's Gible A Rivalry to Gible on! None
  Gabite Gabite calls out and a giant sand twister appears and surrounds its body.
Ursula's Gabite Opposites Interact! None
  Roggenrola Roggenrola spins its body, causing a large tornado of sand to form around it, or Roggenrola lowers its head slightly and a tornado of sand appears around its body. The tornado then shoots out and hits the opponent, or Roggenrola jumps into the air, glowing several different colors and then stomps down onto the ground, causing sand to swirl out from under it in all directions.
Ash's Roggenrola Gotta Catch A Roggenrola! None
  Krokorok Both of Krokorok's forearms glow sparkling white. It then fires a shining golden beam from its hands at the ground, causing a giant twister of sand to spread out all over the battlefield.
Clay's Krokorok Battling the King of the Mines! None
  Boldore Boldore jumps into the air, glowing several different colors and then stomps down onto the ground, causing sand to swirl out from under it in all directions.
Ash's Boldore Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 None
  Crustle A multicolored aura surrounds Crustle's body and travels down its body and into the ground. Then, a twister of sand erupts from the ground under Crustle's body, engulfing anything near it.
Cilan's Crustle Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade None
  Carbink Carbink spins its body in a counterclockwise direction and then a sandstorm swirls around it, causing Pokémon to be hit by it and/or sent flying from the strong winds that are created by it or it flies in the air in a circular rotation with the front of its body always facing towards the centre of the storm will be and then it creates the sandstorm.
A wild Carbink A Diamond in the Rough! None
  Sandygast Sandygast creates a sandstorm that surrounds its body, causing nearby Pokémon to be hit by the strong winds.
A Trainer's Sandygast Mounting an Electrifying Charge! None
  Tyranitar Tyranitar creates a sandstorm that surrounds its body and any nearby opponents.
A wild Tyranitar Not Caving Under Pressure! None
  Garchomp Garchomp creates a sandstorm that surrounds its body and any nearby opponents.
Cynthia's Garchomp JN083 None
An illusionary Garchomp created by Unown JN083 None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Rockruff is the only Rock-type Pokémon that cannot learn Sandstorm.
  • In Generation III Sandstorm's animation was very similar to Heat Wave's, the differences being the color and the effect on the targets' sprites.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 沙暴 Sābouh
Mandarin 沙暴 Shābào *
沙雹 Shābáo *
暴風砂 Bàofēngshā *
  Czech Písečná bouře
  Dutch Zandstorm
  Finnish Hiekkamyrsky
  French Tempête de Sable*
Tempêtesable*
  German Sandsturm
  Greek Αμμοθύελλα Ammothýella
  Hindi रेतीला तूफ़ान Rayteela Toofan
  Indonesian Badai Pasir
  Italian Terrempesta
  Korean 모래바람 Morae Baram
  Polish Burza Piaskowa
Portuguese   Brazil Tempestade de Areia
  Portugal Tempestade de Areia
  Romanian Furtună de Deșert
Furtuna de Nisip
  Serbian Peščana Oluja
Spanish   Latin America Tormenta de Arena
  Spain Tormenta Arena*
Torm. Arena*
  Swedish Sandattack
  Vietnamese Bão Cát



Moves that cause weather conditions
  HailRain DanceSandstormSunny Day
Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748
495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
Alola
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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