Sandstorm (move)

Sandstorm
すなあらし Sandstorm
Sandstorm IX.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 is:

Effect

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: What happens when a Pokémon with Wind Power is on the field?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

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 if there is already a 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 be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Mud-Slap, Sand Tomb, Sand-Attack, and Weather Ball to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn.

Generations IV to VIII

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.

Generation IX

Sandstorm can no longer override weather in the overworld.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An attack that creates a sandstorm. The effect causes damage to both combatants.
GSC Inflicts damage every turn.
RSEColoXD 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.
SwShBDSPLA 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.
SV A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to damage all Pokémon except Rock, Ground, and Steel types. The sandstorm also boosts the Sp. Def stats of Rock types.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0027     Field Field 45 53 37 37BW
42B2W2
42 42 42 42 42
0028     Field Field 52 62 52 52BW
42B2W2
42XY
48ORAS
48 56 56 56
0050     Field Field 28 28 28
0050  
Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 28 28
0051     Field Field 30 30 30
0051  
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 30 30
0074    
 
Mineral Mineral 4
0075    
 
Mineral Mineral 4
0076    
 
Mineral Mineral 4
0095    
 
Mineral Mineral 36 33RSE
34FRLG
22 25BW
52B2W2
52 52 40 40
0208    
 
Mineral Mineral 36 33RSE
34FRLG
22 25BW
52B2W2
52 52 40 40
0246    
 
Monster Monster 8 8 5 5 5 5 39 39 39
0247    
 
Monster Monster 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 47 47 47
0248    
 
Monster Monster 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 47 47 47
0299     Mineral Mineral 31 37 37BW
36B2W2
36XY
34ORAS
34 34 34
0328     Bug Dragon 49 49 49BW
44B2W2
44XY
36ORAS
36 32 32 32
0329    
 
Bug Dragon 49 49 49BW
44B2W2
44XY
36ORAS
36 32 32 32
0330    
 
Bug Dragon 53 49 49BW
44B2W2
44XY
36ORAS
36 32 32 32
0331     Grass Human-Like 45 53 53 53XY
50ORAS
50 50 50
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like 53 65 65 65XY
54ORAS
54 54 54
0343    
 
Mineral Mineral 31 37 34BW
41B2W2
41XY
40ORAS
40 39 39
0344    
 
Mineral Mineral 31 40 34BW
47B2W2
47XY
46ORAS
46 43 43
0443    
 
Monster Dragon 13 13 13 13 48 48 48
0444    
 
Monster Dragon 13 13 13 13 58 58 58
0445    
 
Monster Dragon 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 62 62 62
0449     Field Field 24 24 24
0450     Field Field 24 24 24
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral 37 37BW
36B2W2
36XY
34ORAS
34 34 34
0524     Mineral Mineral 33 33 33 36
0525     Mineral Mineral 42 42 42 42
0526     Mineral Mineral 42 42 42 42
0529     Field Field 40 40 40 20 20
0530    
 
Field Field 49 49 49 20 20
0551    
 
Field Field 40 40 40 30 30
0552    
 
Field Field 44 44 44 32 32
0553    
 
Field Field 48 48 48 32 32
0645  
Landorus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 61 61 55 60 60
0718  
Zygarde
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35 35 64
0769    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 54 60 60
0770    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 60 68 68
0843     Field Dragon 35 35
0844     Field Dragon 35 35
0968     Field Field 34
0969    
 
Mineral Mineral 26
0970    
 
Mineral Mineral 26
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM37
0006    
 
Monster Dragon
0027     Field Field
0028     Field Field
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034    
 
Monster Field
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0050     Field Field
0050  
Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0051     Field Field
0051  
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0058  
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0059  
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0074    
 
Mineral Mineral
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0075    
 
Mineral Mineral
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0076    
 
Mineral Mineral
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0081    
 
Mineral Mineral
0082    
 
Mineral Mineral
0088     Amorphous Amorphous
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0089     Amorphous Amorphous
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0095    
 
Mineral Mineral
0104     Monster Monster
0105     Monster Monster
0105  
Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
0108     Monster Monster
0111    
 
Monster Field
0112    
 
Monster Field
0113     Fairy Fairy
0115     Monster Monster
0128     Field Field
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Combat Breed)
  Field Field
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Blaze Breed)
 
 
Field Field
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Aqua Breed)
 
 
Field Field
0130    
 
Water 2 Dragon
0138    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0139    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0140    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0141    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0142    
 
Flying Flying
0143     Monster Monster
0144    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145  
Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146  
Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0185     Mineral Mineral
0194    
 
Water 1 Field
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field
0195    
 
Water 1 Field
0204     Bug Bug
0205    
 
Bug Bug
0206     Field Field
0207    
 
Bug Bug
0208    
 
Mineral Mineral
0212    
 
Bug Bug
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0218     Amorphous Amorphous
0219    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0220    
 
Field Field
0221    
 
Field Field
0222    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0222  
Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
0227    
 
Flying Flying
0231     Field Field
0232     Field Field
0237     Human-Like Human-Like
0241     Field Field
0242     Fairy Fairy
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0244     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0245     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0246    
 
Monster Monster
0247    
 
Monster Monster
0248    
 
Monster Monster
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0290    
 
Bug Bug
0291    
 
Bug Bug
0292    
 
Mineral Mineral
0299     Mineral Mineral
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0304    
 
Monster Monster
0305    
 
Monster Monster
0306    
 
Monster Monster
0322    
 
Field Field
0323    
 
Field Field
0324     Field Field
0328     Bug Dragon
0329    
 
Bug Dragon
0330    
 
Bug Dragon
0331     Grass Human-Like
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral
0339    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0340    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0343    
 
Mineral Mineral
0344    
 
Mineral Mineral
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0348    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0351     Fairy Amorphous
0359     Field Field
0369    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0375    
 
Mineral Mineral
0376    
 
Mineral Mineral
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0383     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0389    
 
Monster Grass
0408     Monster Monster
0409     Monster Monster
0410    
 
Monster Monster
0411    
 
Monster Monster
0413  
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
0422  
Shellos
All forms
  Water 1 Amorphous
0423  
Gastrodon
All forms
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0436    
 
Mineral Mineral
0437    
 
Mineral Mineral
0438     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0443    
 
Monster Dragon
0444    
 
Monster Dragon
0445    
 
Monster Dragon
0446     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0449     Field Field
0450     Field Field
0462    
 
Mineral Mineral
0463     Monster Monster
0464    
 
Monster Field
0472    
 
Bug Bug
0473    
 
Field Field
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0483  
Dialga
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0484  
Palkia
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0485    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493  
Arceus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0524     Mineral Mineral
0525     Mineral Mineral
0526     Mineral Mineral
0529     Field Field
0530    
 
Field Field
0551    
 
Field Field
0552    
 
Field Field
0553    
 
Field Field
0557    
 
Bug Mineral
0558    
 
Bug Mineral
0562  
Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
0564    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0565    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0566    
 
Flying Water 3
0567    
 
Flying Water 3
0598    
 
Grass Mineral
0599     Mineral Mineral
0600     Mineral Mineral
0601     Mineral Mineral
0617     Bug Bug
0618    
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0618  
Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0630    
 
Flying Flying
0632    
 
Bug Bug
0638    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0639    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0641  
Tornadus
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0645  
Landorus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0659     Field Field
0660    
 
Field Field
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0694    
 
Monster Dragon
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0696    
 
Monster Dragon
0697    
 
Monster Dragon
0698    
 
Monster Monster
0699    
 
Monster Monster
0703    
 
Fairy Mineral
0705  
Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
 
 
Dragon Dragon
0706  
Goodra
Hisuian Form
 
 
Dragon Dragon
0707    
 
Mineral Mineral
0713  
Avalugg
Hisuian Form
 
 
Monster Mineral
0718  
Zygarde
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720  
Hoopa
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0734     Field Field
0735     Field Field
0741  
Oricorio
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying
0744     Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
0749     Field Field
0750     Field Field
0769    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0770    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0772     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0773  
Silvally
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0774  
Minior
All forms
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0782     Dragon Dragon
0783    
 
Dragon Dragon
0784    
 
Dragon Dragon
0793    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800  
Necrozma
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0805    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0834    
 
Monster Water 1
0837     Mineral Mineral
0838    
 
Mineral Mineral
0839    
 
Mineral Mineral
0843     Field Dragon
0844     Field Dragon
0864     Water 1 Water 3
0867    
 
Mineral Amorphous
0874     Mineral Mineral
0878     Field Mineral
0879     Field Mineral
0889  
Zamazenta
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0900    
 
Bug Bug
0932     Mineral Mineral
0933     Mineral Mineral
0934     Mineral Mineral
0950     Water 3 Water 3
0951     Grass Grass
0952    
 
Grass Grass
0954    
 
Bug Bug
0955     Flying Flying
0956     Flying Flying
0960     Water 3 Water 3
0961     Water 3 Water 3
0962    
 
Flying Flying
0965    
 
Mineral Mineral
0966    
 
Mineral Mineral
0968     Field Field
0969    
 
Mineral Mineral
0970    
 
Mineral Mineral
0971     Field Field
0972     Field Field
0980    
 
Water 1 Field
0982  
Dudunsparce
All forms
  Field Field
0983    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0984    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0988    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0989    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0990    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1000    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1003    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1017  
Ogerpon
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1022    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0051     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Sandstorm turns the current floor's weather to sandstorm for 18 turnsRB / entire floorTDSGtI / 66 turnsSMD.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 14 - —% - Entire floor Others -
MDTDS - - 14 - —% - Entire floor Others -
BSL - - 14 - —% - Entire floor Others -
MDGtI - - 18 50 —% - Entire floor Others -
SMD - - 18 40 —% - Entire floor Others -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 2 2 —% Entire Field Causes a sandstorm.* Acerola & Palossand
Ingo & Excadrill
Raihan (Anniversary 2022) & Flygon
Bertha & Hippowdon
Scottie/Bettie & Tech Kabuto/Kabutops Egg

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 summons a sandstorm to hurt all combatants except Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Sandslash crosses its arms and spins around counter-clockwise, whipping up a sandstorm.
Jenaro's Sandslash Hi Ho Silver... Away! Debut
  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 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 releases a sandstorm from its body.
Brock's Onix Entei at Your Own Risk None
  Nosepass's nose glows light blue and a sandstorm whips up; or, Nosepass spins around, releasing a spiraling sandstorm 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 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 spins on one foot, releasing a sandstorm and sending it at the opponent; or, Cacnea waves its arms in circles, causing a sandstorm to generate from its body, blowing the opponent away.
James's Cacnea ZigZag Zangoose! None
  Magcargo goes into its shell and spins around quickly, making a sandstorm appear.
Flannery's Mag Going, Going, Yawn None
  Aggron swings its arms so one of them is in the air and its body becomes surrounded by a sandstorm that knocks back the opponent; or, Aggron stomps on the ground, kicking up dirt and sending a sandstorm at the opponent.
A wild Aggron Pikachu's Summer Festival None
A mirage Aggron The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
  Solrock releases a sandstorm from its body.
Tate's Solrock It's Still Rocket Roll to Me! None
  Flygon flaps its wings and fires a sandstorm from them that causes all Pokémon that are not Ground, Rock, or Steel-type to take damage over time.
Drew's Flygon Rhapsody in Drew None
Goh's Flygon Making Battles in the Sand! None
Raihan's Flygon Aim For The Eight! None
  Donphan slams its trunk into the ground, then brings it up quickly, creating a sandstorm from the dirt it kicks up.
Tyson's Donphan At the End of the Fray None
  Claydol spins around quickly near the ground and whips up a sandstorm.
Spenser's Claydol Ka Boom with a View! None
  Munchlax releases a sandstorm from its body.
May's Munchlax King and Queen for a Day! Used via Metronome
  Geodude lifts its arms from the ground up and creates a sandstorm.
Brock's Geodude Grating Spaces! None
  Registeel waves its arms and creates a sand tornado that it launches at the opponent.
Brandon's Registeel Overjoyed! None
  Larvitar points the horn on its head at the opponent and waves it around in circles, creating a sandstorm that pushes the opponent back; or, Larvitar jumps into the air as its body becomes surrounded in a multicolored aura. It then stomps down onto the ground, transferring the aura from its body into the ground, creating a sandstorm.
A Larvitar Matt was Pokésitting Pinch Healing! None
Chris's Larvitar The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo! None
  Ninjask flaps its wings fast, and they create a huge sandstorm.
Brandon's Ninjask Pace - The Final Frontier! None
  Sandshrew jumps and lands on the ground, kicking up dirt. Then, it motions its hands toward the opponent, releasing a sandstorm at them.
Mira's Sandshrew Sandshrew's Locker! None
  Gliscor flaps its wings and releases a sandstorm from them at the opponent.
Paul's Gliscor Riding the Winds of Change! None
  Hippopotas blows out of its nose, creating a sandstorm and sending it at the opponent.
Hippopotas (recurring) Sleight of Sand! None
  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 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 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 waves one of its arms to the side, causing a sandstorm to appear around the opponent.
Palmer's Rhyperior Challenging a Towering Figure! None
  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 calls out and a giant sand twister appears and surrounds its body.
Ursula's Gabite Opposites Interact! None
  Roggenrola spins its body, causing a large sandstorm to form around it; or, Roggenrola lowers its head slightly and a sandstorm appears around its body. The sandstorm then shoots out and hits the opponent; or, Roggenrola jumps into the air as its body becomes surrounded by a multicolored aura. It then stomps down onto the ground, transferring the aura from its body into the ground, creating a sandstorm.
Ash's Roggenrola Gotta Catch A Roggenrola! None
  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 jumps into the air as its body becomes surrounded by a multicolored aura. It then stomps down onto the ground, transferring the aura from its body into the ground, creating a sandstorm that causes all Pokémon that are not Ground, Rock, or Steel-type to become surrounded in white sparks of energy as they take damage.
Ash's Boldore Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 None
  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 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, Carbink flies in the air in a circular rotation with the front of its body always facing towards the center of the storm will be and then it creates the sandstorm.
A wild Carbink A Diamond in the Rough! None
  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 creates a sandstorm that surrounds its body and any nearby opponents.
A wild Tyranitar Not Caving Under Pressure! None
  Garchomp creates a sandstorm that surrounds its body and any nearby opponents.
Cynthia's Garchomp Star Night, Star Flight! None
An illusionary Garchomp created by Unown Star Night, Star Flight! None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

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 SableVI+
TempêtesableIIV
  German Sandsturm
  Greek Αμμοθύελλα Ammothýella
  Hindi रेतीला तूफ़ान Rayteela Toofan
  Indonesian Badai Pasir
  Italian Terrempesta
  Korean 모래바람 Morae Baram
  Polish Burza Piaskowa
Burza Piasku*
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 ArenaVI+
Torm. ArenaIIV
  Swedish Sandattack
  Vietnamese Bão Cát


Moves that cause weather conditions
  SandstormRain DanceSunny DayHailSnowscape


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
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81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
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4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
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81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
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039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
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115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
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Added in SV 2.0.1
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Added in SV 3.0.0
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