Nagisa redirects here. For the city in Sinnoh whose Japanese name is Nagisa, see Sunyshore City.
If you were looking for the character from Magical Pokémon Journey, see Sandy (MPJ).

ナギサ Nagisa
Bag Dive Ball SV Sprite.png
Lana's Eevee
Debuts in Where Are You Going, Eevee? Episode 1
Caught in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!
Caught at Hau'oli City Beachfront
Gender Male[1]
Ability Unknown
Current location With Lana
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Eevee Wakana Minami Erica Schroeder

Sandy (Japanese: ナギサ Nagisa) was the second Pokémon that Lana caught in the Alola region, and her third overall. He was also the only Pokémon she caught within the anime. He is often seen outside of his Poké Ball.


Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

As a wild Pokémon

Sandy with his hair uncut

Sandy first appeared in the first episode of the Where Are You Going, Eevee? shorts. He was exploring the streets of a town, only to run afoul a Houndour when he stole its food. He managed to escape Houndour, and after seeing the ocean, he set sail on a boat. He reappeared in the second episode of the segment, where he fell off the boat. However, he was rescued by a Mantine, which took Eevee on its back to bring him to the shore.

In the third episode of the segment, Eevee and Mantine decided to try Mantine Surfing on a nearby wave. While he initially kept getting knocked off whenever Mantine did a flip, Eevee eventually learned how to time his jumps with Mantine's flips, allowing him to stay on Mantine's back. At the end of the fourth episode of the segment, Eevee arrived in Alola, where he said his farewells to Mantine and proceeded to explore the island. He first chased after a Wimpod before eating some Nanab Berries.

In the fifth episode of the segment, Eevee encountered Ash and his classmates' Pokémon for the first time and befriended them. In the sixth episode, Eevee played with them at the beach and even helped knock some Berries down from a tree to share with them. At sunset, the other Pokémon returned to their respective Trainers while Eevee sadly returned to his impromptu home under a tree trunk to sleep.

In We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!, Eevee wanted to see his new friends again, so he wandered around Hau'oli City, and eventually ended up getting chased by an Alolan Persian nicknamed Pershie. After being rescued by Lana's Popplio, both ended up falling into a river and washed up on the Hau'oli City Beachfront, where they encountered Team Skull Grunts Tupp, Rapp, and Zipp. Tupp and Rapp began fighting over Eevee, as the former wanted Eevee to make him popular with girls while the latter found Eevee cute. They were stopped when Lana and her friends arrived. With its newly learned Surf, Popplio created a platform of water for Eevee to jump on, allowing him to use a powerful Double-Edge and send the Team Skull Grunts blasting off. After some encouragement from her classmates, Lana asked Eevee if he wanted to join her team, which he happily accepted. Eevee was named Sandy and caught in a Dive Ball. After returning home and introducing Sandy to her family, Lana gave Sandy a haircut, cutting his long bangs to a shorter length resembling her hair. This got rid of the hair blocking his vision, much to Sandy's pleasure.

With Lana

Sandy and Lana

In Drawn with the Wind!, Sandy joined Lana and her classmates during their two-day trip to Malie City. Soon after their arrival, Sandy started curiously exploring his surroundings and even absentmindedly tried to cross a road, requiring Shaymin to save him from getting hit by a car. During the group's visit to Malie Garden, Sandy let Ash's Meltan ride on his back. Later, when Mallow's hair ornament was blown away by the wind and Shaymin chased after it, Sandy and Meltan followed. After Sandy and Meltan helped Shaymin recover the hair ornament, the three Pokémon were imprisoned by Team Rocket. The metal cage was too sturdy for Sandy's Tackle to break through, but thanks to Meltan's ability to eat metal, the three Pokémon were able to get out. Team Rocket then sent out their Pokémon, and Sandy started battling James's Mareanie, but wound up being poisoned by her Sludge Bomb. However, Lana, Ash, and Mallow intervened, while Shaymin used Aromatherapy to heal Sandy of his poison. Following this, Meltan and Sandy defeated Mareanie with Headbutt and Double-Edge.

Sandy with Chloe's Eevee

In Battle Royal 151!, Lana used Sandy in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference. With help from Shaymin, he was able to defeat a Staryu, Herdier, and Corsola. Ultimately, Sandy was among the 16 Pokémon still standing in the end, allowing Lana to proceed to the next round.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In That New Old Gang of Mine!, Sandy helped rescue Goh's Raboot from drowning after it and Goh fell into the sea. Later, Sandy watched the battle between Kiawe and Goh.

In Helping the Hometown Hero!, Sandy attended a party to celebrate the return of Lillie and her family after they found Mohn. During the party, he met Chloe and her Eevee, whom Sandy quickly befriended.

In Paring Pokémon While Parrying! and Partners in Time!, Sandy watched Ash's match against Leon.

Sandy appeared in a fantasy in Heroes Unite!.

Personality and characteristics

Sandy and Primarina

Sandy is adventurous and gluttonous, which has sometimes gotten him into trouble. For example, when he ate a Houndour's food without permission, the Houndour was angered and chased him off. Sandy is also extremely playful, like when he enjoyed falling into the ocean after falling off Mantine when he was Mantine Surfing. However, he was also easily scared, such as when he ran from a Houndour and later when he found himself lost at sea.

Sandy is particularly playful towards new Pokémon, but he is also prone to roughhousing, greeting old and new friends with a hearty Tackle. As a result, he tends to get into trouble. In the fourth episode of the segment, he chased after a Wimpod despite it being scared. In the fifth episode of the segment, Sandy cuddled a Pyukumuku, inadvertently angering it into attacking.

Sandy and Primarina, while it was a Popplio, quickly became best friends after meeting each other, and Sandy appears to look up to it like an older sibling. In Evolving Research!, he was seen enthusiastically mimicking Popplio as it was training with Ida's Primarina, singing along with the master and its disciple. In The Road to The Semifinals!, he cheered Primarina on during the Manalo Conference and angrily growled at Guzma when his Golisopod hurt Primarina. Sandy also became loyal to Lana and immediately bonded with her after she helped protect him from Team Skull.

Sandy cares for his friends even in dire situations, such as changing to a slow pace so that he could run beside Popplio as they ran away from a Madame's Persian, Pershie. Also, when his friend Mantine and the Poké Ride Mantine were captured by Team Rocket in Alola, Alola!, he was the first to rush in and help. In That's Some Spicy Island Research!, Sandy was revealed to love the taste of Poni Island radishes. Sandy also loves the ocean and enjoys playing in it no matter what the activity. Sandy is very curious and absentminded, to the point where he was almost hit by a car in Drawn with the Wind! while attempting to cross a road, as well as rushing in the middle of an Eevee procession and mistaking a Swablu statue for the actual Pokémon.

Moves used

Using Tackle
Move First Used In
Tackle Where Are You Going, Eevee? Episode 5*
Double-Edge We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon



Language Name Origin
Japanese ナギサ Nagisa From 渚 nagisa (shore)
English, German, Polish Sandy From sandy
French Sabli From sable (sand)
Italian Reny From rena (sand)
European Spanish Areni From arena (sand)
Latin American Spanish Marino From marino (marine)
Brazilian Portuguese Marlo From mar (sea)
Korean 물결이 Mulgyeor-i From 물결 mulgyeol (wave) and the diminutive suffix 이 -i
Chinese (Mandarin) 小渚 Xiǎo Zhǔ From 渚 zhǔ (shore)
Finnish Hieta From hieta (fine sand)
Russian Песчинка Peschinka From Песчинка (grain of sand)


  1. Confirmed via gender differences.

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For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Eevee.

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