Sandygast (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Sandygast
Sand Heap Pokémon
スナバァ
Sunaba
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Sandygast



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Ground
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Abilities
Water Compaction Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
140 (28%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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Weight
154.3 lbs. 70.0 kg
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
64
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Sandygast (Japanese: スナバァ Sunaba) is a dual-type Ghost/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves into Palossand starting at level 42.

Biology

Sandygast is a Pokémon formed from sand. It is mostly a mound of whitish sand dotted with gray pebbles. A tunnel through its center acts as a mouth, and a small depression above that has two pebbles for eyes. A red shovel with a white handle is stuck blade first into the top of its head. On either side of its main body is a smaller mound reminiscent of a stubby arm.

Sandygast is known to inhabit beaches, and is born from grudges that seep into the sand, such as from Pokémon that suffer defeat in battle or the deceased. It can suck the life force of people or Pokémon through its mouth. Apparently, in the Alola region, sticking a hand into Sandygast's mouth is a way of proving one's courage. A person who grabs Sandygast's shovel or puts a hand in its mouth falls under its control. Sandygast uses this power to make children add sand to its body so it can become bigger. Sandygast cares a lot about the shovel on its head. A Sandygast that loses its shovel may replace it with something like a branch or a flag, but it is said to keep searching for its lost shovel.[1] Sandygast attacks prey by flinging sand into their eyes; however, because Sandygast is very slow, its prey tend to escape before it can approach them.

Sandygast and its evolved form, Palossand, are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Shore Up. They are also the only known Pokémon that can have Water Compaction as an Ability.

Evolution

Sandygast evolves into Palossand.

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

 
Unevolved
Sandygast
 Ghost  Ground 

 
First evolution
Palossand
 Ghost  Ground 


In the anime

 
Sandygast in the anime

Major appearances

Two Sandygast debuted in A Shivering Shovel Search!. In the episode, one evolved into Palossand and the other was shown in a flashback, possessing Kiawe.

A Sandygast appeared in Mounting an Electrifying Charge!, where it was used to create obstacles during the Charjabug race over the desert terrain.

Minor appearances

Three Sandygast appeared at Aether Paradise in Deceiving Appearances!. One of them appeared again in a video in Mission: Total Recall!. One of them physically appeared again in Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!.

Three Sandygast appeared in Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball!.

A Sandygast appeared Got Meltan?, where Rowlet tried to use it in an attempt to replace a Meltan's lost nut head.

A Trainer's Sandygast appeared in Battling Besties!.

A Trainer's Sandygast appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.

A Sandygast appeared in HZ035.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM022 Sandygast Rotom Pokédex Sandygast, the Sand Heap Pokémon. A Ghost and Ground type. Sandygast can control people or Pokémon if they touch its shovel.

In the manga

 
Sandygast in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sandygast debuted in Shipwreck and "Oh, What Sharp Teeth You Have, Bruxish!", under the ownership of Acerola. It was used to rescue Sun and Lillie after they washed ashore on Ula'ula Island. It later evolved into Palossand.

In the TCG

Main article: Sandygast (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #186
Alola
USUM: #225
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Born from a sand mound playfully built by a child, this Pokémon embodies the grudges of the departed.
Moon It takes control of anyone who puts a hand in its mouth. And so it adds to the accumulation of its sand-mound body.
Ultra Sun It likes the shovel on its head, so Sandygast will get serious and fight any children who come to take it back.
Ultra Moon If you build sand mounds when you're playing, destroy them before you go home, or they may get possessed and become Sandygast.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #133
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Grudges of the dead have possessed a mound of sand and become a Pokémon. Sandygast is fond of the shovel on its head.
Shield Sandygast mainly inhabits beaches. It takes control of anyone who puts their hand into its mouth, forcing them to make its body bigger.
Generation IX Paldea
#322
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet If it loses its shovel, it will stick something else— like a branch—in its head to make do until it finds another shovel.
Violet It flings sand into the eyes of its prey and tries to close in on them while they're blinded, but since Sandygast is so slow, the prey tends to escape.


   
Sandygast in the Alola Pokédex Sandygast in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Hano Beach
Ultra Sun
Hano Beach
Ultra Moon
Hano Beach
Route 15 (One)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Loop Lagoon
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area Five
East Province: Area Two
West Province: Area Two
West Province: Asado Desert (Grass Tera Type)
Tera Raid Battles (2★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mimikyu SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Blushing BeachNight
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (25th release)


Held items

Games Held items
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Sword Shield
  Spell Tag (Expansion Pass required, 5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total:
320
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.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:
  • Based on its species, Sandygast is also immune to the move Telekinesis.

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
055 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
1010 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
1515 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2020 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
2525 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
3030 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
3535 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
4040 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4545 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
5050 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
5555 Shore Up Ground Status 0000 00——% 5
6060 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandygast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandygast
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 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
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133  TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM148  TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison 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
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM178  TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM215  TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandygast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Sandygast
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandygast
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandygast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandygast

Special moves

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Wild Tera Pokémon Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
Wild Tera Pokémon Giga DrainLv. 30 Grass Special 75 100% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Sandygast can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandygast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandygast
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#779
 

Sand Sport
Delays your opponent's disruptions even more.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 50
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #097
They say that a mound of sand became possessed by the grudges of the departed, giving birth to Sandygast. Think twice about going near any cute-looking shovels you see sticking out of the sand.
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 146 Base Attack: 120 Base Defense: 118
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Mud Shot
Charged Attacks: Sand Tomb, Shadow Ball, Earth Power, Scorching Sands*

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Sandygast
 Ghost  Ground 
 
Level 42
 
First evolution
Palossand
 Ghost  Ground 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Sandygast images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Sandygast resembles a small heap of sand, yet to be shaped into a sand castle. Its Shiny color variation may be based on black sand.

Name origin

Sandygast may be a combination of sandy and ghast (evil spirit).

Sunaba may derive from 砂場 sunaba (sandbox) or 砂 suna (sand) and bar or いないいないばあ inai-inai-baa (peekaboo).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese スナバァ Sunaba From 砂場 sunaba or suna, bar, and いないいないばあ inai-inai-baa
  French Bacabouh From bac à sable and bouh
  Spanish Sandygast Same as English name
  German Sankabuh From Sandkasten and buh
  Italian Sandygast Same as English name
  Korean 모래꿍 Moraekkung From 모래 morae, 까꿍 kkakkung, and 궁 (宮) gung
  Mandarin Chinese 沙丘娃 Shāqiūwá From 沙丘 shāqiū, , and wa
  Cantonese Chinese 沙丘娃 Sāyāuwā From 沙丘 sāyāu, , and


References

External links

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