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Golisopod #768: Golisopod
Pokémon
#770: Palossand Palossand
Sandygast
Sand Heap Pokémon
スナバァ
Sunaba
#769
Sandygast



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Ground
Unknown Unknown
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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
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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Weight
154.3 lbs. 70.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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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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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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.

Contents

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 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. It uses this power to make children add sand to its body so it can become bigger. Sandaygast 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]It is known to inhabit beaches.

Sandygast and its evolution Palossand are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Shore Up.

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!.

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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
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.

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

In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (25th release)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Spell Tag Spell Tag (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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
VII
 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——% 10
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

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • 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

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ShellosGastrodon Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
GastlyHaunterGengarDuskullDusclopsDusknoir
YamaskYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampentChandelure
PhantumpTrevenantRunerigusPincurchin
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWeezing
WobbuffetDrifloonDrifblimDusknoirYamaskYamask
CofagrigusFrillishJellicentPhantumpTrevenantRunerigus
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
DrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
DrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
DrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sandygast in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Sandygast in that game.
  • 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

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Sw Sh IoA Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Ground
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#779
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Sand Sport
Delays your opponent's disruptions even more.


Evolution

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Unevolved
Sandygast
 Ghost  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 42
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First evolution
Palossand
 Ghost  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 769.png Spr b 7s 769.png Spr 7s 769.png Spr b 7s 769.png
Spr 7s 769 s.png Spr b 7s 769 s.png Spr 7s 769 s.png Spr b 7s 769 s.png
Front Back Front Back
769MS8.png 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 - sporting a tunnel-like mouth and a shovel stuck into its head. 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
Japan Flag.png 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
France Flag.png French Bacabouh From bac à sable and bouh
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sandygast Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sankabuh From Sandkasten and buh
Italy Flag.png Italian Sandygast Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래꿍 Moraekkung From 모래 morae, 까꿍 kkakkung, and 궁 (宮) gung.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 沙丘娃 Sāyāuwā From 沙丘 sāyāu, , and
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 沙丘娃 Shāqiūwá From 沙丘 shāqiū, , and wa


Notes

External links

Golisopod #768: Golisopod
Pokémon
#770: Palossand Palossand
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