Scorching Sands (move)

Scorching Sands
ねっさのだいち Hot Sand Terrain
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Type  Ground
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jamming  0  

Scorching Sands (Japanese: ねっさのだいち Hot Sand Terrain) is a damage-dealing Ground-type move introduced in Generation VIII.

Effect

Scorching Sands inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of burning the target.

Upon execution, Scorching Sands will thaw the user if frozen (even if the move fails to hit the target). Scorching Sands also thaws a frozen target hit by it.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Scorching Sands cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
SwShLA The user throws scorching sand at the target to attack. This may also leave the target with a burn.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Learnset

By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
EP
BDSP LA
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
050   Diglett
  Field Field
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
059   Arcanine
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
136   Flareon
  Field Field
146   Moltres
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
244   Entei
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
383   Groudon
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field
450   Hippowdon
  Field Field
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
494   Victini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
529   Drilbur
  Field Field
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
643   Reshiram
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
718   Zygarde
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
721   Volcanion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral
843   Silicobra
  Field Dragon
844   Sandaconda
  Field Dragon
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
Bug Bug
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Trivia

  • Scorching Sands is the only Ground-type move that is able to cause a burn and thaw out frozen Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 熱沙大地 Yihtsā Daaihdeih
Mandarin 熱沙大地 / 热沙大地 Rèshā Dàdì
  Czech Vařící Písek
  French Sable Ardent
  German Brandsand
  Italian Sabbiardente
  Korean 열사의대지 Yeolsa-ui Daeji
  Spanish Arenas Ardientes



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