Shore Up (move)

Shore Up
すなあつめ Sand Gather
Shore Up VIII.png
Shore Up VIII 2.png
Type  Ground
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
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  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jamming  0  

Shore Up (Japanese: すなあつめ Sand Gather) is a non-damaging Ground-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Sandygast and Palossand.


Generation VII

Shore Up restores the user's current HP based on the weather in the battle. Outside of a sandstorm, it restores ½ total HP; during a sandstorm, it restores ⅔ total HP.

If powered up by a Groundium Z into Z-Shore Up, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Version 1.0 to 1.1.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Shore Up could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.2.0, it can be selected and functions as it did in previous generations.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Shore Up cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user regains up to half of its max HP. It restores more HP in a sandstorm.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
769   Sandygast
Amorphous Amorphous 50 55SwSh
770   Palossand
Amorphous Amorphous 54 61SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other generations


  • Shore Up is the only variation of Moonlight that has not been used in the anime.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 集沙 Jaahpsā
Mandarin 集沙 Jíshā
  French Amass'Sable
  German Sandsammler
  Italian Sabbiaccumulo
  Korean 모래모으기 Morae Moeugi
  Brazilian Portuguese Suporte
  Spanish Recogearena

Variations of the move Moonlight
  MoonlightMorning SunShore UpSynthesis

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.