=In the anime=
appeared in ''[[EP008|The Path to the Pokémon League]]''. It was owned by a Pokémon trainer named [[A.J.]]. Despite A.J.'s seemly barbaric training methods (e.g. using a whip), it was very loyal to him.
A Sandshrew was one of the Pokémon that played Hide-n-Seek in [[Pikachu's PikaBoo]]. Sandshrew hid in front of a brick wall.