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Sandygast (Pokémon)

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'''Sandygast''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: '''スナバァ''' ''SunabāSunaba'') is a dual-type {{2t|Ghost|Ground}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} introduced in [[Generation VII]].
It [[Evolution|evolves]] into {{p|Palossand}} starting at [[level]] 42.
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. 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. 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.<ref>[ Pokémon Sun and Moon site | Sandygast]</ref>
Sandygast and its evolution {{p|Palossand}} are the [[signature move|only known Pokémon]] capable of learning the move {{m|Shore Up}}.
==In the anime==
[[File:Sandygast anime.png|thumb|left|250px|Sandygast in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
===Major appearances===
Two Sandygast debuted in ''[[SM022|A Shivering Shovel Search!]]''. In the episode, one evolved into {{p|Palossand}} and the other was shown in a flashback, possessing {{an|Kiawe}}.
A Sandygast appeared in ''[[SM041|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 ''[[SM046|Deceiving Appearances!]]''. One of them appeared again in a video in ''[[SM049|Mission: Total Recall!]]''. One of them physically appeared again in ''[[SM096|Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!]]''.
Three Sandygast appeared in ''[[SM110|Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball!]]''.
A Sandygast appeared ''[[SM112|Got Meltan?]]'', where {{AP|Rowlet}} tried to use it in an attempt to replace a {{AP|Meltan}}'s lost nut head.
A {{pkmn|Trainer}}'s Sandygast appeared in [[SM130]].
===Pokédex entries===
{{Animedexbody|SM022|Sandygast|Rotom Pokédex|Sandygast, the Sand Heap Pokémon. A {{t|Ghost}} and {{t|Ground}} type. Sandygast can control people or Pokémon if they touch its shovel.}}
{{Animedexfooter/Pokémon|''Sun & Moon''|Alola}}
==In the manga==
[[File:Acerola Sandygast Adventures.png|thumb|right|170px|Sandygast in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
Sandygast debuted in [[PASM15]], under the ownership of [[Acerola]]. It was used to rescue {{adv|Sun}} and [[Lillie]] after they washed ashore on [[Ula'ula Island]].
==In the TCG==
{{main|Sandygast (TCG)}}-->
==Game data==
{{Dex/NE|[[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]]‎}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sun|entry=Born from a sand mound playfully built by a child, this Pokémon embodies the grudges of the departed.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Moon|entry=It takes control of anyone who puts a hand in its mouth. And so it adds to the accumulation of its sand-mound body.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ultra Sun|entry=It likes the shovel on its head, so Sandygast will get serious and fight any children who come to take it back.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ultra Moon|entry=If you build sand mounds when you're playing, destroy them before you go home, or they may get possessed and become Sandygast.}}
{{Availability/Entry2|v=Sun|v2=Moon|area=[[Hano Beach]]}}
{{Availability/Entry1|v=Ultra Sun|area=[[Hano Beach]]}}
{{Availability/Entry1|v=Ultra Moon|area=[[Hano Beach]]<br/>{{rt|15|Alola}} (One)}}
====In side games====
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Shuffle|color={{beauty color}}|area=Event: [[Special Stages#25th release|''Pokémon Safari'']] <small>(25th release)</small>}}
===Held items===
|sm1=Spell Tag|sm1type=None|sm1rar=5
|usum1=Spell Tag|usum1type=None|usum1rar=5
====Base stats====
* Based on its species, Sandygast is also immune to the move {{m|Telekinesis}}.
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|218|Slugma}}{{MSP|219|Magcargo}}|Ancient Power|Rock|Special|60|100|5}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|092|Gastly}}{{MSP|093|Haunter}}{{MSP|094|Gengar}}{{MSP|109|Koffing}}{{MSP|110|Weezing}}{{MSP|202|Wobbuffet}}<br>{{MSP|562|Yamask}}{{MSP|563|Cofagrigus}}{{MSP|708|Phantump}}{{MSP|709|Trevenant}}|Destiny Bond|Ghost|Status|—|—|5}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|316|Gulpin}}{{MSP|317|Swalot}}{{MSP|425|Drifloon}}{{MSP|426|Drifblim}}|Spit Up|Normal|Special|—|100|10}}
====By [[Move Tutor|tutoring]]====
{{learnlist/tutor7nulltutor7|After You|Normal|Status|—|—|15|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Earth Power|Ground|Special|90|100|10||'''|no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Giga Drain|Grass|Special|75|100|10|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Iron Defense|Steel|Status|—|—|15|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Pain Split|Normal|Status|—|—|20|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Role Play|Psychic|Status|—|—|10|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Skill Swap|Psychic|Status|—|—|10|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Stealth Rock|Rock|Status|—|—|20|||no|yes}}
===Side game data===-->
|skill=Sand Sport
|skilldesc=Delays your opponent's disruptions even more.
* Sandygast has the lowest base {{stat|Speed}} stat of all {{type|Ghost}} Pokémon.
Sandygast resembles a basic {{wp|Sand art and play|sand castle}} with a tunnel and shovel. Its [[{{Shiny]]}} color variation may be based offon of ''{{wp|Black sand|black sand}}''.
====Name origin====
Sandygast may be a combination of ''sandy'' and ''ghast'' (evil spirit).
SunabāSunaba 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'' ({{wp|peekaboo}}).
==In other languages==
{{Other languages|type=Ghost|type2=Ground
|ja=スナバァ ''SunabāSunaba''|jameaning=From {{tt|砂場 ''sunaba''|sandbox}} or {{tt|砂 ''suna''|sand}}, ''bar'', and {{tt|いないいないばあ ''inai-inai-baa''|peekaboo}}
|fr=Bacabouh|frmeaning=From {{tt|''bac à sable''|sandbox}} and {{tt|''bouh''|boo}}
|es=Sandygast|esmeaning=Same as English name
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