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Sandile
551
メグロコ Meguroko
551Sandile
Generation V
Evolutionary line
551552553
Type(s)
Type Ground  Type Dark
Species Desert Croc Pokémon
Abilities Moxie
Intimidate
Anger Point (DW)
Pokédex
Basculin ← 551 → Krokorok
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 057/099 Coastal Kalos 043
Alola 232/301
Evolves from None
Evolves into Krokorok
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
33.5 lbs. 15.2 kg 2'04" 0.7 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Brown Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F551
Cry

Sandile (Japanese: メグロコ Meguroco) is a Ground/Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Sandile largely resembles a crocodile. It has what appears to be a black stripe near its eyes in the appearance of a mask, and is mainly a light brownish tan with black striped through its body. On its belly it can be noted that a pink replaces the tan shade, though the stripes continue regularly. It has four legs, a short tail, and three claws to each foot. Its eyes don't seem to have any sort of coloring besides black, and it has large nostrils. No teeth show when its mouth is closed.

Evolution

Sandile evolves into Krokorok at level 29. It then evolves into Krookodile at level 40.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Relic Castle, Route 4, Desert Resort Common
Black 2/White 2 Relic Castle, Route 4, Desert Resort Common
X/Y Route 9 Common
Sun/Moon Haina Desert Common


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Black
They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.
White
It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.
Black 2
They live hidden under hot dessert sands in order to keep their body temperature from dropping.
White 2
They live hidden under hot dessert sands in order to keep their body temperature from dropping.
X
It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.
Y
They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.
Omega Ruby
It moves along below the sand's surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.
Alpha Sapphire
They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.
Sun
It submerges itself in sand and moves as if swimming. This wise behavior keeps its enemies from finding it and maintains its temperature.
Moon
It conceals itself in the sand and chomps down on the legs of the prey that unwarily walk over it. Its favorite food is Trapinch.
Ultra Sun
Alola, where it’s warm all year round, is a comfortable environment for this Pokémon. Sometimes you’ll even see it outside of deserts.
Ultra Moon
Sandile’s still not good at hunting, so it mostly eats things that have collapsed in the desert. It’s called “the cleaner of the desert.”
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
50
Attack
72
Defense
35
Sp. Atk
35
Sp. Def
35
Speed
65
Total
292

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
4 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
10 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
13 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
16 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
19 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
22 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
25 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
28 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
31 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
34 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
37 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
40 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
43 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
46 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
4 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥♥
7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
10 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
13 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
16 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Clever 0
19 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
22 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
28 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
31 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
34 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
37 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Clever 0
40 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
43 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
46 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
4 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
7 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
10 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
13 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
16 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
19 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
22 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
28 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
31 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
34 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
37 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
40 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
43 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
46 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Sandile BW Sandile BW SandileBackBW
Shiny Sandile BW Shiny Sandile BW Shiny Sandile BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Sandile XY Sandile XY SandileBackXY
SandileShinyXY SandileShinyXY SandileBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back
Sandile SM
Sandile Shiny SM

Anime

Sandile first appeared in A Sandile Gusher of Change, where a group of Sandile were causing trouble at a hot spring resort. However, it later transpired that the Sandile were trying to warn of impending danger and, with the help of Ash and his friends, were able to save the Pokémon in the area. The leader of the gang sports sunglasses, much like Ash's Squirtle, and has since featured in several episodes.

Trivia

  • This Pokémon was revealed along with six other Pokémon in July's issue of CoroCoro on June 11, 2010.
  • No other Pokémon shares the same type combination as Sandile apart from its evolutions.
  • Sandile and its two evolutionary forms are the second Pokémon family based on a crocodile; the first being Totodile and its evolutionary forms.

Origin

Sandile is based on a baby crocodile. Perhaps more specifically, a Nile crocodile or a literal interpretation of the mugger crocodile, an actual species of crocodile.

Etymology

Sandile's name comes from the words "sand" (since it lives in sandy deserts and is colored like it) and the last four letters in "crocodile".

Sandile's Japanese name may be a combination of 目 me (eye), 黑 guro (black), and 子 ko (child), due to it being black-eyed.

Gallery

See also