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[[File:Type Ground/Dark.gif|link=Ground/Dark type]]  
Species Desert Croc Pokémon
Abilities Moxie
Anger Point (Dream World)
None ← 551 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Krokorok]]
(メグロコ Meguroko)
[[Generation V]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Brown>Brown</font>
Shape Footprint

Sandile (Japanese: メグロコ Meguroco) class is Desert Crocodile Pokémon. It is a Ground/Dark-type from Generation V. It will appear in Pokémon Black and White. Its abilities are Moxie, which raises the users attack when their opponent has fainted, and Intimidate. It learns the attacks Assurance and Sandstorm.


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 tanish brown 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.

In the anime

File:Cute, yet sad, Sandile..PNG

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.


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

Game Info

Game 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

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.
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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Leer - -% 30 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Rage 20 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


4 Bite 60 100% 25 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


7 Sand-Attack - 100% 15 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[Move#Status Status


10 Torment - 100% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Status Status


13 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[Move#Physical Physical


16 Assurance 50 100% 10 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


19 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[Move#Special Special


22 Embargo - 100% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Status Status


25 Swagger - 90% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


28 Crunch 80 100% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


31 Dig 80 100% 10 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[Move#Physical Physical


34 Scary Face - 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


37 Foul Play - 100% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


40 Sandstorm - -% 10 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Status Status


43 Earthquake 100 100% 10 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[Move#Physical Physical


46 Thrash 120 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical 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.


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • Sandile is based on a crocodile. Perhaps more specifically, a Nile crocodile or a literal interpretation of the mugger crocodile, an actual species of crocodile.
  • Sandile may be a combination of 目 me (eye), 黑 guro (black), and 子 ko (child), due to it being black-eyed.
  • 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, although Tyranitar is similar.
  • Sandile and its two evolutionary forms are the second Pokémon family based on a crocodile; the first being Totodile and its evolutionary forms.
  • 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".


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