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|species=Mouse Pokémon
 
|species=Mouse Pokémon
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'''Sandshrew''' (Japanese: '''サンド''' ''Sando'') is a {{type|Ground}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]]. Sandshrew often live in arid environments.
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|ability=[[Sand Veil]]
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|dw=Sand Rush
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|color=Yellow
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|male=50
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|evo=[[File:027.png]][[File:028.png|link=Sandslash]]}}
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'''Sandshrew''' (Japanese: '''サンド''' ''Sando'') is a {{type|Ground}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (creature)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
   
[[File:Sandshrew.gif|thumb]]
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==Biology==
== Appearance ==
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===Physiology===
 
Sandshrew has a white belly and a yellow back. Its back resembles cracked desert ground. It has a short tail, four short legs, and a small head. Sandshrew resembles an armadillo, and can curl into a very tight ball: about the size of a basketball.
 
Sandshrew has a white belly and a yellow back. Its back resembles cracked desert ground. It has a short tail, four short legs, and a small head. Sandshrew resembles an armadillo, and can curl into a very tight ball: about the size of a basketball.
   
==Special Abilities==
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===Special abilities===
 
All Sandshrew have the ability [[Sand Veil]]; which raises evasion while there is a [[Sandstorm]]. Sandshrew, when in danger, can curl into a ball to defend itself.
 
All Sandshrew have the ability [[Sand Veil]]; which raises evasion while there is a [[Sandstorm]]. Sandshrew, when in danger, can curl into a ball to defend itself.
   
== Evolution ==
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==Evolution==
'''Sandshrew''' evolves into [[Sandslash]] once it reaches level 22.
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Sandshrew evolves into [[Sandslash]] once it reaches level 22.
 
== In the anime==
 
Sandshrew made its first major appearance in the episode ''The Path to the Pokémon League'' under the ownership of a trainer named A.J. A.J. used brutal methods of training his Pokémon, such as the use of a whip, and was a very strict trainer.
 
 
Mira's Sandshrew was seen in ''Sandshrew's Locker''. In that episode, the team encounters a girl named Mira with an Abra. she says she can teleport them to Hearthome city, but then "accidentally" teleports them to a large dam. She says she lost her grandmother's locket there and wants to get it back. So the team joins her in her search. Later, after escaping a Gyarados, Brock makes her confess that she lied about her grandmother's locket. It was actually a Poké Ball she wanted. The big lake was originally a small town where she lived. She and her friends happened to find a Poké Ball with Sandshrew in it. Then, construction workers said they were making a dam that would flood the town. So Mira and her friends moved. But they forgot Sandshrew was still at the school. And now Gyarados is guarding the school because its his territory. Later, Mira gets Sandshrew back, but she and her Abra get kidnapped by Jessie, James, and Meowth! After teleporting away when Team Rocket's guard was down, Mira finally opens the Poké Ball with Sandshrew. Sandshrew looks happy to see Mira. and then, Mira and Abra teleport the team to Hearthome city.
 
 
Also, there is a little known bonus episode about Pikachu, Bayleef, Togepi, and all the others in the early Johto group. they meet up with a Granbull, a Larvitar, a Donphan, and a Sandshrew. (article not complete, gotta go finish it later.)
 
   
 
== Game info ==
 
== Game info ==
 
=== Game locations ===
 
=== Game locations ===
 
{{Game Locations
 
{{Game Locations
|backcolor={{Ground}}
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|type={{Ground}}
|pokemon=Sandshrew
 
 
|redblue=Routes [[Kanto Route 4|4]], [[Kanto Route 11|11]], [[Kanto Route 23|23]]<small>(<span class="male">Blue</span> only)</small>
 
|redblue=Routes [[Kanto Route 4|4]], [[Kanto Route 11|11]], [[Kanto Route 23|23]]<small>(<span class="male">Blue</span> only)</small>
 
|rbrarity=Common
 
|rbrarity=Common
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|ptrarity=Dongle <small>(<span style="color:lightgreen;">LeafGreen</span>)</small>
 
|ptrarity=Dongle <small>(<span style="color:lightgreen;">LeafGreen</span>)</small>
 
|heartgoldsoulsilver=[[Union Cave]], [[Mt. Moon]]<small>(<span style="color:#CCAA00;">HeartGold</span>)</small><br />[[Trade]], [[Safari Zone]]<small>(<span style="color:#DFDFDF;">SoulSilver]]</span>)</small>
 
|heartgoldsoulsilver=[[Union Cave]], [[Mt. Moon]]<small>(<span style="color:#CCAA00;">HeartGold</span>)</small><br />[[Trade]], [[Safari Zone]]<small>(<span style="color:#DFDFDF;">SoulSilver]]</span>)</small>
|hgssrarity=Uncommon<small>(<span style="color:#CCAA00;">HeartGold</span>)</small><br />Unlimited<small>(<span style="color:#DFDFDF;">SoulSilver]]</span>)</small>|
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|hgssrarity=Uncommon<small>(<span style="color:#CCAA00;">HeartGold</span>)</small><br />Unlimited<small>(<span style="color:#DFDFDF;">SoulSilver]]</span>)</small>
blackwhite=Breed [[Sandslash]]
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|blackwhite=Breed [[Sandslash]]
 
|bwrarity=None
 
|bwrarity=None
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|xy=Breed [[Sandslash]]
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|xyrarity=None
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
==== Side game locations ====
 
==== Side game locations ====
 
{{Side Game Locations
 
{{Side Game Locations
|backcolor={{Ground}}
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|type={{Ground}}
 
|Pokemon=Sandshrew
 
|Pokemon=Sandshrew
 
|Snap=Valley
 
|Snap=Valley
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=== Pokédex entries ===
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===Pokédex entries===
{{GenIPokédex
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{{Pokédexentries
|backcolor={{Ground}}
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|type={{Ground}}
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|gen=I
 
|redblue=Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
 
|redblue=Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
 
|yellow=Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
 
|yellow=Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
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|ruby=Sandshrew's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
 
|ruby=Sandshrew's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
 
|sapphire=Sandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.
 
|sapphire=Sandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.
|emerald=When it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce off harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough and solid as a result of living in the desert.|
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|emerald=When it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce off harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough and solid as a result of living in the desert.
firered=It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
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|firered=It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
 
|leafgreen=Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
 
|leafgreen=Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
 
|diamond=To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
 
|diamond=To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
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|black=To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
 
|black=To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
 
|white=To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
 
|white=To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
|black 2 = It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
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|black 2=It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
|white 2 = It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
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|white 2=It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
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|x=It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
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|y=Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.}}
   
 
=== Learnset ===
 
=== Learnset ===
==== Generation I ====
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====Leveling====
{{Main|Sandshrew/Learnset Generation I}}
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<tabber>
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Generation VI=
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{{Movessettop|type=Ground|gen=VI}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|'''[[Scratch]]'''|40|100|35|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|[[Defense Curl]]|—|—|15|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|3|'''[[Sand Attack]]'''|—|100|15|Ground|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|5|'''[[Poison Sting]]'''|15|100|30|Poison|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|7|[[Rollout]]|30|90|20|Rock|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|9|[[Rapid Spin]]|20|100|40|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|11|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|Normal|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|14|[[Fury Cutter]]|40|95|20|Bug|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|17|'''[[Magnitude]]'''|—|100|30|Ground|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|20|[[Fury Swipes]]|18|80|15|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|23|[[Sand Tomb]]|35|85|15|Ground|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|26|[[Slash]]|70|100|20|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|30|'''[[Dig]]'''|80|100|10|Ground|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|34|'''[[Gyro Ball]]'''|—|100|5|Steel|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|38|[[Swords Dance]]|—|—|20|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|42|'''[[Sandstorm]]'''|—|—|10|Ground|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|46|'''[[Earthquake]]'''|100|100|10|Ground|Physical}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Ground}}
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|-|
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Generation V=
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{{Movessettop|type=Ground|gen=V}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|'''[[Scratch]]'''|40|100|35|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|3|[[Defense Curl]]|—|—|15|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|7|'''[[Sand Attack]]'''|—|100|15|Ground|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|9|'''[[Poison Sting]]'''|15|100|30|Poison|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|13|[[Rapid Spin]]|20|100|40|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|15|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|Normal|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|19|[[Fury Swipes]]|18|80|15|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|21|[[Rollout]]|30|90|20|Rock|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|25|[[Fury Cutter]]|40|95|20|Bug|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|27|[[Sand Tomb]]|35|85|15|Ground|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|31|[[Slash]]|70|100|20|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|33|'''[[Gyro Ball]]'''|—|100|5|Steel|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|37|'''[[Sandstorm]]'''|—|—|10|Ground|Physical}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Ground}}
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|-|
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Generation IV=
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{{Movessettop|type=Ground|gen=IV}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|'''[[Scratch]]'''|40|100|35|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|3|[[Defense Curl]]|—|—|15|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|7|'''[[Sand Attack]]'''|—|100|15|Ground|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|9|'''[[Poison Sting]]'''|15|100|30|Poison|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|13|[[Rapid Spin]]|20|100|40|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|15|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|Normal|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|19|[[Fury Swipes]]|18|80|15|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|21|[[Rollout]]|30|90|20|Rock|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|25|[[Fury Cutter]]|40|95|20|Bug|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|27|[[Sand Tomb]]|35|85|15|Ground|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|31|[[Slash]]|70|100|20|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|33|'''[[Gyro Ball]]'''|—|100|5|Steel|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|37|'''[[Sandstorm]]'''|—|—|10|Ground|Physical}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Ground}}
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|-|
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Generation III=
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{{Movessettop|type=Ground|gen=III}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|'''[[Scratch]]'''|40|100|35|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|6|[[Defense Curl]]|—|—|15|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|11|'''[[Sand Attack]]'''|—|100|15|Ground|}}
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{{Movessetmid|17|'''[[Poison Sting]]'''|15|100|30|Poison|}}
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{{Movessetmid|23|[[Slash]]|70|100|20|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|30|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|37|[[Fury Swipes]]|18|80|15|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|45|[[Sand Tomb]]|35|85|15|Ground|}}
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{{Movessetmid|53|'''[[Sandstorm]]'''|—|—|10|Ground|}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Ground}}
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|-|
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Generation II=
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{{Movessettop|type=Ground|gen=II}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|'''[[Scratch]]'''|40|100|35|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|6|[[Defense Curl]]|—|—|15|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|11|'''[[Sand Attack]]'''|—|100|15|Ground|}}
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{{Movessetmid|17|'''[[Poison Sting]]'''|15|100|30|Poison|}}
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{{Movessetmid|23|[[Slash]]|70|100|20|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|30|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|37|[[Fury Swipes]]|18|80|15|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|45|'''[[Sandstorm]]'''|—|—|10|Ground|}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Ground}}
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|-|
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Generation I=
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{{Movessettop|type=Ground|gen=I}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|'''[[Scratch]]'''|40|100|35|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|10|'''[[Sand Attack]]'''|—|100|15|Ground|}}
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{{Movessetmid|17|[[Slash]]|70|100|20|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|24|'''[[Poison Sting]]'''|15|100|30|Poison|}}
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{{Movessetmid|31|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|38|[[Fury Swipes]]|18|80|15|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Ground}}
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</tabber>
   
==== Generation II ====
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===Sprites===
{{Main|Sandshrew/Learnset Generation II}}
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{{GenIPokéSprites
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|bgcolor={{Ground}}
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|border={{Ground}}
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|}}
   
==== Generation III ====
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==Appearances==
{{Main|Sandshrew/Learnset Generation III}}
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===Anime===
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[[File:Mira-sandshrew.jpg|thumb]]
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{{main|A.J.'s Sandshrew}}
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Sandshrew made its first major appearance in the episode ''[[The Path to the Pokémon League]]'' under the ownership of a trainer named [[A.J.]] A.J. used brutal methods of training his Pokémon, such as the use of a whip, and was a very strict trainer.
   
==== Generation IV ====
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*[[Mira's Sandshrew]]
{{Main|Sandshrew/Learnset Generation IV}}
 
   
== Origins ==
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==Trivia==
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*Sandshrew is the first {{Type|Ground}}-type Pokémon in [[National Pokédex]] order.
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*Despite what its Stadium Pokédex entry implies, it cannot learn the move [[Bounce]].
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===Etymology===
 
Sandshrew appears to be based on a [[:wikipedia:mouse|mouse]] whilst its name comes from "'''Sand'''" and "'''Shrew'''" which is a reference to their habitat and appearance.
 
Sandshrew appears to be based on a [[:wikipedia:mouse|mouse]] whilst its name comes from "'''Sand'''" and "'''Shrew'''" which is a reference to their habitat and appearance.
   
== Trivia ==
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==Gallery==
*Sandshrew is the first {{Type|Ground}}-type Pokémon in [[National Pokédex]] order.
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<gallery>
*Despite what its Stadium Pokédex entry implies, it cannot learn the move Bounce.
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027Sandshrew_OS_anime.png
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027Sandshrew_OS_anime_2.png
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027Sandshrew_AG_anime.png
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027Sandshrew_Dream.png
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027Sandshrew_Pokemon_Stadium.png
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</gallery>
   
 
{{References|sandshrew|027}}
 
{{References|sandshrew|027}}
{{Family|[[File:027.gif|link=]][[File:028.gif|link=Sandslash]]}}
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Latest revision as of 21:58, December 17, 2014

Type(s)
Type Ground  
Species Mouse Pokémon
Abilities Sand Veil
Sand Rush (DW)
Pokédex
Raichu ← 027 → Sandslash
Kanto 027 Johto 048
Hoenn 112/117 Sinnoh N/A
Unova 113 Mountain Kalos 097
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Sandslash
Sandshrew
027
サンド Sando
027Sandshrew
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
027028
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
26.5 lbs. 12.0 kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Field
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F027
Cry

Sandshrew (Japanese: サンド Sando) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

Sandshrew has a white belly and a yellow back. Its back resembles cracked desert ground. It has a short tail, four short legs, and a small head. Sandshrew resembles an armadillo, and can curl into a very tight ball: about the size of a basketball.

Special abilitiesEdit

All Sandshrew have the ability Sand Veil; which raises evasion while there is a Sandstorm. Sandshrew, when in danger, can curl into a ball to defend itself.

EvolutionEdit

Sandshrew evolves into Sandslash once it reaches level 22.

Game info Edit

Game locations Edit

Sandshrew Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Routes 4, 11, 23(Blue only) Common
Yellow Routes 3 and 4, Mt. Moon Uncommon
Gold/Silver Routes 4 and 32, Union Cave, Mt. Moon(Gold)
Goldenrod Game Corner for 700 Coins(Silver)
Uncommon(Gold)
Unlimited(Silver)
Crystal Routes 3, 4, Union Cave, Mt. Moon Uncommon
Ruby/Sapphire Routes 111 and 113 Uncommon
Emerald Routes 111 and 113, Mirage Tower Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade(FireRed)
Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 22, 23(LeafGreen)
Unlimited(FireRed)
Uncommon(LeafGreen)
Diamond/Pearl Wayward Cave Dongle (LeafGreen)
Platinum Wayward Cave Dongle (LeafGreen)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Union Cave, Mt. Moon(HeartGold)
Trade, Safari Zone(SoulSilver]])
Uncommon(HeartGold)
Unlimited(SoulSilver]])
Black/White Breed Sandslash None
X/Y Breed Sandslash None


Side game locations Edit

Sandshrew Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2, Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 9, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Magma Cavern (1F-6F), Buried Relic (36F-59F), Desert Region (1F-6F), Joyous Tower (68F-73F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Northern Desert (1F-15F), Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Chroma Ruins
Pokémon Rumble Gravel Cave


Pokédex entriesEdit

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
Yellow
Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
Gold
If it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
Silver
Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Crystal
It prefers dry, sandy places because it uses the sand to protect itself when threatened.
Ruby
Sandshrew's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
Sapphire
Sandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.
Emerald
When it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce off harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough and solid as a result of living in the desert.
FireRed
It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
LeafGreen
Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
Diamond
To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
Pearl
To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
Platinum
To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
HeartGold
If it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
SoulSilver
Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Black
To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
White
To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
Black 2
It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
White 2
It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
X
It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
Y
Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Learnset Edit

LevelingEdit

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical


Defense Curl —% 15 Normal Status


3 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status


5 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison Physical


7 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical


9 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical


11 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special


14 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical


17 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical


20 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical


23 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical


26 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical


30 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical


34 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical


38 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status


42 Sandstorm —% 10 Ground Physical


46 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground 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 V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical


3 Defense Curl —% 15 Normal Status


7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status


9 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison Physical


13 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical


15 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special


19 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical


21 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical


25 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical


27 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical


31 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical


33 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical


37 Sandstorm —% 10 Ground 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 IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical


3 Defense Curl —% 15 Normal Status


7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status


9 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison Physical


13 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical


15 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special


19 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical


21 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical


25 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical


27 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical


31 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical


33 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical


37 Sandstorm —% 10 Ground 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 III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal


6 Defense Curl —% 15 Normal


11 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground


17 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison


23 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal


30 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal


37 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal


45 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground


53 Sandstorm —% 10 Ground


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 II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal


6 Defense Curl —% 15 Normal


11 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground


17 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison


23 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal


30 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal


37 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal


45 Sandstorm —% 10 Ground


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 I
Game Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal


10 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground


17 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal


24 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison


31 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal


38 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

SpritesEdit

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back

AppearancesEdit

AnimeEdit

Mira-sandshrew
Main article: A.J.'s Sandshrew

Sandshrew made its first major appearance in the episode The Path to the Pokémon League under the ownership of a trainer named A.J. A.J. used brutal methods of training his Pokémon, such as the use of a whip, and was a very strict trainer.

TriviaEdit

  • Sandshrew is the first Ground-type Pokémon in National Pokédex order.
  • Despite what its Stadium Pokédex entry implies, it cannot learn the move Bounce.

EtymologyEdit

Sandshrew appears to be based on a mouse whilst its name comes from "Sand" and "Shrew" which is a reference to their habitat and appearance.

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit


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