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Type
Ground  
Species Mouse Pokémon
Abilities Sand Veil
Sand Rush (DW)
Pokédex
Sandshrew ← 028 → Nidoran♀
Kanto 028 Johto 049
Hoenn 113 Sinnoh N/A
Unova 114 Mountain Kalos 098
Evolves From Sandshrew
Evolves Into None
Sandslash
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サンドパン Sandopan
028Sandslash
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
027028
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
65.0 lbs. 29.5 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Field
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F028
Cry

Sandslash (Japanese: サンドパン Sandopan) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Sandslash is a tall, yellow, mammalian creature with brown spikes on its back. It has two very long claws on each "hand" used for digging and battling. Sandslash can curl up to a small size just like its pre-evolved form Sandshrew, but it is of a much larger stature which enhances its defense.

Evolution

Sandslash evolves from Sandshrew at level 22.

Game info

Game locations

Sandslash Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Trade(Red)
Route 23, Cerulean Cave(Blue)
None (Red) Uncommon (Blue)
Yellow Cerulean Cave Uncommon
Gold/Silver Route 26, 27, Mt. Moon (Gold only) Uncommon (Gold) None (Silver)
Crystal Route 26, Victory Road Uncommon
Ruby/ Sapphire Evolve Sandshrew None
Emerald Evolve Sandshrew None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade(FireRed)
Route 23, Victory Road(LeafGreen)
None (FireRed) Uncommon (LeafGreen)
Diamond/ Pearl Route 228 Dongle(LeafGreen)
Platinum Route 228 Dongle(LeafGreen)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 26, 27, Mt. Moon (HeartGold only) Uncommon
Black/White Relic Castle Uncommon
X/Y Route 18, Terminus Cave Common


Side game locations

Sandslash Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Sandshrew
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 3, 20, Forever Level 52, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Sandshrew
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Quicksand Cave (1-10BF), Quicksand Pit (1-10BF), Shimmer Desert (1-9F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Daybreak Ruins, Forest Temple, Light Temple


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
Yellow
It is skilled at slashing enemies with its claws. If broken, they start to grow back in a day.
Gold
In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
Silver
If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spike and claws. They grow back in a day.
Crystal
Adept at climbing trees, it rolls into a spiny ball, then attacks its enemies from above.
Ruby
Sandslash's body is covered by tough spikes, which are hardened sections of its hide. Once a year, the old spikes fall out, to be replaced with new spikes that grow out from beneath the old ones.
Sapphire
Sandslash can roll up its body as if it were a ball covered with large spikes. In battle, this Pokémon will try to make the foe flinch by jabbing it with its spines. It then leaps at the stunned foe to tear wildly with its sharp claws.
Emerald
It curls up in a ball to protect itself from enemy attacks. It also curls up to prevent heatstroke during the daytime when temperatures rise sharply.
FireRed
It is adept at attacking with the spines on its back and its sharp claws while quickly scurrying about.
LeafGreen
Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.
Diamond
It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
Pearl
It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
Platinum
It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
HeartGold
In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
SoulSilver
If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spike and claws. They grow back in a day.
Black
It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
White
It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.
Black 2
The spikes on its body are make up of its hardened hide. It rolls up and attacks foes with its spikes.
White 2
The spikes on its body are make up of its hardened hide. It rolls up and attacks foes with its spikes.
X
If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.
Y
Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.

Learnset

Generation I

Main article: Sandslash/Learnset Generation I


Generation II

Main article: Sandslash/Learnset Generation II


Appearances

Anime

In an episode called Good 'Quil Hunting, a Trainer called Koji told Ash about a place that was good for catching some Cyndaquil. After Ash captured a Cyndaquil, the trainer challenged Ash to a 1-on-1 battle to see who would have the Cyndaquil. Koji used a Sandslash against Ash's Cyndaquil and he lost.
210px-Sandslash anime

Sandslash in the anime with his trainer, Koji

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Trivia

Etymology

Sandslash appears to be based on the armadillo. Its name comes from "Sand" and "Slash" which references its habitat and sharp claws. It resembles a porcupine.

References


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