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Type(s)
Type Ground  
Species Mouse Pokémon
Abilities Sand Veil
Sand Rush (DW)
Pokédex
Sandshrew ← 028 → Nidoran♀
Kanto 028 Johto 049
Hoenn 113/118 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
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Generation I
Evolutionary Line
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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
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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.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
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.


Learnset

Leveling

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


22 Crush Claw 75 95% 10 Normal Physical


28 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical


33 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical


40 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical


45 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical


52 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


22 Crush Claw 75 95% 10 Normal Physical


28 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical


33 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical


40 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical


45 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical


52 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


24 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal


33 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal


42 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal


52 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground


62 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


Defense Curl —% 15 Normal


Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground


Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison


24 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal


33 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal


42 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal


52 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


Defense Curl —% 15 Normal


Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground


Slash 70 100% 20 Normal


27 Poison Sting 15 100% 30 Poison


36 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal


47 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.


Sprites

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

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.

Gallery

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