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*[[Rattata]], [[Raticate]], [[Raichu]], [[Sandshrew]], [[Pikachu]] and Sandslash are all known as the Mouse Pokémon.
*[[Rattata]], [[Raticate]], [[Raichu]], [[Sandshrew]], [[Pikachu]] and Sandslash are all known as the Mouse Pokémon.
[[Category:Ground Pokémon]]
[[Category:Ground Pokémon]]

Revision as of 15:29, October 24, 2013

[[File:Type Ground.gif|link=Ground type]]  
Species Mouse Pokémon
Abilities Sand Veil
Sand Rush (Dream World)
[[Sandshrew]] ← 028 → [[Nidoran♀]]
Kanto 028 Johto 049
Hoenn 128 Sinnoh
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 098
Evolves From [[Sandshrew]]
Evolves Into None
サンドパン Sandopan'
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Yellow>Yellow</font>
Shape Footprint

Sandslash is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


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.

In the anime


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

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



Generation I

Main article: Sandslash/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Sandslash/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Sandslash/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Sandslash/Learnset Generation IV


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.



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