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
- In a 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. .
Sandslash evolves from Sandshrew at level 22.
Route 23, Cerulean Cave(Blue)
|None (Red) Uncommon (Blue)|
|Gold/Silver||Route 26, 27, Mt. Moon (Gold only)||Uncommon (Gold) None (Silver)|
|Crystal||Route 26, Victory Road||Uncommon|
Route 23, Victory Road(LeafGreen)
|None (FireRed) Uncommon (LeafGreen)|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Route 26, 27, Mt. Moon (HeartGold only)||Uncommon|
Side game locations
|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|
- Main article: Sandslash/Learnset Generation I
- Main article: Sandslash/Learnset Generation II
- Main article: Sandslash/Learnset Generation III
- Main article: Sandslash/Learnset Generation IV
Sandslash appears to be based off an armadillo. Its name comes from "Sand" and "Slash" which references its habitat and sharp claws. It resembles a porcupine.
- Despite being known as the Mouse Pokémon, it doesn't resemble a mouse.
- Rattata, Raticate, Raichu, Sandshrew, Pikachu and Sandslash are all known as the Mouse Pokémon.
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- Legendary Pokémon data
- The Pokémon Database
- Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
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