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Sandshrew - Pokemon #27

Information about the Sandshrew Pokemon.

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Sandshrew - Ken Sugimori's Official Artwork

Sandshrew

Nintendo

This Pokemon is a part of the Pokemon Pokedex and the Pokemon Cheats index. You may also find more useful information in the Pokemon Hints section.

Sandshrew - Pokemon #27

Sandshrew is known by the following names within the Pokemon series of video games:

  • English: Sandshrew
  • Japanese: Sand
  • German: Sandan
  • French: Sabelette

Here are the numbers that Sandshrew is represented by in the various Pokedexes.

  • National: 27
  • Hoenn: 112
  • Johto: 48

Sandshrew Description from the Various Pokemon Games

Pokemon Red/Blue
Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.

Pokemon Yellow
Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.

Pokemon Gold
If it fell from a great height, this Pokemon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.

Pokemon Silver
Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.

Pokemon Crystal
It prefers dry, sandy places because it uses the sand to protect itself when threatened.

Pokemon Ruby
SANDSHREW's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokemon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.

Pokemon Sapphire
SANDSHREW has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokemon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.

Pokemon 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.

Pokemon Fire Red
It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.

Pokemon Leaf Green
Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for prey.

Pokemon Diamond
To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.

Pokemon Pearl
To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.

Locations - Where to find the Sandshrew Pokemon

Pokemon Diamond
Wayward Cave (LG Inserted into DS) [Uncommon]

Pokemon Pearl
Wayward Cave (LG Inserted into DS) [Uncommon]

Sandshrew Base Stats

  • HP = 50 (ranked 58)
  • ATTACK = 75 (ranked 37)
  • DEFENSE = 85 (ranked 28)
  • SPECIAL ATTACK = 20 (ranked 73)
  • SPECIAL DEFENSE = 30 (ranked 69)
  • SPEED = 40 (ranked 55)
  • Total Base Stats = 300

Sandshrew Pokemon Type, Egg Group, Height, Weight, and Gender

  • Pokemon Type: Ground
  • Egg Type: Ground
  • Height: 0.6 m / 2' 00"
  • Weight: 12.0 kg / 26.5 lbs.
  • Male: 50%
  • Female: 50%

Sandshrew Ability - Sand Veil

Game's description
Boosts the Pokemon's evasion in a sandstorm.

Battle effect
Raises the Pokemon's evasion during a sandstorm by one level.

Map effect
If the Pokemon is in the lead spot, chance of encountering a wild Pokemon during a sandstorm decreases to 50%.

Additional Info for Sandshrew

Damage Taken:

  • Immune: Electric
  • 50%: Poison, Rock
  • 200%: Water, Grass, Ice

Pal Park:

  • Area: Mountain
  • Points: 50
  • Encounter rate: 30

Wild Item:

Diamond/Pearl
Quick Claw (5%)

Miscellaneous Info:

  • Species: Mouse Pokemon
  • Steps to hatch: 5,120
  • Color: Yellow
  • Catch Rate: 255
  • Base Tameness: 70
  • Growth Group: Medium Fast
    1,000,000 exp. points to Lv100

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