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Sandshrew

Sandshrew is a Ground-type Pokémon from the Kanto region. It evolves into Sandslash when fed 50 candies. It has an Alolan form that is Ice, Steel-type.

Pokédex description

Mouse Pokémon
Standard Pokédex description
Sandshrew's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
- Sandshrew's cry
Alolan Sandshrew Pokédex description
The skin on its back is as hard as steel. Predators go after its soft belly, so it clings to the ground desperately.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

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5 (8)
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6 (12)

Charged attacks

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100 (21)
Icon Rock.png
80 (30)
Icon Ground.png
60 (15)

Attack availability

Fast attacks

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8 (11)

Charged attacks

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130 (42)
Icon Steel.png
80 (24)
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50 (23)

Evolution family

Sandshrew is part of a two-member family.

Availability

Sandshrew

Method Maximum CP Details
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Wild
1,081
1,171

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6

Increased spawns in:
New Pokémon Snap Celebration: 2021 Apr 29 - May 2
Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto: 2021 Feb 20
Incense Day: Type Shuffle: 2020 Apr 19 (Incense-only)
Team GO Rocket Global Take-over: 2020 Mar 6 - 9
Pokémon Day 2020: Feb 25 - Mar 2
Limited Research: 2020 Feb 2
Dortmund Pokémon GO Fest 2019: Jul 4 - 7
Chicago Pokémon GO Fest 2019: Jun 13 - 16
Earth Day 2019: Apr 29 - May 2
Earth Day 2018: Apr 22 - 30

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Eggs
720

Increased chance/Previously in:
5-km - 2019 Apr 26 - Dec 16
5-km - Team GO Rocket Disruption: 2019 Jul 25 - Aug 1
5-km - 2019 Jan 2 - 31
5-km - 2016 Jul 6 - 2017 May 10

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Raid Battles
720
901

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 4,012

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance

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Research tasks
540 Field Research:
Catch 15 Pokémon: 2019 Sep - Dec
Catch 10 Ground-type Pokémon: 2019 Jan - Apr
Special Research/Timed Research:
New Pokémon Snap Celebration - 2nd part: Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon

Alolan Sandshrew

Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon Encounter.png
Wild
1,108
1,201

(weather boosted)
Not in wild normally

Increased spawns in:
Galarian Mr. Mime Event: 2020 Dec 18 - 21 (Incense-only)
Pokémon HOME Event: 2020 Nov 17 - 23
Global Challenge, Global Hatches: 2019 Sep 9 - 16

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Eggs
739 7-km Eggs since 2020 Jun 8

Increased chance/Previously in:
7-km - 2018 Jun 21 - 2020 Feb 18
7-km - Holiday 2019: Dec 24 - Jan 1
Gift 2-km - Gift Event: 2019 Aug 5 - 19

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Raid Battles
739
924

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 4,115

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance

RT-Icon Special-Stamp-1.png
Research tasks
554 Field Research:
Win 2 raids: 2020 Dec


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