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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
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

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Ground 5 (8)
Icon Normal 6 (12)

Charged attacks

Icon Ground
100 (21)
Icon Rock
80 (30)
Icon Ground
60 (15)
Icon Rock
70 (22) (Legacy move)

Fast attacks

Icon Steel 8 (11)
Icon Ice 6 (6)

Charged attacks

Icon Ice
130 (42)
Icon Steel
80 (24)
Icon Dark
50 (23)

Evolution family

Sandshrew is part of a two-member family.

11. Sandshrew
#027 Sandshrew
50 Sandshrew candy
Sandslash
#028 Sandslash
Sandshrew alolan
#027 Alolan Sandshrew
50 Sandshrew candy
Sandslash alolan
#028 Alolan Sandslash

Availability

Sandshrew

Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon Encounter
Wild
1,081
1,171

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6

Increased spawns in:
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

Pokémon Eggs
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

Emblem Raid
Raid Battles
720
901

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 4,012

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance

RT-Icon Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
540 Field Research:
Catch 15 Pokémon: 2019 Sep - Dec
Catch 10 Ground-type Pokémon: 2019 Jan - Apr

Alolan Sandshrew

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

(weather boosted)
Not in wild normally

Increased spawns in:
Global Challenge, Global Hatches: 2019 Sep 9 - 16

Pokémon Eggs
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


Gallery

External links

  • Sandshrew page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Sandshrew article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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