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

Pokédex description

Sandslash - Mouse Pokémon
Sandslash's body is covered by tough spikes, which are hardened sections of its hide. Once a year, the old spikes fall out, to be replaced with new spikes that grow out from beneath the old ones.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Steel 8 (11)
Icon Ground 5 (8)

Charged attacks

Icon Ground
80 (23)
Icon Ground
120 (33)
Icon Rock
70 (22)

Fast attacks

Icon Steel 8 (11)
Icon Ice 6 (6)

Charged attacks

Icon Ice
130 (42)
Icon Ground
80 (23)
Icon Steel
80 (24)

Evolution family

Sandslash is the part of a two-member family.

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



  • Sandslash was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Sandslash is 2,035, however it can reach 2,204, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
  • As a former 2nd tier Raid Boss, Sandslash's CP was 11,520. Its maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge was 1,356 and 1,696 when encountered Pokémon was boosted by weather.
  • Shiny form of Sandslash was released with the beginning of the Tottori Festival on December 6th, 2018.
  • Alolan Sandslash was released with the release of friends system on June 22nd, 2018.

External links

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