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

Pokédex description

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.
- Sandslash's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Steel 8 (11)
Icon Ground 5 (8)

Charged attacks

Icon Ground
80 (23)
Icon Ground
140 (39)
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)
Icon Ice
50 (26)

Evolution family

Sandslash is part of a two-member family.

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



Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon Encounter

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6

Increased spawns in:
Pokémon Day 2020: Feb 25 - Mar 2

Emblem Raid
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 2 CP 11,520

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance

RT-Icon Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
1,017 Field Research:
Evolve a Pokémon: 2020 Jun
Special Research:
A Professor’s Work is Never Done - 1st part: Spin 10 PokéStops

Alolan Sandslash


External links

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