Essentials

Sand Tomb

Ground physical

Generation 3

Summary

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 2
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 2
  • Flying 0
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ½
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 2
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 2
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
35; percentile 10.8
Accuracy
85% ≈ 29.8 power
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
100
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. For the next 2–5 turns, the target cannot leave the field and is damaged for 1/16 its max HP at the end of each turn. The user continues to use other moves during this time. If the user leaves the field, this effect ends.

Has a 3/8 chance each to hit 2 or 3 times, and a 1/8 chance each to hit 4 or 5 times. Averages to 3 hits per use.

Rapid Spin cancels this effect.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

History

Before Black, White
Has 15 power. Has 70% accuracy.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Traps and hurts the foe in quicksand for 2 to 5 turns.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is trapped inside a painful sandstorm for two to five turns.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user traps the foe inside a harshly raging sandstorm for two to five turns.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user traps the target inside a harshly raging sandstorm for four to five turns.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user traps the target inside a harshly raging sandstorm for four to five turns.

Foreign Names

Japanese
すなじごく (sunajigoku)
Korean
모래지옥
French
Tourbi-Sable
German
Sandgrab
Spanish
Bucle Arena
Italian
Sabbiotomba
Czech
Písečné peklo

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Temporarily stops the crowd from getting excited.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Sand Tomb.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Wrap Normal physical 20 15 90%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

Bind Normal physical 20 15 85%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

Infestation Bug special 20 20 100%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

Magma Storm Fire special 5 100 75%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

Fire Spin Fire special 15 35 85%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

Clamp Water physical 15 35 85%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

Pokémon

Ground Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Sand Tomb's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
45 45 27 27 27 23 23 Sandshrew Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
52 52 33 33 33 23 23 Sandslash Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 110 45 55 65 450
26 26 26 26 26 26 26 Dugtrio Ground Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
49 52 41 46 54 37 37 Onix Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
25 25 25 25 25 10 10 Trapinch Ground Hyper Cutter
Arena Trap
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 100 45 45 45 10 290
Vibrava Ground Dragon Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 70 50 50 50 70 340
Flygon Ground Dragon Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 100 80 80 80 100 520
19 19 19 19 19 Gible Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
58 70 45 40 45 42 300
19 19 19 19 19 Gabite Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
68 90 65 50 55 82 410
19 19 19 19 19 Garchomp Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
108 130 95 80 85 102 600
19 Garchomp Mega Garchomp Dragon Ground Sand Force ½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
108 170 115 120 95 92 700
25 25 25 25 25 Hippopotas Ground Sand Stream
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 68 72 78 38 42 32 330
25 25 25 25 25 Hippowdon Ground Sand Stream
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 108 112 118 68 72 47 525
13 13 13 Sandile Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
13 13 13 Krokorok Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 60 82 45 45 45 74 351
13 13 13 Krookodile Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 95 117 80 65 70 92 519
Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • Bonsly Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
• • • • • Sudowoodo Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Mineral 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
• • • • • • • Pineco Bug Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
• • • • • • • Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
• • • • • Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Bug 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
• • • • • Turtwig Grass Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
55 68 64 45 55 31 318
• • • • • Gible Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
58 70 45 40 45 42 300
• • • • • Hippopotas Ground Sand Stream
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 68 72 78 38 42 32 330
• • • Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
50 65 85 35 35 55 325

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