Essentials

Sand Attack

Ground status

Generation 1

Summary

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

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
— (no damage)
Accuracy
100%
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM
Generation 7
Not a TM

Effect

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

Meta

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

History

Before Gold, Silver
Type is Normal.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Reduces accuracy by throwing sand.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Reduces the foe’s accuracy by hurling sand in its face.

FireRed, LeafGreen

A lot of sand is hurled in the foe’s face, reducing its accuracy.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

Sand is hurled in the foe’s face, reducing its accuracy.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

Sand is hurled in the target’s face, reducing its accuracy.

Generation 6
X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

Sand is hurled in the target’s face, reducing the target’s accuracy.

Generation 7
Sun, Moon

Sand is hurled in the target’s face, reducing the target’s accuracy.

Foreign Names

Japanese
すなかけ (sunakake)
すなかけ
Korean
모래뿌리기
Chinese
潑沙
泼沙
French
Jet de Sable
German
Sandwirbel
Spanish
Ataque Arena
Italian
Turbosabbia
Czech
Písečný útok

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Use after
Use before

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Sand Attack.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

Smokescreen Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

Kinesis Psychic status 15 80%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

Pokémon

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Generation 7 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Pidgey Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
Pidgeotto Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 63 60 55 50 50 71 349
Pidgeot Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 83 80 75 70 70 101 479
Mega Pidgeot Mega Pidgeot Normal Flying No Guard ½ male, ½ female Flying 83 80 80 135 80 121 579
10 10 11 11 11 7 7 7 3 3 3 3 Sandshrew Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
Sandslash Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 110 45 55 65 450
24 24 25 Diglett Ground Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 10 55 25 35 45 95 265
Alolan Diglett Alolan Diglett Ground Steel Sand Veil
Tangling Hair
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 10 55 30 35 45 90 265
24 24 25 Dugtrio Ground Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 35 100 50 50 70 120 425
Alolan Dugtrio Alolan Dugtrio Ground Steel Sand Veil
Tangling Hair
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 35 100 60 50 70 110 425
7 6 6 Farfetch’d Normal Flying Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
52 90 55 58 62 60 377
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5 5 5 Eevee Normal Run Away
Adaptability
Anticipation
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5 5 5 Vaporeon Water Water Absorb
Hydration
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5 5 5 Jolteon Electric Volt Absorb
Quick Feet
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5 5 5 Flareon Fire Flash Fire
Guts
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5 5 5 Espeon Psychic Synchronize
Magic Bounce
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5 5 5 Umbreon Dark Synchronize
Inner Focus
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
8 8 8 5 5 5 5 Leafeon Grass Leaf Guard
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
8 8 8 5 5 5 5 Glaceon Ice Snow Cloak
Ice Body
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
5 5 5 Sylveon Fairy Cute Charm
Pixilate
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 65 65 110 130 60 525
28 31 31 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
30 80 90 55 45 55 355
28 31 31 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Kabutops Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
60 115 105 65 70 80 495
6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Aipom Normal Run Away
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Ambipom Normal Technician
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
6 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Poison Heal
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
13 10 10 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
31 31 27 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 Stantler Normal Intimidate
Frisk
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
19 19 19 19 19 19 19 10 10 Torchic Fire Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Combusken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Blaziken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
21 Mega Blaziken Mega Blaziken Fire Fighting Speed Boost ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 160 80 130 80 100 630
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 7 7 Poochyena Dark Run Away
Quick Feet
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 35 55 35 30 30 35 220
Mightyena Dark Intimidate
Quick Feet
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Field 70 90 70 60 60 70 420
13 13 13 13 13 13 13 7 7 Zigzagoon Normal Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Field 38 30 41 30 41 60 240
13 13 13 13 13 13 13 Linoone Normal Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Field 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Bug 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 Shedinja Bug Ghost Wonder Guard genderless Mineral 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Makuhita Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Hariyama Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
9 9 9 9 9 4 4 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
17 17 17 17 17 17 17 13 13 Cacnea Grass Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
50 85 40 85 40 35 335
17 17 17 17 17 17 17 13 13 Cacturne Grass Dark Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
70 115 60 115 60 55 475
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Gible Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
58 70 45 40 45 42 300
Gabite Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
68 90 65 50 55 82 410
Garchomp Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
108 130 95 80 85 102 600
Mega Garchomp Mega Garchomp Dragon Ground Sand Force ½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
108 170 115 120 95 92 700
Hippopotas Ground Sand Stream
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 68 72 78 38 42 32 330
Hippowdon Ground Sand Stream
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 108 112 118 68 72 47 525
13 13 13 13 13 Patrat Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Field 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
13 13 13 13 13 Watchog Normal Illuminate
Keen Eye
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
10 10 10 10 10 Purrloin Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Liepard Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
7 7 7 7 7 Roggenrola Rock Sturdy
Weak Armor
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 55 75 85 25 25 15 280
Boldore Rock Sturdy
Weak Armor
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 70 105 105 50 40 20 390
Gigalith Rock Sturdy
Sand Stream
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 85 135 130 60 80 25 515
7 7 7 7 7 Sandile Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
Krokorok Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 60 82 45 45 45 74 351
Krookodile Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 95 117 80 65 70 92 519
11 11 11 11 11 Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Crustle Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
70 105 125 65 75 45 485
5 5 5 5 5 Scraggy Dark Fighting Shed Skin
Moxie
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
50 75 70 35 70 48 348
Scrafty Dark Fighting Shed Skin
Moxie
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
65 90 115 45 115 58 488
7 7 7 7 7 Deerling Normal Grass Chlorophyll
Sap Sipper
Serene Grace
½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
Sawsbuck Normal Grass Chlorophyll
Sap Sipper
Serene Grace
½ male, ½ female Field 80 100 70 60 70 95 475
Durant Bug Steel Swarm
Hustle
Truant
½ male, ½ female Bug 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
5 5 5 Furfrou Normal Fur Coat ½ male, ½ female Field 75 80 60 65 90 102 472
Binacle Rock Water Tough Claws
Sniper
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Water 3 42 52 67 39 56 50 306
Barbaracle Rock Water Tough Claws
Sniper
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Water 3 72 105 115 54 86 68 500
10 Yungoos Normal Stakeout
Strong Jaw
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Field 48 70 30 30 30 45 253
Gumshoos Normal Stakeout
Strong Jaw
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Field 88 110 60 55 60 45 418
Totem Gumshoos Totem Gumshoos Normal Stakeout
Strong Jaw
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Field 88 110 60 55 60 45 418
4 Rockruff Rock Keen Eye
Vital Spirit
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Field 45 65 40 30 40 60 280
Midday Lycanroc Rock Keen Eye
Sand Rush
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Field 75 115 65 55 65 112 487
Midnight Lycanroc Midnight Lycanroc Rock Keen Eye
Vital Spirit
No Guard
½ male, ½ female Field 85 115 75 55 75 82 487
Wimpod Bug Water Wimp Out ½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
25 35 40 20 30 80 230
Golisopod Bug Water Emergency Exit ½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
75 125 140 60 90 40 530
9 Sandygast Ghost Ground Water Compaction
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 55 55 80 70 45 15 320
Palossand Ghost Ground Water Compaction
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 85 75 110 100 75 35 480
Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Generation 7 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.
• • • • • • • Mareep Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
55 40 40 65 45 35 280
• • • • • • • Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
• • • • • • • Starly Normal Flying Keen Eye
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
• • • • • • • Glameow Normal Limber
Own Tempo
Keen Eye
¼ male, ¾ female Field 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
• • • • • • • Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
• • • • • Lillipup Normal Vital Spirit
Pickup
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
• • • • • Blitzle Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
• • • • • Trubbish Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Aftermath
½ male, ½ female Mineral 50 50 62 40 62 65 329
• Salandit Poison Fire Corrosion
Oblivious
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
48 44 40 71 40 77 320

91 Pokémon

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