Essentials

Palossand

Sand Castle Pokémon

Palossand

Ghost Ground

Abilities

Water Compaction

Raises this Pokémon's Defense by two stages when it's hit by a Water move.

Hidden Ability

Sand Veil

Increases evasion to 1.25× during a sandstorm. Protects against sandstorm damage.

Damage Taken

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 2
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 0
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 0
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 2
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 0
  • Poison ¼
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel 1
  • Water 2

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 7

Names

Japanese
シロデスナ (shirodesuna)
シロデスナ
Korean
모래성이당
Chinese
噬沙堡爺
噬沙堡爷
French
Trépassable
German
Colossand
Spanish
Palossand
Italian
Palossand

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Amorphous
Hatch counter
15 Search:
Steps to hatch
4080 / 2295

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
168 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Defense
Capture rate
60 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium Search:

Wild held items

Sun, Ultra Moon nothing
Moon, Ultra Sun 5% Spell Tag Spell Tag

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Sandygast Palossand Level up, starting at level 42

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
85
78.7 343 374
Attack
75
48.9 218 249
Defense
110
88.1 288 319
Special Attack
100
80.1 268 299
Special Defense
75
57.5 218 249
Speed
35
12.4 138 169
Total
480
58.8

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 7
Moon

Buried beneath the castle are masses of dried-up bones from those whose vitality it has drained.

Ultra Sun

Each of its grains of sand has its own will. Palossand eats small Pokémon and siphons away their vital essence while they’re still alive.

Sprites

Palossand Palossand

Miscellany

Species
Sand Castle Pokémon Search:
Color
Brown Search:
Cry
Shape
Caudal Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Palossand
13

4'3.2"
1.3 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Palossand
2500

551.2 lb
250.0 kg

Locations

Moves

Ghost and Ground moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Special moves better suit Palossand's higher Special Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Harden Normal status 30

Raises the user's Defense by one stage.

Absorb Grass special 25 20 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Astonish Ghost physical 15 30 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Sand Attack Ground status 15 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

5 5 Astonish Ghost physical 15 30 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

9 9 Sand Attack Ground status 15 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

14 14 Sand Tomb Ground physical 15 35 85%

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

18 18 Mega Drain Grass special 15 40 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

23 23 Bulldoze Ground physical 20 60 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

27 27 Hypnosis Psychic status 20 60%

Puts the target to sleep.

32 32 Iron Defense Steel status 15

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

36 36 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

41 41 Shadow Ball Ghost special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

47 47 Earth Power Ground special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

54 54 Shore Up Ground status 10

Heals the user for ½ its max HP, or ⅔ during a sandstorm.

60 60 Sandstorm Rock status 10

Changes the weather to a sandstorm for five turns.

Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
Egg, learned by Sandygast but not Palossand
• • Amnesia Psychic status 20

Raises the user's Special Defense by two stages.

• • Ancient Power Rock special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

• Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

• • Destiny Bond Ghost status 5

If the user faints this turn, the target automatically will, too.

• • Spit Up Normal special 10 * 100%

Power is 100 times the amount of energy Stockpiled.

• • Stockpile Normal status 20

Stores energy up to three times for use with Spit Up and Swallow.

• • Swallow Normal status 10

Recovers 1/4 HP after one Stockpile, 1/2 HP after two Stockpiles, or full HP after three Stockpiles.

Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

26 26 Earthquake Ground physical 10 100 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dig users.

27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

29 29 Psychic Psychic special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

30 30 Shadow Ball Ghost special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

36 36 Sludge Bomb Poison special 10 90 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

37 37 Sandstorm Rock status 10

Changes the weather to a sandstorm for five turns.

39 39 Rock Tomb Rock physical 15 60 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

53 53 Energy Ball Grass special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

56 56 Fling Dark physical 10 * 100%

Throws held item at the target; power depends on the item.

60 60 Quash Dark status 15 100%

Makes the target act last this turn.

63 63 Embargo Dark status 15 100%

Target cannot use held items.

68 68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

69 69 Rock Polish Rock status 20

Raises the user's Speed by two stages.

71 71 Stone Edge Rock physical 5 100 80%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

78 78 Bulldoze Ground physical 20 60 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

80 80 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

83 83 Infestation Bug special 20 20 100%

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

87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 85%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

100 100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

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