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Height

Trainer dude

Alolan Sandshrew
7

2'3.6"
0.7 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Alolan Sandshrew
400

88.2 lb
40.0 kg

Pokédex Description

Generation 1
Red, Blue

Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.

Yellow

Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.

Generation 2
Gold

If it fell from a great height, this POKéMON could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.

Silver

Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.

Crystal

It prefers dry, sandy places because it uses the sand to protect itself when threatened.

Generation 3
Ruby

SANDSHREW’s body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This POKéMON curls up to protect itself from its enemies.

Sapphire

SANDSHREW has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The POKéMON can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.

Emerald

When it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce off harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough and solid as a result of living in the desert.

FireRed

It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.

LeafGreen

Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for prey.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.

HeartGold

If it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.

SoulSilver

Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.

Generation 5
Black, White

To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.

Black 2, White 2

It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.

Generation 6
X

It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.

Y

Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.

Omega Ruby

Sandshrew’s body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.

Alpha Sapphire

Sandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.

Generation 7
Moon

It usually makes its home in deserts and arid zones, where rain does not fall. It digs holes to catch Bug-type Pokémon.

Ultra Sun

It lives in areas of limited rainfall. When danger approaches, it curls up into a ball to protect its soft stomach.

Main Game Sprites

Forms

  • Sandshrew
  • Alolan Sandshrew

Generation 7 Sun & Moon

Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Normal Alolan Sandshrew Alolan Sandshrew
Shiny Alolan Sandshrew Alolan Sandshrew