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Height

Trainer dude

Sandslash
10

3'3.4"
1.0 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Sandslash
295

65.0 lb
29.5 kg

Pokédex Description

Generation 1
Red, Blue

Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.

Yellow

It is skilled at slashing enemies with its claws. If broken, they start to grow back in a day.

Generation 2
Gold

In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.

Silver

If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.

Crystal

Adept at climbing trees, it rolls into a spiny ball, then attacks its enemies from above.

Generation 3
Ruby

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.

Sapphire

SANDSLASH can roll up its body as if it were a ball covered with large spikes. In battle, this POKéMON will try to make the foe flinch by jabbing it with its spines. It then leaps at the stunned foe to tear wildly with its sharp claws.

Emerald

It curls up in a ball to protect itself from enemy attacks. It also curls up to prevent heatstroke during the daytime when temperatures rise sharply.

FireRed

It is adept at attacking with the spines on its back and its sharp claws while quickly scurrying about.

LeafGreen

Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.

HeartGold

In an attempt to hide itself, it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.

SoulSilver

If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.

Generation 5
Black, White

It curls up, then rolls into foes with its back. Its sharp spines inflict severe damage.

Black 2, White 2

The spikes on its body are made up of its hardened hide. It rolls up and attacks foes with its spikes.

Generation 6
X

If it digs at an incredible pace, it may snap off its spikes and claws. They grow back in a day.

Y

Curls up into a spiny ball when threatened. It can roll while curled up to attack or escape.

Omega Ruby

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.

Alpha Sapphire

Sandslash can roll up its body as if it were a ball covered with large spikes. In battle, this Pokémon will try to make the foe flinch by jabbing it with its spines. It then leaps at the stunned foe to tear wildly with its sharp claws.

Generation 7
Moon

It uses its claws to climb trees and then curls its body into a spiny ball, ready to drop onto any prey that appears.

Ultra Sun

Its claws and horns often break off. The broken claws and horns can be used to carve plows for tilling farm fields.

Main Game Sprites

Forms

  • Sandslash
  • Alolan Sandslash

Generation 1 Red & Green, Red & Blue, Yellow

Red (jp.), Green Red, Blue Yellow
GB Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash
SGB Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash
GBC Sandslash Sandslash

Generation 2 Gold & Silver, Crystal

Gold Silver Crystal
Normal Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash
Shiny Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash

Generation 3 Ruby & Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed & LeafGreen

Ruby, Sapphire Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen
Normal Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash
Shiny Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash

Generation 4 Diamond & Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver

Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver
Normal Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash
Shiny Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash

Generation 5 Black & White, Black 2 & White 2

Black, White Black 2, White 2
Normal Sandslash Sandslash
Shiny Sandslash Sandslash

Generation 6 X & Y

X, Y Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
Normal Sandslash Sandslash
Shiny Sandslash Sandslash

Generation 7 Sun & Moon

Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Normal Sandslash Sandslash
Shiny Sandslash Sandslash

Miscellaneous Game Art

HeartGold, SoulSilver HeartGold & SoulSilver Overworld

Left Down Up Right
Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash
Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash

Other Images

Official artwork by Ken Sugimori

Sandslash

Sandslash

Dream World artwork

Sandslash