Sandstorm (move)

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Move data

Type Rock
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM37
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM37
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM37
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM37
X/Y TM37

Effects

Sandstorm creates a sandstorm on the battlefield that lasts for 5 turns and induces these additional effects:

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the entire field.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Inflicts damage every turn.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Causes a sandstorm that rages for several turns.
FireRed/LeafGreen A 5-turn sandstorm that damages all types except ROCK, GROUND, and STEEL.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
X/Y A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Sandstorm at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 42
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 42
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 52
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 52
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 5
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 5
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 5
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Level 36
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 44
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 44
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 44
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 53
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 65
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 41
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 47
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Level 13
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 13
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 13
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 36
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 33
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Level 42
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 42
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 40
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 49
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 40
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 44
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 48
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 61
Zygarde
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 35

Learnt by TM

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Castform
#351 / Normal
Absol
#359 / Dark
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Zygarde
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Volcanion
#720 / Fire · Water