Sandshrew

Sandshrew is a Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Mouse Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Evolution chart

Sandshrew
#027
Sandshrew
Ground

(Level 22)
Sandslash
#028
Sandslash
Ground

Name origin

sand
fine debris of rocks
shrew
a rodent

Moves learned by Sandshrew

Sandshrew sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Where to find Sandshrew

Red
Blue
Route 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 23
Yellow Route 3, 4
Gold
Silver
Mt. Moon, Union Cave
Crystal Route 3, 4
Ruby
Sapphire
Route 111, 113
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 23
Emerald Route 111, Mirage Tower
Diamond
Pearl
Wayward Cave
Platinum Wayward Cave
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Mt. Moon, Union Cave
Black 2
White 2
Relic Castle, Desert Resort