Sandslash

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

Pokédex entries

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Evolution chart

Sandshrew
#027
Sandshrew
Ground

(Level 22)
Sandslash
#028
Sandslash
Ground

Name origin

sand
fine debris of rocks
slash
to swipe

Moves learned by Sandslash

Sandslash sprites

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

Red
Blue
Route 23
Gold
Silver
Route 26, 27, Mt. Moon
Crystal Route 26
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 23
Diamond
Pearl
Route 228
Platinum Route 228
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 26, 27, Mt. Moon
Black
White
Relic Castle
Black 2
White 2
Route 15, Relic Castle
X
Y
Terminus Cave, 18 (Vallée Étroite Way)