Sandslash

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

Sandslash has a new Alolan form introduced in Pokémon Sun/Moon.

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.
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.
Sun Although they are sharp, its claws and spikes often break off. They grow back the next day, so it is not bothered by the temporary loss.
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.

Evolution chart

Sandshrew
#027
Sandshrew
Ground

(Level 22)
Sandslash
#028
Sandslash
Ground
Alolan Sandshrew
#027
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
Ice · Steel

(use Ice Stone, in Alola)
Alolan Sandslash
#028
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
Ice · Steel

Name origin

sand
fine debris of rocks
slash
to swipe

Moves learned by Sandslash

Sandslash sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Sandslash  sprite from Red & Blue Sandslash  sprite from Silver Sandslash  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sandslash  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sandslash  sprite from Black & White Sandslash  sprite from X & Y Sandslash  sprite from Sun & Moon
Shiny Sandslash Shiny sprite from Silver Sandslash Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sandslash Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sandslash Shiny sprite from Black & White Sandslash Shiny sprite from X & Y Sandslash Shiny sprite from Sun & Moon

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Where to find Sandslash

Red Trade/migrate from another game
Blue Route 23
Yellow Evolve Sandshrew
Gold Route 26, 27, Mt. Moon
Silver Evolve Sandshrew
Crystal Route 26
Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Sandshrew
FireRed Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen Route 23
Emerald Evolve Sandshrew
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 228
HeartGold Route 26, 27, Mt. Moon
SoulSilver Evolve Sandshrew
Black
White
Relic Castle
Black 2
White 2
Route 15, Relic Castle
X
Y
Route 18, Terminus Cave
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Sandshrew
Sun Data not available yet.
Moon Evolve Sandshrew/Alolan Sandshrew