Sandstorm (move)

Move data

Type Rock
Category   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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM37
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM37

Effects

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Rockium Z and uses its Z-Power, Sandstorm turns into Z-Sandstorm and raises Speed one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.

Learnt by level up

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

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 42
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 48
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 34
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 36
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 36
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 36
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 50
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 54
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 40
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 46
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 34
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 55
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 35
Sandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 54
Palossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 60

Learnt by TM

Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Absol
#359 / Dark
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Sandstorm in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 2 — TM