Sandstorm (move)

Move data

Type Rock
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

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
Sword​/​Shield TM32

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.

Other languages

English Sandstorm
Japanese すなあらし (Suna Arashi)
German Sandsturm
French Tempête de Sable
Italian Terrempesta
Spanish Tormenta Arena

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.
Sword​/​Shield A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 42
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 56
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 28
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 28
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 30
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 30
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 40
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 40
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 39
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 47
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 47
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 32
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 32
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 32
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 39
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 43
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 24
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 24
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 36
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Level 42
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 42
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 20
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 20
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 30
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 32
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 32
Sandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 60
Palossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 68
Silicobra
#843 / Ground
Level 35
Sandaconda
#844 / Ground
Level 35

Learnt by TM

Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Rolycoly
#837 / Rock
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Cursola
#864 / Ghost