Sandstorm (move)

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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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM37
Sun/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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 42
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 48
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 52
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 52
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 5
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 5
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 5
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
Level 34
TrapinchTrapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 36
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 36
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 36
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 50
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 54
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 40
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 46
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Level 13
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 13
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 13
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 34
RoggenrolaRoggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 33
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
Level 42
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 42
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 40
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 49
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 40
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 44
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 48
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 55
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 35
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 54
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 60

Learnt by TM

SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Alolan DiglettDiglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Alolan DugtrioDugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
TaurosTauros
#128 / Normal
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
ArticunoArticuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
MoltresMoltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
PhanpyPhanpy
#231 / Ground
DonphanDonphan
#232 / Ground
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
TrapinchTrapinch
#328 / Ground
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
BarboachBarboach
#339 / Water · Ground
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
HippopotasHippopotas
#449 / Ground
HippowdonHippowdon
#450 / Ground
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
RoggenrolaRoggenrola
#524 / Rock
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
KlinkKlink
#599 / Steel
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
CobalionCobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
TerrakionTerrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
TyruntTyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
YungoosYungoos
#734 / Normal
GumshoosGumshoos
#735 / Normal
Oricorio (Baile Style)Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
MudbrayMudbray
#749 / Ground
MudsdaleMudsdale
#750 / Ground
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Type: NullType: Null
#772 / Normal
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
Minior (Meteor Form)Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Jangmo-oJangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Hakamo-oHakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Kommo-oKommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison