Palossand

Palossand is a Ghost/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Sand Castle Pokémon.

Palossand controls human adults, making them build a sand castle that provides camouflage and also raises its defensive abilities. Unlike Sandygast, if Palossand loses some of the sand from its body, it can restore itself on its own. When moving about in search of prey, the shovel on top of Palossand's head revolves. It’s said that the shovel could be serving as some kind of radar.

Pokédex data

National № 770
Type Ghost Ground
Species Sand Castle Pokémon
Height 4′03″ (1.3 m)
Weight 551.2 lbs (250.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Water Compaction
Sand Veil (hidden ability)
Local № 187 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
226 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 168
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 85
280 374
Attack 75
139 273
Defense 110
202 350
Sp. Atk 100
184 328
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 35
67 185
Total 480 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Palossand.

Evolution chart

(Level 42)

Pokédex entries

Sun Possessed people controlled by this Pokémon transformed its sand mound into a castle. As it evolved, its power to curse grew ever stronger.
Moon Buried beneath the castle are masses of dried-up bones from those whose vitality it has drained.
Ultra Sun Each of its grains of sand has its own will. Palossand eats small Pokémon and siphons away their vital essence while they’re still alive.
Ultra Moon Once it has whipped up a sandstorm to halt its opponents in their tracks, this terrifying Pokémon snatches away their vitality.

Moves learned by Palossand

Moves learnt by level up

Palossand learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1HardenNormal
1Sand AttackGround 100
5AstonishGhost 30 100
9Sand AttackGround 100
14Sand TombGround 35 85
18Mega DrainGrass 40 100
23BulldozeGround 60 100
27HypnosisPsychic 60
32Iron DefenseSteel
36Giga DrainGrass 75 100
41Shadow BallGhost 80 100
47Earth PowerGround 90 100
54Shore UpGround
60SandstormRock

Egg moves

Palossand learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Palossand egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
CurseGhost
Destiny BondGhost
Spit UpNormal 100
StockpileNormal
SwallowNormal

Move Tutor moves

Palossand can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
BlockNormal
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
GravityPsychic
Iron DefenseSteel
Pain SplitNormal
RecycleNormal
Role PlayPsychic
Skill SwapPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Stealth RockRock
TrickPsychic 100

Moves learnt by TM

Palossand is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Moves learnt by level up

Palossand does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Palossand does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Palossand sprites

Type Generation 7
Normal Palossand  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Palossand Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Palossand

Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Sandygast
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Palossand
Japanese シロデスナ (Sirodethna)
German Colossand
French Trépassable

Name origin

palace
large stately building
sand
fine rock debris