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 1.3 m (4′03″)
Weight 250.0 kg (551.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Water Compaction
Sand Veil (hidden ability)
Local № 187 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
226 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
134 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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)

Palossand changes

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.
Sword Palossand is known as the Beach Nightmare. It pulls its prey down into the sand by controlling the sand itself, and then it sucks out their souls.
Shield This Pokémon lives on beaches, but it hates water. Palossand can’t maintain its castle-like shape if it gets drenched by a heavy rain.

Moves learned by Palossand

Moves learnt by level up

Palossand learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1HardenNormalStatus
1Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
15Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
20Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
25BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
30HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
35Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
40Iron DefenseSteelStatus
47Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
54Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
61Shore UpGroundStatus
68SandstormRockStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Palossand can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PoltergeistGhostPhysical 110 90
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100
Terrain PulseNormalSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Palossand is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
09Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
21RestPsychicStatus
22Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
28Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
32SandstormRockStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
48Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
49Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
53Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
59FlingDarkPhysical 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
81BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Palossand is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1HardenNormalStatus
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
5AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
9Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
14Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
18Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
23BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
27HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
32Iron DefenseSteelStatus
36Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
41Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
47Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
54Shore UpGroundStatus
60SandstormRockStatus

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.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus

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 YouNormalStatus
BlockNormalStatus
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
GravityPsychicStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Pain SplitNormalStatus
RecycleNormalStatus
Role PlayPsychicStatus
Skill SwapPsychicStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
TrickPsychicStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Palossand sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Palossand  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Palossand  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Sandygast
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Other languages

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

Name origin

palace
large stately building
sand
fine rock debris