Sandile

Sandile is a Ground/Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Desert Croc Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 551
Type Ground Dark
Species Desert Croc Pokémon
Height 2′04″ (0.7 m)
Weight 33.5 lbs (15.2 kg)
Abilities Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point (hidden ability)
Local № 057 (Black/White)
099 (Black 2/White 2)
043 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
232 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
301 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
Japanese Meguroko

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 180 (23.5% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 58
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 72
134 267
Defense 35
67 185
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 35
67 185
Speed 65
121 251
Total 292 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 Sandile.

Evolution chart

(Level 29) (Level 40)

Name origin

sand
fine debris of rocks
crocodile
a species of reptile

Pokédex entries

Black They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.
White It moves along below the sand’s surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.
Black 2
White 2
They live hidden under hot desert sands in order to keep their body temperature from dropping.
X
Omega Ruby
It moves along below the sand’s surface, except for its nose and eyes. A dark membrane shields its eyes from the sun.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
They live buried in the sands of the desert. The sun-warmed sands prevent their body temperature from dropping.
Sun It submerges itself in sand and moves as if swimming. This wise behavior keeps its enemies from finding it and maintains its temperature.
Moon It conceals itself in the sand and chomps down on the legs of any prey that unwarily walk over it. Its favorite food is Trapinch.
Ultra Sun Alola, where it’s warm all year round, is a comfortable environment for this Pokémon. Sometimes you’ll even see it outside of deserts.
Ultra Moon Sandile’s still not good at hunting, so it mostly eats things that have collapsed in the desert. It’s called “the cleaner of the desert.”

Moves learned by Sandile

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1RageNormal 20 100
4BiteDark 60 100
7Sand AttackGround 100
10TormentDark 100
13Sand TombGround 35 85
16AssuranceDark 60 100
19Mud-SlapGround 20 100
22EmbargoDark 100
25SwaggerNormal 85
28CrunchDark 80 100
31DigGround 80 100
34Scary FaceNormal 100
37Foul PlayDark 95 100
40SandstormRock
43EarthquakeGround 100 100
46ThrashNormal 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDark 100
CounterFighting 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
Fire FangFire 65 95
Focus EnergyNormal
Me FirstNormal
Mean LookNormal
Power TripDark 20 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Rock ClimbNormal 90 85
Thunder FangElectric 65 95
UproarNormal 90 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Stealth RockRock
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Sandile can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1RageNormal 20 100
4BiteDark 60 100
7Sand AttackGround 100
10TormentDark 100
13Sand TombGround 35 85
16AssuranceDark 60 100
19Mud-SlapGround 20 100
22EmbargoDark 100
25SwaggerNormal 85
28CrunchDark 80 100
31DigGround 80 100
34Scary FaceNormal 100
37Foul PlayDark 95 100
40SandstormRock
43EarthquakeGround 100 100
46ThrashNormal 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDark 100
CounterFighting 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
Fire FangFire 65 95
Focus EnergyNormal
Me FirstNormal
Mean LookNormal
Power TripDark 20 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Rock ClimbNormal 90 85
Thunder FangElectric 65 95
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Sandile can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Sandile sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Sandile  sprite from Black & White Sandile  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Sandile Shiny sprite from Black & White Sandile Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Sandile

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Route 4, Relic Castle, Desert Resort
X
Y
Route 9
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 111
Sun
Moon
Haina Desert
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Krokorok/Krookodile