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 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 15.2 kg (33.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Intimidate
2. 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)
176 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 180 (23.5% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 58
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 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)

Sandile changes

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.”
Sword The desert gets cold at night, so when the sun sets, this Pokémon burrows deep into the sand and sleeps until sunrise.
Shield Sandile is small, but its legs and lower body are powerful. Pushing sand aside as it goes, Sandile moves through the desert as if it’s swimming.

Moves learned by Sandile

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Power TripDarkPhysical 20 100
3Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
6Hone ClawsDarkStatus
9Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
12Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
15BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
18TormentDarkStatus 100
21DigGroundPhysical 80 100
24SwaggerNormalStatus 85
27CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
30SandstormRockStatus
33Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
36EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
39ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

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.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1RageNormalPhysical 20 100
4BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
7Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
10TormentDarkStatus 100
13Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
16AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
19Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
22EmbargoDarkStatus 100
25SwaggerNormalStatus 85
28CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
31DigGroundPhysical 80 100
34Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
37Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
40SandstormRockStatus
43EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
46ThrashNormalPhysical 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 UpDarkPhysical 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
Me FirstNormalStatus
Mean LookNormalStatus
Power TripDarkPhysical 20 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
UproarNormalSpecial 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 TailWaterPhysical 90 90
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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 ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Sandile sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Sandile  sprite from Black & White Sandile  sprite from X & Y Sandile  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Sandile  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Sandile Shiny sprite from Black & White Sandile Shiny sprite from X & Y Sandile Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Potbottom Desert

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Sandile
Japanese メグロコ (Meguroco)
German Ganovil
French Mascaïman

Name origin

sand
fine debris of rocks
crocodile
a species of reptile