Sandshrew

Sandshrew is a Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Mouse Pokémon.

Sandshrew has a new Alolan form introduced in Pokémon Sun/Moon.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
Yellow Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
Gold If it fell from a great height, this POKéMON could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
Silver Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Crystal It prefers dry, sandy places because it uses the sand to protect itself when threatened.
Ruby SANDSHREW’s body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This POKéMON curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
Sapphire SANDSHREW has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The POKéMON can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.
FireRed It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
LeafGreen Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for prey.
Emerald When it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce off harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough and solid as a result of living in the desert.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
HeartGold If it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
SoulSilver Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Black
White
To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
Black 2
White 2
It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
X It burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
Y Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
Omega Ruby Sandshrew’s body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
Alpha Sapphire Sandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.
Sun It can roll its body into a ball. It moves through the desert by rolling at high speeds.
Moon It usually makes its home in deserts and arid zones, where rain does not fall. It digs holes to catch Bug-type Pokémon.
Ultra Sun It lives in areas of limited rainfall. When danger approaches, it curls up into a ball to protect its soft stomach.
Ultra Moon When its skin gets wrinkled from moisture, it heads for a volcano. It lies flat on a spot with a lot of geothermal heat and dries itself out.

Evolution chart

Sandshrew
#027
Sandshrew
Ground

(Level 22)
Sandslash
#028
Sandslash
Ground
Alolan Sandshrew
#027
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
Ice · Steel

(use Ice Stone, in Alola)
Alolan Sandslash
#028
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
Ice · Steel

Name origin

sand
fine debris of rocks
shrew
a rodent

Moves learned by Sandshrew

Sandshrew sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Sandshrew  sprite from Red & Blue Sandshrew  sprite from Silver Sandshrew  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sandshrew  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sandshrew  sprite from Black & White Sandshrew  sprite from X & Y Sandshrew  sprite from Sun & Moon
Shiny Sandshrew Shiny sprite from Silver Sandshrew Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sandshrew Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sandshrew Shiny sprite from Black & White Sandshrew Shiny sprite from X & Y Sandshrew Shiny sprite from Sun & Moon

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Where to find Sandshrew

Red Trade/migrate from another game
Blue Route 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 23
Yellow Route 3, 4, Mt. Moon
Gold Mt. Moon, Union Cave
Silver Goldenrod City, Union Cave
Crystal Route 3, 4
Ruby
Sapphire
Route 111, 113
FireRed Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen Route 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 23
Emerald Route 111, Mirage Tower
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Wayward Cave
HeartGold Mt. Moon, Union Cave
SoulSilver Goldenrod City
Black
White
Breed Sandslash
Black 2
White 2
Relic Castle, Desert Resort
X
Y
Breed Sandslash
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 111, 113
Sun Trade/migrate from another game
Moon Route 14, Tapu Village, Mount Lanakila
Ultra Sun Location data not yet available
Ultra Moon Route 14, Tapu Village, Mount Lanakila