Sandshrew - Generation 2 learnset

Below are all the moves that Sandshrew can learn in Generation 2, which consists of:

  • Pokémon Gold
  • Pokémon Silver
  • Pokémon Crystal

Note: The move categories shown here are based on the move's type, as was the mechanic in Generations 1-3. The moves' detail pages may show a different category for Generation 4+.

Moves learnt by level up

Sandshrew learns the following moves in Pokémon Gold & Silver at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormal 40 100
6Defense CurlNormal
11Sand AttackGround 100
17Poison StingPoison 15 100
23SlashNormal 70 100
30SwiftNormal 60
37Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
45SandstormRock

Egg moves

Sandshrew learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Gold & Silver. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sandshrew egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFighting 100
FlailNormal 100
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
SafeguardNormal

Moves learnt by HM

Sandshrew is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Gold & Silver:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01CutNormal 50 95
04StrengthNormal 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sandshrew is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Gold & Silver:

Moves learnt by level up

Sandshrew learns the following moves in Pokémon Crystal at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormal 40 100
6Defense CurlNormal
11Sand AttackGround 100
17Poison StingPoison 15 100
23SlashNormal 70 100
30SwiftNormal 60
37Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
45SandstormRock

Egg moves

Sandshrew learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Crystal. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sandshrew egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFighting 100
FlailNormal 100
Metal ClawSteel 50 95
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
SafeguardNormal

Moves learnt by HM

Sandshrew is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Crystal:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01CutNormal 50 95
04StrengthNormal 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sandshrew is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Crystal: