Sandshrew - Generation 3 learnset

Below are all the moves that Sandshrew can learn in Generation 3, which consists of:

  • Pokémon Ruby
  • Pokémon Sapphire
  • Pokémon FireRed
  • Pokémon LeafGreen
  • Pokémon Emerald

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 Ruby & Sapphire 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
45Sand TombGround 35 85
53SandstormRock

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFighting 100
Crush ClawNormal 75 95
FlailNormal 100
Metal ClawSteel 50 95
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
Rock SlideRock 75 90
SafeguardNormal
Swords DanceNormal

Moves learnt by HM

Sandshrew is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CutNormal 50 95
4StrengthNormal 80 100
6Rock SmashFighting 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sandshrew is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Focus PunchFighting 150 100
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Iron TailSteel 100 75
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28DigGround 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Secret PowerNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100

Moves learnt by level up

Sandshrew learns the following moves in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen 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
45Sand TombGround 35 85
53SandstormRock

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFighting 100
Crush ClawNormal 75 95
FlailNormal 100
Metal ClawSteel 50 95
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
Rock SlideRock 75 90
SafeguardNormal
Swords DanceNormal

Move Tutor moves

Sandshrew can be taught these attacks in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CounterFighting 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
MimicNormal
Rock SlideRock 75 90
Seismic TossFighting 100
SubstituteNormal
Swords DanceNormal

Moves learnt by HM

Sandshrew is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CutNormal 50 95
4StrengthNormal 80 100
6Rock SmashFighting 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sandshrew is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Focus PunchFighting 150 100
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Iron TailSteel 100 75
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28DigGround 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Secret PowerNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100

Moves learnt by level up

Sandshrew learns the following moves in Pokémon Emerald 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
45Sand TombGround 35 85
53SandstormRock

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFighting 100
Crush ClawNormal 75 95
FlailNormal 100
Metal ClawSteel 50 95
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
Rock SlideRock 75 90
SafeguardNormal
Swords DanceNormal

Move Tutor moves

Sandshrew can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Emerald from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by HM

Sandshrew is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Emerald:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CutNormal 50 95
4StrengthNormal 80 100
6Rock SmashFighting 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sandshrew is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Emerald:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Focus PunchFighting 150 100
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Iron TailSteel 100 75
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28DigGround 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Secret PowerNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100