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.
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
6Defense CurlNormalStatus
11Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
17Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
23SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
30SwiftNormalPhysical 60
37Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
45Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
53SandstormRockStatus

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.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
SafeguardNormalStatus
Swords DanceNormalStatus

Moves learnt by HM

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

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01CutNormalPhysical 50 95
04StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
06Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by level up

Sandshrew learns the following moves in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
6Defense CurlNormalStatus
11Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
17Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
23SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
30SwiftNormalPhysical 60
37Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
45Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
53SandstormRockStatus

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.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
SafeguardNormalStatus
Swords DanceNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
MimicNormalStatus
Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100
SubstituteNormalStatus
Swords DanceNormalStatus

Moves learnt by HM

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

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01CutNormalPhysical 50 95
04StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
06Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
6Defense CurlNormalStatus
11Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
17Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
23SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
30SwiftNormalPhysical 60
37Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
45Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
53SandstormRockStatus

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.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
SafeguardNormalStatus
Swords DanceNormalStatus

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.
01CutNormalPhysical 50 95
04StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
06Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sandshrew is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Emerald: