Sandygast

Sandygast is a Ghost/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Sand Heap Pokémon.

A Sandygast emerges when the grudges of Pokémon and other creatures soak into the sand after they fall in battle. A Sandygast uses its power to manipulate children into gathering sand to increase the size of its body. If a Sandygast loses its shovel, it may put up a tree branch, a flag, or another item in its place.

The tunnel-like mouth of a Sandygast can suck the vitality from people and Pokémon. Apparently it's a test of courage in the Alola region to put your hand in a Sandygast's mouth.

Pokédex data

National № 769
Type Ghost Ground
Species Sand Heap Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 70.0 kg (154.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Water Compaction
Sand Veil (hidden ability)
Local № 186 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
225 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
133 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 140 (18.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 64
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 55
103 229
Defense 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 45
85 207
Speed 15
31 141
Total 320 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 Sandygast.

Evolution chart

(Level 42)

Pokédex entries

Sun Born from a sand mound playfully built by a child, this Pokémon embodies the grudges of the departed.
Moon It takes control of anyone who puts a hand in its mouth. And so it adds to the accumulation of its sand-mound body.
Ultra Sun It likes the shovel on its head, so Sandygast will get serious and fight any children who come to take it back.
Ultra Moon If you build sand mounds when you’re playing, destroy them before you go home, or they may get possessed and become Sandygast.
Sword Grudges of the dead have possessed a mound of sand and become a Pokémon. Sandygast is fond of the shovel on its head.
Shield Sandygast mainly inhabits beaches. It takes control of anyone who puts their hand into its mouth, forcing them to make its body bigger.

Moves learned by Sandygast

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1HardenNormal
5AstonishGhost 30 100
10Sand TombGround 35 85
15Mega DrainGrass 40 100
20Sand AttackGround 100
25BulldozeGround 60 100
30HypnosisPsychic 60
35Giga DrainGrass 75 100
40Iron DefenseSteel
45Shadow BallGhost 80 100
50Earth PowerGround 90 100
55Shore UpGround
60SandstormRock

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
CurseGhost
Destiny BondGhost
Spit UpNormal 100
StockpileNormal
SwallowNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PoltergeistGhost 110 90
Scorching SandsGround 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychic
22Rock SlideRock 75 90
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
28Giga DrainGrass 75 100
31AttractNormal 100
32SandstormRock
39FacadeNormal 70 100
48Rock TombRock 60 95
49Sand TombGround 35 85
53Mud ShotGround 55 95
55BrineWater 65 100
76RoundNormal 60 100
81BulldozeGround 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

Sandygast learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1HardenNormal
5AstonishGhost 30 100
9Sand AttackGround 100
14Sand TombGround 35 85
18Mega DrainGrass 40 100
23BulldozeGround 60 100
27HypnosisPsychic 60
32Iron DefenseSteel
36Giga DrainGrass 75 100
41Shadow BallGhost 80 100
45Earth PowerGround 90 100
50Shore UpGround
54SandstormRock

Egg moves

Sandygast learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sandygast egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
CurseGhost
Destiny BondGhost
Spit UpNormal 100
StockpileNormal
SwallowNormal

Move Tutor moves

Sandygast can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
BlockNormal
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
GravityPsychic
Iron DefenseSteel
Pain SplitNormal
RecycleNormal
Role PlayPsychic
Skill SwapPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Stealth RockRock
TrickPsychic 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Sandygast sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Sandygast  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Sandygast Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Sandygast

Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Hano Beach
Ultra Moon Route 15, Hano Beach
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Loop Lagoon

Answers to Sandygast questions

Other languages

English Sandygast
Japanese スナバァ (Sunaba)
German Sankabuh
French Bacabouh

Name origin

sandy
covered in sand
gast
to frighten or scare