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 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 154.3 lbs (70.0 kg)
Abilities Water Compaction
Sand Veil (hidden ability)
Local № 186 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
225 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

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

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 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)

Name origin

sandy
covered in sand
gast
to frighten or scare

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.

Moves learned by Sandygast

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:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Moves learnt by level up

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

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Sandygast sprites

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

Where to find Sandygast

Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Hano Beach
Ultra Moon Route 15, Hano Beach

Answers to Sandygast questions