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 50 (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)

Sandygast changes

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.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1HardenNormalStatus
5AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
10Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
15Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
20Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
25BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
30HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
35Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
40Iron DefenseSteelStatus
45Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
50Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
55Shore UpGroundStatus
60SandstormRockStatus

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 PowerRockSpecial 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PoltergeistGhostPhysical 110 90
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychicStatus
22Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
28Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
32SandstormRockStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
48Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
49Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
53Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
81BulldozeGroundPhysical 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.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1HardenNormalStatus
5AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
9Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
14Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
18Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
23BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
27HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
32Iron DefenseSteelStatus
36Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
41Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
45Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
50Shore UpGroundStatus
54SandstormRockStatus

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.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus

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 YouNormalStatus
BlockNormalStatus
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
GravityPsychicStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Pain SplitNormalStatus
RecycleNormalStatus
Role PlayPsychicStatus
Skill SwapPsychicStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
TrickPsychicStatus 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 Sandygast  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Loop Lagoon

Answers to Sandygast questions

Other languages

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

Name origin

sandy
covered in sand
gast
to frighten or scare