Sandslash is a Ground type Pokémon.
Sandslash is a tailed bipedal, ground-dwelling pholidote notable for its offensive and defensive capabilities. Its body is mostly covered in sharp quills formed from its tough, dry hide. It has two large claws on its paws and feet. It can curl into a large ball to protect its underbelly, and in this position it can roll to attack or escape. Its primary weapon is the large claws on its paws, which can be used to slash at enemies. The claws are also useful for burrowing quickly and can sometimes be poisoned. Its claws and spikes can both break off and are shed regularly, but grow back quickly.
It evolves from Sandshrew starting at level 22.
In an attempt to hide itself it will run around at top speed to kick up a blinding dust storm.
|-||Evolves from Sandshrew|
|Route 34||LVL 24||Youngster Samuel|
|Route 35||LVL 28||Camper Elliot|
|-||Scratch||Scratches with sharp claws.||40||100%||35 (max 56)|
|-||Sand Attack||Reduces accuracy by throwing sand.||-||100%||15 (max 24)|
|-||Poison Sting||An attack that may poison the target.||15||100%||35 (max 56)|
|-||Defense Curl||Heightens the user's Defense.||-||-%||40 (max 64)|
|3||Sand Attack||Reduces accuracy by throwing sand.||-||100%||15 (max 24)|
|5||Poison Sting||An attack that may poison the target.||15||100%||35 (max 56)|
|7||Rollout||The user continually rolls into the target over five turns. It becomes stronger each time it hits.||30||90%||20 (max 32)|
|9||Rapid Spin||A high-speed spinning attack.||20||100%||40 (max 64)|
|11||Swift||Sprays star-shaped rays that never miss.||60||-%||20 (max 32)|
|14||Fury Cutter||The target is slashed with scythes or claws. Its power increases if it hits in succession.||20||95%||20 (max 32)|
|17||Magnitude||A ground attack with random power.||Varies||100%||30 (max 48)|
|20||Fury Swipes||The target is raked with sharp claws or scythes for two to five times in quick succession.||18||80%||15 (max 24)|
|22||Crush Claw||Tears at the foe with sharp claws. May lower Defense.||75||95%||10 (max 16)|
|23||Sand Tomb||The user traps the target inside a harshly raging sandstorm for four to five turns.||35||85%||15 (max 24)|
|26||Slash||Slashes with claws, etc. Has a high critical-hit ratio.||70||100%||20 (max 32)|
|30||Dig||Digs underground the 1st turn, then strikes next turn||80||100%||10 (max 16)|
|34||Gyro Ball||The user tackles the foe with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.||Varies||100%||5 (max 8)|
|38||Sword Dance||A dance that increases Attack.||-||-%||30 (max 48)|
|42||Sandstorm||A 5-turn sandstorm that damages all types except Rock, Ground and Steel.||-||-%||10 (max 16)|
|46||Earthquake||Tough but useless vs. flying foes.||100||100%||10 (max 16)|