Sandshrew # 027

Sandshrew from Generation 1 Pokedex # 27 Pokemon… He is an earth type Pokémon that dwells in the Kanto area. Sandshrew develops into Sandslash after consuming 50 sweets.

The mouse’s name The ability of Pokémon’s body to absorb water allows it to live in the parched desert. To defend itself from threats, this Pokémon coils up in a ball.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokemon Sandshrew

Max PC 1426
Attack 126
Defense 120
Stamina 137

How to find and catch Pokémon Sandshrew?

Sandshrew Pokémon may be found in farms, parks, and forested slopes. Sometimes found in quarries for stone extraction.

Sandshrew is an uncommon sighting on the map. Many gamers either reared him from eggs or captured him during an event. Raids and field research have also been seen.

Evolution family

Sandshrew is part of a two-member family.

Regular Version

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Shiny Version

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Availability

Sandshrew

  • Sandshrew was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.Shiny_Pokemon_icon
  • Shiny form of Sandshrew was released at the start of Tottori Festival on December 6th, 2018.Icon_Shadow_Pokemon
  • Shadow form of Sandshrew was released at the start of Team GO Rocket Leaders Disruption on November 7th, 2019.
Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon_Encounter
Wild
1,081
1,171

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6Increased spawns in:
March 2022 Community Day: Mar 13
New Pokémon Snap Celebration: 2021 Apr 29 – May 2
Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto: 2021 Feb 20
Incense Day: Type Shuffle: 2020 Apr 19 (Incense-only)
Team GO Rocket Global Take-over: 2020 Mar 6 – 9
Pokémon Day 2020: Feb 25 – Mar 2
Limited Research: 2020 Feb 2
Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund: Jul 4 – 7
Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Chicago: Jun 13 – 16
Earth Day 2019: Apr 29 – May 2
Earth Day 2018: Apr 22 – 30
Pokemon_Eggs
Eggs
720 Increased chance/Previously in:
5-km – 2019 Apr 26 – Dec 16
5-km – Team GO Rocket Disruption: 2019 Jul 25 – Aug 1
5-km – 2019 Jan 2 – 31
5-km – 2016 Jul 6 – 2017 May 10
Emblem_Raid_Battles
Raid Battles
720
901

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 4,012Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
RT-Icon_Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
540 Field Research:
Catch 5 Pokémon: 2022 Aug
Catch 3 Sandshrew: March 2022 Community Day
Catch 15 Pokémon: 2019 Sep – Dec
Catch 10 Ground-type Pokémon: 2019 Jan – Apr
Special Research/Timed Research:
Gritty and Glacial – 1st part: Catch 15 Sandshrew, completing 2nd part
New Pokémon Snap Celebration – 2nd part: Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Camera_Icon_Pokemon_GO
GO Snapshot
1,081 Obtainable during:
March 2022 Community Day: Mar 13

Alolan Sandshrew

  • Alolan Sandshrew was released at the start of the release of Friends System on June 21st, 2018.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Alolan Sandshrew was released at the start of the 3rd Anniversary on June 28th, 2019.
  • Icon_Shadow_Pokemon Shadow form of Alolan Sandshrew was released at the start of All-Hands Rocket Retreat on April 3rd, 2022.
Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon_Encounter
Wild
1,108
1,201

(weather boosted)
Not in wild normallyIncreased spawns in:
March 2022 Community Day: Mar 13
Holiday 2021: Dec 16 – 23
Galarian Mr. Mime Event: 2020 Dec 18 – 21 (Incense-only)
Pokémon HOME Event: 2020 Nov 17 – 23
Global Challenge, Global Hatches: 2019 Sep 9 – 16
Pokemon_Eggs
Eggs
739 7-km Eggs since 2020 Jun 8Increased chance/Previously in:
7-km – Test Your Mettle: 2022 Sep 16 – 21
7-km – Alola to Alola: 2022 May 25 – 31
7-km – 2018 Jun 21 – 2020 Feb 18
7-km – Holiday 2019: Dec 24 – Jan 1
Gift 2-km – Gift Event: 2019 Aug 5 – 19
Emblem_Raid_Battles
Raid Battles
739
924

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 4,115Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
RT-Icon_Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
554 Field Research:
Catch 3 Sandshrew: March 2022 Community Day
Catch 7 different species of Pokémon: Holiday 2021
Win 2 raids: 2020 Dec
Special Research/Timed Research:
Test Your Mettle: Catch Challenge – 2nd part: Catch 5 different species of Steel-type Pokémon
An Ula’ula Adventure – 3rd part: Catch 5 different species of Pokémon
Gritty and Glacial – Completing 1st part, 2nd part: Transfer 10 Pokémon
Camera_Icon_Pokemon_GO
GO Snapshot
1,108 Obtainable during:
March 2022 Community Day: Mar 13

 

Biology

Sandshrew is a bipedal pholidote Pokémon, but in the anime, it runs on all fours. Its dry, strong, brick-patterned yellow skin mixes in the desert sand and protects its fragile white underside and muzzle. Sandshrews have blue eyes with almond shapes, a sharp nose, and triangular ears with white insides. It has a thick and conical tail. It has two long claws on each foot and three sharp claws on its forepaws for burrowing.

The sandshrew spends much of its life underground in deep burrows. It only seems to lunge at and pull passing Bug-type Pokémon. Sandshrews can curl into a tight ball fast to protect themselves from big falls and opponents, but they can also fling sand at intruders. While its body can easily absorb water, allowing it to live in the desert, Sandshrew has also been discovered in caverns. It also lives deep down in nests made by excavating tunnels. Sandshrew will use its keen claws to remove any hard rocks that come in the way of digging before continuing. When it becomes too damp, its skin wrinkles. It dries out by using geothermal heat near a volcano.

Sandshrews relocated to snowy mountains in the Alola region owing to volcanic activity near desert regions. It has a bright, frosty blue body with a cream belly and snout. As a consequence, Sandshrew develops an ice body as hard as steel. Thicker plates create a dome around its skull, and its ears resemble the entrances to an igloo. As it adapted to the freezing temperature, its body became bigger and heavier, with an ice shell covering its skin. This steel-like coating protects it from predators like Sneasel, but it cannot curl into a ball like its desert version. To escape being blown away by blizzards, it may bury itself in the snow. Predators like Weavile take advantage of its fragile underbelly. The claws of the Alolan Sandshrew enable it to travel without sliding on cold surfaces, yet when it has to move rapidly, it slides on its stomach.

 

 Best moveset for Sandshrew

The best moves for Sandshrew are Mud Shot and Dig when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense 

  Mud Shot 10 dps
  Dig 25.5 dps

Defense 

  Mud Shot 10 dps
  Dig 25.5 dps

 

 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Mud Shot 5 11.7 10
  Scratch 6 8 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Dig 100 -10.6 25.5
  Rock Slide 80 -18.5 29.6
  Sand Tomb 60 -8.3 18
  Rock Tomb Elite TM 70 -15.6 21.9
  Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
  Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.

What counters Sandshrew?

Sandshrew is a Ground type Pokémon, which makes it weak against WaterGrass and Ice moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Sandshrew are:

  • Kartana,
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Zen),
  • Kingler,
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Standard),
  • Kyogre.

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