(Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver and Crystal Versions)

Sandshrew is a Ground-type Pokémon.

No Pokémon evolve into Sandshrew. Sandshrew evolves into Sandslash at level 22.


Red Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
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Base Stats

Special Attack20GSC
Special Defense30GSC


Number 027: Sandshrew, the Mouse Pokémon. Height: 2'0", Weight: 26.0lbs.

Red and Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
Burrows deep
underground in
arid locations
far from water.
It only emerges
to hunt for food.
Its body is dry.
When it gets cold
at night, its
hide is said to
become coated with
a fine dew.
If it fell from a
great height, this
POKéMON could save
itself by rolling
into a ball and
Disliking water,
it lives in deep
burrows in arid
areas. It can roll
itself instantly
into a ball.
It prefers dry,
sandy places
because it uses
the sand to
protect itself
when threatened.


Sandshrew can use the following moves:

Move Learnt
Counter by breedingGSC
Flail by breedingGSC
Safeguard by breedingGSC
Rapid Spin by breedingGSC
Metal Claw by breedingC
Cut from HM01
Strength from HM04
Scratch at level 1
Defense Curl at level 6GSC
Sand-attack at level 10RBY
Sand-attack at level 11GSC
Poison Sting at level 17GSC
Slash at level 17RBY
Slash at level 23GSC
Poison Sting at level 24RBY
Swift at level 30GSC
Swift at level 31RBY
Fury Swipes at level 37GSC
Fury Swipes at level 38RBY
Sandstorm at level 45GSC
Dynamicpunch from TM01GSC
Headbutt from TM02GSC
Swords Dance from TM03RBY
Curse from TM03GSC
Rollout from TM04GSC
Toxic from TM06
Body Slam from TM08RBY
Rock Smash from TM08GSC
Take Down from TM09RBY
Double-edge from TM10RBY
Hidden Power from TM10GSC
Sunny Day from TM11GSC
Snore from TM13GSC
Submission from TM17RBY
Protect from TM17GSC
Seismic Toss from TM19RBY
Rage from TM20RBY
Endure from TM20GSC
Frustration from TM21GSC
Iron Tail from TM23GSC
Earthquake from TM26
Fissure from TM27RBY
Return from TM27GSC
Dig from TM28
Mimic from TM31RBY
Mud-slap from TM31GSC
Double Team from TM32
Bide from TM34RBY
Swagger from TM34GSC
Sleep Talk from TM35GSC
Sandstorm from TM37GSC
Swift from TM39
Defense Curl from TM40GSC
Skull Bash from TM40RBY
Detect from TM43GSC
Rest from TM44
Attract from TM45GSC
Thief from TM46GSC
Rock Slide from TM48RBY
Fury Cutter from TM49GSC
Substitute from TM50RBY

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Generation I: Red Blue Yellow
Generation II: Gold Silver Crystal

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