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

Sandslash is a Ground-type Pokémon.

Sandshrew evolves into Sandslash at level 22. Sandslash does not evolve.


Red Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
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Base Stats

Special Attack45GSC
Special Defense55GSC


Number 028: Sandslash, the Mouse Pokémon. Height: 3'3", Weight: 65.0lbs.

Red and Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
Curls up into a
spiny ball when
threatened. It
can roll while
curled up to
attack or escape.
It is skilled at
slashing enemies
with its claws.
If broken, they
start to grow back
in a day.
In an attempt to
hide itself, it
will run around
at top speed to
kick up a blinding
dust storm.
If it digs at an
incredible pace,
it may snap off
its spikes and
claws. They grow
back in a day.
Adept at climbing
trees, it rolls
into a spiny ball,
then attacks its
enemies from


Sandslash can use the following moves:

Move Learnt
Cut from HM01
Strength from HM04
Scratch at level 1
Sand-attack at level 1
Defense Curl at level 1GSC
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 24GSC
Poison Sting at level 27RBY
Swift at level 33GSC
Swift at level 36RBY
Fury Swipes at level 42GSC
Fury Swipes at level 47RBY
Sandstorm at level 52GSC
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
Hyper Beam from TM15
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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