Sand Attack (move)

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Sand Attack
すなかけ Sand Attack
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Type  Ground
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Sand Attack (Japanese: すなかけ Sand Attack), formatted as Sand-Attack prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Ground-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was a Normal-type move.

Effect

Generation I

Sand Attack decreases the target's accuracy stat by one stage. Sand Attack is a Normal-type move in this generation.

Generation II onward

Sand Attack is now a Ground-type move. Sand Attack still affects Flying-type Pokémon and Pokémon with the Ability Levitate.

Sand-Attack can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining two extra appeal points if either move Mud-Slap or Sandstorm was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing Mud-Slap to give two extra appeal points. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an three extra appeal points if Sandstorm was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Groundium Z into Z-Sand Attack, the user's evasiveness is raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 An attack in which sand is used to blind the target and reduce its attack accuracy.
GSC Reduces accuracy by throwing sand.
RSE Reduces the foe's accuracy by hurling sand in its face.
FRLG A lot of sand is hurled in the foe's face, reducing its accuracy.
Colo.XD Lowers accuracy of target by hurling sand in its face.
DPPtHGSSPBR Sand is hurled in the foe's face, reducing its accuracy.
BWB2W2 Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing its accuracy.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing the target's accuracy.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
016 Pidgey Pidgey
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 5 5 5 5 5 5 5SMUSUM
3PE
5BDSP
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1, 5BDSP
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1, 5BDSP
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Field 10 11 11 7 7BW
3B2W2
3 3SMUSUM
8PE
6
028 Sandslash Sandslash
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Field 1, 10 1, 11 1, 11 1, 7 1, 7BW
1, 3B2W2
1, 3 1, 3SMUSUM
1, 8PE
1
050 Diglett Diglett
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Field 24 25 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
4PE
1
050 Diglett Diglett
Alolan Form
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1SMUSUM
4PE
1SwSh
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Field 24 25 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alolan Form
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1SwSh
074 Geodude Geodude
File:RockIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 3PE
075 Graveler Graveler
File:RockIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1,3PE
076 Golem Golem
File:RockIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1,3PE
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field 1 7 6 1 1 1 1 1
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
File:FightingIC Big.png Flying Field 1SwSh
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 1PE
112 Rhydon Rhydon
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 1PE
133 Eevee Eevee
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1RGB
8Y
8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5SMUSUM
14PE
5
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
File:WaterIC Big.png Field Field 1RGB
8Y
8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5SMUSUM
1, 14PE
5
135 Jolteon Jolteon
File:ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 1RGB
8Y
8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5SMUSUM
1, 14PE
5
136 Flareon Flareon
File:FireIC Big.png Field Field 1RGB
8Y
8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5SMUSUM
1, 14PE
5
138 Omanyte Omanyte
File:RockIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 10
139 Omastar Omastar
File:RockIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 1
140 Kabuto Kabuto
File:RockIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 28 31 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
36PE
10
141 Kabutops Kabutops
File:RockIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 28 31 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
36PE
1
190 Aipom Aipom
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field 6 6 4 4 4 4 4BDSP
196 Espeon Espeon
File:PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5 5
197 Umbreon Umbreon
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field 8 8 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5 5
207 Gligar Gligar
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 6 6 5 5BW
4B2W2
4 4 4BDSP
227 Skarmory Skarmory
File:SteelIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 13 10 7DP
6PtHGSS
6 6 6 4
234 Stantler Stantler
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31 31RSE
27FRLG
16 16 16 16 16BDSP
255 Torchic Torchic
File:FireIC Big.png Field Field 19 19 19 19XY
10ORAS
10 15
256 Combusken Combusken
File:FireIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 21 21 21 21XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10 15
257 Blaziken Blaziken
File:FireIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 21 21 21 21XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10 15
261 Poochyena Poochyena
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field 9 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7 7BDSP
262 Mightyena Mightyena
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1, 7BDSP
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field 13 13 13 13XY
7ORAS
7 3
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 3SwSh
264 Linoone Linoone
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field 13 13 13 13XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1
264 Linoone Linoone
Galarian Form
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 1SwSh
290 Nincada Nincada
File:BugIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 9 9 9 9 9 1
291 Ninjask Ninjask
File:BugIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1
292 Shedinja Shedinja
File:BugIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 9 9 9 9 1, 9 1
296 Makuhita Makuhita
File:FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 4 4 4 4 4 4BDSP
297 Hariyama Hariyama
File:FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4BDSP
328 Trapinch Trapinch
File:GroundIC Big.png Bug Dragon 9 9 9BW
4B2W2
4XY
1ORAS
1 1
329 Vibrava Vibrava
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1ORAS
1 1
330 Flygon Flygon
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1ORAS
1 1
331 Cacnea Cacnea
File:GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like 17 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13 13BDSP
332 Cacturne Cacturne
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like 17 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13 13BDSP
424 Ambipom Ambipom
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4BDSP
443 Gible Gible
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 3 3 3 3 6
444 Gabite Gabite
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1
445 Garchomp Garchomp
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
470 Leafeon Leafeon
File:GrassIC Big.png Field Field 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5 5
471 Glaceon Glaceon
File:IceIC Big.png Field Field 8 8BW
5B2W2
5 5 5
472 Gliscor Gliscor
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4 1, 4BDSP
504 Patrat Patrat
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field 13 13 13
505 Watchog Watchog
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field 13 13 13
509 Purrloin Purrloin
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field 10 10 10 4SwSh
510 Liepard Liepard
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1SwSh
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
File:RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 7 7 7 1SwSh
525 Boldore Boldore
File:RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1SwSh
526 Gigalith Gigalith
File:RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1SwSh
551 Sandile Sandile
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 7 7 7 3SwSh
552 Krokorok Krokorok
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1SwSh
553 Krookodile Krookodile
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1SwSh
557 Dwebble Dwebble
File:BugIC Big.png
File:RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 11 11 11 1SwSh
558 Crustle Crustle
File:BugIC Big.png
File:RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1SwSh
559 Scraggy Scraggy
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 5 5 5 12SwSh
560 Scrafty Scrafty
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 12SwSh
585 Deerling Deerling
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Field Field 7 7 7
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
632 Durant Durant
File:BugIC Big.png
File:SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1SwSh
676 Furfrou Furfrou
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field 5 5
688 Binacle Binacle
File:RockIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
File:RockIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1
700 Sylveon Sylveon
File:FairyIC Big.png Field Field 5 5 5SwSh
734 Yungoos Yungoos
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field 10
735 Gumshoos Gumshoos
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1, 10
744 Rockruff Rockruff
File:RockIC Big.png Field Field 4 4SwSh
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
File:RockIC Big.png Field Field 1, 4 1SwSh
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
File:RockIC Big.png Field Field 1, 4 1SwSh
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Dusk Form
File:RockIC Big.png Field Field 1, 4USUM 1SwSh
767 Wimpod Wimpod
File:BugIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 1 1SwSh
768 Golisopod Golisopod
File:BugIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 1 1SwSh
769 Sandygast Sandygast
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 9 20SwSh
770 Palossand Palossand
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 9 20SwSh
843 Silicobra Silicobra
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon 1SwSh
844 Sandaconda Sandaconda
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon 1SwSh
862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 1SwSh
865 Sirfetch'd Sirfetch'd
File:FightingIC Big.png Flying Field 1SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
179 Mareep Mareep
File:ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field BDSP
347 Anorith Anorith
File:RockIC Big.png
File:BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
396 Starly Starly
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying BDSP
431 Glameow Glameow
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
451 Skorupi Skorupi
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
506 Lillipup Lillipup
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
522 Blitzle Blitzle
File:ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
568 Trubbish Trubbish
File:PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral SwSh
688 Binacle Binacle
File:RockIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 SwSh
757 Salandit Salandit
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon SwSh
813 Scorbunny Scorbunny
File:FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like SwSh
821 Rookidee Rookidee
File:FlyingIC Big.png Flying Flying SwSh
835 Yamper Yamper
File:ElectricIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Sand-Attack is a move with 22PP and 80% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front, cutting corners, and lowers its accuracy by one stage. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 20.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Accuracy by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's accuracy by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの めいちゅうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
It lowers the enemy's accuracy.


In the anime

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Gumshoos Pidgeotto Gliscor Ninjask
The user throws dirt at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
016 Pidgey Pidgey flaps its wings and a sandstorm is created.
A wild Pidgey Pokémon - I Choose You! Debut
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto flaps its wings and sand is spewed up at the opponent.
Ash's Pidgeotto Challenge of the Samurai None
028 Sandslash Sandslash digs into the ground with its hind or front legs and flings dirt at the opponent.
Koji's Sandslash Good 'Quil Hunting None
Jenaro's Sandslash Hi Ho Silver... Away! None
A Trainer's Sandslash Gymbaliar! None
190 Aipom Aipom digs and throws dirt at the opponent.
Multiple wild Aipom A Hot Water Battle None
133 Eevee Eevee turns around and kicks dirt at the opponent with its hind legs, or Eevee stands on its hind legs and slams its front legs on the ground, sending a big cloud of sand at the opponent.
Sakura's Eevee Trouble's Brewing None
Virgil's Eevee Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening None
Risa's Eevee The Power of Us None
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon turns around and kicks dirt at the opponent with its hind legs.
Sumomo's Vaporeon Trouble's Brewing None
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon kicks dirt at the opponent with its front paws.
Nicholai's Zigzagoon In the Knicker of Time! None
291 Ninjask Ninjask flies low to the ground and spins around, making a spiral of dirt appear and go into the air. The dirt then falls down over the opponent, or Ninjask flies at the ground while flying at the opponent and flings dirt at the opponent.
Evian's Ninjask From Cradle to Save None
Brandon's Ninjask Pace - The Final Frontier! None
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas releases a stream of sand out of the hole on its back, or Hippopotas sprays sand from the hole on its back at the opponent, or Hippopotas releases a smog of sand from its nostrils at the opponent, or Hippopotas releases a stream of sand from its mouth at the opponent.
Hippopotas (recurring) Mass Hip-Po-Sis! None
A wild Hippopotas Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
197 Umbreon Umbreon flips around in the air and lands with its back facing the opponent. It then kicks dirt at the opponent with its back legs.
Gary's Umbreon Ill-Will Hunting! None
207 Gligar Gligar throws sand at the opponent using its claws.
Ash's Gligar The Bells are Singing! None
472 Gliscor Gliscor uses its pincers or its tail and throws sand at the opponent.
Ash's Gliscor Dealing with Defensive Types! None
227 Skarmory Skarmory uses one of its wings to scoop dirt from the ground and fling it at the opponent.
Taylor's Skarmory Pursuing an Lofty Goal! None
509 Purrloin Purrloin throws sand at the opponent using its front legs.
Ricard Nouveau's Purrloin Clash of the Connoisseurs! None
505 Watchog Watchog throws sand at the opponent using its hands.
Halsey's Watchog The Pokémon Harbor Patrol! None
471 Glaceon Glaceon kicks dirt at the opponent with its front legs.
Virgil's Glaceon Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening None
470 Leafeon Leafeon kicks dirt at the opponent with its front legs.
Virgil's Leafeon Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening None
586S Sawsbuck Sawsbuck kicks sand at the opponent with its hind legs.
Two wild Sawsbuck Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
585S Deerling Deerling kicks sand at the opponent with its hind legs.
Two wild Deerling Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
676Ka Furfrou Furfrou jumps in the air and slams its two front legs onto the ground as it lands, creating a cloud of sand that is sent flying at the opponent.
Everett's Furfrou A League of His Own! None
735 Gumshoos Gumshoos throws sand at the opponent using its hands. The sand blinds the opponent and causes attacks to miss, and can deflect projectile attacks.
Totem Gumshoos To Top a Totem! None
Officer Jenny's Gumshoos To Top a Totem! None
734 Yungoos Yungoos throws sand at the opponent using its hands. The sand blinds the opponent and causes attacks to miss.
An ally Yungoos To Top a Totem! None
A Trainer's Yungoos A Little Rocket R & R! None


In the manga

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Reason: appearance with Torchic using it in Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card

  • In PW11, Diglett was mentioned to use Sand-Attack but it wasn't shown using the move.
  • In PW17, Giovanni's Diglett was mentioned to use Sand-Attack but it wasn't shown using the move.

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 潑沙 Putsā *
飛沙拔擊 Fēisā Bahtgīk *
踢沙 Teksā *
Mandarin 潑沙 / 泼沙 Pōshā *
飛沙腳 / 飞沙脚 Fēishājiǎo *
起沙 Qǐshā *
20px Czech Písečný útok
20px Danish Sandangreb
20px Dutch Zandaanval
20px Finnish Hiekkaisku
20px French Jet de Sable
20px German Sandwirbel
20px Greek Ρίψη Άμμου
20px Hindi रेतीला हमला Rayteela Hamla
20px Indonesian Serangan Pasir
20px Italian Turbosabbia
20px Korean 모래뿌리기 Moraeppurigi
20px Norwegian Sandangrep
20px Polish Atak Piaskiem*
Mocny Atak*
Piaskowy Atak*
20px Brazilian Portuguese Ataque de Areia
20px Romanian Atacul cu Nisip
20px Serbian Napad peskom
Spanish 20px Latin America Ataque de Arena
20px Spain Ataque Arena*
Ataque-Arena*
20px Swedish Sandattack*
Sandanfall*
20px Turkish Kum Saldırısı
20px Vietnamese Rải Cát




Variations of the move Flash
Status FlashSmokescreenSand Attack


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