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Sandstorm
Battles
Type  Rock
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects all Pokémon on the field
Availability
  • TM37

Sandstorm is a non-damaging Rock-type move. It is TM37.

Effect

When this move is used a sandstorm will brew. This effect will last for 5 turns. This clears any other weather effect and is usable when the weather is sandstorm.

Sandstorm now fails when used while Sandstorm is in effect. If a Smooth Rock is held when Sandstorm is used, its duration is lengthened from 5 to 8 turns.

While Sandstorm is in effect:

  • All Rock-type Pokémon have their Special Defense raised by 50%.
  • All Pokémon who are neither Steel-, Rock-, nor Ground-type will be damaged 1/16 of their maximum HP at the end of each turn. Pokémon in the semi-invulnerable turn of Dig and Dive will not take damage from Sandstorm, regardless of type.
  • The moves Synthesis, Morning Sun, and Moonlight will recover 1/4 of the user's maximum HP.
  • Weather Ball becomes Rock-type.
  • Pokémon with the Sand Force ability get a power boost of 30% for their Rock-, Ground- and Steel-type moves, and are immune to Sandstorm's damaging effect.
  • Pokémon with the Sand Rush ability have their Speed doubled, and are immune to Sandstorm's damaging effect.
  • Pokémon with the Sand Veil ability increase their evasion by 20%, and are immune to Sandstorm's damaging effect.

Description

Description
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
026 026MS Kobalt Dark Steel Start
086 086MS Burrowl Ground Ground 58
093 093MS Fowattle Ground Flying 47
094 094MS Turkistador Ground Flying 49
099 099MS Skurrow Ground Ground 30
121 121MS Cairup Ground Ground 40
122 122MS Kairoglyph Ground Psychic 40
125 125MS Diloweed Grass Rock 65
126 126MS Pangolash Grass Steel 65
132 132MS Vultergyst Ghost Flying Start
135 135MS Calphite Rock Ground 31
136 136MS Indrolith Rock Ground 31
225 225MS Machima Flying Ghost 5
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By TM

# Pokémon Type TM37
005 005MS Pyroat Fire Rock
006 006MS Flairees Fire Rock
026 026MS Kobalt Dark Steel
027 027MS Pebblosa Normal Unknown
028 028MS Terratetra Normal Rock
029 029MS Gigaard Normal Rock
038 038MS Caracrust Bug Ground
052 052MS Rocano Fire Rock
053 053MS Volcaroc Fire Rock
054 054MS Volcoalder Fire Rock
080 080MS Shibalbat Rock Fire
086 086MS Burrowl Ground Unknown
093 093MS Fowattle Ground Flying
094 094MS Turkistador Ground Flying
095 095MS Sedirrot Rock Flying
096 096MS Condesa Rock Flying
099 099MS Skurrow Ground Unknown
100 100MS Somberado Dark Ghost
109 109MS Chelonite Psychic Rock
110 110MS Galaxagos Psychic Rock
112 112MS Minarac Bug Ground
113 113MS Trenchula Bug Ground
114 114MS Pottle Ground Grass
115 115MS Trikotta Ground Grass
116 116MS Terrorcotta Ground Grass
117 117MS Pueblant Bug Rock
118 118MS Cahokisect Bug Rock
119 119MS Cobrascet Ground Poison
120 120MS Charmbra Ground Poison
121 121MS Cairup Ground Unknown
122 122MS Kairoglyph Ground Psychic
123 123MS Necronite Rock Psychic
124 124MS Gravollum Rock Psychic
127 127MS Ignishell Fire Unknown
128 128MS Shelosene Fire Steel
129 129MS Flarrapin Fire Steel
130 130MS Desoula Ghost Flying
131 131MS Necrow Ghost Flying
132 132MS Vultergyst Ghost Flying
133 133MS Dinkywink Water Rock
134 134MS Dunkywunkr Water Rock
135 135MS Calphite Rock Ground
136 136MS Indrolith Rock Ground
157 157MS Orett Steel Unknown
158 158MS Anvelid Steel Unknown
159 159MS Magroplex Steel Unknown
196 196MS Ankillosore Poison Ground
207 207MS Grolem Rock Grass
208 208MS Comossus Rock Grass
210 210MS Dracoon Bug Unknown
211 211MS Basilect Bug Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
101102
HMs
010203040506

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