Type  Rock
Category  Status
Accuracy  —%
PP  5 (max. 8)
Priority  {{{priority}}}
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects all Pokémon on the field

Sandstorm is a weather summoning Rock-type move that summons a Sandstorm onto the field for 5 turns (8 if the user is holding a Smooth Rock), including the turns it was used. This clears any other type of weather.

It is TM37, found at Victory Road.

While Sandstorm is in effect:

  • 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 also not take damage from Sandstorm, regardless of type.
  • Pokémon with the Sand Veil Ability have the accuracy of any move used against them modified by a factor of 4/5.
  • The moves Moonlight, Synthesis, and Morning Sun only restore 1/4 of the user's maximum HP.
  • All Rock-type Pokémon will have their Special Defense raised by 50% for the duration of the Sandstorm.
  • Pokémon with the Sand Rush Ability have their Speed doubled.
  • Pokémon with the Sand Force Ability get a power boost of 30% for their Rock-, Ground- and Steel-type moves.

Pokémon that learn Sandstorm

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
#073 Icon073 Modrille Ground Dark 40
#074 Icon074 Drilgann Ground Dark 44
#080 Icon080 Cocancer Grass Ground 1
#181 Icon181 Sheebit Ground Unknown 48
#182 Icon182 Terrabbit Ground Unknown 48
#183 Icon183 Laissure Ground Unknown 48

Via TM

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#003 Icon003 Raptorch
Fire Ground
#004 Icon004 Archilles
Fire Ground
#015 Icon015 Barewl
Steel Rock
#016 Icon016 Dearewl
Steel Rock
#017 Icon017 Gararewl
Steel Steel
#018 Icon018 Grozard
Ground Ground
#019 Icon019 Terlard
Ground Dragon
#028 Icon028 Gyarados
Water Flying
#030 Icon030 Felunge
Normal Normal
#031 Icon031 Feliger
Normal Normal
#053 Icon053 Jerbolta
Ground Electric
#054 Icon054 Comite
Rock Rock
#055 Icon055 Cometeor
Rock Psychic
#056 Icon056 Astronite
Rock Psychic
#067 Icon067 Lunapup
Ground Fighting
#068 Icon068 Herolune
Ground Fighting
#073 Icon073 Modrille
Ground Dark
#074 Icon074 Drilgann
Ground Dark
#075 Icon075 Gligar
Ground Flying
#076 Icon076 Gliscor
Ground Flying
#078 Icon078 Cocaran
Grass Ground
#079 Icon079 Cararalm
Grass Ground
#080 Icon080 Cocancer
Grass Ground
#081 Icon081 Corsola
Water Rock
#082 Icon082 Corsoreef
Water Rock
#085 Icon085 Cassnail
Ground Water
#086 Icon086 Sableau
Ground Water
#087 Icon087 Escartress
Ground Water
#101 Icon101 Flager
Fire Fire
#102 Icon102 Inflagetah
Fire Fire
#112 Icon112 Tracton
Dragon Steel
#113 Icon113 Snopach
Ice Rock
#114 Icon114 Dermafrost
Ice Rock
#141 Icon141 Gargryph
Rock Rock
#164 Icon164 Jungore
Fighting Rock
#165 Icon165 Majungold
Fighting Rock
#181 Icon181 Sheebit
Ground Ground
#182 Icon182 Terrabbit
Ground Ground
#183 Icon183 Laissure
Ground Ground
#195 Icon195 Lanthan
Ground Steel

By breeding

Pokémon Type Father
#078 Icon078 Cocaran Grass Ground Icon081
#079 Icon079 Cararalm Grass Ground
#080 Icon080 Cocancer Grass Ground

Moves that summon a kind of Weather
Sunny DayRain DanceHailSandstormThunderstormFallout

TMs and HMs
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