026MS #026: Raichu Sandshrew #028: Sandslash 028MS
This page refers to the species as a whole. For notable Sandshrew, see Category:Sandshrew.

#027 027MS Sandshrew
サンド Sand
Mouse Pokémon
Abilities Sand Veil,
Sand Rush (Hidden Ability)
Pokédex Colour Yellow
Egg Groups Field Egg Group

Sandshrew (Japanese: サンド Sand) is a  Ground -type Pokémon.

It evolves into Sandslash starting at level 22.

A regional variant of Sandshrew can be found in the Alola region.


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Sandshrew is a bipedal Pokémon, but it has been known to run on all fours in in the anime. It is mostly covered in a dry, tough hide colored to blend in with the sands of the desert, but has a white or cream underbelly. It has two pointed claws on each foot and three small, sharp claws on its forepaws, which are used to burrow.

Sandshrew spends much of its time hidden underground arid environments in deep burrows. It only emerges for hunting, in which it waits within its burrow and instantly lunges out to drag in passing prey. Sandshrew can quickly curl into a tight ball to protect itself from great falls and opponents, but may also throw sand at attackers. Its body absorbs water without waste to facilitate life in the desert. Sandshrew is found in deserts, grasslands, and caves.



in generation VII
PKMN bag icon - Rare Candy
Level 22

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