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Contact with the Pokémon may cause the attacker to fall asleep.

Sandman is an original ability introduced in Pokémon Solar Light and Lunar Dark. It is the signature Ability of Dozand.


In battle

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, there is a 30% chance that the attacking Pokémon will become asleep.

If a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a multi-strike move that makes contact (such as Fury Swipes), each hit has an independent chance to activate this Ability.

Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding Safety Goggles are now immune to Sandman.

Outside of battle

Sandman has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sandman

Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
DozandMini Dozand Ghost Ground Sandman None Sand Force
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