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CassandMini.png #110: Cassand
Pokémon
#112: Monstune MonstuneMini.png
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Sandster
Quicksand Pokémon
#111
SandsterFront.png
Type
Ground Dark
Unknown
Ability
Sand Stream
Hidden Ability
Infiltrator
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
180 (23.5%)
Breeding
Egg groups
Mineral and Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 steps
Height
0.8 m
0 m
Weight
33.5 kg
0 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#111
Rikoto
Base experience yield
71
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Head and arms
Footprint
BodyUnknown.png
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70

Sandster is a dual-type Ground/Dark Pokémon.

It evolves into Monstune when levelled up while knowing Quicksand.

Biology

Physiology

Sandster is a small Pokémon made of quicksand. Its body is made out of white sand; it has no visible legs or toes, but it has two white sandy arms with two fingers on each hand, an open black mouth, a spiral shape on its belly, and two eyes with pinprick black pupils. One of the eyes is surrounded by a black circle.

Gender Differences

None.

Special Abilities

Hiding in dunes, Sandster often trips Pokémon and people by creating small bumps of sand, then attack them when they're down.

Behavior

Sandster are very mischievous Pokémon. They like to hide in the dunes, and create small bumps of sand to trip people and Pokémon; then they attack them when they're down.

Habitat

Likes to live in deserts, especially sand dunes, so it can trap prey in a quick sand trap. Wild Sandster are found in the darker sand of the Goldune Desert and in the Goldune Cave.

Shiny Coloration Differences

For Shiny Sandster, the only change is that the white sand turns a brighter yellow/orange.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Pokédex entry
Hiding in dunes, Sandster often trips Pokémon and people alike by creating small bumps of sand, then attacking them whey they're down.

Game locations

Availability
None This Pokémon cannot be obtained.
Common Goldune Cave
Uncommon Goldune Desert
Fossil
Rare
One

Held items

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Always

Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 313   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Start Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
Start Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
3 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
6 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
9 Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
12 Minimize Normal Status —% 10
15 Camouflage Normal Status —% 20
18 Geo-Sphere Ground Special 65 100% 15
21 Dark Matter Dark Special 60 —% 20
24 Yawn Normal Status —% 10
28 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
32 Quicksand Ground Special 20 100% 20
36 Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
40 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
45 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
50 Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
55 Fissure Ground Physical Varies% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Sandster obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandster

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMPoison.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMNormal.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMDark.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TMRock.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TMGround.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TMGround.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TMGhost.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMRock.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMRock.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TMDark.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMPsychic.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMDark.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TMNormal.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMRock.png TM49 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100}}100% 5
TMDark.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TMGround.png TM60 Quicksand Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TMDark.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMDark.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TMRock.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMGround.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TMRock.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TMBug.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMNormal.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMFighting.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
TMDark.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM101 Secret Power Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMDark.png TM104 Dark Matter Dark Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandster

By breeding

By tutoring

By Move Tutor
 Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Cost 
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 20 Red Shard1
Dusty Dash Ground Special 50 100% 15 Red Shard2
Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10 Red Shard4
Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10 Red Shard5
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10 Yellow Shard1
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20 Yellow Shard2
Snatch Dark Status —% 10 Yellow Shard2
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20 Yellow Shard4
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20 Yellow Shard4
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5 Yellow Shard4
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15 Yellow Shard4
Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20 Yellow Shard5
Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20 Green Shard4
Yawn Normal Status —% 10 Green Shard5
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15 None
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sandster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sandster

Evolution

SandsterFront.png
Unevolved
Sandster
 Ground  Dark 
TM Ground
Level up knowing
Quicksand

MonstuneFront.png
First evolution
Monstune
 Ground  Dark 


Sprites

Front Back
GenderM.png SandsterFront.png SandsterBack.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png SandsterFrontShiny.png SandsterBackShiny.png

Trivia

  • Prior to Version 1.0.1, Sandster uses Dugtrio's cry.
  • Sandster seems to be related to Grimer, but both are made of different materials; Sandster is made of sand, while Grimer is made of toxic sludge.
    • However, Delta Grimer exists in Pokémon Insurgence, and it is a Ground-type made out of sand, just like Sandster is.
  • In its old design, there are only three differences for Sandster: its pose was different, both of its eyes were surrounded by a black circle, and its spiral was shorter.
  • Sandster's Evolutionary line shares the same Type combination as Sandile's.

Sandster's Old Sprite 5.0

Origin

Sandster is based on a quicksand monster.

Name Origin

Sandster is a combination of the words Sand and monster.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japanese
German
Spanish
French
Italian


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