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Sandstorm
Battles
Type  Rock
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  --
Accuracy  --%
Priority  {{{priority}}}[[Category:Moves with {{{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 Rock-type status move affecting the weather. It is TM37 and is received from a quest in Goldune City.

Effect

When this move is used, a sandstorm will brew. This effect will last for 5 turns. This clears any other weather, but will fail when the weather is already sandstorm. While Sandstorm is in effect, all Pokémon who are neither Steel-, Rock-, nor Ground-type will be damaged ⅛ of their maximum HP at the end of each turn. Pokémon in the semi-invulnerable turn of Dig will also not take damage from Sandstorm, regardless of type. Also, the moves SynthesisMorning Sun, and Moonlight will recover only half as much HP as under clear conditions.

The damage inflicted at the end of each turn is decreased to 1/16 of the Pokémon's maximum HP. Pokémon with the Sand Veil Ability have the accuracy of any move used against them modified by a factor of 4/5 when Sandstorm is in effect, and are immune to Sandstorm's damaging effect. MoonlightSynthesis, and Morning Sun now only restore ¼ of the user's maximum HP. Dive will also prevent damage from Sandstorm during the semi-invulnerable turn.

Additionally, Weather Ball becomes Rock-type. All Rock-type Pokémon will now have their Special Defense raised by 50% for the duration of the sandstorm. Also, if a Smooth Rock is held when Sandstorm is used, its duration is lengthened from 5 to 8 turns.

Pokémon with the Sand Rush Ability have their Speed doubled, while Pokémon with Sand Force get a power boost of 30% for their Rock-, Ground- and Steel-type moves. Both of these Abilities grant an immunity to Sandstorm's damaging effect.

Description

Description
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.

Pokémon that can learn Sandstorm

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
164 TortarockMini Tortarock Rock Ground 20
165 BouldoiseMini Bouldoise Rock Ground 20
210 DozandMini Dozand Ghost Ground 52
232 BaablockMini Baablock Normal Rock 11
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
001 HerovorMini Herovor Grass Unknown
002 ForestoneMini Forestone Grass Rock
003 MountreeMini Mountree Grass Rock
005 PurryoMini Purryo Fire Ground
006 FlearoeMini Flearoe Fire Ground
034 StotoxMini Stotox Rock Poison
035 BouldoxMini Bouldox Rock Poison
036 CrystoxMini Crystox Rock Poison
061 ToronMini Toron Ground Unknown
062 OritureMini Oriture Ground Unknown
063 NatoronMini Natoron Ground Unknown
080 RaizidMini Raizid Electric Ground
081 RaizodonMini Raizodon Electric Ground
085 GolkidMini Golkid Rock Unknown
086 GolemoMini Golemo Rock Unknown
087 GolossusMini Golossus Rock Fighting
104 GwormMini Gworm Bug Ground
105 WormuneMini Wormune Bug Ground
106 WormoleMini Wormole Bug Ground
107 ScorlitMini Scorlit Fire Ground
108 ScorpinovaMini Scorpinova Fire Ground
109 SanduggMini Sandugg Ground Bug
110 CassandMini Cassand Ground Bug
111 SandsterMini Sandster Ground Dark
112 MonstuneMini Monstune Ground Dark
113 WraphroMini Wraphro Ghost Unknown
114 PharobeMini Pharobe Ghost Unknown
115 RoobeoMini Roobeo Fighting Ground
116 RoobeopMini Roobeop Fighting Ground
117 DodontMini Dodont Ground Flying
118 RexiteMini Rexite Rock Fire
119 TarexiteMini Tarexite Rock Fire
120 StegronMini Stegron Rock Steel
121 StegasteelMini Stegasteel Rock Steel
125 SkrabbleMini Skrabble Bug Rock
126 JeweltalMini Jeweltal Bug Rock
138 EclipoMini Eclipo Psychic Rock
139 EclipserMini Eclipser Psychic Rock
143 MoostoneMini Moostone Normal Rock
144 MoostrikeMini Moostrike Normal Steel
158 HottopMini Hottop Fire Rock
159 FizireMini Fizire Fire Rock
160 VolcadonMini Volcadon Fire Rock
164 TortarockMini Tortarock Rock Ground
165 BouldoiseMini Bouldoise Rock Ground
188 CrablueMini Crablue Water Unknown
189 RocksterMini Rockster Water Rock
190 ToxidonMini Toxidon Poison Ground
191 SnapikeMini Snapike Poison Ground
210 DozandMini Dozand Ghost Ground
220 CorrineMini Corrine Water Rock
221 CoralushMini Coralush Water Rock
222 CoraltleMini Coraltle Water Rock
223 GravoleMini Gravole Ghost Rock
224 SpecstoneMini Specstone Ghost Rock
232 BaablockMini Baablock Normal Rock
242 LeoniteMini Leonite Rock Unknown
244 RollieMini Rollie Ground Unknown
245 ElestompMini Elestomp Ground Unknown
250 HippondMini Hippond Water Ground
251 HippotoneMini Hippotone Water Ground
253 CosmetMini Cosmet Electric Rock
254 MeterockMini Meterock Electric Rock
279 BrachioMini Brachio Grass Ground
280 BrachiodonMini Brachiodon Grass Ground
286 MossnailMini Mossnail Bug Rock
288 MystabletMini Mystablet Steel Psychic
306 RinolarMini Rinolar Ice Ground
307 RinoticMini Rinotic Ice Ground
317 IggleMini Iggle Ice Rock
318 IglowMini Iglow Ice Rock
319 GiglooMini Gigloo Ice Rock
329 PalmoMini Palmo Grass Unknown
330 CocorockoMini Cocorocko Grass Rock
348 TerradonMini Terradon Ground Unknown
351 TornadowlMini Tornadowl Flying Unknown
358 GemmanyMini Gemmany Rock Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Trivia


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