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Sandstorm
Battles
Type  Rock
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  --
Accuracy  --%
Priority  0
  • 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 Rock Tortarock Rock Ground 20
165 Rock Bouldoise Rock Ground 20
210 Ghost Dozand Ghost Ground 52
232 Normal 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 Herovor Herovor Grass Unknown
002 Forestone Forestone Grass Rock
003 Mountree Mountree Grass Rock
005 Purryo Purryo Fire Ground
006 Flearoe Flearoe Fire Ground
034 Stotox Stotox Rock Poison
035 Bouldox Bouldox Rock Poison
036 Crystox Crystox Rock Poison
061 Toron Toron Ground Unknown
062 Oriture Oriture Ground Unknown
063 Natoron Natoron Ground Unknown
080 Raizid Raizid Electric Ground
081 Raizodon Raizodon Electric Ground
085 Golkid Golkid Rock Unknown
086 Golemo Golemo Rock Unknown
087 Golossus Golossus Rock Fighting
104 Gworm Gworm Bug Ground
105 Wormune Wormune Bug Ground
106 Wormole Wormole Bug Ground
107 Scorlit Scorlit Fire Ground
108 Scorpinova Scorpinova Fire Ground
109 Sandugg Sandugg Ground Bug
110 Cassand Cassand Ground Bug
111 Sandster Sandster Ground Dark
112 Monstune Monstune Ground Dark
113 Wraphro Wraphro Ghost Unknown
114 Pharobe Pharobe Ghost Unknown
115 Roobeo Roobeo Fighting Ground
116 Roobeop Roobeop Fighting Ground
117 Dodont Dodont Ground Flying
118 Rexite Rexite Rock Fire
119 Tarexite Tarexite Rock Fire
120 Stegron Stegron Rock Steel
121 Stegasteel Stegasteel Rock Steel
125 Skrabble Skrabble Bug Rock
126 Jeweltal Jeweltal Bug Rock
138 Eclipo Eclipo Psychic Rock
139 Eclipser Eclipser Psychic Rock
143 Moostone Moostone Normal Rock
144 Moostrike Moostrike Normal Steel
158 Hottop Hottop Fire Rock
159 Fizire Fizire Fire Rock
160 Volcadon Volcadon Fire Rock
164 Tortarock Tortarock Rock Ground
165 Bouldoise Bouldoise Rock Ground
188 Crablue Crablue Water Unknown
189 Rockster Rockster Water Rock
190 Toxidon Toxidon Poison Ground
191 Snapike Snapike Poison Ground
210 Dozand Dozand Ghost Ground
220 Corrine Corrine Water Rock
221 Coralush Coralush Water Rock
222 Coraltle Coraltle Water Rock
223 Gravole Gravole Ghost Rock
224 Specstone Specstone Ghost Rock
232 Baablock Baablock Normal Rock
242 Leonite Leonite Rock Unknown
244 Rollie Rollie Ground Unknown
245 Elestomp Elestomp Ground Unknown
250 Hippond Hippond Water Ground
251 Hippotone Hippotone Water Ground
253 Cosmet Cosmet Electric Rock
254 Meterock Meterock Electric Rock
279 Brachio Brachio Grass Ground
280 Brachiodon Brachiodon Grass Ground
286 Mossnail Mossnail Bug Rock
288 Mystablet Mystablet Steel Psychic
306 Rinolar Rinolar Ice Ground
307 Rinotic Rinotic Ice Ground
317 Iggle Iggle Ice Rock
318 Iglow Iglow Ice Rock
319 Gigloo Gigloo Ice Rock
329 Palmo Palmo Grass Unknown
330 Cocorocko Cocorocko Grass Rock
348 Terradon Terradon Ground Unknown
351 Tornadowl Tornadowl Flying Unknown
358 Gemmany 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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