rock

Sandstorm

Categorystatus
Power-
Accuracy-
PP10 (max 16)
Priority0
IntroducedGeneration II

Machines

Sword / Shield
TM32rock
Gold / Silver
Crystal
TM37rock
Ruby / Sapphire
Emerald
Fire Red / Leaf Green
TM37rock
Diamond / Pearl
Platinum
Heart Gold / Soul Silver
TM37rock
Black / White
Black 2 / White 2
TM37rock
X / Y
Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
TM37rock
Sun / Moon
Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon
TM37rock

Descriptions

Gold / Silver
Crystal
Inflicts damage every turn.
Ruby / Sapphire
Emerald
Causes a sandstorm that rages for several turns.
Fire Red / Leaf GreenA 5-turn sandstorm that damages all types except ROCK, GROUND, and STEEL.
Diamond / Pearl
Platinum
Heart Gold / Soul Silver
A five-turn sand storm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel.
Black / White
Black 2 / White 2
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
X / Y
Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
Sun / Moon
Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon
Let's Go Pikachu / Let's Go Eevee
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.
Sword / ShieldA five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.

Target

This move targets the entire field. Affects all Pokémon.

Foe
front view of Gardevoir
Foe
front view of Gengar
Foe
front view of Moltres
Back view of Current Pokemon
User
front view of Charizard
Ally
front view of Electrivire
Ally

Stat Changes

Sandstorm doesn't affect any stats when used.

Effect Entries

Changes the weather to a sandstorm for five turns. Pokémon that are not ground, rock, or steel take 1/16 their max HP at the end of every turn. Every rock Pokémon's original Special Defense is raised by 50% for the duration of this effect. solar beam's power is halved. moonlight, morning sun, and synthesis only heal 1/4 the user's max HP.

Version Changes

No changes in previous Generations.

Contests

Sandstorm has the Tough contest type.

Appeal3
Jam0

Scrambles up the order of appeals on the next turn.

Combo: If Sandstorm is used before Sand Attack, Mud Slap, Weather Ball or Sand Tomb causes the second move to score double the normal appeal.

Super Contests

Appeal2

Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.


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