Alolan Sandshrew

Official artwork of Alolan Sandshrew
Ice Steel Shiny Pokémon icon

Alolan Sandshrew is a Ice and Steel-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, with a maximum Combat Power of 1462 CP. Alolan Sandshrew best moveset in Pokémon GO is Metal Claw and Blizzard.

Alolan Sandshrew is weak to Fighting (2x), Fire (2x), and Ground moves. It is strong against Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Normal, Psychic, Ice, and Poison moves. Shiny Alolan Sandshrew is available in Pokémon GO. Alolan Sandshrew is boosted by Snow weather.

Stats

Max CP1462 CP
Attack125 ATK
Defense129 DEF
Stamina137 STA
Weather Boost
  • snowSnow
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedAlolan Sandshrew can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#27
Height0.7 m
Weight40 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate50%
Base Flee Rate10%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Alolan Sandshrew weaknesses and resistances

Weaknesses

  • FightingFighting256.0%
  • FireFire256.0%
  • GroundGround160.0%

Resistances

  • IceIce39.1%
  • PoisonPoison39.1%
  • BugBug62.5%
  • DragonDragon62.5%
  • FairyFairy62.5%
  • FlyingFlying62.5%
  • GrassGrass62.5%
  • NormalNormal62.5%
  • PsychicPsychic62.5%
  • Alolan Sandshrew takes increased damage from Fighting, Fire, and Ground type moves.
  • Alolan Sandshrew takes reduced damage from Ice, Poison, Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Normal, and Psychic type moves.
  • Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Alolan Sandshrew's best moveset

Moves

Alolan Sandshrew's best moveset is Metal Claw and Blizzard, with 8.74 DPS (damage per second) and 132.7 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Snow weather.

Best Alolan Sandshrew moves
DPS8.74
TDO132.69
Score10.6
Weather Boost
  • snow

Alolan Sandshrew moves comparison

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.SteelMetal Claw IceBlizzard 8.74132.710.6
      2.SteelMetal Claw SteelGyro Ball 8.05122.39.8
      3.IcePowder Snow IceBlizzard 7.60115.59.2
      4.IcePowder Snow SteelGyro Ball 7.19109.28.7
      5.SteelMetal Claw DarkNight Slash 7.15108.68.7
      6.IcePowder Snow DarkNight Slash 6.1793.77.5

      Fast Attacks

      • SteelMetal ClawDamage8Energy7Duration0.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Metal Claw
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage8
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration0.7s
        Damage window0.4s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy6

        Effects
        Metal Claw has no special effects.
        See Metal Claw details page ↗
      • IcePowder SnowDamage6Energy15Duration1.0s
        Toggle more information for move: Powder Snow
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • GroundGround
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • IceIce
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage6
        Energy15
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration1.0s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy8

        Effects
        Powder Snow has no special effects.
        See Powder Snow details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • IceBlizzardDamage130Energy100Duration3.1s
        Toggle more information for move: Blizzard
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • GroundGround
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • IceIce
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage130
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration3.1s
        Damage window1.5s - 2.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage140
        Energy75

        Effects
        Blizzard has no special effects.
        See Blizzard details page ↗
      • DarkNight SlashDamage50Energy33Duration2.2s
        Toggle more information for move: Night Slash
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage50
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration2.2s
        Damage window1.3s - 2.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage50
        Energy35

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Night Slash has a 12.5% chance to:

        • Increase User's Attack by 50.0%
        See Night Slash details page ↗
      • SteelGyro BallDamage80Energy50Duration3.3s
        Toggle more information for move: Gyro Ball
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration3.3s
        Damage window3.0s - 3.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy60

        Effects
        Gyro Ball has no special effects.
        See Gyro Ball details page ↗
      Pokédex informationMore information

      The following chart shows Alolan Sandshrew's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Alolan Sandshrew's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      If you are unable to get Alolan Sandshrew with its best moveset, we recommend to use Metal Claw/Gyro Ball. You will lose around 7.8% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Alolan Sandshrew's strongest moveset (Metal Claw/Blizzard).

      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Alolan Sandshrew has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Alolan Sandshrew in Trainer Battles

      Alolan Sandshrew in Trainer Battles

      Little Cup

      Little Cup icon

      The best moves for Alolan Sandshrew in the Little Cup are Powder Snow, Night Slash, and Blizzard.

      Great League

      Great League League icon

      The best moves for Alolan Sandshrew in the Great League are Powder Snow, Night Slash, and Blizzard.

      Alolan Sandshrew Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Alolan Sandshrew's has 1462 max CP (at Level 50). A Alolan Sandshrew obtained from Raids can be encountered from 688 CP to 739 CP, or if weather boosted, in the 860 CP to 924 CP range. In Field and Special Research, Alolan Sandshrew can be found in the 516 CP to 554 CP range.

      Max CPMax CP1462 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch516 CP - 554 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs688 CP - 739 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids688 CP - 739 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • snowSnow
      860 CP - 924 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Alolan Sandshrew Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Alolan Sandshrew Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      118 CP257 CP396 CP
      4135 CP5174 CP6213 CP
      7252 CP8291 CP9330 CP
      10369 CP11406 CP12443 CP
      13480 CP14517 CP15554 CP
      16591 CP17628 CP18665 CP
      19702 CP20739 CP21776 CP
      22813 CP23850 CP24887 CP
      25924 CP26961 CP27997 CP
      281034 CP291071 CP301108 CP
      311127 CP321145 CP331164 CP
      341182 CP351201 CP361219 CP
      371238 CP381256 CP391275 CP
      401293 CP411310 CP421326 CP
      431343 CP441359 CP451376 CP
      461393 CP471410 CP481427 CP
      491445 CP501462 CP

      Alolan Sandshrew evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Thumbnail image of Alolan SandshrewAlolan Sandshrew
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Thumbnail image of Alolan SandslashAlolan Sandslash
      • Alolan Sandshrew evolves into Alolan Sandslash which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Alolan Sandshrew

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Alolan Sandshrew's Ice and Steel-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Alolan Sandshrew.

      Ice
      Steel
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, and Mega Rayquaza
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Mega Rayquaza boosts Flying-, Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Alolan Sandshrew Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Alolan Sandshrew in Pokémon GO is 55.65%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 87.43% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 95.54%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -55.65%60.75%70.47%77.78%
                Curve74.90%79.60%87.43%92.25%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -70.47%75.41%83.95%89.53%
                Curve87.43%90.79%95.54%97.84%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 76.86%81.42%88.87%93.33%
                Curve91.69%94.28%97.61%99.00%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 86.90%90.35%95.26%97.67%
                Curve96.84%98.12%99.44%99.83%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Alolan Sandshrew, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

                To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

                Catch rate formula

                Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

                • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
                • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

                There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

                Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

                Catch rate multipliers

                The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

                MultiplierAmount
                Razz Berry1.5
                Silver Pinap Berry1.8
                Golden Razz Berry2.5
                Curveball1.7
                Nice Throw1.15
                Great Throw1.5
                Excellent Throw1.85
                PokéBall1.0
                Premier Ball1.0
                Great Ball1.5
                Ultra Ball2.0
                Bronze medal1.1
                Silver medal1.2
                Gold medal1.3

                List of Alolan Sandshrew costumes

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                A list of Alolan Sandshrew costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Alolan Sandshrew high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

                A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Alolan Sandshrew. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

                No home sprites available

                Wallpaper

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                Alolan Sandshrew Pokédex entries

                Kanto
                VersionsPokédex entry
                Red, BlueBurrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
                YellowIts body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
                GoldIf it fell from a great height, this POKéMON could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
                SilverDisliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
                CrystalIt prefers dry, sandy places because it uses the sand to protect itself when threatened.
                RubySANDSHREW’s body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This POKéMON curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
                SapphireSANDSHREW has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The POKéMON can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.
                EmeraldWhen it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce off harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough and solid as a result of living in the desert.
                FireRedIt burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
                LeafGreenBurrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for prey.
                Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, WhiteTo protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
                HeartGoldIf it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
                SoulSilverDisliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
                Black 2, White 2It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
                XIt burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
                YDisliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
                Omega RubySandshrew’s body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
                Alpha SapphireSandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.
                SunIt can roll its body into a ball. It moves through the desert by rolling at high speeds.
                MoonIt usually makes its home in deserts and arid zones, where rain does not fall. It digs holes to catch Bug-type Pokémon.
                Ultra SunIt lives in areas of limited rainfall. When danger approaches, it curls up into a ball to protect its soft stomach.
                Ultra MoonWhen its skin gets wrinkled from moisture, it heads for a volcano. It lies flat on a spot with a lot of geothermal heat and dries itself out.
                Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
                SwordIt loves to bathe in the grit of dry, sandy areas. By sand bathing, the Pokémon rids itself of dirt and moisture clinging to its body.
                ShieldIt burrows into the ground to create its nest. If hard stones impede its tunneling, it uses its sharp claws to shatter them and then carries on digging.