Shadow Sandshrew

Shadow Sandshrew has a Max CP of 1426 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Sunny weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Shadow Sandshrew is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Sandshrew is a Ground-type Pokémon. Shadow Sandshrew is weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Poison, Rock, and Electric-type moves.

Stats

Max CP1426 CP
Attack126 ATK
Defense120 DEF
Stamina137 STA
Weather Boost
  • sunnySunny
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#27
Height0.6 m
Weight12 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

Shadow Sandshrew type chart

Takes increased damage
GrassGrass160.0%
IceIce160.0%
WaterWater160.0%
Takes decreased damage
ElectricElectric39.1%
PoisonPoison62.5%
RockRock62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Shadow Sandshrew's best moves and move sets

Moves

Shadow Sandshrew's best Pokémon GO moveset is Scratch and Rock Slide, with 9.09 DPS (damage per second) and 107.9 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Partly Cloudy weather.

Best Shadow Sandshrew moves
DPS9.09
TDO107.93
Score10.5
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudy
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Sandshrew with its best moveset, we recommend to use Scratch/Dig. You will lose around 1.0% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Sandshrew's strongest moveset (Scratch/Rock Slide).

Shadow Sandshrew moves comparison

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

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.NormalScratch RockRock Slide 9.09107.910.5
      2.NormalScratch GroundDig 9.00106.810.4
      3.GroundMud Shot RockRock Slide 8.87105.210.2
      4.GroundMud Shot GroundDig 8.82104.710.2
      5.NormalScratch RockRock Tomb *7.9794.69.2
      6.GroundMud Shot RockRock Tomb *7.5789.88.7
      7.NormalScratch GroundSand Tomb 7.4388.18.6
      8.GroundMud Shot GroundSand Tomb 7.1384.78.2
      9.NormalScratch NormalFrustration 5.0560.05.8
      10.GroundMud Shot NormalFrustration 4.1749.54.8

      Fast Attacks

      • GroundMud Shot5Damage7Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Mud Shot
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration0.6s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy9

        Effects
        Mud Shot has no special effects.
        See Mud Shot details page ↗
      • NormalScratch6Damage4Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Scratch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage6
        Energy4
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage4
        Energy2

        Effects
        Scratch has no special effects.
        See Scratch details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • GroundDig100Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Dig
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage100
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration4.7s
        Damage window2.8s - 4.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50

        Effects
        Dig has no special effects.
        See Dig details page ↗
      • RockRock Tomb *70Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Rock Tomb
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • BugBug
          • FireFire
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • GroundGround
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window2.3s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy60

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Rock Tomb has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
        See Rock Tomb details page ↗
      • RockRock Slide80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Rock Slide
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • BugBug
          • FireFire
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • GroundGround
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.7s
        Damage window1.5s - 2.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage75
        Energy45

        Effects
        Rock Slide has no special effects.
        See Rock Slide details page ↗
      • GroundSand Tomb60Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Sand Tomb
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage60
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration4.0s
        Damage window1.7s - 4.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage25
        Energy40

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Sand Tomb has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Sand Tomb details page ↗
      • NormalFrustration10Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy70

        Effects
        Frustration has no special effects.
        See Frustration details page ↗
      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 Shadow Sandshrew has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Sandshrew Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Sandshrew's Max CP is at Level 50. Shadow Sandshrew Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP1426 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch503 CP - 540 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs670 CP - 720 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids632 CP - 720 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • sunnySunny
      790 CP - 901 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 6/6/6 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.

      Shadow Sandshrew Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      117 CP255 CP394 CP
      4132 CP5170 CP6208 CP
      7246 CP8284 CP9322 CP
      10360 CP11396 CP12432 CP
      13468 CP14504 CP15540 CP
      16576 CP17612 CP18648 CP
      19684 CP20720 CP21756 CP
      22792 CP23828 CP24865 CP
      25901 CP26937 CP27973 CP
      281009 CP291045 CP301081 CP
      311099 CP321117 CP331135 CP
      341153 CP351171 CP361189 CP
      371207 CP381225 CP391243 CP
      401261 CP411277 CP421293 CP
      431309 CP441326 CP451342 CP
      461359 CP471375 CP481392 CP
      491409 CP501426 CP

      Shadow Sandshrew evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SandshrewShadow Sandshrew
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SandslashShadow Sandslash
      • Shadow Sandshrew evolves into Shadow Sandslash which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Sandshrew

      Photobomb

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

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega Steelix
      SteelGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
      GroundFire
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega Garchomp
      DragonGround
      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 and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Shadow Sandshrew Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow 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 Shadow 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 Shadow Sandshrew costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Shadow Sandshrew costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Shadow Sandshrew high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

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

              Shadow 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.