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 Sandshrew in the Anime
 
National Pokedex No: #027 
Species: Mouse Pokemon 
Type: Ground 
Ability: Sand Veil 
Hidden Ability: Sand Rush 
Height: 2'00" 
Weight: 26.5 lbs
Found In: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn  
Locations: 
                    Routes 4, 11, and 23 (Blue only) 
                    Routes 3, and 4, Mt. Moon (Yellow
                    Routes 4, and 32, Union Cave, Mt. Moon (Gold
                    Goldenrod Game Corner (Silver
                    Routes 3, and 4, Union Cave, Mt. Moon (Crystal
                    Routes 111, and 113 (Ruby and Sapphire
                    Routes 111, and 113, Mirage Tower (Emerald
                    Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 22, and 23 (LeafGreen
                    Union Cave, Mt. Moon and Safari Zone (HeartGold
                    Goldenrod Game Corner and Safari Zone (SoulSilver
                    Breed Sandslash (Black and White)
Evolves at: Level 22 
  
 
They can be found in dry and arid areas to get away from water.They live underground most of the time, in deep burrows. 
 
They burrow deep underground in hot, dry places. When Sandshrew uses Sand Attack, enemies have a hard time fighting back. Sandshrew make great pets if you live near a desert, but they are also tough to train because most of them are picky eaters.
 
 

Evolutionary Chain 

 
Sandshrew (Level 22) --> Sandslash 
  
 
 

Type Effectiveness

 
Weak to: Water, Grass and Ice 
 
Resistant Against: Poison and Rock 
 
Unaffected by: Electric 
 
Damaged Normally by: Normal, Flying, Fighting, Fire, Ground, Steel, Bug, Ghost, Psychic, Dark and Dragon 
 
 
 

Pokedex Entries

   
 Sandshrew using Fissure on the Anime
  • Red/Blue: Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.

  • Yellow: Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.

  • Gold: If it fell from a great hight, this Pokemon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.

  • Silver: Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.

  • Crystal: It prefers dry, sandy places because it uses the sand to protect itself when threatened.

  • Ruby: Sandshrew's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokemon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.

  • Sapphire: Sandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokemon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.

  • Emerald: When it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough and hard as a result of living in the desert.

  • FireRed: It burrows and live underground. If threatened, it curls itself into a ball for protection.

  • LeafGreen: Burrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.

  • Diamond/Pearl/Platinum: To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.

  • HeartGold: If it fell from a great hight, this Pokemon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.

  • SoulSilver: Disliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.

  • Black/White: To protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
 
 

Notes 

 
  • Sandshrew is one of the version exclusive Pokemon in the Kanto games (Pokemon Red and Blue).
 
 

Trivia 

 
  • Sandshrew is the first Ground type Pokemon to appear in the National Pokedex.
  • Sandshrew, Sandslash, Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu and Raichu all share the same species name (Mouse Pokemon).

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