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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

29.50 kg Weight
1.00 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 2,684
Level 40: 2,374
Level 25: 1,696 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 1,356 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,017 (Research Tasks)
ATK 182
DEF 175
STA 181

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Mud Shot is superior to Metal Claw for STAB and general type effectiveness.

  • Bulldoze is slightly superior to Earthquake for weave DPS, but both are optimal for Sandslash.

  • Rock Tomb is a poor move in itself and lacks STAB or synergy with Sandslash’s Fast Moves.
  • Night Slash has no offensive use. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Metal Claw has slightly better defensive DPS than Mud Shot.

  • All of Sandslash’s charge moves are easily reactable, but Rock Tomb at least has coverage against some Sandslash counters.

  • Night Slash can be spammed frequently on defense, and is less likely to be resisted by Grass, Water, or Ice Pokemon. 

  • Bulldoze is superior to Earthquake for the lower energy cost.

PVE Overview

Even with the shadow boost, Sandslash just doesn't do much on offense. Better to find another Ground Type.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Mud Shot + Earthquake and Rock Tomb or Night Slash*

Mud Shot is Sandslash's best fast move by far. While its damage output is far from impressive, its incredible energy generation gives it the best chance of leveraging its expensive Charged Moves.

Earthquake and Rock Tomb combine to maximize Sandslash's coverage, and while Rock Tomb isn't a very good move, it's at least better than Bulldoze. The addition of Night Slash following the Sandshrew Community Day in March 2022 is an interesting but somewhat unimpressive one. Dark-type coverage doesn't solve Sandslash's problems, but at least its low energy cost enables faster shield pressure and baiting. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 1 / 5

Sandslash? More like Sadslash. Heavily outclassed by other Ground-types (especially Galarian Stunfisk, which has access to Rock Slide over Rock Tomb), Sandslash just isn't worth using. Its new Community Day move Night Slash makes it easier to pressure shields, but isn't enough for Sandslash to challenge most of the meta. 

Ultra League: 1 / 5

Same story as above, but add even more relevant Pokémon that can do the same thing.

Master League: 0 / 5

Sandslash is basically a harmless, infant version of Groudon in the Master League.

Fast Moves

8
More Info

Steel

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.70
0.20
10.00
11.43
14.29
5
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Ground

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.20
11.67
8.33
10.42

Charge Moves

80
More Info

Ground

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.50
0.50
0.00
1.60
22.86
28.57
36.57
140
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Ground

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.40
38.89
48.61
54.44
70
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Rock

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
0.75
0.00
1.40
21.88
27.34
30.63

Elite Charge Moves

50
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Dark

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.70
0.00
1.52
22.73
28.41
34.44

Exclusive Charge Moves

10
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.00
0.80
0.00
0.30
5.00
6.25
1.52

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 60
Stardust 60,000

Purification Cost

Candy 3
Stardust 3000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 6.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012833
2001.55969
200289105
2002.5120141
4003150176
4003.5181212
4004211248
4004.5242284
6005272320
6005.5303356
6006333391
6006.5364427
8007395463
8007.5425499
8008456535
8008.5486571
10009517606
10009.5547642
100010578678
100010.5607712
130011635746
130011.5664780
130012693814
130012.5722848
160013751882
160013.5780915
160014809949
160014.5838983
1900158671017
190015.58951051
1900169241085
190016.59531119
2200179821153
220017.510111187
22001810401221
220018.510691255
25001910981288
250019.511271322
25002011561356
250020.511841390
30002112131424
300021.512421458
30002212711492
300022.513001526
35002313291560
350023.513581594
35002413871628
350024.514161662
40002514451696
400025.514741729
40002615021763
400026.515311797
45002715601831
450027.515891865
45002816181899
450028.516471933
50002916761967
500029.517052001
50003017342035
500030.517482052
60003117632069
600031.517772086
60003217912103
600032.518062120
70003318202137
700033.518352154
70003418492170
700034.518642187
80003518782204
800035.518932221
80003619072238
800036.519212255
90003719362272
900037.519502289
90003819652306
900038.519792323
100003919942340
1000039.520082357
100004020232374
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