Body Type Pangolin
Abilities Sand Veil, Sand Rush (Hidden)
Episode First Shown in Pokemon! I Choose You!
First Known Owner AJ
First Game Appeared in
Type Ground

Ice/Steel (Alola Region)

National Dex Number 027

Sandshrew is the Mouse Pokemon. It evolves into Sandslash starting at level 22.      


Sandshrew has the appearance of a mouse made out of yellow bricks. It has large, bulby blue eyes and pokey ears. It's a very small Pokemon, with a tan underbelly. It has two claws on it's feet, and three on it's hands.

Alolan FormEdit


Alolan Sandshrew

In the Alola region, Sandshrew migrated to snowy mountains due to the volcanic activity near the desert areas. Its body is a light, icy blue and with a cream-colored belly and muzzle. Its head now resembles an igloo. Thicker plates form a dome around its head and its ears resemble an igloo's entrances. In adapting to this cold climate, its body became larger and heavier with a shell of ice covering its hide. The steel-like covering grants it extra defense, but it is unable to curl into a ball like its desert counterpart. Alolan Sandshrew's claws allow it to move without slipping on icy surfaces, but it slides on its stomach when it needs to move quickly.


Zach's Kanto JourneyEdit

Mark's Sandshrew first appeared in Bug Spray, Anybody?

Adventures In KantoEdit

A girl with a Sandshrew appeared in A New Member of The Team.

Pokémon TalesEdit

Danny's Journey Edit

  • Richard befriended and captured a Sandshrew in 'Gaining new Experiences'.

The New Adventures Of Pokemon Trainer Red Edit


  • Scratch
  • Defense Curl
  • Sand Attack
  • Poison Sting
  • Rollout
  • Rapid Spin
  • Swift
  • Fury Cutter
  • Magnitude
  • Fury Swipes
  • Sand Tomb
  • Slash
  • Dig
  • Gyro Ball
  • Swords Dance
  • Sandstorm
  • Earth Quake