0028 Sandslash

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    78.2
  • Main moves:
    Mud Shot, Night Slash*, Scorching Sands
  • Type
    GROUND
  • Level:
    22-25.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 24 0/14/15CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    120.4
  • Defense:
    121
  • Stamina:
    126
  • Overall:
    1838

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Low Fast Move Pressure
    Deals low Fast Move damage. It may struggle to bring down weakened opponents.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastMud Shot4.51.82Fast Charge
2FastMetal Claw32.52Low Quality
3ChargedNight Slash*12.5% chance +2 Atk self35501.434 - 4 - 4 - 4Boost Spam/Bait
4ChargedScorching Sands30% chance -1 Atk opponent50961.926 - 6 - 5 - 6High Energy Debuff
5ChargedRock Tomb100% chance -1 Atk opponent60701.177 - 7 - 6 - 7High Energy Debuff
6ChargedReturn†701301.868 - 8 - 8 - 8Neutral Nuke
7ChargedEarthquake651322.038 - 7 - 7 - 7Nuke
8ChargedBulldoze60961.67 - 7 - 6 - 7High Energy
Weaknesses
grass
x1.6
ice
x1.6
water
x1.6
Resistances
electric
x0.39
rock
x0.625
poison
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Sandslash is a Ground Pokémon which evolves from Sandshrew. It is vulnerable to Water, Grass and Ice moves. Sandslash's strongest moveset is Mud Shot & Earthquake and it has a Max CP of 2,374.

About

"Sandslash's body is covered by tough spikes, which are hardened sections of its hide. Once a year, the old spikes fall out, to be replaced with new spikes that grow out from beneath the old ones."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Mud Shot + Scorching Sands 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.

Scorching Sands 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. Earthquake has the advantage of hitting very hard if not shielded, but its DPS (Damage per Energy) isn't too far above Scorching Sands, which has lower energy cost as well.

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.

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