Competitive Information for Sandshrew [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Sandshrew? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Sandshrew is a remarkable Ground-typed Pokemon. Sandshrew is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Sandshrew is weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide
- Seismic Toss
Physical Sweeper Sandshrew (Retro)
Sandshrew is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Sandshrew is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Sandshrew from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Sandshrew's level).
Wondering what moves can Sandshrew learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Sandshrew can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Sandshrew
- Moves: Defense curl + Rollout
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Sandshrew that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Gold/Silver moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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