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 phenomenal 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: Soft Sand
- Earthquake / Dig
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide / Rollout
- Seismic Toss / Rock Smash
Physical Sweeper Sandshrew (Retro)
Sandshrew is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
♦ 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).
♦ Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Sandshrew's level).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
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
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Dynamic Punch
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Sandshrew's EVs for Gold/Silver
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