Competitive Information for Sandshrew [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Sandshrew sandshrew
Base Stats for Sandshrew

Ground


Evolutions / Family:
Sandshrew
Sandslash

Weakness Chart for Ground-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
0x
  
  
  
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Sandshrew? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Sandshrew is popular Ground-typed Pokemon. Sandshrew is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Sandshrew is weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Sandshrew
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Dig
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Rock Slide
- Seismic Toss

Physical Sweeper Sandshrew (Retro)

Sandshrew is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. First generation Pokemon had alot of struggles to deal with. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move that deals a serious amount of damage.
Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
Seismic Toss is a physical 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Sandshrew's level. can hit ghost types).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
100
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
No additional effect.
Fissure
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
20% chance to poison the target.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
No additional effect.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Seismic Toss
??
100%
20
Damage = user's level. Can hit Ghost types.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Sandshrew can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Sandshrew

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