Sandshrew (Japanese: サンド Sand) is a Ground-type Pokémon. It evolves into Sandslash.


IL001: Pokémon, I Choose You!Edit

Ash Ketchum and Pikachu passed three Sandshrew when fleeing from a flock of Spearow.

IL006: Clefairy and the Moon StoneEdit

An ailing Sandshrew is seen briefly near the beginning of Clefairy and the Moon Stone. It was seen lying down, which Seymour described as it "drying out" because of the significant increase of light sources inside Mt. Moon.

A.J.'s SandshrewEdit

Sandshrew was first featured in The Path to the Pokémon League. It was owned by a Pokémon Trainer named A.J.. Despite A.J.'s seemly barbaric training methods (e.g. using a whip, training in a pool), it was very loyal to him.

Mira's SandshrewEdit

Mira enlisted Ash and his friends to help her retrieve her Sandshrew that was lost at the bottom of an artificial lake created by a dammed river in Sandshrew's Locker!.


A Sandshrew appeared in Electric Shock Showdown under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer.

A Sandshrew also appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash.

A Sandshrew was seen in a Pokémon Center in Sparks Fly for Magnemite.

A Sandshrew appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

A Sandshrew appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

A Sandshrew was among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

A Sandshrew belonging to an unnamed Trainer, was brought to the Pokémon Center in The Lost Lapras.

A Sandshrew under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer was treated by Nurse Joy in The Joy of Pokémon.

Sandshrew also appeared in The Power of One.

Sandshrew made an appearance in Tanks a Lot!.

Multiple Sandshrew also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Sandshrew was one of the Pokémon that played Hide-n-Seek in Pikachu's PikaBoo. Sandshrew hid in front of a brick wall.

A Sandshrew was seen in the wild in The Legend of Thunder!.

Two Sandshrew were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Oak Corral.

A Sandshrew was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Sandshrew appeared under the possession of a Coordinator in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

A Sandshrew appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew living in the Tree of Beginning. Also, one appeared in the opening of the movie.

It also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One.

A Sandshrew made a brief cameo along with a Sandslash in Destiny Deoxys and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Sandshrew appeared in Camping It Up!.

A Sandshrew was also seen at the Shelter Town's Pokémon Center in Battling a Cute Drama!.

Multiple Sandshrew made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Pokédex entriesEdit

20px Sandshrew, the Mouse Pokémon. Sandshrew hates moisture and lives in holes it digs in dry places. It protects itself by curling into a ball. 20px
Dawn's Pokédex in Sandshrew's Locker.