Shadow Alolan Sandslash (2024)

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Movesets

Type Chart

Min/Max CP

Click for Alolan Sandslash

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (1)

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (2)

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Pokemon Ratings

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (3)PvE Attacker Rating2/ 5

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (4)Great League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (5)Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (6)Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

Ice

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (7)

Steel

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (8)

Type

55.00 kgWeight

1.20 mHeight

Pokemon Max CP

Level 50: 2,750

Level 40: 2,432

Level 25: 1,737(Raid + Weather)

Level 20: 1,390(Raid)

Level 15: 1,042(Research Tasks)

ATK177

DEF195

STA181

PVE Movesets Grades

QuickChargeATKDEF
Metal Claw
Bulldoze

X

B

Powder Snow
Gyro Ball

X

B-

Powder Snow
Bulldoze

X

B

Powder Snow
Blizzard

A

X

Metal Claw
Ice Punch

B

A

Powder Snow
Ice Punch

A-

A

Shadow Claw*
Blizzard

B

X

Shadow Claw*
Ice Punch

B-

A

Shadow Claw*
Bulldoze

X

B

Powder Snow
Drill Run

C

B

Metal Claw
Drill Run

C

B

Shadow Claw*
Drill Run

A

C

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • You really wantPowder Snowin tandem withBlizzard.
  • Shadow Clawhas no use for offense.
  • Ice Punchis inferior, but at least it gets STAB.
  • Metal ClawwithGyro Ballis a Steel moveset, but why?
  • With no STAB, don't even think aboutBulldozeorDrill Runfor offense.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Shadow Clawis recommended for defense since it's less likely to be resisted by attackers.
  • Powder Snow's high energy gaingives Alolan Sandslashbetter odds to use a charged move.
  • Metal Clawdoesn't have a valuable typing against attackers.
  • Ice Punchsports the earliest damage window and is also the most accessible as a 3-bar move.
  • Drill Runhas great counter-coverage and comes out reasonably often
  • BulldozeandGyro Ballare ridiculously slow
  • With double weaknesses to Fire and Fighting, good luck usingBlizzardbefore fainting.

PVE Overview

The Shadow boost still doesn't quite put Alolan Sandslash on a par with its competition. It's sadly still not really worth the high investment needed to raise one.

PVP Movesets Grades

QuickChargeATK
Powder Snow
Ice Punch
Drill Run

A-

Shadow Claw*
Ice Punch
Drill Run

A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Shadow Claw* + Ice Punch and Drill Run

Powder Snowand Shadow Claw are identical in performance against neutral opponents, and thus both are viable. The latter is less likely to be resisted and provides coverage, so it is often the preferred choice.. It is recommended to have multiple Alolan Sandslash with both Fast Moves to avoid using rare Elite TMs.

The move rebalance on September 27, 2019 gave Alolan Sandslash the much needed Ice Punch, which is mandatory due to its low energy cost compared to A-Sandslash's other options. Benefiting from STAB, this is its main charge move and also acts as a shield bait.

Starting in June 1 2023, Alolan Sandslash gained access to Drill Run. It provides nearly perfect coverage when combined with Ice Punch, and is a much better move than Bulldoze.

Gyro Ball is amongst one of the worst moves in PvP, and Alolan Sandslash should not use it despite receiving STAB. Blizzard can pull off surprise KOes, but is far less consistent than Ice Punch due to its extreme cost.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 4 / 5

Alolan Sandslash is somewhat of a specialized corebreaker in the Great League thanks to its wide coverage and solid resistances. Out of all the meta Ice-type options with Ground coverage (Dewgong, Walrein, and itself), Alolan Sandslash fares the best against tanks such as Lanturn, Bastiodon, and Registeel. However, it is also the least safe option due to possessing two double weaknesses. The omnipresent Medicham gives Alolan Sandslash a run for its money.

Ultra League: 3.5 / 5

XL Candy is required to optimize IVs for Ultra League. While it doesn't have the best matchups compared to other options, it can still beat down major threats like Giratina and Cresselia. Two double weaknesses and a lack of coverage against popular Water-types such asSwampert are still major issues. The addition of Drill Run gives Alolan Sandslash a much better matchup against Steel-type Pokemon, but it now has to contend with Cobalion, who can effortlessly dispatch Alolan Sandslash with its Fighting-type Attacks.

Master League: 0/ 5

Alolan Sandslash doesn't have the stats compete well in Master League. Whatever it can do here, other Ice-type pokemon can do better.

Fast Moves

8

Metal Claw

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (39)

More Info

Steel

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (40)

1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (41)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (42)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (43)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (44)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (45)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (46)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (47)

0.7 secs

CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS

0.70

0.20

10.00

11.43

14.29

6

Powder Snow

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (48)

More Info

Ice

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (49)

1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (50)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (51)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (52)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (53)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (54)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (55)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (56)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (57)

0.7 secs

CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS

1.00

0.15

15.00

6.00

7.50

Elite Fast Moves

9

Shadow Claw

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (58)

More Info

Ghost

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (59)

1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (60)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (61)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (62)
.51x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (63)

0.7 secs

CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS

0.70

0.25

8.57

12.86

16.07

Charge Moves

130

Blizzard1 Energy

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (65)

More Info

Ice

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (66)

1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (67)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (68)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (69)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (70)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (71)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (72)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (73)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (74)

0.7 secs

CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS

3.10

1.40

0.00

1.30

41.94

52.42

54.52

80

Gyro Ball2 Energy

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (76)

More Info

Steel

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (77)

1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (78)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (79)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (80)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (81)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (82)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (83)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (84)

0.7 secs

CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS

3.30

0.50

0.00

1.60

24.24

30.30

38.79

80

Bulldoze2 Energy

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (86)Shadow Alolan Sandslash (87)

More Info

Ground

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (88)

1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (89)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (90)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (91)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (92)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (93)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (94)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (95)
.51x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (96)

0.7 secs

CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS

3.50

0.50

0.00

1.60

22.86

28.57

36.57

50

Ice Punch3 Energy

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (98)

More Info

Ice

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (99)

1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (100)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (101)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (102)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (103)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (104)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (105)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (106)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (107)

0.7 secs

CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS

1.90

0.30

0.00

1.52

26.32

32.89

39.87

80

Drill Run2 Energy

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (109)Shadow Alolan Sandslash (110)

More Info

Ground

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (111)

1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (112)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (113)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (114)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (115)
1.6x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (116)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (117)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (118)
.51x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (119)

0.7 secs

CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS

2.80

0.90

0.00

1.60

28.57

35.71

45.71

Exclusive Charge Moves

10

Frustration3 Energy

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (121)

More Info

Normal

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (122)

.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (123)
.714x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (124)
.51x DamageVSShadow Alolan Sandslash (125)

0.7 secs

CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS

2.00

0.80

0.00

0.30

5.00

6.25

1.52

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy60
Stardust60,000

Other

Female Ratio50.0 %
Male Ratio50.0 %
Flee Rate6.0 %
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (126)256% damage
Shadow Alolan Sandslash (127)256% damage
Shadow Alolan Sandslash (128)160% damage

Resistant

Shadow Alolan Sandslash (129)62.5% damage
Shadow Alolan Sandslash (130)62.5% damage
Shadow Alolan Sandslash (131)62.5% damage
Shadow Alolan Sandslash (132)62.5% damage
Shadow Alolan Sandslash (133)62.5% damage
Shadow Alolan Sandslash (134)39.1% damage
Shadow Alolan Sandslash (135)62.5% damage
Shadow Alolan Sandslash (136)39.1% damage
Shadow Alolan Sandslash (137)62.5% damage

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Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012934
2001.56071
200292107
2002.5123144
4003154181
4003.5186218
4004217254
4004.5248291
6005280328
6005.5311364
6006342401
6006.5374438
8007405475
8007.5436511
8008468548
8008.5499585
10009530621
10009.5562658
100010593695
100010.5623730
130011652764
130011.5682799
130012712834
130012.5741869
160013771903
160013.5801938
160014830973
160014.58601008
1900158901042
190015.59191077
1900169491112
190016.59791146
22001710081181
220017.510381216
22001810681251
220018.510971285
25001911271320
250019.511571355
25002011861390
250020.512161424
30002112461459
300021.512751494
30002213051529
300022.513351564
35002313641598
350023.513941633
35002414241668
350024.514531703
40002514831737
400025.515131772
40002615421807
400026.515721842
45002716021876
450027.516311911
45002816611946
450028.516911981
50002917202015
500029.517502050
50003017802085
500030.517952102
60003118092120
600031.518242137
60003218392154
600032.518542172
70003318692189
700033.518842207
70003418982224
700034.519132241
80003519282259
800035.519432276
80003619582293
800036.519732311
90003719872328
900037.520022346
90003820172363
900038.520322380
100003920472398
1000039.520622415
100004020762432

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