Original Japanese name: Sando (Sand)

Type: Ground

Species: Mouse

Height: 2'

Weight: 26.5lbs

Evolution: Evolves into Sandslash

Disliking water, Sandshrew prefers dry, sandy places because it uses the sand to protect itself when threatened. It burrows and lives underground in areas with minimal rainfall, and only emerges to hunt for food. Its hide has turned dry and tough as a result of living in the desert. Its body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in arid locations. When it gets cold at night, the hide is said to become coated with a fine dew. In order to protect itself from enemies, this pokemon can instantly roll itself into a ball that makes any attack bounce off harmlessly. Also, if it fell from a great height, it could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing. When hunting, it hides at the lip of its burrow. If prey comes close, it lunges out and drags in the prey instantly. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.

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