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Sand-Attack

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Ground - 100% 15 0 - Single non-user

Description

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead redirect this move back to the user.

Competitive Use

The effect of Sand-Attack is not particularly useful in most competitive matches because reducing the foe's accuracy is not a reliable strategy, as the opponent can simply switch out to negate the effect. The majority of players would prefer to incapacitate a foe completely (inducing sleep, for example) or simply use a set-up move.

Related Moves

Flash is a Normal-type equivalent.

Kinesis is a Psychic-type equivalent.

SmokeScreen is a Normal-type equivalent.

Mud-Slap deals damage along with lowering the opponent's accuracy one stage.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aipom Normal LC Run Away / Pickup / Skill Link 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Ambipom Normal UU Technician / Pickup / Skill Link 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Ampharos Electric NU Static / Plus 90 75 75 115 90 55 500
Anorith Rock / Bug LC Battle Armor / Swift Swim 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
Armaldo Rock / Bug NU Battle Armor / Swift Swim 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Blitzle Electric LC Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
Cacnea Grass LC Sand Veil / Water Absorb 50 85 40 85 40 35 335
Cacturne Grass / Dark NU Sand Veil / Water Absorb 70 115 60 115 60 55 475
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Crustle Bug / Rock RU Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 95 125 65 75 45 475
Deerling Normal / Grass LC Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
Diglett Ground LC Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 10 55 25 35 45 95 265
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Dugtrio Ground OU Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
Durant Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Hustle / Truant 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
Dwebble Bug / Rock LC Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Eevee Normal LC Run Away / Adaptability / Anticipation 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
Espeon Psychic OU Synchronize / Magic Bounce 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
Farfetch'd Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Inner Focus / Defiant 52 65 55 58 62 60 352
Flareon Fire NU Flash Fire / Guts 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
Flygon Ground / Dragon UU Levitate / Levitate 80 100 80 80 80 100 520
Gabite Dragon / Ground NU Sand Veil / Rough Skin 68 90 65 50 55 82 410
Garbodor Poison NU Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Garchomp Dragon / Ground OU Sand Veil / Rough Skin 108 130 95 80 85 102 600
Gible Dragon / Ground LC Sand Veil / Rough Skin 58 70 45 40 45 42 300
Gigalith Rock NU Sturdy / Sand Force 85 135 130 60 70 25 505
Glaceon Ice NU Snow Cloak / Ice Body 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
Glameow Normal LC Limber / Own Tempo / Keen Eye 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
Gligar Ground / Flying UU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Immunity 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground / Flying OU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Poison Heal 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
Hariyama Fighting RU Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Hippopotas Ground LC Sand Stream / Sand Force 68 72 78 38 42 32 330
Hippowdon Ground OU Sand Stream / Sand Force 108 112 118 68 72 47 525
Jolteon Electric OU Volt Absorb / Quick Feet 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
Kabuto Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Krookodile Ground / Dark UU Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 95 117 70 65 70 92 509
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Lillipup Normal LC Vital Spirit / Pickup / Run Away 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
Linoone Normal NU Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
Makuhita Fighting LC Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Mareep Electric LC Static / Plus 55 40 40 65 45 35 280
Mightyena Dark NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Moxie 70 90 70 60 60 70 420
Nincada Bug / Ground LC Compoundeyes / Run Away 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
Ninjask Bug / Flying NU Speed Boost / Infiltrator 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
Patrat Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Analytic 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
Pidgeot Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 83 80 75 70 70 91 469
Pidgey Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
Poochyena Dark LC Run Away / Quick Feet / Rattled 35 55 35 30 30 35 220
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Purugly Normal NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Defiant 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
Roggenrola Rock LC Sturdy / Sand Force 55 75 85 25 25 15 280
Sandile Ground / Dark LC Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
Sandshrew Ground LC Sand Veil / Sand Rush 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
Sandslash Ground RU Sand Veil / Sand Rush 75 100 110 45 55 65 450
Sawsbuck Normal / Grass NU Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 80 100 70 60 70 95 475
Scrafty Dark / Fighting UU Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 65 90 115 45 115 58 488
Scraggy Dark / Fighting LC Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 50 75 70 35 70 48 348
Shedinja Bug / Ghost NU Wonder Guard / Wonder Guard 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Stantler Normal NU Intimidate / Frisk / Sap Sipper 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
Staraptor Normal / Flying BL Intimidate / Reckless 85 120 70 50 50 100 475
Starly Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Keen Eye 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
Stoutland Normal NU Intimidate / Sand Rush / Scrappy 85 100 90 45 90 80 490
Torchic Fire LC Blaze / Speed Boost 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
Trapinch Ground LC Hyper Cutter / Arena Trap / Sheer Force 45 100 45 45 45 10 290
Trubbish Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Aftermath 50 50 62 40 62 65 329
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Vaporeon Water OU Water Absorb / Hydration 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
Watchog Normal NU Illuminate / Keen Eye / Analytic 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
Zebstrika Electric NU Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 75 100 63 80 63 116 497
Zigzagoon Normal LC Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 38 30 41 30 41 60 240