Sand Tomb
Type  Ground
Category  Physical
Power  35
Accuracy  85%
PP  15 (max. 24)
Priority  {{{priority}}}
The user traps the target inside a harshly raging sandstorm for four to five turns.
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user

Sand Tomb is an offensive Ground-type move. It partially traps the target and deals 1/16 of the targets HP at the end of each turn. If a Binding Band is held by the user, the damage done at the end of each turn will increase from 1/16 of the target's maximum HP to 1/8. If the target uses Rapid Spin, it will be freed.

If a wild Pokémon uses Sand Tomb on the player's Pokémon, the player may escape if the affected Pokémon has Run Away or is holding a Smoke Ball. However, these do not allow the player to switch the Pokémon out.

Pokémon that learn Sand Tomb

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
#078 Icon078 Cocaran Grass Ground 17
#079 Icon079 Cararalm Grass Ground 17
#080 Icon080 Cocancer Grass Ground 17

By breeding

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#076 Icon076 Gliscor
Ground Flying

Moves that partially trap
Fire SpinMagma StormMetal WhipInfestationWhirlpoolSand TombWrapBind