Boosts the Pokémon's evasion in a sandstorm.

Sand Veil is an ability introduced in Generation 3. So far, 9 Pokémon have this ability.


In battle

During a sandstorm, the evasion of the Pokémon with this Ability is increased by 25%. The Pokémon with this Ability will take no damage from the sandstorm if it otherwise would. It can be considered a sandstorm counterpart to Snow Cloak.

Outside of battle

If a Pokémon with Sand Veil is the leading the party while travelling in a sandstorm, wild Pokémon are only half as likely to appear. However, as no sandstorms appear in the overworld, this effect is currently unused.

Pokémon with Sand Veil

Normal Ability

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#018 Icon018 Grozard
Ground Ground
#019 Icon019 Terlard
Ground Dragon
#075 Icon075 Gligar
Ground Flying
#076 Icon076 Gliscor
Ground Flying
#078 Icon078 Cocaran
Grass Ground
#079 Icon079 Cararalm
Grass Ground
#080 Icon080 Cocancer
Grass Ground
#085 Icon085 Cassnail
Ground Water
#086 Icon086 Sableau
Ground Water
#087 Icon087 Escartress
Ground Water

Abilities activated in a Sandstorm
Sand RushSand VeilSand Force