- At the end of each turn, damages each Pokémon for 1/16 of its maximum HP, unless it is Rock-, Steel-, or Ground-type, or if it has one of the Abilities Sand Force, Sand Rush, Sand Veil, or Magic Guard.
- Raises the Special Defense of all Rock-type Pokémon by 50%.
- Causes Solar Beam to have its power halved.
- Causes Moonlight and Synthesis to recover ¼ of max HP.
Abilities affected by Sandstorm
- Rock-,Ground- and Steel-type attacks are boosted by 1.5x for Pokémon with Sand Force.
- Doubles the Speed of Pokémon with Sand Rush.
- Boosts the evasion of Pokémon with Sand Veil. The accuracy of any move used against a Pokémon with this Ability is modified by a factor of 4/5.
Pokémon that learn Sandstorm
By leveling up
Pokémon with Sand Stream