National Pokédex
Sandygast - Palossand (#770) - Pyukumuku
Ability [[Water Compaction
[{Sand Veil]] (Hidden)
Series Pokémon series
First appearance Pokémon Sun and Moon
Created by Game Freak

Palossand(JP) is a species of Pokémon of the series of the same name. It is a Ghost and Ground Pokémon introduced in the seventh generation in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Physiology and Behavior

Palossand is a large sandcastle-like Pokémon with two accessory towers acting as arms. A gate-like tunnel acts as its mouth. The towers have a series of windows and on the center tower are two eyes. Several shells decorate its exterior, especially on the main body. The shovel that sticks out of its head spins when looking for prey.

Palossand controls adults into making sand castles that provides camoflauge and raises its defenses. Unlike Sandygast, it can replace lost sand by itself. It is said that its revolving shovel acts like a radar. Palossand drags small Pokémon into its body to steal their life force. It swallows them in a vortex nearly instantaneously leaving only their ill will behind.



In-game Information

Pokédex Entries

Title Entry
Pokémon Sun Possessed people controlled by this Pokémon transformed its sand mound into a castle. As it evolved, its power to curse grew ever stronger.
Pokémon Moon Buried beneath the castle are masses of dried-up bones from those whose vitality it has drained.

Game Locations

Title Location(s)
Seventh Pokémon generation
Pokémon Sun
Evolve Sandygast
Pokémon Moon
Evolve Sandygast


Reach level 42


Base Stats
HP 85
Attack 75
Defense 110
Sp. Attack 100
Sp. Defense 75
Speed 35
Average 480


Main article: Palossand/moveset