Sandstorm creates a sandstorm on the battlefield that lasts for 5 turns and induces these additional effects:

  • All Pokemon except Rock, Ground and Steel types and those with the Sand Veil, Sand Rush or Sand Force abilities, lose 1⁄16 of their max HP at the end of each turn.
  • Pokemon with the Sand Veil ability increase their evasion by 20%.
  • Pokemon with the Sand Rush ability double their speed.
  • Pokemon with the Sand Force ability increase the power of Rock, Ground and Steel type moves by 30%.
  • The Special Defense of Rock-type Pokemon is increased by 50%.
  • The move Weather Ball changes to Rock type and doubles in power.
  • The power of SolarBeam decreases by 50%.
  • The moves Synthesis, Morning Sun and Moonlight recover 1⁄4 of the user's max HP (instead of the usual 1⁄2 HP).

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