How to get Sandygast and Palossand in Pokémon Go

Sandygast and Palossand, its evolution, are two Gen 7 Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Go during the Hidden Gem Season.

Released as part of the Water Festival: Beach Week event in June 2023 in Pokémon Go, these Ghost and Ground types are two Pokémon you wouldn’t want to encounter on the beach. Unless you want to watch Palossand drag small Pokémon inside its body and slowly drain its life energy…

Below you’ll learn how to get Sandygast and turn him into Palossand in Pokémon Go, along with Sandygast’s counters and weaknesses if you want to fight him in raids.

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How to get Sandygast in Pokémon Go

Sandygast and Palossand, his evolution, made their debut in Pokémon on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at the beginning of the Water Festival: Beach Week event.

This is how you can find Sandygast during the Water Festival: Beach Week:


When it comes to catching Sandygast, we recommend defeating him in raids. This is because as a one-star raid boss, any Pokémon Go player with a strong enough team should be able to defeat it single-handedly. All you need to do is make sure your team targets Sandygast’s weaknesses, and to help you out, we’ve listed some Sandygast counters below.

We make this recommendation due to the fact that you may find it difficult to find the Field Research task that will reward you with a Sandygast encounter. Since the field research task that each Pokéstop offers you rotates daily, it can be quite difficult to find a specific task; Even if you found it at a PokéStop one day, there’s no guarantee it will be available there the next day. Also, Sandygast can only be obtained through an event-exclusive Field Research task, not one of the seasonal tasks.

If you want to go the field research task route, then it’s a good idea to see if you can find a local Pokémon Go group, as someone there may have already found the PokéStop you need to visit.

We highly recommend catching at least one Sandygast during the Water Festival: Beach Week event, because as of this writing, we don’t know what its spawn rate will be once the event ends. There’s a chance that, like other recently released Pokémon, it will be difficult to find once the event is over, so it’s worth adding it to your Pokédex when you get the chance.

How to evolve Sandygast into Palossand in Pokémon Go

You need to collect 50 Sandygast Candy to turn Sandygast into Palossand in Pokémon Go.

Since you can only catch Sandygast by defeating him in raids or completing specific field research tasks, we highly recommend that you use Pinap Berries whenever you try to catch him. This will ensure that your efforts are not wasted by granting you that lovely double candy catch bonus.

The other ways to collect Sandygast candy are by using Rare Candy, although we recommend saving this valuable resource for a rarer Pokémon, or setting Sandygast as your Pokémon partner, so you can passively earn candy as you explore the world with Pokémon Go. .

Cons and weaknesses of Sandygast in Pokémon Go

Here are Sandygast’s counters and weaknesses to help you defeat him in Pokémon Go raids:

  • Sandygast type: ghost and ground types
  • Sandygast is weak against Dark, Ghost, Grass, Ice, and Water-types.
  • Sandygast Counters: for Dark, Weavile, Hydreigon, Yveltal, and Guzzlord types. For Phantom, Giratina and Chandelure types in origin form. For Grass, Venusaur, Tangrowth, Chesnaught and Kartana types. For Ice, Glaceon, Mamoswine, Avalugg and Galarian Darmanitan types. For Water types, Feraligatr, Swampert, Kyogre and Samurott.
  • Other Sandygast Notes: When selecting your Sandygast counters, we recommend avoiding Ghost-type ones, because while Sandygast is weak to Ghost attacks, the fact that it’s a Ghost-type means it has a natural advantage against these as well. Pokemon.

CP Sandygast in Pokémon Go

Below you will find Sandygast’s CP ranges in Pokémon when it comes to fighting him and then catching him in raids, along with his maximum CP level:

  • Raid Boss CP for Sandygast – 3813 CP
  • Sandygast’s maximum CP at level 40 – 1394 CP
  • Normal CP range to capture Sandygast: 655 to 705 CP
  • Weather Improved CP (Sunny or Foggy) to Catch Sandygast: 819 to 881 CP

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Sandygast’s moveset in Pokémon Go

When it comes to Sandygast’s moveset in Pokémon Go, we recommend Mud Shot (Fast) and Shadow Ball (Ghost), as this moveset allows you to use both types of Sandygast.

Palossand – The Evolution of Sandygast.

Here is Sandygast’s full moveset in Pokémon Go:

Possible quick moves:

  • Astonish (ghost)
  • Mud (dirt) shot

Possible charged moves:

  • Earth Energy (Earth)
  • Grave of sand (earth)
  • Shadow ball (ghost)

Good luck catching Sandygast in Pokémon Go!

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