Welcome back to “Who’s That Pokémon?” the feature series regarding the Pokémon we can expect to see in the upcoming games. From Rowlet to Magearna, and Tapu Koko to Mudsdale, we have covered them all, but now that a huge amount of new Pokémon and Alolan versions of Pokémon we’ve already seen before, it’s time for a lot of new additions of Who’s That Pokémon? and in this particular post, it’s all about Alolan Sandshrew!
Pokémon: Alolan Sandshrew
Classification: Mouse Pokémon
Weight: 88.2 lbs
Known Abilities: Snow Cloak
Known Moves: (None known at this time)
Description: “Sandshrew have historically lived in desert areas. But the frequent eruptions of nearby volcanoes drove the Sandshrew to abandon the desert and migrate to snowy mountains, where they took on this form.
Sandshrew’s body changed to adapt to the harsh environment of the snowy mountains. The Alolan Sandshrew has a shell of ice covering its skin, which is like hard steel. It excels defensively, but it lacks flexibility and can’t curl its body into a ball like a Ground-type Sandshrew can.
Its heavy weight makes the Alolan Sandshrew slower than a normal Sandshrew, but the claws on its hands and feet allow it to move across ice without slipping. When it wants to move quickly, it uses its stomach to slide across the ice like a curling rock.”