Sandygast Raid Guide

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Sandygast is a Ghost and Ground type 3* Raid Boss, being bumped up a difficulty as part of the Halloween 2023 – Part 1 event. Optimal raid counters include Dark, Ghost, Ice, Grass, and Water types. This spooky sand castle Pokémon evolves into Palossand.

It is an easy raid boss for at 2-3 trainers.

Sandygast Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Sandygast:


# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall Water Origin Pulse Water 1 66.0s
2. Sceptile (Mega) Bullet Seed Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 1 71.9s
3. Tyranitar (Mega) Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 1 73.6s
4. Swampert (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 1 74.9s
5. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 2 69.4s
6. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Ascent Flying 0 80.6s
7. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 2 76.1s
8. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 1 81.1s
9. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Hydro Pump Water 1 85.6s
10. Kartana Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 2 78.5s
11. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 1 90.7s
12. Kyogre Waterfall Water Origin Pulse Water 1 86.0s
13. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 1 87.1s
14. Salamence (Mega) Bite Dark Hydro Pump Water 1 95.4s
15. Gardevoir (Mega) Magical Leaf Grass Shadow Ball Ghost 2 84.4s
16. Hydreigon Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 1 88.0s
17. Alakazam (Mega) Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 2 83.7s
18. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 0 98.4s
19. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 2 84.7s
20. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 1 88.5s
21. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 2 85.9s
22. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Force Ghost 1 91.3s
23. Tyranitar Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 2 89.4s
24. Abomasnow (Mega) Leafage Grass Weather Ball Ice 1 94.0s
25. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Solar Beam Grass 1 91.4s
26. Greninja Water Shuriken Water Hydro Cannon Water 2 91.2s
27. Baxcalibur Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 2 93.9s
28. Meowscarada Leafage Grass Grass Knot Grass 1 96.3s
29. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 2 91.7s
30. Weavile Snarl Dark Avalanche Ice 2 93.7s


Catchable CP range

Sandygast can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 655 – 705 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 819 – 881 CP at level 25 with Fog or Sunny weather boost

Sandygast Stats

Sandygast has the following stats in Pokémon GO:

Sandygast GhostGround
Max CP at lvl 40 1233 | Max CP at lvl 50 1394
ATK 120 DEF 118 HP 146
Weak to Strong Against
Dark Ghost Grass Ice Water Fire Electric Rock Poison Steel Ghost Psychic


Sandygast Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Astonish Ghost
  • Mud Shot Ground
  • Shadow Ball Ghost
  • Sand Tomb Ground
  • Earth Power Ground
  • Scorching Sands Ground

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