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24 Interesting And Awesome Facts About Sandile From Pokemon

Sandile is a dual type Ground and Dark Pokemon introduced in Generation V. It evolves into Krokorok starting at level 29, which evolves into Krookodile starting at level 40. Take a look below for 24 interesting and awesome facts about Sandile.

1. Sandile is a short, quadruped with a long snout and tail.

2. Its body is mostly light brown with the exception of black stripes crossing over and under its legs and its pink underbelly.

3. It has a black stripe on its snout in front of its eyes, and black covering the tip of its tail.

4. Its eyes resemble shaded binoculars and are shrouded in black all around their front. 

5. The black is a membrane that prevents sand from getting in Sandile’s eyes and helps it see in the harsh desert sun.

6. Its long snout is tipped by two protruding nostrils, and its mouth comprises the bottom half.

7. Its feet are flat and contain three sharp, black claws.

8. They are attached to stubby legs on its sides.

9. Sandile is only found in deserts.

10. It usually burrows under the surface, with only its nose and eyes above the sand.

11. Due to being so close to the surface, it can move around the desert and allow the heat of the sand to regulate its body temperature.

12. As seen in the anime, in the wild, Sandile can be mischievous and potentially troublesome to humans. However, Sandile will protect another of its species, and can be caring at times.

13. Sandile is known to prey on Trapinch.

14. No other Pokémon have the same type combination as Sandile and its evolutionary relatives.

15. Sandile seems to be based on a crocodile; it has traits from both the slender-snouted crocodile and the spectacled caiman. Its striped design is similar to a stereotypical burglar. Based on its Pokédex entry, it also seems to be inspired by a sandfish, a desert skink that is able to “swim” through the sand.

16. Sandile is a combination of sand and crocodile and also a play on sandal, which is footwear used for walking on sand.

17. A Sandile wearing sunglasses debuted in A Sandile Gusher of Change!. He reappeared in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!, and then in Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!, where he evolved into a Krokorok. He was eventually caught by Ash in Battling the Bully!. Later, in Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!, he evolved into a Krookodile during a battle against Iris’s Dragonite.

18. Multiple Sandile appeared in A Sandile Gusher of Change!, where they were led by the Sunglasses Sandile. They were trying to lead a group of other Pokémon to safety.

19. A Trainer’s Sandile appeared in Dreams by the Yard Full!.

20. A Trainer’s Sandile appeared in A Connoisseur’s Revenge!, where it was one of the Pokémon at a Poké Mart near Castelia City.

21. A Trainer’s Sandile appeared in Iris’s flashback in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!.

22. A Sandile appeared in Crisis from the Underground Up!.

23. Multiple Sandile appeared in Lost at the Stamp Rally!.

24. Multiple Sandile appeared in Ash Versus the Champion!.

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