Crabrawler, Sandygast, Palossand, and Stufful Revealed at Worlds!

One new Pokemon and English information for three previously revealed Pokemon was just revealed during the Worlds opening ceremonies!


CrabrawlerCategory: Boxing Pokémon
Type: Fighting
Height: 2’00”
Weight: 15.4 lbs.
Ability: Hyper Cutter / Iron Fist

Crabrawler has a personality that really hates to lose, and it’s driven not only to aim for a higher position than its fellows in terms of social standing, but literally to aim for a higher position in the landscape. Perhaps as a result, it’s sometimes found clinging to tall people or to the walls of buildings! If you try to remove one against its will, you’ll be met with a sound punch.

Crabrawler’s favorite food is Berries. It punches the trunks of trees to give the branches a good shake and knock any ripe Berries to the ground so it can feast! Many Crabrawler may gather around a tree, but only the one that emerges victorious in battle against all the others receives the privilege of eating the ripe Berries.

Crabrawler uses its claws to protect its face and belly while getting in close to an opponent to throw punches. Its punches are powerful enough to split tree trunks! Crabrawler’s pincers are sometimes torn off during its bouts—and they are said to be delicious.


SandygastCategory: Sand Heap Pokémon
Type: Ghost/Ground
Height: 1’08”
Weight: 154.3 lbs.
Ability: Water Compaction

A Sandygast emerges when the grudges of Pokémon and other creatures soak into the sand after they fall in battle. In essence, it’s a possessed lump of sand!

If you heedlessly grab a Sandygast’s shovel, you’ll fall under the Pokémon’s control. A Sandygast uses its power to manipulate children into gathering sand to increase the size of its body. If a Sandygast loses its shovel, it may put up a tree branch, a flag, or another item in its place. These Sandygast are wanderers in search of their own shovels.

The tunnel-like mouth of a Sandygast can suck the vitality from people and Pokémon. Apparently it’s a test of courage in the Alola region to put your hand in a Sandygast’s mouth.

Sandygast has the new Water Compaction Ability, an Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With Water Compaction, its Defense stat will go up by 2 if it’s hit with a Water-type move.


PalossandCategory: Sand Castle Pokémon
Type: Ghost/Ground
Height: 4’03”
Weight: 551.2 lbs.
Abilities: Water Compaction

Palossand controls human adults, making them build a sand castle that provides camouflage and also raises its defensive abilities. Unlike Sandygast, if Palossand loses some of the sand from its body, it can restore itself on its own. When moving about in search of prey, the shovel on top of Palossand’s head revolves. It’s said that the shovel could be serving as some kind of radar.


StuffulCategory: Flailing Pokémon
Type: Normal/Fighting
Height: 1’08”
Weight: 15.0 lbs.
Abilities: Fluffy/Klutz

Stufful’s cute appearance and movements—plus the fluffy feel of its fur—all combine to make it super popular!

This Pokémon may have a small body, but its strength is extraordinary. Receiving one of its powerful hits without being prepared for it can bring down even well-trained Pokémon!

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  1. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

    Forum Mod Advanced Member Member

    Water Compaction is like the sister ability to Storm Drain. Instead of raising Sp. Attack, this raises Defense. It's interesting to see a Ground-type who may be totally immune to Water-type attacks.
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  2. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
    scattered mind

    Forum Mod Member

    If only it was water immunity+defense buff, and not just a defense buff..
    Still, not bad :)
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  3. His Goominess sue me
    His Goominess


    Really liking the crab. Probably one of my more favourite crustaceans to date (although Clauncher is a very close second). Particularly a fan of it differing itself from all the other crustaceans by not being a Water type.

    Liking the sandcastles more and more now we've gotten good HQ artwork of them, their ability sounds good in practice but I'm just hoping that they have good enough base defences to not take a lot from a water move without any prior defence boosts. I'm also very much liking the name 'Palossand'.

    I think I actually quite like Baby Bewear now I've seen it in HQ. The tag underneath its tail (akin to what a real teddy would have) is a pretty nice little detail. It's also possibly one of the cutest Fighting types in existence.
  4. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

    Forum Mod Advanced Member Member

    It's not a Water-type immunity? Well, that stinks. Especially considering every strong Water-type attack (that isn't Waterfall or Aqua Tail) is Special in Nature.
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  5. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards



    Pile o sand.
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  6. Ami Dark Professor/Leader of the Destiny Tower League
    Ami Dark


    Anyone else think Crabcrawler looks like a Sonic baddie?
  7. RealSlim Dragons Breeder


    GG. Palossand and Sandygast are great!!
  8. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"


    Punchoir, Punchvire, Hitmonchan, Crabrawler... soon enough...
  9. Ice-man Aspiring Trainer


    I love the simplicity behind palossand and sandygast, normally I'd be irked by the lack of design but they seem to be owning it. in every thing from the names (sandy ghost and pile 'o sand)

    and even in their description.
    "A Sandygast emerges when the grudges of Pokémon and other creatures soak into the sand after they fall in battle. In essence, it’s a possessed lump of sand!"
  10. The tag on Stufful's tush is heart-crushingly cute.
  11. King Xerneas A bitter old kween
    King Xerneas


    Omg Crabrawler is a coconut crab and its amazing!

    Stufful's mouth isn't as weird when it's open, so that's good...I guess. It's also so stinking cute it's guaranteed a spot on my Alola team :p
  12. Ashkai & Pikan I'm broken, can you fix me?
    Ashkai & Pikan


    Water Compaction is going to be interesting! Good way to deal with the weakness to water.
  13. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer


    Stufful's cry makes me want to cuddle it.
  14. Lord o da rings Driftin'
    Lord o da rings


    Well overall, with the GX crap and only these Pokemon so far, I'm far from satisfied with what we've got.


    -Stufful is probably the cutest thing so far! I want to cuddle it and hold it forever and ever! Too bad I'm not getting him because Bewear sucks. :/

    -Crabrawler. Eh, I guess. Nothing really special.

    -Sandygast still makes me cringe a bit, and I don't know why.

    -Palossand has grown on me since its first appearance in Coro Coro. I do happen to like his in game Sprite a lot more than Sugimori's artwork for him.

    Me ranting:

    I'm not satisfied with what they've been giving us lately. As of now, it's less than 3 months before these games come out. We need to start getting more gameplay details, starter evos (because I really need to prove my friend those final evos are real), and other things like other trial captains (because let's face it, both Kiawe and Mallow are Trial Captains for Akala Island, leading me to think there are 2 trials per island).

    I just think it's time to show us more things than just new Pokemon. I don't want XY all over again and see NO new Pokemon as I explore Alola. It's about time they just stop Pokemon reveals, and start revealing more story elements.
  15. postmodern_pinko So postmodern

    Articles Staff Member

    Palossand = palace + sand OR pile of sand, ja?

    Crabrawler makes me want a mantis shrimp Pokemon with obscenely high attack.
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  16. xayshade Aspiring Trainer


    It's weird. I like bewear but stufful is the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Crabrawler has a definite team spot though
  17. King Xerneas A bitter old kween
    King Xerneas


    Well to be fair, the second stage of the starters in XY weren't revealed until a month before the games released, and the finals weren't revealed until after the game came out.

    Where's this coming from? Considering that there's 3 parts to each trial, I think one captain should be enough. Plus we know next to nothing about the islands outside of Melemele (and even then we know so little about it).

    If things go similarly to how XY were being revealed I would say the biggest news will probably be occurring closer to launch so most likely a month before the game release and possibly another big news reveal at the beginning of November.
  18. unownzone In the middle of nothing


    It's interesting to see crabrawler not being a water type. Based on its design and color, it would make sense if it were part water type, but perhaps it was based on the coconut crab, which doesn't live in water.

    Also, I can't get over the fact that Stufful has a tag underneath its tail. They were intentionally going for the stuffed animal design and I don't know how I feel about that haha
  19. fleshrum April in Kalos...


    I shall name him Johnny Bravo, and he shall be OOOOOOOH MAMA
  20. professorlight Ice Queen


    Am I the only one who finds the proportions on stufful just wrong? From the start, the sharp edge of its muzzle where it meets the mouth gives it this extremely weird expression; it's supposed to be a permanent smile, but it just gets lost, and it comes off as just the shape of the muzzle. and a The-Dark-Knight-Joker kind of scar, even.
    Then you have the side view; I get that the head is larger than the body because that's how cute things are, but that is far too much, not to mention that since it's in all fours, the legs look like they come from the head when seen from the front.
    The tag is... sigh. It's an attempt as infantile to create an association that it would seem to have been thought by an actual child.

    The crab is okay, I guess. The droopy eyelid is a great touch. If nobody ever films themselves super training it to "eye of the tiger", I will be very disappointed.

    The sand castles... they felt dumb before, they still do.
    I'm not one to use the dumb "they ran out of inspiration" argument without giving reasons, but they just feel that way. "Possessed sand lump/castle" is not a common concept by all means, but it's far too simple to be good, and that's all they are. And spicing them up with the usual cliches of ghost types is just a crutch now; they're always empty, they always drain your life, they always wander about looking for things... they're always just boring.
    Look at how unique mismagius is, or mimikyu; even gengar had the whole "shadows" thing to play off. These are just blah.