Buried beneath the castle are masses of dried-up bones from those whose vitality it has drained.
– Pokémon Moon Pokédex
Wow, Palossand’s Moon Pokedex entry is dark. For something as harmless looking as a sandcastle, it sure is vicious. In the anime, a giant Palossand showed up and got angry at Ash, swallowing him and his Litten.
Stat-wise, it has good Defense and Sp Attack, but is really slow. Its ability Water Compaction makes its Defense go up by 1 stage when hit by a Water move. It’s a useful ability, but since it’s weak to Water, letting it be hit by a Water move could be dangerous.
It has a signature move in Shore Up, which heals the user’s HP depending on weather; outside Sandstorm, it heals 1/2 of its HP, inside Sandstorm, it heals 2/3 of its HP.