Sands (Day)

Unlock Requirement: Complete Jungle (Night)

Requirements for Research Level
Level 2: 30,000 XP
Level 3: 50,000 XP
Level MAX: 60,000 XP

Sandstorms rage across this scorching desert. Pokémon of all sizes gather at the desert's oasis.

Sands (Day)

Alternate Paths

Oasis Path

Unlock Level: Level 2

This path is originally blocked in Level 1, but from Level 2 it is automatically opened up and gives an alternate path around the Oasis, matching the default path of Sands (Night)

Sweltering Sands - Oasis Path


Complete Research Map

Sands (Day) Research Map

List of Pokémon Available in Sweltering Sands at Sands (Day)

Skorupi

Skorupi at Sands (Day) Skorupi can be found all over the early part of the stage. It's often found hiding in sand mounts where it's often pulled out by Mandibuzz. It can also be sucked up into the tornado for a top quality shot
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 1

Cacnea

Cacnea at Sands (Day) Cacnea can be found rolling in the early part of the stage. This will also have it roll into a tornado for a four star shot. If you can stop the rolling you can also get another good shot. In Level 3, two Cacnea can be seen just looking up towards the sky. If you use scan close to the Cacnea down the sandslide to your left, the Cacnea will start rolling. You will then see them at the end of the stage chasing a Tumbleweed or, if you awoke the Minior, chase the Minior
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 1

Heliolisk

Heliolisk at Sands (Day) Heliolisk can be found in certain parts of the stage. One can be found near the start where it will chase fluffruit or, if you use scan, it will open its solar generator up. Next, one is lying in the middle of the Oasis. If you can awaken it, it will run across the water for a 4 star photo opportunity and eventually run to another sleeping Heliolisk that can be found by the craters. They will then show their frills at eachother for another 4 star photo opportunity.
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 1

Minior

Minior at Sands (Day) Minior can be found in the Day stage pretty early on. If you scan in the first dunes part, you will find one to the left and one to the sand bank just before you have the Crystabloom trio. Throw Illumina Orbs to awaken them. If you do, random colour Minior will then appear at the end of the standard path. If you have awakened the Cacnea with Scan and led them there, the Cacnea will start chasing them
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 1

Mandibuzz

Mandibuzz at Sands (Day) Mandibuzz can be found throughout the stage flying around. They can be antagonistic towards other Pokémon, often swiping them out of Sand Dunes. On the right hand path by the Oasis, there are some coconuts sitting around. If you throw a Fluffruit, Mandibuzz will rapidly fly down and take it, making for a good photo if you can get it
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 1

Pinsir

Pinsir at Sands (Day) Pinsir can be found buried in the crater to the right in the left hand Oasis path. If you use Illumina Orbs, it will pull itself out
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 1

Lycanroc

Lycanroc at Sands (Day) Lycanroc can be found on the rockface to the rig
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 1

Hippowdon

Hippowdon at Sands (Day) Hippowdon can be seen outside around the Oasis. You can see some sleeping and others fighting. One can be found in the Oasis and can be lured towards Torchic for a good photo opportunity. Others will start fighting and will even topple over
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 1

Torchic

Torchic at Sands (Day) Torchic can be found at the start of the Oasis. It has a few interactions including burning off a fluffruit or you can lure it to the head of a Hippowdon using Illumina Orbs for a 4 Star photo opportunity. You can also throw Illumina Orbs at it and then feed it for another
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 1

Vivillon (Sandstorm Pattern)

Vivillon (Sandstorm Pattern) at Sands (Day) Vivillon Sandstorm Pattern can be found flying around the Trapinch crater
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 1

Flygon

Flygon at Sands (Day) Flygon can be obtained by hitting the three Crystabloom. It will cause the tornado to disappear and Flygon will appear and start flying around. If it sees a Fluffruit, it will take the Fluffruit and fly away to the craters on the standard path and give it to some Trapinch.
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 2

Onix

Onix at Sands (Day) A pit of Onix can be found on the right hand path of the Oasis. When you get to their area, they will start digging and will move around to Melody, Scanning and so forth. You can also get one to jump out of the ground. If you hit all the Mandibuzz sitting in the area with a Fluffruit, you can get a good 4 star picture of Onix trying to jump out to get them
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 2

Tyranitar

Tyranitar at Sands (Day) Tyranitar can be found in the second path. It is sleeping but Lycanroc will then challenge it to a fight. It will win but will start punching a rock. If you light it up with an Illumina Orb, it will destroy the rock and create a good photo opportunity. It will then run into the cave the rock opened.
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 2

Scorbunny

Scorbunny at Sands (Day) Scorbunny can be found behind a small rock to the right of the stage. If you can lure it out with a scan and Melody, it will start running around. Later, in the left Oasis path, Scorbunny can be seen running around the various craters.
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 2

Silicobra

Silicobra at Sands (Day) Silicobra can be originally found in a busy on the left Oasis path. If you throw a Fluffruit inside, then it will jump out before digging down into the ground. Several more Silicobra can be found in the sand with their noses held out so it can be pulled upwards
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 2

Trapinch

Trapinch at Sands (Day) Trapinch can be found in the crater towards the end of the normal path. They are stuck in the ground but can be knocked out by a Fluffruit. If you have freed Flygon and given Flygon a Fluffruit, it will come down to feed them. If you throw an Illumina Orb at Scorbunny, it will dig up various Trapinch so multiple can be seen at the end
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 1

Magikarp

Magikarp at Sands (Day) Magikarp can be found by throwing Fluffruit into the Oasis. This will then startle Heliolisk and cause it to run off
Minimum Research Level: Research Level 2

Missions in Stage

Do note, you need to have received the Research Mission before you can complete it.

Mission Unlock
Striking a Pose with its Tail Striking a Pose with its Tail Get a picture of Skorupi posing with its tail by using Illumina Orbs on the Crystablooms and then another at the Skorupi
The Flying Cacnea The Flying Cacnea Get a picture of Cacnea caught up in a twister
Where did the Fluffruit Go Where did the Fluffruit Go Get a picture of Flygon with the Fluffruit after awakening it from the Tornado and giving it a Fluffruit. It will then appear in the crater giving the Fluffruit to Trapinch. Take a photo of this
Munching Mandibuzz Munching Mandibuzz Get a picture of Mandibuzz eating Fluffruit. Give it a Fluffruit in the area to the right of the Oasis
A Finicky Flame A Finicky Flame Throw 3 Illumina Orbs at Torchic then give it a Fluffruit and take a picture of it using Flamethrower
Sprinting in Surprise Sprinting in Surprise Get a picture of Heliolisk running on water by waking it up from its sleep by throwing a Fluffruit in front of the water in front of it
Lycanroc's Reply Lycanroc's Reply Get a picture of Lycanroc responding to you using the Scan feature. Keep scanning until it reaches the end rock
Oasis Buddies Oasis Buddies Get a picture of Torchic riding on Hippowdon by luring them together with Illumina Orbs
Totally Cool Tyranitar Totally Cool Tyranitar Get a picture of Tyranitar breaking the rock after its fight with Lycanroc
Onix's Mighty Leap Onix's Mighty Leap Get a picture of Onix leaping towards Mandibuzz by throwing Fluffruit at multiple Mandibuzz

Crystabloom Locations

That's a Voluca Island crystabloom. Even in such a hot, dry environment, they bloom bright and vibrant as ever. They also seem to have properties similar to those found in minerals.

Crystabloom 1

Sweltering Sands - Crystabloom

You can find a trio of Crystabloom towards the start of the stage. If you hit all three, the twister will end and Flygon will appear from it

Crystabloom 2

Sweltering Sands - Crystabloom

This Crystabloom is found towards the end of the first path and is by a Silicobra

Crystabloom 3

Sweltering Sands - Crystabloom

This Crystabloom is found in the right path on the rockface by a Mandibuzz. You can lure Lycanroc there and hit it to make sure Lycanroc continues on to the end of the path to howl

Crystabloom 4

Sweltering Sands - Crystabloom

This Crystabloom is found in the middle of the Oasis

Crystabloom 5

Sweltering Sands - Crystabloom

This Crystabloom is found to the right as you go down the sandfall