|Soft Sand Locations|
|1||Route 34. Received from Cooltrainer Kate after defeating her & 2 other trainers in battle. They’re in a small area that’s hidden downriver (only accessible with Surf).||No|
You can get the Soft Sand from Cooltrainer Kate in a hidden area on Route 34. To find Cooltrainer Kate, use Surf on the river on the left side of the map and follow it southward. You’ll reach land again to the right near the bottom.
There, you’ll be ambushed by three Cooltrainers. The last one, Kate, will reward you with Soft Sand for surviving all three Pokémon battles.
One of your Pokémon must use Surf outside battle to reach Cooltrainer Kate and obtain Soft Sand.
Here’s what you need to do to make it possible:
- Receive HM03 Surf in Ecruteak City.
- Defeat Gym Leader Morty in Ecruteak Gym so you can use Surf outside battle.
- Teach HM03 Surf to a viable Pokémon.
Getting Soft Sand
Start at Goldenrod City’s Pokémon Center and head south toward Route 34.
Once on Route 34, look for the river to the left. Get in the water with Surf and follow the river to its southern end.
You’ll find a small passage to the right at the river’s end. Get out of the water and follow the road further south.
Soon, you’ll be ambushed by three Cooltrainers.
You must defeat them all to obtain Soft Sand.
|Soft Sand Trainer Challenge|
|Starmie||Water / Psychic||26|
|Cloyster||Water / Ice||28|
Once you defeat Kate, talk to her again to get the Soft Sand.
How to Use Soft Sand
Soft Sand is a held item that increases the Power of Ground-type moves by 10%.
Combining Soft Sand with a powerful Ground-type move like Earthquake can prove devastating.
This item is perfect for any Rhydon or Donphan you may have on your team. It’ll turn them into the Pokémon equivalent of a bulldozer.