In December 2018, Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew were appointed the “Tottori Furusato Ambassador,” put in charge of promoting Tottori to prospective visitors from all over the world.
They have made their appearances in scenic spots and events. Sandshrew is a desert dwelling Pokémon, a perfect fit for the prefecture known for its sand dunes.
Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its
hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
Its ice-covered body lets it slide across the
ground with bullet-like speed, sending its
enemies flying when it hits them.
Tottori Prefecture is an undiscovered sightseeing destination of wonderous natural beauty, from the stunning coastlines to Daisen and other mountains of the Chugoku Range. The best known places to visit are the Tottori Sand Dunes, the largest dunes in Japan, the Sea scenery, and the prefecture’s quaint hot spring villages. It is also known for its fresh produce, such the green crisp “20th Century Pears,” seasonal seafood and delicacies of all kinds.