During the Grand Trial against Ash, after his Krookodile was defeated, Nanu sent Sableye to confront Ash's Lycanroc. Sableye used Shadow Ball, which Lycanroc countered with Rock Throw. To inflict some damage, Sableye used Shadow Sneak, and intercepted Lycanroc's Bite with Shadow Claw. Just as Lycanroc went to use Accelerock, it got frozen in spot with fear from Sableye's Mean Look. Lycanroc was unable to use any of its attacks, and got hit by Sableye's Shadow Claw and Shadow Sneak. After receiving damage from a Shadow Claw, Lycanroc became enraged and started evading attacks. Just as Sableye went to repeat its attack, Lycanroc defeated it with Stone Edge.