Sableye (Japanese: ヤミラミ Yamirami) is a Dark/Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Physiology

Sableye has deep, purple colored fur with small claws, pointed ears, and sharp teeth. It also had two big gemstones over its eyes, with a gem on its stomach and three gems on its back.

Upon mega evolution, the gem on its chest has grown so big it had been ripped off and leave a small hole there. The rest of the energy gained has extended its ears, given it an additional head spike, and more gems on its back(1 green, 1 red and 2 yellow). Its teeth have turned yellow and it’s eyes red.

Natural abilities

Its special abilities are either Keen Eye or Stall. It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones. As a Dark/Ghost-type, it used to have no weaknesses. Its mega evolutio has the Magic Bounce ability.

Behavior

An old story was told that if you look at Sableye eye to eye, your soul will be stolen. But the evidence suggests that this Pokémon is actually very friendly, and they will only do mischief to travelers to win attention. Their mischief makes them notorious, but in fact it is only because they have a long stay in the dark cave and become too lonely.

Nonetheless, Sableye in Kalos and Alola are known to stalk Carbink in order to chew the gemstones off of them, but said food is often taken by Gabite before they could grab it.

Its mega evolution appears to use the giant gem as a shield, while it tries to target a weak spot, but it spends so much energy supporting the gem that it is susceptible to a sneak attack.

Evolution

Sableye has no evolutionary forms, but can Mega Evolve into Mega Sableye.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Granite Cave, Sky Pillar, Cave of Origin, Victory Road (Sapphire only) Common
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Granite Cave, Sky Pillar, Cave of Origin, Victory Road Common
Diamond and Pearl Iron Island (Sapphire) Dongle
Platinum Iron Island (Sapphire) Dongle
HeartGold and SoulSilver Route 9 Swarm
Black and White Challenger's Cave Rare
Black 2 and White 2 Trade None
X and Y Reflection Cave (only on bottom floor) Extremely Rare
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade (Omega Ruby) / Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Victory Road, Sky Pillar (Alpha Sapphire) Common
Sun and Moon Ten Carat Hill via SOS Battle Rare
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ten Carat Hill via SOS Battle Rare
Sword and Shield Dusty Bowl (Shield only) as wandering encounter Rare only in fog


Pokédex entries

  • Ruby

    Sableye lead quiet lives deep inside caverns. They are feared, however, because these Pokémon are thought to steal the spirits of people when their eyes burn with a sinister glow in the darkness.

  • Sapphire

    Sableye digs the ground with sharpened claws to find rocks that it eats. Substances in the eaten rocks crystallize an rise up to the Pokémon's body surface.

  • FireRed

    It feeds on gemstone crystals. In darkness, its eyes sparkle with the glitter of jewels.

  • LeafGreen

    It feeds on gemstone crystals. In darkness, its eyes sparkle with the glitter of jewels.

  • Emerald

    It digs branching holes in caves using its sharp claws in search of food--raw gems. A Sableye lurks in darkness and is seen only rarely.

  • Diamond

    It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.

  • Pearl

    It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.

  • Platinum

    It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.

  • HeartGold

    It dwells in the darkness of caves. It uses its sharp claws to dig up gems to nourish itself.

  • SoulSilver

    It dwells in the darkness of caves. It uses its sharp claws to dig up gems to nourish itself.

  • Black

    It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.

  • White

    It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.

  • Black 2

    It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.

  • White 2

    It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.

  • X

    It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.

  • Y

    It dwells in the darkness of caves. It uses its sharp claws to dig up gems to nourish itself.

  • Omega Ruby

    Sableye lead quiet lives deep inside caverns. They are feared, however, because these Pokémon are thought to steal the spirits of people when their eyes burn with a sinister glow in the darkness.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Sableye digs the ground with sharpened claws to find rocks that it eats. Substances in the eaten rocks crystallize and rise up to the Pokémon’s body surface.

  • Sun

    It's a fiend for gemstones, so it stalks Carbink. Unfortunately, Gabite almost always grabs them first.
    Mega Evolution: The jewel from its chest, which has grown gigantic due to the effects of Mega Evolution, can turn back any attack.

  • Moon

    This Pokémon is feared. When its gemstone eyes begin to glow with a sinister shine, it's believed that Sableye will steal people's spirits away.
    Mega Evolution: Supporting a giant heavy jewel, it can’t change direction very nimbly and is vulnerable to attack from behind.

  • Ultra Sun

    It digs through the ground with its hard claws and crunches down gems with its thick pointy teeth. Carbink is its favorite food.
    Mega Evolution: Bathed in the energy of Mega Evolution, the gemstone on its chest expands, rips through its skin, and falls out.

  • Ultra Moon

    Materials from gems it has eaten float to the surface of its body and can form an infinite number of patterns among individuals.
    Mega Evolution: It blocks any and all attacks with its giant-sized gemstone. However, the stone's a heavy burden, and it limits Mega Sableye's movements.

  • Sword

    This Pokémon is feared. When its gemstone eyes begin to glow with a sinister shine, it's believed that Sableye will steal people's spirits away.

  • Shield

    It feeds on gemstone crystals. In darkness, its eyes sparkle with the glitter of jewels.


Stats

Sableye's Stats
HP
50
Attack
75
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
65
Sp. Def
65
Speed
50
Total
380

Sableye's Stats
HP
50
Attack
85
Defense
125
Sp. Atk
85
Sp. Def
115
Speed
20
Total
480

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
4 Foresight —% 40 Normal Status
6 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special
9 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
11 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
14 Detect —% 5 Fighting Status
16 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
19 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
21 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
24 Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical
26 Knock Off 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
29 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
31 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
34 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
36 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
39 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
41 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
44 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
46 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1XY Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
1XY Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
4 Foresight —% 40 Normal Status Clever 2 1 ♥
8XY
6ORAS
Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 3 0 ♥
11XY
9ORAS
Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
15XY
11ORAS
Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
22XY
14ORAS
Detect —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
25XY
16ORAS
Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
32XY
19ORAS
Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
18XY
21ORAS
Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
36XY
24ORAS
Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
29XY
26ORAS
Knock Off 65 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
39XY
29ORAS
Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
46XY
31ORAS
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Clever 2 1 ♥
53XY
34ORAS
Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
43XY
36ORAS
Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
57XY
39ORAS
Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
50XY
41ORAS
Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
44ORAS Quash 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
60XY
46ORAS
Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
4 Foresight —% 40 Normal Status
8 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special
11 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
15 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
18 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
22 Detect —% 5 Fighting Status
25 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
29 Knock Off 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
32 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
36 Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical
39 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
43 Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock Special
46 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
50 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
53 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
57 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
60 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
4 Foresight —% 40 Normal Status Smart 1
8 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 3
11 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Smart 3
15 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 2
18 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Cute 2
22 Detect —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 0
25 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Smart 2
29 Knock Off 20 100% 30 Dark Physical Smart 2
32 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Smart 2
36 Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 1
39 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
43 Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock Special Beauty 3
46 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Smart 2
50 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Beauty 2
53 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
57 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
5 Foresight —% 40 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
9 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Smart 2 1 ♥
13 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Beauty 1 0 ♥
17 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
21 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Cute 2 1 ♥
25 Detect —% 5 Fighting Cool 2 0 ♥
29 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
33 Knock Off 20 100% 20 Dark Tough 1 4 ♥
37 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
41 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
45 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Beauty 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM60 QuashORAS 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Smart 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Smart 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Cute 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Smart 1
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Smart 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Smart 1 3 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Smart 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Captivate Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Drowzee, Hypno, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Mr. Mime, Electabuzz, Electivire, Magmar, Magmortar, Makuhita, Hariyama, Sableye, Meditite, Medicham, Volbeat, Spinda, Cacnea, Cacturne, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario, Croagunk, Toxicroak 100% 20 Normal Status
Feint Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Meditite, Medicham, Monferno, Infernape, Lucario 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
Flatter Croagunk, Toxicroak, Gothita, Gothorita, Gothitelle 100% 15 Dark Status
Imprison Elgyem, Beheeyem —% 10 Psychic Status
Mean Look Sableye —% 5 Normal Status
Metal Burst Bisharp 100% 10 Steel Physical
Moonlight Volbeat —% 5 Fairy Status
Nasty Plot Drowzee, Hypno, Chimchar, Croagunk, Toxicroak —% 20 Dark Status
Recover Kadabra, Alakazam, Meditite, Medicham, Elgyem, Beheeyem —% 10 Normal Status
Sucker Punch Spinda, Cacnea, Cacturne, Croagunk, Toxicroak 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
Trick Kadabra, Alakazam, Mr. Mime 100% 10 Psychic Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Captivate Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Drowzee, Hypno, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Mr. Mime, Electabuzz, Electivire, Magmar, Magmortar, Makuhita, Hariyama, Sableye, Meditite, Medicham, Volbeat, Spinda, Cacnea, Cacturne, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario, Croagunk, Toxicroak 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 4 0 ♥
Feint Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Meditite, Medicham, Monferno, Infernape, Lucario 30 100% 10 Normal Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
Flatter Croagunk, Toxicroak, Gothita, Gothorita, Gothitelle 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Imprison Elgyem, Beheeyem —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Mean Look Sableye —% 5 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Metal Burst Bisharp 100% 10 Steel Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
Moonlight Volbeat —% 5 Fairy Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Nasty Plot Drowzee, Hypno, Chimchar, Croagunk, Toxicroak —% 20 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Recover Kadabra, Alakazam, Meditite, Medicham, Elgyem, Beheeyem —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Sucker Punch Spinda, Cacnea, Cacturne, Croagunk, Toxicroak 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
Trick Kadabra, Alakazam, Mr. Mime 100% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 1 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Captivate Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Drowzee, Hypno, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Mr. Mime, Electabuzz, Electivire, Magmar, Magmortar, Makuhita, Hariyama, Sableye, Meditite, Medicham, Volbeat, Spinda, Cacnea, Cacturne, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario, Croagunk, Toxicroak 100% 20 Normal Status
Feint Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Meditite, Medicham, Monferno, Infernape, Lucario 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
Flatter Croagunk, Toxicroak, Gothita, Gothorita, Gothitelle 100% 15 Dark Status
Mean Look Sableye —% 5 Normal Status
Metal Burst Bisharp 100% 10 Steel Physical
Moonlight Volbeat —% 5 Normal Status
Nasty Plot Drowzee, Hypno, Chimchar, Croagunk, Toxicroak —% 20 Dark Status
Recover Kadabra, Alakazam, Meditite, Medicham, Elgyem, Beheeyem —% 10 Normal Status
Sucker Punch Spinda, Cacnea, Cacturne, Croagunk, Toxicroak 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
Trick Kadabra, Alakazam, Mr. Mime 100% 10 Psychic Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
FeintHGSS Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Meditite, Medicham, Monferno, Infernape, Lucario 50 100% 10 Normal Physical Beauty 0
Flatter Croagunk, Toxicroak 100% 15 Dark Status Smart 2
Moonlight Volbeat —% 5 Normal Status Beauty 0
Nasty Plot Drowzee, Hypno, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape —% 20 Dark Status Cute 0
Psych Up Drowzee, Hypno, Meditite, Medicham, Spinda —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
Recover Kadabra, Alakazam, Meditite, Medicham —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Moonlight Volbeat —% 5 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
Psych Up Drowzee, Hypno, Meditite, Medicham, Spinda —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Recover Kadabra, Alakazam, Meditite, Medicham —% 20 Normal Smart 2 1 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Wonder Room ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Gravity B2W2 —% 5 Psychic Status
Ice Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick B2W2 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Magic Coat B2W2 —% 15 Psychic Status
Role Play B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Trick B2W2 100% 10 Psychic Status
Wonder Room B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fire Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 2
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Gravity HGSS —% 5 Psychic Status Beauty 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Ice Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beauty 2
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Low Kick HGSS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 3
Magic Coat HGSS —% 15 Psychic Status Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Pain Split HGSS —% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
Role Play HGSS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 0
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Spite HGSSPt 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2
Sucker Punch HGSSPt 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
Trick HGSSPt 100% 10 Psychic Status Smart 0
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Dream Eater FRLGEXD 100 100% 15 Psychic Smart 2 2 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch E 75 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Ice Punch E 75 100% 15 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 70% 5 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Metronome FRLGE —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Nightmare XD 100% 15 Ghost Smart 1 3 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD —% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Battle animation sprites

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Mega Evolution sprites

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Back
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Appearances

Games

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, there are a group of Sableye that are servants of a Dusknoir, and are constantly spying on and trying to capture the player Pokémon in the world of the future. However, when Dusknoir reforms in the special episode, they do so as well. They demonstrate this by first attacking Primal Dialga to protect Dusknoir (though they are easily blasted away by his Roar of Time) and later by locating Primal Dialga when he is searching for a Passage of Time.

Anime

Sableye first appeared in Ready, Willing, and Sableye. The Darkness Pokémon was playing jokes on Ash and his friends.

In the same episode, Sableye also uses the attacks: Mean Look, Lick, Scratch and Night Shade. It should be noted that under normal circumstances Sableye cannot use Lick.

Cassidy's Sableye made a small appearance in Oaknapped!.

A Sableye appears in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

Known Trainers With A Sableye

Trivia

  • The word Sable is an adjective commonly used to describe the black fur of some animals, especially ferrets and weasels.
  • Sableye shares the same species name with Murkrow, they are both called the Darkness Pokémon.
  • Sableye bears a certain resemblance to Stitch of the Disney film 'Lilo & Stitch', and Zim from Nickelodeon’s animated tv series, ‘Invader Zim.’
  • Along with Spiritomb, it was the only Pokémon with no weaknesses ignoring abilities.
    • This, however, changed when the Fairy-type was introduced, becoming weak to it.
    • As of Gen VII the only Pokémon with no weaknesses under normal battle conditions is Eelektross and its family, whose single Ground weakness is negated by Levitate.
    • Both Pokémon’s ability was often hacked into becoming Wonder Guard to be nearly invincible against direct hits.
  • The jewels that are on Sableye's body (ruby for chest, sapphire for eyes and emerald for back spikes) represent on how it was released in Gen III (the same generation that introduced the games Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald).
  • It is the first pokemon to have his typings swapped around.
  • It can be considered Mawile‘s counterpart, as both are version exclusives an their mega evolutions have identical hp and speed stats.
  • When mega evolved, it is the slowest dark type.
  • Nanu's Sableye Is the first Pokémon to use Shadow Sneak in the anime.

Origin

Sableye resembles a Hopkinsville goblin, which is popular in Japanese anime and video games. It may also draw inspiration from voodoo dolls and gremlins.

Etymology

The name Sableye is a combination of "sable", meaning dark or black, and "eye".

Names in other languages

Gallery

See also

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