Sableye can use one of two Abilities; Keen Eye, which prevents its Accuracy from being lowered, or Stall, which disregards the Speed of the Pokémon in battle, and will always attack last. Sableye's Hidden Ability is the Prankster Ability. This ability increases the Speed Priority of moves in the Status category by 1, allowing for moves like Confuse Ray and Will-O-Wisp to hit before the opponent can attack, unless the other Pokémon has the same Ability and is faster.
Sableye cannot evolve and does not have a pre-evolved form, but is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Sableye.
Sableye is in the Human-Like Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. It takes Sableye 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Sableye takes the appearance of a purple ghost with gemstones for eyes and a smaller gemstone on its torso.
Sableye doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
Sableye appears at Iron Island with Pokémon Sapphire Inserted into the Game Boy Advance slot of your Nintendo DS in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, but this won't work until the National Pokédex has been obtained. Sableye appears at Route 9 in Heart Gold.
Sableye appears in the Challenger's Cave in Black and White, an area that can be accessed once the main game is completed and the National Pokédex has been obtained. In Black 2 and White 2, the only way to obtain a Sableye is to obtain one by way of an In-Game Trade with Curtis.
Sableye can be found at Reflection Cave and the Friend Safari in X and Y. Sableye doesn't appear in the wild in Omega Ruby, but can be found at Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Victory Road and Sky Pillar in Alpha Sapphire.
Sableye makes appearances at Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 31, Forever Level 31 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Sableye appears at the first 15 floors of Darknight Relic in the first Mystery Dungeon game. In Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness, Sableye appears at Sky Rift; in Explorers of Sky Sableye appears at Sky Fissure. Despite having slightly different names, the floors in which Sableye appears remains the same: B1-B15 and DP B1-B9. Sableye is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3. It can be found on the Path to Treasure Mountain B8-B14.
Sableye appears in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia at the Chroma Ruins and Hippowdon Temple. Sableye returns in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs at the Daybreak Ruins in the Main Room off to the right in the Present; and in the final-and hardest-mission in the Past: the Light Temple Mission "At Last, Arceus and the Light", only obtainable by defeating it as part of the mission to capture all 27 Pokémon that are in the temple, obtaining a Slate that a Sableye drops, and defeating the boss, Arceus.
Sableye can be found at the Haunted Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, and can be obtained by unlocking the west wing of the house, then complete a Quiz. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Sableye appears at the Tech Area's Unawarehouse after retrieving it from Wish Park. To befriend it you'll be playing a game of Hide-and-Seek.
Sableye can be found at World Axle Underground Entry Rusty Army Lair, World Axle Shaft Rust Army Lair and World Axle Hauntyard B1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast, the last of these locations only happens after completing the game.
Trading Card Game
Sableye appears in 13 different sets and the Team Plasma Gift Set. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Secret Wonders, Stormfront, Undaunted, Dark Explorers, Legendary Treasures and XY sets. Sableye is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Sandstorm, EX Deoxys, EX Holon Phantoms, EX Crystal Guardians, EX Power Keepers, Supreme Victors (Team Galactic) and Plasma Freeze set.
A Wild Sableye was featured in the episode Ready, Willing, and Sableye!.
Wild Sableye make an appearance in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, Sableye's lone appearanc e in the films as of writing.
Team Galactic Admin Jupiter makes appearances with a Sableye in Chapters 395, 396, 398 and 411.
Sableye is in the RU tier of competitive battling. With a great ability in Prankster, Sableye can shut down a great number of physical sweepers, setup sweepers, walls, and weaker special attackers with the combination of Will-O-Wisp and Taunt. With great recovery in Recover, Sableye can be hard to wear down easily and can be annoying to deal with. Its unique typing and access to priority Taunt gives it the ability to block Rapid Spin and Defog users, meaning that it can be a valued member of teams that utilize Spikes while being able to check threats like Snorlax, Reuniclus, and Mienshao. Access to attacking moves with great utility in Knock Off and Snarl, with the former giving Sableye the ability to function well as a stallbreaker and the latter giving it a bigger cushion against special attackers. Sableye fits on many teams as a result of these positive traits due to how self-sufficient it can be while acting as a great team supporter. However, it suffers in regards to overall stats, meaning that it sometimes cannot check some of the threats it's meant to check and results in it losing to a great number of special attackers. Sableye is reliant on Will-O-Wisp due to weak attacking stats and can be pressured into using Recover often, leaving an opportunity for a wallbreaker to come in and take advantage. Sableye is also susceptible to many wallbreaking Pokémon in the tier, such as Gardevoir, Entei, and Hydreigon, and cannot get around certain defensive Pokémon like Florges and Arcanine.
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Move Tutor (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
Via Move Tutor
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
- TM19: Telekinesis
Via Dream World
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