Sableye

Sableye
ヤミラミ
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Delcatty < Sableye > Mega Sableye
Species
Type
Darkness Pokémon
Dark.gif Ghost.gif
Number
Ability
#302
Height
Weight
1′8″ (0.5m)
24.3 lbs. (11kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Sableye (ヤミラミ) is the 68th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Dark/Ghost Type, and it is known as the Darkness Pokémon.

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.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Sableye takes the appearance of a purple ghost with gemstones for eyes and a smaller gemstone on its torso.

Gender Differences

Sableye doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Sableye appears at the Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Sky Pillar, and Victory Road B2 in Sapphire and Emerald.

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.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Sableye can be caught in the wild at Ten Carat Hill and Vast Poni Canyon by being called on by a Carbink in an S.O.S. Battle.

Spin-off Games

Sableye is one of the Shadow Pokémon found in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Snag it from Navigator Abson at Citadark Isle.

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.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Cassidy of Team Rocket used a Sableye in the Pokémon Chronicles episodes Oak-Napped, A Date With Delcatty, and Luvdisc is a Most Splendored Thing.

A Wild Sableye was featured in the episode Ready, Willing, and Sableye!.

Movies

Wild Sableye make an appearance in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, Sableye's lone appearanc e in the films as of writing.

Manga

Team Galactic Admin Jupiter makes appearances with a Sableye in Chapters 395, 396, 398 and 411.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Ruby None Trade
Sapphire/Emerald Common Granite Cave: B1 & B2, Cave of Origin, Sky Pillar 1F, 3F & 5F, Victory Road B2
FireRed/LeafGreen None Trade
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Citadark Isle (Snag from Navigator Abson)
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 8% Iron Island (Sapphire Inserted into DS' GBA Slot)
HeartGold 40% Route 9 (Swarm)
SoulSilver None Trade
Black/White 10% Challenger's Cave 1F
Black 2/White 2 Only One Trade with Curtis
X/Y 5% Reflection Cave
Omega Ruby None Transfer or Trade
Alpha Sapphire 5% Granite Cave: B2 (Horde)
Alpha Sapphire 10% Victory Road: 1F & B1, Sky Pillar
AlphaSapphire 31% Cave of Origin
Sun/Moon 20% Ten Carat Hill, Vast Poni Canyon (S.O.S. Battle)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
III 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 crystalize and rise up to the Pokémon's body surface.
Emerald It digs branching holes in caves using its sharp clawys in search of food--raw gems. A Sableye lurks in darkness and is seen only rarely.
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.
IV 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.
V 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.
VI 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.
VII Sun It’s a fiend for gemstones, so it stalks Carbink. Unfortunately, Gabite almost always grabs them first.
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.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
50
. 210 304 .
Atk
75
139 155 249 273
Def
75
139 155 249 273
Sp. Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Def
65
121 135 229 251
Speed
50
94 105 199 218

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
4 Foresight Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
6 Night Shade Ghost.gif ?? 100 Special.png
9 Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
11 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
14 Detect Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
16 Shadow Sneak Ghost.gif 40 100 Physical.png
19 Feint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
21 Fake Out Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
24 Punishment Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
26 Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
29 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
31 Confuse Ray Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
34 Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
36 Power Gem Rock.gif 80 100 Special.png
39 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
41 Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
44 Quash Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
46 Mean Look Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM60 Quash Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Captivate Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Flatter Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Imprison Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Mean Look Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Metal Burst Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Moonlight Fairy.gif -- -- Other.png
Nasty Plot Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Recover Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 120*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 140*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160*/180* -- Physical.png Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 175*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Twinkle Tackle Fairy.gif 160 -- Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100*/140* -- Physical.png Special.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 120 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Focus Punch Fighting.gif 150 100 Physical.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Magic Coat Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Pain Split Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Shock Wave Electric.gif 60 -- Special.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Thunder Punch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png
water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
Wonder Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Generation III

Via Purification

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Move Tutor

Emerald
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
Fire Red/Leaf Green
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Mega Kick Normal.gif 120 75 Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Metronome Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Nightmare Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png

Generation IV

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Generation V

Via TM/HM

Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png

Evolution Line

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Sableye

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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