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Pokémon
#303: Mawile Mawile
Sableye
Darkness Pokémon
ヤミラミ
Yamirami
#302
Sableye
Sableye
Mega Sableye
Mega Sableye



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Ghost
Unknown Unknown
Mega Sableye
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Keen Eye or Stall
Sableye
Cacophony
Mega Sableye
Cacophony
Prankster
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Magic Bounce
Mega Sableye
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Sableye
1'08" 0.5 m
Mega Sableye
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
24.3 lbs. 11.0 kg
Sableye
354.9 lbs. 161.0 kg
Mega Sableye
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Sablenite‎ [[|]]
Base experience yield
98
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
133
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Sableye
0
HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Sableye
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
Mega Sableye
Footprint
F302.png None.png
Mega Sableye
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
35
External Links

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

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Sableye can Mega Evolve into Mega Sableye using the Sablenite‎.

Contents

Biology

Sableye is a bipedal Pokémon with a dark purple body, armed with sharp teeth and claws, which it uses to dig through soil. It has pale blue, gemstone-like eyes, which allow it to see in low light and sparkle in the dark. It also has a red gemstone on its chest, and its back has a blue and green gemstone as well as another red one. These gem-like eyes and adornments on its body are caused by its diet, which consists of rocks and raw gemstones. It also targets Carbink as prey, though they are usually taken by Gabite before Sableye can reach them. It is feared by people, since it is said to steal a person's soul if they look into its eyes. It is nocturnal and is rarely seen. It lives in caves.

As Mega Sableye, all the energy from its Mega Evolution is concentrated into the red jewel on its chest, causing it to rip out of Sableye's skin and significantly increase in size; the detached jewel leaves a small hole in Mega Sableye's chest. Its ears elongate, and it gains a spike on the top of its head. Its teeth turn from white to yellow, and its eyes also change from pale blue to a crimson red, with diagonal slits at their inner edges. Its back gains more gems: a second green one, a second red one and two small yellow gems. The enlarged jewel is said to boast such incredible hardness that no attack can even leave a scratch on it. During battle, Mega Sableye shelters itself behind the jewel, from where it can take advantage of any openings its target leaves exposed.[1] However, being forced to support its massive jewel leaves Sableye unable to turn quickly, making it vulnerable from behind.

In the anime

In the main series

Sableye in the anime
Mega Sableye in the anime

Major appearances

Sableye debuted in Oaknapped!, under the ownership of Cassidy, where it was used to battle Ritchie. It reappeared in A Date With Delcatty and Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!.

Sableye made its main series debut in Ready, Willing, and Sableye, where it was playing tricks on Ash and his friends.

A Sableye appeared in PK15. It was one of the residents of a spooky house.

Multiple Sableye appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness where they tried to stop Team Poképals from getting on the Rainbow Stoneship.

Four Sableye appeared in the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures short In the Dark, where they were among the Pokémon rudely awakened by Hoopa's summoning of multiple Litwick.

A Sableye appeared in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!, under the ownership of Carrie. It was used in a battle against Ash, since Carrie believed he was the threat to Kalos that Olympia had predicted.

A Sableye appeared in Guiding an Awakening!, under the ownership of Nanu. It was used in Nanu's grand trial against Ash. Despite using Mean Look on Lycanroc to immobilize it, it was defeated by the Wolf Pokémon's Stone Edge.

Minor appearances

A Sableye appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Coordinator's Sableye appeared in Lessons in Lilycove, where it was seen participating in the Lilycove City Pokémon Contest.

A Coordinator's Sableye made a cameo appearance in What I Did for Love!.

A Sableye appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened as a resident of Pokémon Hills.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Summer of Discovery!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, where it was one of the Pokémon that participated in the Pokémon Summer Camp.

A Sableye that can Mega Evolve into Mega Sableye appeared in the ending segment of Mega Evolution Special II.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Mega Evolution Special III.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!.

Six Sableye appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, all under the ownership of a different Trainer. One of them appeared in a flashback.

A student's Sableye appeared in The Guardian's Challenge!. It appeared again in the banned episode SM064.

A Sableye appeared in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, during a fantasy.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in That's Why the Litten is a Scamp!.

Two Sableye appeared in Rocking Clawmark Hill! as some of the Pokémon training up on Clawmark Hill.

Two Trainers' Sableye appeared in One Journey Ends, Another Begins....

Two Trainers' Sableye appeared in Getting the Band Back Together!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in A Glaring Rivalry!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Faba's Revenge!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Smashing with Sketch!, where it participated in the Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Sours for the Sweet!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!.

Three Trainers' Sableye appeared in Securing the Future!, where they joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in The Road to The Semifinals!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Z-Move Showdown!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Legend? Go! Friends? Go! as one of the Pokémon that participated in a Raid Battle against a Lugia.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG029 Sableye May's Pokédex Sableye, the Darkness Pokémon. Sableye normally live deep within caves and eat rocks. They use their sharp claws to dig through the earth.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY092 Sableye Serena's Pokédex Sableye, the Darkness Pokémon. Living in caves, Sableye digs up gems with its sharp claws, then devours them.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM077 Sableye Rotom Pokédex Sableye, the Darkness Pokémon. A Dark and Ghost type. Sableye's jeweled eyes shine with an eerie light that can strike fear into the spirits of living beings.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Mega Sableye in the animated trailer

A Mega Sableye made a cameo appearance in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, where it was seen defending itself from a Mega Lopunny.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Two Sableye appeared in ICYR2.

In the Pocket Monsters manga

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in JNM01.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sableye first appeared in The Last Battle XIV as a wild Pokémon pictured in one of the many photographs of unseen Pokémon that Professor Oak discovered.

A Sableye appeared in Dreadful Dealing with Dusclops, where it was attacking Wally inside the Sky Pillar.

In Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming, a Sableye appeared as a Battle Factory rental Pokémon that Emerald faced. It was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

A Sableye appeared in Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I, under the ownership of Hex Maniac Valerie. It took part in the preview Battle Dome tournament.

A Sableye appears as one of the Pokémon owned by the Team Galactic commander Jupiter. She used it alongside her Gastrodon and Tangrowth to attack Platinum, Candice, and Maylene when they arrived in Lake Acuity. It first appeared in Stopping Sableye.

Draconid Renza owns a Sableye, which appeared in Omega Alpha Adventure 6.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga

Six Sableye appeared in BET3 and BET4.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Sableye is Brawly's only known Pokémon, as seen in The Haunted Gym. It is considered an unusual choice for him as it was not a Fighting-type and it is immune to Fighting moves.

In the TCG

Main article: Sableye (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

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Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#068
Kanto
#—
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 and rise up to the Pokémon's body surface.
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.
FireRed It feeds on gemstone crystals. In darkness, its eyes sparkle with the glitter of jewels.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It dwells in the darkness of caves. It uses its sharp claws to dig up gems to nourish itself.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
White
Black 2 It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #123
Hoenn
#070
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.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #102
Alola
USUM: #124
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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 It digs through the ground with its hard claws and crunches down gems with its thick pointy teeth. Carbink is its favorite food.
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 Sableye
Sun The jewel from its chest, which has grown gigantic due to the effects of Mega Evolution, can turn back any attack.
Moon Supporting a giant heavy jewel, it can't change direction very nimbly and is vulnerable to attack from behind.
Ultra Sun Bathed in the energy of Mega Evolution, the gemstone on its chest expands, rips through its skin, and falls out.
Ultra Moon 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.
Generation VIII Galar
#294
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Trade, Event
Sapphire
Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
Emerald
Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Iron Island (Sapphire)
Platinum
Iron Island (Sapphire)
HeartGold
Route 9 (Swarm)
SoulSilver
Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Rally
Generation V
Black White
Challenger's Cave
Black 2 White 2
Trade with Curtis in Nimbasa City (female player character only)
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Reflection Cave, Friend Safari (Dark)
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Victory Road, Sky Pillar
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Ten Carat Hill, Vast Poni Canyon (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ten Carat Hill, Vast Poni Canyon (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Dusty Bowl

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Cave (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 3, Forever Level 3, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Darknight Relic (1F-15F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Spacial Rift (B1F-B15F, Deep Spacial Rift B1F-B9F)
MD Sky
Spacial Rift (B1F-B15F, Deep Spacial Rift B1F-B9F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Ruins, Hippowdon Temple
MD Blazing MD Light
Wonder Mail codes
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Daybreak Ruins, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: World Axle - B1F (post-ending)
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Protect Pichu in the Forest
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 4
Shuffle
Night Festival: Stage 24
Graucus Hall: Stage 458
Event: Sableye Appears (Costumed)
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (All Areas)
Picross
Area 15: Stage 09

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Campaign 5 Sableye English United States 18 August 14 to 20, 2004
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fifth Campaign Sableye Japanese Japan 10 March 21 to April 9, 2006
BWB2W2 Chief Golgo's Sableye Japanese Japan 50 September 15 to 28, 2013
AS Shigeki Morimoto's Sableye PAL region Online 50 August 5, 2015 to January 22, 2016
ORAS Mega Campaign Sableye All Japan 100 January 1 to 31, 2016

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wide Lens Wide Lens (5%)
Sun Moon Wide Lens Wide Lens (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Wide Lens Wide Lens (5%)
Sword Shield Wide Lens Wide Lens (5%)
Events* Black Sludge Black Sludge (100%) Sablenite‎ Sablenite‎ (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
380
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Mega Sableye
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total:
480
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
033 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
066 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
099 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
1212 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
1515 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Detect Fighting Status 0000 00——% 5
2121 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
2424 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2727 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
3030 Quash Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3333 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
3636 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3939 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
4242 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4545 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4848 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sableye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sableye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM75Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR14Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR14 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR63Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR63 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR92Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sableye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sableye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopLucarioGalladeCinderace
ClobbopusGrapploct
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
CroagunkToxicroakGothitaGothoritaGothitelleImpidimp
MorgremGrimmsnarl
Flatter Dark Status 100% 15
Bisharp Metal Burst Steel Physical 100% 10
ElgyemBeheeyem Recover Normal Status —% 10
Mr. MimeMr. MimeCroagunkToxicroakImpidimpMorgrem
GrimmsnarlMr. Rime
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
PawniardBisharpImpidimpMorgremGrimmsnarl Torment Dark Status 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sableye in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Sableye in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sableye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sableye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
Sw Sh IoA Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sableye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sableye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Disable Sableye (EX Crystal Guardians 10)
Slash Sableye (EX Deoxys 23)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Lick  Ghost  Ready, Willing, and Sableye

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS302.png PinRSani302.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani302.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP You'll appreciate my luminous eyes in darkness.
26%-50% HP Hey, you do see my HP's gone down by half?
1%-25% HP I'm next to done... The light in my eyes grows dim...
Level up There! I've leveled up! See how my eyes blaze with color?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 302.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
Dark
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry R-193
It launches eerie orbs and dark pulses to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:
(present)
Dark Assist.png
Dark
Field move:
(present)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Dark Assist.png
Dark
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-177/N-218
It releases dark pulses around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW302.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Sableye loves to spend time reading books in the Haunted House. Quizzes make him dance with joy. And so does playing Bastiodon's Block Barrage.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2302.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He came to the warehouse to look for gems and settled down there. He secretly ate a lot of gems while in Wish Park.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT302.png

Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Sablenite Sprite.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 20

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Shuffle302.png
Shuffle302M.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.
Skill Swapper: Swap+
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 10
Erases all Pokémon in an O-shaped pattern.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Sablenite Sprite.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#074
Shuffle302Spooky.png
Shuffle302M.png

Prank
Sometimes changes when a foe will next disrupt your play.
Skill Swapper: Swap++
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 7
Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Sableye.
Pokémon GO
GO302.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 141 Base Defense: 136
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Shadow Claw, Feint Attack
Charged Attacks: Power Gem, Foul Play, Shadow Sneak, Frustration, Return

Evolution

302Sableye.png
Unevolved
Sableye
 Dark  Ghost 

Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Sableye
Sableye
Sableye
 Dark  Ghost 

Sablenite
Sablenite


Held Sablenite
Sableye
Mega Sableye
Sableye
 Dark  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 302.png Spr b 3r 302.png Spr 3e 302.png Spr b 3r 302.png Spr 3r 302.png Spr b 3r 302.png
Spr 3r 302 s.png Spr b 3r 302 s.png Spr 3e 302 s.png Spr b 3r 302 s.png Spr 3r 302 s.png Spr b 3r 302 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 302.png Spr b 4d 302.png Spr 4d 302.png Spr b 4p 302.png Spr 4d 302.png Spr b 4h 302.png
Spr 4d 302 s.png Spr b 4d 302 s.png Spr 4d 302 s.png Spr b 4p 302 s.png Spr 4d 302 s.png Spr b 4p 302 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 302.png Spr b 5b 302.png Spr 5b 302.png Spr b 5b 302.png
Spr 5b 302 s.png Spr b 5b 302 s.png Spr 5b 302 s.png Spr b 5b 302 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 302.png Spr b 6x 302.png Spr 6x 302.png Spr b 6x 302.png
Spr 6o 302M.png Spr b 6o 302M.png
Spr 6x 302 s.png Spr b 6x 302 s.png Spr 6x 302 s.png Spr b 6x 302 s.png
Front Back Spr 6o 302M s.png Spr b 6o 302M s.png
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 302.png Spr b 7s 302.png Spr 7s 302.png Spr b 7s 302.png
Spr 7s 302M.png Spr b 7s 302M.png Spr 7s 302M.png Spr b 7s 302M.png
Spr 7s 302 s.png Spr b 7s 302 s.png Spr 7s 302 s.png Spr b 7s 302 s.png
Spr 7s 302M s.png Spr b 7s 302M s.png Spr 7s 302M s.png Spr b 7s 302M s.png
Front Back Front Back
302MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Sableye images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Sableye is a stylization of the Hopkinsville Goblin, a creature from an alleged Kentucky "alien encounter" described as having shining eyes, small legs, clawed arms and swaying hips (a movement that Sableye imitates in the 3D Pokémon games). The Hopkinsville aliens are most famous in Japan, where they have appeared in other anime and video games.

The ruby, sapphire, and emerald on Sableye's body may be a reference to the three games of the generation it debuted in.

Name origin

Sableye is a combination of sable and eye. It may also be a play on able-eyed.

Yamirami may be a combination of 闇 yami (darkness) and 藪睨み yabunirami (a squint) or 睨み nirami (glare).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヤミラミ Yamirami From yami, 藪睨み yabunirami and 睨み nirami
France Flag.png French Ténéfix From ténèbre and fixer
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sableye Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Zobiris From Zombie and Iris
Italy Flag.png Italian Sableye Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깜까미 Kamkami Corruption of 깜깜 kkam-kkam
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 勾魂眼 Ngāuwàhnngáahn From 勾魂 ngāuwàhn and ngáahn
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 勾魂眼 Gōuhúnyǎn From 勾魂 gōuhún and yǎn


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