Sableye (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
0301MS.png #0301: Delcatty
Pokémon
#0303: Mawile 0303MS.png
Sableye
Darkness Pokémon
ヤミラミ
Yamirami
#0302
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 StallGen IV+
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
25 cycles
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
Footprint
F0302.png F000.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.

Biology

 
Sableye feeding on gems

Sableye is a bipedal humanoid 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. Because of this, each individual Sableye can create an infinite number of patterns on its body.

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 the darkness of caves. It uses its claws to dig for gems to eat and fight back.

Sableye is the only known Pokémon that can have Stall as an Ability.

Forms

Sableye can Mega Evolve into Mega Sableye.

As Mega Sableye, being bathed in Mega Evolution energy causes the red jewel on its chest 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 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.

Mega
Sableye
 

Game data

NPC appearances

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

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
 S  M : #102
Alola
 US  UM : #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
Galar
Crown Tundra #174
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
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.
Brilliant Diamond It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#297
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It dwells in the darkness of caves. It uses its sharp claws to dig up gems to nourish itself.
Violet Materials from gems it has eaten float to the surface of its body and can form an infinite number of patterns among individuals.


     
Sableye in the Alola Pokédex Mega Sableye in the Alola Pokédex Sableye in the Paldea Pokédex

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, Event
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, Event
Shield
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror
Giant's Mirror, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Shield Expansion Pass
Lakeside Cave
Brilliant Diamond
Trade
Shining Pearl
Grand Underground - Dazzling Cave, Stargleam Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area Six, Alfornada Cavern
East Province: Area Three
West Province: Area One, Area Two
North Province: Area One, Dalizapa Passage
Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (3★, 5★)


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)
PokéPark 2
Tech Area
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Protect Pichu in the Forest
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 4
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (All Areas)
Picross
Area 15: Stage 09
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Pinsir Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Rowlet Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Darknight Relic (1F-14F)
Fainted Pokémon: Howling Forest, Solar Cave
New Snap
Outaway Cave, Durice Island Illumina SpotLevel 2
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Night Festival: Stage 24
Graucus Hall: Stage 458
Event: Sableye Appears (Costumed)
Masters EX
Seasonal sync pair scout: Caitlin (Fall 2021) & Sableye (Mega Sableye)
UNITE
Purchase for 12,000 Aeos Coins/575 Aeos Gems


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
SwSh Kohei Fujida's Sableye All Online 50 June 11 to 12, 2022

Held items

Games Held items
Black 2 White 2
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Sword Shield
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 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
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

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM064  TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067  TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069  TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM079  TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM080  TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM101  TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM105  TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM107  TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122  TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM151  TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM178  TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM180  TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 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 or an alternate form of Sableye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
Flatter Dark Status 100% 15
Metal Burst Steel Physical 100% 10
Recover Normal Status —% 5
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
Torment Dark Status 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sableye
  • 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slash Sableye (EX Deoxys 23)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Lick  Ghost  Ready, Willing, and Sableye

Side game data

Sableye

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:  
Dark
Field move:  
(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
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Dark
Field move:
(past)
 
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-177/N-218
It releases dark pulses around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.18 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 73 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  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
 
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: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 50 - 130   20

#074
 
 

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.
  Swappable Skill(s): Swap+
Mega Effects   10
Erases all Pokémon in an O-shaped pattern.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 50 - 115   10

#074
 
 

Prank
Sometimes changes when a foe will next disrupt your play.
  Swappable Skill(s): Swap++
Mega Effects   7
Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Sableye.
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 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 
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #193
Sableye was scratching at the ground with its sharp claws, looking for its favorite food—gemstones. Did you notice the glint in its eyes when it saw Carbink?


Costumes in Pokémon GO
 
Litwick costume

Mega Sableye

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 151 Base Defense: 216
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, Return 

Form data

Mega Evolution

Default
 
Sableye
Sableye
 Dark  Ghost 

 
Sablenite


Held Sablenite
 
Mega Sableye
Sableye
 Dark  Ghost 

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Sableye images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Sableye in the anime
 
Mega Sableye in the anime

Major appearances

Sableye debuted in Oaknapped!, under the ownership of Cassidy, who used it 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.

In PK15, a Sableye was living in a spooky house.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness, multiple Sableye tried to stop Team Poképals from getting on the Rainbow Stoneship.

In the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures short In the Dark, Hoopa's summoning of multiple Litwick rudely awakened four Sableye.

In Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!, Carrie used a Sableye in a battle against Ash, since Carrie believed he was the threat to Kalos that Olympia had predicted.

In Guiding an Awakening!, Nanu used a Sableye in his 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.

In Lessons in Lilycove, a Coordinator's Sableye competed in the Lilycove City Contest.

A Coordinator's Sableye appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, a Sableye was living at Pokémon Hills.

In Summer of Discovery!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, a Trainer's Sableye attended 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 reappeared in the banned episode SM064.

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

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

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

In Rocking Clawmark Hill!, two Sableye were 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!.

In Smashing with Sketch!, a Sableye competed 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!.

In Securing the Future!, three Trainers' Sableye 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!.

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, a Trainer's Sableye participated in a Raid Battle against a Lugia.

In a flashback in Trials of a Budding Master!, a Trainer's Sableye battled Ash in a World Coronation Series match.

A Sableye appeared on Mega Island in An Adventure of Mega Proportions!.

A Sableye appeared in The Spectral Express!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Reuniting for the First Time!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Helping the Hometown Hero!.

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in The Door That Never Opens.

A Sableye appeared in HZ035.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN091 Sableye Goh's Rotom Phone Sableye, the Darkness Pokémon. A Dark and Ghost type. Sableye eat gems, jewels, and crystals.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

 
Mega Sableye in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, a Mega Sableye defended itself from a Mega Lopunny.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in The Gathering of Stars.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Two Sableye appeared in ICYR2.

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

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.

Ruby & Sapphire arc

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

Emerald arc

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.

Diamond & Pearl arc

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.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Draconid Renza owns a Sableye, which appeared in Hoopa Distorts.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Legend? Check! Friends? Check!.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team

Six Sableye appeared in BET3 and BET4.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

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)

Other appearances

 
Sableye in Pokémon UNITE

Pokémon UNITE

Main article: Sableye (UNITE)

Sableye is playable through obtaining a Unite License. It is a melee supporter.

Trivia

Origin

Sableye may be based on 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 several media.

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

Name origin

Sableye may be a combination of sable (either referring to the heraldic color or the animal it is named after) 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 (cross-eyed sight, squint) or 睨み nirami (glare).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ヤミラミ Yamirami From yami, 藪睨み yabunirami, and 睨み nirami
  French Ténéfix From ténèbre and fixer
  Spanish Sableye Same as English name
  German Zobiris From Zobel and Iris
  Italian Sableye Same as English name
  Korean 깜까미 Kamkami Corruption of 깜깜 kkam-kkam
  Mandarin Chinese 勾魂眼 Gōuhúnyǎn From 勾魂 gōuhún and yǎn
  Cantonese Chinese 勾魂眼 Ngāuwàhnngáahn From 勾魂 ngāuwàhn and ngáahn


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