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What is a good moveset for Sableye?

3 votes

Mine has the ability Keen Eye. It knows:

Shadow Claw: STAB, decent power, high accuracy, good chance for critical hit.

Zen Headbutt: Good power, decent accuracy, decent chance to cause flinching.

Faint Attack: Decent power, doesn't miss, STAB.

Embargo: Stops the foe from using items.

Sableye learnset

asked Jul 20, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Can people please at least give their reason for voting this down?
Voted it up, my friend!
One word:Trolls.
Sableye (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Mischievous Heart
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Toxic
- Substitute
- Recover
- Taunt
I wish other pokemon had Stall, so they could SubPunch or SubSeed or use Payback. Sableye is just a prankster.

14 Answers

5 votes

Sableye Gen 5

Ability Prankster, EV's Attack 252, He will probably anyway get ohko'd most times, Adamant Nature, Item Focus sash.

Fake Out, just some free extra damage but don't do this on Pokemon that has an ability that pevents flinching like a crobat, it might have Inner Focus, neither on pokemon with rough skin or iron barbs, this just ruins the focus sash, And do NOT use this on a pokemon that has the ability Mummy, i use this moveset and i used Fake Out on a pokemon that had the ability Mummy, i wasn't thinking of that the pokemon had Mummy so the Fake Out ruined my plan then, because the ability Mummy spread to Sabeleye.

Swagger, to power up Punishment and if they hit themselves in confusion you get a extra turn wich is nice, also has priority thanks to Prankster.

Punishment, STAB and powered up by Swagger, Foul Play also works good here.

Sadow Sneak, STAB priority plus so you can finish of things after Swagger+Punishment/Foul Play Comination.

I've tried this many times and if often works out absolutely great! even on pokemon that resists this (that is if they hit themselves in confusion) like a skarmory.
Chances are pretty good that they will hit themselves in confusion at least 1/2 thanks to the focus sash and prankster.

answered Jun 26, 2011 by Hex
edited Mar 19, 2012 by Hex
my sableye is a bit different,but you NEED to try this!
item:zoom lends
ability:stall
payback-stall will make payback do 100 damage!
swaggar-to power up foul play.
foul play-sience it has base damage,it does more damage than punishment.
shadow sneak-to get the first hit.great for finishing off opponents' pokemon early

by the way,your sableye is great!
This is brilliant! Nice combination, too! I like it. :)
3 votes

Gen V

Sableye (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Prankster

EVs: 248 HP / 128 Def / 132 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Substitute
  • Toxic
  • Recover
  • Protect
answered Jun 16, 2011 by trachy
edited Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
That's a very nice moveset you've got there. I can see it working well. :D
1 vote

Good set, makes use of his stats. Perhaps carry sucker punch or substitute to avoid as much damage.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
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1 vote

Mine has the same moveset except dig instead of Embargo. I always found dig helpful to cover many types.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by Swampert
1 vote

A Stall (ability) set:

Sableye (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Stall
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Brick Break
- Shadow Claw
- Zen Headbutt
- Payback

Leftovers is for recovery, seeing as this guys Defenses could be improved. Stall works with Payback to kill people. Nature works to increase Attack, but lower Defense. It doesn't matter, though, because with Stall, this guy's Speed is 0. Brick Break breaks Screens, which helps lots. Shadow Claw is STAB and can Crit. On PO, death. Zen Headbutt can Flinch, and kills Fighting types with Foresight should they appear. Finally, Payback is STAB and, combined with Stall, hits somewhere over 110 in max power. Too bad you pay with Speed...

answered Jul 9, 2011 by Fate Itself
edited Sep 10, 2011 by Fate Itself
Very interesting use of the ability Stall.
Zen Headbutt can't flinch with Stall.
1 vote

Sableye@Prankster

Evs: 252 def, 252 S.def, 6 hp

Nature: Bold(+def, -attack)

Item: Leftovers


Will-o-Wisp(BURN!)

Substitute(Never hit me)

Recover(I Won't Die!....again(ghost pun))

Night Shade(Taunted no problem...until they use a normal type)


answered Jul 15, 2011 by Speed freak
oh i've faced this sableye allright
I won't die again! xD
1 vote

Ok recently i've been using this guy, and hes a great Lead, i run this set

Sableye @ Lagging Tail (Makes you slower)
Nature: Calm (+sp def - attack )
EVS: 252Def / 252 SpDef / 4 HP
Ability : Prankster

  • Taunt
    Great against statuses leads (such as forretress, ferrothorn) or just any sweeper who wants to set up
  • Will-O-Wisp
    Burn that sweepers, so they wont hurt you much
  • Trick
    Heres when the lagging tail comes to play, you have prankster anyways so you will go first, make your opponent slow and get a free item, works best with sweepers or speedy annoyers
  • Recover
    This one doesnt need explanation
answered May 19, 2012 by Jellypizza
I like this moveset. :)
0 votes

Sableye@Leftovers
EVs: 252 Def 252 Sp Def 4 HP
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Relaxed ( + Def - Spe )
-Recover ( Priority + Sableye doesn't respect damage, Sableye respects healing damage. )
-Will O' Wisp ( Priority + Key to a staller is having a status move. )
-Substitute ( Priority + Well what can I say, it's substitute. )
-Shadow Sneak ( Priority + While stalling, it is nice to get some damage off... )

Now, where to start... Sableye... with prankster = the perfect troll/staller. Quad priority moveset thanks to its ability Prankster, with decent defences it can withstand a fair amount of hits of hits while being able to Recover off the damage. Leftovers can help quite alot since all this pokemon is meant to do it stall. Also Sableye has NO weaknesses. Anyway in simpler words, this is one of the most irritating pokemon you will ever see.

answered Apr 5, 2012 by PokemonGenius4458
edited Apr 6, 2012 by PokemonGenius4458
This damn awesome. I would vote it up if I could.... :c
0 votes

Sable Troll @ PRANKSTER

Nature +SP.DEF -SP.ATK

Item:Leftovers

Ev's
252 defense
252 special defense
4 hp

Moveset:

Confuse ray
Subsitute
Will o wisp
Recover

answered May 20, 2012 by Nascarfan73
0 votes

Ahh, Sableye. Always been a personal favorite of mine. This is the moveset for my gen 5 Sableye:

Ability: Stall. I've seen a bunch of Prankster sets, but Stall is a much better ability for this particular set.
Nature: Brave. Adamant works well, too.
I invested my EVs in Attack and HP, but it may be wise to invest in Sableye's Defenses as well.

Moves:

Payback (STAB, and with Stall, this move will always hit!)
Metal Burst (This is the key to the moveset, but it requires some breeding to obtain. Just breed a female Sableye with a male Bisharp and you'll be good to go!)
Shadow Sneak (STAB and priority. Useful for quickly finishing off the opponent!)
Detect (This is just for a little extra security. You may switch it out for Zen Headbutt or Shadow Claw if you like!)

As for the held item... Huh, I wish I had more professional advice for this. I just give my Sableye a Spell Tag to boost the power of Shadow Sneak, but perhaps a Liechi Berry would be a better option?

Now, since Sableye has rather poor stats, my Sableye never lasts long in battle, but she sure does help a ton when finishing off the opponent's last pokemon!

Hope this helped!

answered Jul 20, 2012 by The-Silent-Bandit
you should problably give sableye a zoom lends:sience sableye has the ability stall,the accuracy will be boosted every turn!(unless sableye's ability is suppressed)
0 votes

Sableye gen 6
Ability: Prankster
Item: leftovers
Nature: Calm (+sp.Def, -Atk)
Ev:252hp, 252sp.Def , 4def.

Moveset:
Foul play Great against sweepers
Taunt Priority and makes it a great starter against entry hazards
Recover Priority heal
Will-o-wisp Priority and makes sweepers deal less dmg

answered Dec 11, 2013 by Erkkan
0 votes

Held Item: Leftovers
Nature: Impish (+Def, -SAtk)
Ability: Pranksters
Move set:
-Substitute
-Shadow Sneak/Sucker Punch
-Recover
-Toxic
Evs: 252 HP/ 128 Def/ 128 SDef

answered Dec 26, 2013 by GhostMaster
0 votes

Sableye Staller
Ability: Prankster
Item: Leftovers
Dark Pulse- Great STAB, nice base power
Calm Mind- Ups your special attack and special defense
Recover- Recovers your health :p
Will-o-wisp- Burning power and attack drop!

answered Feb 24 by WhiteRaven01
0 votes

Sableye@leftovers
EVs: 252 defense, 252 special defense, 4 hp
Ability: prankster
Nature: Adamant
Role: Sweeper
Power-up punch: This is here because this guy can't learn swords dance
Sucker Punch: With attack boosts, this will be handy with the next move…
Taunt: Prankster "boost", enables Sableye to use sucker punch
Recover: So you can keep on sweeping :)

answered 2 days ago by #Mega Pinsir