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toxic can beat your opponents faster but w-o-w gives you more physical bulk.Which is better for my sableye moveset :
Sucker Punch
Recover
Protect
???
EV's
252 defence
252 sp.defence
6 attack
nature:impish

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I would choose Will-O-Wisp because it technically doubles your defense. Also I would change protect to calm mind and sucker punch to dark pulse. That way you can be extremely bulky while walling/sweeping your opponent. Also try changing your EVs and nature to get better bulk and power.

The final set:

Sableye @Sablenite(I dunno how to spell it)
Trait: Prankster ---> Magic Bounce
Bold Nature
EVs: 252 Hp, 252 SpD, 4 Def
-Calm Mind
-Recover
-Dark Pulse
-Will-O-Wisp

Hope I helped!

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I knew this set was coming
why can't we put the 4 remaining evs in special attack?
I ran this set with different evs(252 hp 128 defence 128 sp defence)and I swept with sableye over 5 teams
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It depends more on your team, If your team is quite physically bulky then go for Toxic, however I'd reccomend WIll-o-Wisp, because its better for longevity and shuts down opponents so the rest of your team can have an easier time.

Here's a set:

Sableye-Mega @ Sablenite
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
- Recover
- Protect
- Sucker Punch
- Will-O-Wisp

This set is completely specially bulky, with W-O-W to shut down physical attackers.

Another option is getting rid of Protect and putting on Toxic. Protect helps stall, but you honestly already have recover for stalling.

PS: I'd go Shadow Sneak instead of Sucker Punch. Often opponents will try to status your Sableye making Sucker Punch useless. the damage Sableye often puts out isn't very much, so things like Shadow Sneak ect. is usually used to finish opponents off, so the damage output shouldn't matter so much on something that isn't invested in attack.

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Calm nature and Sucker Punch? I don't think that would be a wise investment.