Gabite

Gabite is a Dragon/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Cave Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 444
Type Dragon Ground
Species Cave Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight 56.0 kg (123.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Veil
Rough Skin (hidden ability)
Local № 110 (Diamond/Pearl)
110 (Platinum)
007 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
239 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
308 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
110 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
188 (Legends: Arceus)
117 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 144
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 68
246 340
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 82
152 289
Total 410 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Gabite.

Evolution chart

(Level 24) (Level 48)

Gabite changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond There is a long-held belief that medicine made from its scales will heal even incurable illnesses.
Pearl It habitually digs up and hoards gems in its nest. Its loot is constantly targeted by thieves.
Platinum It loves sparkly things. It seeks treasures in caves and hoards the loot in its nest.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
As it digs to expand its nest, it habitually digs up gems that it then hoards in its nest.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It loves sparkly things. It seeks treasures in caves and hoards the loot in its nest.
X
Omega Ruby
It loves sparkly things. It seeks treasures in caves and hoards the loot in its nest.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
As it digs to expand its nest, it habitually digs up gems that it then hoards in its nest.
Sun In rare cases, it molts and sheds its scales. Medicine containing its scales as an ingredient will make a weary body feel invigorated.
Moon Shiny objects are its passion. It can be found in its cave, scarcely moving, its gaze fixed on the jewels it’s amassed or Carbink it has caught.
Ultra Sun It loves shiny things. When it finds a Sableye trying to catch a Carbink, Gabite becomes furiously angry and attacks the Sableye.
Ultra Moon It sheds its skin and gradually grows larger. Its scales can be ground into a powder and used as raw materials for traditional medicine.
Sword This Pokémon emits ultrasonic waves from a protrusion on either side of its head to probe pitch-dark caves.
Shield Jewels are buried in the caves these Pokémon nest in, but you’ll be torn apart by claws and fangs the moment you enter one of these caves.
Brilliant Diamond There is a long-held belief that medicine made from its scales will heal incurable illnesses.
Shining Pearl It habitually digs up and hoards gems in its nest. Its loot is constantly targeted by thieves.
Legends: Arceus Though Gabite are usually of a violent disposition, when I gave one a glass bead it had been eyeing covetously, it suddenly became quite docile.

Moves learned by Gabite

Moves learnt by level up

Gabite learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
1Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
18BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
27BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
34SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
42Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
50DigGroundPhysical 80 100
58SandstormRockStatus
66Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
74Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75

Egg moves

Gabite learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Gabite egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100

Move Tutor moves

Gabite can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Draco MeteorDragonSpecial 130 90

Moves learnt by TM

Gabite is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Gabite learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
9BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
15SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
21Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
29Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
37Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
47OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Gabite can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
Draco MeteorDragonSpecial 130 90
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
RestPsychicStatus
Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
SwiftNormalSpecial 60

Gabite sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Gabite  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Gabite  sprite from Black & White Gabite  sprite from X & Y Gabite  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Gabite  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Gabite Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Gabite Shiny sprite from Black & White Gabite Shiny sprite from X & Y Gabite Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Gabite

Diamond
Pearl
Evolve Gible
Platinum Victory Road
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Gible
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Haina Desert
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Trade/migrate from another game
Shield Evolve Gible
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Fountainspring Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern
Legends: Arceus Avalanche Slopes, Clamberclaw Cliffs

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Gabite
Japanese ガバイト (Gabite)
German Knarksel
French Carmache

Name origin

gargoyle
grotesque carved ornament
bite
cut or wound with the teeth