Sableye

Sableye is a Dark/Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Darkness Pokémon.

Sableye has a Mega Evolution, available from Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 302
Type Dark Ghost
Species Darkness Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 24.3 lbs (11.0 kg)
Abilities Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster (hidden ability)
Local № 068 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
123 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
070 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
102 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
124 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 133
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Human-Like
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 75
139 273
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 50
94 218
Total 380 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 Sableye.

Pokédex data

National № 302
Type Dark Ghost
Species Darkness Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 354.9 lbs (161.0 kg)
Abilities Magic Bounce
Local № 068 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
123 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
070 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
102 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
124 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 168
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Human-Like
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 125
229 383
Sp. Atk 85
157 295
Sp. Def 115
211 361
Speed 20
40 152
Total 480 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 Sableye.

Evolution chart

Sableye changes

Pokédex entries

Sableye

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.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It feeds on gemstone crystals. In darkness, its eyes sparkle with the glitter of jewels.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It dwells in the darkness of caves. It uses its sharp claws to dig up gems to nourish itself.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
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.
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.

Moves learned by Sableye

Moves learnt by level up

Sableye learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
4ForesightNormal
6Night ShadeGhost 100
9AstonishGhost 30 100
11Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
14DetectFighting
16Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
19Feint AttackDark 60
21Fake OutNormal 40 100
24PunishmentDark 100
26Knock OffDark 65 100
29Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
31Confuse RayGhost 100
34Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
36Power GemRock 80 100
39Shadow BallGhost 80 100
41Foul PlayDark 95 100
44QuashDark 100
46Mean LookNormal

Egg moves

Sableye learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sableye egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CaptivateNormal 100
FeintNormal 30 100
FlatterDark 100
ImprisonPsychic
Mean LookNormal
Metal BurstSteel 100
MoonlightFairy
Nasty PlotDark
RecoverNormal
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
TrickPsychic 100

Move Tutor moves

Sableye can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Sableye is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
77Psych UpNormal
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Sableye can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Sableye learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
4ForesightNormal
6Night ShadeGhost 100
9AstonishGhost 30 100
11Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
14DetectFighting
16Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
19Feint AttackDark 60
21Fake OutNormal 40 100
24PunishmentDark 100
26Knock OffDark 65 100
29Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
31Confuse RayGhost 100
34Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
36Power GemRock 80 100
39Shadow BallGhost 80 100
41Foul PlayDark 95 100
44QuashDark 100
46Mean LookNormal

Egg moves

Sableye learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sableye egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CaptivateNormal 100
FeintNormal 30 100
FlatterDark 100
ImprisonPsychic
Mean LookNormal
Metal BurstSteel 100
MoonlightFairy
Nasty PlotDark
RecoverNormal
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
TrickPsychic 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sableye is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
77Psych UpNormal
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Sableye can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Sableye sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Sableye  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sableye  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sableye  sprite from Black & White Sableye  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Sableye Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sableye Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sableye Shiny sprite from Black & White Sableye Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Sableye

Ruby Trade/migrate from another game
Sapphire Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Iron Island
HeartGold Route 9
SoulSilver Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Challenger's Cave
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Reflection Cave
Omega Ruby Trade/migrate from another game
Alpha Sapphire Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ten Carat Hill, Vast Poni Canyon

Other languages

English Sableye
Japanese ヤミラミ (Yamirami)
German Zobiris
French Ténéfix

Name origin

sable
a mammal in the weasel family
eye
the organ of sight