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 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 11.0 kg (24.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Keen Eye
2. 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)
294 (Sword/Shield)
174 (The Crown Tundra)

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 (6,169–6,425 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 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 161.0 kg (354.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. 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)
294 (Sword/Shield)
174 (The Crown Tundra)

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 (6,169–6,425 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.
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.

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 Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
3AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
6Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
9Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
12Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
15DisableNormalStatus 100
18DetectFightingStatus
21Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
24Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
27Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
30QuashDarkStatus 100
33Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
36Mean LookNormalStatus
39Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
42Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
45Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
48Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
FlatterDarkStatus 100
Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
RecoverNormalStatus
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
TormentDarkStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Sableye can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100
PoltergeistGhostPhysical 110 90

Moves learnt by TM

Sableye is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Sableye is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
4ForesightNormalStatus
6Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
9AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
11Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
14DetectFightingStatus
16Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
19Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
21Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
24PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
26Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
29Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
31Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
34Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
36Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
39Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
41Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
44QuashDarkStatus 100
46Mean LookNormalStatus

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.
CaptivateNormalStatus 100
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
FlatterDarkStatus 100
ImprisonPsychicStatus
Mean LookNormalStatus
Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
MoonlightFairyStatus
Nasty PlotDarkStatus
RecoverNormalStatus
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
TrickPsychicStatus 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:

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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Sableye sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Sableye  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sableye  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sableye  sprite from Black & White Sableye  sprite from X & Y Sableye  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Sableye  sprite from Sword & Shield
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 Sableye Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Location data not yet available
Shield Dusty Bowl, Lakeside Cave

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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