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* Sableye is the only non {{t|Steel}}-type Pokémon that can learn {{m|Metal Burst}}.
 
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* Sableye has the lowest base stat total of all fully evolved Dark-type Pokémon.
 
* Sableye has the lowest base stat total of all fully evolved Dark-type Pokémon.
* Sableye is one of the few Pokémon who's animated sprite makes no trans-locating movements (other than shifting through frames) in its [[Pokémon Emerald Version|Emerald]] sprite; it stays completely still as it animates.
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* Sableye is one of the few Pokémon whose animated sprite makes no trans-locating movements (other than shifting through frames) in its [[Pokémon Emerald Version|Emerald]] sprite; it stays completely still as it animates.
** Sableye along with [[Kecleon (Pokémon)|Kecleon]] are also some of the few if not, two only Pokémon who's sprites undergo alterations during their animations; in Sableye's case, a brief shade of darkness covers its sprite.
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** Sableye along with [[Kecleon (Pokémon)|Kecleon]] are also some of the few if not, two only Pokémon whose sprites undergo alterations during their animations; in Sableye's case, a brief shade of darkness covers its sprite.
   
 
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Revision as of 02:07, 11 March 2013

Delcatty #301: Delcatty
Pokémon
#303: Mawile Mawile
Sableye
ヤミラミ Yamirami
#302
302Sableye.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Dark Ghost
Category
Darkness Pokémon
Abilities
Keen Eye or Stall Prankster
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#068
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-193
Oblivia
R-177 N-218
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
24.3 lbs.
Imperial
11.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F302.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Human-Like group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 98 Battle Exp.: 981*

Sableye (Japanese: ヤミラミ Yamirami) is a dual-type Dark/Ghost Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Sableye are very diminutive hominid-like creatures with dark purple bodies. Their bodies are adapted for cave life as they are flexible enough to fit into small crevices while being tough enough to survive cave-ins. Their most distinguishing features are their gemstone-like eyes, which allow them to see in very little light. They have gemstones on their chests which grow as a result of its crystal and mineral diet. They are able to feed on such hard foods because of their sharp razor teeth, which are designed to crunch up rocks.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Sableye, along with the Ghost/Dark-type Pokémon Spiritomb, has no natural weakness to a specific type unless moves like Odor Sleuth and Foresight are used on it, in which case Fighting-type moves will become super-effective. Other than that, Sableye can learn a good majority of abilities compared to Spiritomb in trade of its lower stats in comparison (though with fairly decent speed compared to Spiritomb), such as the Elemental Punches and a notable amount of claw-based moves.

Behavior

There are old stories that say a Sableye will steal your soul if you look into its eyes. However, evidence suggests that these Pokémon are actually friendly, only playing their infamous tricks on travelers in order to get attention because they become lonely living in dark holes all by themselves.

Habitat

Sableye live in caves and abandoned mines, where they can readily find mineral deposits to eat.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

A Sableye's diet consists of raw minerals and gemstones.

In the anime

Sableye in the anime

Major appearances

Cassidy's Sableye debuted in Oaknapped.

Sableye first appeared in the anime in Ready, Willing, and Sableye. The Darkness Pokémon was playing tricks on Ash and his friends.

Minor appearances

A Sableye appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Sableye also made a cameo appearance in What I Did for Love!.

Multiple Sableye appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness where they tried to stop Team Poképals.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG029 Sableye May's Pokédex Sableye, the Darkness Pokémon. Sableye normally live within caves and eat rocks. They use their sharp claws to dig through the earth.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Sableye appears as one of the Pokémon owned by the Team Galactic commander Jupiter. She used it alongside her Gastrodon and Tangrowth to attack Platinum, Candice, and Maylene when they arrived in Lake Acuity.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Sableye is Brawly's only known Pokémon. It is considered an unusual choice for him as it was not a Fighting-type and it is immune to Fighting moves.

In the TCG

Main article: Sableye (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
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.
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.
FireRed It feeds on gemstone crystals. In darkness, its eyes sparkle with the glitter of jewels.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It dwells in the darkness of caves. It uses its sharp claws to dig up gems to nourish itself.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
White
Black 2 It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Sky Pillar, Victory Road (Sapphire only)
Emerald
Common Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Dongle Iron Island (Sapphire)
Platinum
Dongle Iron Island (Sapphire)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Swarm Route 9  (HeartGold only)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Rally
Generation V
Black White
Rare Challenger's Cave
Black 2 White 2
One Trade in Nimbasa City*
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Cave (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 3
Endless Level 3
Forever Level 3
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Darknight Relic (1F-15F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Spacial Rift (B1-B15)
Deep Spacial Rift (B1-B9)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Ruins
Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Daybreak Ruins
Light Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Hauntyard: World Axle - B1F (Post-ending)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gotta Catch 'Em All #5 Sableye Japanese Japan 10 March 21 to April 9, 2006

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 380   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Foresight Normal Status 0000 —% 40
088 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1111 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
1515 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1818 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
2222 Detect Fighting Status 0000 —% 5
2525 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
2929 Knock Off Dark Physical 02020 100100% 20
3232 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
3636 Punishment Dark Physical 0000 100100% 5
3939 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
4343 Power Gem Rock Special 07070 100100% 20
4646 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
5050 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
5353 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
5757 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
6060 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Sableye obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sableye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sableye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM19 Telekinesis Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sableye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sableye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
AbraKadabraAlakazamMachopMachokeMachamp
DrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMr. Mime
ElectabuzzElectivireMagmarMagmortarMakuhitaHariyama
SableyeMedititeMedichamVolbeatSpindaCacnea
CacturneChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunny
LucarioCroagunkToxicroak
Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonferno
InfernapeLucario
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
CroagunkToxicroakGothitaGothoritaGothitelle Flatter Dark Status 100% 15
Sableye Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
Bisharp Metal Burst Steel Physical 100% 10
Volbeat Moonlight Normal Status —% 5
DrowzeeHypnoChimcharMonfernoInfernapeCroagunk
ToxicroakLucario
Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
KadabraAlakazamMedititeMedichamElgyemBeheeyem Recover Normal Status —% 10
SpindaCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroak Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
KadabraAlakazamMr. Mime Trick Psychic Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sableye in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Sableye in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sableye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sableye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Snatch Dark Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Sableye can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Sableye cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sableye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sableye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Spooky Manor Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
Spooky Manor Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Sableye can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sableye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sableye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 33+ Purified moves
Shadow Blitz Shadow Box XD 302.png Helping Hand Normal
Shadow Hold Shadow Shadow Ball Ghost
-- Faint Attack Dark
-- Recover Normal

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Lick  Ghost  Ready, Willing, and Sableye

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS302.png PinRS302.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani302.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP302.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP You'll appreciate my luminous eyes in darkness.
26%-50% HP Hey, you do see my HP's gone down by half?
1%-25% HP I'm next to done... The light in my eyes grows dim...
Level up There! I've leveled up! See how my eyes blaze with color?
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up There! I've leveled up! See how my eyes blaze with color?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP302.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dark  Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
( Dark )
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry  
It launches eerie orbs and dark pulses to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Dark  Dark Assist.png
( Dark )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It releases dark pulses around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW302.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Sableye loves to spend time reading books in the Haunted House. Quizzes make him dance with joy. And so does playing Bastiodon's Block Barrage.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2302.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He came to the warehouse to look for gems and settled down there. He secretly ate a lot of gems while in Wish Park.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Sableye
Does not evolve
Sableye
 Dark  Ghost 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 302.png Spr 3e 302.png Spr 3r 302.png Spr b 3r 302.png
Spr 3r 302 s.png Spr 3e 302 s.png Spr 3r 302 s.png Spr b 3r 302 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 302.png Spr 4d 302.png Spr 4d 302.png Spr b 4d 302.png
Spr 4d 302 s.png Spr 4d 302 s.png Spr 4d 302 s.png Spr b 4d 302 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 302.png Spr 5b 302.png Spr b 5b 302.png
Spr 5b 302 s.png Spr 5b 302 s.png Spr b 5b 302 s.png
Sableye For other sprites and images, please see Sableye images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Sableye is one of the only two Pokémon created so far that are naturally and without help of an Ability weak to no type. Sableye can only be hit by a super-effective move by removing an immunity, changing its type or using a Shadow move after purification in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.
    • Since Sableye is one of the two Pokémon that has a typing with no weaknesses, it and Spiritomb are commonly hacked to have the Ability Wonder Guard. This hack is commonly referred to as Wondereye.
  • Sableye is known for having both a ruby and a sapphire and a small emerald on its body. Its Shiny form also appears to have some emeralds on the chest. This is most likely a reference to the three games of the generation it debuted in.
  • Sableye seems to be the counterpart of Mawile. Both of them are version-exclusive of Ruby and Sapphire, as well as in HeartGold and SoulSilver. They also have the same base stat total (with the same base HP and Speed). Sableye is also a dual-type Pokémon with no weakness, while Mawile is the single type with the most resistances. They are also the only two Pokémon that can learn Metal Burst by breeding.
  • Sableye shares the same species name with Murkrow. They are both known as Darkness Pokémon.
  • Sableye is the only non Steel-type Pokémon that can learn Metal Burst.
  • Sableye has the lowest base stat total of all fully evolved Dark-type Pokémon.
  • Sableye is one of the few Pokémon whose animated sprite makes no trans-locating movements (other than shifting through frames) in its Emerald sprite; it stays completely still as it animates.
    • Sableye along with Kecleon are also some of the few if not, two only Pokémon whose sprites undergo alterations during their animations; in Sableye's case, a brief shade of darkness covers its sprite.

Origin

Sableye is a stylization of the Hopkinsville Goblin, a creature from an alleged Kentucky "alien encounter" described as having shining eyes, small legs, clawed arms and swaying hips (a movement that Sableye does indeed imitate in the 3-D Pokémon games). The Hopkinsville aliens are most famous in Japan, where they have appeared in other anime and video games.

Name origin

Sableye is a combination of sable and eye. It may also be a play on able-eyed.

Yamirami may be a combination of 闇 yami (darkness) and 藪睨み yabunirami (a squint) or 睨み nirami (glare).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヤミラミ Yamirami From yami, 藪睨み yabunirami and 睨み nirami
France Flag.png French Tenefix From ténèbre and fixer
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sableye Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Zobiris From Zombie and Iris
Italy Flag.png Italian Sableye Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깜까미 Kkamkkami


External links

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