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Sableye (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#303: Mawile Mawile
Sableye
Darkness Pokémon
ヤミラミ
Yamirami
#302
Sableye
Sableye
Mega Sableye
Mega Sableye

Sableye

Sableye

Sableye
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Ghost
Unknown Unknown
Mega Sableye
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Keen Eye or Stall
Sableye
Cacophony
Cacophony
Prankster
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability
Magic Bounce
Mega Sableye

Mega Sableye Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Sableye
1'08" 0.5 m
Mega Sableye
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
24.3 lbs. 11.0 kg
Sableye
354.9 lbs. 161.0 kg
Mega Sableye
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
??? {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#302
Kanto
#000
Johto
#068
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#123
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-193
Almia
R-177/N-218
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
98
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
133
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F302.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
35
External Links

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

While is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Sableye using an unknown Mega Stone.

Biology

Sableye is a bipedal Pokémon with a dark purple body. It has pale blue, gemstone-like eyes, which allow it to see in low light and sparkle in the dark. It also has a red gemstone on its chest and its back has two blue gems and another red one. These gem-like eyes and adornments on its body are caused by its diet, which consists of rocks and raw gemstones. It also has sharp teeth and claws. It is feared by people, since it is said to steal a person's soul if they look into its eyes. It is nocturnal and is rarely seen. It lives in caves.

When Sableye Mega Evolves into Mega Sableye, all its energy from Mega Evolution is concentrated into the red jewel on its chest, resulting in it detaching from Sableye's body and increasing in size. Sableye's ears elongate, while it gains a spike on the top of its head. Its teeth turn from white to yellow, and its eyes also change from pale blue to a crimson red.

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.

A Sableye appeared in PK15.

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

A Sableye appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

Minor appearances

A Sableye appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

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

A Trainer's Sableye appeared in Summer of Discovery!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!.


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 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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Trade, Event
Sapphire
Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
Emerald
Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Iron Island (Sapphire)
Platinum
Iron Island (Sapphire)
HeartGold
Route 9 (Swarm)
SoulSilver
Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Rally
Generation V
Black White
Challenger's Cave
Black 2 White 2
Trade with Curtis in Nimbasa City (female player character only)
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Reflection Cave, Friend Safari (Dark)

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 Gather More Pokémon! Fifth Campaign Sableye Japanese Japan 10 March 21 to April 9, 2006
BWB2W2 Chief Golgo's Sableye Japanese Japan 50 September 15 to 28, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Black Sludge Black Sludge (100%)

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 VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Mean Look Normal Status 0000 —% 5
00Start Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
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 06565 100100% 20
3232 Feint 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 08080 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 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 06060 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 —}}—% 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 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 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 06060 095}}95% 15
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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 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 TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 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 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   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
ElgyemBeheeyem Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
Sableye Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
Bisharp Metal Burst Steel Physical 100% 10
Volbeat Moonlight Fairy Status —% 5
DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
KadabraAlakazamMedititeMedichamElgyemBeheeyem Recover Normal Status —% 10
SpindaCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroak Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
KadabraAlakazamMr. Mime Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sableye in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

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

302Sableye.png
Unevolved
Sableye
 Dark  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 302.png Spr b 3r 302.png Spr 3e 302.gif Spr b 3r 302.png Spr 3r 302.png Spr b 3r 302.png
Spr 3r 302 s.png Spr b 3r 302 s.png Spr 3e 302 s.gif Spr b 3r 302 s.png Spr 3r 302 s.png Spr b 3r 302 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 302.png Spr b 4d 302.png Spr 4d 302.png Spr b 4p 302.png Spr 4d 302.png Spr b 4h 302.png
Spr 4d 302 s.png Spr b 4d 302 s.png Spr 4d 302 s.png Spr b 4p 302 s.png Spr 4d 302 s.png Spr b 4p 302 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 302.png Spr b 5b 302.png Spr 5b 302.png Spr b 5b 302.png
Spr 5b 302 s.png Spr b 5b 302 s.png Spr 5b 302 s.png Spr b 5b 302 s.png
Front Back Front Back
302MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Sableye images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

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 imitates in the 3D 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 Ténéfix 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 Corruption of 깜깜 kkam-kkam


External links

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