Sableye (Pokémon)

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ヤミラミ Yamirami
Artwork from R/S/E
Dark Ghost
Darkness Pokémon
Keen Eye or Stall
Exp. at Lv. 100
Regional Pokédex numbers
Regional Browser numbers
0.5 m
24.3 lbs.
11.0 kg
Dex color
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Gender ratio
Humanshape group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
Base Exp.: 98 Battle Exp.: 981*

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



Sableye are very diminutive hominid-like creatures with dark purple bodies. Their bodies are adapted for cave life as they 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


Special abilities


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.


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


Main article: Pokémon food

Sableye usually eat raw gems.

In the anime

File:Sableye anime.jpg
Sableye in the anime.

Sableye first appeared in Ready, Willing, and Sableye. The Darkness Pokémon was playing tricks on Ash and co.

Cassidy's Sableye debuted in Oaknapped.

In the TCG

Main article: Sableye (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
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 an 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 It feeds on gemstone crystals. In darkness, its eyes sparkle with the glitter of jewels.
Generation IV
Diamond It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
Pearl It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Sky Pillar, Victory Road (Sapphire only)
Common Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
None Trade
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Iron Island (dongle method: Sapphire)
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Generation VI
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 Darknight Relic (1F-15F)

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.

Type effectiveness

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  1. If a move such as Foresight is used, the effectiveness of Normal and Fighting becomes 1× and 2×, respectively.
  2. If Miracle Eye is used, the effectiveness of Psychic becomes 1×.


Sableye is capable of learning the following moves: NOTE: Moves in bold are damage moves to which STAB apply.

By leveling up

Level Generation III Generation IV
Start Scratch
4 Foresight
5 Foresight
8 Night Shade
9 Night Shade
11 Astonish
13 Astonish
18 Fury Swipes
17 Fury Swipes
18 Fake Out
21 Fake Out
22 Detect
25 Detect Shadow Sneak
29 Faint Attack Knock Off
32 Faint Attack
33 Knock Off
36 Punishment
37 Confuse Ray
39 Shadow Claw
41 Shadow Ball
43 Power Gem
45 Mean Look
46 Confuse Ray
50 Zen Headbutt
53 Shadow Ball
57 Mean Look


Number Generation III Generation IV
TM01 Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM03 Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM04 Calm Mind Calm Mind
TM06 Toxic Toxic
TM10 Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12 Taunt Taunt
TM17 Protect Protect
TM18 Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM21 Frustration Frustration
TM27 Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig
TM29 Psychic Psychic
TM30 Shadow Ball Shadow Ball
TM31 Brick Break Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team
TM34 Shock Wave Shock Wave
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Tomb
TM40 Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM41 Torment Torment
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract
TM46 Thief Thief
TM49 Snatch Snatch
TM56 Fling
TM58 Endure
TM61 Will-o-wisp
TM63 Embargo
TM65 Shadow Claw
TM66 Payback
TM70 Flash
TM77 Psych Up
TM78 Captivate
TM79 Dark Pulse
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM84 Poison Jab
TM85 Dream Eater
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
HM01 Cut Cut
HM05 Flash
HM06 Rock Smash Rock Smash

By breeding

Nasty Plot
Psych Up

By tutoring

In Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen and Pokémon Emerald:

Emerald Version only:

Special moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Sableye knows Shadow Blitz and Shadow Hold as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Helping Hand after being purified.

Side game data

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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.


  • There are only two Pokémon created so far that are naturally weak to no type, of which Sableye is the first. The other is Spiritomb. The only ways to get a super-effective hit on those two are either to use Foresight or Odor Sleuth followed by a Fighting-type move, or to use a Pokémon with the Scrappy ability which knows a Fighting-type move.


Sableye appears to be based on a gremlin.

Name origin

Sableye's name is a combination of sable and eye; it may also be a play on the word able-eyed. Its Japanese name may be a combination of 闇 yami, darkness, and 藪睨み yabunirami, a squint.

In other languages

External links

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