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Sableye
302
ヤミラミ Yamirami
302Sableye
Generation III
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Dark  Type Ghost
Species Darkness Pokémon
Abilities Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster (DW)
Pokédex
Delcatty ← 302 → Mawile
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 068/070 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 123
Alola 102/124
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
24.3 lbs. 11.0 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Purple Human-Like
Shape Footprint
Shape12
F302
Cry

Mega Sableye
302M
メガ ヤミラミ Mega Yamirami
302MSableye
Generation III
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Dark  Type Ghost
Species Darkness Pokémon
Abilities Magic Bounce
Pokédex
Delcatty ← 302M → Mawile
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 068/070 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 123
Alola 102/124
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
354.9 lbs. 161.0 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Purple Human-Like
Shape Footprint
Shape12
F302M
Cry

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

Biology

Physiology

Sableye has deep, purple colored fur with small claws, pointed ears, and sharp teeth. It also had two big gemstones over its eyes, with a gem on its stomach and three gems on its back.

Natural abilities

Its special abilities are either Keen Eye or Stall. It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones. As a Dark/Ghost-type, it used to have no weaknesses.

Behavior

An old story was told that if you look at Sableye eye to eye, your soul will be stolen. But the evidence suggests that this Pokémon is actually very friendly, and they will only do mischief to travelers to win attention. Their mischief makes them notorious, but in fact it is only because they have a long stay in the dark cave and become too lonely.

Nonetheless, Sableye in Kalos and Alola are known to stalk Carbink in order to chew the gemstones off of them.

Evolution

Sableye has no evolutionary forms, but can Mega Evolve into Mega Sableye.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Granite Cave, Sky Pillar, Cave of Origin, Victory Road (Sapphire only) Common
Emerald Granite Cave, Sky Pillar, Cave of Origin, Victory Road Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Iron Island (Sapphire) Dongle
Platinum Iron Island (Sapphire) Dongle
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 9 Swarm
Black/White Challenger's Cave Rare
Black 2/White 2 Trade None
X/Y Reflection Cave (only on bottom floor) Extremely Rare
OR/AS Trade (Omega Ruby) / Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Victory Road, Sky Pillar (Alpha Sapphire) Common


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
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.
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
It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
HeartGold
It dwells in the darkness of caves. It uses its sharp claws to dig up gems to nourish itself.
SoulSilver
It dwells in the darkness of caves. It uses its sharp claws to dig up gems to nourish itself.
Black
It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
White
It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
Black 2
It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.
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.
Mega Evolution: The jewel from its chest, which has grown gigantic due to the effects of Mega Evolution, can turn back any attack.
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.
Mega Evolution: Supporting a giant heavy jewel, it can’t change direction very nimbly and is vulnerable to attack from behind.
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.
Mega Evolution: Bathed in the energy of Mega Evolution, the gemstone on its chest expands, rips through its skin, and falls out.
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 Evolution: 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.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
50
Attack
75
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
65
Sp. Def
65
Speed
50
Total
380

Base Stats
HP
50
Attack
85
Defense
125
Sp. Atk
85
Sp. Def
115
Speed
20
Total
480

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM60 QuashORAS 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 0
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Type Smart ♥♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 302 front E 302 front RS 302 front SableyeBack
SableyeShinySprite1 SableyeShinySprite2 SableyeShinySprite1 SableyeShinyBACK
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 302 front DP 302 front DP 302 front SableyeBack2
ShinySableye2 ShinySableye2 ShinySableye2 ShinySableyeBack2
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Sableye BW Sableye BW Sableye Back BW
Sableye Shiny BW Sableye Shiny BW Shiny Sableye BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Sableye XY Sableye XY Sableye Back XY
Sableye Shiny XY Sableye Shiny XY Sableye Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Battle animation sprites

Sableye-AttackAnimation-XY-1 Sableye-AttackAnimation-XY-2 Sableye-AttackAnimation-XY-3

Mega Evolution sprites

MSableye ORAS
Front
MSableye Back ORAS
Back
MSableye Shiny ORAS
Front
MSableye Back Shiny ORAS
Back

Appearances

Games

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, there are a group of Sableye that are servants of a Dusknoir, and are constantly spying on and trying to capture the player Pokémon in the world of the future. However, when Dusknoir reforms in the special episode, they do so as well. They demonstrate this by first attacking Primal Dialga to protect Dusknoir (though they are easily blasted away by his Roar of Time) and later by locating Primal Dialga when he is searching for a Passage of Time.

Anime

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

In that same episode, Sableye also uses the attacks: Mean Look, Lick, Scratch and Night Shade. It should be noted that under normal circumstances Sableye cannot use Lick.

Cassidy's Sableye made a small appearance in Oaknapped!.

A Sableye appears in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

Known Trainers With A Sableye

Trivia

  • The word Sable is an adjective commonly used to describe the black fur of some animals, especially ferrets and weasels.
  • Sableye shares the same species name with Murkrow, they are both called the Darkness Pokémon.
  • Sableye bears a certain resemblance to Stitch of the Disney film 'Lilo & Stitch'.
  • Along with Spiritomb, it was the only Pokémon with no weaknesses ignoring abilities.
    • This, however, changed when the Fairy-type was introduced, becoming weak to it.
    • As of Gen VII the only Pokémon with no weaknesses is Eelektross and its family, whose single Ground weakness is negated by Levitate.
  • The jewels that are on Sableye's body (ruby for chest, sapphire for eyes and emerald for back spikes) represent on how it was released in Gen III (the same generation that introduced the games Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald).

Origin

Sableye resembles a Hopkinsville goblin. It may also draw inspiration from voodoo dolls and gremlins.

Etymology

The name Sableye is a combination of "sable", meaning dark or black, and "eye".

Names in other languages

Gallery

See also