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[[File:Type Dark/Ghost.gif|link=Dark/Ghost type]]  
Species Darkness Pokémon
Abilities Keen Eye
Prankster (Dream World)
None ← 302 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
(ヤミラミ Yamirami)
[[Generation III]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Shape Footprint

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

Special 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 has no weaknesses.


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

File:Cassidy's Sableye.png

In the 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 is to appeear in Extremespeed Genesect and the Reawakening of Mewtwo.


Sableye has no evolutionary forms.

Game info

Game locations

Sableye Locations
Version(s) Location 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

Pokédex entries



D/P Attack Type
Catch Leer Normal
Catch Scratch Normal
4 Foresight Normal
8 Night Shade Ghost
11 Astonish Ghost
15 Fury Swipes Normal
18 Fake Out Normal
22 Detect Fighting
25 Shadow Sneak Ghost
29 Knock Off Dark
32 Faint Attack Dark
36 Punishment Dark
39 Shadow Claw Ghost
43 Power Gem Rock
46 Confuse Ray Ghost
50 Zen Headbutt Psychic
53 Shadow Ball Ghost
57 Mean Look Normal

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness

In this game the Sableye are the servants of 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.


Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:Sableye(RS)Sprite.png File:Sableye(E)Sprite.gif File:Sableye(RS)Sprite.png SableyeBack
SableyeShinySprite1 SableyeShinySprite2 SableyeShinySprite1 SableyeShinyBACK
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:Sableye(DPPt)Sprite.png File:Sableye(DPPt)Sprite.png File:Sableye(DPPt)Sprite.png SableyeBack2
ShinySableye2 ShinySableye2 ShinySableye2 ShinySableyeBack2
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Sableye BW File:Sableye BW backsprite gen5.png
File:Sableye Shiny BW.png Shiny Sableye BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • Sableye was the first of the 5 Pokémon to be introduced that cannot be hit with a super effective attack under normal conditions, Spiritomb, Tynamo and its evolutions being the others.
  • Because of this, if a cheat device is used to give Sableye the Wonder Guard ability, it will become invincible.
    • They can be beaten when a Pokémon uses Foresight and then another Fighting-type move.
    • The only thing to have no weaknesses and the Wonder Guard ability, without cheats, is an enemy in Pokestar Studios. A Dark/Ghost type with the Wonder Guard ability.
  • The word Sable is an adjective commonly used to describe the black fur of some animals.
  • Sableye was a Pokémon exclusive to Sapphire version. Similarly, it is considered a HeartGold exclusive though it can be caught on the Pokéwalker route Rally, which is only available through means of an event.
  • Sableye is the first Ghost-type Pokémon to actually be affected by Ground-type moves, as the Gastly family and Misdreavus, the only Ghost-types in Generation I and II, have the ability Levitate and Shedinja, the only Ghost-type before it in Generation III, has the ability Wonder Guard, preventing Ground-type moves, as well as other types of moves, from affecting it.
  • Sableye shares the same species name with Murkrow, They are both called The Darkness Pokémon.


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