Sableye is a dual type Dark and Ghost Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Sableye using the Sablenite. Take a look below for 28 fun and interesting facts about Sableye.
1. Sableye is a bipedal Pokemon with a dark purple body, armed with sharp teeth and claws, which it uses to dig through soil.
2. It has pale blue, gemstone-like eyes, which allow it to see in low light and sparkle in the dark.
3. It also has a red gemstone on its chest, and its back has a blue and green gemstone as well as another red one.
4. These gem-like eyes and adornments on its body are caused by its diet, which consists of rocks and raw gemstones.
5. It also targets Carbink as prey, though they are usually taken by Gabite before Sableye can reach them.
6. It is feared by people, since it is said to steal a person’s soul if they look into its eyes.
7. It is nocturnal and is rarely seen. It lives in caves.
8. As Mega Sableye, all the energy from its Mega Evolution is concentrated into the red jewel on its chest, causing it to rip out of Sableye’s skin and significantly increase in size; the detached jewel leaves a small hole in Mega Sableye’s chest.
9. Its ears elongate, and 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, with diagonal slits at their inner edges. Its back gains more gems: a second green one, a second red one and two small yellow gems. The enlarged jewel is said to boast such incredible hardness that no attack can even leave a scratch on it.
10. During battle, Mega Sableye shelters itself behind the jewel, from where it can take advantage of any openings its target leaves exposed. However, being forced to support its massive jewel leaves Sableye unable to turn quickly, making it vulnerable from behind.
11. Sableye seems to be the counterpart of Mawile. Both of them are version-exclusive of Ruby and Sapphire, HeartGold and SoulSilver and Sword and Shield. Both have Mega Evolutions. They also have the same base stat total (with the same base HP and Speed).
12. Sableye shares its category with Murkrow. They are both known as the Darkness Pokémon.
13. Sableye has the lowest base stat total of all fully evolved Dark-type Pokémon.
14. Mega Sableye is tied with Mega Mawile for having the lowest base stat total of all Mega Evolved Pokémon, at 480, and is tied with Mega Camerupt for having the lowest Speed stat of all Mega Evolved Pokémon, at 20.
15. Mega Sableye is the slowest Dark-type Pokémon.
16. Prior to the introduction of the Fairy type in Generation VI, Sableye (along with Spiritomb) had no elemental weaknesses under normal battle conditions (using Foresight can expose its Dark-type vulnerability to Fighting). As this occurred without the aid of an Ability, it was commonly hacked to have the ability Wonder Guard, making it immune to all direct damage. This hack is commonly referred to as Wondereye.
17. Mega Sableye is the shortest Mega-Evolved Pokémon, standing at 1’08” (0.5 m).
18. 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.
19. The ruby, sapphire, and emerald on Sableye’s body may be a reference to the three games of the generation it debuted in.
20. Sableye is a combination of sable and eye. It may also be a play on able-eyed.
21. Sableye debuted in Oaknapped!, under the ownership of Cassidy, where it was used to battle Ritchie. It reappeared in A Date With Delcatty and Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!.
22. Sableye made its main series debut in Ready, Willing, and Sableye. In the episode, the Darkness Pokémon was playing tricks on Ash and his friends.
23. A Sableye appeared in PK15. It was one of the residents of a spooky house.
24. Multiple Sableye appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky – Beyond Time & Darkness where they tried to stop Team Poképals from getting on the Rainbow Stoneship.
25. Four Sableye appeared in the Hoopa’s Surprise Ring Adventures short In the Dark, where they were among the Pokémon rudely awakened by Hoopa’s summoning of multiple Litwick.
26. A Sableye appeared in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!, under the ownership of Carrie. It was used in a battle against Ash, since Carrie believed he was the threat to Kalos that Olympia had predicted.
27. A Sableye appeared in Guiding an Awakening!, under the ownership of Nanu. It was used in Nanu’s grand trial against Ash. Despite using Mean Look on Lycanroc to immobilize it, it was defeated by the Wolf Pokémon’s Stone Edge.
28. A Sableye appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.