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Pokemon UNITE - Sableye Guide Builds Best Items and Moveset

The best guide on how to play Sableye in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

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Latest Nerfs and Buffs (02/14)

Version Balance Patch Notes

Sableye Move Changes
(February 14, 2023)
Shadow Sneak Image
Shadow Sneak
• Fixed a bug where additional damage was dealt after using this move.

Prankster Movement speed increase applied to Sableye has been reduced. Sableye now exits stealth faster.

Shadow Sneak Additional damage dealt by boosted attacks while in stealth is reduced. Cooldown increased from 11s to 13s.(+2s) Damage decreased. Time to stealth after using a move increased from 0.75s to 1.5s. (+0.75s) Can no longer enter stealth if Sabeleye is incapacitated before entering stealth. Fixed a bug where additional damage was dealt after using this move.

Confuse Ray Cooldown increased from 7s to 8s. (1s) Cooldown increased from 8s to 10s. (+2s)

Feint Attack Damage increased from 1864 to 2052. (+10%)

Sableye Basic Info

Tier Rating: SS Rank Icon

Role: Supporter
Attack Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Intermediate
"Strike fear into the hearts of your foes with this sinister Pokemon!"

Pokemon Unite Tier List

Sableye Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
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Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Sableye Cost and Price

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Pokemon UNITE - Sableye Unite License IconUNITE License: Sableye
Aeos Coin Icon 12,000
Aeos Gems 575

As of November 23, 2022, Sableye is now purchasable for 12,000 Aeos Coins or 575 Aeos Gems! This comes one week after Sableye was first released and was only available to purchase with Aeos Gems.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Has moves that can stun and slow down enemies.
✔︎ Very stealthy and has high mobility thanks to Shadow Sneak.
✔︎ Its Unite Move, Chaos Glower, is tailored to hard disrupt enemies and force them to recall.
✖︎ Only mobile during stealth mode.
✖︎ For a Support Pokemon, does not have moves that can heal or shield allies.
✖︎ Does not offer much damage.

Best Builds for Sableye

Sableye Builds

The Best Build for Sableye is the one with the gold crown!

Hindrance Build

Hindrance Build
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Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +54
Critical-Hit Rate: +2.10%
Attack Speed: +7.50%
Movement Speed: +150
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This build centers on ganking and locking down opponents using Knock Off and Confuse Ray. It also deals decent burst damage against isolated targets.

Muscle Band improves Sabeleye's attacks through damage and attack speed. It also helps the Pokemon farm a little faster. However, the item can be replaced with Attack Weight for more damage, but it requires Sabeleye to score points first to get the full benefit. Razor Claw gives Sabeleye burst damage and a slow through its attacks whenever it uses its moves. Float Stone provides a decent amount of Attack stat to add to Sabeleye's burst damage, but its main purpose is to allow the Pokemon to roam the map faster and help its allies.

X Speed gives Sabeleye more mobility on top of its innate movement speed. It's particularly effective when moving through the enemy lane flux when needed.

The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for extra damage and 4 White Emblems for more survivability. Equip Emblems that improve Attack or HP for a balanced build. However, if possible, equipping Emblems Critical-hit rate could also work, giving Sabeleye a higher chance to deal critical-hits. Sp. Atk., Defense, and Sp. Def. can be freely traded to the other stats.

Scouting Build

Scouting Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +39
Movement Speed: +300
HP: +240
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Movement Speed
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is a support build centered on scouting for the team using the stealth from Shadow Sneak and the vision mechanic from Feint Attack. It can also deal decent damage thanks to Shadow Sneak's Boosted Attack bonus damage.

Float Stone is the core item for the build, giving Sableye the mobility to quickly roam the map and scout for enemies. Exp. Share ensures that Sableye and its lane partner level up as fast as possible. It also gives a large movement speed boost for additional mobility. Attack Weight increases Sableye's overall damage output from its attacks and moves. However, Attack Weight can be replaced with Focus Band, exchanging damage for durability and survivability.

X Speed gives Sableye an active mobility tool that can be use offensively or defensively.

The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 7 Yellow Emblems to further increase Sableye's Movement Speed outside of combat and 3 Emblems of any color. Equip Emblems that improve Movement Speed, Attack, or HP for more mobility, damage, or durability. Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Scoring Build

Scoring Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +42
Movement Speed: +150
HP: +450
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Movement Speed
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This build utilizes the stealth from Shadow Sneak and Prankster to aggressively score throughout the game. Confuse Ray gives Sableye some crowd control to use during fights or a way to escape after scoring a goal.

Attack Weight is Sableye's primary score-based item, increasing its overall damage output. However, it can be replaced with Aeos Cookie for more HP instead. Float Stone allows Sableye to quickly roam around the map to score points while also providing a nice amount of damage. Score Shield ensures that Sableye will be able to score safely and successfully. It also gives a decent amount of HP.

Goal-Getter allows Sableye to quickly score points, especially when it's maxed out. The shield from Score Shield coupled with Goal-Getter's scoring speed increase makes it extremely difficult for opponents to prevent Sabeleye from scoring.

The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 7 Yellow Emblems to further increase Sableye's Movement Speed outside of combat and 3 Emblems of any color. Equip Emblems that improve Movement Speed, Attack, or HP for more mobility, damage, or durability. Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Sableye Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Exp. Share.pngExp. Share Since Sableye's focused on aiding its teammates by slowing down its enemies, Exp. Share allows Sableye to passively gain exp and get its movesets early on.
Attack Weight.pngAttack Weight Significantly raises Sableye's Standard Attack damage with each stack, and lets Sableye deal more damage when attacking enemies from behind.
Aeos Cookie.pngAeos Cookie Significantly increases Sableye's HP for each stack. It can be a great supplement item for strategies that involve stealth scoring.
Float Stone.pngFloat Stone Raises Sableye's Movement Speed and allows it to traverse around the map faster outside of combat.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Lets Sableye gain extra Defense and Sp. Defense and stay longer during clashes due to the extra healing it provides.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Adds more damage to Sableye's Standard Attacks while also raising Sableye's Attack Speed. It helps the Pokemon pressure opponents faster, especially when it attacks from stealth.
Razor Claw.pngRazor Claw Razor Claw adds a slow effect to Sableye's moves everytime it hits an opponent. This synergizes well with the Pokemon's knack for employing hit and run tactics.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Goal-Getter.pngGoal-Getter Goal-Getter works great with Sableye's stealthy gameplay. It allows the Pokemon to quickly score points, especially when maxed out.
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button provides Sableye a quick and easy way to disengage from fights when its position is compromised.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed provides Sableye more mobility and also gives immunity from slows as a bonus.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Knock Off ImageKnock Off Knock Off is a great crowd control move that also deals decent damage. It can prevent opponents from scoring by removing the amount of Aeos Energy they carry.
Confuse Ray ImageConfuse Ray Confuse Ray is a strong single-target disable that useful against hard hitters. Although it is not a stun, it does make the target uncontrollable for a short duration.

With the changes made to Shadow Sneak and Prankster, Sableye can't rely too much on stealth anymore and has to adjust its gameplay to make up for it. Switching to Knock Off and Confuse Ray does exactly that. This moveset turns Sableye into a full-on disabler that has stealth capabilities, redefining its annoying playstyle. It also makes Sableye more effective during teamfights since it can lock down opponents for a considerable amount of time.

However, Sableye can still utilize Shadow Sneak to scout for enemies and bypass opponents to score points. Pairing the move with Feint Attack makes Sableye a unique supporter, providing a large vision advantage for its team.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Sableye?

Knock Off & Confuse Ray 35
Knock Off & Feint Attack 23
Shadow Sneak & Confuse Ray 281
Shadow Sneak & Feint Attack 68

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

How to Play Sableye

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Utilize Sableye's Stealth Abilities

Pokemon UNITE - Sableye Guards Allied Goal Zone

Sableye's effectiveness in combat relies on your ability in providing support for your allies by utilizing its stealthy abilities to either score as much as you can or bait opponents for your team to take advantage of, all while invisible with Prankster. While Sableye does not reveal itself immediately when seen by an enemy, it is still better to stay out of your opponent's sights and aim to flank of score as stealthily as when you can, especially if you have score-related Held Items equipped. You may also use this move to get easy hits then escape and hide inside the tall grass while the enemy is slowed down.

Prankster: Sableye Passive Effect and Cooldown

Pressure Targets with Boosted Attacks

Sableye's boosted attack meter automatically fills up every time the Pokemon enters stealth mode. This allows you to get extra damage in before engaging opponents. To get the most damage, make sure to attack unsuspecting targets, activate your moves, and run away from combat to enter stealth mode again.

Disrupt The Opponent's Early Game

Pokemon UNITE - Astonish on Mr. Mime

Sableye's early game looks to focus on making it difficult for the opponents to get good positioning and early advantage. While you may choose to play passively and help your teammates farm for EXP early on, Sableye's initial moveset is destructive enough that it can potentially stifle an opponent's early game.

Steal Aeos Energy From Opponents

Thief is a unique damage move that has Sableye steal Aeos Energy from opponents. It is particularly effective for preventing opponents that have score-related items equipped like Attack Weight or Sp. Atk. Specs get early bonuses. Aside from this interaction, the move is turns into a quick and easy stun move, if the target is not carrying Aeos Energy.

Thief: Sableye Move Effect and Cooldown

Slow Down Opponents with Astonish

Astonish is a slow move that can affect multiple opponents at once. Combined with the invisibility you get with Prankster, you can position yourself behind targets to get the maximum stun effect and open them up for an easy knockdown.

Astonish: Sableye Move Effect and Cooldown

Pick Damage Move Based on Playstyle

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When it comes to choosing a damaging move upgrade, Sableye can continue its passive gameplay and sacrifice damage for more utility. Both moves are capable of dealing damage and inflicting slow, however, they offer different playstyles that will determine how Sableye should act when its support is needed in battle.

Get More Mobility with Shadow Sneak

Shadow Sneak buffs Sableye's movement speed outside of battle and lets it instantly turn invisible while traversing the map. It also lets Sableye deal boosted damage when it hits an enemy while in stealth. Take note, however, going for this move means that you plan to be in Stealth mode most of the time, scout the area for opponents, farm the Wild Pokemon, or aim to score points.

Shadow Sneak: Sableye Move Effect and Cooldown

Chase Down Enemies with Knock Off

Knock Off is a dash move that lets Sableye inflict slows and stuns on enemies when it hits. This is perfect if you plan to play aggressively and assist your teammates to secure objectives. Take note, however, that Sableye's health and movement speed out of combat is not that great and you need to be beside your allies in order to stay safe for most of the fight.

When sticking with allies during a clash, Sableye can stun enemies for a few seconds with Knock Off. Positioning yourself behind an enemy is risky, so make sure that you're with an ally at all times when positioning and attempting to attack an enemy from behind, or wait for them to retreat before giving chase.

Knock Off: Sableye Move Effect and Cooldown

Disrupt Enemies with Your Hindrance Move

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When Sableye reaches level 6, you will get access to its unique hindrance moveset. Both moves are vastly different as they have different gameplay strategies at their core. Picking the move that fits your playstyle allows you to take full advantage of its effects.

Lure Opponents with Feint Attack

Feint Attack has Sableye throw fake Aeos Energy at the designated area and damage opponents that touches them. You can essentially use this move as a straight-up ranged move that you constantly throw at the enemy position. However, its strength lies in how you use the move to trick opponents into picking the fake Aeos Energy. A good spot to throw the fake Aeos Energy would be near allied goals as enemies can mistake it for the real thing and immediately pick it up only to get pranked with damage and slow instead. This will make opponents that are adamant on stacking score related Held Item bonuses think twice.

Feint Attack: Sableye Move Effect and Cooldown

Disorient Opponents with Confuse Ray

Sableye can take control away from the opposing player when it hits opponents with a Confuse Ray. While in a confused state, the Pokemon will start continuously attacking other Pokemon in the following order of priority: first, their ally Pokemon; then, wild Pokemon; last, Pokemon on the user's team. The move can potentially cause havoc, especially when used during crucial team fights. A good strategy is to utilize Sableye's stealth ability and position it near the target for a better shot. You can use Confuse Ray on Attackers or All-Rounders to get the most damage possible. Otherwise, you can use the move to disrupt the positioning of Defenders and make them lose the front line.

Confuse Ray: Sableye Move Effect and Cooldown

Where to Place Fake Aeos Energy

Theia Sky Ruins is a wide and spacious area with plenty of strategic locations. With the use of Feint Attack, Sableye can drop fake Aeos Energy at specific spots as a useful spying tool and help provide sight for the team to take advantage.

Inside Tall Grass

It is best to use Feint Attack on places where enemies usually traverse to, and the number one place would be the Tall Grass scattered around the map. Placing fake aeos energy here provides vision to Sableye and its teammates, revealing hiding enemies that are looking to gank.

Near Wild Pokemon Camps

Placing fake aeos energy near Enemy camps should also be a priority since you're letting your junglers know if there are opponents farming for exp or if it's free to take. A good spot for this is at the middle of the map where the highly contested Altaria and Swablu spawns are located.

Stun Enemies with Chaos Glower During Clashes

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Chaos Glower is a great team fight move that disrupts enemies with confusion and stuns. This move is best used when all enemies are present and are in a spot that can be hit with a cone attack. As a bonus, if opponents are hit with the move while facing Sableye, they will lose control and begin recalling back to base. However, the effect will cancel if they get hit during the recall but still get a decent stun. Combine the move with the hindrance effects of Confuse Ray, and you can watch your enemies tear each other apart and lead your team to victory.

Chaos Glower: Sableye Move Effect and Cooldown

Sableye Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level Objectives
1 - 4 • Secure as many Wild Pokemon as you can and get EXP. Steal camps with its ranged attack Astonish or a pull from Thief.
• Steer clear from ranged Attackers as they can easily pressure Sableye's HP from afar. Likewise, do not engage All-Rounder opponents as Sableye's damage at this point may not be able to keep up with them.
• Once you learn either Knock Off or Shadow Sneak, you can play aggressively and assist allies with Knock Off or play passively and stealthily score points with Shadow Sneak. Otherwise, focus on using them to farm Wild Pokemon camps to reach higher levels.
5 - 6 • When the match time reaches 8:50 secure the Altaria and Swablu spawns in the middle of the lanes with your ally.
• Once you get to level 6, learn either Confuse Ray or Feint Attack. Help your allies secure objectives at the 7:00 mark. Ideally, securing Regieleki should be the top priority to get ahead in points in the early game. If the enemy team manages to secure Regieleki, however, see to it that your team secures the bottom lane objective to negate their advantage.
• Avoid chasing opponents, unless your team's jungler helps the lane.
7 - 9 • Keep supporting your allies by either spying on enemy camps with Feint Attack or aggressively inflicting them with status effects from Confuse Ray and Knock Off.
• Once Sableye reaches level 9, it can now learn its Unite Move, Phantom Ambush. This move inflicts fear and makes enemies return to their base, buying your team some time to score.
• Help your allies secure the next objective spawns. Expect your opponents to use their Unite Moves as teams clash. With proper timing and positioning, hit enemies with Sableye's Unite Move.
10+ • Continue to stick with your allies to hunt targets, secure objectives, and push lanes.
• Try to reach at least level 12 before or when Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset.
• Save your Unite Move for the team fight. Use stealth to get a good position before attacking the enemy.
• If you have Feint Attack, you may opt to put fake Aeos Energy around the tall grass before Rayquaza spawns. This allows you to reveal any opponents that are hiding.

Sableye Combos

Chaos Glower Combos

This set of combos provide ways to set up Chaos Glower for maximum effect.

Sneaky Surprise

Sneaky Surprise
Shadow Sneak IconChaos Glower IconFeint Attack IconStandard Attack Icon (Boosted Attack)

This is a simple setup for Phantom Ambush to catch enemies by surprise. You can use this on a single target or on groups of enemies. First, use Shadow Sneak to get into a good position, preferably at a point where most of your enemies are facing, then use Chaos Glower to stun them. Finish the combo with Feint Attack, and follow up with a Boosted Attack.

3-Way Lock Down

3-Way Lock Down
Chaos Glower IconKnock Off IconKnock Off Icon (Second Activation) ► Confuse Ray Icon

Chaos GlowerKnock OffKnock Off (Second Activation) ► Confuse Ray
This combo can lock down opponents for a long time with three different status effects. Using the stealth from Prankster, get a good position to use Chaos Glower and freeze enemies in place, preferably at a point where most of your enemies are facing. While they're returning to base, use Knock Off to trigger the stun. Finally, pick a target to use Confuse Ray on, prolonging its lock down for a little longer.

Matchups & Counters for Sableye

Sableye Matchups

Hard Counter
AbsolAegislashAzumarillBuzzwoleCharizardCinderaceCrustleDragapultDragoniteGardevoirGlaceonGoodraGreedentGreninjaMachampMamoswineMewMr. MimePikachuScizorSlowbroSnorlaxTalonflameTrevenantTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuVenusaurWigglytuffZacianZeraoraZoroark
Fair Matchup
Alolan NinetalesBlisseyClefableCramorantDelphoxDodrioDuraludonEspeonGarchompGengarLucarioSylveon
Good Matchup
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Sableye.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter with Disables and Damage Burst

While Sableye is equipped to be a quick, stealthy, slow inflicting supporter, it has low HP and Defense. Enemies that have quick damage bursts, ranged attacks, and disabling moves can take down Sableye easily.

Hard Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Absol ImageAbsol Rating: ★★★★★
• Deals high critical-hit damage in all stages of the game. Can burst down Sableye when it reveals itself.
• Easily stays on top of Sableye with its mobility moves.
• Can easily catch and stun Sableye with Pursuit.
Tsareena ImageTsareena Rating: ★★★★★
• Has hard-hitting AoE abilities that can force Sableye to go out of stealth mode. Also has disruption with either Trop Kick or Grassy Glide.
• Can get around Sableye's slows with its mobility moves
• One usage of Queen Ascendant can completely knock out Sableye.
Greninja ImageGreninja Rating: ★★★★
• Although both Pokemon have high mobility, Greninja easily outdamages Sableye with Water Shuriken
• Can disrupt or avoid Sableye's hindrance attacks using SmokeScreen or Double Team.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax Rating: ★★★
• Snorlax can easily prevent Sableye's hindrance moves with Block.
• Snorlax can force Sableye to go out of stealth and get stunned at the same time with Heavy Slam.
• Sableye can't deal high damage to Snorlax alone due to its high durability. Also has Power Nap for sustain.

Even Matchups for Sableye

Although Sableye has high mobility and hindrance moves, it is still ultimately squishy and susceptible to burst damage. That being said, you must focus on landing your combos properly while going in and out of stealth mode to dispose of your targets quickly and avoid a brawl entirely.

Outplay with Mobility and Catch Off Guard

Ranged Attackers
Cramorant Image Delphox Image Espeon Image Sylveon Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are all ranged attackers and have burst attacks. In order to have a chance of defeating these Pokemon, position yourself near your allies, and hit them with either Knock Off or Confuse Ray as a surprise attack.
• When low on HP, disengage with Shadow Sneak.

Avoid Direct Fights

Pokemon with Sustain Abilities
Alolan Ninetales Image Blissey Image Clefable Image
How to Beat
• Facing these Pokemon head on will immediately put Sableye in a clear disadvantage. Utilize Feint Attack to disrupt these Pokemon from their respective goals.
• Consider chasing these Pokemon down with Shadow Sneak only when they're low on health or when an ally is trying to take them down as well.

Deception is Key

Pokemon with Hard-Hitting Combos
Garchomp Image Lucario Image Gengar Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon can quickly decimate Sableye if they manage to pull off their combos. It is best not to fight them directly, and take advantage of the invisibility you get from Prankster or Shadow Sneak to get them off your sights. When timed right, you even make them miss their combos entirely to leave them open.

Easy Matchups for Sableye

Sableye's arsenal of stuns, slows, and mobility moves will be enough to pressure easy matchups. While you can still be defeated if you let your guard down, facing these Pokemon should be easier compared to other matchups - provided you can take advantage of Sableye's abilities properly.


Supporter Pokemon
Comfey Image Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are only powerful when they are near their allies. They generally have little to no offense to fend for themselves. If you find them isolated, you can enter stealth through Prankster or Shadow Sneak and pressure them with a boosted attack.
• These Pokemon have low HP, which can be easy for Sableye to burst down. If you have Knock Off learned, the move's full activation will be enough to deplete their HP in seconds or even knock them down. Alternatively, you can use Confuse Ray to deal extra damage and stun them in place before they can activate any heal of buff moves.

Stealth Takedown

Needs to Set Up Attacks
Decidueye Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are capable of shredding through their enemies, so long as they manage to properly set up their attacks. Take advantage of this by entering stealth mode through Prankster or Shadow Sneak and position yourself behind the target. To get the best result possible, it is best to only strike when the target is isolated or at low HP. When you are close enough to the target, utilize the boosted attack you get from stealth to deal high damage and catch them off guard. From here, you can bombard the target with your moves before they can counter. You can further prevent them from reacting to your surprise attack with Confuse Ray.

Best Teammates for Sableye

Pokemon Explanation
Slowbro ImageSlowbro Snorlax ImageSnorlax Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Plenty of Crowd Control
Having these sturdy Pokemon can help absorb most of the damage during team fights, letting Sableye maneuver freely while in stealth mode. Moreover, these Pokemon can provide hard crowd control that shuts down targets, allowing Sableye to double down on its slow moves and contribute damage if it needs to.
Decidueye ImageDecidueye Gardevoir ImageGardevoir Venusaur ImageVenusaur Snipers
These Pokemon have strong, range moves that can decimate a target in seconds. Sable eye can use its stealth abilities or Feint Attack to keep opponents visible for them as they line up their shots. Moreover, Sableye's stuns and slows can make targetting for these Pokemon easier.
Absol ImageAbsol Gengar ImageGengar Extra Burst
Speedsters will greatly benefit from the extra sight Sableye gives, allowing them to plan ahead and set up ganks effectively. Sableye can also keep opponents in place with its stuns and slows for easier burst opportunities.
Scizor ImageScizor Lucario ImageLucario Tsareena ImageTsareena More Punches to Land
Having Sableye's arsenal of slows and stuns increases the lethality of combos All-Rounders can dish out. It will help these Pokemon perform their combos properly without a hassle.

Sableye Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Thief ImageThief
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7.5s
Total Damage: 253 / 272
Has the user dash in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. If this move hits Pokemon from the opposing team, it steals a small amount of their Aeos energy. If those Pokemon do not have any Aeos energy, they will be left unable to act for a short time.
Knock Off ImageKnock Off
(Lv. 4)
Move Type: Hindrance
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7.5s
Total Damage: 1233 (411x3) / 1854 (618x3)
Has the user move in the designated direction and then back again while attacking around itself, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon hit by the attacks and leaving them unable to act for a short time. For a short time afterward, this move can be used again. If it is, the user attacks in front of itself with its claws, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and shoving them. When either the first or second stage of this move hits opposing Pokemon, those Pokemon will drop some of their collected Aeos energy, and for a short time, they'll be unable to pick up Aeos energy. When either stage of this move hits opposing Pokemon that do not have Aeos energy, those Pokemon will be left unable to act- and for a longer duration. While using this move, the user receives reduced damage. Upgrade: For a short time after this move is used, the next time the user picks up Aeos energy, the user recovers HP and has its movement speed increased.
Shadow Sneak ImageShadow Sneak
(Lv. 4)
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 13s
For a short time, increases the user's movement speed and has it enter stealth. While this move is active, the user's next boosted basic attack deals additional damage. While this move is active, if the user exits stealth and a hindrance has not left it unable to act, it will be able to enter stealth again. Upgrade: Increases the duration of this move's effects. While this move is active and the user is in stealth, it will also gradually recover HP.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Astonish ImageAstonish
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 9s
Total Damage: 463 / 538
Has the user attack in a cone in front of itself, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. If this move hits opposing Pokemon from behind, it deals increased damage and a greater decrease in movement speed.
Feint Attack ImageFeint Attack
(Lv. 6)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 1s
Total Damage: 1368 (152 x9) / 2052 (228 x 9)
Has the user throw dummy Aeos energy to a designated location. While dummy Aeos energy remains at a location, that location and the area around it will be visible to the user. Dummy Aeos energy can remain up to five locations at a time. If an opposing Pokemon picks up dummy Aeos energy, that energy explodes, dealing damage over time to that Pokemon and decreasing its movement speed for a short time. A maximum of three uses can be kept in reserve for this move. Upgrade: If an opposing Pokemon is knocked out while taking damage over time from this move, it will drop more Aeos energy than it normally would.
Confuse Ray ImageConfuse Ray
(Lv. 6)
Move Type: Hindrance
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 10s
Total Damage: 709 / 1001
Has the user fire a sinister ray in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits. If this move hits Pokemon from the opposing team, it also leaves them confused. While confused, Pokemon continuously attack nearby Pokemon with basic attacks. Confused Pokemon will target nearby Pokemon in the following order of priority: first, their ally Pokemon; then, wild Pokemon; last, Pokemon on the user's team. Upgrade: Also increases the movement speed and basic attack speed of Pokemon from the opposing team while this move has left them confused.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Chaos Glower ImageChaos Glower
(Lv. 8)
Move Type: Hindrance
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 99s
Total Damage: 1301 / 1685
Has the user shoot light from both of its eyes, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in an area of effect in front of itself. Pokemon from the opposing team hit by this move who are facing the user freeze in place and start involuntarily preparing to return to base. If they take damage before returning to base, they remain where they are and are left unable to act for a short time. Opposing Pokemon hit by this move who are not facing the user have their movement speed decreased for a short time.
After using Chaos Glower, the Pokemon gains the following buff(s) for a few seconds:

Shield granted. Movement speed increased for a short time.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. If the user is in stealth when it hits an opposing Pokemon with a boosted attack, it will deal damage and apply a fear effect. Opposing Pokemon affected by fear will be forced to move away from the user. When the user enters stealth, it will be able to use the boosted attack immediately.

Ability (Passive)

Prankster ImagePrankster
Sableye IconSableye

When the Pokemon with this Ability is outside the visual range of Pokemon from the opposing team, it enters stealth and its movement speed increases. When the Pokemon with this Ability enters the visual range of a Pokemon from the opposing team, it does not immediately become visible but instead remains in stealth for a short time. The Pokemon with this Ability exits stealth when it attacks.

Sableye Stats & Evolutions

Sableye Evolutions

This Pokemon does not evolve.

Sableye Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3300 40 30 140
2 3464 46 34 148
3 3644 52 39 157
4 3842 59 44 167
5 4059 67 50 178
6 4299 75 56 190
7 4563 84 63 203
8 4853 94 71 217
9 5173 105 79 232
10 5526 117 88 249
11 5915 131 98 268
12 6342 146 109 289
13 6812 162 121 312
14 7330 180 135 337
15 7900 200 150 365

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

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