Shiny Sableye Pokemon Go Moveset, Stats, Counters & Raid Counters

Shiny Sableye Pokemon Go
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The Pokémon Sableye is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go and it’s part of Halloween Mischief Event, running from October 15-22nd. The Purified Form should work best for Great League meta however non return versions can still be used (with Return).

With its dual Dark and Ghost typing, Sableye is weak to only Fairy types–a 2x weakness. As a Tier 3 boss with high-level trainers that can solo it easily due to exploiting this vulnerability in the meta for now since fairies aren’t too many around here at all.. Other lower level players would need 2 or 3 people on average if they want an easy time fighting against them though!

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Shiny Sableye Stats

  • Max CP: 1668
  • Attack: 141
  • Defense: 136
  • Stamina: 137
  • Generation: Generation 3
  • Category: Non-Legendary
  • Base Flee Rate: 7%
  • Buddy Distance: 5 km
  • Pokédex Height: 0.5 m
  • Pokédex Weight: 11.0 kg
  • Bonus Stardust on capture: 650
  • Can be put in a gym?: Yes
  • Can be transfered?: Yes
  • Stardust cost for Second Charge move: 75000
  • Candy cost for Second Charge move: 75

Shiny Sableye Best Moveset

Sableye has access to a good variety of Dark and Ghost moves, including the fabled Shadow Claw — which it can use for quick offensive action or redirect into Foul Play as an emergency move. It also benefits from dual STAB when using this combination; its signature Sarf-Launching Double Hit does high damage but must recharge after every hit! The best overall set is considered by many players in tournaments to be S/FHPP because there are two bar charges with increased power.

Quick moves

  1. Shadow Claw (ghost)
  2. Feint Attack (dark)

Charged moves

  1. Foul Play (dark)
  2. Power Gem (rock)
  3. Shadow Sneak (ghost)

Shiny Sableye Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events, they won’t show up on your raid counter in this article. That being said if you have a powered-up shadow form of one of the listed counters from here on out use them!

Great Counters

Pidgeot (Mega)

Gust* Flying Brave Bird Flying

Altaria (Mega)

Dragon Breath Dragon Dazzling Gleam Fairy


Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy

Zacian (Hero)

Snarl Dark Play Rough Fairy


Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy


Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy


Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy

Gyarados (Mega)

Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water

Houndoom (Mega)

Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark


Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon


Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon

Shiny Sableye in Pokemon GO

A normal Sableye has a dark purple body. Its eyes resemble a pale blue gemstone, but it’s not just any mineral–it seems to be something precious and valuable! The edges of its large yellow eye pupils also seem sharper than others’. Maybe this Pokémon was born with only one guardrail across its forehead because there are so many sharp objects out in world? Who knows – all we know is how much these things covet shiny colors…