Sableye is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO with a raid boss CP of 4695. Sableye is one of the best Pokémon to use in the Great League, although its most optimal performance is its Purified form (with Return). Regardless, non-Return Sableye can still work in the GL meta.
- Sableye raids can be used to farm normal candies and XL candies. An XL Sableye is very much playable in the Great League and is at its most meta-relevant level.
- Sableye can be shiny. It has a gorgeous golden, emerald-laden shiny form!
- Sableye’s mega evolution which would come at a future date
Sableye can be caught with the following CP values:
- 789 – 843 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
- 986 – 1054 CP at Level 25 with Fog weather boost
With its dual Dark and Ghost typing, it is weak only to the Fairy typing, and that too, it’s a 2x weakness. As it is a Tier 1 boss, all trainers should be able to solo this raid.
Sableye Raid Counters
Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.
The best counters for Sableye are the following:
|#||Pokémon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Gengar (Mega)||Lick Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost||12.50s||0.00|
|2.||Charizard (Mega Y)||Fire Spin Fire||Overheat Fire||13.01s||0.00|
|3.||Latios (Mega)||Dragon Breath Dragon||Solar Beam Grass||13.71s||0.00|
|4.||Xurkitree||Thunder Shock Electric||Dazzling Gleam Fairy||14.16s||0.00|
|5.||Primarina||Charm Fairy||Moonblast Fairy||14.78s||0.00|
|6.||Gyarados (Mega)||Waterfall Water||Hydro Pump Water||14.90s||0.00|
|7.||Pidgeot (Mega)||Gust||Brave Bird||15.23s||0.00|
|8.||Altaria (Mega)||Peck||Dazzling Gleam Fairy||15.29s||0.00|
|9.||Charizard (Mega X)||Ember Fire||Blast Burn Fire||15.36s||0.00|
|10.||Aerodactyl (Mega)||Rock Throw Rock||Rock Slide Rock||15.64s||0.00|
|11.||Granbull||Charm Fairy||Play Rough Fairy||15.82s||0.00|
|12.||Houndoom (Mega)||Snarl Dark||Crunch Dark||15.81s||0.00|
|13.||Latias (Mega)||Charm Fairy||Outrage Dragon||15.95s||0.00|
|14.||Absol (Mega)||Snarl Dark||Dark Pulse Dark||15.99s||0.00|
|15.||Beedrill (Mega)||Bug Bite Bug||X-Scissor Bug||16.16s||0.00|
|16.||Venusaur (Mega)||Razor Leaf Grass||Solar Beam Grass||16.58s||0.00|
|17.||Blastoise (Mega)||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon Water||17.01s||0.00|
|18.||Zacian||Metal Claw Steel||Play Rough Fairy||17.15s||0.00|
|19.||Gardevoir||Charm Fairy||Dazzling Gleam Fairy||17.45s||0.00|
|20.||Rapidash (Galarian)||Fairy Wind Fairy||Play Rough Fairy||17.47s||0.00|
|21.||Manectric (Mega)||Charge Beam Electric||Wild Charge Electric||17.55s||0.00|
|22.||Zacian (Hero)||Fire Fang Fire||Play Rough Fairy||17.60s||0.00|
|23.||Togekiss||Charm Fairy||Dazzling Gleam Fairy||17.65s||0.00|
|24.||Scizor (Mega)||Fury Cutter Bug||X-Scissor Bug||17.86s||0.00|
|25.||Sylveon||Charm Fairy||Dazzling Gleam Fairy||17.96s||0.00|
|26.||Alakazam||Psycho Cut Psychic||Dazzling Gleam Fairy||18.18s||0.00|
|27.||Ampharos (Mega)||Charge Beam Electric||Thunder Electric||18.28s||0.00|
Stats and Max CP
|Max CP at Level 40 1476 | Max CP at Level 50 1668|
|ATK 141||DEF 136||HP 137|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Shadow Claw hits harder but Feint Attack charges faster.
Foul Play is its hardest-hitting move but your fairies resist Dark.
Shadow Sneak is a 3-bar charged move and hits frequently and is not always easy to dodge.
Power Gem lacks STAB but still has high DMG.
This ‘gem’ is up for grabs and it can shine!! 😉
All the best, trainers!