Sableye Raid Guide

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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 Flying Brave Bird Flying 15.23s 0.00
8. Altaria (Mega) Peck Flying 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

Sableye DarkGhost
Max CP at Level 40 1476 | Max CP at Level 50 1668
ATK 141 DEF 136 HP 137
Weak to Strong Against
Fairy  Ghost Psychic


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Feint Attack Dark
  • Shadow Claw Ghost
  • Foul Play Dark
  • Shadow Sneak Ghost
  • Power Gem Rock

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!

Author & tags

My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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