Sableye using Power Gem by TamarinFrog


Power Gem

“The user attacks with a ray of light that sparkles as if it were made of gemstones.”

Power Gem is a Generation IV Rock-Type move. It has a very decent amount of PP and can deal a good amount of damage to an opponent, but it has no secondary effect.

Sableye can learn the move at level 43 (36 since Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire).


Sableye using Shadow Ball by sphaeran


Shadow Ball

“The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat”

The Shadow Ball attack was introduced in the Generation II Pokemon games and is a Ghost-Type move that deals not only damage but also has a 20% chance of lowering the opponents Special Defense stats by one stage.

If a Pokemon has the Bulletproof ability they will not be affected by a move such as Shadow Ball.

Six Pokemon are using the Shadow Ball in our Project currently, the first one was Kadabra from Generation I!  Sableye can learn it naturally by reaching levels 41 (Generation III), 53 (Generation IV), 56 (from Generation V) or 39 (since ORAS).


#302 Sableye

“It digs branching holes in caves using its sharp claws in search of food—raw gems. A Sableye lurks in darkness and is seen only rarely.”

Sableye is a dual Ghost / Dark type Pokémon that is not part of any evolutionary line, as well as being a version exclusive to Pokémon Sapphire, Emerald and later HeartGold.  Prior to Generation VI, they didn’t have any weaknesses – thus, trainers that wanted to raise one would travel through caves in search for them.

They live quiet lives in their cavern homes, feeding on jewels and rocks by using their claws to dig into the ground and chomping down with its pointed teeth.  Minerals inside the rocks crystallize inside its body, as seen with its eyes looking like gemstones – a glitter so enchanting it can be seen in the dark.  They hide within the darkness so they are rarely seen, but passers-by try not to anyway, thanks to rumors of it stealing peoples’ souls when its eyes have an ominous glow.

Sableye’s debut in the animé happened during Ash’s training for his second Hoenn gym badge, where his group explored an abandoned gold mine.  A Sableye lived inside, having been tricked by Team Rocket’s Meowth to pull off pranks and capture Ash’s Pikachu – but once it learnt their true intentions to completely separate Pokémon from trainer, it joined Ash’s side to rescue Pikachu and defeat the Rocket trio in battle.  All this, and it was meant to be a mental training exercise for Ash’s Corphish.

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