Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters against Shadow Sableye

Shadow Sableye is a Tier 3 Shadow Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. You can take part in Shadow Raids and get a chance to catch Shadow Pokémon in the process too. Shadow Sableye has fur that is deep purple-coloured along with small claws, pointed ears, and sharp teeth. Even though it is a Tier 3 Raid, it is much more difficult to fight against than normal because it is a Shadow Pokémon. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways using which you’ll be able to defeat Shadow Sableye with the help of the perfect counters.

Shadow Sableye in Pokémon Go

Shadow Sableye is a dual-type Dark and Normal Pokémon with a maximum CP of 1668 at level 59. It is weak towards only Fairy-type attacks. As it is a Shadow Pokémon and has only one type of counter available against it, you will also need to take the help of Shadow Shards and Purified Gems as it will be impossible to defeat Shadow Sableye without them. You’ll also need to use your absolute best counters against it as anything below it will not suffice.

Shadow Sableye Moveset

Pokémon Go Shadow Sableye Moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Shadow Sableye are Shadow Claw and Foul Play. Both of them have a combined DPS of 57.2 and can also deal a total damage of 158.3. it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include Feint Attack, Shadow Sneak and Power Gem.

Best counters against Shadow Sableye in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that you can use against Shadow Sableye to have the best chances of winning.

  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Dragon Tail/Dragon Ascent
  • Xerneas: Geomancy/Moonblast
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Dazzling Gleam
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Diancie (Mega): Rock Throw/Moonblast
  • Zacian (Hero): Snarl/Play Rough
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Garchomp (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Dazzling Gleam
  • Togekiss: Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail/Dragon Ascent
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Gardevoir: Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Tapu Koko: Volt Switch/Dazzling Gleam
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Frenzy Plant
  • Tapu Bulu: Bullet Seed/Dazzling Gleam
  •  Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Dazzling Gleam
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Sylveon: Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Primarina: Charm/Moonblast
  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Granbull: Charm/Play Rough
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Latias (Mega): Charm/Outrage
  • Florges: Fairy Wind/Moonblast
  • Altaria (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dazzling Gleam
  • Gyarados (Mega): Bite/Hydro Pump
Pokémon Go Shadow Sableye counters
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You should try to avoid Fog while fighting against Shadow Sableye as it gets a boost from it and will be even tougher to defeat than it is normally. You should also bring a friend or two if you don’t have the best high-level counters as you won’t be able to win without some help in that case.

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