Mega Sableye Makes Its Debut In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

By Ishaan . June 11, 2014 . 2:15pm

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire have a new Mega-Evolved Pokémon, revealed in a trailer today—Mega Sableye. You can see him in the trailer below.



Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will be released in North America on November 21st and in Europe on November 28th.

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  • Ramón Navas

    Yes! I love this Pokemon!

  • Simon

    I have a feeling there will be a mega donphan….

    • konsama

      Damn, donphan has always been one of my all time favorite pokemon along elekid and electivire and mawile, if those two got mega evos too, it would be too much for my small heart, and especially since i lost my Stompy (don), Lilith (maw) and my Zappa (elec) with my 3DS. T_T

    • AuraGuyChris

      Since the focus seems to be on Gen III…I doubt it. Big time.

  • Highasthesky

    We need a mega Spinda holding a beer bottle.

  • Desk

    Normal sableye was already a big pain in the ass…now it has a mega

  • Landale

    Looking at the description for it on Serebii, I kind of wonder if Mega Sableye has Wonder Guard.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      …..dude no….then only one type can kill him lol

      • Landale

        Aside from using Fairy moves, there’s also Soak and Forest’s Curse to change the vulnerability, Burn, Poison, Hail, and Sandstorm to do damage anyway, and Mold Breaker, Teravolt, and Turboblaze to ignore it. Plenty of ways around it. And it’s not like they haven’t made blatantly overpowered Megas before.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          the hype made forget

          • Landale

            A couple other things I forgot, Gastro Acid and Worry Seed. Plenty of ways to get around Wonder Guard. It still makes the potential of a Wonder Guard Mega Sableye scary, but not necessarily overpowered.

          • JustAPrinny

            So lets get something straight here starting with the moves in where the world do you get that soak, forest curse, gastro acid, and worry seed is going to make this better. It can just switch out and get rid of those problems most of the time and you are also using a moveslot to use these moves when you could really be using something else. Also Soak or Forest’s curse won’t help if you still cannot hit something with wonder guard supereffectively. Now gastro acid and worry seed are rarely seen and for good reason because they eat up slots for mons that have better things to do then give something insomia or nullifying abilities

            Now you brought up mold breaker and I want you to think about this right now. What pokemons with mold breaker do you actually see being used. Not alot of the mold breakr guys are used and some dont to use mold breaker like Pinsir or Basculin. The only ones I see being a problem in the long run would be Haxorous, Excadrill, and two megas who are Mega Gyarados and Ampharos which these megas have no self recovery and god forbid if MGyarados gets burnt though toxic is pretty bad also because wear and tear same goes with Haxorus

            “And it’s not like they haven’t made blatantly overpowered Megas before.”
            This is something I sure they are aware of but gamefreak aren’t stupid enough to give anything wonderguard that isnt shedinja. there is a reason only shedinja gets it and that is because shedinja is easy to take down because of its stats and typing especially the stats. Oh and don’t try bringing MKang because that thing was probably just one of those things like slow start because I’m sure in idea they weren’t trying anything bad but they just didnt know the consequences of it in execution.

            Now forcing someone to run a certain strategy because your little wonderguard mega sableye exist isn’t a good thing. Actually it is a good way to make someone hate a game because they can’t run a certain strategy they want without knowing wonder guard sableye exist and would probably get them killed. Also just statusing sableye isn’t fixing much as it has recover you know unless it is toxic and you consistently hit it but you also have to know that toxic also requires a move slot and if they person team loses out on vital coverage move because of toxic they still can be spelled doom on them. Oh and just because fairies where introduced doesn’t make it better so lets not even go there.

            Honestly I’m just gonna stop. I’m not even going to fix up these mess of a big block of words I have because the point I’m trying to say is that your idea of wondergaurd mega sableye is as retarded as it gets and is worse then MKanghaskhan but only times 10. Really the only reason I made this mess of words and letters is because your idea annoyed me this much and driven me crazy enough that I had to reply

          • Landale

            You’re looking at this from an almost Smogon-ish angle here. If this were an accurate theory, they’d likely go ahead and ban it within their own little meta-game sure.
            GameFreak doesn’t really care about that. There are numerous counters to it, regardless of your opinion on their viability, so they have no reason not to do it if they want to.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • Nanaki

    Just amazing..

  • Sableeye found a *huge rupee*

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      …..I think he pooped it out lol

  • Spicydicey

    Would be cool to see it have an ability that grants immunity to fairy type moves. Then it would once again have no weaknesses >:D

  • Snorlaxation

    YES. I want it, and I’m gonna have it. Love that little guy.
    And seriously, if there is a chance for Wonder Guard for his Mega Evo. Ability,… F#*k

  • DrakeClawfang

    ME-GA FLY-GON! *clap clap clapclapclap* ME-GA FLY-GON! *clap clap clapclapclap*

    • lesangpro .

      ME-GA-SALAMENCE * whoo whoo whooooo* ME-GA-SALAMENCE * whoo whoo whoooo=*

    • Notquitesure?

      He needs it.

    • Astralwyrm

      Just what i thought! please, please be so!

    • rubin

      Nth for Mega Flygon! Hopefully specially based to diffrenate him from Garchomp.

    • J_Joestar

      Reminds me of…

  • Yan Zhao

    Mega Sableye looks wack.

  • DarkRoxas

    And the most annoying Mega Evolution title goes to… Mega Sableye… If it’s ability is still Prankster. Nice design, though.

    • Pretty much this. Prankster is the only real thing keeping Sableye viable the way that it stands. It doesn’t have that great of a movepool, it lost its no-weak status in Gen VI thanks to Fairy types, and it’s having a difficult time finding teams anymore over things that go over Prankster’s hold (Talonflame w/ priority Brave Bird / Gale Wings).

      Assuming you’re looking at a +100 BST gain from a Mega like the majority, that’s not really that big of a boost (480 max from 380). Hopefully it’s a defense gain for it, or something that would make attacking viable…because a 50 HP base stat is hard to work with for something that low. Either that or its ability better be something very worth the while.

      • kaotron

        yeah, I always hated prankster in online battles. You can tell an ability is broken when it can literally change something as weak and useless as sableye to one of the biggest threats that can compete and annoy even legendaries.

  • konsama

    man the troll potential for it is over 9000, also any eviolite user is now down to UU, bye bye porygon 2. *salutes*

  • Sableye is one of my odd favorites, so I’m pretty happy with this news.

  • AuraGuyChris

    That looks like a normal evolution. Seriously. It’s really not that drastic.

    • Anesia Hunter

      kangaskhan to mega kangaskhan isn’t really any different either. same goes for mega venusaur.

      • AuraGuyChris

        No, Mega Evolution gave the baby a growth spurt and is possibly mutated.

        It’s a mutant baby, is what I’m trying to say.

  • DarthSithZero

    Honestly looks stupid and uninspired, I mean a big ears Sableye behind a ruppe?? Really??

  • Strain42

    Now please just tell me his Mega Ability is that the giant red gem he’s hiding beyond nulls Fairy attacks so Sableye can go back to being the Pokemon without a weakness :P

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    • Christopher Nunes

      Wasn’t Spiritomb always the same as Sableye, both a Dark and Ghost type? Sableye wasn’t alone on being on the only Pokemon without a weakness during those eras.

  • LastFootnote

    Woohoo! Here’s hoping for Mega Torkoal!

  • SlickRoach

    Mega-evolution=hiding behind a big ass ruby

    Don’t know if I’m missing some reference or homage here but it seems extremely underwhelming and kind of silly. But I don’t use Mega-evos anyways so it’s cool, still can’t wait for this.

  • MaskedHeroxx

    That was lazy

  • Vash bane

    interesting out of all the pokemon I wasn’t expecting it to have one

  • Land of Green Pasture

    can’t be patient to see Mega May (y)
    dem megas

  • Anesia Hunter

    i still don’t fear it since i always have gardevoir with me.

  • Kid Kuma

    Oh my god……does that jewel raise Sable’s defenses??? If so we’re screwed.

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