Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Mega Sableye

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Mega Sableye has made its much-awaited debut in Pokémon Go with the Dark Flames Event. It has a gem on its chest which keeps on growing until it rips out from the chest and leaves a small hole in its place. The extra energy gained in its mega form makes its ears, along with an additional head spike and more gems in its back than normal. It is a strong enough Pokémon to fight against and players will need all the advice and the best counters they can get. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Mega Sableye in the best way possible.

Mega Sableye in Pokémon Go

Mega Sableye is a dual-type Ghost and Dark Pokémon with a maximum CP of 2196 at level 50. It is vulnerable to only Fairy-type attacks but has a 2x weakness towards it to compensate for the lack of counters available against it. It can resist attacks from Ghost and Psychic attack types. High-level players along with high-level counters can fight against Mega Sableye in groups of two to five players without taking what weather it is into consideration.

Mega Sableye Moveset

Pokémon Go Mega Sableye moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Mega Sableye are Shadow Claw and Foul Play. Both of them have a combined DPS of 57.4 and 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 Mega Sableye in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Mega Sableye and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Banette (Mega): Hex/Dazzling Gleam
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Latias (Mega): Charm/Outrage
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Frenzy Plant
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Charizard (Mega X): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Altaria (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dazzling Gleam
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Gyarados (Mega): Bite/Hydro Pump
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Zacian: Snarl/Play Rough
  • Houndoom (Mega): Fire Fang/Foul Play
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Dazzling Gleam
  • Venusaur (Mega): Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Pinsir (Mega): Big Bite/X-Scissor
  • Manectric (Mega): Wing Attack/Brave Bird
  • Togekiss: Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Payback
  • Tapu Bulu: Bullet Seed/Dazzling Gleam
  • Gholdengo: Hex/Dazzling Gleam
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Zap Cannon
  • Aggron (Mega): Iron Tail/Heavy Slam
  • Sylveon: Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Primarina: Charm/Moonblast
  • Gardevoir: Charm/Dazzling Gleam
Pokémon Go Mega Sableye
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Players should try to use their best mega evolved Pokémon of the Fairy type as they will 2x damage towards Mega Sableye. Pokémon such as Mega Gardevoir, Mega Latias, and Mega Banette are good options to choose from amongst other Mega Pokémon as they are the Fairy type.

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