Sablock Deck List (aka Sablelock Decklist)

by Ed ~ August 6th, 2010.

I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while now. The Sablock (aka Sablelock, Sableye Lock, SPionage, Sabledonk, etc.) deck was gaining in popularity, and now that it won US Nationals, it’s becoming the deck to play (or at least know how to play against). Lots of people want a good list for this deck, and rightfully so.

Way back when the deck was first starting to come to the forefront (right after it made some impressive showings in certain State Championships), we covered it. At that time, ran a Sablelock Deck Workshop in which we discussed how the deck worked and, with reader help, built a workable list for it.

At the time, some considered it a secret deck, but now it’s a known top-tier headache (for its opponents, of course). It is so well known now that even POP (aka PP) has even posted a decklist for it. So, let’s take a look at it.

Sablelock Deck List courtesy of

Pokemon: 19
4 Sableye (Diamond & Pearl—Stormfront, 48/100)
2 Uxie (Diamond & Pearl—Legends Awakened, 43/146)
1 Uxie LV.X (Legends Awakened, 146/146)
2 Garchomp Champion (Platinum—Supreme Victors, 60/147)
2 Garchomp Champion LV.X (Supreme Victors, 145/147)
1 Unown Q (Diamond & Pearl—Majestic Dawn, 49/100)
1 Azelf (Legends Awakened, 19/146)
1 Murkrow (Diamond & Pearl—Secret Wonders, 95/132)
1 Honchkrow (Supreme Victors, 29/147)
1 Honchkrow [G] (Platinum, 77/127)
1 Toxicroak [G] (Platinum, 40/127)
2 Crobat [G] (Platinum, 47/127)

Trainers/Supporters/Stadiums: 29
4 Cyrus’s Conspiracy
2 Cyrus’s Initiative
2 Pokémon Collector
1 Bebe’s Search
1 Felicity’s Drawing
2 Judge
3 Team Galactic’s Invention G-101 Energy Gain
4 Team Galactic’s Invention G-103 Power Spray
4 Team Galactic’s Invention G-105 Poké Turn
3 Team Galactic’s Invention G-109 SP Radar
1 Aaron’s Collection
1 Premier Ball
1 VS. Seeker

Energy: 12
4 Double Colorless Energy
4 Darkness Special Energy
2 Darkness Energy
2 Psychic Energy

I actually noticed the POP article at the end of July, but I’ve been putting off posting this article (for no good reason). Oddly enough, just NOW while I was typing this up, I noticed that Adam over at 6-Prizes just posted about it. So, sorry Adam. This probably looks like I’m copying you, but I really have been intending to post this for a while now. And to be fair, we’re both really just copying TPCI’s content, anyway.

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  • LOL dude that's terrible timing. I noticed the article on the POP site only after they sent me the press release that they were changing to PP yesterday.

    I feel like this is the first time they've posted legit lists like this, I guess it's a good thing though.

  • Lukas G.

    -1 felicity's
    +1 giratina(same power as judge)
    This is for obvious reasons, I like the extra disruption that is able to be searched out whenever and used the same turn(unlike judge searched with a cyrus) Felicity only has one sensible play in the deck and I just don't like it.
    Other changes I would make just cuz of my play style would be
    -1 power spray
    +1 bebe
    This is a difficult choice just because the vs. seeker should stay to give you the extra aaron's and/or cyrus. It is really hard to cut the count of spray to 3, but I feel that another bebe's is almost required here.

  • Ed

    Yeah, I like netdecks.


    This was defiantly Con's list. And Lucas felicities is broken in the deck, especially felicities then vs seeker back for tons of draw. Also with sableye you really don't need more than one off supporters, and 4 spray is needed. The only two things I think I possibly would change about the list is -1 Sp Radar +1 Lux or Communication(probably communication), and -1 one dark energy(basic) for a roseannes and even those may be a bit iffy. Also I'm 99.9% sure it was not the Platinum croak that was run.

  • Ed

    Supposedly this was Alex Frezza's list (which was very similar to Con's), and yeah, I would have to assume it was the promo croak. I wouldn't have considered Felicity, but it's a nice addition.

  • JDarok SRMXP

    I agree at the -Power Spray, but disagree in adding a Bebe, i like better a Comunicator here.
    Also do you even know why he play Felicity? It seems you dont. Also, Giratine sucks.

  • JDarok SRMXP

    Felicity is for discarding Sableyes at late game.