Ok, here's my entry for Sableye. Spiritomb is coming soon.
Sableye – (Phasmaminuor avarus)
Avg. Weight – 24.3 lb.
Avg. Height – 1’ 08’’
Avg. Lifespan – Approx. 80 years
Typing – Dark / Ghost
Diet – Mostly Minerals and Gemstones
Phasmaminuor avarus (Greedy Ghost Miner), commonly called sableye, is a small, humanoid creature that is almost always found in caves. They are short and slim, with a large head and short, oddly angled limbs. Their hands end in sharp claws that are capable of digging quickly through solid rock. They have wide mouths lined with teeth hard enough to chew diamond. They have a dark purplish skin and their back is studded with several types of minerals condensed from the gems they have eaten. As a result, every Sableye has a unique pattern and quantity of these minerals. The eyes of sableye are very mineral-like, being more like insect eyes than any other type of eye. The unique composition of their eyes makes them very sensitive to bright light. This is why sableye reside in caves and other naturally dark areas.
Sableye are reclusive by nature, and can be hard to track down and even harder to capture. They normally live deep in the cave systems, venturing further up only in search of their food of choice, gemstones. A single sableye only needs to ingest two or three gemstones during the course of a month, depending on the size and purity of the gems. A large gem such as a diamond or sapphire can sustain a sableye for several months. However they must eat a more steady diet of common, less pure gems such as Quartz or Amethyst. They can survive on very little water, and get all they need from the drippings in the cave or from underground water sources. Due to their unique diet, sableye don’t produce any waste.
Sableye live in close-knit family groups of two to six members, depending on the amount of food in the area. Their mating rituals have never been observed, but it has been theorized that the males present the females with large, polished gems as gifts in order to capture their attention. This is supported by the many half-polished gems found at abandoned nesting sites. Sableye usually lay only one egg, but twins are also possible. The eggs take about one month to hatch, during which time one parent is always watching the egg. After hatching, the young sableye are incapable of chewing gems or digging on their own, and must rely on their parents until their teeth and claws develop and harden. It takes about ten years for sableye to reach maturity. They then either stay as part of their family group, called “clans”, or they leave with a mate of their own to start a new clan.
Recent evidence has suggested that sableye may be more intelligent than previously thought. Strange markings in and around nesting grounds appear to be maps, complete with labels, etched by the sableye. Some markings near abandoned nesting grounds are currently being gathered and tested to verify this claim, but so far the evidence appears to point to a positive answer.
Sableye are sometimes considered a menace. One popular example of this is the sableye clans currently residing in Granite Caves on Dewford Island in Hoenn. A local mining company considers the sableye pests since they eat the gemstones that the miners are after. Current population estimates put the sableye dangerously close to the endangered species list. Certain activists groups are currently urging mining companies to find a way to work with the sableye rather than against them. One mine recently opened in Orre actually used teams of trained sableye to mine the gems rather than machines. These sableye are paid with their choice of the gems that they dig up.