Sableye is quality right now, thanks to Prankster and a great movepool. It's an example of what a good ability and movepool can do.
As for the Evolite "problem", I don't think this is anything that a few trick/knock off variants can't fix. A 50 power Knockoff-variant, say, would be pretty useful - if it's flying type, I'd probably use it over Aerial Ace, for example.
Imagine a move like this: Ironize
- 5 pp, turns the item your opponent has into an iron ball; or maybe Paint Target
- 5pp, the opponent's item becomes Ring Target. Sludge Beam
- 5pp, turns the item your opponent has into a black sludge!
A better option would be to up Incinerate to Bugbite power, and produce a Bugbite/incinerate variant that works, say, only with manufactured items; basically anything but Gems, berries, leftovers, black sludge, and bones. Primal Strike
- [rock] 60 physical damage, if the defending pokemon has a manufactured item (choice items, focus sash, evolite, etc), it is destroyed. I'm not saying Primal Strike would likely be chosen over Stone Edge, but it'd be a strong utility option. Negating choice items, life orb, and evolite is pretty tight off of a 60 physical attack. While Knockoff ALWAYS works, this works more often than not and has a chance to do real damage... maybe it'd have to be 50 or 45?
Originally Posted by Fat Redjar
While I'm not part of the "every Pokemon should be usable" party. At all. There's some things I'd like to see be usable via eviolite or just have a usable Evo.
Apparently someone's part of the "every pokemon I like should be usable" party. :/