Absol can have one of two Abilities: Pressure, which lowers the opposing Pokémon's PP by 2 each time an opposing Pokémon uses a move; or Super Luck, which increases the Critical Hit Ratio of its moves. Its Hidden Ability is Super Luck, which increases its Attack by one stage each time it gets hit by a Dark Type attack.
Absol is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. It takes 1,059,860 Experience for Absol to reach Level 100.
Absol's key features include its scythe-like tail, and an equally shaped growth of fur upon its head. It is debatable that it represents Ying & Yang.
There are no distinguishing features that appear in the male and female version of this Pokémon.
Absol appears on Route 213 during a Swarm in Diamond and Pearl, and on Mt. Coronet's Top and Snow Area in Platinum. Absol appears in the caves of Johto and Kanto in Heart Gold and Soul Silver when the PokéGear's Radio plays Hoenn Sound.
Absol appears at Endless Level 58, Forever Level 8 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Absol appears at the End of Frost Forest, NorthWind Field 28F & 29F and [[Western Cave 40F-49F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon Games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Absol appears at Crystal Crossing B8-B13. Absol is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Rockland 13F-23F.
Absol appears at Panulla Cave in Pokémon Ranger, but the Field Assist Burn x3 is required to reach it. Absol appears at the Altru Building and Altru Tower in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, and its Field Assist will be necessary to make it to the top of Altru Tower. Absol also appears in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs at the Altar Room of Rasp Cavern in the Present, and the Dark Temple Mission "Danger! Surrounded by Pokémon!", obtaining it by defeating it and obtaining its Slate whilst defeating the stage's Boss within the time limit to keep the Slate.
Absol can be found at World Axle Shaft Rust Army Lair in Pokémon Rumble Blast, and World Axle Tower B2 after completing the game.
Trading Card Game
Absol appears in 9 decks, the 6th Movie Halfdeck and the ADV Promos. It is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Dragon, EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua (hidden card), EX Legend Maker, Ex Holon Phantoms, EX Power Keepers (EX Card), Secret Wonders, Supreme Victors (2; 1 Team Galactic Card and 1 Team Galactic Lv. X Pokémon Prime Card) and Triumphant (Pokémon Prime Card) sets.
Absol had briefly appeared in Mutiny in the Bounty, captured by a villain known as Pokémon Hunter J shortly after Ash's Pikachu, Melodi's Gardevoir and Team Rocket's Meowth was stolen. Drew captured and trained an Absol for the Kanto Grand Festival.
Absol first appeared in Jirachi Wishmaker as Absol showed up to take Jirachi back to Forina, although Absol was not the true villain of the movie. Wild Absol also appeared in the films Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
Absol is a part of the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With a high base 130 Attack, a strong STAB in Knock Off, and numerous powerful coverage attacks in Superpower, Play Rough, and Iron Tail, Absol is among the hardest Pokémon to switch into in the tier and a top notch wallbreaker. Its priority Sucker Punch is the tier's strongest priority attack and gives it a favorable matchup against offensive teams while alleviating the issue of Absol's mediocre base 75 Speed. Its best set is an all-out attacker set with a Life Orb that can dish out heavy damage with its powerful attacks while having the ability to break down defensive cores with coverage attacks like Superpower, Play Rough, Iron Tail, and Fire Blast or Pursuit trap bulky Psychic-types like Slowking. Absol can also run a Swords Dance set that can brute force its way through numerous teams if it gets the chance to set up. Unfortunately for Absol, its defenses are not very good and it is rely on Sucker Punch to hit faster foes, which can be played around with a Substitute, a fast Dark resist, or faster priority attacks.
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM23: Iron Tail
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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