Absol (XY Promo 178)

アブソル Absol
Illus. Hasuno
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Absol
Type Darkness
HP 100
retreat cost
English expansion XY Black Star Promos
English card no. XY178
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Absol.

Absol (Japanese: アブソル Absol) is a Darkness-type Basic Pokémon card. It is one of the XY Black Star Promos.

Card text

If this Pokémon is your Active Pokémon and is damaged by an opponent's attack (even if this Pokémon is Knocked Out), discard a random card from your opponent's hand.
    Shadow Cage
The Defending Pokémon can't retreat during your opponent's next turn.

Pokédex data

Absol - Disaster Pokémon
No. Height Weight
359 3'11" (1.2 m) 103.6 lbs. (47.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
It appears when it senses an impending natural disaster. As a result, it was mistaken as a doom bringer.
さいがいの よちょうを かんじると すがたを みせる ために わざわいを よぶ ポケモンと ごかいされていた。

Release information

This card was made available in the English Alola Collector's Pin 2-Pack Blister released November 18, 2016. In Japan, it was awarded to the winners of each Pokémon Card Gym Karen Night Battle held at participating Pokémon Card Gym venues between August 1 and September 30, 2016. This card has the Pokémon Card Gym logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork.



Shadow Cage is an attack first seen on Sableye from Plasma Freeze. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Y.

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