Absol (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Absol
Disaster Pokémon
アブソル
Absol
#359
Absol
Absol
Mega Absol
Mega Absol



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Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Mega Absol
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure or Super Luck
Absol
Cacophony
Mega Absol
Cacophony
Justified
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Magic Bounce
Mega Absol
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Absol
3'11" 1.2 m
Mega Absol
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
103.6 lbs. 47.0 kg
Absol
108.0 lbs. 49.0 kg
Mega Absol
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Absolite [[|]]
Base experience yield
174
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
163
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Absol
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Absol
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F359.png None.png
Mega Absol
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
35
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Absol (Japanese: アブソル Absol) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Absol can Mega Evolve into Mega Absol using the Absolite.

Biology

Absol is a quadrupedal, mammalian Pokémon with a dark blue to black body covered in white fur. It has a ruff around its neck and chest and a tuft on the top of its head adorned with a single blue-black oval. Between the dark skin, the curvature of the white fur on its head, and positioning of its horn, Absol's face vaguely resembles a wu wei symbol. It has a feline face with almond-shaped, red eyes, a scythe-like tail, and a crescent-shaped horn on the side of its head. Its broad feet are equipped with three claws each, and dewclaw-like spikes protrude from the heels of its hind legs and the elbows of its front legs. It walks with a pacing gait like that of a camel.

As Mega Absol, its fur is longer overall, and the increased energy coursing through its body makes the fur at the back of its mane stand on end so that it appears to have wings.[1] The spikes on its heels and elbows grow larger, and the fur in these areas becomes longer as well. Its sickle-shaped horn widens, while an additional, smaller horn appears on the opposite side of its head. Its tail now has a more saw-like shape, and the oval marking on its forehead is now a rounded triangle.

Absol lives in the mountains far from civilization, and it rarely ventures down from its alpine home. Using its horn, Absol is able to sense even subtle changes in the sky and the land to predict when a disaster will occur and will try to warn people when one is approaching. Absol is also known to protect fields from natural disasters as well. This often has the unfortunate effect of Absol itself being blamed for the disaster, notably by the elderly. The hatred for Absol was stared years by superstitions surrounding about it. Despite this, the elderly are interested in its ability to predict disaster. Absol has been referred to as a bringer of doom. Absol can move as swiftly as the wind. Absol is said to have a lifespan up to 100 years.

Mega Absol emits a fearsome aura that has been known to kill fainthearted people from shock. It directs this aura at its opponents by beating its "wings", which are not capable of flight. However, Absol apparently detests assuming this form, as it normally dislikes fighting in the first place.

In the anime

Main series

 
Absol in the anime
 
Mega Absol in the anime

Major appearances

Absol debuted in Jirachi: Wish Maker, where it showed up to take Jirachi back to Forina. However, Absol wasn't evil as Ash and his friends were initially led to believe, and it helped Jirachi once it returned to Forina.

Absol made its main series debut in Absol-ute Disaster. The people of a town were blaming Absol for all of the bad things that were happening to their town during the past month. Ash, his friends, and Nicky went out to verify the accusations. They found out that Absol was actually warning the town about a flood.

In What I Did for Love!, Mollie used an Absol during the second round of the Gardenia Town Pokémon Contest. It battled Brock's Marshtomp and lost.

In May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!, Drew revealed he caught and trained an Absol for the Kanto Grand Festival. It was first used in the Appeals Round. In Thinning the Hoard! and Channeling the Battle Zone!, it and Flygon were used during a two-on-two Contest Battle against May, who used Combusken and Squirtle. In the end, Drew lost too many points, resulting in May advancing to the next round.

In the original timeline of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, a hypnotized Damos commanded four Absol to attack Arceus with Shock Wave. When Ash and his friends traveled to the past to prevent this, Marcus, the one responsible for hypnotizing Damos, managed to use the Absol again to attack Arceus.

In Mega Evolution Special I, Astrid used an Absol that can Mega Evolve into Mega Absol against Alain and Charizard, but it was defeated. In Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, it was used in a battle against Ash and his Hawlucha, which resulted in Absol winning. In Valuable Experience for All!, it had a rematch with Hawlucha during the Lumiose Conference, which resulted in a loss for Absol.

In The Bonds of Evolution!, Magnus used an Absol to battle Diantha and her Gardevoir, but it was soon defeated by Gardevoir's Moonblast.

In Rescuing the Unwilling! and 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!, a Nihilego-possessed Lusamine ordered her Absol to Ash and his classmates. Gladion stayed to battle Absol with his Pokémon before Nihilego was defeated.

In JN064, Goh caught an Absol after saving it from an explosion of hot water whilst in Hoenn.

Minor appearances

In Mutiny in the Bounty, J and her henchmen captured an Absol after Ash's Pikachu, Melodi's Gardevoir, and Team Rocket's Meowth got stolen. Absol was eventually returned to its rightful owner after Ash, Team Rocket, and Melodi reunited with their Pokémon and some of J's minions were arrested.

An Absol appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

An Absol appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In A Talent for Imitation!, the Pokédex image of an Absol was displayed.

Three Absol appeared in pictures, in JN064.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG107 Absol May's Pokédex Absol, the Disaster Pokémon. Absol live in steep mountainous regions, and rarely venture down into areas inhabited by humans, but should an Absol be seen by humans, it is said that catastrophe is soon to follow.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY028 Absol Serena's Pokédex Absol, the Disaster Pokémon. When disasters are detected with its horn, Absol comes down from the mountains to warn people.

GOTCHA!

An Absol briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Sidney.

In the manga

 
Mega Absol in Pokémon Adventures

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

An Absol appeared in Mission Complete as one of the Pokémon Kincaid controlled.

Movie adaptations

An Absol under the ownership of Astrid appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Absol debuted in Assaulted by Pelipper II. It first appears to Ruby, who shudders in fear immediately. Absol is also present in the feud between Kyogre and Groudon.

X & Y chapter

In Scizor Defends, Y encountered an Absol on Route 15 and battled him in order to capture a Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution. He made no attempt to resist her efforts and let himself be captured after Y asked him to help battle Team Flare, which he was nicknamed Solsol. Later, he was given an Absolite, enabling him to Mega Evolve into Mega Absol.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

Absol reappears at the start of this chapter, where it was perched atop of a building, foreshadowing another disaster coming to Hoenn. It later appeared in front of Gabby and Ty, warning them of the upcoming disaster, and has the two ride on its back to head off to somewhere else.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

Ryū owns an Absol as a puck in ABM12.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Absol is one of Koya's main Pokémon. It is used in his battles at the Pokémon League, and in subsequent battles against Team Galactic. It first appeared in A New Battle Begins!.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

Absol appeared in Battle in a Bitter Cold Land!!. When it first saw Ginji's scar, it was scared of him because Gengar told it that Ginji will destroy the world, but after Ginji explained that he is going to see Ninetales to find out the truth, Absol tells him that everyone thinks that it's causing the natural disasters and that they don't like it because of that misunderstanding. It then helps Ginji and Mudkip in their battle against Articuno. It appears again in Tears and Emotions - It's the Final Chapter! where it, along with several other Pokémon, help Ginji, Mudkip, Tyranitar, Charizard, and Alakazam defeat Groudon.

Pokémon Try Adventure

Toki has an Absol nicknamed Absō.

In the TCG

Main article: Absol (TCG)

In the TFG

One Absol figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Absol appears as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: An Absol trails the rescue team around the Frosty Forest and confronts them after the defeat of Articuno. Absol is initially suspicious of the player and partner from the beginning but eventually decides to join the rescue team and helps in the journey up Mt. Freeze.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Absol returns as a friend of Ninetales, who will be recruited at the same time as Ninetales. Absol will reference the player and the partner from Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team as well as having an "adventure" with them.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#152
Kanto
#—
Ruby Every time Absol appears before people, it is followed by a disaster such as an earthquake or a tidal wave. As a result, it came to be known as the disaster Pokémon.
Sapphire Absol has the ability to foretell the coming of natural disasters. It lives in a harsh, rugged mountain environment. This Pokémon very rarely ventures down from the mountains.
Emerald It sharply senses even subtle changes in the sky and the land to predict natural disasters. It is a long-lived Pokémon that has a life-span of 100 years.
FireRed It appears when it senses an impending natural disaster. As a result, it was mistaken as a doom-bringer.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #209
Johto
#—
Diamond It senses coming disasters and appears before people only to warn them of impending danger.
Pearl
Platinum Rumored to sense danger with its horn, it became a target. It fled deep into the mountains.
HeartGold It has the ability to foretell natural disasters. Its life span is over a hundred years.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #216
Black Rumored to sense disasters with its horn, it became a target. It fled deep into the mountains.
White
Black 2 It appears from deep in the mountains to warn people about upcoming disasters it has sensed with its horn.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #009
Hoenn
#159
X It senses coming disasters and appears before people only to warn them of impending danger.
Y It appears when it senses an impending natural disaster. As a result, it was mistaken as a doom bringer.
Omega Ruby Every time Absol appears before people, it is followed by a disaster such as an earthquake or a tidal wave. As a result, it came to be known as the disaster Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire Absol has the ability to foretell the coming of natural disasters. It lives in a harsh, rugged mountain environment. This Pokémon very rarely ventures down from the mountains.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #245
Alola
USUM: #322
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Long ago, superstitions were spread about it, saying it brought disaster. This fed a hatred of it, and it was driven deep into the mountains.
Moon Although it's said to bring disaster, in actuality, this Pokémon possesses a calm disposition and warns people of any crises that loom.
Ultra Sun The only thing unlucky about Absol is its appearance. It protects fields and warns people of disaster, so one ought to be grateful for it.
Ultra Moon The elderly call it the disaster Pokémon and detest it, but interest in its power to predict disasters is on the rise.
Mega Absol
Sun When this Pokémon whips the winglike fur on its back as though beating its wings, it sends an intimidating aura flying at its opponents.
Moon As the energy of Mega Evolution fills it, its fur bristles. What you see on its back are not true wings, and this Pokémon isn't able to fly.
Ultra Sun Normally, it dislikes fighting, so it really hates changing to this form for battles.
Ultra Moon It converts the energy from Mega Evolution into an intimidating aura. Fainthearted people expire from shock at the sight of it.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #107
Sword Swift as the wind, Absol races through fields and mountains. Its curved, bow-like horn is acutely sensitive to the warning signs of natural disasters.
Shield Because of this Pokémon's ability to detect danger, people mistook Absol as a bringer of doom.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 120
Emerald
Route 120
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Realgam Tower (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 213 (Swarm)
Platinum
Mt. Coronet (summit)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver, Ice Path, Cliff Cave, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls (Hoenn Sound)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Route 13, Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Routes 13 and 14
Route 23 (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8, Friend Safari (Dark)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 120
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Mount Lanakila, Tapu Village
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Mount Lanakila, Tapu Village
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed, Old Cemetery, Snowslide Slope, Path to the Peak, Giant's Foot, Frigid Sea, Three-Point Pass
Frostpoint Field (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Wilderness (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Endless Level 58, Forever Level 8, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Frosty Forest*, Northwind Field (28F-29F), Western Cave (40F-49F)
Ranger
Panula Cave
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crystal Crossing (B8F-B13F)
MD Sky
Crystal Crossing (B8F-B13F)
Ranger: SoA
Altru Building, Altru Tower
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode B, Advanced Mode C)
PokéPark Wii
Granite Zone
Ranger: GS
Rasp Cavern, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: World Axle - B2F (Post-ending), Hauntyard: All*
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 5
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX1
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (Center Boss, Back)
Picross
Area 22: Stage 02
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Pinsir Sea, Gengar Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary Spite Absol Japanese Japan 5 April 25 to May 18, 2003
RS Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary Wish Absol Japanese Japan 5 April 25 to May 18, 2003
RS Pokémon Stamp Ruby and Sapphire Absol Japanese Japan 5 September 9, 2003
RS Pokémon Center New York Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire Promotion Spite Absol English United States 35 July 10 to 11, 2004
RS Pokémon Center New York Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire Promotion Wish Absol English United States 35 July 10 to 11, 2004
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Absol English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Absol English United States 70 August 8, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire   Life Orb (5%)
Events*   Ganlon Berry (50%)   Salac Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Absol
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total:
465
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Mega Absol
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total:
565
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
1010 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
1515 Detect Fighting Status 0000 00——% 5
2020 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2525 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3030 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
3535 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
4040 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
4545 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
5050 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
5555 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Absol
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Absol
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM52  TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM69  TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM95  TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR28  TR28 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR29  TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34  TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR60  TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Absol
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Absol
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
 
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
  Curse Ghost Status —% 10
      
      
      
      
  
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
      
     
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
    Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
   Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Absol in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Absol in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Absol
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Absol
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Absol
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Absol
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
III IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Feint Attack × Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
III IV V VI VII Me First × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Punishment × Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Razor Wind × Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Wish Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Absol
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Absol
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
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Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.8%
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm here to fight off natural disasters!
26%-50% HP I feel weak... My remaining HP is just half...
1%-25% HP I fear the worst... I cannot prevail against disasters...
Level up I've leveled up! I feel empowered to fight disasters!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:  
Dark
Field move:    
(Cut ×3)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 106 Max. exp.: 146
Browser entry R-200
Absol attacks using confusing copies. Its scythe can cut through anything.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:  
Dark
Field move:  
(Cut ×4)
Browser entry R-256
It launches dark pulses and gusts of dark wind to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Dark
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Dark
Field move:
(past)
 
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-285/N-199
It sends gusts of dark wind to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.38 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Absol is the Attraction Chief of Absol's Hurdle Bounce in the Granite Zone.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 60 - 135   20

#033
 
 

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.
Mega Effects   8
Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper-right to lower-left.
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 246 Base Defense: 120
Egg Distance: 10 km* Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Psycho Cut, Snarl
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Thunder, Megahorn, Payback*, Frustration, Return

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Absol
 Dark 


Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
 
Absol
Absol
 Dark 

 
Absolite


Held Absolite
 
Mega Absol
Absol
 Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Trivia

Origin

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Absol is most likely based on the Bai Ze (白澤) of Chinese mythology, whose name literally translates to "white marsh." It is generally described as a white beast, distinguished by having one or two horns on its head. Considered to be an intelligent beast, Bai Ze is gifted with the ability to understand human speech and the knowledge on the forms and habits of 11,520 types of supernatural creatures in the world. In legend, Bai Ze shared its knowledge to the Yellow Emperor, which was subsequently compiled in a book called Bai Ze Tu. Few of its supposed fragments survive today. In Japan, it is known as the hakutaku (白沢). In a related legend, a similar creature known as the kutabe predicted that a plague would sweep through the Toyama Prefecture of Japan. It is also sometimes said to have an extra eye on their head or back, which may be represented by the oval that appears on Absol's forehead.

Absol's head is modeled after a Taijitu symbol. Absol's humanized face and feline appearance may also be a homage to the sphinx. Its scythe-shaped tail and horn suggest a resemblance to the Western personified depiction of Death, who is related to destiny and disaster. It may have also been inspired by the black cat superstition.

Mega Absol's wings and elongated hair give it the appearance of an angel, with its wings also being reminiscent of Greek portrayals of sphinxes and furthering the connection to sphinxes noted above. It also resembles a lamassu, an Assyrian creature with a human's head, wings, and sometimes with the body of a lion. The lamassu was a protective spirit, much how Absol attempts to warn people of danger.

Name origin

Absol may be a combination of the prefix ab- (away from) and sol (Latin for sun; referring to its Dark type or a solar eclipse, which many cultures considered a sign of impending disaster or end times). It may also include absolute, absolve (to free from guilt or blame; referring to how it's misunderstood and undeserving of its negative reputation). It may also be a reference to Absalom (a biblical figure in Judaism whose name means father of peace but who is also associated with vanity, rebellion, and bad luck).

Its Japanese name may contain 物騒 bussō (dangerous).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese アブソル Absol Possibly from 物騒 bussō, ab- and sol, or absolute, absolve, or Absalom
  French Absol Same as English name
  Spanish Absol Same as English name
  German Absol Same as English name
  Italian Absol Same as English name
  Korean 앱솔 Absol Transliteration of its Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 阿勃梭魯 Ábuhtsōlóuh Same as Mandarin name
  Mandarin Chinese 阿勃梭魯 / 阿勃梭鲁 Ābósuōlǔ Transliteration of its Japanese name


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Notes

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