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If you have a good competitive moveset for Absol, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Crit Hit Absol Set

Absol @ Wide lens / Life Orb
Ability: Super Luck
EVS: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Night Slash
- X-Scissor
- Stone Edge

Absol is a great attacker! Swords dance of course since attack getting raised is real nice. Night Slash is real spicy as well, X-Scissor gives you some more coverage. And Stone Edge is something that can also do major damage if it lands. A small disclaimer Wide Lens is only for boosting accuracy, so if you don't feel like getting a Stone Edge landing more easily, then Life Orb is the other option here.

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Sucker Punch > Night Slash for Absol, even if this is a crit hit set. Absol is too slow and frail without priority. With Super Luck, Sucker Punch is also likely to crit. If you still wish to give Absol Night Slash, Sash it.
You need Scope Lens over Wide Lens to secure crits more easily. X-Scissor and Stone Edge don't cover anything more important compared to Play Rough / Close Combat for other Dark-types as well as Fighting-types which wall the whole set. I guess Night Slash is for crits, but you should mention Knock Off as an alternative. Just like as Kuroyuppi said, adding Sucker Punch is ideal. I'd say: SD / Night Slash or Knock / Play Rough or CC / Sucker Punch sounds good since Absol suffers from its average speed.
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Absol @ Flying Gem
Ability: Super Luck
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Swords Dance
- Sucker Punch
- Aerial Ace
- Stone Edge/Superpower

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[email protected] Black Glasses or Leftover or choice scarf ( if you have Quiet or Brave nature )
Ability- Pressure
Nature- Quiet
EVs 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe


Aerial ace (For coverage with Bug and Fighting)
Iron Tail (For Coverage With Fairy)
Shadow Ball ( May lower defence)
Night slash or Bite

Bite for below Gen 4
Night slash For above Gen 4 and have High Critical Hit Ratio

This is for competitive movesets not ingame
It can be Usefull in game also against Lina and Tina , Glacian , Phoebe .  In Guildlines it is also written :
Only post competitive movesets, not in-game movesets for use during the main story. Movesets intended for the Battle Tower and similar facilities count as competitive movesets.