Absol

Absol is a Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Disaster Pokémon.

Absol has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 359
Type Dark
Species Disaster Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 47.0 kg (103.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pressure
2. Super Luck
Justified (hidden ability)
Local № 152 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
209 (Platinum)
216 (Black 2/White 2)
009 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
159 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
245 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
322 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
107 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 30 (3.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 163
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 130
238 394
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 75
139 273
Sp. Def 60
112 240
Speed 75
139 273
Total 465 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Absol.

Pokédex data

National № 359
Type Dark
Species Disaster Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 49.0 kg (108.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Magic Bounce
Local № 152 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
209 (Platinum)
216 (Black 2/White 2)
009 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
159 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
245 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
322 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
107 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 30 (3.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 198
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 150
274 438
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 115
211 361
Sp. Def 60
112 240
Speed 115
211 361
Total 565 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Absol.

Evolution chart

Absol changes

Pokédex entries

Absol

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.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It appears when it senses an impending natural disaster. As a result, it was mistaken as a doom-bringer.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
It senses coming disasters and appears before people only to warn them of impending danger.
Platinum Rumored to sense disasters with its horn, it became a target. It fled deep into the mountains.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It has the ability to foretell natural disasters. Its life span is over a hundred years.
Black
White
Rumored to sense disasters with its horn, it became a target. It fled deep into the mountains.
Black 2
White 2
It appears from deep in the mountains to warn people about upcoming disasters it has sensed with its horn.
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.
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.
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.

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.

Moves learned by Absol

Moves learnt by level up

Absol learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
5Double TeamNormalStatus
10Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
15DetectFightingStatus
20TauntDarkStatus 100
25SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
30Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
35Focus EnergyNormalStatus
40Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
45Swords DanceNormalStatus
50Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
55Perish SongNormalStatus

Egg moves

Absol learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Absol egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Mean LookNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Absol is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Absol is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Absol learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
1Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Perish SongNormalStatus
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
4LeerNormalStatus 100
7Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
10PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
13TauntDarkStatus 100
16BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
19Double TeamNormalStatus
22SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
25Swords DanceNormalStatus
29Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
33DetectFightingStatus
37Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100
41Me FirstNormalStatus
45Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
49Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100
53Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
57Perish SongNormalStatus

Egg moves

Absol learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Absol egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
Baton PassNormalStatus
CurseGhostStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
HexGhostSpecial 65 100
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Me FirstNormalStatus
Mean LookNormalStatus
MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
Perish SongNormalStatus
Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Move Tutor moves

Absol can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Role PlayPsychicStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Absol is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Absol can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Absol sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Absol  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Absol  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Absol  sprite from Black & White Absol  sprite from X & Y Absol  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Absol  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Absol Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Absol Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Absol Shiny sprite from Black & White Absol Shiny sprite from X & Y Absol Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Absol

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 120
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 120
Diamond
Pearl
Route 213
Platinum Mt. Coronet
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Cerulean Cave, Cliff Cave, Dark Cave, Diglett's Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Moon, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands, Victory Road
Black
White
Route 13, Giant Chasm
Black 2
White 2
Route 13, 14
X
Y
Route 8
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 120
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 14, Tapu Village, Mount Lanakila
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Giant's Bed, Old Cemetery, Snowslide Slope, Path to the Peak, Giant's Foot, Frigid Sea, Three-Point Pass

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Absol
Japanese アブソル (Absol)
German Absol
French Absol

Name origin

absolution
freeing oneself from guilt