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* Absol learns the most variations of {{m|Slash}} of any Pokémon (barring {{p|Smeargle}}). In addition to Slash itself, it can learn {{m|Night Slash}}, {{m|Psycho Cut}} and {{m|Shadow Claw}}. The only variation Absol cannot learn is {{m|Cross Poison}}.
 
* Absol learns the most variations of {{m|Slash}} of any Pokémon (barring {{p|Smeargle}}). In addition to Slash itself, it can learn {{m|Night Slash}}, {{m|Psycho Cut}} and {{m|Shadow Claw}}. The only variation Absol cannot learn is {{m|Cross Poison}}.
 
* Absol is the only non-[[legendary Pokémon]] featured on the box art for {{g|Box Ruby & Sapphire}}, though it often appears in legends.
 
* Absol is the only non-[[legendary Pokémon]] featured on the box art for {{g|Box Ruby & Sapphire}}, though it often appears in legends.
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As of [[Generation V]], Absol is the only white {{type2|Dark}} Pokémon.
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 19:08, 22 November 2010

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Pokémon
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Absol
アブソル Absol
#359
359Absol.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Dark '
Category
Disaster Pokémon
Abilities
Pressure or Super Luck Righteous Heart
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#152
Sinnoh
#209
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-200
Almia
R-256
Oblivia
R-285 N-199
Height
3'11"
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
103.6 lbs.
Imperial
47.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F359.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 174 Battle Exp.: 1741*

Absol (Japanese: アブソル Absol) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Absol is a quadrupedal mammal-like Pokémon. Its dark blue to gray body is covered in white fur, with a ruff around its neck and chest, and a tuft on the top of its head adorned with a single blue-black oval. It has a cat-like face, a scythe-like tail and a sickle-shaped growth on the side of its head. Its body is sleek and feline-like, making it well suited for its life in the mountains. Its broad, circular feet are equipped with three claws each, and spikes protrude from the heels of its hind legs and the elbows of its anterior legs. Its head resembles a Yin-Yang.

Gender differences

None

Special abilities

Absol is able to predict when a natural disaster will occur, and tries to warn people when one is approaching. This often has the unfortunate effect of Absol itself being blamed for the disaster.

Behavior

It sharply senses even subtle changes in the sky and the land to predict natural disasters. Although Absol rarely venture down into areas inhabited by humans, when they do it is to warn people of the impending catastrophe.

Habitat

Absol tend to live in mountainous regions and forests far away from people.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Major appearances

Absol first appeared in Jirachi: Wish Maker. The Disaster Pokémon showed up to take Jirachi back to Forina. However, Absol wasn't the true villain of the movie. It was Butler, because he wanted to forcibly extract Jirachi's power to create a Groudon.

The Disaster Pokémon also appeared in Absol-ute Disaster. The people of a town were blaming Absol for all the bad things that were happening to their town during the past month. Ash and friends (along with a boy named Nicky) went out to search whether or not the accusations were true. They found out that the Absol were actually warning the town about a flood.

Drew captured and trained an Absol for the Kanto Grand Festival, as seen in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!

Minor appearances

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

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.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced series.

In the manga

An Absol appears in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga. It first appears to Ruby, who shudders in fear immediately. Absol is also present in the feud between Kyogre and Groudon. Like in the anime, Absol is accused of bringing disaster.

In the TCG

Main article: Absol (TCG)

In the TFG

One Absol figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
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
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
Black ツノが わざわいを かんちすると うわさされ ねらわれたため やまおくに すがたを けした。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Route 120
Emerald
Rare Route 120
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
One Realgam Tower (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Route 213
Platinum
Rare Mt. Coronet summit
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver, Ice Path, Ragged Cliff Gate, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls (Hoenn Sound)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Route 13, Giant Hole
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Wilderness (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 58
Forever Level 8
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Frosty Forest (End)
Northwind Field (28F-29F)
Western Cave (40F-49F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crystal Crossing (B8-B13)
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Altru Building
Altru Tower
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rasp Cavern
Dark Temple

Stats

Base stats

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


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 V, 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×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
044 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
099 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1717 Razor Wind Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
2020 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
2525 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2828 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
3333 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4141 Future Sight Psychic Special 100100 100100% 10
4444 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
4949 Detect Fighting Status 0000 —% 5
5252 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
5757 Me First Normal Status 0000 —% 20
6060 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100100% 20
6565 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Absol obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Claw Sharpen Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Devastate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliation Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Bark Out Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal 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 V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeape
UmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaSeviper
GlameowPuruglyWeavileKoromoriKokoromoriMeguroco
WaruvileWaruvial
Assurance Dark Physical 50 100% 10
EeveeSentretFurretAipomAmbipomGirafarig
TorchicCombuskenBlazikenSkittyDelcattyMawile
SpindaBunearyLopunnyBuizelFloatzelMinezumi
Miruhog
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
Farfetch'dRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorEeveeWooper
QuagsireDunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswineSlakoth
VigorothSlakingElectrikeManectricWailmerWailord
TorkoalZangooseSphealSealeoWalreinHippopotas
Hippowdon
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
RattataRaticateGrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidash
CyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionTeddiursaUrsaringSwinub
PiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanSkittyDelcatty
WailmerWailordNumelCameruptBidoofBibarel
StunkySkuntankHippopotasHippowdonShikijikaMebukijika
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
VulpixNinetalesDunsparce Evil Eye* Ghost Special 50 100% 15
VulpixNinetalesDiglettDugtrioMeowthPersian
UmbreonSnubbullGranbullSneaselWeavileTeddiursa
UrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakoth
VigorothSlakingSkittyDelcattyMawileSpinda
KecleonGlameowPuruglyZurugguZuruzukinZorua
ZoroarkShikijikaMebukijika
Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
GirafarigDunsparceSpoinkGrumpigKecleonLopunny Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
SentretFurretStantlerLucario Me First Normal Status —% 20
UmbreonMinezumiMiruhog Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
NidokingRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorDaikenki
MebukijikaBuffalon
Megahorn Bug Physical 120 85% 10
Absol Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
MeowthPersianSneaselWeavileHoundourHoundoom
SlakingMawileInfernapeStunkySkuntankZorua
Zoroark
Punishment Dark Physical 100% 5
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurret
PoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsol
GlameowPurugly
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSkitty
DelcattySpoinkGrumpigMunnaMusharna
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Absol in Generation V
  • 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

Special Moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 48+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 359.png Perish Song Normal
-- Swords Dance Normal
-- Slash Normal
-- Faint Attack Dark

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS359.png PinRS359.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani359.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP359.png 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!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
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
MDP359.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Dark  Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
( Dark )
Field move: Cut fm.pngCut fm.pngCut fm.png
(Cut ×3)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 106 Max. exp.: 146
Browser entry  
Absol attacks using confusing copies. Its scythe can cut through anything.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dark  Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
( Dark )
Field move: Cut 4 field move.png
(Cut ×4)
Browser entry  
It launches dark pulses and gusts of dark wind to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Dark  Dark Assist.png
( Dark )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 4 field move.png
(Cut ×4)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It sends gusts of dark wind to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW359.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Absol is the Attraction Chief of Absol's Hurdle Bounce in the Granite Zone.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Absol
Does not evolve
Absol
 Dark 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 359.png Spr 3e 359.png Spr 3r 359.png Spr b 3r 359.png
Spr 3r 359 s.png Spr 3e 359 s.png Spr 3r 359 s.png Spr b 3r 359 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 359.png Spr 4p 359.png Spr 4p 359.png Spr b 4d 359.png
Spr 4d 359 s.png Spr 4p 359 s.png Spr 4p 359 s.png Spr b 4d 359 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 359.png Spr 5b 359.png Spr b 5b 359.png
Spr 5b 359 s.png Spr 5b 359 s.png Spr b 5b 359 s.png
Absol For other sprites and images, please see Absol images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

As of Generation V, Absol is the only white Template:Type2 Pokémon.

Origin

Absol is most likely based off of the Bai Ze of Chinese mythology, also known as the kutabe or hakutaku. It is generally described as a white beast that can take the form of a large mountainous lion, distinguished by having one or two horns on its head. They also are said to sometimes have an extra eye on their head or back. This "eye" could also be the middle symbol that appears on Absol's forehead. Absol's head is modeled after a Taijitu ("yin-yang"). The Bai Ze (kutabe) predicted that a plague would sweep through the Toyama Prefecture of Japan. It is considered to be intelligent, and gifted with the ability to understand human speech. This would also match the fact of Absol's independence, habitat, and body seeing to be reminiscent of a cougar and its independent nature. It may be also be based on the black cat superstition.


Name origin

Absol's name may be derived from 物騒 bussō, dangerous, but much debate exists over the true origin of its name. One common theory is that it is a combination of ab-, a prefix meaning away/from, and sol, meaning sun, referring to its Template:Type2 nature. It could also be a shortened form of "absolution" or "absolve", referring to the fact that while Absol foretells disasters, it does not cause them, thereby absolving it of guilt. Its name may also come from "Absalom", a name which, in Jewish tradition, is said to bring bad luck.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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