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Absol (Pokémon)

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Absol
アブソル Absol
#359
359Absol.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Dark '
Category
Disaster Pokémon
Abilities
Pressure or Super Luck
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#152
Sinnoh
#209
Regional Browser numbers
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, resembling a wolf with feline traits. 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 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.

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

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

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:AbsoluteDisaster.jpg
Absol in the anime

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 co. (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.

An Absol had 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 after some of J's minions were arrested.

In the manga

An Absol appears in the Ruby and Sapphire arc of the Pokémon Special 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 It appears when it senses an impending natural disaster. As a result, it was mistaken as a doom-bringer.
Generation IV
Diamond It senses coming disasters and appears before people only to warn them of impending danger.
Pearl It senses coming disasters and appears before people only to warn them of impending danger.
Platinum JPIt senses coming disasters and appears before people only to warn them of impending danger.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball 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

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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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

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0

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

Origin

Absol may be based on the Barghest, a monstrous black dog in English folklore. Seeing one was believed to portend imminent death or misfortune, but unlike the Barghest, Absol warns people about disasters. It may be also be based on the black cat superstition. Absol is also similar to the mythical Mothman, not because of physical appearance, but its presence is a warning of disaster. Its independence, habitat, and body seem to be reminiscent of a cougar. Absol's head is modeled after a Taijitu ("yin-yang").

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. This could imply that Absol is away from the sun, reinforcing its Template:Type2 nature. It could also be a shortened form of "absolute", referring to the absolute nature of its species, disaster.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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