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Absol (Pokémon)

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Absol
Disaster Pokémon
アブソル
Absol
#359
Absol
Absol
Mega Absol
Mega Absol

Absol

Absol

Absol
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Mega Absol
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure or Super Luck
Absol
Cacophony
Cacophony
Justified
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability
Magic Bounce
Mega Absol

Mega Absol Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Absol
3'11" 1.2 m
Mega Absol
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
103.6 lbs. 47.0 kg
Absol
108.0 lbs. 49.0 kg
Mega Absol
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
Absolite {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#359
Kanto
#000
Johto
#152
Hoenn
#209
Sinnoh
#216
Unova
Coastal
#009
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-200
Fiore
R-256
Almia
R-285/N-199
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
174
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
163
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F359.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
35
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Absol (Japanese: アブソル Absol) is a Dark-type Pokémon.

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

Biology

Absol is a quadruped, mammalian Pokémon with a dark blue to gray 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. It has a feline face with almond-shaped, red eyes, a scythe-like tail, and a sickle-shaped horn on the side of its head. Its broad feet are equipped with three claws each, and spikes protrude from the heels of its hind legs and the elbows of its front legs.

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

In the anime

Absol in the anime
Mega Absol 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 evil, and helped Jirachi once it returned to Forina.

The Disaster Pokémon made its first anime appearance 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 was actually warning the town about a flood.

An Absol owned by Mollie appeared in What I Did for Love! She used it in a Contest where it battled Brock's Marshtomp and lost.

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

Mega Absol made its debut appearance in Mega Evolution Special I and is set to appear in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, under the ownership of Astrid.

An Absol appeared in The Bonds of Evolution!, under the ownership of Magnus.

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.

An Absol made a brief cameo in Destiny Deoxys and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

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.
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.
This concludes the entries from the X & Y series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures 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 Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

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.

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 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
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.

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)

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
Pokémon Rumble Blast Tower: World Axle - B2F (Post-ending)
Hauntyard: All*
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Granite Zone

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 Box Ruby & Sapphire Promotion Absol English United States 35 July 10, 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)
Events* Ganlon Berry Ganlon Berry (50%) Salac Berry Salac Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Absol
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.


Mega Absol
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total: 565   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 VI, 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
00Start Me First Normal Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Razor Wind Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
00Start Detect Fighting Status 0000 —% 5
00Start Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
044 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
099 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1212 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1717 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2020 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2525 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
2828 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3636 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
4141 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4444 Detect Fighting Status 0000 —% 5
4747 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100100% 20
5050 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
5757 Razor Wind Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
6060 Me First Normal Status 0000 —% 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws 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 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed 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 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 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 Retaliate 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 —}}—% 20
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeape
UmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavile
TepigPigniteEmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobat
SwoobatSandileKrokorokKrookodile
Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
EeveeSentretFurretAipomAmbipomGirafarig
MawileBunearyLopunnyPatratWatchog
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
RattataRaticateEeveeCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosion
PhanpySkittyNumelCameruptHippopotasHippowdon
DeerlingSawsbuckSkiddoGogoat
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavile
TeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftry
SlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleon
GlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroark
DeerlingSawsbuck
Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
Vulpix Hex Ghost Special 65 100% 10
SpoinkGrumpigLopunny Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
SentretFurretStantlerLucario Me First Normal Status —% 20
UmbreonPatratWatchogMeowstic Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
NidokingRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorSamurott
SawsbuckBouffalant
Megahorn Bug Physical 120 85% 10
Absol Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
SnubbullGranbullLinooneSkittyMawileLillipup
HerdierStoutlandPurrloinLiepardDedenne
Play Rough Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
MankeyPrimeapeSneaselWeavileSlakingInfernape
ZoruaZoroark
Punishment Dark Physical 100% 5
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurret
PoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsol
GlameowPuruglyFurfrou
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoink
GrumpigMunna
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Absol in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Absol can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Absol cannot be tutored the move 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

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
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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

359Absol.png
Unevolved
Absol
 Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 359.png Spr b 3r 359.png Spr 3e 359.gif Spr b 3r 359.png Spr 3r 359.png Spr b 3r 359.png
Spr 3r 359 s.png Spr b 3r 359 s.png Spr 3e 359 s.gif Spr b 3r 359 s.png Spr 3r 359 s.png Spr b 3r 359 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 359.png Spr b 4d 359.png Spr 4p 359.png Spr b 4p 359.png Spr 4p 359.png Spr b 4p 359.png
Spr 4d 359 s.png Spr b 4d 359 s.png Spr 4p 359 s.png Spr b 4d 359 s.png Spr 4p 359 s.png Spr b 4d 359 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 359.png Spr b 5b 359.png Spr 5b 359.png Spr b 5b 359.png
Spr 5b 359 s.png Spr b 5b 359 s.png Spr 5b 359 s.png Spr b 5b 359 s.png
Front Back Front Back
359MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Absol images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

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.

Name origin

Absol may derive from 物騒 bussō (dangerous). It may also be a combination of ab- ("away from") and sol (Latin for sun), referring to its Dark-type nature. The latter may also be a reference to a solar eclipse, as many cultures considered a solar eclipse as a sign of end-times or disaster. It may also be derived from absolute, relating to its ability to forell impending disasters.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アブソル Absol Possibly from 物騒 bussō, ab and sol, or absolute
France Flag.png French Absol Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Absol Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Absol Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Absol Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 앱솔 Aepsol Transliteration of its Japanese name


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