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Revision as of 16:58, 16 August 2007

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アブソル Absol
Artwork from R/S/E
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Disaster Pokémon
Pressure or Super Luck
Exp. at Lv. 100
Regional Pokédex numbers
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Regional Browser numbers
1.2 m
103.6 lbs.
47.0 kg
Dex color
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Body style
Gender ratio
Ground group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
Base Exp.: 174 Battle Exp.: 1741*

Absol (Japanese: アブソル Absol) is a Dark-type Pokémon.



Absol is a quadrapedal mammal-like Pokémon, resembling a wolf with feminine traits. Absol's body is covered in white fur, with a ruff around its neck and chest, and a tuft on the top of its head. It has a blue-black oval on the tuft. It has a cat-like face that is also blue-black. Absol's scythe-like tail and sickle-shaped growth on the side of its head are the same colour. It has broad, circular feet, with three blue-black claws on each foot, and spikes on the heels of its back legs and the elbows of its front legs.

Gender differences


Special abilities




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In the anime

Absol first appeared in Jirachi: Wishmaker. The Disaster Pokémon showed up to take Jirachi back to Forina. However, Absol wasn't the true villian of the movie. It was Butler, because he wanted to forceably 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 there town during the pass 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. All of Ash's, May's and Brock's Pokémon that had long-range attacks (plus a Heracross belonging to Nicky's brother, Gordon) helped Absol move a boulder in front of oncoming torrent of water.

Drew captured and trained an Absol for the Kanto Grand Festival.

In the manga

In the 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}}}
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 {{{platinumdex}}}
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
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Route 120
Rare Route 120
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
One Realgam Tower (Shadow)
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Route 213
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Generation VI
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 Frosty Forest (End)
Northwind Field (28F-29F)
Western Cave (40F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave

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

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Note: If Miracle Eye is used, the effectiveness of Psychic becomes 100.


By leveling up

Game Generation III Generation IV
Start Scratch Scratch
5 Leer Leer
9 Taunt Taunt
12   Quick Attack
13 Quick Attack  
17 Razor Wind Razor Wind
20   Pursuit
21 Bite  
25   Swords Dance
26 Swords Dance  
28   Bite
31 Double Team  
33   Double Team
36 Slash Slash
41 Future Sight Future Sight
44   Sucker Punch
46 Perish Song  
49   Detect
52   Night Slash
57   Me First
60   Psycho Cut
65   Perish Song


Game Generation III Generation IV
TM03 Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM04 Calm Mind Calm Mind
TM06 Toxic Toxic
TM07 Hail Hail
TM10 Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12 Taunt Taunt
TM13 Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM17 Protect Protect
TM18 Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM21 Frustration Frustration
TM23 Iron Tail Iron Tail
TM24 Thunderbolt Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder Thunder
TM27 Return Return
TM30 Shadow Ball Shadow Ball
TM32 Double Team Double Team
TM34 Shock Wave Shock Wave
TM35 Flamethrower Flamethrower
TM37 Sandstorm Sandstorm
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Blast
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Tomb
TM40 Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM41 Torment Torment
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract
TM46 Thief Thief
TM49 Snatch Snatch
TM54 False Swipe
TM57 Charge Beam
TM58 Endure
TM61 Will-o-Wisp
TM65 Shadow Claw
TM66 Payback
TM68 Giga Impact
TM70 Flash
TM71 Stone Edge
TM73 Thunder Wave
TM75 Swords Dance
TM77 Psych Up
TM78 Captivate
TM79 Dark Pulse
TM80 Rock Slide
TM81 X-Scissor
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM85 Dream Eater
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
HM01 Cut Cut
HM04 Strength Strength
HM05 Flash
HM06 Rock Smash Rock Smash

Side game data

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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.

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 Dark-type nature. It could also be a shortened form of "absolute", referring to the absolute nature of its species, disaster.

In other languages

External links

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