Absol (Pokémon)

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



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Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Mega Absol
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure or Super Luck
Absol
Cacophony
Mega Absol
Cacophony
Justified
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Magic Bounce
Mega Absol
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Absol
3'11" 1.2 m
Mega Absol
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
103.6 lbs. 47.0 kg
Absol
108.0 lbs. 49.0 kg
Mega Absol
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Absolite
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#359
Kanto
#000
Johto
#159
Hoenn
#209
Sinnoh
#216
Unova
Coastal
#009
Kalos
#245
Alola
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
Absol
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Absol
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
Mega Absol
Footprint
F359.png None.png
Mega Absol
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
35
External Links

Absol (Japanese: アブソル Absol) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

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

Contents

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 the first Advanced Generation series movie, 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 a Coordinator named Mollie appeared in What I Did for Love!. It was used in the second round of the Gardenia Town Pokémon Contest where it battled Brock's Marshtomp and lost.

Drew caught and trained an Absol for the Kanto Grand Festival, as seen in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!. It was first used in the Appeals Round and then again in Thinning the Hoard! and Channeling the Battle Zone! during a two-on-two Contest Battle alongside Flygon against May who used Combusken and Squirtle but lost too many points resulting in May going through to the next round.

Mega Absol made its debut appearance in Mega Evolution Special I under the ownership of Astrid where it was shown having a battle against Alain and Charizard and was defeated. Astrid's Absol reappeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction where it was used in a battle against Ash and his Hawlucha which resulted in Absol winning before having a rematch with Hawlucha in Valuable Experience for All! during the Lumiose Conference which resulted in a loss for Absol.

An Absol appeared in The Bonds of Evolution!, under the ownership of Magnus. Magnus used Absol to battle in his battle against Diantha and her Gardevoir but was soon defeated by Gardevoir's Moonblast.

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.

Four Absol appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life under the ownership of Damos.

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 XY series.

In the manga

Mega Absol in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

An Absol under the ownership of Astrid appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

An Absol appears in Assaulted by Pelipper II. 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. This Absol appears again at the start of the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter where it appeared on top of a building foreshadowing another disaster coming to Hoenn.

In Scizor Defends, Y encountered an Absol on Route 15 and battled it in order to capture a Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution. It made no attempt to resist her efforts and let itself be captured after Y asked it to help battle Team Flare, which it was nicknamed Solsol. Later it was given an Absolite, enabling it to evolve into Mega Absol.

In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga

Ryū owns an Absol as a puck in ABM12.

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. It first appeared in A New Battle Begins!.

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

Toki has an Absol nicknamed Absō.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Absol appeared in Battle in a Bitter Cold Land!!. When it first saw Ginji's scar, it was scared of him because Gengar told it that Ginji will destroy the world, but after Ginji explained that he is going to see Ninetales to find out the truth, Absol tells him that everyone thinks that it's causing the natural disasters and that they don't like it because of that misunderstanding. It then helps Ginji and Mudkip in their battle against Articuno. It appears again in Tears and Emotions - It's the Final Chapter! where it, along with several other Pokémon, help Ginji, Mudkip, Tyranitar, Charizard, and Alakazam defeat Groudon.

In the TCG

Main article: Absol (TCG)

In the TFG

One Absol figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Absol

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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.
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.
Generation VII
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.

Mega Absol

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VII
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.

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)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 120
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Mount Lanakila, Tapu Village

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Wilderness (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Endless Level 58, Forever Level 8, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Frosty Forest*, Northwind Field (28F-29F), Western Cave (40F-49F)
Ranger
Panula Cave
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crystal Crossing (B8-B13)
MD Sky
Crystal Crossing (B8-B13)
Ranger: SoA
Altru Building, Altru Tower
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode B, Advanced Mode C)
PokéPark Wii
Granite Zone
Ranger: GS
Rasp Cavern, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: World Axle - B2F (Post-ending), Hauntyard: All*
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 5
Shuffle
Expert Stages: Stage EX1
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (Center Boss, Back)
Picross
Area 22: Stage 02

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)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Life Orb Life Orb (5%)
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 VII, 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 VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
011 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
044 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1010 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1313 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1919 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
2222 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2525 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2929 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
3333 Detect Fighting Status 0000 —% 5
3737 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100100% 20
4141 Me First Normal Status 0000 —% 20
4545 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
4949 Razor Wind Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
5353 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
5757 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM04Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM54Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM57Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM61Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM73Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM81Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM85Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM95Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateMeowthMeowth
PersianPersianMankeyPrimeapeUmbreonGirafarig
DonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavileTepigPignite
EmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobatSwoobatSandile
KrokorokKrookodile
Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
EeveeSentretFurretAipomAmbipomGirafarig
MawileBunearyLopunnyPatratWatchog
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateEeveeCyndaquil
QuilavaTyphlosionDunsparcePhanpyLinooneSkitty
NumelSpindaHippopotasHippowdonDeerlingSawsbuck
SkiddoGogoatStuffulBewearPassimian
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
VulpixVulpixMeowthMeowthPersianPersian
UmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundour
HoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkitty
MawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggy
ScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuckOranguru
Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
VulpixVulpix Hex Ghost Special 65 100% 10
SpoinkGrumpigLopunny Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
GolduckSentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario 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
PersianPersianSnubbullGranbullPoochyenaMightyena
LinooneSlakothSkittyMawileGlameowLillipup
HerdierStoutlandPurrloinLiepardDedenne
Play Rough Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
MankeyPrimeapeSneaselWeavileSlakingInfernape
ZoruaZoroark
Punishment Dark Physical 100% 5
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateDiglettDiglett
DugtrioDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyena
MawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowStunky
SkuntankPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowsticKomala
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoink
GrumpigMunnaOranguru
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Absol in Generation VII
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 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 RS
PinRS359.png PinRSani359.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani359.png
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!
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:
Dark
Poké Assist:
(present)
Dark Assist.png
Dark
Field move:
(present)
Cut 4 field move.png
(Cut ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Dark Assist.png
Dark
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry
It sends gusts of dark wind to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
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Can reset your opponent's disruption counter to maximum.
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Evolution

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Unevolved
Absol
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Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
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Generation V
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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. Due to its feline appearance and it living in mountains Absol may also draw inspiration from a cougar.

Mega Absol's wings and elongated hair give it the appearance of an angel, with its wings also being reminiscent of Greek portrayals of sphinxes and furthering the connection to sphinxes noted above.

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 foretell impending disasters. Or from absolve, meaning "to free someone from punishment or blame," or, "to be declared as innocent for an accused wrongdoing," in reference to it being misunderstood and undeserving of its reputation as doom-bringer.

Alternatively it could derive from Absalom, a name which is said to bring bad luck, according to Jewish tradition.

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 Absol Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 阿勃梭魯 Ábuhtsōlóuh Same as Mandarin name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 阿勃梭魯 / 阿勃梭鲁 Ābósuōlǔ Transliteration its Japanese name


Notes

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