Absol is a Tier 4 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 26262 and Max Capture CP of 1303 (Level 20, perfect IV score, no weather effects). Absol is one of the first Generation 3 Raid Bosses to be introduced. A Shiny Absol can be caught in the raid capture encounter.
Absol Raid Counters
Absol is a dark type with weakness to bug, fairy and fighting type moves.
bug fairy fighting
Typical time to win and deaths versus Absol:
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|6.||Pinsir||Bug Bite||X Scissor||297.2s||20|
|7.||Scizor||Fury Cutter||X Scissor||300.4s||18|
|10.||Salamence||Dragon Tail||Draco Meteor||322.4s||18|
|11.||Gardevoir||Charge Beam||Dazzling Gleam||328.6s||19|
As mentioned in the intro, the best Absol counters are strong fighting and bug Pokemon. Luckily, over time we were given the opportunity to capture a wide assortment of Pokemon that fill this niche, namely Machamp and Pinsir from Gen 1 and Heracross and Scizor from Gen 2!
Your moveset of choice is Counter fighting and Dynamic Punch fighting, or anything with X-Scissor bug.
Absol has access to the following moves:
- Snarl dark (quick)
- Psycho Cut psychic (quick)
- Dark Pulse dark (charged, two bars)
- Thunder electric (charged, one bar)
- Megahorn bug (charged, one bar)
Where is Mewtwo?
Given Absol’s move pool, we’ve decided not to include a Mewtwo with Focus Blast fighting in the list. First of all, you don’t need that Mewtwo in your life. Second, there are so many viable options in the underused tier that re-rolling a Mewtwo into Focus Blast is absurd. Third, do you really want to see your Mewtwo defeated by Megahorn?