Absol Raid Counters Guide

Pokémon GO Absol

Absol is a Tier 4 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 28769 and Max Capture CP of 1433 (Level 20, perfect IV score, no weather effects) and 1805 (Level 25, perfect IV score, with Fog weather boost). Best Absol counters are strong Fighting and Fairy type Pokemon with access to Charm.

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 is not soloable and it is required to have at least 2-3 Trainers in order to take it down.

Absol Raid Counters

Absol is a dark type with weakness to bug, fairy and fighting type moves.

Best Absol Counters
Pokemon GO MachampMachamp Counter
Fighting
Dynamic Punch
Fighting
Pokemon GO BlazikenBlaziken Counter
Fighting
Focus Blast
Fighting
Pokemon GO TogekissTogekiss Charm
Fairy
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy
Pokemon GO HariyamaHariyama Counter
Fighting
Dynamic Punch
Fighting
Pokemon GO BreloomBreloom Counter
Fighting
Dynamic Punch
Fighting
Pokemon GO HeracrossHeracross Counter
Fighting
Close Combat
Fighting
Pokemon GO LucarioLucario Counter
Fighting
Close Combat
Fighting
Pokemon GO ToxicroakToxicroak Counter
Fighting
Dynamic Punch
Fighting
Pokemon GO GardevoirGardevoir Charm
Fairy
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy
Pokemon GO GranbullGranbull Charm
Fairy
Play Rough
Fairy

As mentioned in the intro, the best Absol counters are strong Fighting, Fairy and Bug Pokemon. Your move set of choice is Counter Fighting and Dynamic Punch Fighting, or anything with Charm Fairy.

During the Pokemon GO July Move Re-Balance: Biggest PvE Winners, several Fairy types were given access to Charm, which improved their performance versus Absol significantly, pushing them into top 10 counters, above Pinsir, Scizor and other Bug types.

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?

Simulator output

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Machamp Counter Dynamic Punch 269.0s 10
2. Blaziken Counter Focus Blast 278.4s 11
3. Togekiss Charm Dazzling Gleam 302.2s 9
4. Hariyama Counter Dynamic Punch 289.7s 11
5. Breloom Counter Dynamic Punch 261.0s 14
6. Heracross Counter Close Combat 305.3s 11
7. Lucario Counter Close Combat 299.6s 12
8. Toxicroak Counter Dynamic Punch 292.6s 12
9. Gardevoir Charm Dazzling Gleam 291.2s 14
10. Granbull Charm Play Rough 312.2s 13
11. Donphan Counter Play Rough 350.2s 11
12. Yanmega Bug Bite Bug Buzz 318.1s 15
13. Pinsir Bug Bite X Scissor 314.5s 16
14. Scizor Fury Cutter X Scissor 332.9s 15
15. Infernape Rock Smash Close Combat 354.5s 13
16. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 392.4s 10
17. Poliwrath Rock Smash Dynamic Punch 360.6s 13
18. Dialga Metal Claw Draco Meteor 391.3s 11
19. Ursaring Counter Play Rough 327.5s 17
20. Clefable Charm Dazzling Gleam 375.5s 12
21. Hitmonlee Low Kick Close Combat 346.8s 15
22. Gallade Low Kick Close Combat 342.8s 16
23. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 364.6s 14
24. Heatran Bug Bite Fire Blast 405.5s 11
25. Primeape Counter Cross Chop 340.8s 16
26. Salamence Dragon Tail Outrage 370.6s 14
27. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 376.3s 14
28. Hitmonchan Counter Close Combat 362.9s 15
29. Dragonite Dragon Tail Outrage 394.7s 13
30. Moltres Fire Spin Sky Attack 392.8s 14

Shiny Absol from Raids

You have probably heard this before, but yes, it’s possible to get a Shiny Absol from a Raid. We are not sure if it is the only way to get a Shiny Absol.

Here’s how it looks like: