After months of scarcity in new mega evolutions, Mega Absol will mark its graceful presence in Pokémon Go from 22nd October to 5th November 2021 as a part of this year’s Halloween Event.

Due to its pure Dark typing, its best counters are strong Fighting types along with Fairy and Bug types. Some examples of its best counters include Lucario, Conkeldurr, and Machamp.

It is quite possible to duo Mega Absol in Cloudy weather when both your Fighting and Fairy types are boosted. It also helps that Mega Absol is pretty squishy in the first place (stats below!). In all other cases, around 3-5 trainers with strong and high level Fighting type Pokémon can take down Mega Absolwith relative ease, no matter what the weather in the game is like.

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This write-up will serve as a comprehensive guide to successfully beating Mega Absol with the best counters, its catch CP range, and the stats.

Mega Absol Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Mega Absol:

Best Mega Absol Counters

Absol (Mega)

Mega Absol Counters
Supreme counters
Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting
Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Great counters
Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Beedrill (Mega) Infestation Bug X-Scissor Bug
Gardevoir Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy
Togekiss Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy
Blaziken Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dazzling Gleam Fairy
Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Hariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Heracross Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting
Gengar (Mega) Hex Ghost Focus Blast Fighting

While a group of your good ol’ Machamp or Lucario and Conkledurr can get the job done pretty well, adding Fighting and Fairy megas give the mega boosts and can help you finish the raid sooner. With a quick finish, you stand a chance to win more Absol mega energy per raid.

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How to get Mega Absol in Pokémon GO

You cannot catch Absol in its mega evolved form from the raid. The mega raid boss is always catchable in its base form and as such, the CP ranges are for a regular Absol.

Absol can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1370- 1443 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 1712- 1805 CP at level 25 with Fog weather boost

To get Mega Absol you will need to gather 200 Mega Energy for Mega Absol to evolve your Absol. Once you have evolved an Absol it only costs 50 Mega Energy to evolve again in the future, but each new Absol evolved will cost 200 Mega Energy.

Mega Absol Stats

Absol (Mega) Dark
Max CP at lvl 40 3301 | Max CP at lvl 50 3732
ATK 314 DEF 130 HP 163
Weak to Strong Against
Bug Fairy Fighting Ghost Psychic

 

Mega Absol Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Snarl Dark
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Dark Pulse Dark
  • Payback Dark
  • Megahorn Bug
  • Thunder Electric

Mega Absol may not be bulky but its DPS is monstrous. With a crazy 314 ATK stat, Mega Absol is going to hit hard even when its moves are resisted. All of its moves are hard-hitting ones and as such, dodging is recommended.

Having a Mega Lopunny or Mega Altaria on the battlefield is a great strategy to keep the mega boost for Fighting and Fairy respectively running for more damage.


Mega Absol is the leader of the current Dark type DPS department and as such, it is certainly a catch. With an angelic demeanour, PvE meta presence, and a beautiful shiny, this mega is worth raiding for.

We had our patience tested when it comes to mega evolutions as raid bosses and Mega Absol is a great way to bring megas back into the picture. A much-needed boost to the Halloween event indeed!

Happy Halloween and happy raiding, trainers!

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