Absol Raid Weaknesses & Counters Guide

Absol is dark type Tier 3 (3-star) raid boss in Pokemon Go. In its T3 raid form. Absol has a CP of 18195 so it can even be soloed by ideally you need 2-3 trainers to take Absol down with easy

Absol's max capture CP is 1433 without weather effects and a max IV score and 1805 with a max IV score and the fog weather bonus.

Additionally, Absol does not have an evolved formed, but it can be Mega-evolved using 200 Mega Energy the first time and 40 Mega Energy every time after that.

Absol Moveset

Absol has the following moves:

  • Snarl: dark-type (quick attack)
  • Psycho Cut: psychic-type (quick attack) 
  • Dark pulse: dark-type (charged attack, two bars)
  • Thunder: electric-type (charged attack, one bar)
  • Megahorn: bug-type (charged attack, one bar)

Absol Weaknesses and Resistances  

Damage in Pokemon go is affected by the damage multiplier that ranges between 0.5x and 2x. In Absol's case, as a dark-type Pokemon, it is weak to:

  • Bug-type Pokemon
  • Fairy-type Pokemon
  • Fighting-type Pokemon

Weaknesses: x1.6 Bug/ x1.6 Fairy/ x1.6 Fighting 

Resistances: x0.39 Psychic/ x0.63 Ghost/ x0.63 Dark 

Best Absol Counters

As we discussed Absol's weakness, its counters should be strong Fighting, Fairy, and Bug Pokemon. You should consider the Pokemon below as the best counters for the Absol raid encounter:

Pokemon Fast AttackCharged Attack
LucarioCounterAura Sphere 
ConkeldurrCounterDynamic Punch
Mega LopunnyLow Kick Focus Blast
MachampKarate ChopDynamic Punch
HariyamaCounterDynamic Punch
Mega BeedrillBug BiteX-Scissor
BreloomCounterDynamic Punch
BlazikenCounterFocus Blast
HeracrossCounterClose Combat
TogekissCharmDazzling Gleam
Sirfetch'dCounterClose Combat
EmboarLow KickFocus Blast
Normal GenesectFury CutterX-Scissor
ToxicroakCounterDynamic Punch
GardevoirCharmDazzling Gleam
Mega Y CharizardFire SpinBlast Burn
EscavalierBug BiteMegahorn
GranbullCharmPlay Rough
TerrakionZen HeadbuttSacred Sword
PangoroLow KickClose Combat
SawkLow KickFocus Blast
CobalionMetal ClawSacred Sword
Therian LandorusMud ShotSuperpower
ScytherFury CutterBug Buzz
UrsaringCounterPlay Rough
PinsirBug BiteX-Scissor
Mega BlastoiseWater GunHydro Cannon
RegigigasHidden PowerFocus Blast
AlakazamCounterDazzling Gleam
ChesnaughtLow KickSuperpower
SylveonCharmDazzling Gleam

Can you get shiny Absol from raids?

Yes, you can get Absol's shiny form from raids.

This pretty much sums up the best counters for the Absol guide. For more Pokemon Go guides check our Pokemon Go section.

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