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*Absol's footprint looks very similar to another dark-type Pokémon, Zorua
 
*Absol's footprint looks very similar to another dark-type Pokémon, Zorua
 
*Absol has all the qualities of a legendary Pokémon. Absol doesn't evolve. Absol has the ability Pressure which most legendary Pokémon have, and Absol resembles a legendary beast however Absol is not a legendary as more than one can be found in the wild in the same game without the use of cheats or codes.
 
*Absol has all the qualities of a legendary Pokémon. Absol doesn't evolve. Absol has the ability Pressure which most legendary Pokémon have, and Absol resembles a legendary beast however Absol is not a legendary as more than one can be found in the wild in the same game without the use of cheats or codes.
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Type(s)
[[File:Type Dark.gif|link=Dark type]]  
Species Disaster Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Super Luck
Justified (Dream World)
Pokédex
None ← 359 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Absol
359
(アブソル Abusoru)
359Absol
[[Generation III]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=White>White</font>
Body Style Footprint
F359
Cry

Absol (Japanese: アブソル Abusoru) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It can learn most TMs and is known as the 'disaster' Pokémon.

Biology

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Absol has a dark blue face, tail, and scythe-like growth on the right side of its head. Some believe this to be an abnormal development of its right ear. Despite its appearance, this "scythe" is actually very soft to the touch, particularly whenever Absol is not tense or angry; when it does become so, the "scythe" lights up and becomes dangerously strong and sharp, though Absol will not use this to actually harm its instigator. Like owls, it seems to have one ear point upward and one point downward, supposedly to hear the exact location a sound is coming from. Absol is a very good-natured Pokémon that warns people of up-coming disasters by appearing before them. When it is not warning people in nearby cities, it spends its time up in the mountains. They have a snowy-white coat that is very soft to the touch.

Absol is widely believed to be based on the Bai Ze, a white beast taking the form of a lion that, in Chinese mythology, came down from the mountains and warned the city of an oncoming plague. In Japan this creature is known as the Kutabe. It is also distinguished as having a horn or horns, vicious claws, and sometimes having extra eyes on its head or back. However, it may also be based on the Egyptian Sphinx. Also worth noting is the design of the head: mostly white fur on the head with a small dark blue gem in the forehead, a dark blue face, and a scythe-like blade along its face. This design, and Absol itself, seems to be based on the symbol and principles of yin and yang.

Absol’s claim to fame (or infamy) is that it appears whenever a natural disaster is about to happen. Absol uses its sharp senses to detect subtle changes in the sky and the land, and with its knowledge of natural balance it can predict oncoming natural disasters (it may also be able to use its Future Sight technique in a similar way that Gardevoir or Espeon use to sense dangers to its trainer). It apparently carries a concern for the safety of humans because, once it detects the coming of a disaster, it goes off to the nearest human settlements to warn the people. In addition to Absol's personality, Absol's cry resembles a warning siren. Unfortunately, over time people have developed a misunderstood view of the Pokémon; they held a superstitious belief that Absol had a cause-and-effect relationship with disasters like earthquakes, gaining it a classic “bad luck” image. However, to the population of people who have come to understand the Pokémon, Absol is popular as a pet and as a Pokémon partner in areas prone to natural disasters because it can warn its owners of large-scale danger, making it a significantly valuable Pokémon for any trainer to have when facing the many dangers of the Pokémon world.

Special abilities

Absol can learn Slash, Psycho Cut, Shadow Claw, X-Scissor and Night Slash.

In the games

Absol plays a role in Red and Blue Rescue Team where it saves you and your partner from Articuno's wrath after you defeat it in battle. Then Absol joins you on your journey to meet Ninetales.

Evolution

Absol does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Absol Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Route 120 Rare
Emerald Route 120 Rare
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Route 213 Swarm
Platinum Mt. Coronet Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Any cave (requires Hoenn Sound) Rare
Black/White Route 13, Giant Chasm Rare


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
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
It appears when it senses an impending natural disaster. As a result, it was mistaken as a doom-bringer.
Diamond
It senses coming disasters and appears before people only to warn them of impending danger.
Pearl
It senses coming disasters and appears before people only to warn them of impending danger.
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
It has the ability to foretell natural disasters. Its life span is over a hundred years.
Black
Rumored to sense danger with its horn, it became a target. It fled deep into the mountains.
White
Rumored to sense danger with its horn, it became a target. It fled deep into the mountains.
Black 2
It appears from deep in the mountains to warn people about upcoming disasters it has sensed with its horn.
White 2
It appears from deep in the mountains to warn people about upcoming disasters it has sensed with its horn.
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Learnset

Generation IV

By Level Up
By Level Up
Level Move Type Cat. Pwr. Acc. PP Contest Appeal
Base FeintPtHGSS Normal Physical 50 100% 10 Beauty 3 ♥♥♥
Base Scratch Normal Physical 40 100% 35 Tough 3 ♥♥♥
4 Leer Normal Status 100% 30 Cool 2 ♥♥
9 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20 Smart 0
12 Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30 Cool 2 ♥♥
17 Razor Wind Normal Special 80 100% 10 Cool 1
20 Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20 Smart 1
25 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 30 Beauty 0
28 Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25 Tough 3 ♥♥♥
33 Double Team Normal Status —% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
36 Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20 Cool 3 ♥♥♥
41 Future Sight Psychic Special 80 90% 15 Smart 2 ♥♥
44 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5 Smart 2 ♥♥
49 Detect Fighting Status —% 5 Cool 0
52 Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15 Beauty 3 ♥♥♥
57 Me First Normal Status —% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
60 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 70 100% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
65 Perish Song Normal Status —% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
*Bold indicates a move which receives STAB
By TM/HM
By TM/HM
# Move Type Cat. Pwr. Acc. PP Contest Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status —% 20 Smart 0
TM06 Toxic Poison Status 85% 10 Smart 2 ♥♥
TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15 Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM12 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20 Smart 0
TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 95 100% 10 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120 70% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10 Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 95 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120 70% 10 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15 Smart 2 ♥♥
TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 95 100% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120 85% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 50 80% 10 Smart 2 ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM41 Torment Dark Status 100% 15 Tough 0
TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20 Smart 2 ♥♥
TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10 Cute 0
TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥
TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10 Tough 0
TM49 Snatch Dark Status —% 10 Smart 0
TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 40 100% 40 Cool 0
TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 50 90% 10 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM58 Endure Normal Status —% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥
TM61 Will-o-Wisp Fire Status 75% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥
TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10 Cool 1
TM67 Recycle Normal Status —% 10 Smart 0
TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM70 Flash Normal Status 100% 20 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 100% 10 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 30 Beauty 0
TM77 Psych Up Normal Status —% 10 Smart 0
TM78 Captivate Normal Status 100% 20 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM79 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥
TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Physical —% 10 Cute 3 ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100 100% 15 Smart 1
TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥
TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10 Smart 1
HM01 Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30 Cool 3 ♥♥♥
HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15 Tough 3 ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15 Tough 2 ♥♥
*Bold indicates a move which receives STAB

Origins

Name origin

The name "Absol" could mean "absence" of "sol," or sunlight, which may refer to the fact that there is no sunlight (figuratively) or happiness (literally) in a natural disaster, explains why it is a Dark-type, and also why it is a nocturnal Pokémon. Another possible etymology comes from the word "absolve", i.e. Absol is absolved of any responsibility once the people have been warned. The name could also come from "absorb" or "absolution". Its name could also mean "absolute" because white is an absolute color, and in the game the dark blue areas appear black, also an absolute.

Trivia

  • Absol is one of only nine pure dark types. The others are Umbreon, Poochyena, Mightyena, Darkrai, Purrloin, Liepard, Zorua, and Zoroark.
  • Though it is dark type, it may also learn a few psychic type moves, like Umbreon, another pure dark type
  • Absol is the only Non-Psychic type that can learn Psycho Cut by level-up.
  • Absol's footprint looks very similar to another dark-type Pokémon, Zorua
  • Absol has all the qualities of a legendary Pokémon. Absol doesn't evolve. Absol has the ability Pressure which most legendary Pokémon have, and Absol resembles a legendary beast however Absol is not a legendary as more than one can be found in the wild in the same game without the use of cheats or codes.

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