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Absol Guide: Builds and Best Items

Pokemon UNITE - Absol Guide Builds Best Items and Moveset

The best guide on how to play Absol in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, and more!

Absol Latest Nerfs & Buffs (10/18)

Version 1.12.1.4 Balance Patch Notes

Absol Changes (October 18)
Stat Buff • Attack increased from 140-610 to 140-670 (Lv. 1 to Lv. 15).
Sucker Punch Image
Sucker Punch
• Cooldown decreased from 6s to 5s.
Midnight Slash Image
Midnight Slash
• UNITE Gauge needed to fill reduced by 25%.

Absol Stat Increases

Lvl Standard Attack Damage
5 217 → 228
(+5%)
10 367 → 397
(+8.2%)
15 610 → 670
(+9.8%)

Absol's Attack stat buff increased its Standard Attack and move damage.

Stat Updates

1.5.2.7 The amount of HP recovered by attacks has increased.
1.7.1.9 Decreased: Attack Stat
1.12.1.4 Attack increased from 140-610 to 140-670 (Lv. 1 to Lv. 15)

Standard Attack

1.1.1.4 Basic Attack: Bug Fixes

Night Slash

1.2.1.3 Cooldown reduced from 5s to 4s. 2nd slash hitbox reduced.
1.1.1.4 Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon increased from 939 to 1798 (+91%).
1.6.1.2 Range bug fix. Damage decreased from 719 / 1079 to 651 / 977.
1.6.1.3 Area of effect bug fix. Night Slash +: Fixed bug(s) causing one or more effects not to trigger.

Sucker Punch

1.2.1.3 Cooldown reduced from 7s to 5s. Unstoppable duration increased.
1.1.1.4 Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon increased from 637 to 900 (+41%).
1.2.1.8 Bug Fixes.
1.7.1.9 Range decreased.
1.12.1.4 Cooldown decreased from 6s to 5s.

Pursuit

1.5.2.7 Range increased. Pursuit +: Movement speed buff strengthened.
1.7.1.7 Time to execute an enhanced standard attack from behind after using a move has been decreased from 5s to 3s. (-2s)

Psycho Cut

1.5.2.7 Move description changed.
1.6.1.2 Damage decreased from 291 to 259.

Midnight Slash

1.12.1.4 UNITE Gauge needed to fill reduced by 25%.

Absol Basic Info

Absol
Absol.jpg
Tier Rating: A Rank Icon

Role: Speedster
Attack Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Expert
Cost:
"Absol is a Pokémon that can close the distance in an instant and deal massive amounts of damage."

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Absol Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
2 Stars.png
5 Stars.png
3 Stars.png

Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ High Burst Damage.
✔︎ Has a lot of dash moves in its kit.
✔︎ Unite Move grants untargetability status.
✖︎ Damage relies on critical strikes.
✖︎ Low endurance. Proper positioning is required to master.

Best Builds for Absol

Absol Builds
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Night Slash Build

Night Slash Build
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +33
Critical-Hit Rate: +8.10%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Cooldown: -4.50%
Unite Move Charge Rate: +6.00%
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Night Slash Build Explanation

This is build is centered on slowing opponents with Psycho Cut, then pouncing on them with Night Slash and a couple of basic attacks for a consistent stream of critical damage. Alternatively, learning Sucker Punch instead of Pyscho Cut can also work, giving Absol more mobility and a way to set up Night Slash. Remember that the critical-hit rate increase Absol gets from the Night Slash's second activation is based on the target's missing health, so it's crucial to deplete the target's HP first before lunging.

  • Scope Lens improves Absol's critical-hit rate and damage, particularly for its moves.
  • Razor Claw further improves Absol's critical-hit rate, and it works well with the Pokemon's low cooldown moves.
  • Energy Amplifier provides Absol with a large damage boost whenever it activates Midnight Slash. It also reduces the cooldown of its moves, which is benefitial for Absol's aggressive gameplay.
  • However, Muscle Band can be a replacement for Energy Amplifier, improving Absol's attacks via increased damage and attack speed, which is useful for clearing jungle camps faster in the early game.
  • Eject Button gives Absol a repositioning tool to quickly get close to its targets or to make a quick escape.
  • X Speed can also work for the build, improving Absol's overall mobility.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems additional HP. This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate to further improve Absol's damage.
  • Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Night Slash Build Damage Test

Items
(@Lvl 30)
Night Slash
(Base Damage)
(@ Lvl 15)
Night Slash
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Sucker Punch
(Base Damage)
(@ Lvl 15)
Sucker Punch
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Scope Lens
+
Razor Claw
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2105
4461
1171
2482

Since the build is centered on Night Slash, equipping items that will maximize its damage is the ideal item combination.

Out of all the item combinations, Scope Lens, Razor Claw, and Energy Amplifier will be the best for the build. Having both Scope Lens and Razor Claw better suits Absol's gameplay due to their critical-hit rate and damage effects. Energy Amplifier's bonus damage effect should be more than enough for Absol to potentially one shot opponents, and its cooldown reductions are also benefitial for Absol. Moreover, Attack Weight isn't ideal for Absol's gameplay, since it relies primarily on critical-hits and not on base damage.

As for alternatives, replacing Energy Amplifier with Muscle Band would be the best choice. Muscle Band will improve Absol's attacks through increased damage and attack speed, which can be useful for clearing jungle camps faster in the early game.


The damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(@Lvl 30)
Night Slash
(Base Damage)
(@ Lvl 15)
Night Slash
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Sucker Punch
(Base Damage)
(@ Lvl 15)
Sucker Punch
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Razor Claw
1767
3745
984
2086
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
1896
4018
1062
2251
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2105
4461
1171
2482
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
1922
3844
1078
2156
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2137
4275
1190
2381
Muscle Band
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2293
4587
1285
2570
Scope Lens
+
Razor Claw
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
1896
4018
1062
2251
Scope Lens
+
Razor Claw
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2105
4461
1171
2482
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2262
4794
1266
2684
Razor Claw
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2293
4587
1285
2570

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Pursuit Build

Pursuit Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +39
Critical-Hit Rate: +8.10%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Movement Speed: +150
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Pursuit Build Explanation

This is a high-mobility build centered on setting up Pursuit with Sucker Punch, allowing Absol to attack the target from behind and trigger Pursuit's cooldown reduction effect.

  • Scope Lens improves Absol's critical-hit rate and damage, especially for its moves.
  • Razor Claw works well with Pursuit, allowing Absol to slow and deal extra damage when it attacks the target.
  • Float Stone is a core item for the build, improving Absol's mobility through increased movement speed. It also provides a decent amount of Attack stat for more damage.
  • Muscle Band can be a replacement for Razor Claw, which also improves Absol's damage when it attacks with Pursuit.
  • Eject Button further improves Absol's mobility on top of Pursuit, Sucker Punch, and Float Stone.
  • X Speed can also work for the build for the same purpose.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems additional HP. This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate to further improve Absol's damage.
  • Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Pursuit Build Damage Test

Items
(@Lvl 30)
Pursuit
(Base Damage)
(@ Lvl 15)
Pursuit
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Sucker Punch
(Base Damage)
(@ Lvl 15)
Sucker Punch
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Scope Lens
+
Razor Claw
2439
5282
993
2105

Since the build is centered on Pursuit and Sucker Punch, equipping items that will maximize their damage is the ideal item combination. Float Stone is a core item for the build, leaving only two (2) items for consideration.

Out of all the item combinations, Scope Lens and Razor Claw will be the best for the build. The item combination will deal consistent damage since it doesn't require Absol to do other tasks like scoring or activating its Unite Move to maximize its damage output.

As for alternatives, replacing Razor Claw with Muscle Band would be the ideal option. Muscle Band's bonus damage effect works great with Pursuit since Absol will perform a normal attack when it pounces on a target, dealing damage based on the target's remaining HP.


The damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(@Lvl 30)
Pursuit
(Base Damage)
(@ Lvl 15)
Pursuit
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Sucker Punch
(Base Damage)
(@ Lvl 15)
Sucker Punch
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
2425
5268
993
2105
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
2837
4932
1009
2018
Muscle Band
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
2604
4848
1087
2174
Muscle Band
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2858
5357
1201
2403
Scope Lens
+
Razor Claw
2439
5282
993
2105
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
2214
5281
1072
2272
Scope Lens
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2463
5851
1182
2505
Razor Claw
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
2663
4907
1087
2174
Razor Claw
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2950
5449
1201
2403
Attack Weight
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2678
5357
1297
2594

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Absol Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Energy Amplifier.pngEnergy Amplifier Energy Amplifier gives Absol a large damage boost when it uses Midnight Slash. It also reduces the cooldowns of its moves.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band improves Absol's durability and survivability, which works well with the Pokemon's aggressive gameplay.
Scope Lens.pngScope Lens Scope Lens adds more critical damage on top of Absol's innately high critical chance.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band's bonus attack speed allows Absol to land more Standard Attacks, which helps increase the rate of critical hits it can deal.
Razor Claw.pngRazor Claw Razor Claw allows Absol to stick to its targets by slowing them down with every ponuncing move it delivers.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button further extends Absol's reach for pursuing fleeing enemies or getting out of danger.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed allows Absol to get into position quickly without using its dash moves. It will also help it rotate to different lanes faster.
X Attack.pngX Attack X Attack adds more firepower to Absols attack, ensuring targets will be knocked down.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Psycho Cut ImagePsycho Cut Psycho Cut is great tool for chasing targets and setting up for Absol's other moves since it slows targets and allows the Pokemon to deal increased damage.
Night Slash ImageNight Slash Night Slash is a powerful assassination move due to its potential to deal tons of damage to multiple targets when it critical-hits.

This moveset allows Absol to take out multiple targets swiftly in one move. Pyscho Cut slows targets and allows Absol to deal increased damage to them, which works for both its attacks and moves. Night Slash has the potential to deal devastating damage to all opponents hit by it when it deals a critical-hit, especially when they're affected by Psycho Cut.

Night Slash and Pursuit are Absol's primary damage move. Although both can deal critical-hit, which can potentially knock out targets in one shot, the primary difference is that Night Slash can hit multiple targets while Pursuit can only hit one target.

On the other hand, Psycho Cut and Sucker Punch are complimentary moves that help Absol in setting up Night Slash or Pursuit. Any move combination can theoretically work for Absol since the Pokemon's gameplay relies primarily on dealing critical-hits.

Which Moveset Do You Think Is Best For Absol?

Pursuit & Sucker Punch 10
Votes
Pursuit & Psycho Cut 12
Votes
Night Slash & Sucker Punch 14
Votes
Night Slash & Psycho Cut 91
Votes

Let us know why in the comments!

Previous Poll Result

Pursuit & Sucker Punch 50
Votes
Pursuit & Psycho Cut 28
Votes
Night Slash & Sucker Punch 14
Votes
Night Slash & Psycho Cut 163
Votes

How to Play Absol

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Get Aggressive Early On

Absol is strong even early on thanks to its high critical-hit rate and damage. Get aggressive in the early game to pressure your enemies and force them to be defensive.

Take the Jungler Role

Absol is best played as a jungler so it can level up faster and learn its primary moveset. Make sure to communicate with your team that you'll be going to the jungle before the match begins to avoid confusion and tensions.

Jungle Guide and Best Junglers

Keep Hunting Targets

You can set the tempo of the game if you can keep hunting targets. This allows you to create space for your team to level up and take objectives while crippling the enemy team. It's also the best way for Absol to snowball and take over the game.

Aim for Isolated Targets

If you encounter an opponent that's far away from its team, aim for them and burst them down. You'll have more chances of winning in this situation since Absol excels in 1v1 fights.

Approach from the Side or Behind or In Grass

When hunting enemies or during teamfights, it's best to approach your target from the side, behind, or grass. This allows you to avoid the frontline and dive the backlines quickly and safely.

Disengage When Moves Miss

Disengage immediately when your moves miss, and don't try to force a fight, especially against Pokemon that have disables or burst damage. Wait until your moves become available again before attempting to fight once more.

Use Midnight Slash

If it becomes difficult for you to disengage, use Midnight Slash as an emergency escape tool. However, it's not neccessary to do this all the time, only in dire situations. Remember that Midnight Slash is a powerful offensive move so using it defensively is risky.

Midnight Slash: Absol Move Effect and Cooldown

Utilize Psycho Cut's Effects

Although Psycho Cut is a simple move, you can utilize its effects in various scenarios, increasing its overall effectiveness. It's best to use it first before going in for the kill.

Psycho Cut: Absol Move Effect and Cooldown

Catch Up to Enemies

Psycho Cut has a decent cast range and slows targets when it hits, allowing you to catch up to fleeing enemies.

Prioritize Affected Targets

You can deal more damage with your attacks against targets hit by Psycho Cut. It's best to prioritize affected targets during fights to take advantage of the increased damage.

Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Secure as many Wild Pokemon as you can and get EXP to reach level 5.
  • Once at level 5, learn either Night Slash or Pursuit.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon and level up, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents.

Level 6 to 9

  • Once at level 7, learn Psycho Cut if you selected Night Slash, or Sucker Punch if you selected Pursuit, and start to get aggressive.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents to level up.
  • Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Once at level 9, learn Midnight Slash to get all moves.

Level 10+

  • Continue to farm and level up.
  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a full-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Jungle Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Clear the first wave of jungle camps and level up to level 5 with the help of Feint and Slash.
  • Once at level 5, learn either Night Slash or Pursuit.
  • Help the top or bottom lane by securing the Altaria and Swablu camps, knocking out opponents, and scoring points.

Level 6 to 9

  • Clear the second wave of jungle camps to reach level 7 and get Psycho Cut if you selected Night Slash, or Sucker Punch if you selected Pursuit.
  • At the 8:00 minute mark, go to the center of the map and secure the Altaria and Swablu camps.
  • At the 7:20 minute mark, go to the bottom lane and help secure the Altaria and Swablu camps, knock out opponents, and score points.
  • Once at level 9, learn Midnight Slash.
  • At the 7:00 minute mark, help allies secure Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Afterwards, try to secure Regieleki on the top lane if it's still there.

Level 10+

  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Absol Combos

Early Combo

Early Combo
Feint IconSlash IconStandard Attack Icon ~

Pokemon UNITE - Absol Early Combo
FeintSlashStandard Attack ~
This is Absol's bread and butter combo during the early game. Get close to the target with Feint then quickly follow it up with a Slash. When Slash lands, Absol's critical hit rate will increase, making it easier for you to burst down targets with Standard Attacks. Use it to clear Wild Pokemon camps fast or burst down easy matchups when ganking lanes.

Psycho Slash Combo

Psycho Slash Combo
Night Slash IconPsycho Cut IconStandard Attack Icon x3► Night Slash Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Absol Psycho Cut Burst Combo
Night SlashPsycho CutStandard Attack x3► Night Slash
This is a single target execution combo where you take advantage of Psycho Cut damage boost. Start by marking a target with Psycho Cut then use Night Slash to quickly get close. Bombard the target with Standard Attacks then use Night Slash's second activation for massive damage.

Cut to Pursuit Combo

Cut to Pursuit Combo
Psycho Cut IconPursuit IconStandard Attack IconPursuit IconStandard Attack Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Absol Cut to Pursuit Combo
Psycho CutPursuitStandard Attack x3► PursuitStandard Attack
This is combo utilizes Pursuit's quick hits for easy pressure. Start by marking the target with Psycho Cut to boost the next damage. After that, alternate between Pursuit and a Standard Attack to get easy hits.

Blink Slash Combo

Blink Slash Combo
Sucker Punch IconNight Slash IconStandard Attack Icon X3 ► Night Slash Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Absol Blink Slash Combo
Sucker PunchNight SlashStandard Attack X3 ► Night Slash
This combo isolates a target of your choice using Sucker Punch, then quickly following up with Night Slash. While Night Slash's second activation is ticking, attack your target at least three times to chip away as much HP as possible before ending the combo with Night Slash's second activation, dealing massive damage if it crits.

Ultimate Psycho Slash Combo

Ultimate Psycho Slash Combo
Psycho Cut IconNight Slash IconMidnight Slash IconNight Slash Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Absol Ultimate Psycho Cut Slash Combo
This is a high burst combo that is great for taking down both single and multiple targets. Start by marking the enemy with a Psycho Cut to increase your damage output. Then, get close and deal damage with Night Slash. Once you get close, activate Midnight Slash. Finish the combo by hitting the enemy with Night Slash's second activation.

Matchups & Counters for Absol

Absol Matchups

Hard Counter
BlastoiseBuzzwoleClefableCrustleMamoswineSlowbroSnorlaxTrevenantUmbreonZacian
Fair Matchup
AegislashAlolan NinetalesBlazikenCinderaceDodrioDragapultDragoniteGengarGoodraGreedentGreninjaGyaradosLaprasLeafeonLucarioMachampMega Mewtwo XMega Mewtwo YMeowscaradaMetagrossMimikyuMr. MimeScizorTalonflameTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuVenusaurWigglytuffZeraoraZoroark
Good Matchup
AzumarillBlisseyChandelureCharizardComfeyCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDuraludonEldegossEspeonGarchompGardevoirGlaceonHoopaInteleonMewMiraidonPikachuSableyeSylveon
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Absol.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter with Disables

Absol can deal a lot of damage if it's allowed to freely use its moves. Pokemon with strong disables can prevent Absol from doing any damage.

Best Counters

PokemonExplanation
Slowbro ImageSlowbro Rating: ★★★★★
• Can stop Absol's assault using Surf, Telekinesis, and Slowbeam.
• Has high durability and can nullify Absol's damage using Amnesia.
Zacian ImageZacian Rating: ★★★★
• Can overpower Absol with Sacred Sword or Metal Claw and attacks.
• Can match Absol's mobility with Agility.
Clefable ImageClefable Rating: ★★★
• Can prevent Absol from using its dash moves with Gravity.
• Can heal itself and its allies using Moonlight.

Even Matchups for Absol

Utilizing Absol's mobility and high burst damage to strike first and knock out targets fast is its best weapon against these Pokemon. This does mean properly landing its moves, since missing them leaves Absol vulnerable.

Head Straight for Them

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Alolan Ninetales Image Cinderace Image Dragapult Image Greninja Image Mega Mewtwo Y Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting and have high damage potential that can take out Absol quickly. However, they are fragile and have limited mobility.
• Use Pyscho Cut to futher cripple their movement, then go in for the knockout with Night Slash or Pursuit.
• Use Sucker Punch to quickly retaliate and stay on top of them should they decide to attack.
• As a last resort, use Midnight Slash to become untargettable and finish them off.

Utilize Mobility Advantage

All-Rounders
Aegislash Image Dragonite Image Gyarados Image Lucario Image Machamp Image Mega Mewtwo X Image Metagross Image Mimikyu Image Scizor Image Tsareena Image Tyranitar Image Urshifu Image
How to Beat
• All-Rounders excel in close combat and rely mostly on their attacks or combos to deal damage. They are also durable enough to tank Absol's damage. However, Absol has a mobility advantage that allows it to avoid their attacks or combos.
• Use Pyscho Cut to futher cripple their movement, then dash in and out using Night Slash or Pursuit, or Sucker Punch. Avoid fighting them head on.
• As a last resort, use Midnight Slash to become untargettable and finish them off.

Strike First

High-mobility Pokemon with Burst Damage
Dodrio Image Gengar Image Leafeon Image Meowscarada Image Talonflame Image Zeraora Image Zoroark Image
How to Beat
• Much like Absol, these Pokemon are incredibly agile and deal high burst damage. Winning against them is just a matter of striking first.
• Use Pyscho Cut to limit their movement, then go in for the knockout using Night Slash or Pursuit.
• Use Sucker Punch to do a counter attack if they manage to strike first.
• As a last resort, use Midnight Slash to become untargettable and finish them off.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Goodra Image Lapras Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are extremely durable, making it difficult for Absol to take them down alone even with high burst damage. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Absol.
• Use Pyscho Cut to limit their movement and allow Absol's attacks to deal more damage, then go in using Night Slash or Pursuit to deplete their HP.
• Use Sucker Punch to quickly retaliate and stay on top of them should they decide to attack.
• As a last resort, use Midnight Slash to become untargettable and finish them off.

Initiate with Midnight Slash

Supporters
Mr. Mime Image Wigglytuff Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Absol, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• Take advantage of them being in close proximity of their allies by initiating with Midnight Slash to force them to scatter.
• Finish them off with Absol's other moves.

Easy Matchups

Pokemon with low HP and mobility can easily fall to Absol's high critical-hit damage.

Head Straight for Them

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Chandelure Image Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Delphox Image Duraludon Image Espeon Image Gardevoir Image Glaceon Image Inteleon Image Mew Image Miraidon Image Pikachu Image Sylveon Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting and have high damage potential that can take out Absol quickly. However, they are fragile and have limited mobility.
• Use Pyscho Cut to futher cripple their movement, then go in for the knockout with Night Slash or Pursuit.
• Use Sucker Punch to quickly retaliate and stay on top of them should they decide to attack.
• As a last resort, use Midnight Slash to become untargettable and finish them off.

Utilize Mobility Advantage

All-Rounders
Azumarill Image Charizard Image Garchomp Image
How to Beat
• All-Rounders excel in close combat and rely mostly on their attacks or combos to deal damage. They are also durable enough to tank Absol's damage. However, Absol has a mobility advantage that allows it to avoid their attacks or combos.
• Use Pyscho Cut to futher cripple their movement, then dash in and out using Night Slash or Pursuit, or Sucker Punch. Avoid fighting them head on.
• As a last resort, use Midnight Slash to become untargettable and finish them off.

Initiate with Midnight Slash

Supporters
Blissey Image Comfey Image Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image Sableye Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Absol, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• Take advantage of them being in close proximity of their allies by initiating with Midnight Slash to force them to scatter.
• Finish them off with Absol's other moves.

Best Teammates for Absol

Pokemon Explanation
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir
Pikachu ImagePikachu
Easy enemy takedowns
These Pokemon have powerful burst attacks and are capable of stunning enemies from a safe distance, allowing Absol to concetrate on dealing damage.
Blissey ImageBlissey
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime
Buffs and Sustain
These Pokemon have means of stunning and shutting down targets with their moves. They also provide healing opportunities for Absol so that it can stand its ground and fight longer during clashes.
Crustle ImageCrustle
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Tanky Disablers
These Pokemon can lead the charge and assist Absol in pushing lanes or securing objectives. This way, Absol can dominate lanes and take enemy camps to stall the enemy's level progression.
Talonflame ImageTalonflame
Zoroark ImageZoroark
High Burst Damagers
These Pokemon help contribute damage through pinning down enemies with combos and burst attacks. While it's still recommended to go with either a Defender or Supporter ally, Speedsters are a huge help when trying to dominate lanes as early as possible.
Machamp ImageMachamp
Tsareena ImageTsareena
Hard-hitting Initiators
These Pokemon are very dependable allies as they have means to buff or sustain themselves. Whether it's securing objectives or pushing lanes, Machamp and Tsareena are built to initiate clashes, stun enemies, and create openings for their teammates.

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Absol Moves and Ability

Move Slot 1 (R)

Feint ImageFeint
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 222
Final Damage: 284
Has the user dash in an arc, attacking Pokemon it comes in contact with. This move ignores Defense stat and shield effects of opposing Pokemon.
Pursuit ImagePursuit
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Starting Damage: Front/Side: 506, Back: 923
Final Damage: Front/Side: 1083, Back: 1988
Has the user dash to the designated location and quickly charge an opposing Pokemon with the next basic attack. If the basic attack lands from behind, its damage is increased and this move's cooldown is reduced.
Upgrade: Increases the user's movement speed.
Night Slash ImageNight Slash
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Starting Damage: 802
First dash: 321, Second dash: 481
Final Damage: 1715
First dash: 686, Second dash: 1029
Has the user dash in an outward arc, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon. If this first attack hits, a second attack can also be performed. The second attack has the user dash straight ahead, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and increasing the user's critical-hit rate. The lower the opposing Pokemon's HP, the more the user's critical-hit rate is increased.
Upgrade: Using this move again will restore the user's HP.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Slash ImageSlash
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 6s
Starting Damage: 324
Final Damage: 457
Slashes with sharp claws in front of the user, increasing this move's critical-hit rate.
Sucker Punch ImageSucker Punch
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Hindrance
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Starting Damage: 501
Final Damage: 952
Has the user look for an opening to attack an opposing pokemon, decreasing the movement speed of the user and the opposing Pokemon for the duration. After a short time, the user charges to attack the opposing Pokemon. However, if the user receives damage or gets attacked before it charges, it attacks immediately and shoves the opposing Pokemon.
Upgrade: Increases basic attack speed for a short time when this move hits.
Psycho Cut ImagePsycho Cut
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7s
Starting Damage: 142
Final Damage: 274
Has the user attack with blades formed by psychic power that decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time when the move hits. Also, after this move hits, the user's attacks deal additional damage to affected opposing Pokemon (up to three times).
Upgrade: Also increases the user's movement speed for a short time when the user gets close to the opposing Pokemon that this move hit.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Midnight Slash ImageMidnight Slash
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 100s
Starting Damage: 4217
Slash: 555 x 6, Knockback: 166 x 2
Final Damage: 5967
Slash: 865 x 6, Knockback: 259 x 2
Unleases a flurry of slashes in front of the user. This move ends by unleashing powerful blades of energy, dealing increased damage to opposing Pokemon and shoving them.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and decreasing their Defense when it hits. If this boosted attack hits only a single opposing Pokemon, it deals increased damage.

Ability (Passive)

Super Luck ImageSuper Luck
Absol IconAbsol

Increases the Pokemon's critical hit-rate.

Absol Stats & Evolutions

Absol Evolutions

Absol.pngAbsol
This Pokemon does not evolve.

Absol Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3000 52 36 140
2 3107 59 41 159
3 3224 67 47 180
4 3353 76 53 203
5 3495 86 60 228
6 3651 97 68 256
7 3823 109 76 286
8 4012 122 85 319
9 4221 136 95 356
10 4451 152 106 397
11 4704 170 118 442
12 4983 189 131 491
13 5290 210 146 545
14 5628 233 162 605
15 6000 259 180 670

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Absol In-Game Stat Listings

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Absol Skins (Holowear)

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AbsolSweet StyleSweet Style
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Aeos Gems 400
AbsolSacred StyleSacred Style
AbsolPokebuki StylePokebuki Style
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AbsolBeach StyleBeach Style
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AbsolExplorer StyleExplorer Style
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Absol Achievements

Pursuit Achievement

Pursuit
Pokemon Move
Absol ImageAbsol Pursuit ImagePursuit
Mission:
In a single battle, reduce the cooldown of Pursuit or Pusuit+ 10 or more times by attacking a Pokemon from the opposing team from behind after using the move. (5/10/20 battles total)
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Comment

65 Anonymous18 days

my recommended build for Absol is phyco cut, night slash, X attack or eject button. battle items are attack weight, scope lens, rapid fire scarf or razor claw. (charging charm works well with sol too.) I like to go in with night slash, use phyco cut, then exit with another night slash. if my moves fail, I will disengage using night slash.

64 Anonymousabout 1 month

Gosto muito do absol. Eu prefiro itens que aumentam o hp como restos e coroa de absolvição Uma coisa na minha opinião o item X velocidade é bom para ir para o gol do adversário rapidamente e marcar um gol ou para fugir de um pokemon adversário

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