Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Absol

Guide for the best counters against Absol during Battle Raids!

Absol is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. It has a dark blue face along with a short, catlike muzzle, a small black nose that is triangular in shape, and a sickle-shaped growth on the right side of its head. One of its ears points upwards while the other points downwards to know the exact location from which a sound is coming. It is a strong enough Pokémon to fight against for which you’ll need the right counters. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which you’ll be able to defeat Absol in the best way possible.

Absol in Pokémon Go

Absol is a pure Dark-type Pokémon with a maximum CP of 2856 at level 50. It is vulnerable to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-type Pokémon and if you are a high-level player with the best counters, you will be able to defeat it all by yourself. If you don’t have ideal counters, a group of two to three trainers will be enough to defeat Absol easily.

Absol Moveset

Pokémon Go Absol Moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Absol are Snarl and Payback. Both of them have a combined DPS of 67.6 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its movepool include Psycho Cut, Dark Pulse, Megahorn, and Thunder.

Best counters against Absol in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that you can use against Absol and guarantee a win for yourself.

  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Terrakion: Terrakion/Avalanche
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Dragon Tail/Dragon Ascent
  • Keldeo: Low Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Lucario: Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz
  • Alakazam (Mega): Counter/Dazzling Gleam
  • Conkeldurr: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Pinsir (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor
  • Lopunny (Mega): Double Kick/Focus Blast
  • Volcarona: Bug Bite/Big Buzz
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor
  • Machamp: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Xerneas: Geomancy/Moonblast
  • Scizor (Mega): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Dazzling Gleam
  • Cobalion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Buzzwole: Counter/Superpower
  • Togekiss: Charm/Aura Sphere
  • Virizion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Hariyama: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Zapdos (Galarian): Counter/Close Combat
  • Hawlucha: Low Lick/Flying Press
  • Breloom: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Zacian (Hero): Quick Attack/Play Rough
  • Diancie (Mega): Rock Throw/Moonblast
  • Blaziken: Counter/Focus Blast
  • Heracross: Counter/Megahorn
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Frenzy Plant
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail/Dragon Ascent
  • Passimian: Counter/Superpower
  • Gardevoir: Charm/Dazzling Gleam
Pokémon Go Absol counters
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You should try to keep your best Mega Pokémon in your team as they’ll be the most effective against Absol. Good options include Mega Rayquaza and Mega Gardevoir amongst others.

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