The 30 BEST Absol Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Absol counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Absol Pokémon GO counters are Mega Blaziken, Terrakion, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Machamp, Keldeo (Ordinary Forme), and Keldeo. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Absol in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Focus Blast
          #1
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GardevoirMega Gardevoir
          Charm / Dazzling Gleam
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MachampShadow Machamp
          Counter / Dynamic Punch
          #5
          Official artwork of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          #6
          Official artwork of KeldeoKeldeo
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 53.161241.8280s100.4
          2.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *50.911369.0282s99.0
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 52.841059.7382s96.8
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 49.981292.3284s96.4
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 51.45978.0385s93.2
          6.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 48.571148.6387s92.0
          7.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 48.571148.6387s92.0
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 48.79992.7389s89.6
          9.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 48.21943.1390s87.8
          10.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 53.69607.3591s87.5
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *52.58584.5694s85.4
          12.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme EnamorusIncarnate Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FairyDazzling Gleam 46.61906.6394s84.8
          13.Thumbnail image of ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.041106.8395s84.5
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 47.64803.6494s84.2
          15.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 46.07857.3495s83.1
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 43.821029.4397s82.9
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GardevoirShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 48.19703.9596s82.8
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ToxicroakShadow ToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 47.43724.6496s82.2
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 46.08746.2498s80.8
          20.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 43.47901.3399s80.2
          21.Thumbnail image of Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch FairyNature's Madness *41.971027.93100s80.1
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 47.15636.4599s79.7
          23.Thumbnail image of MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 42.33957.43101s79.5
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GranbullShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 44.61749.54100s78.8
          25.Thumbnail image of XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 39.071238.72104s78.6
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 41.12979.93103s78.0
          27.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme EnamorusTherian Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FairyDazzling Gleam 41.24968.23103s78.0
          28.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 44.47708.75102s77.7
          29.Thumbnail image of CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *37.761321.22107s77.5
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SneaslerShadow SneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 43.24749.24103s76.9
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Absol in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Absol CP range from Raids

          Absol can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1370 CP to 1443 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1712 CP to 1805 CP with Fog weather boost

          Absol weaknesses

          Absol type chart

          When fighting Absol, keep in mind the that Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, and Psychic type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          BugBug160.0%
          FairyFairy160.0%
          FightingFighting160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          PsychicPsychic39.1%
          DarkDark62.5%
          GhostGhost62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Absol Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fighting182.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Bug76.0%
          • rainRain
          Fairy66.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dragon26.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground12.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water8.0%
          • rainRain
          Steel6.0%
          • snowSnow
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Grass4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Fire4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Rock2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Absol in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Absol down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.