359 Absol



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Snarl, Dark Pulse, Megahorn
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 22 0/15/15CP 1497
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
  • Overall:


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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Snarl 4.33 2 3 Fast Charge
2 Fast Psycho Cut 4.5 1.5 2 Fast Charge
3 Charged Dark Pulse 50 96 1.92 4 - 4 - 4 General
4 Charged Megahorn 55 110 2 5 - 4 - 4 Coverage Nuke
5 Charged Thunder 60 100 1.67 5 - 5 - 4 High Energy Coverage
6 Charged Payback 60 132 2.2 5 - 5 - 4 Nuke

Character Introduction


Absol is a Dark Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Bug and Fairy moves. Absol's strongest moveset is Snarl & Payback and it has a Max CP of 2,526.


"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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Snarl or Psycho Cut + Dark Pulse and Thunder or Megahorn

Snarl falls behind Psycho Cut slightly in energy gains, but offers significantly more damage output thanks to STAB. The latter can be chosen if that slightly extra energy generation is needed. 

Dark Pulse costs the least amount of energy and benefits from STAB to provide Dark-type coverage. Payback is less desirable due to its greater energy cost. Megahorn provides Bug-type coverage and costs slightly less energy than Thunder, while the latter offers Electric-type coverage. Either can be chosen depending on what coverage would be more preferable. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 1 / 5

Absol is the definition of "glass cannon" in PvP, with extremely fragile bulk almost identical to that of Gengar's. Since Absol can't tank damage very well (if at all), Absol demands shields to perform well, though shields won't save it from Pokemon with strong fast move damage output like Deoxys Defense Forme or Altaria. Pokemon with emphasis on charge moves instead of fast move damage tend to be better matchups for Absol, though Absol tends to lose more often than not due to its poor bulk. Overall Absol shouldn't be used for PvP, and if it intends to compete then specific PvP formats that limit its weaknesses would be more ideal. 

Ultra League: 0 / 5 

Absol doesn't get any ratings for Ultra League due to its inability to consistently perform in its role as a Dark-type. Losses against Giratina-Altered, Cresselia, Armored Mewtwo, Gengar, and struggles vs Gallade despite doubly resisting its fast move makes it very hard to justify Absol compared to other meta Dark-types. Wins against Giratina-Origin, Drifblim, Slowbro and Bronzong are to be expected, but losing against several opponents even when given a typing advantage is a really hard pill to swallow. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Absol lacks stats for Master League, with no real clean wins against the meta. 

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