Competitive Information for Absol [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Absol absol
Base Stats for Absol

Dark

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a move, that move loses one additional PP.
,
Super LuckSuper Luck: This Pokemon's critical hit ratio is raised by 1 stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Absol

Weakness Chart for Dark-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
0x
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Absol? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Absol in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

InfernapeMamoswineScizorAerodactylStarmieBlazikenMiloticAlakazamTangrowthDugtrioAmbipomDrifblim


Absol is an astounding Dark-typed Pokemon. It's a pretty regular sight to see Absol out in the 4th generation battlefield. Absol's only type-related weaknesses are Bug and Fighting.


Species: Absol
Item: Life Orb / Razor Claw
Ability: Super Luck
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower
- Sucker Punch
- Night Slash
- Swords Dance

Physical Sweeper Absol (Analytic)

Absol is popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Scope Lens/Razor Claw increases Absol critical hit ratio by 1 stage and combined with Absol's Super Luck ability will double these chances even further. With Super Luck, Absol's critical hit ratio is raised by 1 stage.

Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Absol's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Sucker Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Night Slash is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Absol's attack by 2 stages).




Species: Absol
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Superpower
- Sucker Punch / Night Slash
- X-Scissor

Physical Sweeper Absol (Pressure)

Absol is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Absol from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Pressure, if Absol is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Absol's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Sucker Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Night Slash is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a large amount of damage.




Species: Absol
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Super Luck
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 68 Hp / 220 Atk / 220 Spe
Moveset:
- Psycho Cut
- Shadow Claw
- Payback / Return
- Megahorn

Absol Physical Sweeper (All-out)

Absol is an awesome Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Super Luck, Absol's critical hit ratio is raised by 1 stage.

Psycho Cut is a physical 70-base power Psychic-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Payback is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if your Absol moves after the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Megahorn is a physical 120-base power Bug-type move that deals a huge amount of damage.



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Absol? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Absol in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

InfernapeMamoswineScizorAerodactylStarmieBlazikenMiloticAlakazamTangrowthDugtrioAmbipomDrifblim


Species: Absol
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge
- Superpower
- Sucker Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Absol (Pressure)

Absol is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Absol from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Pressure, if Absol is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp.

Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Absol's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Sucker Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Absol learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Razor Wind
80
100%
10
Charges, then hits foe(s) turn 2. High crit ratio.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Assurance
50
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Feint
50
100%
10
Breaks protection. Fails if target is not protecting.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another.
Megahorn
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Psycho Cut
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Punishment
--
100%
5
60 power +20 for each of the target's stat boosts.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Me First
--
--
20
Copies a foe at 1.5x power. User must be faster.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 3-5 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Will-O-Wisp
--
75%
15
Burns the target.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, heals 50% of the recipient's max HP.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Absol can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Absol

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