Pokémon Go Mega Absol counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Look at those cute wings!

Mega Absol is the mega evolution for Absol which was released as part of the 2021 Halloween event in Pokémon Go.

Like all mega evolutions, Mega Absol can't be caught and, instead, you need to collect its specific Mega Energy by defeating it in mega raids. Once you have the right amount of mega candy you can enact its evolution for a short period of time.

Below you'll find Mega Absol's counters and weaknesses, so you can defeat it in Pokémon Go and, don't forget, you can use a Remote Raid Pass to join Mega Raids across the world.

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Mega Absol counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

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To collect enough Mega Energy for Absol's mega evolution, you need to defeat Mega Absol in a number of mega raids. Below you'll find the counters and weaknesses for Mega Absol to help you achieve this:

  • Mega Absol type - Dark-type
  • Mega Absol is weak against - Bug, fighting and fairy-type
  • Mega Absol counters - Machamp, Pinsir, Granbull, Scizor, Gardevoir, Lucario, Togekiss, Yanmega, Conkeldurr and Zacian
  • Other Mega Absol notes - The best way to tackle Mega Absol is by using a mixture of fighting and fairy-type Pokémon, since, thanks to Go Battle League, you'll most likely have these Pokémon already trained up.

Mega Absol CP in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find the raid boss CP for Mega Absol in Pokémon Go:

  • Mega Absol CP - 48,520

It's important to remember that, if you win the raid, you'll receive Absol Mega Energy rather than an encounter with Absol. Due to this, Mega Absol doesn't have any catch-related CP levels.

Mega Absol moveset in Pokémon Go

Mega Absol can use a variety of Fast and Charged moves in Pokémon Go:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Psycho Cut (Psychic)
  • Snarl (Dark)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Dark Pulse (Dark)
  • Megahorn (Bug)
  • Payback (Dark)
  • Thunder (Electric)

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Everything we know about Absol

Absol is known as the disaster Pokémon and appears in locations where such events occur due to its ability to predict them. Absol's locations in the main series often reflect this theme; in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, for example, Absol appears in the ruined remains of Tapu Village.

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When mega evolved, Absol gains a set of wings which gives it an angel-like aesthetic and, once again, connects it to the theme of protection against disasters and turmoil.

Absol may take inspiration from a creature which appears in Chinese mythology called Bai Ze; it is often described as being a white creature with either one or two horns. According to legend, the Yellow Emperor, Huáng Dì, met the Bai Ze and it gave him information on a large range of supernatural creatures.

A near identical information called the kutabe appears in Japanese mythology, which appeared on Mount Tatesan of the Toyama Prefecture and predicted a plague.

Have fun battling Mega Absol!

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