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How Shiny is Acquired
Rocket Leader Battles

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 3 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

Type
47.00 kg Weight
1.20 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 2,856
Level 40: 2,526
Level 25: 1,805 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 1,443 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,083 (Research Tasks)
ATK 246
DEF 120
STA 163

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Snarl is superior to Psycho Cut due to having STAB and more relevant coverage.
  • Dark Pulse is superior to both Megahorn and Thunder for similar reasons.
  • Payback is a step down. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Snarl is superior to Psycho Cut due to its significantly higher base damage.
  • Dark Pulse is superior to Megahorn due to having STAB, an earlier dodge window, slightly better coverage, and a lower energy cost.
  • Payback is a downgrade due to it being a 1-bar move. 
  • Thunder also has an early dodge window, but is underwhelming in every aspect.

PVE Overview

A high-damage DPS Dark attacker, Shadow Absol provides some value with mono-dark typing, resisting common coverage moves like Shadow Ball and Psychic. The biggest problem is that it can’t really provide significant niches over the more flexible Dark Types that compete with it durectly. Aside from that, Shadow Absol is still a great dark type attacker, able to fulfill roles against Ghost and Psychic Type raid bosses. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
A-

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 

Shadow Absol tends to have more consistency in its Dark-type role against Ghost-types and Psychic-types, however it has severe struggles against any other Pokemon. It should also be noted that Cresselia's Moonblast is a OHKO against Shadow Absol, making this squishy Pokemon a very risky pick compared to other options. 

Master League: 0 / 5

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

Fast Moves

12
More Info

Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
12.73
10.91
13.64
5
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.20
13.33
8.33
10.42

Charge Moves

100
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.40
1.00
0.00
1.00
41.67
52.08
41.67
110
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.20
0.00
1.10
50.00
62.50
55.00
80
More Info

Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.90
0.00
1.60
26.67
33.33
42.67
100
More Info

Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.90
0.00
1.00
45.45
56.82
45.45

Exclusive Charge Moves

10
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.00
0.80
0.00
0.30
5.00
6.25
1.52

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 90
Stardust 90,000

Purification Cost

Candy 5
Stardust 5000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 10.0 %
Egg Distance to Hatch
5 km
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate50.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013035
2001.56273
200295112
2002.5127150
4003160188
4003.5192226
4004224264
4004.5257302
6005289340
6005.5322378
6006354417
6006.5387455
8007419493
8007.5451531
8008484569
8008.5516607
10009549645
10009.5581684
100010614722
100010.5644758
130011675794
130011.5706830
130012736866
130012.5767902
160013798938
160013.5828974
1600148591010
160014.58901046
1900159211083
190015.59511119
1900169821155
190016.510131191
22001710431227
220017.510741263
22001811051299
220018.511351335
25001911661371
250019.511971407
25002012271443
250020.512581480
30002112891516
300021.513191552
30002213501588
300022.513811624
35002314121660
350023.514421696
35002414731732
350024.515041768
40002515341805
400025.515651841
40002615961877
400026.516271913
45002716571949
450027.516881985
45002817192021
450028.517492057
50002917802093
500029.518112130
50003018412166
500030.518572184
60003118722202
600031.518882220
60003219032238
600032.519182256
70003319342274
700033.519492292
70003419642310
700034.519802328
80003519952346
800035.520102364
80003620262382
800036.520412400
90003720562418
900037.520722436
90003820872454
900038.521022472
100003921182490
1000039.521332508
100004021482526
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