All the weaknesses of Absol and the best Pokémon counters in Pokémon Go

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Absol is one of many Pokémon that you can encounter as a three-star raid in Pokémon Go. You may not see Absol too often in PvP, but it is often used by players in PvE raids, especially the Mega Absol evolution. If you want to add an Absol to your collection, you can get it after this raid. Here's what you need to know about all of Absol's weaknesses the best Pokémon to counter it in Pokémon Go.



All the weaknesses of Absol

Absol is a Dark-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-type attacks, but is resistant to Psychic, Dark, and Ghost-type moves. Of the three choices, we recommend sticking to either Insect or Fighting-type attacks. These have the highest chance of doing the most damage and typically use Pokémon with some of the best stats in Pokémon Go.

The best Pokémon counters in Absol

The best Pokémon we will recommend you use against Absol will be Conkeldurr, Machamp, and Mega Beedrill.

Conkeldurr is a Fighting-type Pokémon. It is one of the strongest choices, able to use some of the best Fighting-type moves in the mobile game. He has a slightly higher attack than Machamp, but these two are extremely similar, with a slight difference in the move sets. They are still some of the best PvP and PvE Pokémon that you can use when it comes to Fighting types. The best move set to teach Conkeldurr is counter for his fast move and then dynamic punch and fire fire for his charge move.



Next, we have Machamp, another Fighting-type Pokémon. It is extremely similar to Conkeldurr and these two have nearly identical stats. Having both of them on your team in a raid against Absol is a good idea. The best move set to teach Machamp is the fast move counter, followed by the dynamic punch of charged moves and close combat. Machamp's close combat gives him a slight edge in power.

The last Pokémon we recommend using is Mega Beedrill, a Bug and Poison-type Pokémon. Since Mega Beedrill is a mega Pokémon, it doesn't hurt to save this Pokémon against stronger opponents, but it can downplay Absol. The best moveset he can use in this battle will be the quick move bug bite followed by the x-scissor and fallen sting charged moves.

Since you can expect to use a team of six Pokémon to fight Absol, these are other Pokémon that we recommend you add to your team.

  • Blaziken
  • Excavator
  • gardevoir
  • Genesect
  • Granbull
  • Heracross
  • Lucario
  • Sirfetch'd
  • Togekiss

After defeating Absol, you will have a chance to catch him at the end of the battle, followed by receiving a lot of loot for your success.



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