There are several Pokémon that you will have to fight in raids, and PvP in Pokémon Go, where you will try to plan the best strategy to defeat them. For raids, it’s a little easier to plan your strategy, because you’ll see what type of Pokémon it will be, and you’ll know their power. When it comes to raids against Absol, you need to consider his weaknesses and the best Pokémon to defeat him.
All the absolute weaknesses
Absol is a dark type Pokémon. It will be weak against Bug, Fairy and Fighting attacks, but is resistant to Psychic, Dark and Ghost moves. Of the three options, we recommend sticking to Bug or Fighting attacks. These have the highest chance of doing the most damage and usually use Pokémon with some of the better stats in Pokémon Go.
The best Pokémon count to Absol
The best Pokémon we recommend you use against Absol will be Conkeldurr, Machamp and Mega Beedrill.
Conkeldurr is a fighting Pokémon. It is one of the more powerful options, able to use some of the best moves of the Fighting type in a mobile game. He has a slightly higher attack than Machamp, but the two are extremely similar, with a slight difference in sets of moves. It’s still one of the best PvP and PvE Pokémon you can use when it comes to combat types. The best set of moves that Conkeldurra teaches is the counter for fast movement and then dynamic stroke and focus for charged movement.
We also have Machampa, another combat-type Pokémon. It’s extremely similar to Conkeldurr, and the two have almost identical statistics. Having both on your team in the raid against Absol is a good idea. The best turn-based set that Machampa teaches is the fast-turn counter, followed by charged moves, dynamic strikes, and melee combat. Machamp’s close fight gives him a slight advantage in strength.
The last Pokémon we recommend you use is Mega Beedrill, a Bug and Poison Pokémon. Because Mega Beedrill is a mega Pokémon, it doesn’t hurt to save this Pokémon against stronger opponents, but he is able to do the short work of Absol. The best set of moves he can use in this battle will be a quick move bug bite, followed by a charged x-scissor movement and a sting drop.
Because you can expect to use a team of six Pokémon to fight Absol, these are additional Pokémon that we recommend adding to your team.
After defeating Absol, you will have a chance to capture him at the end of the battle, followed by enough loot for your success.