#359 Absol

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Absol, the Disaster Pokémon. Absol live in steep mountainous regions, and rarely venture down into areas inhabited by humans, but should an Absol be seen by humans, it is said that catastrophe is soon to follow.
– May’s Pokedex

Absol is the only non-legendary pure Dark type Pokemon without any evolutionary relatives. It’s also the only Dark type Pokemon in the white colour group. It’s said to be able to sense natural disasters and tries to warn people about them, yet it doesn’t have the ability Forewarn.

Due to the sickle thing on its head, it’s one of the few Pokemon that are not symmetrical. At Anime North, I met a pretty amazing Absol cosplayer.

Stat-wise, it has very high base Attack, the highest of non-legendary Pokemon that didn’t evolve. One of its abilities Super Luck (the only non-Flying Pokemon that has this ability), boosts its crit-hit ratio, and it can learn many high crit-hit ratio moves like Slash, Night Slash, Psycho Cut, and Shadow Claw. Its defenses aren’t great though, making it somewhat of a glass cannon. Its Speed also is a bit too low, though Sucker Punch can help balance that.

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