Absol is a very powerful pokemon to have on offense in your team. This has not been changed in Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl. Since the third generation, Absol has boasted of a very high attack. Being only a dark type also reduces the number of types that do more damage to Absol. Having an Absol with a good nature and good EVs is perfect for beating the gym leader's revenge. One thing that has changed about Absol in Brilliant Diamant and Scintillante is where you can capture one of your own.
Where to find Absol
Absol is a very difficult pokemon to acquire. No matter how you try to catch it, you'll need a fair amount of luck to actually find it. One of the main ways to find an Absol is through the Grand Underground. With so many locations and also being able to see what pokemon you are about to battle, this can be a great way to find Absol. Absol can be found in the following Grand Underground locations:
- Starlight Cavern
- spacious cave
- Prairie Grotto
- dazzling cave
- Big Bluff Cavern
You can also find Absol in the Sunny Cavern. However, it will only appear after unlocking the NationalDex. The only place outside of the Grand Underground where you can find an Absol is on Route 213. It will be difficult to find an Absol on Route 213 as the spawn chance is between 1% and 5% depending on various conditions. Your best chance of finding an Absol will therefore be to use the Grand Underground.
Once you finally manage to find an Absol, you will have a powerful physical attack pokemon for your team. Absol can have a max attack stat of 394, one of the highest max attack stats in the game. The tradeoff for this is that all of its other stats are quite low compared to other pokemon. It's best if your Absol is holding dark glasses or a Dread plate and you'll want to look for a solitary nature on one. If you're looking for another pokemon that seems to elude you, check out our other guides.
Shiny Diamond Pokémon and Pokémon Shining Pearl are only available on Nintendo Switch.