Yes, Absol is a rare Pokémon. I can count the number of times I have encountered Absol in Pokémon Go since I started playing Pokémon.
However, a discussion between my friends on whether Absol is a rare Pokémon piqued my interest. One argued that it is easy to find, while the other said it is a rare Pokémon.
Their differences made me research more about Absol in Pokémon Go. So, in this article, I will discuss how hard it is to get Absol and how to get it.
Read on to find out.
How hard is it to get Absol in Pokémon Go?
Absol is not an easy-to-find Pokémon in Pokémon Go 💥. Unlike most Pokémon found in the wild, it is so hard to find Pokémon and can only be found in special occurrences. This Dark-type Pokémon requires a lot of patience and effort to get it.
Absol can be found in:
- Raids, as it appears as a Tier 3 or Tier 4 Raid Boss
- After completing Special Research tied to a rocket leader, you might be rewarded with Absol.
- In rare events and after completing research tasks
How to get Absol in Pokémon GO
You can get Absol by joining other players and participating in Tier 3 or Tier 4 raids, as Absol appears as a Tier 3 or 4 Raid boss💪.
After participating in the raid, defeat it and then capture it. Apart from getting it by participating in Tier 3 raids, Absol can also be obtained by:
- Special Research. You can get rewarded with Absol for completing a specific stage of Special Research associated with a Rocket Leader.
- Events. At times, Niantic may offer events where Absol may have increased spawn rates or be available in event-specific field research tasks.
- Hatching a 12 km egg. Absol may be obtained by hatching a 12 KM egg, which you can get by beating Rock bosses.
Is Absol worth it in Pokémon Go?
Yes, Absol has an advantage over Psychic and Ghost-type Pokémon. Further, it is a strong attacker and a rare Pokémon, making it a worthy Pokémon in Pokémon Go.
It has an attack of 130 and a special attack of 75, making it a formidable opponent in raids and battles.
Besides having good attacking stats, Absol also has a mega evolution as it evolves into Mega Absol, making it a valuable Pokémon as its Mega form has even higher attacking potential.
Absol’s appearance and design are unique, with white fur, blue eyes, and bladed horns, making it a must-have Pokémon for players who love and prefer distinct Pokémon.
What is the catch rate for Absol in Pokémon Go?
The catch rate for Absol in Pokémon Go is 24.03%. This means that if you encounter a level 20 Absol and throw a regular Poké ball, you have a 24% chance of catching it.
However, the catch rates can also be influenced by:
- The level of the Absol, as a higher level Absol, has a lower-base catch rate.
- Berry usage
- Weather boost
- The balls used
The table below shows Absol’s catch rate, with techniques in Pokémon Go👇.
Curved Great Throw
Golden Razz Berry
What are the chances of catching a shiny Absol in Pokémon Go
The chances of catching a shiny Absol are 1/512 😌. This means that for every 512 encounters you have with Absol, only one will be a shiny Absol. Many factors influence the chances of catching a shiny Absol :
- Participating in many raids
- The Grim-Omen event
- Increased Shiny rates in events.
What is the encounter rate for Absol?
Absol has an 8% encounter rate due to its rarity. However, certain factors can influence an encounter with Absol and increase the encounter rate.
These factors are the increase in participating in raids, completing Special Research associated with a Rocket Leader which offers Absol as a reward, and in events announced by Niantic and research tasks that offer a shiny Absol will appear in specific events.
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