How to beat Pokemon Go Mega Absol Raid: Weaknesses, counters & can it be shiny?

Lucas Simons
Pokemon Go Mega AbsolThe Pokemon Company

The Disaster Pokemon is coming back to Pokemon Go, and Mega Absol Raids are going to be tough to tackle. So here’s all you need to know to beat Mega Absol Raid in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go is bringing back a fan favorite Mega-Raid, and players are brimming with excitement to face Mega Absol to earn a chance to add the Disaster Pokemon to their teams.

Mega Absol can be demanding for both new and veteran players, that’s why we have summarized every detail you need to know before challenging this Raid.

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So here’s all you need to know about Mega Absol Raids in Pokemon Go, including weaknesses, best counters, moveset, and more.

How to get Mega Absol in Pokemon Go

Mega Absol in the AnimeThe Pokemon Company
Mega Absol is a powerful Dark-type Pokemon.

To get Mega Absol in Pokemon Go, players need to beat it in Mega Raids that will run from Thursday, February 15, 2024, to Thursday, February 22, 2024.

After catching Absol, trainers can evolve it into Mega Absol by spending 200 Absol Mega Energy.

Pokemon Go Mega Absol weaknesses

In Pokemon Go, Mega Absol is a Dak-type Pokemon, so it is weak to Fairy, Bug, and Fighting-type moves. Bringing those types of Pokemon and moves to battle will grant you a great advantage, so consider this before you build your team.

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On the contrary, Mega Absol is strong against Psychic, and Ghost-types, so avoid bringing those to battle. Mega Absol can have the Thunder move, so Water-type Pokemon might be in a pinch if they happen to face a Mega Absol with that move.

Best Mega Absol Raid counters in Pokemon Go

The best counter for Mega Absol Raids in Pokemon Go is Terrakion, with Double Kick and Sacred Sword. With a whopping 814 TDO (Total Damage Output) this combo will make a quick Count of Mega Absol in no time.

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Terrakion is a Rock/Fighting-type Pokemon.

But we know that you cannot depend on only one Pokemon for a Raid, so here’s a list of the best counters for Mega Absol:

  • Mega Blaziken, with Counter and Focus Blast.
  • Mega Gardevoir, with Charm, and Dazzling Gleam.
  • Shadow Machamp, with Counter and Dynamic Punch.
  • Shadow Hariyama, with Counter and Dynamic Punch.
  • Lucario, with Counter and Aura Sphere.

Runner-ups for this Raid can also include Mega Rayquaza, Rayquaza, Keldeo, Pherosmosa, and regular Machamp.

All Pokemon Go Mega Absol moves

Here’s a list of every Mega Absol move in Pokemon Go, including Fast and Charged Moves:

Fast Moves

  • Psycho Cut
  • Snarl

Charged Moves

  • Dark Pulse
  • Megahorn
  • Thunder
  • Payback
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Mega Absol will sometimes use Thunder and electric-type moves.

Is shiny Mega Absol available in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Absol and shiny Mega Absol are available in Pokemon Go. If you happen to find one after you battle Mega Absol in Mega Raids, you will be able to secure a shiny Absol catch, since Shiny Raid Pokemon have a 100% catch success rate.

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And that’s all you need to know about Mega Absol Raids in Pokemon Go. For more information and pro-tips, you can also check the following links:

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About The Author

Lucas is a Game Writer and Game Reviewer with years of experience as a fiction author and Game Designer. He enjoys writing about Pokemon, RPGS, Nintendo, and all things Gaming Related.