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Pokemon Go Mega Absol Raid guide: Counters, weaknesses & how to beat

Published: 21/Oct/2021 23:55

by Daniel Megarry


Mega Absol is finally making its long-awaited debut in Pokemon Go, and you’ll need to be prepared with the right counters to defeat this powerful beast and earn its Mega Energy.

The second part of the Halloween Mischief event has arrived Pokemon Go, and one of the big new features is the debut of Absol’s Mega Evolution, which will be appearing in Raids alongside the Sinnoh region’s Mythical Darkrai.

It’s been months since the last Mega Evolution, Altaria, debuted in Pokemon Go, so excitement is quite high for Mega Absol’s arrival. It’s not a very bulky Mega but it can deal incredible damage, which makes it a deadly opponent.


Below, you’ll find the best counters for taking down Mega Absol, as well as information on its weaknesses and how to get your own Mega Absol in Pokemon Go.


Mega Absol counters in Pokemon Go

Counter Fast Move Charged Move
Conkeldurr Counter Dynamic Punch
Lucario Counter Aura Sphere
Machamp Counter Dynamic Punch
Mega Beedril Bug Bite X-Scissor
Togekiss Charm Dazzling Gleam
Zacian Quick Attack Play Rough
Mega Lopunny Low Kick Focus Blast
Breloom Counter Dynamic Punch
Hariyama Counter Dynamic Punch
Gardevoir Charm Dazzling Gleam

Mega Absol weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Mega Absol is a pure Dark-type Pokemon, which means its three main weaknesses are Fairy, Fighting, and Bug. The best counters are arguably Fighting-types, but Fairy and Fighting-types are good backups.

As for its resistances, Mega Absol will have no problem taking down Ghost and Psychic-type Pokemon, so avoid taking these into battle wherever possible. You can find some of the best counters in the table above.

Mega Absol moveset in Pokemon Go

Mega Absol has two potential Fast Moves and four potential Charged Moves, ranging from Dark to Psychic, Bug, and Electric. You can see all of Mega Absol’s moves below:


  • Snarl (Dark)
  • Psycho Cut (Psychic)
  • Dark Pulse (Dark)
  • Payback (Dark)
  • Megahorn (Bug)
  • Thunder (Electric)

Most of Mega Absol’s best counters are Fighting-types, but they do have a weakness to Psychic-type attacks. Considering one of Absol’s Fast Moves is Psycho Cut, you might want to opt for Fairies instead.

Mega Absol in the Pokemon anime
The Pokemon Company
Trainers will no doubt be excited to get Mega Absol for their own team.

How to get Mega Absol in Pokemon Go

You can’t catch Mega Evolved Pokemon, so the only way to get Mega Absol in Pokemon Go is to collect 200 Mega Absol Energy and evolve it. You’ll need 50 Mega Absol Energy for every evolution after this.

The main way to get Mega Absol Energy is to defeat Mega Absol in Raid Battles, after which you’ll be rewarded with at least 50 Mega Energy. You can earn more Mega Energy by completing these Mega Raids faster.


Mega Energy is sometimes offered as a reward for completing research tasks, which may happen during the Halloween Mischief event, so keep an eye out! Finally, you can earn Mega Energy by walking with your Buddy.

Mega Absol will be appearing in Pokemon Go’s Mega Raids from Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10am until Friday, November 5, 2021, at 10am local time, so you’ve got two weeks to defeat this powerful Pokemon.

Now you know how to defeat Mega Absol, check out the rest of our Pokemon Go guides below:

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