Pokémon Go Raid Guide: Mega Absol Best Counter and Weaknesses

Absol-utely the best counters.

Mega Absol will show up in Mega Raids starting Oct. 22, 2021. In this guide, we cover the best counters and the weaknesses you should take advantage of to defeat the Disaster Pokémon!

Raid Guide

There is some basic information you need to know about Absol, which we have listed it below.


  • Type: Dark
  • Weak Against: Bug, Fairy, Fighting
  • Strong Against: Psychic, Dark, Ghost
  • Notes
    • Fighting Pokémon are usually your best bet against Dark Pokémon. Fairy Pokémon are resistant to them and strong against them as well, but Fighting Pokémon attack moves are commonly regarded as some of the strongest in the game.


Because Mega Pokémon are rarely used, we opted not to include them in the list of the best counters.

Related: Pokémon Go Raid Hour Schedule for October 2021

PokémonQuick AttackCharge Attack

CounterAura Sphere

CounterDynamic Punch

CounterFocus Blast

CharmDazzling Gleam

CounterDynamic Punch

Although Bug Pokémon are also strong against Dark Pokémon, they are not resistant to them. For this reason, it's best to use a Fighting or Fairy Pokémon.

That's everything you need to know about the upcoming Raid Boss!

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  1. I meant itll have psychic dark and possibly a fairy type move (playrough) so i would not advise fighting but definitely mega beedrill as bugs will melt absol

    1. Hello! Thanks for the comment. I’ve looked at three different Pokémon Go databases and they all seem to say that Absol is exclusively Dark and doesn’t mention Fairy. I’ll have to check it out in-game to see what the final verdict is. Also, we tend to lean against listing Mega versions of Pokémon because it is much rarer for players to have them. Although, maybe going forward, I’ll start including them in their own section!

  2. Mega absol is dark/fairy. While fighting is good for dark it is not for fairy types. Also absol can have a psychic quick attack. Mega beedrill will shine for mega absol because dark/fairy is weak to bug/poison/steel/fairy