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Where to Catch Absol in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl


Absol is one of the most sought-after Dark types to have in the Pokemon games. Its impressive stats combined with its high damage-dealing moveset make it a great addition to any lineup in Pokemon. 

If you’re reliving the Sinnoh experience with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, and want to get yourself an Absol, then we have you covered. 

However, it’s important to note that Absol is one of the rarer Pokemon in Pokemon BDSP, unlike some other strong Pokemon, and it can take you quite a while to get your hands on one. There are also a number of prerequisites to catching an absolute in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. 

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Firstly, you have to complete the game and get yourself the National Dex. Once you have the National Dex, you can start hunting for an Absol right away. 

Where to Catch Absol in Pokemon BDSP

Absol can be found in the Grand Underground at the following locations:

  • Big Bluff Cavern
  • Stargleam Cavern
  • Spacious Cave
  • Grassland Cave
  • Dazzling Cave

You can also find an Absol in a Swarm on Route 213. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Make sure you have the National Dex unlocked
  • Go to Sandgem and speak with Dawn or Lucas, who will then ask you to visit their house and speak with their little sister
  • Speak with the sister to learn about Swarms and check which Pokemon is in the first Swarm
  • Wait until Absol appears in a Swarm and go to the above-mentioned route
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