Absol

Pressure
Enemy attacks lose 1 extra PP. Increases wild encounter rate.
Type Tier
Dark UU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
65
- 140 172 -
Atk
130
135 150 182 200
Def
60
72 80 112 123
SpA
75
85 95 127 139
SpD
60
72 80 112 123
Spe
75
85 95 127 139

Overview

Absol has a good movepool and great Attack. Too bad its poor defenses and Speed stop it from being better, or it could be a complete monster. Baton Pass is still fun to toy with.

Name Item Nature

Swords Dance + Baton Pass

Leftovers / Salac Berry Adamant
Moveset EVs
~ Swords Dance
~ Shadow Ball / Substitute
~ Hidden Power Fighting / Taunt
~ Baton Pass
252 HP / 32 Atk / 224 Spe

This is a Baton Passing Absol. Absol makes a great Baton Passer with Taunt and can hit stuff hard with Shadow Ball. However, you may not find Taunt to be particularly useful in UU, as very few things run Roar there, and so for this reason, you may prefer Hidden Power Fighting. It combos nicely with Shadow Ball to hit everything at least neutrally. Substitute, however, is still useful to stop status effect moves and is a lot easier on prediction than Taunt. It also blocks Explosion and goes well with Baton Pass.

EVs

You'll want to focus on Defense and HP on Baton Passing Absol. For the sweeper sets, however, you'll want Attack, and lots of it. Running 264 Speed for Salac variants helps.

Checks and Counters

Your best bet is probably Gligar, unless Absol is using a novelty Ice Beam set. What hinders Absol is that its Speed is so low that even if it could pull something off, Nidoking or Fearow could just switch in and beat it down. Pokémon like Kangaskhan can easily take a hit from the special set and 2HKO it.