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Absol's location in many games support its description of appearing where disasters occur:
~In Diamond and Pearl Absol appears near Lake Valor, which was drained by Team Galactic.
~ In Platinum Absol appears on Mt. Coronet in places that one can first access when heading to the Spear Pillar, before Giratina is released by Team Galactic.
~In Black and White, Absol can be found at the Giant Chasm, a place where disasters are said to befall Trainers, and Route 13, 13 being known as an unlucky number. Indeed, two years later, the Giant Chasm is where Team Plasma makes its stand.
~In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Absol can be found in the Altru Building and Altru Tower, from which Team Dim Sun plans to take control of all Pokémon in the region.