I don't know exactly but I get the feeling Absol SW could make a comeback as a very effective opener next season. For one thing, resistance to AMU is useful. With Bebe's as the only search supporter reducing their hand, unless they leave themselves with no trainers, you can really reduce their hand. Call energy and the new TMs may see high play. What is most interesting with these cards is they are very much one half of a jigsaw. No advantage to evolving, if you don't have the basics, no advantage to calling basics if your hand is too wrecked to develop them. Generally, reducing their hand seems like a really effective way to stop this. The only real counter is Claydol. Perhaps an AMU deck could use Absol as a starter with Mesprit to stop the Claydol?