I also became a proper fan around 2010, playing Pearl and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon. :) Have you ever played one of those games?
And I have to agree about Absol—such a cool choice, with an awesome Mega to top it all off! Gen 3 brought great things to the franchise! Previous Generations is the perfect place to talk about it with other fans. ^__^
Speaking of which, what are your thoughts on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire?
Aided by the soft pads on its feet, it silently raids the food stores of other Pokémon. It survives off its ill-gotten gains.★★
Hi there Nimi! Welcome to PC! Absol is a wonderful favorite Pokemon and honestly seems like a pretty top contender for favorite across the entire forum! Have you played any generations after RSE? Are you excited for SWSH? :)