Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy


The Ghost type is one of the eighteen types. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Ghost-type moves were physical, but they may now also be special depending on the attack.


Type effectiveness

Offensive Ghost Big.png Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Ghost Big.png
Psychic Big.png
½× Bug Big.png
Poison Big.png
½× Dark Big.png
Ghost Big.png
Dark Big.png
Normal Big.png
Normal Big.png
Fighting Big.png


Characteristics

Defense

Ghost is the only type with more than one immunity. However, these immunities can be removed by Foresight, Odor Sleuth, or Scrappy. As of Generation VI, Ghost-type Pokémon are immune to being trapped by all trapping moves and Abilities, including the binding effect of moves such as Infestation. Ghost types are also guaranteed to run from wild battles regardless of Speed. Most Ghost-type Pokémon can learn Will-O-Wisp and other status condition-inducing moves.

Ghost types are also unique in the fact that they have a type-specific attack: Curse, which works differently for Ghost-type Pokémon than it does for other Pokémon. The move Trick-or-Treat adds the Ghost type to the target's types.

Offense

Since Steel-type Pokémon no longer resist Ghost-type attacks in Generation VI, Ghost is tied with Dragon for the least resisted type, being resisted by Dark and ineffective against Normal. Consequently, no Pokémon currently resists a combination of Fighting and Ghost-type attacks, as the only type combination capable of this (Normal/Ghost) has never materialized (except when Trick-or-Treat is considered).

Pokemon

Disclamer: Rarity of an individual Pokemon can and does vary depending on the spawn location. In the table below the lowest rarity is presented. Please check individual routes for more information on the rarity of your desired Pokemon.

Disclamer 2: All Pokemon names and locations contain a hyperlink to their pages. Links have been colored black for design purposes. Please note that not all pages are of quality or even exist, work in progress.

Pure Ghost-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Rarity Found in
200 Pokemon Misdreavus.png Misdreavus 3 - Rare
353 Pokemon Shuppet.png Shuppet 4 - Very Rare
354 Pokemon Banette.png Banette 4 - Very Rare
355 Pokemon Duskull.png Duskull 5 - Extremely Rare
356 Pokemon Dusclops.png Dusclops 7 - Special Altering Cave (ER)
429 Pokemon Mismagius.png Mismagius 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Misdreavus
477 Pokemon Dusknoir.png Dusknoir 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Dusclops
562 Pokemon Yamask.png Yamask 7 - Special Halloween event (R)
563 Pokemon Cofagrigus.png Cofagrigus 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Yamask

Part Ghost-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Type Rarity Found in
092 Pokemon Gastly.png Gastly
Ghost
Poison
1 - Common
093 Pokemon Haunter.png Haunter
Ghost
Poison
1 - Common
094 Pokemon Gengar.png Gengar
Ghost
Poison
1 - Common
425 Pokemon Drifloon.png Drifloon
Ghost
Flying
3 - Rare
426 Pokemon Drifblim.png Drifblim
Ghost
Flying
2 - Uncommon
442 Pokemon Spiritomb.png Spiritomb
Ghost
Dark
5 - Extremely Rare
487 Pokemon Giratina.png Giratina
Ghost
Dragon
9 - Not Available -
607 Pokemon Litwick.png Litwick
Ghost
Fire
5 - Extremely Rare
608 Pokemon Lampent.png Lampent
Ghost
Fire
5 - Extremely Rare
609 Pokemon Lampent.png Lampent
Ghost
Fire
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Chandelure
708 Pokemon Phantump.png Phantump
Ghost
Grass
7 - Special Halloween event (R)
709 Pokemon Trevenant.png Trevenant
Ghost
Grass
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Phantump
710 Pokemon Pumpkaboo.png Pumpkaboo
Ghost
Grass
7 - Special Halloween event (R)
711 Pokemon Gourgeist.png Gourgeist
Ghost
Grass
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Pumpkaboo
292 Pokemon Shedinja.png Shedinja
Bug
Ghost
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Ninjask
302 Pokemon Sableye.png Sableye
Dark
Ghost
7 - Special Casino
478 Pokemon Froslass.png Froslass
Ice
Ghost
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Snorunt
479 Pokemon Rotom.png Rotom
Electric
Ghost
4 - Very Rare
592 Pokemon Frillish.png Frillish
Water
Ghost
4 - Very Rare
593 Pokemon Jellicent.png Jellicent
Water
Ghost
4 - Very Rare
622 Pokemon Golett.png Golett
Ground
Ghost
5 - Extremely Rare
623 Pokemon Golurk.png Golurk
Ground
Ghost
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Golett
679 Pokemon Honedge.png Honedge
Steel
Ghost
7 - Special PvP Prize Shop
680 Pokemon Doublade.png Doublade
Steel
Ghost
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Honedge
681 Pokemon Aegislash.png Aegislash
Steel
Ghost
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Doublade
720 Pokemon Hoopa.png Hoopa
Psychic
Ghost
7 - Special Battle Tower Prizes
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