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The Ghost type  ( Japanese : ゴーストタイプ,  Hepburn :  Gosuto taipu ) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types .

The Ghost type is notable for having few Pokémon (many of whom have low HP) and moves. In battles, the Ghost-type is useful because it's the only type that has two immunities: Normal and Fighting , both of which are common move types. From Generation VI onwards, Ghost-types are also immune to moves and abilities that prevent escaping, like Block and Shadow Tag .

Pokémon of this type are usually connected to fear, the dark and the afterlife. They usually live in abandoned houses, cemeteries, funeral places and uninhabited dark places such as caves. Also, Ghost-type Pokémon tend to be extremely naughty, pranking humans just to see their faces and reactions. Curiously, the more scared a human is, the more power the Ghost Pokémon will have to prank with it. At worst, some Ghost-type Pokémon may have relatively murderous behaviors, such as Jellicent preying on ships and their crews or the Litwick evolutionary family draining the life energy from people that are lost.

Famous Ghost-type Pokémon Trainers include Agatha , third member of the Kanto Elite Four ; Morty , the fourth Gym Leader of Johto ; Phoebe , second member of the Hoenn Elite Four ; Fantina , the fifth Gym Leader in the Sinnoh region; Shauntal , a member of the Unova Elite Four ; Acerola , a Trial Captain of Ula'ula Island , Alola as well as its third Elite Four member; and Allister , the fourth Gym Leader of Galar in Pokémon Shield .

  • 1 Ghost-type moves
  • 2.1 List of Ghost-type moves
  • 2.2 Effectiveness of Ghost-type moves
  • 2.3 Weaknesses and resistances of the Ghost type
  • 3.1 Ghost-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders
  • 3.2 Ghost-type-Pokémon Trial Captains
  • 3.3 Ghost-type-Pokémon Elite Four members
  • 3.4 Ghost-type records
  • 4.1 Pure Ghost-type Pokémon
  • 4.2 Primary Ghost-type Pokémon
  • 4.3 Secondary Ghost-type Pokémon
  • 4.4 Pokémon with Ghost-type alternate formes
  • 5 Relations with other types

Ghost-type moves [ ]

  • In Generation I , 3 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation II , 5 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation III , 3 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation IV , 4 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation V , 1 move was introduced.
  • In Generation VI , 2 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation VII , 4 moves were introduced.

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Items associated with the Ghost-type [ ]

  • The Ghost Gem , which boosts the power of Ghost-type moves once by 30%.
  • The Spell Tag , which boosts the power of Ghost-type moves once by 20%.
  • The Kasib Berry , a berry lessens the damage taken by a super effective Ghost-type move.
  • The Dusk Stone , an Evolution Stone that is used to evolve Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • The Spooky Plate , a stone tablet that boosts the power of Ghost-type moves by 20% and changes Arceus and Judgment to become Ghost-type.
  • The Ghost Memory , which acts like a counterpart to the Spooky Plate and changes Silvally and Multi-Attack to become Ghost-type.
  • The Ghostium-Z , a Z-Crystal that converts Ghost-type moves to Ghost-type Z-Moves .
  • The Decidium-Z , a Z-Crystal that converts Decidueye 's Spirit Shackle to Ghost-type Z-Moves .

List of Ghost-type moves [ ]

Effectiveness of ghost-type moves [ ], weaknesses and resistances of the ghost type [ ].

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistance of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

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Ghost-type-pokémon gym leaders [ ], ghost-type-pokémon trial captains [ ], ghost-type-pokémon elite four members [ ], ghost-type records [ ].

  • Giratina (Origin Form) is the tallest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Sinistea is the smallest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Giratina (Altered Form) is the heaviest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Gastly and Haunter are the lightest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Gastly evolves at the lowest level (25)
  • Drakloak evolves at the highest level (60)
  • Drifblim & Giratina tie for the most HP of all Ghost-types (150)
  • Mega Banette has the most Attack of all Ghost-types (165)
  • Pecharunt has the most Defense of all Ghost-types (160). But when Doublade is holding an Eviolite , Doublade has the highest Defense of all Ghost types (225).
  • Aegislash (Shield Form) has the most Sp. Def of all Ghost-types (140). However, when Dusclops has an Eviolite, Dusclops has the highest Special Defense of all Ghost types (195).
  • Mega Gengar has the most Sp. Atk of all Ghost-types (170)
  • Both Chandelure and Cursola have the highest Special Attack of all non-Mega Evolved, non-Legendary, and non-Ultra Beast Ghost types (145)
  • Shadow Rider Calyrex has the most Speed of all Ghost-types (150)
  • Dragapult has the highest Speed of all non-Legendary Ghost-types (142)
  • Giratina , Lunala , Dawn Wings Necrozma and Shadow Rider Calyrex have the highest base stat totals of all Ghost-types (680)

Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

72 Pokémon are Ghost-type.

Pure Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

#200: Misdreavus

Primary Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

#092: Gastly

Secondary Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

#105: Alolan Marowak

Pokémon with Ghost-type alternate formes [ ]

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Ghost-type.

#094: Mega Gengar

Relations with other types [ ]

  • They're strong against the Psychic -type because some people are afraid of ghosts, and fears affect the mind. Communing with ghosts is also said to be a much different process than simply reading minds through physical or empirical means.
  • They're weak against themselves because ghosts can only touch each other, and there's a belief that the strongest spirit wins, with spirit referring to the desire to win something.
  • They're weak against the Dark -type because dark represents terror and evil, and it is said that evil spirits (like Spiritomb ) are punished. According to some belief systems, ghosts who lead evil lives and refuse to go to the afterlife are said to transform into demons, and demons in some mythologies are feared and also rumored to eat lost souls.
  • They're immune to the Fighting and Normal -types because spirits are incorporeal beings and thus can't be hit normally. This is also the reason why the Normal -type is immune to them, because a mortal and a ghost can't hurt each other. Interestingly, the Fighting -type is not immune to them.
  • They resist the Poison -type because you can't poison someone who's already dead, and since spirits don't have a physical form, toxins can't pass through.
  • They resist the Bug -type because members of that type cannot easily transcend the spiritual barrier members of this type hide behind in order to attack them. Also because parasites can't infect someone who's already dead.
  • The only Ghost-type Pokémon of Generation I were Gastly and its evolutions.
  • Before Generation II, Psychic -type Pokémon were immune to Ghost-type moves, although it's largely believed this was due to a programming error, since Nintendo-published guides claimed they were weak to them. This created a balance issue that was rectified in later generations.
  • The first pure Ghost-type Pokémon was Misdreavus , which was introduced in Generation II.
  • No Gym Leader or Elite Four member who specializes in Ghost-type Pokémon was introduced in Generation VI.
  • Similarly to the Dark type, the Ghost type is usually not straightforward when representing a Pokémon. Sometimes, Ghost Pokémon like Yamask and Gengar are this type because they are actual dead humans. This could also be seen as a term of murderous instincts like Jellicent which sinks ships and Froslass which freezes and keeps humans. It could also come from the fact that normal items could be possessed by a ghost like Banette or Aegislash (Banette being a possessed doll and Aegislash being a possessed sword). This could also relate to the mischievous actions of ghosts like Misdreavus and Rotom . This could also be because they have supernatural powers like Hoopa or Giratina (Hoopa can create portals and Giratina can use the powers of gas-type-matter).
  • As shown from certain Pokémon like Mimikins , it is shown that certain Ghost types can in fact die despite being considered a "ghost".
  • The Ghost type has the same type advantages as the Dark -type ( Psychic and Ghost ).
  • The Ghost type alone is the only type with two immunities.
  • Morty and Allister are the only male Ghost -type trainers so far.
  • The Ghost type is tied with the Ice type and the Ground type for the least Gigantamax forms, each having 1.
  • The Ghost type is the last type Ash Ketchum caught in the anime, where he caught a Gengar in A Chilling Curse! .
  • The Ghost type has the most accurate moves of any type, as the only Ghost-type move capable of missing is Poltergeist .
  • The Rock type is the only type that hasn't been paired with the Ghost type thus far.
  • Some Ghost types are based on Yōkai from Japanese mythology; Froslass being based on the Yuki-Onna and Phantump being based on the Kodama.
  • ^ Before Generation V , Curse was a ??? -type move.
  • ^ In Generation I , Bug-type moves did normal damage on Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • ^ In Generation I , Bug-type moves were super effective on Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon.
  • ^ Only in its Sensu Style.
  • ^ Due to the ability Multitype , equipped with the Spooky Plate .
  • ^ Due to the ability RKS System , equipped with the Ghost Memory .
  • ^ In its Dawn Wings Forme when fused with Lunala.
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20 Strongest Ghost Pokemon, Ranked

Ghost-type Pokémon can be tough to handle. These are the strongest you can get.

Ghost-type Pokemon are interesting. Way back in the days of the first generation, there were only three Ghosts in the entire game—Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar—and all three were also part Poison. In addition, their moves were only super effective against other Ghost Pokemon, making them questionably useful at best.

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But as later games came out, Ghost became the primary type used for taking down the notoriously powerful Psychic-type (back before the days of Dark-type Pokemon). Ghost Pokemon make up some of the most powerful monsters in the entire game, and we're counting down the strongest of them.

Updated April 22, 2023, by Casey Foot: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet introduced us to various new Ghost-type Pokemon that certainly impress on the battlefield. Because of this, it’s only right to add them to the growing roster of strong Ghost-type Pokemon. Their spooky appearances and prowess when it comes to battling makes them viable Pokemon to have on your team and great partners too.

20 Ceruledge

This dual-wielding, ghostly Pokemon is the Violet counterpart to Armarouge and excels in Physical Attack . Its unsurprising that its Attack is its highest stat, considering it's got sharp blades for arms.

While most Ceruledge will have the Flash Fire Ability, its Weak Armor Hidden Ability is worth seeking out. If Ceruledge is hit by a Physical Attack, its Speed will increase by two stages at the cost of its Defense.

This means it can swiftly use its high Physical Attack to attack foes before their next turn. It also has a great signature move in Bitter Blade, which deals strong damage while restoring Ceruledge’s HP.

19 Flutter Mane

Flutter Mane is the Paradox version of Misdreavus, taking on the Fairy type alongside Ghost. While this Pokemon’s HP, Physical Attack, and Defense are abysmally low, its Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed are all exceptionally high, sitting at 135 each.

Thanks to its high Speed stat, Flutter Mane can get the jump on other Pokemon and take them down with Special moves like Shadow Ball and Phantom Force. Its Ability, Photosynthesis, takes its Special Attack even higher in harsh sunlight, making it truly a Pokemon to be reckoned with.

18 Skeledirge

Starter Pokemon usually have respectable stats all around, and Skeledirge is no different. It has a sizeable Special Attack stat of 110 that can make use of the Ghost-type move Shadow Ball, and a solid Defense of 100 and HP of 104, meaning it can take a few hits without feeling the pressure.

Related: Pokemon: Every Fire-Type Starter, Ranked

Where it’s let down, however, is its Speed stat, which sits at a low 66. It won’t be landing the first hit any time soon, but when it does, you can be sure the other Pokemon will know about it.

17 Marshadow

Marshadow isn't only a competitive Ghost-type Pokemon, but it also happens to be tough in terms of collectors trying to get their hands on the Gloomdweller Pokemon. When looking at its base stats the things that stand out are its Physical Attack and Speed as those come in at elite levels, which isn't surprising for a legendary Pokemon of its acclaim.

Even if it happens to know some weaker moves, its Ability called Technician powers them up, helping it round out its move set and making everything it knows viable to some extent.

16 Alolan Marowak

Alolan Marowak took an already appreciated Kanto Pokemon design and took it to the next level, getting inspired by the islands and culture it calls home, wielding a spectral flamed bone that it uses as its primary weapon. The Bone Keeper Pokemon isn't just tough-looking but backs that up with solid defensive base stats.

Just don't look for it to win any races or strike first as its Speed is a bit of a weakness. If it has the Ability Lightning Rod, Alolan Marowak makes for an ace-in-the-hole against Electric-type moves, an ability that allows it to absorb that electricity to power up its Special Attack stat.

15 Spectrier

The Swift Horse Pokemon known as Spectrier was introduced in Pokemon Sword & Shield 's Crown Tundra DLC expansion. Both its Speed and Special Attack are incredibly high, with its health also being a top-tier base stat.

Related: Every Horse Pokemon, Ranked

It builds its power as it engages in battle with an Ability called Grim Neigh that boosts Spectrier's Special Attack each time it knocks out another Pokemon in battle. This means that it only grows stronger as the fight rages on and can quickly sweep through an opponent's roster if they're not careful.

14 Decidueye

Starter Pokemon generally just have solid stats across the board as they're meant to stick with you through the entirety of your journey through their particular region. Decidueye's Hisuian variant form may not be Ghost-type, but the native species hailing from the Alolan Islands is a ghostly archer.

The Arrow Quill Pokemon has solid base stats from top to bottom and its dual-typing of Grass and Ghost provides it access to several nifty moves. Long Reach is a Hidden Ability - likely attached to it thanks to its Ghost-typing - that makes it so Decidueye's moves don't make physical contact with its target, regardless of if it's a physical move or not.

13 Shedinja

Shedinja gets an honorable mention because of its very unique defense, an Ability no other Pokemon has called Wonder Guard. This Ability prevents any move that isn't Super Effective from hitting Shedinja at all.

Its typing is Bug/Ghost, so there are a fair amount of moves that can still hit it, including Rock, Dark, and Fire - but everything else passes right through this little insect.

However, it only has one single hit point, so any move that hits is a sure KO. You also get this Pokemon using a strange method, as the result of the only evolution that turns one Pokemon into two.

When Nincada evolves into Ninjask, if you have a free party slot and a spare Poke Ball, you get a Shedinja - Nincada's empty, cast-off shell.

12 Spiritomb

What happens when you trap 108 restless spirits inside of a rock with a scary face on it? You get Spiritomb, of course!

This Pokemon is Ghost/Dark-type, which makes it completely immune to Fighting, Psychic, and Normal moves.

Related: Pokemon With The Fewest Type Weaknesses

It also has great defensive stats and pretty good Attack, with a lot of moves that make Spiritomb a good support team member. However, it doesn't have a lot of HP to back up its Defense and no useful way to recover health, which limits its overall usefulness.

11 Dusknoir

One look at Dusknoir will probably invoke the thought of, "Yeah, this chunky ghost can probably take a hit or two," which is very accurate. Its attacking stats are quite lackluster when compared to other Ghost-types, so it'll mainly want to prioritize defensive gameplay with some 'tricky' strategies.

Dusknoir is a great user of Trick Room due to its abysmal Speed stat that would be pretty useless otherwise, and it can give some Pokemon Trainers a pretty big run for their money if they aren't prepared for it.

Unfortunately, Dusknoir's best Ability is Frisk, and you always hate to see that happen.

This imposing goliath of a Pokemon might not seem like the best choice at first.

It's part Ground-type, which makes it weak to common types like Water and Grass, and its Defense stats are nothing to write home about. Maybe it's a little fragile; it even has a bandage sticking together and a crack in its chest!

But what really makes Golurk stand out is its incredible Physical Attack stat. Plus, it has an Ability that boosts all of its punch-based attacks.

With an absolutely devastating Shadow Punch and immunity to Fighting and Electric moves, Golurk's a good addition to any team.

This might just be some sentient algae possessing some bits off a shipwreck, but that doesn't mean it can't be formidable in the right hands. Dhelmise has good Defense and access to the self-healing move Synthesis, making it easy to keep it in play for a long time.

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It also has access to Rapid Spin, a move that rids the field of all environmental hazards like Stealth Rock, which is all over the competitive play. Add to that a truly incredible Attack stat, and Dhelmise is ready to go head-to-head (does this thing have a head?) with even the sturdiest Pokemon.

First of all, let's just start with this: Mega Sabeleye is banned in most competitive play tiers. That on its own should give you an idea of how strong it is.

Regular old Sabeleye isn't bad, especially with its Dark/Ghost-typing whose only weakness is Fairy. But it is still a single-stage Pokemon, and those are rarely stand-outs with regard to strength.

Mega-evolving gives it massive Defense and Special Defense, probably because of the gigantic gem it's hiding behind. That, in addition to its ability Magic Bounce, which rebounds status moves and environmental hazards onto the user, makes it almost entirely overpowered.

Everyone's favorite little creepy Pikachu stalker doesn't look like a very powerful Pokemon. It's made itself a little costume to appear as sweet and likable as possible, and it might lead you to think there isn't a lot going on under its disguise.

But Mimikyu is actually shockingly useful and its disguise works to its benefit. In fact, its Ability is called Disguise and allows Mimikyu to take one free hit where the stuffed Pikachu head absorbs all damage.

It also has the unique Ghost/Fairy-typing, which lets it use powerful STAB (same type attack bonus) moves on every other type of Pokemon for at least neutral damage. Of course, once Mimikyu's disguise is broken, it doesn't have a lot of HP to its name, so it'd be wise to take your foe out quickly before it can whip up something deadly.

6 Cofagrigus

Cofagrigus has an absolutely massive Physical Defense stat, and its Special Defense is nothing to scoff at either. Actually, that makes sense considering it's hiding most of its substance inside a sarcophagus.

It's a pure Ghost-type too, meaning it's only weak to Dark-types and other Ghost Pokemon while being completely immune to Normal and Fighting.

What really gives Cofagrigus an offensive edge is that it can use the moves Nasty Plot — which sharply boosts its Special Attack — and Trick Room — which affects the Speed stat of all Pokemon on the field. Fast Pokemon become slow, slow become fast, and Cofagrigus becomes terrifying.

5 Chandelure

This spectral chandelier is an offensive force to behold on the battlefield. It has a beastly Special Attack stat, which, when paired with its dual type of Ghost and Fire, gives it monstrously powerful STAB moves like Shadow Ball and Flamethrower.

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Its only real downside is that it has a less-than-ideal Speed, which means its usefulness as a sweeper are limited. Still, it's a very dangerous Pokemon to encounter on the field.

And its scary purple flames don't even burn your body, they burn your soul. Think about that for a minute.

4 Galarian Corsola

This addition to Sword & Shield is a rare example of a Pokemon actually being better than its evolution and for some very important reasons. This poor soul may not look like the prime example of a tank Pokemon, but Corsola can be an absolute nightmare to take down and seems to virtually live forever.

With the use of Eviolite to take advantage of its base form and boost defenses, and the amazing move that is Strength Sap, physically attacking Pokemon are going to have an extremely rough time against it.

Strength Sap has the unique property of healing the user an amount equal to the target's Attack stat, as well as lowering the enemy's Attack by one stage. This can completely shut down most Physical Attackers, and it isn't made any easier for them with the Ghost-type being immune to common Physical typings like Normal and Fighting.

3 Mega Gengar

Here he is, the original Scary Boy. Gengar was already a powerful Pokemon long before Mega Evolutions came around, and they went and made it into a force of nature.

Gengar is something you would be afraid to check under your bed for as the ultimate Ghost Pokemon, with a Speed of 130 and a Special Attack of 170. On top of that, it's Ghost/Poison-type, so it's immune to Normal and Fighting and can go up against passive enemies that rely on moves like Toxic or Toxic Spikes.

And it's also the only Ghost Pokemon to have the Ability Shadow Tag, which prevents opposing Pokemon from switching out of battle. Mega Gengar isn't trapped in here with you, you're trapped in here with it.

2 Dragapult

All it wants to do is use its children as high-powered torpedoes of mass destruction, and who's going to stop it from having so much fun?

In Sword & Shield, Dragapult serves the role of a wildly fast glass cannon that can sweep half a team when utilized correctly. Its Speed stat, being a base 142, is one of the highest Speeds around, and Dragapult makes great use of it with an equally threatening Attack stat.

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It has access to a wide array of move options, like most Dragon-types do, which allows it to fill any gaps within your team quite well. Moves like Psychic Fangs, Dragon Darts, and Sucker Punch are all great options to quickly take down opponents, which is what Dragapult does best.

1 Aegislash

Being Steel/Ghost-type grants Aegislash an impressive amount of resistances and immunities right off the bat, but that's not what makes it so formidable. No, that would be its unique Ability Stance Change, which lets it swap between its Blade Forme and Shield Forme.

In Blade, it sacrifices Defense for 150 in both Attack and Special Attack, while in Shield it does the exact opposite. And since it's an Ability and not a move, it does this stance change automatically whenever it uses an offensive move, or its signature move, King's Shield.

This makes Aegislash an extremely powerful and dangerous attacker that's also incredibly hard to take down. If a rival Pokemon even tries to attack it after it's used King's Shield, that Pokemon has its Attack drastically lowered.

How dare it even think about laying a claw on Aegislash.

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Ghost (type)

The Ghost type is one of the seventeen types found in PokeMMO .

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Many Ghost-type moves are status moves , such as Confuse Ray , Curse , and Destiny Bond . There is also a hard-hitting special Ghost-type move , Shadow Ball , and a few weaker physical Ghost-type moves .

Ghost-type moves are super effective against Ghost and Psychic-type Pokémon . Ghost-type moves are not very effective against Steel and Dark-type Pokémon . Ghost-type moves cannot directly damage Normal-type Pokémon .

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Pokémon with the Ghost type gain a 50% same-type attack bonus ( STAB ) with most damaging Ghost-type moves , immunity to trapping effects, and the ability to escape from wild battles without fail. Ghost and Dark-type moves are super effective against Ghost-type Pokémon . Poison and Bug-type moves are not very effective against Ghost-type Pokémon . Normal and Fighting-type moves cannot directly damage Ghost-type Pokémon .

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Ghost Pokémon are arguably some of the most popular creatures from Nintendo’s illustrious series, introducing a variety of beloved ‘mons in every single generation to date. While Ghost-types have traditionally been a bit hit-or-miss, when they hit, they hit hard – it’s almost as if they’re not immaterial spectres capable of floating through walls and drinking your brain juice. 

As with every type in Pokémon , some Ghost-types are a whole lot better than others. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of the best Ghost Pokémon ever designed, which includes ‘mons from six of Pokémon’s eight generations – sorry Gen 2, you’ve got the best Pokémon games for sure, but your ghosts just aren’t that Gastly. 

Similarly to our other lists on the best Water Pokémon , best Fire Pokémon , best Psychic Pokémon , and best Dragon Pokémon , each evolutionary family included in this list can only be represented by one individual ‘mon from it. It’s no fun if it’s just ‘Gastly, Haunter, Gengar’, right?

Before we get started, let’s go through some honourable mentions:

  • Cofagrigus.

Now that’s out of the way, let’s move on to the main event – here are the top ten Ghost Pokémon of all time, ranked from worst to best.

10 Phantump

Goh's Phantump in the Pokémon anime

It might seem a bit odd to put Phantump here when ‘mons like Sableye and Aegislash missed the cut, but hear us out. Aside from Cofagrigus, Gen 5 had a pretty terrible selection of Ghost Pokémon – a terrifying jellyfish with a Santa Claus beard? No thank you. X & Y introduced this beloved little phantom stump – nice bit of etymology for you there – and completely restored our faith in just how good Ghost Pokémon can be. Just look at its little eyes. Amazing.

Although some people might prefer Trevenant, the grown-up version of Phantump, we reckon it’s best to slap an Everstone on Gen 6’s little ghost tree so it never has to become scary and, if New Pokémon Snap is anything to go by, pretty damn aggressive. They grow up so fast – unless you use a magic rock to Peter Pan-ify them for all eternity. 

9 Spectrier

Spectrier in the Crown Tundra

Gen 8’s spectral horse wowed fans all over the world when Crown Tundra launched back in late 2020. While it’s technically stronger when combined with Calyrex, Sword & Shield’s weird egghead rabbit is a bit rubbish, actually, so we like to take the Reins of Unity, crumple them up into a ball, and throw them so far into the Frigid Sea that even Peony will never be able to get them back.

Spectrier is easily one of Pokémon’s most impressive designs in years, making excellent use of colour to convey its typing and boasting a quiet but powerful aura that allows it to instantly make an impression. It’s also got pretty great competitive viability thanks to the combination of Nasty Plot, Shadow Ball, and Grim Neigh, all of which are further compounded by its absurd Speed stat. If you see this lad galloping towards you, there’s no point even trying to move out of the way – if it wants to whack you with a rogue Dark Pulse, it will. 

Froslass in the Pokémon anime

Froslass is fascinating for a few different reasons. On one hand, introducing an alternate evolution for Snorunt was in and of itself pretty ambitious and inventive back in Gen 4. On top of that, Froslass’ appearance in New Pokémon Snap is the key to what is arguably the game’s single best map. It’s not exactly a Pokémon that springs to mind when you think of “the best Pokemon ever designed,” but when you give it a bit more consideration, you’ll be able to see its merits pretty clearly.

The only bad thing about Froslass is that it apparently hunts lone men wandering through Arctic mountains and uses them as trophies to decorate its lair. Pokémon is supposed to be for kids? Yeah, right.

7 Giratina Origin Forme

Giratina in its Origin Forme

Let’s get one thing straight: This is very emphatically supposed to refer to Giratina Origin Forme, as clearly stated above. Giratina Altered Forme is not only one of the worst Ghost Pokémon of all time – it’s one of the worst ‘mons in general. Why anyone would ever want a ghost slug with exoskeletal rib-teeth and wings that make you shudder to look at is beyond us.

When Giratina is in the Distortion World, however, and is able to assume its original and proper form, it’s pretty damn cool. It’s a slick, spectral dragon that looks perfectly capable of doing everything Giratina is supposed to do, which is to behave as a sort of interdimensional nuisance that causes a ruckus but usually ends up doing the right thing. It’s also got great stats and a typing that, while it has a lot of weaknesses, is just… cool. A dragon, except it’s also a ghost. Genius. 

6 Alolan Marowak

Alolan Marowak

We already included Alolan Marowak on our list of the best Fire Pokémon of all time, but it definitely deserves a place here, too. Marowak arguably should have been a ghost to begin with, what with all the spectral shenanigans that occured in Lavender Town’s Pokémon Tower back in Gen 1, so its transition to a Ghost/Fire hybrid typing in Alola feels especially earned.

While it doesn’t have the best stats around town, Alolan Marowak has access to a wide movepool, some decent abilities, and two immunities. Most of all though, it just looks really badass. What better way to fight than with a bone emanating some kind of weird ghost fire?

5 Marshadow

The Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow

Imagine a marshmallow, right. All of a sudden it comes to life, except it’s undead. What does it do next? The answer should be obvious: It trains as a boxer and becomes the best martial artist in the history of sentient confectionery. 

Gen 7’s Marshadow is a Fighting/Ghost dual-type Mythical Pokémon that would probably be a whole lot more popular if it wasn’t so difficult to obtain. At the time of writing, there is no way to get this Pokémon outside of trading with somebody who already has it. Still, it’s an impeccably well-designed ‘mon with a great offensive typing, monstrous Attack and Speed stats, and a cutesy little aesthetic that absolutely belies how ridiculously strong it is.

4 Dragapult

Dragapult in the Pokémon anime

Dragapult also made the cut on our list of the best Dragon Pokémon, where it fared slightly better by landing in third place. While Galar’s pseudo-Legendary dragon is definitely a great Pokémon across the board, it’s always felt as if it leans into its draconic origins a bit more than its ghostly ones. Sure, it can use Phantom Force, and yeah, the way it flies is… weird. At fourth place, it’s definitely a great Ghost ‘mon – it’s just a better dragon one.

Still, Ghost is part of its typing and Dragapult is objectively excellent, so it’s only fair it nabs itself a cushy spot on this list, too. No other Pokémon takes its young and fires them out of its ears like ghost torpedoes. Surely that has to count for something.

Goh's Shedinja in the Pokémon anime

While some people look at Shedinja and probably think, “Oh, a bug – cool,” there’s a lot more to this Pokémon than meets the eye. On top of having an incredible ability with Wonder Guard – which means it can only be damaged by moves that are super-effective against it – and flaunting a pretty cool angelic aesthetic, Shedinja is mostly intriguing because of the method by which it can be obtained. 

To get a Shedinja, you need to evolve a Nincada while having one extra slot in your party and at least one PokéBall in your inventory. As well as the Ninjask you get from ordinarily evolving Nincada, you’ll also have a Shedinja in the sixth slot of your team. What this implies is that after Nincada sheds its shell and evolves into Ninjask, the husk becomes sentient and takes on a new life of its own, hence the Ghost typing. To this day, it’s one of Pokémon’s best — and weirdest — design concepts.

Shiny Mimikyu in the Pokémon anime

It kind of pains us to put Mimikyu in second place because it feels as if this little guy is always coming close to winning, but never quite getting there. It’s mocked up a little costume to make it look like Pikachu, who everyone adores, just so it can get a bit of love and affection from a trainer – any trainer. It’s lively and cutesy and always in high spirits, and will be your best friend in the world if you’re willing to give it a chance. If you bust its disguise though… let’s just say there’s a rumour about a man who saw the real Mimikyu beneath the costume and died immediately. Again – Pokémon is dark!

Fortunately, Mimikyu has become a fan-favourite in the real world, and has made The Pokemon Company very rich by selling approximately seven trillion plushes in the last eight seconds. We all wish Pokémon were real sometimes, but one of the things that makes us feel most strongly about that desire is the fact that maybe if they were, Mimikyu could actually get the love and respect it deserves. Come on, Mimikyu – you’re half-Ghost, half-Fairy. Surely you can work some sort of magic to get yourself out of the screen and into our hearts.

Ash's Gengar

There was never any doubt, was there? The best Ghost Pokémon of all time is, obviously, the final evolution of the first one. Gengar is an instantly recognisable symbol of the series at this point, having been available in every single generation to date while also playing major roles in spin-offs like Mystery Dungeon , New Pokémon Snap , Pokémon Unite , and more. It’s one of those precious few ‘mons that is unanimously loved by Nintendo and fans alike. Why? Because it’s amazing, that’s why. 

Personally, we like Haunter a teensy tiny bit better than Gengar, although it’s important to put biases aside here and let the science do the talking. Gengar, marvelous mischief-maker and special sweeper extraordinaire, is unequivocally the best Ghost Pokémon of all time. There’s no point in arguing otherwise. No email here folks – just plain fax.

Just look at that smile – how could it not be number one? Exactly. 

Written by Cian Maher on behalf of GLHF .

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Are you wondering how to catch Pecharunt in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Mochi Mayhem Epilogue? This new mythical Pokemon is available after you have completed both the Teal Mask and Indigo Disk DLCs.

If you are looking to catch Pecharunt, you should also know how to get the Mythical Pecha Berry in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Epilogue. You might also want to know how to start the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Epilogue.

Pecharunt is a fairly strong poison and ghost-type Pokemon that makes for a great addition to your team. If you haven’t already, head from Paldea back to Kitakami so you can confront this Pokemon. Here is how to catch Pecharunt in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Epilogue.

How to catch Pecharunt in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Epilogue Mochi Mayhem

To catch Pecharunt, you must first defeat it in battle as part of the Scarlet and Violet Epilogue. This battle is treated like a raid battle with Pecharunt having a large health bar at the top of the screen. As part of the story of the epilogue, you will go to Loyalty Plaza where Nemona has been possessed. Once there, she will challenge you to a battle. After this battle, you will get the chance to fight Pecharunt. When the battle is over, you will get a guaranteed catch.

Let’s break down the battle against Pecharunt so you know how to defeat this powerful mythical Pokémon.

How to defeat Pecharunt in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC Epilogue

Pecharunt is a poison and ghost-type Pokemon. This means that it is weak to ground, psychic, and dark-type moves. Because of this, we used Chandelure and Delphox to defeat this Pokemon.

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Pecharunt will start the battle off with poison abilities, poisoning your Pokemon and confusing it at the same time. This is a common occurrence in the fight. You can get around this by having a poison-type Pokemon that knows psychic or dark-type moves.

We dealt with the confusion and used moves like Night Shade, Dark Pulse, and Psychic to defeat Pecharunt. Since the health bar is rather large, it will take quite a few turns to defeat this Pokemon. Its only moves that cause damage are Malignant Chain and Shadow Ball.

A screenshot of a Pecharunt character standing in a field.

Pecharunt has an annoying ability

Pecharunt has the Poison Puppeteer ability. This makes it so any Pokemon that gets poisoned by Pecharunt also gets confused. This can lead to your Pokemon hurting themselves a lot during the fight. You can counteract this by having a Pokemon that is immune to poisoning.

Pecharunt stats, level, and abilities

When you catch Pecharunt, it will be level 88 – the highest level Pokemon you can catch in the DLCs. This Pokemon has the following abilities:

  • Poison Puppeteer – Pokemon poisoned by Pecharunt’s moves will also become confused.

Pecharunt has the following stats:

This Pokemon is a member of the 600 club and has an insanely high defensive stat, making it a tank on the battlefield.

That is everything you need to know about Pecharunt, be sure to check out other legendary Pokemon like how to catch Rayquaza in Pokemon Indigo Disk. You might also want to know how to catch Glastrier in Pokemon Indigo Disk.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Epilogue Pecharunt – FAQ

What is pecharunt weak to in pokemon scarlet and violet epilogue dlc.

Pecharunt is weak to ground, psychic, dark, and ghost-type moves.

How do you catch Pecharunt in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Epilogue DLC?

You catch Pecharunt as part of the story after you defeat it in battle.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet still has some loose ends to tie up and you get a chance to do that in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue: Mochi Mayhem . The main highlights include more information about the Kitakami myths, hanging out with your Paldea friends in Kitakami, and a chance to capture the mischievous Mythical Pokemon Pecharunt . This guide is to help you through this end-endgame, with information on how to start the epilogue, a walkthrough for Mochi Mayhem, and how to find and capture Pecharunt Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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How to Start The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue

Mochi mayhem walkthrough, fighting and catching pecharunt.

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First of all, you have to complete the base game’s Treasure Hunt main story , The Teal Mask DLC main story, and The Indigo Disk DLC ’s main story. In addition to this, you’ll also reportedly need to compete in the Academy Ace Tournament at least once, which you can do following the base game’s main story. There may also be another requirement of speaking to Penny and triggering the events of getting Team Star back in school, but we haven’t been able to confirm that at this time.

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Once you’ve done this, you can connect your game to the internet. This can be done by going into the Poke Portal option and hitting the L button. From here, you need to navigate to Mystery Gift and pick Mystery Gift via Internet and choose the Mythical Pecha Berry . You’ll receive the key event item, which triggers the event.

If you’ve done everything above, you can head to Peachy’s stand over in Kitakami (right next to the Community Center) and interact with the stand. If you’ve done everything right, your character will take special notice of the ornament that’s usually at the stand, you’ll receive a phone call from Arven , and the epilogue will begin.

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Following Arven’s phone call, make your way back to your home in Paldea. Once you get there Arven will greet you, but so will Penny and Nemona. The gang’s all here! Head inside and watch as you and your friends have a great get-together.

In the midst of it, your mom hands you a letter from Kieran , inviting you and any number of friends you wish to come visit he and Carmine as they’re on break and in Kitakami. Your Paldea pals, predictably, invite themselves. Make any preparations you need before you set off, then meet all your friends at the south entrance of Mesagoza.

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Once you make your way to Kitakami and make sure all your friends are safe and welcome, head on back towards Kieran and Carmine’s place just behind the Community Center. Once there, Kieran will get to meet your Paldea crew, including Nemona who is, unsurprisingly ITCHING to battle another region’s Champion. Head back over to the Community Center and speak to Kieran to find out the result of their battle.

Once you do this, Carmine makes her presence known, but something clearly is off with her, as her eyes glow purple. An even bigger signifier that something is wrong occurs when she starts doing a…chicken dance? And muttering about mochi? Homegirl is not here right now and Kieran is clearly concerned and perplexed. Even so, you need to go to the Community Center so everyone can get a good sleep.

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Once here, your friends want to use the TV for something, but first you have to find the remote. Everyone gets a section of the main Community Center Room. Except Nemona sort of who appears to be blocking the exit and uncharacteristically saying nothing. You can find the remote to the far right in the decorative plant over here.

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Cool, you’ve got the remote, but now where’d Nemona go? You and Kieran head outside to go look, where Kieran spots some orchard workers. Approach them to ask if you’ve seen where Nimona has run off. Speak to them and you’ll soon discover that they too have purple eyes and a craving for mochi. More annoyingly, they attack!

Double Battle Against Pokemon Trainers Aya and Shige

Make sure you have some good Steel-, Ground-, and/or Psychic-type Pokemon on hand for this Epilogue because there are nasty Poison-types all over the place, starting here . You won’t be going into these Double Battles alone, as Kieran is here alongside you. Salazzle doesn’t like Rock-, Ground-, Psychic-, or Water-type attacks and Ariados is toast when it meets Fire-, Psychic-, or Flying-type moves. Victreebel has the exact weaknesses Ariados has in addition to Ice-type moves. Noctowl also isn’t friends with Ice-type attacks and also takes super effective damage from Rock- and Electric-type strikes as well.

Side note, but watch out for status moves in this battle. Salazzle can hit Toxic on even Steel-types, while Victreebel’s spore moves (like Stun Spore) can’t miss. Ariados will put down Sticky Web, making any Pokemon you switch into lose speed upon entering as well.

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Once you’re done with those weirdos, step over to the left and heal yourself before continuing towards Kitakami Hall, where Nemona seems to be headed. When you get there, you’re greeted by Kieran and Carmine’s grandparents. Grandpa seems okay, but Grandma has purple eyes and purple mochi that she insists Grandpa try. He does and becomes hypnotized as well, proving that the mochi is the conduit of the madness. Unfortunately, it also means you now have to duel your friends’ grandparents!

Double Battle Against Grandpa Yukito and Grandma Hideko

Arbok and Weezing can both go down to a well-placed Psychic-type attack and Arbok to a Ground-type one since Weezing has Levitate. Chandelure is weak to other Ghost-types, as well as Dark-, Water-, Rock-, and more Ground-type moves. Mamoswine is a hefty one, capable of taking down Fire- and Steel-types if you try to hit it with them. It may be safer to try and use a Water-type or a Fire-type move on a non-Fire-type Pokemon to take it down.

Following this, you get a phone call from Arven that alarms you, so rush back to town and to Peachy’s to see what’s up. Penny explains that they did in fact see something floating around and before Kieran can let them know anything about the monster mochi, Pecharunt reveals itself and shoots mochi at everyone. Arven and Penny wind up eating the cursed confections and now you’ll have to take them down next. They have no Poison-types, though, so you can take a moment to swap your party out if you need to.

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Double Battle Against Pokemon Trainers Arven and Penny

Umbreon and Mabostiff don’t like Fairy-, Fighting-, or Bug-type attacks, though Umbreon can tank a hit or two. Greedent also doesn’t like Fighting-types, and neither does Cloyster. You can hit the Bivalve Pokemon with a shot of Electric-type shocks as well. Sylveon will go down to Steel- or your own Poison-type attacks, while Leafeon is weak to bevy of things: Poison-, Fire-, Bug-, Ice-, and Flying-types.

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Once you get those two out of the way, Pecharunt tries to get away and Kieran gives chase. Stop again to heal up any Pokemon you need to and then head to Loyalty Plaza, where you’ll get the final showdown with the little wicked fruit. Upon getting here, you’ll get treated to the full extent of a G-Rated zombie apocalypse and the only way out is through a possessed Nemona.

Trainer Battle Against Pokemon Trainer Nemona

This is a straight up one-on-one affair like most other Nemona encounters. She’ll start with a swift Lycanroc that will put up Stealth Rock if you let it. Take it down with faster Fighting-, Water-, Ground-, or Steel-type Pokemon or attacks. Kommo-o and Goodra both hate Fairy- and other Dragon-types, Kommo-o especially taking 4x damage from Fairy-type moves.

Both Dusknoir and Goodra can take a few hits, but Dusknoir can be taken out with Dark- and other Ghost-type attacks. Pawmot can’t take too many Ground-, Psychic-, or Fairy-type attacks, but be careful if you have a Ground-type since it does have Ice Punch.

Her final Mon is the one that was weak to the starter you chose, but pay more attention to the secondary typings - it will Terastalize as soon as it gets into play and become its secondary typing. Dark hates Fighting-, Bug, and Fairy-types, while Ghost scurries against Dark- and other Ghost-types. Fighting doesn’t like Flying-, Psychic, or Fairy-types. They also can’t hit Ghosts with Fighting-type attacks.

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Once Nemona is weakened and out of the way, Pecharunt has no more tricks up its sleeve and will fight you one-on-one. It goes like every other Titan Pokemon or boss battle, so like Ogrepon and Terapagos . Pecharunt is Poison/Ghost and weak to Psychic-, Ghost-, Dark-, and Ground-type attacks. Careful with Psychics or Ghosts though. Steel-types are also great here since they resist all Poison-type attacks. You’ll want to avoid the poison status as much as you possibly can in this battle because Pecharunt’s special ability confuses you whenever it poisons you.

Hit it hard and hit it for super effective damage quickly; if you don’t, it’ll try to set up a Nasty Plot sweep on you in addition to having ever-present poison and confusion danger. Once its HP has been reduced to 0 and it gets forced out of its shell, Pecharunt is ripe for the taking and you can catch it with whatever ball you want. It takes up the final spot in the Blueberry Pokedex .

Congrats! You’ve completed the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue: Mochi Mayhem! Besides Pecharunt itself, your reward is being able to invite your Paldea buddies to the League Club over at Blueberry Academy.

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Mega Medicham Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

January 10, 2024

Mega Medicham Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

Appearing in Raids: January 10, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. to January 24, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. local time

M edicham is a Fighting- and Psychic-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region. According to Pokédex entries, Medicham harnesses its psychic powers through yoga. Learn which Pokémon will be most effective in Raid Battles against Mega Medicham, how to catch it after winning a Raid Battle, and how best to use the Meditate Pokémon after you’ve caught it.

Which Pokémon to Use in a Mega Medicham Raid in Pokémon GO

As a Fighting- and Psychic-type Pokémon, Medicham is vulnerable to Fairy-, Flying-, and Ghost-type attacks. When choosing six Pokémon for your Raid Battle lineup, it helps to choose Pokémon that have a Fast Attack and Charged Attack of one of these types if you want to deal as much damage as possible. It’s not necessary to choose only Fairy-, Flying-, or Ghost-type Pokémon, but a Pokémon that shares a type with these attacks will benefit from a same-type attack bonus, which will allow these attacks to deal an additional 20% damage.

If you have multiple Pokémon that know Fairy-, Flying-, or Ghost-type attacks, choose Pokémon with the highest CP and best overall stats. Remember that speed of victory affects how many Premier Balls you will receive at the conclusion of a successful Raid Battle, so bring your strongest Pokémon and defeat Mega Medicham as quickly as possible.

Suggested Fairy-type Pokémon

Gardevoir / Shadow Gardevoir / Mega Gardevoir (Psychic/Fairy)

Fast Attack: Charm (Fairy)

Charged Attack: Dazzling Gleam (Fairy), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Xerneas (Fairy)

Fast Attack: Geomancy (Fairy)

Charged Attack: Moonblast (Fairy)

Granbull / Shadow Granbull (Fairy)

Charged Attack: Play Rough (Fairy)

Togekiss (Fairy/Flying)

Fast Attack: Air Slash (Flying), Charm (Fairy)

Charged Attack: Aerial Ace (Flying), Dazzling Gleam (Fairy)

Suggested Flying-type Pokémon

Rayquaza / Mega Rayquaza (Dragon/Flying)

Fast Attack: Air Slash (Flying)

Charged Attack: Aerial Ace (Flying), Hurricane (Flying)*

Moltres / Shadow Moltres (Fire/Flying)

Fast Attack: Wing Attack (Flying)

Charged Attack: Sky Attack (Flying)

Yveltal (Dark/Flying)

Fast Attack: Gust (Flying)

Charged Attack: Hurricane (Flying)

Staraptor / Shadow Staraptor (Normal/Flying)

Fast Attack: Gust (Flying)*, Wing Attack (Flying)

Charged Attack: Brave Bird (Flying)

Honchkrow / Shadow Honchkrow (Dark/Flying)

Fast Attack: Peck (Flying)

Charged Attack: Brave Bird (Flying), Sky Attack (Flying)

Suggested Ghost-type Pokémon

Gengar/ Mega Gengar (Ghost/Poison)

Fast Attack: Hex (Ghost), Lick (Ghost)*, Shadow Claw (Ghost)

Charged Attack: Shadow Ball (Ghost), Shadow Punch (Ghost)*

Banette / Mega Banette (Ghost)

Fast Attack: Hex (Ghost), Shadow Claw (Ghost)

Chandelure / Shadow Chandelure (Ghost/Fire)

Fast Attack: Hex (Ghost)

Charged Attack: Poltergeist (Ghost), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Gholdengo (Steel/Ghost)

Fast Attack: Astonish (Ghost), Hex (Ghost)

*An Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charged TM is typically required to teach this Pokémon this attack.

Make the Most of Premier Balls and Berries

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After a successful Mega Medicham raid, you’ll have a limited number of Premier Balls you can use to catch it, so make each one count. You can earn extra Premier Balls by battling with friends and defeating Mega Medicham more quickly.

In an encounter with Medicham, your chance of catching it is greatest when the target ring is small enough for you to score Excellent Throws. Throwing Curveballs can improve your chances even more. But work within your abilities—if you don’t think you can reliably make Excellent Curveball Throws, aim for Nice Throws or Great Throws rather than risk missing the target ring completely.

Medicham isn’t going to make it easy on you by sitting still while you’re trying to catch it. Don’t waste your Premier Balls by throwing while it’s moving around. Watch the Pokémon to get a feel for its cycle of movement and the pauses in between the cycles. During one of these pauses, wait for the target ring to reappear, and then throw as it starts to grow smaller to increase your odds of making a Great Throw or an Excellent Throw.

Berries can help you catch Medicham. A Razz Berry will make the Pokémon easier to catch, and a Golden Razz Berry will make it much easier to catch. If you find yourself failing to land any throws, a Nanab Berry will calm the Pokémon, making its movements less erratic and allowing you to make precise throws more easily. If you need extra Medicham Candy, using a Silver Pinap Berry will make it easier to catch and grant you extra Candy when you catch it.

Buddy Pokémon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher have the Catch Assist Perk. If a Pokémon—even a Legendary Pokémon—deflects a Poké Ball, your buddy might bounce it back for a second catch opportunity!

Medicham is tricky to catch, so don’t be discouraged if it escapes. Get a second wind by stocking up on useful items—like Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berries—and try again.

What to Do with Medicham Once You’ve Caught It

Medicham’s Initial CP Range: 764-817

Medicham’s Initial CP Range with Weather Boost: 955-1,022

Available Fast Attacks: Counter (Fighting), Psycho Cut (Psychic)

Available Charged Attacks: Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Ice Punch (Ice), Psychic (Psychic), Power-Up Punch (Fighting)

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As a Psychic- and Fighting-type Pokémon, Medicham is resistant to Fighting- and Rock-type attacks. While Medicham lacks a sufficiently high CP to be useful in raids, it can use Mega Energy to Mega Evolve into Mega Medicham, which is much more effective. It functions as a powerful Fighting-type attacker or Psychic-type attacker. Equipped with Fighting-type attacks, it’s excellent against Normal-, Ice-, Rock-, Dark-, and Steel-type Pokémon; with Psychic-type attacks, it can take on Fighting- and Poison-type Pokémon with greater efficacy.

While Mega Medicham is great for raids, Medicham has dominated the GO Battle League’s Great League for several years. Recent shifts might put a damper on that, but even with these changes, Medicham remains an excellent choice for your GO Battle League lineup. Its Fighting-type Fast Attack Counter hits extremely hard, also benefitting from a same-type attack bonus. Its Ice-type Charged Attack Ice Punch costs very little energy and is effective against Flying-type Pokémon, which Medicham is vulnerable to. Meanwhile, the Fighting-type Charged Attack Power-Up Punch deals minimal damage but raises Medicham’s Attack, making Counter even more powerful.

While relevant Pokémon within GO Battle League continue to shift with the addition of new Pokémon and attacks, Medicham has been a Great League staple for quite some time and is unlikely to fall off completely. To make the most of Medicham’s potential, it’s important to power up Medicham as close to 1,500 CP as possible and teach it a second Charged Attack. To do this, you’ll need lots of Meditite Candy, so participate in as many Mega Medicham raids as possible and make use of Pinap Berries when catching Medicham.

Good luck with your next Raid Battle, and remember to check Pokemon.com/Strategy for more Pokémon GO, video game, and Pokémon TCG tips.

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  14. Ghost

    Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4. Base move affects power. Foes: -1 Defense. Ignores the Abilities of other Pokemon. Power is equal to the base move's Z-Power. A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn. 10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva). 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.

  15. Ghost (type)

    Pokémon with the Ghost type gain a 50% same-type attack bonus ( STAB) with most damaging Ghost-type moves, immunity to trapping effects, and the ability to escape from wild battles without fail. Ghost and Dark-type moves are super effective against Ghost-type Pokémon. Poison and Bug-type moves are not very effective against Ghost-type Pokémon.

  16. Drifloon Pokédex: stats, moves, evolution & locations

    SoulSilver. It is whispered that any child who mistakes DRIFLOON for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing. Black. White. Because of the way it floats aimlessly, an old folktale calls it a "Signpost for Wandering Spirits.". Black 2. White 2. These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits.".

  17. The top ten Ghost Pokémon, ranked

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  18. Phantump (Pokémon)

    Biology. Phantump is a ghostly Pokémon possessing a tree stump. Its black body is wispy with nubby arms. Covering its head is a small, brown tree stump with a wavy branch on each side. Its red eyes are visible through two holes in the stump and its mouth appears on the stump itself. There are two small, green leaves near the tip of each branch.

  19. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Epilogue Pecharunt- How to catch Pecharunt

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  20. Ghost Physiology

    Power/Ability to: Use the traits of a ghost. "They surround us all the time. Most of them can't hurt us. Most don't even want to hurt us. But there are exceptions." ― Dennis (Thir13en Ghosts) "I was afraid of death. I chose to remain behind.

  21. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Epilogue

    It goes like every other Titan Pokemon or boss battle, so like Ogrepon and Terapagos. Pecharunt is Poison/Ghost and weak to Psychic-, Ghost-, Dark-, and Ground-type attacks. Careful with Psychics ...

  22. Mega Medicham Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

    M edicham is a Fighting- and Psychic-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region. According to Pokédex entries, Medicham harnesses its psychic powers through yoga. Learn which Pokémon will be most effective in Raid Battles against Mega Medicham, how to catch it after winning a Raid Battle, and how best to use the Meditate Pokémon after you've caught it.

  23. How to get Pecharunt in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

    Shadow Ball (Ghost-type) - A Ghost-type attack with 80 Power and 100 Accuracy stats. Can lower the target's Sp. Def stat. Image credit: Eurogamer/Nintendo/The Pokémon Company

  24. Ceruledge (Pokémon)

    Ceruledge is a bipedal, humanoid Pokémon. Its body is primarily black, with blue colorations on its head, arms and legs. Its head has sharp pale blue "ears" protruding from either side, and has a fire burning above it that resembles the plume on a knight's helmet. Its eyes have pink irises and wisps emanating from its white pupils.

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    It has a set Poison Tera-type and knows the following moves: Nasty Plot (Dark-type), Toxic (Poison-type), Malignant Chain (Poison-type), and Shadow Ball (Ghost-type). Its only Ability is Poison Puppeteer. Although not strong, Pecharunt can be a nuisance if properly trained and built for competitive matches or even Tera Raids.

  26. Chandelure Pokédex: stats, moves, evolution & locations

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    Shadow Ball and Moonblast hit for devastating STAB damage, while Dazzling Gleam is always a good addition as it has spread damage, perfect for the doubles format. Flutter Mane is only weak to Ghost- and Steel-type moves and has three immunities, easily making it one of the best competitive Pokémon.