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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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What's good against ghost Pokemon?
Battling against ghost Pokemon can be a headache because they have tons of status-inducing moves at their disposal like confuse ray, will-o-wisp and curse.
In general, Ghost type Pokemon have pretty balanced stats, but tend to have higher than average special attack and defensive stats.
Ghost type Pokemon are weak to:
Use attacks of these types to deal double damage against ghost types. It's super effective!
Normal type is immune to ghost type attacks
Use a normal type Pokemon to take zero damage from an opponent's ghost type attacks.
Dark type resists ghost type attacks:
Use a dark type Pokemon to take half damage from an opponent's ghost type attacks. It's not very effective.
Great Pokemon to use against ghost types:
These Pokemon learn super effective attacks or have useful resistances (or both!)
Sableye (dark / ghost)
Weavile (dark / ice)
Hydreigon (dark / dragon)
Tyranitar (dark / rock)
Krookodile (dark / ground)
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Good attacks to use against ghost type Pokemon:
Dark pulse (dark)
Night slash (dark)
Shadow ball (ghost)
Shadow claw (ghost)
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Ghost-Type Pokémon Weaknesses & Resistances
Ghost-type Pokémon have been around since Generation I, and they are the only type to have more than one immunity.
They are also unique because they have a type-specific attack, Curse, which works differently for Ghost-types.
Whether you’re using this type of Pokémon or need to know how to beat one, there are certain strengths and weaknesses to keep in mind.
Fortunately, we’ve created our own guide to Ghost type Pokémon weaknesses and resistances so that you can learn to handle them effectively!
Ghost Type Pokémon Weaknesses
Ghost-type Pokémon are the third-rarest type in the world of Pokémon, making them something you’re unlikely to come across as often as a grass or fire type.
Due to their rarity, you’re likely going to be asking yourself, “What are Ghost-type Pokémon weak against?” when you come up against one in a battle.
While they have been around since Gen I, not many players can remember their weaknesses, since this type isn’t the most well-known.
That said, they do have a unique set of weaknesses, which are:
Additionally, Ghost-type moves do not affect Normal-type Pokémon, meaning you don’t want to use them if you’re up against a Snorlax , Meowth, or other pure Normal-type.
Though likewise, Normal-type attacks aren’t effective against Ghost-type Pokémon either.
They are also susceptible to same-type damage bonuses, meaning Ghost-type moves will be super effective against Ghost-type Pokémon.
If you’re having trouble fighting a Ghost-type, your best bet would be using something like Poochyena, one of the best dog Pokémon that is a straight dark type.
However, despite these weaknesses, Ghost-type Pokémon have the potential to be incredibly powerful due to their status effect moves.
Ghost Type Pokémon Resistances
Now that you know what Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to, let’s take a look at their particular resistances.
These are important to know since they can help you understand when it is best to use this type of Pokémon.
Ghost-type Pokémon have two specific resistances, which are:
It should also be noted that certain Ghost-type Pokémon, particularly the Gastly ones, are part poison themselves, making them even more poison resistant.
Ghost-types also have complete immunity to Fighting-type moves and Normal-type moves, so you don’t want to go up against them with a Mankey or Dunsparce.
While Ghost types themselves aren’t super effective against Bug or Poison types, due to their resistance, they can be good to use in a fight against these kinds of Pokémon.
These resistances are worth keeping in mind so that you can more effectively fight or use any Ghost-type Pokémon you come across.
Best Counters For Ghost Type Pokémon
If you know you’re going to be battling a Ghost-type Pokémon, you’ll want to prepare beforehand.
There are some specific counters you can use to help give yourself an upper hand.
Having a Dark-type Pokémon on your team is one of the best things you can do to defeat any Ghost Pokémon more easily.
Dark-type moves are super effective against all Ghost-types, so keeping one in reserve can be a smart move.
You can also use dual dark types, like Yveltal, one of the best bird Pokémon , which is a Flying/Dark-type with the Dark Pulse ability, to defeat any Ghost-type with ease.
What Beats Ghost Type Pokémon?
Ghost types have been featured in all of the best Pokémon games of all time , and when it comes time to fight them, you’ll want to have the right team.
The last thing you want to do is go into a battle with a Ghost-type using a Pokémon that is ineffective, or at worst, highly vulnerable to their attacks!
Fortunately, if you’re using the right Pokémon and the right move sets, you can easily defeat any Ghost-type that gets in your way.
Pokémon To Use Against Ghost Types
When it’s time to take down a Ghost-type, these are the Pokémon you’ll want to have on your team.
- Meowth (Dark-type)
- Poochyena (Dark-type)
- Zorua (Dark-type)
- Nickit (Dark-type)
- Absol (Dark-type)
- Maschiff (Dark-type)
Because all pure Dark-types are resistant to Ghost-type attacks, these will be the best to have on your team.
However, you can still use half Dark-types, though they will still be damaged normally by Ghost-type attacks.
On the plus side, Dark-type Pokémon can be relatively easy to come across, especially if you go looking for them at night.
Moves To Use Against Dark Types
While Dark-type Pokémon are the most effective against Ghost-types, there are also some moves you should get to ensure they have the biggest impact possible.
The best offensive moves to use against a Ghost-type include:
- Brutal Swing
It should be noted that moves like Bite, Crunch, and Knock Off can also be taught to Normal-type and Fighting-type Pokémon to give them a slight edge over Ghost-types.
All Dark-type moves are super effective against Ghost-types, so they will be able to inflict 2x damage compared to other options.
These are the ones you will definitely want to set your Pokémon up with before taking on any Ghost-type Pokémon in a battle.
Ghost-type Pokémon are some of the coolest in the franchise, but they can be devastating to fight if you’re not prepared.
If you find yourself having to fight a Ghost-type, you’ll need to know exactly what it is weak to, so you can set up your team correctly.
Make sure to keep our guide handy if you’re having trouble remembering what is most effective to use against this Pokémon type!
What Ghost type Pokémon weakness is your favorite? Leave a comment below.
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Pokémon Go Type chart, Type effectiveness and weakness explained
Calculate the damage for any matchup with our Pokémon Weakness Chart.
Type Chart methods of representing Type effectiveness have been popular since long before Pokémon Go , with all of the core Pokémon games revolving around them.
In brief, Pokémon types dictate whether one Pokémon is either strong or weak - super effective or not very effective - against another, dealing additional or reduced damage as a result - and receiving additional or reduced damage - as a result.
The standard Type chart that has evolved through the different generations will be like a second language to long-term Pokémon fans, but to newcomers it can appear too daunting to even know where to begin, so with that in mind we've put together a type chart of our own, as well as an explanation of how Type effectiveness works and how to plan around it, just below.
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Type chart, effectiveness and weakness explained in Pokémon Go
Pokémon go type effectiveness changes compared to other pokémon games.
Pokémon Go's Types are exactly the same as those in the main Pokémon games, but the effect of those type matchups is slightly different: in brief, things like effective or resisted attacks have slightly different multipliers to the main Pokémon games - although a December 2018 update brought them slightly closer in line.
Here's a Pokémon Go type chart to get you started on what's effective against what.
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As you may have noticed, there are also no Type immunities in Pokémon Go, unlike in the main series. But that's not the end of it. The immunities removed are:
- Ground immune to Electric
- Flying immune to Ground
- Ghost immune to Normal and Fighting
- Normal and Fighting immune to Ghost
- Steel immune to Poison
- Dark immune to Psychic
- Fairy immune to Dragon
Instead of a total immunity to damage, these initially worked the same as simple resistances. Now, however, they've been tweaked to form another tier of resistance, with the defending Pokémon that would normally be immune taking just 0.39 times the amount of damage it normally would - in other words, type immunity roughly cuts the amount of damage received to about a third.
Here's a full rundown of the multipliers that apply to standard, super effective, not very effective, immune, and doubly effective attacks.
- Not very effective - 0.625x damage, instead of the 0.5x damage done in the main series.
- Super effective - 1.6x damage, instead of 2x damage done in the main series.
- Immunity - 0.39x damage, instead of 0 damage done in the main series.
- Doubly effective - 2.56x damage, instead of 4x damage done in the main series.
In other words, the latest tweaks to Type effectiveness brings them noticeably closer to the multipliers in the mainline games - but still not in line with them entirely. It does make Type effectiveness all the more important though, so it's well worth getting to grips with those matchups if you can!
Ultimately, it's your mastery of three elements that will give you the greatest shot in PvP and the Gym and Raiding scene: Type effectiveness, understanding Pokémon Go's moves , and having a good idea of the best Pokémon in Pokémon Go .
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- Water: weak to Grass, Electric.
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- Ice: weak to Fire, Fighting, Rock, Steel.
- Fighting: weak to Flying, Psychic, Fairy.
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These are the attack types that Ghost Pokémon are weak to, what dual-type Ghost Pokémon are weak to, and what types Ghost Pokémon are strong against.
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- 1 What are the Pokémon ghost weaknesses?
- 2 What are dual-type Ghost Pokémon weak against?
- 3 How many weaknesses does Ghost types have?
- 4 What moves don’t work against Ghost type Pokémon?
- 5 What Pokémon are strong against Ghost types?
- 6 What types are Ghost Pokémon strong against?
Ghost-type Pokémon may not always be among the strongest, but when they come into games, they tend to be tricky to defeat. A core typing for one of the Elite Four in many games, it’s the Ghost-type’s strengths against many popular move types that makes these Pokémon quite formidable.
On this page, you’ll discover the Ghost-type weaknesses, the weaknesses of dual-type Ghost Pokémon, and the move types that aren’t as effective or simply don’t work against Ghost.
What are the Pokémon ghost weaknesses?
Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to:
Both Ghost and Dark-type attacks are super effective against Ghost-type Pokémon, dealing double (x2) the move’s standard amount of damage.
That’s for pure Ghost-type Pokémon weaknesses. You can also find dual-type Ghost Pokémon, which tend to have more weaknesses while being stronger against far more attack types.
For example, a pure Ghost Pokémon like Mismagius is weak to Ghost and Dark-type attacks, strong against Poison and Bug, and immune to Normal and Fighting-type moves. A Ghost-Flying Pokémon like Drifblim, however, is weak against Electric, Ice, Rock, Ghost, and Dark, immune to Normal, Fighting, and Ground, and strong against Grass, Poison, and especially Bug.
What are dual-type Ghost Pokémon weak against?
Here are all of the Pokémon ghost weaknesses.
For the most part, Ghost and Dark-type attacks are super effective, so they are often good choices for exploiting Ghost weaknesses. They’re even doubly super effective (x4) against Ghost-Psychic Pokémon.
How many weaknesses does Ghost types have?
A pure Ghost Pokémon has only two weaknesses: Ghost and Dark. If a Ghost or Dark-type attack hits a Ghost-type Pokémon, it will play to its weaknesses, be super effective, and be twice a powerful as usual.
If you’re up against a dual-type Ghost Pokémon, the second typing can make them stronger against these usual Ghost weaknesses but also open up more super effective threats.
For example, Normal-Ghost Pokémon like Hisuian Zoroark are immune to Ghost-type moves and are strong against Bug and Poison, with only Dark as their weakness.
What moves don’t work against Ghost type Pokémon?
Normal and Fighting-type attacks don’t work against any Ghost Pokémon, regardless of if they’re a pure Ghost or dual-type Ghost. Others like Ghost-Normal, Ghost-Ground, Ghost-Flying, Ghost-Dark, Ghost-Steel, and Ghost-Fairy Pokémon are immune to even more move types.
What Pokémon are strong against Ghost types?
Dark Pokémon are always strong against Ghost in Pokémon. So, pure Dark Pokémon like Umbreon, Darkrai, and Zoroark are all good picks to combat tricky Ghost Pokémon. The only weaker pick among the Dark Pokémon is Spiritomb due to its Ghost-Dark typing.
As they’re strong against and Ghost and Dark attacks and immune to Psychic moves – which can be common among Ghost Pokémon – Dark Pokémon are good picks. With dual-type Dark Pokémon, you can find even more success due to them being strong against more types. These Pokémon are good against Ghost:
- Umbreon (Dark)
- Honchkrow (Dark-Flying)
- Weavile (Dark-Ice)
- Darkrai (Dark)
- Zoroark (Dark)
What types are Ghost Pokémon strong against?
Ghost-type Pokémon are strong against Poison and Bug-type attacks while being completely immune to Normal and Fighting-type moves.
Due to the mixed typing, some dual-type Ghost Pokémon will take a regular amount of damage when hit with attacks of some of these types. For example, Ghost-Water Pokémon are also strong against Fire, Grass, Ice, Steel, and Fairy moves.
Here are the attack types that each form of dual-type Ghost Pokémon is strong (½ damage) against:
Now, thanks to our Pokémon ghost weakness guide, when you’re faced with one of these tricky Ghost types, you’ll know the moves that play to Ghost weaknesses, how to best dual-type Ghost Pokémon, and the moves that don’t do much damage if you want to catch the Pokémon.
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