Best Ghost Type Pokemon

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1Gengar

Incredible speed and special attack, and THREE TYPE IMMUNITIES. He is all haunter and gastly are but so much more awesome. And you gotta respect gengar when he has that crazed look on his face... Creepy, powerful, cool, he's all you'd want out of a ghost type.

One of my favorite Pokémon! He's just a Boss! Not only is he one of the strongest non-legendarys, it's also a goofy, funny and chilled dude! I loved Gengar since I first saw him fight against Nidorino in the Preview of the games & T.V. -Show!

Speed and Sp. Attack is the AWESOME and 3 IMMUNITIES! It is anything you can want and you can really have a wide variety of moves you can teach it. This thing is anything you can want. I can't seem to see anything bad about this Pokemon as it also has a good type combination of Ghost/Poison. This is why this thing is number 1. Pros will pick this thing as their ghost type. So this thing is EPIC in all ways!

If Ali-A likes it then so do i

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2Chandelure

Doesn't anyone know the insane power of chandelure he is awesome because of his crazy special attack of 145 even better than Alakazam. I used him on my black 2 team and he swept through even benga's team. He has the best non-legendary special attack of all. With moves like energy ball to counter water types and flamethrower, psychic and shadow ball will KO any Pokemon. Gengar isn't half as good as him he deserves to be number #1

Just the most awesome ghost type ever cause I used one in my white version and my chandelure was like the best pokemon in my team it always saves me in a pinch and with its first/second type fire and ghost and its really awesome high special attack its like the best combo ever so chandelure should be number one.

Although Gengar is considered "overpowered" when it is mega evolved, it loses its immunity to ground type moves and, instead, becomes weak to them. Chandelure has plenty of type weakness, but it beats those with its sheer number of super effective moves. Not only that, but Chandelure's design is much more sophisticated then Gengar itself, and so much cooler. Plus, Litwick was much cooler than Gengar even BEFORE it evolved.

Chandelure is the best ghost type and a fire type Pokemon ever!

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3Banette

Stats and Game Mechanics Aside, the thing that makes Banette stand out for me is how horrifying it's story is. Sure plenty of other ghost types are scary as it is e.g. The chandelure family line has soul eating candles, the Dusknoir family line revolves around sending your soul to the underworld, and Giratina itself is basic the chief-deity of antimatter and the shadow world and was "banished for its violence" according to the Sinnoh Pokédex.

But Banette stands out to me because of how... "Relatable" it is, I guess. It's probably one of the more reality based Ghost-type Pokemons out there (next to Cofagrigus), considering that dolls in general are everywhere in the real world. Plus I have pediophobia (phobia of dolls, especially the old porcelain ones), and I just think the overall prospect of animate dolls in general is scary!

The idea of a Pokemon coming alive from a neglected doll to haunt children is genius! Strong, intriguing, and overall amazing!

Awwwww it has a really horrid story but it is adorable even if it has a creepy smile! I mean who doesn't like a creepy ghost/marionette thing that would be awesome to cuddle up 2 and to tell ghost stories 2?! It is cute and gengar sucks although I like haunter.

Its just the best Pokemon full stop in my opinion.

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4Dusknoir

Dusknoir, cool looking, high definitely stats, various type of moves. Despite being slow and low on hp, hopefully if an opponent strikes first, dusknoir won't die and counter attack with his various moves.

DUSKNOIR! Highest base stats if all ghost types! Should be number 1! Totally awesome pokemon not first AGAIN!

A cool thing about Dusknoir's name is that it is a compound "name." Dusk and Noir (the French word for black). Dusknoir is really powerful though.

He deserves a mega evolution.

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5Giratina

Giratina is my favorite Pokemon, so I may be a bit biased... However before I even got into competitive play I knew this thing was powerful. Excellent design and concept were what won my favoritism for him, however his remarkable stats and ability to switch form with the Grisceous Orb (did I spell that right? ) makes him a colossal threat on the battlefield and are the reason why he is banned in most competitive play. Up to this point, he is also the only ghost-type legendary.

I would also like to add that many Pokemon on this list, such as Aegislash, are much more useful than Gengar and have better designs and concepts too, and I urge you, the people, to vote for them instead of the generic ghost blob.

Well, let explain Giratina's power in this way: its lowest stat is 90...

Love this thing. He can destroy both Palkia AND Dialga.

Giratina is the most dangerous Pokemon

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6Aegislash

Aegislash is arguably the best common Pokemon due to his awesome ability to switch from a tank to a sweeper whenever it wants to and since king's shield can heavily punish physical attackers by cutting their attack in half the opponent is immediately stuck in a mind-game when they face Aegislash.

And as a proof of it's influence Mandibuzz who was previously a pretty unknown Pokemon in OU rose to stardom for being the best counter to Aegislash. And since rapid spin hasn't entirely died yet with Defiant users such as Bisharp heavily punish defoggers Aegislash has become the best spinblocker by a mile to the point the only common rapid spinners are Excadrill and Donphan who can hit it hard with EQ, while other awesome rapid spinners such as Starmie have fallen from grace, partly because it can't do much against Aegislash. And don't even dream of pitting another ghost Pokemon against Aegislash, you will almost always face it's shield form and have it tank the first hit and then ...more

Offensive : A powerful mixed attacker of 150 Att and spA, great moves from Head Smash for Fire Types and Sacred Sword for Dark Types and Shadow Ball for Ghosts, just ONE Swords Dance then you can kill almost anything

Defensive : Can switch from Glass Canon to Tank with 150 on definitely and SpD by using King's Shield a priority of 3+ and if your hit with a contact move it pretty much cuts their Att stat in half, give it the moves Iron Defense, Rest and Toxic and then give it Leftovers for it survive longer, is immune to Normal, Fighting and Poison, resists other 9 types

Aegislash has a powerful typing, INSANE ability, is one of the few non legendary megas to be an Uber, and is one of the best mixed sweeper tank wall breakers thanks to stance change. My Aegislash knows Kings Shield, Shadow Ball, Sacred Sword, and Iron Head. He has never lost since evolving.

This poke is op! He's just too strong!

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7Froslass

Froslass has the ability to be insanely powerful when properly trained, especially as a ghost/ice dual type. Add Spikes to her Arsenal and put her at the front of your party. Use the attack 3 times and you'll have an advantage for the rest of your match. She can learn Blizzard naturally which is excellent for double or triple battles. Shadow Ball (common yes, but still good) gives her an easy edge. But her true power comes from Spikes, Blizzard and Hail. She's an excellent area-effect battler.

She's mysterious and beautiful. Super speedy and knows the move Destiny Bond! The best!

I love this thing to death! Everything about it just rules!

Froslass is my favourite ghost type

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8Cofagrigus

Best physical wall, great ability, great moves like haze

I've loved Cofagrigus since playing x/y.

Putting it leftovers and using will-o-wisp can troll anyone because hey, high defense plus burning can decrease attack stat plus leftovers can make it heal itself also teach it hex

It has high defense

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9Jellicent

Best at dishing out shadow ball and ominous wind, also teach it recover and serf and your set. If your into stats make yours have a calm nature. Also make sure to have cursed body.

This is cool because Jellicent is combo with water type which is my personal favorite Pokemon type ever.

His shiny is awesome, leftovers with acid armor and recover is surly devastating.

Best water type

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10Mismagius

I came across this Pokemon and it killed my whole team!

Mismagius is amazing... Enough said.

Good special attacker, stats are almost the same as gengar, but gengar is weak against psychic types, and 4x dark! Plus mismagius has an awesome design.

Mismagius is bae

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The Contenders

11Sableye

I remember the first time I saw a Sableye was in Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Darkness. They were so strong and cool looking, they instantly became my favorite ghost Pokemon. And since they have no weaknesses with their type arrangement, why wouldn't you want one!?

Sableye is strong plus he has no weaknesses and is immune to psychic, fighting, and normal type attacks. He also looks awesome.

He can change from prankster to magic bounce on mega! Which means you get in, inflict all the stats mega evolve, Recover & stall it out!

When I first saw him he was my favorite Pokemon

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12Haunter

He is not one of the best. He is the best.

Can't trade to get a Gengar? Haunter is a perfect substitute!

Haunter is the best. I have a lv 80 haunter it beats everything. It knows shadow ball, shadow punch, night shade, psychic. It's awesome

This is a real ghost Pokemon

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13Trevenant

It's a great tank, with hidden ability "harvest" you can get infinite berries, combined with substitute and leech seed makes him a great seeder, I have survived many dificult battle with these technique. It's very resistant, even to weakness the downside it's the speed factor, but on trick room team, it will do wonders.

Mine has: Leech seed, Substitute, Curse, Horn leech

This is good to stop people taking off your spikes

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14Rotom

Seriously... Seriously?

Rotom should be at least in the top 5, or ten at least. This thing is an absolute beast! This thing has 6 Forms. SIX FORMS. All of these forms have a ton of resistances, and virtually no weaknesses. Not only do these forms have crazy stats, but they can learn 50% of all TM's, which means they will have the best Flexibility

Rotom Wash is an amazing tank. It has amazing Defensive stats, and only has one weakness: Grass. Rotom Fan has some pretty good attacks, as well as Rotom Frost. Rotom Mow can deal with Spikes, and set up for HP Draining, and Rotom Heat, makes for a great Sweeper. All of this, combined with Amazing Stats and Flexibility means that Rotom, can fill in any team, even when he is still in his Ghost Form.

Long story short - Put Rotom in your team. You will not regret it.

Rotom is a good Pokemon, but not as a ghost type. First of all rotom has a base stat total of lower than 500. That is messed up. Second, it does not have the stats to keep up ghost moves. It's forms such as Wash and heat (the worst with fan. Never use it EVER) are a lot better than it's regular form. All that aside, Rotom is a pretty useful Pokemon. And vote for chandelure. Just do it.

Rotom not only looks awesome, but is a good Pokemon. You can turn it into a kitchen appliance and then win.

I like it's design and its ability to change its typing, including its move set.

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15Spiritomb

Not only is Spiritomb powerful, but he has an awesome design. What's not to love?

Spiritomb has one of the coolest designs, one weakness only, and above average stats that make him very versatile

Only 1 weakness, only 0 Pokemon that can out look it. By far the best Pokemon that sweep anyone in its way

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16Gastly

Gastly is a strong Pokemon but how can he be down here at least it should be in the top ten

Gastly is good at least I voted for something

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17Dusclops

Having 130 in both defenses makes it a reliable tank and spin blocker, and just a fantastic pokemon overall

Incredible trick room Pokemon!

This Pokemon should be higher on the list than dusknoir because of the eviolite boost. I hate him when I'm against him but I love him when I play him.

Dusclops is one of the coolest

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18Drifblim

Mine has ominous wind, shadow ball, amnesia, and baton pass

Its powerful and It dodges so easily! It deserves to be #1

Amazing move pool great coverage

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19Duskull

He just looks amazing! Cute and cool. Definitely one of my favourite ghost types. :-)

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20Gourgeist

Seriously? 28? Wow. Remember Gen 6? It is a great dual-type. Like, seriously. It has the same amount of weaknesses as Chandelure, but Chandelure is number 2 on the list!? Wow. You people don't know your Pokemon at all. What kind of fans are some people?

18? Gourgeist has trick or treat, a gamebreaking move because you can make combinations like normal ghost.

Not only does Dianthe have a gourgeist (Kalos champion) but gourgeist has a great selection of powerful ghost type moves AND grass type moves. Eg. shadow ball, phantom force and seed bomb. Notably, gourgeist has trick or treat which turns your opponent into a ghost type. This means that because ghost type is supereffective on ghost type, you can hit your foe incredibly hard! Gourgeist also has different sizes which is unique and evolves from the adorable pumpkaboo!

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