Best Ghost Type Pokemon
The Top Ten
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!
Absolute beastV 246 Comments
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.
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
Ok, now staying away from strategies and stats and stuff, Chandelure is still better than Gengar. Let's talk about design. And before anyone disses it for being an object mon, just SHUT UP and save your time. It's design is amazing. It's evo line is my favorite across all games. Litwick is just the best, it's based off of will-of-the-wisps and cliche floating candles and it's the cutest and best pre-evo mon ever. And then it grows up to become a ghostly badass gothic chandelier with ghostly flames that can burn your soul. Shut up and take my money. To put it simply, Gengar's just second rate.
It is amazing! I don't know what to say, hmm. A very good special attacker, a little slow, but its wide variety for a moveset simply amaze me. It can cover almost all of it's weaknesses (maybe all if you choose to have HP fighting or something for dark) but other then that, the design, is cute and also cool. It is also a fire/ghost type, which gives a huge advantage for battle. It can be an annoying tank(if you want to), and it can also be a full all out special attacker. It is simply, wow. I don't know how I managed to say how amazing Chandelure is. I don't really care that most people think that Gengar is the best. It probably is, but it will never change the way I look at Chandelure.
Did I seriously write something like an essay just to say how awesome a pokemon is?
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.
OP, has mega evlutionV 51 Comments
Well, let explain Giratina's power in this way: its lowest stat is 90...
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.
Love this thing. He can destroy both Palkia AND Dialga.
It is very powerful and dangerousV 115 Comments
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.
Underrated skinny legend mariah could neverV 45 Comments
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 should not be 6thV 51 Comments
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!
Swept the entire elite for in oras all by herself. With max special attack, this thing is truly a beast. Also, it definitely needs a mega.
Froslass is magnificent and to be honest I can't understand how she is 7th and not higher beause she certainly deservers to be!V 19 Comments
Cofagrigus, the coffin Pokemon and the evolved form of yamask. People who approach cofagrigus are swallowed and turned into mummies. It loves to eat gold!
Best physical wall, great ability, great moves like haze
I've loved Cofagrigus since playing x/y.
Cofagrigus has a really unique desgin. When I first saw it in the anime I instantly loved it, for how spooky yet cool it was. While it isn't the greatest Pokemon out there, it is certainly overlooked.V 17 Comments
Mismagius is amazing... Enough said.
I came across this Pokemon and it killed my whole team!
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.
My favourite ghost Pokémon
It has a extremely powerful defense and special defense. I can use powerful moves while taking less damage by an opponents pokemon. I know this because I beat a Kyogre with my shiny Jellicent. Have it hold the life orb and teach it recover so it can d massive damage while recovering. The best ability for it is cursed body.
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.
Toxic/hex/recover/scald set takes down pretty much anything. Cursed body and water absorb make it even harder to take down. Love this tank of a pokemon.
JUST TOO PUFF-ALLY CUTE!V 11 Comments
When I had a haunter I remember it destroying whole teams with dream eater. Definitely cooler than gengar and is very powerful.
For me it is the best Pokemon than Mega haunter and the most funniest Pokemon I had ever seen
He is not one of the best. He is the best.
BEST POKEMONV 19 Comments
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.
Sableye has been my favourite ghost pokemon for a long time. Why wouldn't you want a tank that rivals pokemon that rivals pokemon like quagsire and snorlax in terms of sustain?
It's so coolV 30 Comments
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
Shouldn't trevanat be higher? He is a littoral beast! I had watched a Pokemon battle where a level 50 trevanant destroyed a level 50 darkrai and level 50 tyranitar and it was nearly at full health. You need to teach him the moves leech seed horn leech protect and willow-wisp and he needs the ability harvest and give him a sitrus berry. All you need to do is place leech seed on the enemy and next turn use willow-wisp and if they did a lot of damage he will heal up with the sitris berry and will just regrow it. Just stall the enemy out with protect and use horn leech to do more damage and heal your self. He won't die in one hit as he has very high defense and just tank 'em down with that power. Don't worry about those deadly normal type moves your ghost type.
Trevenant is amazing in design and stats it is by far the best grass-ghost type
This pokemon is way too strong to be below rotom,haunter, AND sableyeV 11 Comments
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.
Rotom is surprisingly good. Decent stats, and great design. But unfortunately the Rotomdex in Sun and Moon is annoying as hell. Other than that, amazing Pokemon. - OhnoV 21 Comments
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
Before Gen.6, Spiritomb did not have any weaknesses, making him one of the deadliest to deal with.
Spiritomb's figure is so coolV 7 Comments
Gastly is good at least I voted for something
Gastly is a good Pokemon
Why is Gastly down here?
Because people vote based on the pokemon you want on your team, not on what pokemon is cute - germshep24
Love ghost typesV 5 Comments
All 3 elemental punches plus drain punch and stab shadow punch with iron fist makes golurk a trick room sweaper with its beastly 124 attack, or annoy your opponent with no guard dynamic punch. Plus it can learn fly which makes it the superman equivalent of Pokemon
I am so surprised Gengar beat this thing, I mean, you get so little ghost types with such high attack and not sp attack, making it uncommon. It also has a badass design, move pool and Shiny Form
One of the best direct attacking pokemon I can think of. Pairs well with Frosslass in double battles since they cover each others weaknesses. Decent move pool: Earthquake, Phantom Force, Focus Punch, Substitute
Golurk flys with cannons and can shoot cannons out of his arms and that's just awesomeV 12 Comments
Deserves to be higher. In battle it can be set up in such a way that nothing can attack it
Mine has ominous wind, shadow ball, amnesia, and baton pass
Its powerful and It dodges so easily! It deserves to be #1
Omnimous wind, minimize, stockpile and baton pass. If I get all those stats onto a pokemon=VictoryV 7 Comments
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 coolestV 2 Comments
Pretty cool looking, otherwise pathetic
It's the worst Pokemon in the world
He just looks amazing! Cute and cool. Definitely one of my favourite ghost types. :-)
Em this is one of best pvp tanks in game...V 2 Comments
Honestly this Pokemon pretty much carried me through the game the awesome disguise ability helped it withstand so many moves like doom desire and flash cannon 10/10 Pokemon!
It's a mystery, and it will always be like that forever.
IS IMMUNE TO 3 TYPES! Dragon fighting and normal
MIMIKYU HAS TO BE AT LEAST TOP TENV 9 Comments
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?
Personally my favorite ghost type. If not for Ursaring, I'd say my favorite Pokemon of all time. (And I've been playing since Red and Blue, so...)
18? Gourgeist has trick or treat, a gamebreaking move because you can make combinations like normal ghost.
I love gourgeist.He's so cool and mysteriousV 5 Comments
I was in third grade getting my first Pokemon card pack, and the very first card I saw was Misdreavus, and I instantly loved her. I just love her in the games as well, and her design is great! But there was another ghost type I really like too, and that is Banette. Ugh! They are both so awesome! I don't know who to decide!
Really? 28? Her evolved form is up in the top ten, but she's all the way down here? Shame on all of you. A poke doesn't have to be fully evolved to be good. She gives every NU physical spinner nightmares. She burns them with her Will-'O-Wisp and that's all she wrote.
Looks really cool and has awesome moves
LOVE. So cute and strong when evolved :DV 3 Comments
I think it is one of the most reliable pokemon.
It levels up quickly, and it depends on how you train it then it will become very powerful. Once it evolves into Drifblim it will learn to fly! Plus it is both ghost and flying which is awesome, as this
Type isn't that common.
Speed is decent, but other than that, great Pokemon! And if you get one with aftermath, you can end the match with a bang.
I like how its Pokedex entry says it steals children who mistake it for a ballon, laugh out loud. Drifloon and Drifblim are my favorite shiny Pokemon.
When I first encountered one of these Pokemon it wiped my team out because I had no idea what wonder guard was and I was like what the hell it doesn't die!
Who needs health when you have wonder guard, just one problem, you have to stare at its back when you use him, so your soul is now gone.
Come on! Wonder Guard is the best ability and Shedinja is the only Pokemon who knows it!
He has 13 IMMUNITIES. 13!V 6 Comments
The reason this is so low is because no one knows that this counts
Its most powerful pokemon and with ghost type its so cool
You are wrong arcus is the first best pokemon.
24, seriously 24 wow what is wrong with you people it's ARCEUS were talking about here, the GOD OF ALL Pokemon yes, even Mew OK this is Gengar times a million Gengar sucks too it's mega is OK I guess though... But really I could throw a fit about how good this thing is and it's in 24 WWWHHY!V 2 Comments
He's a sand castle that EATS YOU! Like, how?
He's just cool
Good ghost type but I havnt played sun and moon :I
Yeet! this thing is a monster to fight in battle! 1V 1 Comment
Come on, why didn't anyone know she's on this list? She is awesome and I'd choose moon over sun.
My brother wants froslass to be not included
Just look at this Pokémon, gives you chills
This is so good! It covers all of it's weaknesses, I suggest a moveset like this : Moongeist Beam/Shadow Ball, Psychic, Moonlight, Moonblast.
My opinion that moveset is really good. I am super surprised it is not higher on the list. - heyyolo
Have you ever even seen this Pokemon in battle? I got past the Elite Four with this when they were higher levels! Best Ghost Ever!
Marshadow was pretty good for me. The moveset it has is: Drain Punch (incase I need health) Close combat (Duh) Ice Punch (flying and can freeze) Some ghost stealing stats move (steals stats and ghost type)
Its te strongest fighting ghost lol
The first time I saw marshadow I instantly loved it! Marshadow is amazing in battle and quite cute at the same time.Marshadow should definitely be higher on the list.I was devistated when I found out the marshadow event was over and I really hope they do the event again
It steals the like energy out of you! How Awesome is that? Plus, ghost and fire is a cool combonation. Inferno, Flame Burst, It has an okay moveset and Sp. Attack. Also it is cute. K bye. - Swaggy11
Decidueye is just so beautiful! I especially love the grass ghost typing. I chose it for my starter and I haven't regretted it!
Amazing pokemon nothing better then a ghost and grass typing, and its an owl pokemon can it get any better
I am in LOVE with this pokemon! I named mine "Oliver" after the Green Arrow
When I first saw Decidueye I thought he was grass and flying but I was wrong. It has amazing stats, moves and an awesome design the concept of a owl archer is original. As a bonus it appears in Pokken tournament on Nintendo switch.
He's not a ghost type is he I though he was a grass type not saying he not good I say he good too but gastly and him should be switched
Who Ever put Tropius on here must really love this Pokemon - MEGAMANZEROSTRIDER
Not even a ghost. It should be because I forgot it existed
Grass/Flying not Ghost. Can only learn Curse and Ominous Wind - PokemonGOSucksV 6 Comments
He has two forms: cute and strong. This Hoopa entry counts for both. It also has mysterious rings that appear everywhere is ORAS
Hoopa a mythical Pokemon it should be first
I think hoopa's special attack stat is op. Even though I prefer hoopa unbound.
I like HoopaV 6 Comments
Cute and ghostly
I love yamask!
Darkrai is not a ghost type!
Can make you have night mares
It's purely a Dark Type - PokemonGOSucks
Darkrai is pure dark - Banette-marionetteV 2 Comments
Are you mad it is not even a ghost type Pokemon
Can people please not put up other types?
Best Pokemon ever
Somebody needs to study their Pokémon... - PokemonGOSucksV 2 Comments
Not a ghost type!
Kicks ass not even in its category!
Ya it was a champions Pokemon
It isn’t a Gjost type but it is still AWESOME 😎 even the Sinnoh champion Cynthia owned one ☝️V 2 Comments
I love Dhelmise! It's design is amazing, It's cool sharp teeth seaweed arrangement on the anchor, it's cute lil' compass eye and the fact that it's almost 13 feet tall make it even more intimidating and cool. It's also good in battle with an amazing attack stat of 131 and alright 70/100/90 defenses mean that it can deal huge damage while tanking most non-super effective hits. It also has a huge movepool with things like Power Whip, Shadow Claw, Phantom Force, Rapid Spin, Earthquake, Rock Slide, Gyro Ball, and it's signature move Anchor Shot. It's ability is Steelworker as well, boosting the power of it's Steel-Type moves basically giving it triple STAB. I just love him so much, easily in my top five favorite Pokemon from Generation 7!
Lampent is sooo cute!
Shuppet's SUPERcute! The thorn on it's head contains very strong powers.
Agreed In Fact I'm shiny hunting for it right now
It knows the move bleh
Luvdisc is not a ghost type!
Because, I guess Luvdisc is a ghost type now... totally
Tots better than gengar
The best pure ghost-type ever. It can even learn Shadow Strike.
Such a cool and cute design.
I love saying this Pokemon's name! It's a cute, original name.
Even though its design looks a little lazy, you have to admit that deep down you love this thing at leased a little bit (unless your a Genwunner)
Eviolite, Using eviolite on this Pokemon is a must, toxic 100% hit and you can use swords dance to increase its low attack.V 2 Comments
Frillish is awesome and it is really strong. I once beat a Jellicent with one move with my Frillish.
I think it is better than its evolved form.
How can people not love adorable frillish? Frillish comes in different colours and can learn great water and ghost type moves. Eg. surf, shadow ball and pretty much any strong water or ghost HM/TM. Finally, frillish evolves into the strong jellicent!
Especially if you name it "ponedge" not honedge��� -
Not a ghost type!
Psychic, not ghost
He's a PSYCHIC! My god!
Gogoat is not a ghost type!
The ghost goat
ITS ONLY A GRASS TYPE POKEMON!
BESt Pokemon EvER :P
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