Best Ghost Type Pokemon

The Top Ten

1 Gengar Gengar Gengar, known in Japan by the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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.

It only has two immunities now since levitate got replaced with cursed body, but I still love gengar, one of my favourite ghost types, and is actually really good - Lanturnizer6

I love Gengar, he looks awesome, he has an amazing typing, and he reminds me of Wario and I really like Wario

My personal favorite moveset for Gengar is Hypnosis and Dream eater. If you focus on speed+defense, it can wipe out half of your opponent's team without them getting a single hit in. An absolute hammer of a pokemon.

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!

2 Chandelure Chandelure

This pokemon flies around and plays tricks on even other ghost types and can even be mistaken for another shandelure and flamethrower and shadow ball are major threats in the franchise and games this fire ghost type is a force to be reckoned with!

It's great, pretty strong, and Litwick is just the cutest thing! You gotta agree. And PLEASE stop comparing Chandelure to overrated Gengar!

Just too op way better than alakazam best non legendary in my opinion

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.

3 Giratina Giratina Giratina is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Giratina first appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, but gained prominence in the sister game, Pokémon Platinum, which it was made the mascot of.

Giratina is way better than gengar

Chandelure and Gengar are pretty cool, but they would get destroyed by Giratina

Duh giratina is the best it's so op he would destroy gengar

Giratina is a LEGENDARY... Giratina is the master of reverse world and giratina is stronger than dialga and if we put gengar and giratina in battle, giratina will wreck in its dreams

4 Banette Banette

Best Ghost type in my Opinion, have you read the story, its terrifying.

Really strong

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!

Top 3

5 Aegislash Aegislash Aegislash is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in Gen 6, it is a Steel/Ghost Pokemon. It is the evolved form of Doublade, and the final evolve form of Honedge. Classified as the Royal Sword Pokemon, it is said to detect innate qualities of leadership. According to legend, anyone more.

Aegislash looks amazing, hands down in both forms (more sword form) - ZombieRush

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

There is a reason Aegislash is in uber tier. Amazing typing with 3 immunities and multiple resistances, an ability and stat distribution that can change it from one of the best tanks to one of the best offensive hitters, and access to both stall and sweep tactic move pools. What is often a negative for most pokemon for meta consideration, a low speed stat, is instead a positive on Aegislash by allowing it to tank hits in its defensive form while going second and attacking in offensive form.

This is by far the strongest none-legendary ghost-type pokemon and is even more powerful than quite a lot of the legendary pokemon out there. Some people may hate on it due to the design being based off of inanimate objects (a sword and shield), but it is without a doubt one of the best ghost type pokemon that also stays true to its design. Having the ability to be a hard hitting offensive monster when in sword form or one of the best tanks while in shield form, constantly shifting depending ...more

Wait... Is Pokemon Sword and Shield based of this Pokemon?! :o - ZombieRush

6 Dusknoir Dusknoir

Dusknoir is very powerful and a cool pokemon to see!

I love duskoir

Dusknoir is better then gen gar

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.

7 Froslass Froslass Froslass, known in Japan as Yukimenoko, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

My favourite ghost type

I love goalie

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.

I love ice type only cute pokemon but I also love Froslass.🤩

8 Mismagius Mismagius

Love the design its cool and creepy

Absolutely love it. It's design is amazing, it's voice is amazing, it's cute as anything. I love Mismagius so much. 10/10. My favourite Pokemon by far.

This Pokemon on my entire level 100 team DESTROYS the elite four in Pokemon Moon.

I just love his appearance.

9 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus

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.

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

10 Haunter Haunter Haunter, known in Japan as Ghost, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Best ghost poke
Best while fighting
Best in all type poke winning
Ash wants to catch this
Awesome poke


This is my favorite Pokemon of all time

Yeet my boi is on this list!


The Contenders

11 Mimikyu Mimikyu

Lots of defense + ability + fairy and ghost type + mimic = best and cutest underrated pokemon

I love Mimikyu - Pokemonfan10

Mimikyu is sad because pichachu is better than him love it got z crystal for mimikyu just cool

Should be higher in my opinion - Pokemonfan10

12 Jellicent

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.

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

13 Spiritomb Spiritomb Spiritomb, known in Japan as Mikaruge, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Its underrated but I managed to get one in pokemon ultra sun I used to think it was a mythical pokemon because it's awesome and unique - TENTACRUEL

Spiritomb should be in the top tens, got one of the best duel typing, got some good stats in everything but speed and hp, is impervious to three types, and only one type is super effective to it - germshep24

Spirits that go together now turns into one pokemon incredible

Spiritomb's figure is so cool

14 Sableye Sableye

Sableye used to be good before XY came along because Ghost and Dark used to have no weakness. Ever since Fairy got introduce though, Sableye and Spiritomb got a weakness. Doesn't break the fact that these two are still good, but I believe Sableye is better. - greninjaninja21

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!?


He's adark type to defeat

15 Trevenant Trevenant

Hands down, my favorite ghost type! Some people might find Trevenant creepy because he traps people so they can never leave, but it doesn't have any bad intentions. It just wants to protect the forest. Also it's design is metal as hell and so awesome!

Op, I sweeped prof Kukui on sun with this beast enough said.

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.

16 Rotom Rotom Rotom, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Rotom Dex in the pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon games is literally my only friend

I think that Rotom here should be higher because he has six forms, including the new gen VII Dex. I mean literally, the Dex is OP in USUM. Also, the other forms have unique combinations and designs.

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 one of my favourite pokemon in the world but 13. I mean this thing has to at least be in the top 5. Doesn't this beast get any respect. P.S my 3 favourite forms are heat, fan & normal.

17 Gastly Gastly Gaslty, known in Japan as Ghos, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

Gastly is so amazing - winfreyb

18 Drifblim Drifblim

Come on, look at him.

I had a drifblim in alpha sapphire and it was the biggest beast ever it was amazing

It is a balloon. I like it.

Omnimous wind, minimize, stockpile and baton pass. If I get all those stats onto a pokemon=Victory

19 Dusclops Dusclops

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

Incredible trick room Pokemon!

Dusclops is one of the coolest

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.

20 Lunala Lunala Lunala, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Come on, why didn't anyone know she's on this list? She is awesome and I'd choose moon over sun.

The most beautiful ghost type. It is an undead skeleton bat, but here’s the slightly ironic part: ITS WEAK AGAINST ONE OF ITS OWN TYPES ( ghost ).

I named mine Luna Galaxy. - IceFoxPlayz

My brother wants froslass to be not included

Just look at this Pokémon, gives you chills

21 Gourgeist Gourgeist


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.

22 Marshadow Marshadow Marshadow is a Fighting/Ghost-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

My friend is you marshadow


This isn't just a legend of a Pokemon. It's so great, that Marshadow is only mentioned in myths.

This is the best Pokemon ever it is cute and powerful why is it not in the top 10

23 Mega Shiny Gengar Mega Shiny Gengar

Better than normal gengar

Superb ghost

The strongest

24 Misdreavus Misdreavus

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

Kept up the Ghost-Type through Gen 2 single-handedly.Loves to scare people.'enough said.

25 Duskull

Duskull is the best ever should be 1 best ever

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. :-)

26 Golurk Golurk

It can get the best abilitys ever with iron fist or no guard. he is a bulky hard hitting mon. with no guard dynamic punch never misses.

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

27 Shedinja Shedinja

Ok people, Y IS THIS SO LOW?!?! Shedninja may have no up power, but that only means don't go against their weakness! 13 out of 18 types it doesn't feel, it has beast speed and attack, and it can learn phantom force...what's better? (by the way, even though it doesn't need it, shedninja does have decent defense) on a non-battle state, since shedninja doesn't move too often, or speak too much, it's the perfect Pokemon for school! Small, silent, and deadly! The perfect ghost type!

Just use a weather based move.. like sandstorm or acid? I don't know, it usually works

It resists to many things

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.

28 Litwick Litwick

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

29 Mega Banette Mega Banette

@Visitor You don't tell me what to do. - Pokemonfan10


30 Decidueye Decidueye

Do you know

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

Love it. Its Attack is awesome.

31 Phantump Phantump

I'm in love

Its not ghost type lol

LOL should be 1 st

Phantump is both adorable and creepy if you understand the description in the pokedex.

32 Palossand Palossand

Yeet! this thing is a monster to fight in battle! 1

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

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33 Doublade Doublade

The greatest steel ghost type pokemon ever

The best ghost. Period.

Doublade is better than Aegislash

Eviolite, Using eviolite on this Pokemon is a must, toxic 100% hit and you can use swords dance to increase its low attack.

34 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo

Such a cool and cute design.
I love saying this Pokemon's name! It's a cute, original name.

35 Hoopa Hoopa Hoopa, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Very strong.Got groudon and Kyogre into its control in the movie; Hoopa and the clash of the ages.

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.

36 Luvdisc Luvdisc

Its obvious ghost typing gives it a niche in the PU Metagame.

No a ghost type and it sucks

Best ghost type in the entire series

Luvdisc is not a ghost type!

37 Tropius Tropius

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

Most op ghost in the game

38 Yamask Yamask

He is my favorite he’s cute and a ghost type my favorite.

I love yamask!

Cute and ghostly

39 Poliwrath Poliwrath

Are you mad it is not even a ghost type Pokemon

Can people please not put up other types?

Best Pokemon ever

He is nooot a ghost type!

40 Golett Golett

Wynaut put him on the list?

41 Garchomp Garchomp Garchomp, known in Japan as Gaburias, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Big daddy

Not a ghost type!

Kicks ass not even in its category!

Ya it was a champions Pokemon

42 Dhelmise Dhelmise Dhelmise is a Dual Type Ghost/Grass Pokèmon introduced in Generation VII. It not know to evolve into or from any other Pokemon.

Dhelmize move set

Anchor Shot
Power Whip
Phantom Force

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!

43 Darkrai Darkrai Darkrai, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Darkrai is not a ghost type!

Darkrai is pure dark - Banette-marionette

Can make you have night mares

It's purely a Dark Type - PokemonGOSucks

44 Drifloon

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.

45 Shuppet Shuppet

How could you put my Jade so low?! (That's the name of mine in my Deviantart exclusive comic series: The Shade and Jade Chronicles.)

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

46 Sandygast Sandygast

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)

47 Lampent Lampent

Lampent is sooo cute!

48 Frillish

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!

49 Honedge

Pretty good.
Especially if you name it "ponedge" not honedge��� -

50 Gogoat Gogoat Gogoat is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI of the Pokémon series. It is categorized as the Mount Pokémon. It evolves from Skiddo.

Gogoat is not a ghost type!

The ghost goat


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