Best Ghost Type Pokemon

The Top Ten

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

The original ghost has always been good in the competitive battles

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!

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!

Second favorite Pokémon jealous it has a higher special attack than Gengar

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

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.

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.

Considering It was dangerous enough to be sent to the distortion world while mewtwo and eternaus weren't, I would say it's the 2nd most dangerous legendary after yveltal

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

Banette Banette, known in Japan as Juppeta, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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!

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

If this thing existed, imagine how many banquettes would be after ys

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

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 ...read more.

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

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

Was kicked from ubers, but vouching to get back in. Great stats moves, and can counter the likes of dracovis. Plus, it can predict royalty

Dusknoir Dusknoir, known in Japan as Yonoir, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

The spirit world concept is very underrated and very awesome! I want a main series game where you can head to the spirit world and encounter a few of these pokemon!

Dusknoir is so awesome. Good moves = Curse, Hex, Psychic, Brick Break, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Disable, and more

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!

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

A huge improvement from that ice face, this girl will freeze you and steal your soul

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.

Mismagius

Terrifying witch with a huge variety of moves. Shame it was kicked from swsh

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.

Mismagius is amazing... Enough said.

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

Cofagrigus Cofagrigus, known in Japan as Desukarn, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Best physical wall, great ability, great moves like haze

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!

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

Mimikyu Mimikyu is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It is a Ghost and Fairy type whose ability, disguise, allows it to take one hit without taking damage

This pokemon is insanely creepy and cute at the same time. Great backstory. Also, considering it is millenniums better than pikachu, it got what it wanted

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

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

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!

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The Contenders

Sableye

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 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.

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?

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.

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

In my opinion haunter is much creepier than gengar; gengar looks derpy while haunter is generally scary

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

Very crazy looking and funny, it could make me laugh all day! ; it is cool to me

When I had a haunter I remember it destroying whole teams with dream eater. Definitely cooler than gengar and is very powerful.

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

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

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.

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.

Drifblim

Strength sap, amnesia, phantom force, minimize, with left overs very good

Deserves to be higher. In battle it can be set up in such a way that nothing can attack it

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

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

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

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.

Decidueye

Dude, decidueye is literally my favorite pokemon of all time! He is the only ghost type starter pokemon. The only thing that disappoints me is he isn't in the amorphous group with all the other ghosts. Also, he is better than incineroar and would have been flipping AWESOME in smash. Like, 10 times better than incineroar could ever be. Ghost types are the best type

Definitely my favourite starter out of all of them, I'm a sucker for bird pokemon, especially owls, and it's topped off with ghost/grass type!

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

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!

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

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.

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.

What do you mean pumpkaboo is cute he's so ugly and terrible!

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.

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!

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

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)

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

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.

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.

Palossand

He's a sand castle that EATS YOU! Like, how?

Enter the sandman lol

He's just cool

Good ghost type but I havnt played sun and moon :I

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. :-)

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