Top 10 Best Ghost Type Pokemon

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

Dude, this guy is like the other version of Mega Alakazam! With amazing SpA and Speed stats, this guy can sweep! Mega Gengar can literally be anything! It can be an all-out sweeper or a Hex trapper with its ability Shadow Tag! The typing is also great, Ghost-Poison, meaning that it can also destroy Fairy types with Sludge Wave. With a wide variety of moves, Mega Gengar can literally smash anyone in its way! It has great coverage moves like Focus Blast and Sludge Wave, with Clear Smog as well! One of the BEST Pokémon ever created!

2 Chandelure

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. Its design is amazing. Its evo line is my favorite across all games. Litwick is just the best. It's based off will-o-the-wisps and cliché 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.

3 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 my favorite Pokémon, so I may be a bit biased. However, even before I got into competitive play, I knew this Pokémon was powerful. Its excellent design and concept won my favoritism for him. However, his remarkable stats and the ability to switch forms with the Griseous Orb (did I spell that right?) make him a colossal threat on the battlefield. These are the reasons 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 Pokémon on this list, such as Aegislash, are much more useful than Gengar. They have better designs and concepts, too. I urge you, the people, to vote for them instead of the generic ghost blob.

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

Banette is one of the best. He is just flat-out AMAZING because he has a very great attack stat, unlike most ghosts who are high in their special attack. And I took this awesome thing and even took it through the Elite Four.

In Gen 3, all ghosts were physical. With its Sp. Attack, Gengar was kind of weak, but this thing kicked ass with Shadow Ball. Now that Shadow Ball has become special, Gengar is better, but in Gen 3, it would lose to Banette.

Banette always scared the hell out of me when I was younger. It's the creepiest Ghost-type, and also one of the best. I choose Mismagius over Banette, but I can't make up my mind on which looks cooler.

5 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

There is a reason Aegislash is in the uber tier. It has amazing typing with three immunities and multiple resistances, an ability, and a stat distribution that can change it from one of the best tanks to one of the best offensive hitters. It also has access to both stall and sweep tactic move pools.

What is often a negative for most Pokémon for meta consideration, a low speed stat, is instead a positive for Aegislash. This allows it to tank hits in its defensive form while going second and attacking in offensive form.

This is by far the strongest non-legendary Ghost-type Pokémon and is even more powerful than quite a lot of the legendary Pokémon out there. Some people may dislike it due to the design being based on inanimate objects (a sword and shield), but it is without a doubt one of the best Ghost-type Pokémon that also stays true to its design.

It has 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 on the need and situation.

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

Dusknoir is cool. My Dusknoir swept away the whole of Steven's team and two out of three Pokémon of Cynthia (including her Garchomp) in the Black 2 tournament. Moreover, it always defeats one or two Pokémon (sometimes three) in the Black 2 tournament, no matter which Pokémon it is against.

It's just an overall beast with Trick Room, and its design is just generally badass. I think it is equal to a Dusclops with an Eviolite, but the downside to that is it can't have any other item. So, I would definitely go for this guy when setting up a good ghost tank!

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

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 three 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.

Glacia's Froslass is powerful and cool at the same time. It looks amazing in its kimono-based design, and its attack animations make it one of the best-looking Pokémon I've seen.

When I battled her, Froslass almost had an OHKO on my Lv100 Serperior! That broke the tier for my team, and now I'm going to raise her for my team alongside Glalie.

8 Mismagius

Mismagius is currently my favorite Pokémon. I lost my breath when I saw this queen all the way down here. What? It's a killer! Gengar lost its Levitate ability, which still sucks, but Mismagius still has it! It has three type immunities, good special attack, and defense. Its attack sucks, but hey, just give it special moves.

Its defense and speed are not the best either, but I EV trained mine and it turned into a massive killer! Misdreavus is totally worth the catch. Catch it, and give it a Dusk Stone. A legend was born.

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

I'm mostly in this for the looks, so that's why I voted him first.

Cofagrigus is just awesome. I mean, he's awesome!

He's the best ghost Pokémon I can think of.

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

When I had a Haunter, I remember it destroying whole teams with Dream Eater. Definitely cooler than Gengar and very powerful.

Used to be my favorite ghost type, but was destroyed when I found out about Mega Banette's design. Otherwise, pretty good.

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

The Contenders
11 Sableye

The first time I encountered a Sableye was when I was playing Project Pokémon. I found it in a Swablu grass patch and caught it. I love this Pokémon so much that I even have a plush Sableye since they're really strong and cute. They're just like me because we both love to prank people and make jokes!

They're really awesome Pokémon, but their weakness is to Fairy-type Pokémon.

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 Pokémon.

And since they have no weaknesses with their type arrangement, why wouldn't you want one!?

12 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

I like its ability, Disguise. It could still get burned, frozen, poisoned, put to sleep, and paralyzed, by the way. But if Mimikyu isn't speedy, it wouldn't take damage that one turn because of its ability Disguise, but on the second turn, yes, it will take damage.

Honestly, this Pokémon 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 Pokémon!

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

13 Jellicent

It has extremely powerful defense and special defense. I can use powerful moves while taking less damage from an opponent's Pokémon. 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 deal massive damage while recovering. The best ability for it is Cursed Body.

The only Ghost and Water Pokémon that can learn some wicked water moves (Surf, etc.) and some great ghost moves (Shadow Ball, etc.). Therefore, Jellicent is the best of both worlds! I also like the different gender appearances, and Frillish is adorable!

14 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 TMs, which means they 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, 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.

15 Drifblim

This Pokémon is the evolution of one of my favorite and first Pokémon I have ever had. It is just so darn cool, and I really like its design.

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

Ominous Wind, Minimize, Stockpile, and Baton Pass. If I get all those stats onto a Pokémon, it's victory.

16 Trevenant Trevenant is a dual-type Ghost/Grass Pokémon introduced in the Pokémon franchise's sixth generation. It evolves from Phantump and is characterized by its eerie appearance and connection to the forest. Trevenant is often associated with haunted trees and ghostly tales. Its unique dual typing and role... read more

Shouldn't Trevenant be higher on the list? He is a literal beast! I watched a Pokémon battle where a level 50 Trevenant destroyed a level 50 Darkrai and a level 50 Tyranitar, and it was nearly at full health.

You need to teach him the moves Leech Seed, Horn Leech, Protect, and Will-O-Wisp, and he needs the ability Harvest. Give him a Sitrus Berry. All you need to do is place Leech Seed on the enemy, and on the next turn, use Will-O-Wisp. If he takes a lot of damage, he will heal up with the Sitrus Berry and just regrow it. Just stall the enemy out with Protect and use Horn Leech to do more damage and heal yourself. He won't die in one hit as he has very high defense. Just tank them down with that power.

Don't worry about those deadly Normal type moves. You're a Ghost type.

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

Before Gen 6, Spiritomb did not have any weaknesses, making him one of the deadliest to deal with.

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

Only 1 weakness, and no Pokémon can out-look it. By far the best Pokémon that can sweep anyone in its way.

18 Dusclops

This Pokémon 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.

Eviolite makes him just as good as Dusknoir without the ugly change.

Defeated Ash's Charizard in the anime.

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

Lunala is such an awesome Pokémon with a cool design, and because it is a legendary Pokémon, I just love it even more! It has such a cool and awesome design with an awesome move set. I literally don't know how you can hate on this Pokémon.

Lunala is tied with Giratina for the highest base stat total of all Ghost-type Pokémon. Its signature move is awesome. It has a very good movepool and can cover its weaknesses very easily. What else do you want from this beast?

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

20 Decidueye

Dude, Decidueye is literally my favorite Pokémon of all time! He is the only Ghost-type starter Pokémon. The only thing that disappoints me is that 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.

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 an owl archer is original. As a bonus, it appears in Pokkén Tournament on Nintendo Switch.

21 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 favorite Pokémon. It's cute, strong, adorable, and it's so cute how shy it is.

Plus, its type combination and moves are great. What's not to love about it?

Have you ever even seen this Pokémon in battle? I got past the Elite Four with this when they were higher levels! Best ghost ever!

Why is this not No. 1?! Spectral Thief steals stats before doing damage, making it a good Xerneas Focus Sash counter. Also, this thing is tearing up Ubers.

22 Drifloon

I think it is one of the most reliable Pokémon. It levels up quickly, and depending on how you train it, 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 Pokémon! And if you get one with Aftermath, you can end the match with a bang.

I like how its Pokédex entry says it steals children who mistake it for a balloon. Laugh out loud.

Drifloon and Drifblim are my favorite shiny Pokémon.

23 Gourgeist Gourgeist is a Pokémon species introduced in the Pokémon franchise's sixth generation. It is a Ghost/Grass-type Pokémon and evolves from Pumpkaboo. Gourgeist's size and form depend on its level when evolved, resulting in different variations. It's known for its eerie appearance and its ability to... read more

Not only does Diantha have a Gourgeist (Kalos champion), but Gourgeist also has a great selection of powerful Ghost-type moves and Grass-type moves. For example, 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 super effective on Ghost type, you can hit your foe incredibly hard! Gourgeist also has different sizes, which is unique, and evolves from the adorable Pumpkaboo!

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

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25 Shedinja

When I first encountered one of these Pokémon, 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!

He is one of my favorite Pokémon. Even though he only has one HP, he is a good Pokémon. Don't use him against Leon, though. I learned that the hard way. I have an all-ghost team, so being that Leon has two Ghost types... Just don't use Shedinja in the battles that matter.

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.

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