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.

Psychic : use same move selection as shown above
It's Olso weak to other ghost type moves but against another ghost type if this isn't obvious use your own ghost moves!
Dark:generation 1 not a problem but you could also teach it focus blast to cover this.
Ground:only as mega Gengar due to the fact that Gengar doesn't have levitate in its mega form but teach it ice beam other wise.
Has good coverage for weaknesses good special attack awesome mega evoulution and good move pool is all good with me

Hypnosis, nightmare, dream eater, hex all do massive damage to sleeping foes teach to Gengar!

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 it's 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 it's way! It has great coverage moves like Focus Blast and Sludge Wave, with Clear Smog as well! One of the BEST pokemon ever created!

If you know Pokemon, you probably know Gengar. He's one of the only contenders to stand up to Pikachu for popularity.
He was literally the first ghost pokemon, and definitely one of the best designed.
The appearance is a well balanced mix of cute and scary, not a lot of Pokemon can compete.
Despite it's Mega evolution getting a down grade in ground type immunity, design ( In my opinion ), and height, there's no doubt as a fact Mega Gengar is a top dog for Ghost type pokemon.

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!

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. 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?

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.

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

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 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.

I really like Girantina and its moves. It's a really cool pokemon to have on your team, but it doesn't really deserve the top ten list on account that it's a legendary but it's a great fighter none the less! They should make a new non legendary Ghost Dragon combo which would totally quirk my interests.

Giratina is freaky (ish). It is so powerful, it destroyed Dialga who's the same strength as Palkia (GUARDIAN of space). It's lowest power is 90 for speed, not a biggy. Giratina doesn't need speed. Giratina is so violent it is banished for it's violence. And also, I'd like to add that pretty much you don't need any other Pokemon on your team exept evenly matched Pokemons like Mewtwo and Rayquaza.

I really love this thing! This thing is a BEAST! No wonder why he was banished from the pokemon world! EXTREMELY OP! And not to mention his origin forme! Who the distortion world would pick a purple blob for this beast? Genwunners would, but everyone else would pick up this awe inspiring ghost dragon!

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

Banette is an awesome and adorable under appreciated Pokémon. If you really think about it, Banette isn't the evil one, the kid who threw it in the dumpster is. The kid threw the doll into the dumpster, and probably knew the dump truck was gonna come around and CRUSH IT. I mean, you gotta feel bad for them. Also, you can't hate an entire species for one reason, some might be evil, but some might not. seriously tho, Banette is an awesome species of Pokémon

I also love ghost types but hate horror movies lol

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.

This is one of my most nostalgic Pokémon. It was the first Mega Evolution I ever saw and it has always been my favourite ghost type. It looks mischevious and child-like and the Mega Evolution has a very good design. The back-story is also unusually intriguing I still however like a lot of Ghost types including Dusknoir,Mismagius,Aegislash and Golurk.

Banette always scared the hell out of me when I was younger. The creepiest Ghost type, and also one of the best 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 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

Yeah I'll have to hand it to this guy/girl.Even though Chandelure is OP, Aegislash takes the cake with its high defense and special attack when changed to different stances shield and blade respectively. Aegislash has a higher attack and special attack than chandelier, 150 and defense when changed.Its design and history is more than enough to make it first on this list of competitive Pokemon.

Great pokemon overall with sweeper to tank ability and kings shield which basically cuts direct attackers attacks down so they lose their momentum. any attacking moves go well with it because of blade form which gives it 150 attack and special attack. Pairs well with jellicent since they cover their weaknesses pretty well except for jellicents electricity weakness. Also a really cool animation and should definitely get an Alolan form of a tribal sword. That would be beasty. :D

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.

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

The only way I would want to buy Sinnoh remakes is if they add a spirit world because I love this Pokémon. If they do, you know who to blame when all the copies are sold out.

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!

Its just an overall beast with trick room and his design is just generally bad-ass and I think that is 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!

Dusknoir is cool. My dusknoir swept away whole of Steven's team and 2 out of 3 Pokemons of Cynthia (including her garchomp) in black 2 tournament. Moreover, it always defeats 1 or 2 Pokemon (sometime 3) in black 2 tournament, no matter which Pokemon is against it.

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 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.

Glacia's Froslass is powerful and cool at the same time. It looks amazing in its Kimono based design and nice attack animations make it one of the best looking Pokemon 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.

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!

8 Mismagius

Mismagius is currently my favorite pokemon. 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! 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.

Mismagius is a great pokemon, with great stats and a good move pool.
I swt mine up with magical leaf, perish song, thunder and shadow ball and I swiped the floor with my mismagius. The design is flawless and gives it a unique style, which is good. In conclusion, Mismagius is great

Incredilble speed and special attack and two types immunities. He is all misdreavus is but so much more awesome. And you gotta respect mismagius when he has that crazed look on his face, crepy, powerful, cool, he's all you'd want out of a ghost type.

Yes gengar is a much better version of mismagius...but as a pure ghost type...mismagius is a must have. Nasty Plot, Shadow ball, Psychic and Pain split. Nasty plot to increase sp. atk, Shadow ball and psychic both have chance at reducing enemy sp. definitely and a strong base attack for its types, pain split to make sure dar types feel their own suffering. Mismagius has a **cking hat! and has very sturdy stats

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

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

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 Pokemon I can think of.

10 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 it's ability DISGUISE, it could still get by burning, freeze, poison, sleep, and paralyzed, by the way. But if mimikyu isn't speedy it wouldn't take damage that one turn because it's ability DISGUISE but the second turn yes it will take damage.

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!

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

Mimikyu is amazing! It's ability gives you a free switch in, or swords dance.
Shadow Sneak
Shadow Claw
Swords Dance
Play Rough

The Contenders
11 Sableye

The first time I encountered a sableye was when I was playing project Pokemon and I found it in a swablu grass patch and I caught it. I love this Pokemon so much 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 Pokemon but their weakness is f type Pokemon

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 my powerhouse, it should be number 1 or in the top 3 at least, his only weakness is fairy and I used my sableye to destroy a couple different fairy types such as Clefairy, Clefable, Klefki and many more. Sableye has always been my favorite ghost type and no Gengar can replace him.

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.

Only ghost and water Pokemon and 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 appearences and frillish is adorable!

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.

13 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 is very powerful.

Used to be my favourite ghost type, but was DESTROYED when I found out
About Mega banette' design.
Otherwise, pretty good.

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

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

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 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.

Come on Romtom has to be one of the top 10. Look at the reasons why:
A. ) it can change form
B. ) it's the only electric/ghost type Pokemon (not including the type change when it changes it's mode)
C. ) it has one of the highest stats of a ghost Pokemon (not to mention the music is that of a legendary Pokemon when encoutered)
D. ) it can learn a buch of tm

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.

15 Drifblim

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

One of my favorite ghost Pokémon. Teach it minimize, stockpile, will-o-wisp and baton pass and hand off the stat boosts and your unstoppable!
Rune Ice Master

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

Everyone Forgets this is the ONLY Ghost/Flying type Pokémon on the game! (And Drifloon) Also it's amazing HP stat and that move 'Thunder' and 'Rain dance' (Totally not OP! ) and 'flare boost'...

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

Cool design, only one weakness, it's obviously the best.

17 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

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.

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!

18 Trevenant

It's a shame that Trevenant never got a Mega Evolution. If it did, it would be more of a heavy attacker. A must-have if you're playing Pokemon Y. My team on X mainly just consists of Delphox, Venusaur, Gogoat, Klefki, Sylveon and Tyrantrum. One thing that's disturbing about this Pokemon is that its pre-evolved form, Phantump, are basically lost forest children, as stated in the Pokedex entry. So what its saying is that I had to catch literal children to get this beast. Yeeeah. That honestly sounds like pedophilia.

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.

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

Best Tank EVER because of it's A.O.E ghost moves and it's ability to recover using its horn leech to recover lost HP. It also can use its forest curse to turn opponents into grass types which is useful if you have a Chandelure on your team. (or any type good against grass, just thinking about my future all ghost team! ) One of the top ghost pokemon on my list guys! Recommended move set: Horn leech, will o whisp, forest curse, curse. :D

19 Dusclops

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.

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

Defeated Ash Charizard in anime.

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

20 Gourgeist

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!

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.

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...)

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.

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!

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.

Ghost and Fighting type is one of the most creative combinations for a Pokémon type. Plus, Marshadows zenith Form looks really fricin cool.

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

22 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.

23 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.

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

24 Palossand

He's just cool

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