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# Ghost Type Pokémon

# Single Type Pokémon

# Dual Type Pokémon

# Ghost-Type Moves

Ghost type pokemon is notable for having a few pokemon with low HP and moves. In battles, Ghost type pokemons are useful because it's the only type that has two immunities: Normal and Fighting, both of which are common move types. 

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Ghost Type  Pokémon stat averages

66.4 HP Ranked #16

80.6 Attack Ranked #10

79.3 Defense Ranked #6

84.4 Sp. Attack Ranked #5

78.6 Sp. Defense Ranked #5

67.0 Speed Ranked #11

Starting from the VI generation, the types of ghosts are also immune to the movements and abilities that prevent escape from flight, such as blocking signs and ghost signs. Pokémon of this type are generally related to fear, darkness and life after death. They usually live in abandoned houses, cemeteries, funerals and dark and uninhabited places, such as caves. Also, phantom-type Pokémon tend to be extremely bad and make jokes about humans just to see their faces and their reactions. Interestingly, the more a human being is afraid, the more Pokémon Pokémon will have the power to tease. In the worst case scenario, some phantom-type Pokémon can behave relatively deadly, such as attaching Jellicent to ships and their crews or the evolving family of Litwick, draining the vital energy of lost people.

Some of Ghost's famous Pokémon coaches include Agatha, third member of Kanto Elite Four; Morty, the fourth animator of Johto; Phoebe, second member of the Hoenn Elite Four; Fantina, fifth gym manager in the Sinnoh region; Shauntal, a member of Unova Elite Four; and Acerola, a test captain from Ulaula Island, Alola, as well as her third Elite Four member.

Ghost TYPE STRENGTH

  • FirGhost type pokemon attack are super effective against Ghost, Psychic type pokemon

Ghost TYPE Weakness

  • Ghost type pokemon attacks are not effective against the Dark type pokemon.
  • Ghost type pokemon attack are weak against Ghost, Dark type pokemon.
  • Ghost type pokemon are immune to Normal type pokemon.

GHOST TYPE POKÉMON NOTABLE TRAINERS

Agatha - Ghost Type Pokemon

Agatha Elite Four Gen 1, 3, 7

Morty

Morty Ecruteak City Gym Leader Gen 2, 4

Phoebe

Phoebe Elite Four Gen 3, 6

Fantina - Ghost Type Pokemon

Fantina Hearthome City Gym Leader Gen 4, 8

Shauntal

Shauntal Elite Four Gen 5

Acerola - Ghost Type Pokemon

Acerola Elite Four Gen 7

Acerolaa - Ghost Type Pokemon

Acerola Trial Captain Gen 7

Allister - Ghost Type Pokemon

Allister Stow-on-Side Gym Leader Gen 8

  • Ghost Type Super Effective Against :  Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel
  • Ghost Type Not very Effective Against:  Fire, water, Rock, Dragon
  • Not effective against Ghost Type:  Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, Fairy.
  • Super Effective on Ghost Type:  Water, Ground, Rock.

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The Ghost-type was introduced in Pokémon Red & Green in 1996. At present, there are 88 different Pokémon, including unique forms and Mega Evolutions, that share this type and 33 different moves with it.

Ghost-type Pokémon

Ghost-type Moves

Attack Count: 33

Ghost-type in the Pokémon Trading Card Game

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Ghost-type Pokemon weaknesses, resistances & best counters

Ghost-type Pokemon weaknesses, resistances & best counters

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25th Oct 2023 10:30

Ghost-type Pokemon are some of the creepiest creatures you can come across, but knowing their weaknesses and resistances can make them seem a lot less scary.

There are plenty of ghoulish Ghost-types in the Pokedex , and they’re not the easiest to take down in battle, as their weaknesses and resistances aren’t immediately obvious like Grass-types or Fire-types are.

So whether you’re up against a classic like Gengar or a newcomer like Houndstone, here’s everything you need to know to take down these mischievous menaces in the Pokemon games.

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What are Ghost-type Pokemon's weaknesses?

A few Ghost-type Pokemon including Houndstone

Ghost-type Pokemon are typically weak to Dark-type and Ghost-type attacks .

Because Ghost-types are vulnerable to other Ghost-types, it’s definitely a good idea to focus on Dark-type Pokemon when heading into battle as you’ll have an immediate advantage.

Remember that dual-type Pokemon might not have these same weaknesses. For example, the Fighting/Ghost-type Marshadow is weak to Fairy, Flying, Ghost, and Psychic-type attacks.

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Resistances for Ghost-type Pokemon

Ghost-type Pokemon are usually resistant to Bug-type and Poison-type attacks .

They’re also completely immune to Fighting-type and Normal-type attacks , so don’t even try to use those in battle as they’ll have zero impact.

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What are Ghost-types super effective against?

The Ghost-type pokemon Drifloon

Ghost-type Pokemon with Ghost-type attacks will be super effective against Psychic-type Pokemon as well as other Ghost-type Pokemon .

As we mentioned earlier, though, be wary when using Ghost-types against other Ghost-types as it's a bit of a double-edged sword. You'll both be vulnerable to each other's attacks.

What are Ghost-types not effective against?

Ghost-type Pokemon are not very effective against Dark-type Pokemon and will have no effect whatsoever on Normal-type Pokemon .

All of these weaknesses, resistances, and type matchups certainly make Ghost-type Pokemon interesting (and often unpredictable!) opponents in battle, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with their properties.

  • Take a look at our complete Pokemon type chart for extra assistance in battle

Best counters to defeat Ghost-type Pokemon

Some of the best counters you can use when battling Ghost-type opponents are Tyranitar, Yveltal, Houndoom, Hydreigon, and Weavile . Remember, they'll need to have Dark-type movesets to really be effective.

The best counter to use will always depend on the specific opponent you're up against, so it's a good idea to look them up specifically. Having said that, focusing on Dark-type Pokemon will usually be a safe option.

Hopefully, we’ve helped you take down whichever mischievous Ghost-type you’ve been battling! Make sure you check out our Pokemon homepage for more guides like this one.

About the author 

Daniel is GGRecon’s Deputy Guides Editor. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism & English Language before covering video games and LGBTQ+ culture at publications including Gay Times and Dexerto. His favourite games include Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, and anything Nintendo. You can reach him on [email protected] .

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The Ghost type  ( Japanese : ゴーストタイプ,  Hepburn :  Gosuto taipu ) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types .

The Ghost type is notable for having few Pokémon (many of whom have low HP) and moves. In battles, the Ghost-type is useful because it's the only type that has two immunities: Normal and Fighting , both of which are common move types. From Generation VI onwards, Ghost-types are also immune to moves and abilities that prevent escaping, like Block and Shadow Tag .

Pokémon of this type are usually connected to fear, the dark and the afterlife. They usually live in abandoned houses, cemeteries, funeral places and uninhabited dark places such as caves. Also, Ghost-type Pokémon tend to be extremely naughty, pranking humans just to see their faces and reactions. Curiously, the more scared a human is, the more power the Ghost Pokémon will have to prank with it. At worst, some Ghost-type Pokémon may have relatively murderous behaviors, such as Jellicent preying on ships and their crews or the Litwick evolutionary family draining the life energy from people that are lost.

Famous Ghost-type Pokémon Trainers include Agatha , third member of the Kanto Elite Four ; Morty , the fourth Gym Leader of Johto ; Phoebe , second member of the Hoenn Elite Four ; Fantina , the fifth Gym Leader in the Sinnoh region; Shauntal , a member of the Unova Elite Four ; Acerola , a Trial Captain of Ula'ula Island , Alola as well as its third Elite Four member; and Allister , the fourth Gym Leader of Galar in Pokémon Shield .

  • 1 Ghost-type moves
  • 2.1 List of Ghost-type moves
  • 2.2 Effectiveness of Ghost-type moves
  • 2.3 Weaknesses and resistances of the Ghost type
  • 3.1 Ghost-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders
  • 3.2 Ghost-type-Pokémon Trial Captains
  • 3.3 Ghost-type-Pokémon Elite Four members
  • 3.4 Ghost-type records
  • 4.1 Pure Ghost-type Pokémon
  • 4.2 Primary Ghost-type Pokémon
  • 4.3 Secondary Ghost-type Pokémon
  • 4.4 Pokémon with Ghost-type alternate formes
  • 5 Relations with other types

Ghost-type moves [ ]

  • In Generation I , 3 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation II , 5 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation III , 3 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation IV , 4 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation V , 1 move was introduced.
  • In Generation VI , 2 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation VII , 4 moves were introduced.

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Items associated with the Ghost-type [ ]

  • The Ghost Gem , which boosts the power of Ghost-type moves once by 30%.
  • The Spell Tag , which boosts the power of Ghost-type moves once by 20%.
  • The Kasib Berry , a berry lessens the damage taken by a super effective Ghost-type move.
  • The Dusk Stone , an Evolution Stone that is used to evolve Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • The Spooky Plate , a stone tablet that boosts the power of Ghost-type moves by 20% and changes Arceus and Judgment to become Ghost-type.
  • The Ghost Memory , which acts like a counterpart to the Spooky Plate and changes Silvally and Multi-Attack to become Ghost-type.
  • The Ghostium-Z , a Z-Crystal that converts Ghost-type moves to Ghost-type Z-Moves .
  • The Decidium-Z , a Z-Crystal that converts Decidueye 's Spirit Shackle to Ghost-type Z-Moves .

List of Ghost-type moves [ ]

Effectiveness of ghost-type moves [ ], weaknesses and resistances of the ghost type [ ].

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistance of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

Ghost-type-Pokémon Trainers [ ]

Ghost-type-pokémon gym leaders [ ], ghost-type-pokémon trial captains [ ], ghost-type-pokémon elite four members [ ], ghost-type records [ ].

  • Giratina (Origin Form) is the tallest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Sinistea is the smallest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Giratina (Altered Form) is the heaviest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Gastly and Haunter are the lightest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Gastly evolves at the lowest level (25)
  • Drakloak evolves at the highest level (60)
  • Drifblim & Giratina tie for the most HP of all Ghost-types (150)
  • Mega Banette has the most Attack of all Ghost-types (165)
  • Pecharunt has the most Defense of all Ghost-types (160). But when Doublade is holding an Eviolite , Doublade has the highest Defense of all Ghost types (225).
  • Aegislash (Shield Form) has the most Sp. Def of all Ghost-types (140). However, when Dusclops has an Eviolite, Dusclops has the highest Special Defense of all Ghost types (195).
  • Mega Gengar has the most Sp. Atk of all Ghost-types (170)
  • Both Chandelure and Cursola have the highest Special Attack of all non-Mega Evolved, non-Legendary, and non-Ultra Beast Ghost types (145)
  • Shadow Rider Calyrex has the most Speed of all Ghost-types (150)
  • Dragapult has the highest Speed of all non-Legendary Ghost-types (142)
  • Giratina , Lunala , Dawn Wings Necrozma and Shadow Rider Calyrex have the highest base stat totals of all Ghost-types (680)

Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

72 Pokémon are Ghost-type.

Pure Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

#200: Misdreavus

Primary Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

#711: Oricorio (Sensu Style) [7]

Secondary Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

Pokémon with ghost-type alternate formes [ ].

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Ghost-type.

#493: Arceus [8]

Relations with other types [ ]

  • They're strong against the Psychic -type because some people are afraid of ghosts, and fears affect the mind. Communing with ghosts is also said to be a much different process than simply reading minds through physical or empirical means.
  • They're weak against themselves because ghosts can only touch each other, and there's a belief that the strongest spirit wins, with spirit referring to the desire to win something.
  • They're weak against the Dark -type because dark represents terror and evil, and it is said that evil spirits (like Spiritomb ) are punished. According to some belief systems, ghosts who lead evil lives and refuse to go to the afterlife are said to transform into demons, and demons in some mythologies are feared and also rumored to eat lost souls.
  • They're immune to the Fighting and Normal -types because spirits are incorporeal beings and thus can't be hit normally. This is also the reason why the Normal -type is immune to them, because a mortal and a ghost can't hurt each other. Interestingly, the Fighting -type is not immune to them.
  • They resist the Poison -type because you can't poison someone who's already dead, and since spirits don't have a physical form, toxins can't pass through.
  • They resist the Bug -type because members of that type cannot easily transcend the spiritual barrier members of this type hide behind in order to attack them. Also because parasites can't infect someone who's already dead.
  • The only Ghost-type Pokémon of Generation I were Gastly and its evolutions.
  • Before Generation II, Psychic -type Pokémon were immune to Ghost-type moves, although it's largely believed this was due to a programming error, since Nintendo-published guides claimed they were weak to them. This created a balance issue that was rectified in later generations.
  • The first pure Ghost-type Pokémon was Misdreavus , which was introduced in Generation II.
  • No Gym Leader or Elite Four member who specializes in Ghost-type Pokémon was introduced in Generation VI.
  • Similarly to the Dark type, the Ghost type is usually not straightforward when representing a Pokémon. Sometimes, Ghost Pokémon like Yamask and Gengar are this type because they are actual dead humans. This could also be seen as a term of murderous instincts like Jellicent which sinks ships and Froslass which freezes and keeps humans. It could also come from the fact that normal items could be possessed by a ghost like Banette or Aegislash (Banette being a possessed doll and Aegislash being a possessed sword). This could also relate to the mischievous actions of ghosts like Misdreavus and Rotom . This could also be because they have supernatural powers like Hoopa or Giratina (Hoopa can create portals and Giratina can use the powers of gas-type-matter).
  • As shown from certain Pokémon like Mimikins , it is shown that certain Ghost types can in fact die despite being considered a "ghost".
  • The Ghost type has the same type advantages as the Dark -type ( Psychic and Ghost ).
  • The Ghost type alone is the only type with two immunities.
  • Morty and Allister are the only male Ghost -type trainers so far.
  • The Ghost type is tied with the Ice type and the Ground type for the least Gigantamax forms, each having 1.
  • The Ghost type is the last type Ash Ketchum caught in the anime, where he caught a Gengar in A Chilling Curse! .
  • The Ghost type has the most accurate moves of any type, as the only Ghost-type move capable of missing is Poltergeist .
  • The Rock type is the only type that hasn't been paired with the Ghost type thus far.
  • Some Ghost types are based on Yōkai from Japanese mythology; Froslass being based on the Yuki-Onna and Phantump being based on the Kodama.
  • ^ Before Generation V , Curse was a ??? -type move.
  • ^ In Generation I , Bug-type moves did normal damage on Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • ^ In Generation I , Bug-type moves were super effective on Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon.
  • ^ Only in its Sensu Style.
  • ^ Due to the ability Multitype , equipped with the Spooky Plate .
  • ^ Due to the ability RKS System , equipped with the Ghost Memory .
  • ^ In its Dawn Wings Forme when fused with Lunala.
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All Ghost-type Pokemon weaknesses, explained

We've got everything you need to know about Ghost-type Pokémon and their weaknesses.

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Scattered throughout the lands of Pokémon are hundreds of ‘mon with different abilities, attributes, and properties that determine how they interact with their world. Many of these properties and attributes boil down to a Pokémon’s type.

Pokémon can have one or two types that determine everything about them, from the moves they can use to the Pokémon they’re strong and weak against. Trainers who want to thrive in the competitive world of Pokémon need to understand how these types influence every battle they participate in.

There are 18 unique types, each with various strengths and weaknesses.

One of the most exciting types in the game is Ghost, which has a complex web of advantages and disadvantages. Whether you’re looking to protect your Ghost-types or decimate someone else’s, we’ve outlined everything you need to know about Ghost-type weaknesses.

Here are all of the Ghost-type weaknesses.

All Ghost Type Pokémon weaknesses

All ghost type pokémon resistances, best counters for ghost type pokémon.

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  • Dark; dark type moves deal double damage against ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Ghost; ghost type moves deal double damage against ghost-type Pokémon.

The Psychic-Dark-Ghost triangle of strengths and weaknesses has always been tricky to keep straight. Ghost-types have a standard disadvantage against Dark-types : Ghost-type moves only do half damage to Dark-types, and Dark-type moves are super effective on Ghost-types.

In addition to actual Dark-type Pokémon, plenty of non-Dark-types can learn common Dark-type moves like Bite, Crunch, and Knock Off. This is an excellent way for Normal-type and Fighting-type Pokémon to gain an edge over pesky Ghost-types.

Believe it or not, Ghost is weak to itself . This is different from most other same-type matchups: most types have a resistance to themselves, with the notable exception of Dragon-types. This means that Ghost-types will crumble when faced by other Ghost-types that know moves like Shadow Ball.

Just be careful when fielding a Ghost-type against another Ghost-type: they’re both weak to each other, which could end poorly if your enemy lands a lucky critical hit or high-powered Ghost move. If you’re looking to counter a Ghost-type with Ghost-type moves, it’s best to teach those moves to a non-Ghost-type Pokémon that isn’t weak to Ghost.

  • Poison; poison-type moves are only half as effective when used against ghost-type Pokémon
  • Bug; bug-type moves are only half as effective when used against ghost-type Pokémon
  • Fighting; fighting-type moves will have no effect on ghost-type Pokémon
  • Normal; normal-type moves will have no effect on ghost-type Pokémon

Ghost-type Pokémon are resistant to two types: Bug and Poison. Many Ghost-types are also part Poison, as with the Gastly line, giving them quadruple resistance to Poison-type moves. Avoid using Bug-type or Poison-type moves against any Ghost-types you encounter.

Related: Pokémon type chart: Strengths, weaknesses, and resistances

To make up for its relatively short list of strengths and weaknesse s, Ghost-types have total immunity to two types: Normal and Fighting. Normal-type and Fighting-type moves will have no effect when used against Ghost-type Pokémon. Ghost-type moves do not affect Normal-type Pokémon, either, so keep that in mind.

There is one way to ensure that Normal-type and Fighting-type moves can hit a Ghost-type. Using the move Odor Sleuth, which many early-game Normal-type Pokémon know, will allow a Ghost-type to be hit by Normal-type and Fighting-type moves. The move Foresight will also do the same thing, which can help players who don’t have Ghost-type or Dark-type moves to take even the best Ghost-type Pokémon.

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The best Pokémon to bet on when attempting to counter Ghost-type Pokémon are pure dark types that can also learn Ghost-type moves.

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Ghost-type Pokemon are rare, with only 73 total Pokémon of this kind. It has changed quite a bit from its introduction, where in Generation 1, Ghost-type moves did not affect Psychic-type Pokémon; all Ghost-type attacks were considered physical until Generation 3. Ghost-type Pokémon are often related to fear and the afterlife, with many Ghost types being scary or spooky.

If you are checking our ghost-type Pokemon, you should know the best ghost-type Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

The Drifloon Pokédex entry is quite popular, which states that it tries to take children away that grab onto it. The newest addition in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Greavard is another Ghost-type that is an extremely friendly Pokémon that follows you if you play with it but slowly also drains the life force out of you, so don’t play with it too long. These Pokémon are fairly interesting to observe and interact with, which is how they fare in the Pokémon world.

Ghost Pokémon Strengths

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Ghost-type moves are super effective against:

  • Psychic-type Pokémon
  • Ghost-type Pokémon

Ghost-type Pokémon are immune to:

  • Normal type moves
  • Fighting type moves

Ghost-type Pokémon are resistant to:

  • Poison type moves
  • Bug type moves

Ghost Pokémon Average Stats and Moves

Ghost-type Pokémon have an average Special Attack of 84.4 , Special Defense of 78.6 , and Defense of 79.3 . These Pokémon end up as great Special Attackers who might end up lasting in battles if used correctly; it also helps that they’re immune to two typing, and since Generation 6, Steel-type Pokémon don’t resist Ghost-type moves.

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Ghost-type Pokemon are some of the strongest in most Pokemon games. In recent games, Greavard has become a fan-favorite Pokemon and one of the strongest.

This makes the Ghost type a fascinating one to play with since they also have special moves that are type-specific, like Curse or Trick or Treat. Ghost-type Pokémon can’t be trapped by trapping moves and abilities like mean look or be bound. They learn status condition moves that can be effective in long-term and competitive battles.

Ghost Pokémon Weaknesses

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Ghost-type Pokémon are weak against:

  • Ghost-type moves
  • Dark type moves

Ghost-type moves do not affect:

  • Normal type Pokémon

Ghost-type moves are not very effective against:

  • Dark type Pokémon

Ghost-type Pokémon have a low average HP stat of 66.4 and speed stat of 67 ; this ensures that they usually don’t go first in battle and might be at a considerable risk of getting one hit KO’d. They might survive because of their defense stats, but you have to be very technical while using them. This rare type of Pokémon doesn’t have a lot of choices or moves in their arsenal like other types.

Even though their existence is a bit chequered in the Pokémon world , the interesting and mysterious behavior displayed by Ghost-type Pokémon is one to behold. They indeed have a firm place in the Pokémon world and give us unforgettable and creepy Pokédex entries to witness.

Ghost Type Pokemon Strengths and Weaknesses – FAQ

What type of pokemon are ghost-type moves strong against.

Ghost type moves are strong against ghost and psychic-type Pokemon.

What type of Pokemon are ghost-type moves weak against?

Ghost type moves are weak against dark-type Pokemon.

Ghost-Type Pokémon Weaknesses & Resistances

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Ghost-type Pokémon have been around since Generation I, and they are the only type to have more than one immunity.

They are also unique because they have a type-specific attack, Curse, which works differently for Ghost-types.

Whether you’re using this type of Pokémon or need to know how to beat one, there are certain strengths and weaknesses to keep in mind.

Fortunately, we’ve created our own guide to Ghost type Pokémon weaknesses and resistances so that you can learn to handle them effectively!

Ghost Type Pokémon Weaknesses

Ghost-type Pokémon are the third-rarest type in the world of Pokémon, making them something you’re unlikely to come across as often as a grass or fire type.

Due to their rarity, you’re likely going to be asking yourself, “What are Ghost-type Pokémon weak against?” when you come up against one in a battle.

While they have been around since Gen I, not many players can remember their weaknesses, since this type isn’t the most well-known.

That said, they do have a unique set of weaknesses, which are:

Additionally, Ghost-type moves do not affect Normal-type Pokémon, meaning you don’t want to use them if you’re up against a Snorlax , Meowth, or other pure Normal-type.

Though likewise, Normal-type attacks aren’t effective against Ghost-type Pokémon either.

They are also susceptible to same-type damage bonuses, meaning Ghost-type moves will be super effective against Ghost-type Pokémon.

If you’re having trouble fighting a Ghost-type, your best bet would be using something like Poochyena, one of the best dog Pokémon that is a straight dark type.

However, despite these weaknesses, Ghost-type Pokémon have the potential to be incredibly powerful due to their status effect moves.

Ghost Type Pokémon Resistances

Now that you know what Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to, let’s take a look at their particular resistances.

These are important to know since they can help you understand when it is best to use this type of Pokémon.

Ghost-type Pokémon have two specific resistances, which are:

It should also be noted that certain Ghost-type Pokémon, particularly the Gastly ones, are part poison themselves, making them even more poison resistant.

Ghost-types also have complete immunity to Fighting-type moves and Normal-type moves, so you don’t want to go up against them with a Mankey or Dunsparce.

While Ghost types themselves aren’t super effective against Bug or Poison types, due to their resistance, they can be good to use in a fight against these kinds of Pokémon.

These resistances are worth keeping in mind so that you can more effectively fight or use any Ghost-type Pokémon you come across.

Best Counters For Ghost Type Pokémon

If you know you’re going to be battling a Ghost-type Pokémon, you’ll want to prepare beforehand.

There are some specific counters you can use to help give yourself an upper hand.

Having a Dark-type Pokémon on your team is one of the best things you can do to defeat any Ghost Pokémon more easily.

Dark-type moves are super effective against all Ghost-types, so keeping one in reserve can be a smart move.

You can also use dual dark types, like Yveltal, one of the best bird Pokémon , which is a Flying/Dark-type with the Dark Pulse ability, to defeat any Ghost-type with ease.

What Beats Ghost Type Pokémon?

Ghost types have been featured in all of the best Pokémon games of all time , and when it comes time to fight them, you’ll want to have the right team.

The last thing you want to do is go into a battle with a Ghost-type using a Pokémon that is ineffective, or at worst, highly vulnerable to their attacks!

Fortunately, if you’re using the right Pokémon and the right move sets, you can easily defeat any Ghost-type that gets in your way.

Pokémon To Use Against Ghost Types

When it’s time to take down a Ghost-type, these are the Pokémon you’ll want to have on your team.

  • Meowth (Dark-type)
  • Poochyena (Dark-type)
  • Zorua (Dark-type)
  • Nickit (Dark-type)
  • Absol (Dark-type)
  • Maschiff (Dark-type)

Because all pure Dark-types are resistant to Ghost-type attacks, these will be the best to have on your team.

However, you can still use half Dark-types, though they will still be damaged normally by Ghost-type attacks.

On the plus side, Dark-type Pokémon can be relatively easy to come across, especially if you go looking for them at night.

Moves To Use Against Dark Types

While Dark-type Pokémon are the most effective against Ghost-types, there are also some moves you should get to ensure they have the biggest impact possible.

The best offensive moves to use against a Ghost-type include:

  • Brutal Swing

It should be noted that moves like Bite, Crunch, and Knock Off can also be taught to Normal-type and Fighting-type Pokémon to give them a slight edge over Ghost-types.

All Dark-type moves are super effective against Ghost-types, so they will be able to inflict 2x damage compared to other options.

These are the ones you will definitely want to set your Pokémon up with before taking on any Ghost-type Pokémon in a battle.

Ghost-type Pokémon are some of the coolest in the franchise, but they can be devastating to fight if you’re not prepared.

If you find yourself having to fight a Ghost-type, you’ll need to know exactly what it is weak to, so you can set up your team correctly.

Make sure to keep our guide handy if you’re having trouble remembering what is most effective to use against this Pokémon type!

What Ghost type Pokémon weakness is your favorite? Leave a comment below.

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Ghost Type Pokémon Weaknesses and Good Pokémon to Use Against Them

In Generation I only 3 Pokémon had the Ghost-type. These 3 Pokémon were also part of the same evolutionary chain (Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar)!

Since then, however, the Ghost type has grown in number and popularity in future games.

Many Gym Leaders and Elite Four members have used them, such as Morty, Shauntal, Agatha, and Acerola. 

The Ghost-type has a lot of quirks which can make it tricky to deal with.

For example, it is weak against itself, and it can’t hit Normal-types, while Normal-types also can’t hit it. 

Keep on reading to make sure these Ghost-type Pokémon don’t leave you spooked!

Ghost Type Pokémon Weaknesses & Strengths Chart

Ghost-type pokémon weaknesses.

Ghost-type Pokémon are weak against Dark-type moves and also their own typing of Ghost. These moves do double damage to them.

The Dark type also resists Ghost-type moves, making it a reliable choice for beating Ghost Pokemon. 

Normal-type Pokémon are completely immune to Ghost-type attacks, but they can’t inflict damage in return!

Ghost-Type Pokémon Strengths and Resistances

Ghost-type Pokémon are good against Psychic and Ghost types, being able to deal double damage to them. 

They can also resist moves from Bug and Poison-type Pokémon, taking half damage from them. 

Ghost-types are also completely immune to Fighting and Normal-type moves.

If you use one of these types against them, you’ll do no damage to them at all!

Pokémon Good Against Ghost Types

There are plenty of Pokémon that can be good against Ghost-type Pokemon that either can exploit their weaknesses or resist their moves.

5 of the best Ghost-type counters are:

Bisharp Pokemon

Bisharp is a great choice to use against Ghost-type Pokémon, as it has great typing (Steel/Dark) to resist their moves.

As a bit of Trivia, back in Generation V when it was released, it was the only Pokémon able to have double resistance to Ghost-type moves!

Nowadays, it only has singular resistance as Steel now takes normal damage, but this is still great to have. 

With a great Attack stat that can be easily boosted using Swords Dance, it can dispatch Ghost-types handily. 

By using Sucker Punch, it can attack first for super effective damage if the opponent is using an attacking move. This helps to make up for its lower Speed.

Sableye Pokemon

Sableye is a Ghost/Dark type. This means it takes normal damage from Ghost-type moves thanks to the Dark typing. 

At one point, before Generation VI introduced the Fairy-type, Sableye was the only Pokémon to have no weaknesses at all, thanks to its typing! 

One of the key points about Sableye that makes it super useful is its ability, Prankster. This gives priority to non-attacking moves.

Using this, Sableye can easily act first and weaken its opponents with stat drops and status effects. 

Gengar Pokemon

It might seem odd that we have included Gengar here, as being Ghost/Poison type, it is weak to Ghost-type moves. However, bear with us as there is a good reason why!

You may remember one of the types that Ghosts are weak to is themselves.

Thanks to Gengar’s great Speed and Special Attack stats, it can turn the tides on its opponents, hitting them hard and fast. 

Gengar can also use Dark-type moves such as Dark Pulse for super-effective damage.

Umbreon Pokemon

Umbreon is a Dark-type, making it super-effective against Ghost-type Pokémon.

It also has one of the top Special Defense stats in the game, making it great at taking hits. 

Its ability Synchronize means that any Pokémon that gives it a status effect will get the same status back.

This often makes opponents wary about burning or poisoning it!

Umbreon can also recover HP for itself and allies using the Wish move.

The move Foul Play, also helps it against physically attacking Pokémon as it scales in power with the opponent’s Attack stat.

5. Obstagoon

Obstagoon Pokemon

Obstagoon is Normal/Dark-type. This means that due to its Normal typing, Ghost-type moves won’t hit it at all! 

The Dark-type allows it to deal super-effective damage and hit hard.

It can also use status effects to its advantage with the ability Guts, which increases its Attack stat if it is affected by one. 

With great all-around stats, Obstagoon is a great Pokémon to build how you would like them. 

Attacks Super Effective Against Ghost-Type Pokémon

Ghost and Dark-type attacks will be your moves of choice to defeat Ghost-type Pokémon quickly and easily. 

It’s always key to remember that you don’t need a Pokémon that has Ghost or Dark typing to use a super effective move. Lots of different Pokémon can learn them and help you out in a pinch. 

Here is a list of some of the top 10 moves to look out for. 

  • Shadow Ball (Ghost)
  • Poltergeist (Ghost)
  • Shadow Sneak ( Ghost)
  • Hex (Ghost)
  • Shadow Claw (Ghost)
  • Sucker Punch (Dark)
  • Knock Off (Dark)
  • Darkest Lariat (Dark)
  • Dark Pulse (Dark)
  • Snarl (Dark)

Tips on Defeating Ghost-Type Pokémon

Ghost-type Pokémon as we have said previously, are immune to Normal and Fighting-type attacks. However, this is not always the case!

If a Normal or Fighting-type Pokémon has the ability Scrappy, it can hit Ghost-type Pokémon! 

Even if you don’t have Scrappy as an ability, often switching to a Normal-type Pokémon can disrupt your opponent. This is because if they use a Ghost-type move it will do nothing to you!

Remember most Normal-types have some sort of Dark-type move at their disposal to then hit back with!

The Dark-type move Knock Off is very popular, especially among competitive trainers.

This move gets rid of the held item of the opposing Pokémon. Not only that, but if it removes the item, it also does double the damage!

Due to the fact that Ghost-types are also weak to Dark-type moves, this makes it all the more useful for a Pokémon to know. 

For every other type, if they use the move Curse, it will lower their Speed in order to raise Attack and Defense. However, if a Ghost-type uses it, something more interesting happens!

The Ghost-type will lose half its HP but will curse the opposing Pokémon. This curse will make it lose ¼ of its HP at the end of every turn!

To get around this, switch out your Pokémon to remove the curse. 

Ghost-types are also the only type of Pokémon to have access to the ability Cursed Body.

If a Pokémon with this ability is hit by a damaging move, it has a 30% chance to disable that attack! This means you won’t be able to use that move again for 4 turns.

The remedy for this, though, is exactly the same as for Curse. Simply switch your Pokémon out to get rid of the effect. 

We hope that after reading this guide, you no longer feel scared of Ghost-type Pokémon.

In fact, we hope that they are more scared of you with your newfound know-how!

Are there any other types you are worried about facing? Let us and your fellow trainers know in the comments. 

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Ghost Type Pokemon Weakness and Strengths Guide

By: Author Dawn Lim

Posted on June 18, 2023

Ghost Type Pokemon Weakness and Strengths Guide

Ghost Pokemon are one of the harder ones to remember what types stack up well against it.

With currently only 70 Ghost Pokemon among the more than 1,000 in existence , they’re the third-rarest type.

To learn more about this relatively rare and troublesome Pokemon type, here’s a quick guide to taking advantage of Ghost Pokemon’s weaknesses, resistances, immunity, and strengths.

What Are Ghost Pokemon Weak Against?

What are ghost pokemon strong against, what are ghost pokemon resistant to, best counters for ghost pokemon.

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Ghost type Pokemon are weak against the following types

This means any Dark or Ghost type attacks used against a Ghost Pokemon will be super-effective.

So, watch out for Dark and Ghost moves like Crunch, Dark Pulse, Shadow Ball, Shadow Claw, and Curse, to name a few.

In addition to Dark moves being strong on Ghost Pokemon, Dark Pokemon can also resist Ghost moves.

It’s the only type that resists Ghost moves, making Ghost the least resisted type, tied with Dragon.

Interestingly, Ghost type Pokemon are also weak to their own type.

Most notably, the Ghost type move Curse will have a different effect on Ghost Pokemon.

Curse will alter a Non-Ghost Pokemon’s stats, while Ghost Pokemon will lose half of its max HP when hit by it instead!

Furthermore, Normal types may not be one of its weaknesses, but Ghost moves do not affect Normal Pokemon.

The good news is that Ghost Pokemon can easily run away from battles against wild Pokemon, no matter the Speed.

So if your Ghost Pokemon is faced by a Dark or Ghost Pokemon in the wild, running away is a viable option.

Ghost type moves are strong against (or deal super effective hits) to:

Psychic Pokemon usually have a high Special Defense, so it’s best to use physical Ghost moves that can target their low Defense or utilize moves that can lower their Special Defense.

As for its fellow Ghost Pokemon, the average stats for its Defense and Special Defense aren’t that different, so special or physical moves are both okay.

Just keep in mind that Ghost moves like Curse affect Ghost types differently.

Overall, Ghost moves are known for their status-inducing effects!

Some of the best Ghost type moves to use are Shadow Ball, which is a special move that can lower an opponent’s Special Defense; Shadow Claw, a physical move that can land a crit; Hex, a special move that can deal quite the damage if the opponent already has a status condition; and of course, Curse.

Status condition-wise, Trick-or-Treat adds Ghost type to the target’s typing, Spite cuts 4 PP from the opponent’s recent move, and Destiny Bond brings its opponent down when the user faints. Those are some scary moves!

Mega Banette fighting

Ghost Pokemon can resist Bug and Poison moves.

So Bug moves like Megahorn and X-Scissor, as well as Poison moves like Gunk Shot and Sludge Bomb, pose no threat to this type.

Immunity-wise, Ghost Pokemon is immune to Normal and Fighting. It’s the only type that is immune to more than one type!

Some of the best Pokemon to use against Ghost Pokemon are Darkrai, Sableye, Houndoom, and Mabosstiff.

Mega Gengar is excellent in Pokemon GO, too. Take a peek at our suggested strategy below and see what works for you!

Since Ghost Pokemon are weak to Dark and fellow Ghost Pokemon, it’s best to use a pure Dark Pokemon or a combination of the two.

Darkrai is a pure Dark type Mythical Pokemon with a very high Special Attack. In Pokemon GO, a Snarl and Shadow Ball combo is good to use.

Sableye has both Dark/Ghost in its typing, and has a boosted Defense and Special Defense in its Mega form.

Meanwhile, dog Pokemon Houndoom (Dark/Fire) and Mabosstiff (Dark) are also good options.

In Pokemon GO, Mega Gengar (Ghost/Poison) is a must-have Mega Pokemon. It might be a double-edged sword since it’s also weak against Ghost moves, but its Shadow Claw-Shadow Ball move set is a beast.

Some of Dark moves to consider using are Crunch, Dark Pulse, and Knock Off. For Ghost moves, Shadow Ball, Shadow Claw, Hex, and Curse are great to use.

The Ghost - type is one of eighteen different Types in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

These are the strengths and weaknesses when using a Ghost- type attack on another Pokemon.

These are the strengths and weaknesses when using a Ghost-type Pokemon.

Ghost -type Pokemon are completely immune to both Fighting - and Normal -type Attacks.

Ghost -type Attacks cannot affect Normal -type Pokemon.

Ghost-type Pokemon

The following is a list of Ghost-type Pokemon. They will be further listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mega Banette
  • Mega Gengar
  • Mega Sableye

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All Ghost Type Weakness in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Don't be scared of Ghosts.

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Ghost is one of the trickiest types to beat in Pokemon, but it’s not invincible. With returning Pokemon Gengar and Bannette, plus new ones like Houndstone, you’ll want to be ready to knock out Ghost Pokemon at a moment’s notice. Here’s everything you need to know about all Ghost-type weaknesses in Scarlet and Violet.

How Do You Beat Ghost Types in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Answered

Sneasel on Glaseado Mountain in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Ghost-type is only weak to Dark and itself in Paldea; luckily, there are Houndour in Inlet Grotto and Maschiff in western Paldea for you to catch early on in your adventure. Dark-type is slightly better as a counter because it resists Ghost attacks. Another strategy that can help you is Tertastallizing into a Dark-type if you have a Pokemon like Donphan that knows Knock Off.

Normal-types are immune to Ghost-type attacks but must use anything other than Normal and Fighting attacks to damage Ghost Pokemon. There’s a few Normal and Flying Pokemon in Paldea that can help you here; Staraptor is probably the best one.

Some Ghost Pokemon are annoying because they have secondary types that cover their weaknesses; for example, Sableye is only weak to Fairy-type because it’s Ghost and Dark. Be aware of Pokemon like Sableye, so you pick the best move to win battles.

That’s everything we have on countering Ghost types in Scarlet & Violet . Check out some of our other Pokemon Scarlet and Violet content, like how to find Dusk Stone , do you need to trade Haunter , and how you can trade with your friends .

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Ghost Type Pokémon Explained – Info, Strengths, Weaknesses

What are ghost type pokémon.

Ghost type Pokémon are one of the eighteen elemental types found in the world of Pokémon. All Pokémon are categorized into various types based on their characteristics and abilities. They can be a single type or two different types.

Ghost type Pokémon are generally associated with night, Halloween and death and can be found in cemeteries, abandoned houses and dark places. The first Ghost Type Pokémon in the Pokédex is 0092 Gastly . 

Gastly Pokémon

To date there are 72 Ghost type Pokémon including Pure Ghost types that are only Ghost type, and Half Ghost types whose Primary or Secondary type is Ghost.

Complete Ghost Pokémon List

What are Ghost Type Pokémon Strengths and Weaknesses?

When in battle, all Pokémon types have strengths and weaknesses against other Pokémon types. 

Ghost Type Strengths:

When attacking – Ghost type Pokémon moves are strong against Ghost and Psychic type Pokémon. 

When being attacked – Ghost type Pokémon have a resistance to attacks by Bug, Fighting, Normal and Poison type Pokémon.

Ghost Type Weaknesses:

When attacking – Ghost type Pokémon moves are weak against Dark and Normal type Pokémon and will do very little damage.

When being attacked – Ghost type Pokémon are weak to Dark and Ghost type Pokémon.

Pokémon Trainers that specialise in Ghost type Pokémon

Throughout the Pokémon game series, players encounter Pokémon Gym Leaders and Trainers that specialise in Ghost type Pokémon. 

Ghost Elite Four

Acerola – Pokémon League (Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon)

Agatha – Indigo Plateau (Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen, Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s go Eevee)

Phoebe – Ever Grande City / Pokémon League (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire)

Shauntal – Pokémon League (Black, White, Black 2, White 2)

Ghost Gym Leaders

Allister – Stow-on-Side City Gym (Pokémon Shield)

Fantina – Hearthome City Gym (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl)

Morty – Ecruteak City Gym (Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver)

Ryme – Montenevera City Gym (Scarlet, Violet)

Ghost Trial Captain

Acerola – Thrifty Megamart (Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon)

Pokémon Trainers

Avery – (Pokémon Shield)

Bede – (Sword and Shield)

Dexio – (X, Y, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon)

Faba – (Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon)

Trainer Classes

Channeler – (Various games)

Hex Maniac – (Various games)

Medium – (Various games)

Psychic – (Various games)

Ghost Type Pokémon in the TCG

While there are 18 different Pokémon types in the Pokédex and Video Game series, in the Trading Card Game (TCG) there are only 11 different Pokémon types. This means that in the TCG some categories contain more than one of the Game Pokémon types. 

Ghost Type Pokémon are currently included with Psychic Type in the TCG. From 2007 – 2019 Poison type Pokémon were also included in this group.

The Trading Cards for these Pokémon have the Psychic symbol in the top right-hand corner, next to the HP. 

087/182 Gimmighoul

To use the Corkscrew Punch attack associated with this card, the player must attach two Colorless Energy cards – which can be any type of Basic Energy Cards . When deciding which cards to include in a deck, players should be aware of the qualities and requirements of their chosen Pokémon cards.

At the bottom of the card is detailed information about that card’s weakness, resistance and retreat cost.

In the TCG, Ghost / Psychic type Pokémon generally have a weakness to Dark types. The Gimmighoul card shows this weakness to Dark type Pokémon and attacks from these types do double damage.  

Ghost / Psychic type Pokémon cards are resistant to attacks by Fighting type Pokémon and the HP damage from these types maybe reduced. The Gimmighoul card shows that the HP damage is reduced by 30.

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Ghost Type Weakness – Guide to Protect your Rare Pokemon

Ghost Type Weakness

What does it mean when someone says “Ghost Type Weakness”? Well, it means that the type of Pokemon named Ghost has certain weaknesses in the Pokemon games and the player asks this question to know how to avoid these weaknesses so they can win in the battle against other Pokemons. This is what this article attempts at helping the reader understand and how to use the best strategy to protect one’s rare Pokemon. 

Before we go further into understanding what Ghost Type Weakness is we will need to understand what a Ghost Type Pokemon is.

What is a Ghost Type Pokemon?

A Ghost Type Pokemon or ゴーストタイプ in Japanese (Which translates to Ghost Type)  is one of the eighteen types of Pokemon available in the various Pokemon games. They are a rare Pokemon and are the only type that has two immunities. There are a total of 34 Ghost-type Pokemons excluding Megas and Formes.

Ghost Pokemon

In the First Generation Games, the moves of Ghost had no effect on the Psychic Pokemons however, in the later generations it was changed to be extremely effective. Prior to Gen 6, the Ghost Type Pokemon had no weakness when they are paired with Dark Type Pokemon .

These types of Pokemons are connected with the afterlife and Dark and are found in desolate dark places such as Caves, Cemeteries, Funeral Places, and Abandoned Houses. There are 73 Ghost Type Pokemon, 15  Single Type Pokemon, 58 Dual Type Pokemon, and 32 Ghost Type moves. 

Ghost Type Trainers

Some of the famous Ghost Type Trainers are – 

  • Morty : The Fourth Gym Leader of Johto.
  • Agatha : The Third Member of the Kanto Elite Four.
  • Phoebe : The Second Member of the Hoenn Elite Four.
  • Shauntal : A Trial Captain of Ula’ula Island, Alolal, and the member of the Unova Elite Four and the third member of the Elite four.
  • Fantina : The fifth Gym Leader of Sinnoh.
  • Allister : The fourth Gym Leader of Galar.

General Statistics

Fully evolved.

The Ghost Type Pokemon are ranked 16th in HP, 10th in Attack, 6th in Defense, 5th in Special Attack and Special Defense, and 11th in Speed. 

Ghost Type Weakness and Immunities

Ghost Type Pokemon are known for having few Pokemon and most of them have low HP as well as moves. However, they are used in battles as they have two immunities. These immunities are Normal and Fighting which are both commonly used moves in Battles. Since the release of Gen VI, they also have immunity from moves and abilities that prevent escaping such as Shadow Tag and Blocking. 

Ghost Pokemon Weakness

Ghost Type Pokemon are Immune to Normal and Fighting, and they have a strong defense against Bug and Poison attacks. However, they are very weak and show weak defense against Dark and other Ghost types. Since Ghost-type Pokemon show Weak Defence against Dark and other Ghost Type Pokemon, it is easy to note what truly is Ghost Type Weakness. 

Earlier we discussed the defense of Ghost Type Pokemon, Now, we move towards its attack aspect. 

In the same way, other Ghost Type Pokemon can attack and weaken One’s Ghost Type, it is possible to take this Ghost Type Weakness to one’s advantage as the player will be able to use the Ghost Type Pokemon to attack other Ghost Types. They also show a Strong attack against Psychics. 

They show weak attacks against Dark and since Ghost Type Weakness is present against Dark and Ghost-type showing weak attacks against it means that if faced against Dark then one’s Ghost Type Pokemon would Perish. 

Ghost Type Weakness is not present against Normal, however, nor does it have any attacks against them, therefore, making any attacks against one another neutral and making the whole battle useless. 

There are only very few Pure Ghost Type Pokemon and one needs to take advantage of their secondary and primary typing. 

Fun Fact – Due to a Programming Error in Gen 1 Psychic was immune to Ghost as well, even though they were not intended to be like that. Due to this small error in programming Psychic was almost Invulnerable in Generation 1. 

Is this Ghost Pokemon Weakness applicable to all Pokemon Games?

Each Pokemon have its unique weaknesses and advantages, the same way Ghost Pokemon do as well. Ghost Pokemon’s Weakness is Dark and Itself. This Weakness does not change no matter which generation or game it is unless there are some technical glitches. Therefore, The Ghost Pokemon Weakness remains constant throughout all the games.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kills ghost-type.

A Ghost-type Pokemon is only weak against a Dark Type Pokemon and against itself and due to this only these types are able to kill a Ghost-type Pokemon.

Which legendary Pokemon has the most weaknesses?

Rock is the legendary Pokemon that has the most weakness. The pokemon has five different weaknesses, they are  Grass, Steel, Fighting, Ground, and Water.

What is good against Ghost-type Pokemon in brilliant diamond?

Ghosts are immune to Fighting and Normal and have a strong defense against bugs and Poison However they are weak against Dark and other Ghosts.

Do Fighting moves affect Ghost?

Ghosts are immune to fighting however, this can be nullified by the use of Odor Sleuth or Foresight. 

While playing the Pokemon games any player would ask questions as to how to protect one’s Pokemon and what their weaknesses are. Naturally, if a player uses the Ghost Type Pokemon the question of what the Ghost Type Weakness is would arise in their minds. Whether it is to protect one’s precious rare Pokemon in battle or if it is to know the best strategy it is always wise to know the weaknesses and advantages of one’s Pokemon. 

Ghost Type Pokemons are rare Pokemons that have two weaknesses that are Dark and other Ghost types themselves.

This article has attempted at answering the question of what the Ghost Type Weakness is and how players can carefully strategize to overcome the obstacles they face such as other Pokemon and keep their Pokemons safe as well as win all the battles they fight.

This article has hopefully given an insight into the Ghost Type Weakness and will help the players in understanding their Pokemon better as well as have a better and more enjoyable gaming experience!

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