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Ghost Pokémon are arguably some of the most popular creatures from Nintendo’s illustrious series, introducing a variety of beloved ‘mons in every single generation to date. While Ghost-types have traditionally been a bit hit-or-miss, when they hit, they hit hard – it’s almost as if they’re not immaterial spectres capable of floating through walls and drinking your brain juice. 

As with every type in Pokémon , some Ghost-types are a whole lot better than others. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of the best Ghost Pokémon ever designed, which includes ‘mons from six of Pokémon’s eight generations – sorry Gen 2, you’ve got the best Pokémon games for sure, but your ghosts just aren’t that Gastly. 

Similarly to our other lists on the best Water Pokémon , best Fire Pokémon , best Psychic Pokémon , and best Dragon Pokémon , each evolutionary family included in this list can only be represented by one individual ‘mon from it. It’s no fun if it’s just ‘Gastly, Haunter, Gengar’, right?

Before we get started, let’s go through some honourable mentions:

  • Cofagrigus.

Now that’s out of the way, let’s move on to the main event – here are the top ten Ghost Pokémon of all time, ranked from worst to best.

10 Phantump

Goh's Phantump in the Pokémon anime

It might seem a bit odd to put Phantump here when ‘mons like Sableye and Aegislash missed the cut, but hear us out. Aside from Cofagrigus, Gen 5 had a pretty terrible selection of Ghost Pokémon – a terrifying jellyfish with a Santa Claus beard? No thank you. X & Y introduced this beloved little phantom stump – nice bit of etymology for you there – and completely restored our faith in just how good Ghost Pokémon can be. Just look at its little eyes. Amazing.

Although some people might prefer Trevenant, the grown-up version of Phantump, we reckon it’s best to slap an Everstone on Gen 6’s little ghost tree so it never has to become scary and, if New Pokémon Snap is anything to go by, pretty damn aggressive. They grow up so fast – unless you use a magic rock to Peter Pan-ify them for all eternity. 

9 Spectrier

Spectrier in the Crown Tundra

Gen 8’s spectral horse wowed fans all over the world when Crown Tundra launched back in late 2020. While it’s technically stronger when combined with Calyrex, Sword & Shield’s weird egghead rabbit is a bit rubbish, actually, so we like to take the Reins of Unity, crumple them up into a ball, and throw them so far into the Frigid Sea that even Peony will never be able to get them back.

Spectrier is easily one of Pokémon’s most impressive designs in years, making excellent use of colour to convey its typing and boasting a quiet but powerful aura that allows it to instantly make an impression. It’s also got pretty great competitive viability thanks to the combination of Nasty Plot, Shadow Ball, and Grim Neigh, all of which are further compounded by its absurd Speed stat. If you see this lad galloping towards you, there’s no point even trying to move out of the way – if it wants to whack you with a rogue Dark Pulse, it will. 

Froslass in the Pokémon anime

Froslass is fascinating for a few different reasons. On one hand, introducing an alternate evolution for Snorunt was in and of itself pretty ambitious and inventive back in Gen 4. On top of that, Froslass’ appearance in New Pokémon Snap is the key to what is arguably the game’s single best map. It’s not exactly a Pokémon that springs to mind when you think of “the best Pokemon ever designed,” but when you give it a bit more consideration, you’ll be able to see its merits pretty clearly.

The only bad thing about Froslass is that it apparently hunts lone men wandering through Arctic mountains and uses them as trophies to decorate its lair. Pokémon is supposed to be for kids? Yeah, right.

7 Giratina Origin Forme

Giratina in its Origin Forme

Let’s get one thing straight: This is very emphatically supposed to refer to Giratina Origin Forme, as clearly stated above. Giratina Altered Forme is not only one of the worst Ghost Pokémon of all time – it’s one of the worst ‘mons in general. Why anyone would ever want a ghost slug with exoskeletal rib-teeth and wings that make you shudder to look at is beyond us.

When Giratina is in the Distortion World, however, and is able to assume its original and proper form, it’s pretty damn cool. It’s a slick, spectral dragon that looks perfectly capable of doing everything Giratina is supposed to do, which is to behave as a sort of interdimensional nuisance that causes a ruckus but usually ends up doing the right thing. It’s also got great stats and a typing that, while it has a lot of weaknesses, is just… cool. A dragon, except it’s also a ghost. Genius. 

6 Alolan Marowak

Alolan Marowak

We already included Alolan Marowak on our list of the best Fire Pokémon of all time, but it definitely deserves a place here, too. Marowak arguably should have been a ghost to begin with, what with all the spectral shenanigans that occured in Lavender Town’s Pokémon Tower back in Gen 1, so its transition to a Ghost/Fire hybrid typing in Alola feels especially earned.

While it doesn’t have the best stats around town, Alolan Marowak has access to a wide movepool, some decent abilities, and two immunities. Most of all though, it just looks really badass. What better way to fight than with a bone emanating some kind of weird ghost fire?

5 Marshadow

The Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow

Imagine a marshmallow, right. All of a sudden it comes to life, except it’s undead. What does it do next? The answer should be obvious: It trains as a boxer and becomes the best martial artist in the history of sentient confectionery. 

Gen 7’s Marshadow is a Fighting/Ghost dual-type Mythical Pokémon that would probably be a whole lot more popular if it wasn’t so difficult to obtain. At the time of writing, there is no way to get this Pokémon outside of trading with somebody who already has it. Still, it’s an impeccably well-designed ‘mon with a great offensive typing, monstrous Attack and Speed stats, and a cutesy little aesthetic that absolutely belies how ridiculously strong it is.

4 Dragapult

Dragapult in the Pokémon anime

Dragapult also made the cut on our list of the best Dragon Pokémon, where it fared slightly better by landing in third place. While Galar’s pseudo-Legendary dragon is definitely a great Pokémon across the board, it’s always felt as if it leans into its draconic origins a bit more than its ghostly ones. Sure, it can use Phantom Force, and yeah, the way it flies is… weird. At fourth place, it’s definitely a great Ghost ‘mon – it’s just a better dragon one.

Still, Ghost is part of its typing and Dragapult is objectively excellent, so it’s only fair it nabs itself a cushy spot on this list, too. No other Pokémon takes its young and fires them out of its ears like ghost torpedoes. Surely that has to count for something.

Goh's Shedinja in the Pokémon anime

While some people look at Shedinja and probably think, “Oh, a bug – cool,” there’s a lot more to this Pokémon than meets the eye. On top of having an incredible ability with Wonder Guard – which means it can only be damaged by moves that are super-effective against it – and flaunting a pretty cool angelic aesthetic, Shedinja is mostly intriguing because of the method by which it can be obtained. 

To get a Shedinja, you need to evolve a Nincada while having one extra slot in your party and at least one PokéBall in your inventory. As well as the Ninjask you get from ordinarily evolving Nincada, you’ll also have a Shedinja in the sixth slot of your team. What this implies is that after Nincada sheds its shell and evolves into Ninjask, the husk becomes sentient and takes on a new life of its own, hence the Ghost typing. To this day, it’s one of Pokémon’s best — and weirdest — design concepts.

Shiny Mimikyu in the Pokémon anime

It kind of pains us to put Mimikyu in second place because it feels as if this little guy is always coming close to winning, but never quite getting there. It’s mocked up a little costume to make it look like Pikachu, who everyone adores, just so it can get a bit of love and affection from a trainer – any trainer. It’s lively and cutesy and always in high spirits, and will be your best friend in the world if you’re willing to give it a chance. If you bust its disguise though… let’s just say there’s a rumour about a man who saw the real Mimikyu beneath the costume and died immediately. Again – Pokémon is dark!

Fortunately, Mimikyu has become a fan-favourite in the real world, and has made The Pokemon Company very rich by selling approximately seven trillion plushes in the last eight seconds. We all wish Pokémon were real sometimes, but one of the things that makes us feel most strongly about that desire is the fact that maybe if they were, Mimikyu could actually get the love and respect it deserves. Come on, Mimikyu – you’re half-Ghost, half-Fairy. Surely you can work some sort of magic to get yourself out of the screen and into our hearts.

Ash's Gengar

There was never any doubt, was there? The best Ghost Pokémon of all time is, obviously, the final evolution of the first one. Gengar is an instantly recognisable symbol of the series at this point, having been available in every single generation to date while also playing major roles in spin-offs like Mystery Dungeon , New Pokémon Snap , Pokémon Unite , and more. It’s one of those precious few ‘mons that is unanimously loved by Nintendo and fans alike. Why? Because it’s amazing, that’s why. 

Personally, we like Haunter a teensy tiny bit better than Gengar, although it’s important to put biases aside here and let the science do the talking. Gengar, marvelous mischief-maker and special sweeper extraordinaire, is unequivocally the best Ghost Pokémon of all time. There’s no point in arguing otherwise. No email here folks – just plain fax.

Just look at that smile – how could it not be number one? Exactly. 

Written by Cian Maher on behalf of GLHF .

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The Ghost type (ゴーストタイプ, 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

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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)
  • Doublade has the most Defense of all Ghost-types (150)
  • Aegislash (Shield Form) has the most Sp. Def of all Ghost-types (140)
  • Mega Gengar has the most Sp. Atk of all Ghost-types (170)
  • Shadow Rider Calyrex has the most Speed of all Ghost-types (150)
  • Giratina , Lunala , Dawn Wings Necrozma and Shadow Rider Calyrex have the highest base stat totals of all Ghost-types (680)

Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

54 Pokémon are Ghost-type. (5.36% of all Pokémon)

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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Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

There are 41 Ghost-type Pokémon species (counting those being Ghost-type in at least one form ). There are 49 regular forms and 3 Mega Evolution , 11 of them are purely Ghost-type.


Ghost-type attacks [ ]

There are 12 Ghost-type attacks, 4 of them are fast attacks and 8 of them are charged attacks.

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20 Strongest Ghost Pokemon, Ranked

Ghost-type Pokémon can be tough to handle. These are the strongest you can get.

Ghost-type Pokemon are interesting. Way back in the days of the first generation, there were only three Ghosts in the entire game—Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar—and all three were also part Poison. In addition, their moves were only super effective against other Ghost Pokemon, making them questionably useful at best.

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But as later games came out, Ghost became the primary type used for taking down the notoriously powerful Psychic-type (back before the days of Dark-type Pokemon). Ghost Pokemon make up some of the most powerful monsters in the entire game, and we're counting down the strongest of them.

Updated April 22, 2023, by Casey Foot: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet introduced us to various new Ghost-type Pokemon that certainly impress on the battlefield. Because of this, it’s only right to add them to the growing roster of strong Ghost-type Pokemon. Their spooky appearances and prowess when it comes to battling makes them viable Pokemon to have on your team and great partners too.

20 Ceruledge

This dual-wielding, ghostly Pokemon is the Violet counterpart to Armarouge and excels in Physical Attack . Its unsurprising that its Attack is its highest stat, considering it's got sharp blades for arms.

While most Ceruledge will have the Flash Fire Ability, its Weak Armor Hidden Ability is worth seeking out. If Ceruledge is hit by a Physical Attack, its Speed will increase by two stages at the cost of its Defense.

This means it can swiftly use its high Physical Attack to attack foes before their next turn. It also has a great signature move in Bitter Blade, which deals strong damage while restoring Ceruledge’s HP.

19 Flutter Mane

Flutter Mane is the Paradox version of Misdreavus, taking on the Fairy type alongside Ghost. While this Pokemon’s HP, Physical Attack, and Defense are abysmally low, its Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed are all exceptionally high, sitting at 135 each.

Thanks to its high Speed stat, Flutter Mane can get the jump on other Pokemon and take them down with Special moves like Shadow Ball and Phantom Force. Its Ability, Photosynthesis, takes its Special Attack even higher in harsh sunlight, making it truly a Pokemon to be reckoned with.

18 Skeledirge

Starter Pokemon usually have respectable stats all around, and Skeledirge is no different. It has a sizeable Special Attack stat of 110 that can make use of the Ghost-type move Shadow Ball, and a solid Defense of 100 and HP of 104, meaning it can take a few hits without feeling the pressure.

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Where it’s let down, however, is its Speed stat, which sits at a low 66. It won’t be landing the first hit any time soon, but when it does, you can be sure the other Pokemon will know about it.

17 Marshadow

Marshadow isn't only a competitive Ghost-type Pokemon, but it also happens to be tough in terms of collectors trying to get their hands on the Gloomdweller Pokemon. When looking at its base stats the things that stand out are its Physical Attack and Speed as those come in at elite levels, which isn't surprising for a legendary Pokemon of its acclaim.

Even if it happens to know some weaker moves, its Ability called Technician powers them up, helping it round out its move set and making everything it knows viable to some extent.

16 Alolan Marowak

Alolan Marowak took an already appreciated Kanto Pokemon design and took it to the next level, getting inspired by the islands and culture it calls home, wielding a spectral flamed bone that it uses as its primary weapon. The Bone Keeper Pokemon isn't just tough-looking but backs that up with solid defensive base stats.

Just don't look for it to win any races or strike first as its Speed is a bit of a weakness. If it has the Ability Lightning Rod, Alolan Marowak makes for an ace-in-the-hole against Electric-type moves, an ability that allows it to absorb that electricity to power up its Special Attack stat.

15 Spectrier

The Swift Horse Pokemon known as Spectrier was introduced in Pokemon Sword & Shield 's Crown Tundra DLC expansion. Both its Speed and Special Attack are incredibly high, with its health also being a top-tier base stat.

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It builds its power as it engages in battle with an Ability called Grim Neigh that boosts Spectrier's Special Attack each time it knocks out another Pokemon in battle. This means that it only grows stronger as the fight rages on and can quickly sweep through an opponent's roster if they're not careful.

14 Decidueye

Starter Pokemon generally just have solid stats across the board as they're meant to stick with you through the entirety of your journey through their particular region. Decidueye's Hisuian variant form may not be Ghost-type, but the native species hailing from the Alolan Islands is a ghostly archer.

The Arrow Quill Pokemon has solid base stats from top to bottom and its dual-typing of Grass and Ghost provides it access to several nifty moves. Long Reach is a Hidden Ability - likely attached to it thanks to its Ghost-typing - that makes it so Decidueye's moves don't make physical contact with its target, regardless of if it's a physical move or not.

13 Shedinja

Shedinja gets an honorable mention because of its very unique defense, an Ability no other Pokemon has called Wonder Guard. This Ability prevents any move that isn't Super Effective from hitting Shedinja at all.

Its typing is Bug/Ghost, so there are a fair amount of moves that can still hit it, including Rock, Dark, and Fire - but everything else passes right through this little insect.

However, it only has one single hit point, so any move that hits is a sure KO. You also get this Pokemon using a strange method, as the result of the only evolution that turns one Pokemon into two.

When Nincada evolves into Ninjask, if you have a free party slot and a spare Poke Ball, you get a Shedinja - Nincada's empty, cast-off shell.

12 Spiritomb

What happens when you trap 108 restless spirits inside of a rock with a scary face on it? You get Spiritomb, of course!

This Pokemon is Ghost/Dark-type, which makes it completely immune to Fighting, Psychic, and Normal moves.

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It also has great defensive stats and pretty good Attack, with a lot of moves that make Spiritomb a good support team member. However, it doesn't have a lot of HP to back up its Defense and no useful way to recover health, which limits its overall usefulness.

11 Dusknoir

One look at Dusknoir will probably invoke the thought of, "Yeah, this chunky ghost can probably take a hit or two," which is very accurate. Its attacking stats are quite lackluster when compared to other Ghost-types, so it'll mainly want to prioritize defensive gameplay with some 'tricky' strategies.

Dusknoir is a great user of Trick Room due to its abysmal Speed stat that would be pretty useless otherwise, and it can give some Pokemon Trainers a pretty big run for their money if they aren't prepared for it.

Unfortunately, Dusknoir's best Ability is Frisk, and you always hate to see that happen.

This imposing goliath of a Pokemon might not seem like the best choice at first.

It's part Ground-type, which makes it weak to common types like Water and Grass, and its Defense stats are nothing to write home about. Maybe it's a little fragile; it even has a bandage sticking together and a crack in its chest!

But what really makes Golurk stand out is its incredible Physical Attack stat. Plus, it has an Ability that boosts all of its punch-based attacks.

With an absolutely devastating Shadow Punch and immunity to Fighting and Electric moves, Golurk's a good addition to any team.

This might just be some sentient algae possessing some bits off a shipwreck, but that doesn't mean it can't be formidable in the right hands. Dhelmise has good Defense and access to the self-healing move Synthesis, making it easy to keep it in play for a long time.

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It also has access to Rapid Spin, a move that rids the field of all environmental hazards like Stealth Rock, which is all over the competitive play. Add to that a truly incredible Attack stat, and Dhelmise is ready to go head-to-head (does this thing have a head?) with even the sturdiest Pokemon.

First of all, let's just start with this: Mega Sabeleye is banned in most competitive play tiers. That on its own should give you an idea of how strong it is.

Regular old Sabeleye isn't bad, especially with its Dark/Ghost-typing whose only weakness is Fairy. But it is still a single-stage Pokemon, and those are rarely stand-outs with regard to strength.

Mega-evolving gives it massive Defense and Special Defense, probably because of the gigantic gem it's hiding behind. That, in addition to its ability Magic Bounce, which rebounds status moves and environmental hazards onto the user, makes it almost entirely overpowered.

Everyone's favorite little creepy Pikachu stalker doesn't look like a very powerful Pokemon. It's made itself a little costume to appear as sweet and likable as possible, and it might lead you to think there isn't a lot going on under its disguise.

But Mimikyu is actually shockingly useful and its disguise works to its benefit. In fact, its Ability is called Disguise and allows Mimikyu to take one free hit where the stuffed Pikachu head absorbs all damage.

It also has the unique Ghost/Fairy-typing, which lets it use powerful STAB (same type attack bonus) moves on every other type of Pokemon for at least neutral damage. Of course, once Mimikyu's disguise is broken, it doesn't have a lot of HP to its name, so it'd be wise to take your foe out quickly before it can whip up something deadly.

6 Cofagrigus

Cofagrigus has an absolutely massive Physical Defense stat, and its Special Defense is nothing to scoff at either. Actually, that makes sense considering it's hiding most of its substance inside a sarcophagus.

It's a pure Ghost-type too, meaning it's only weak to Dark-types and other Ghost Pokemon while being completely immune to Normal and Fighting.

What really gives Cofagrigus an offensive edge is that it can use the moves Nasty Plot — which sharply boosts its Special Attack — and Trick Room — which affects the Speed stat of all Pokemon on the field. Fast Pokemon become slow, slow become fast, and Cofagrigus becomes terrifying.

5 Chandelure

This spectral chandelier is an offensive force to behold on the battlefield. It has a beastly Special Attack stat, which, when paired with its dual type of Ghost and Fire, gives it monstrously powerful STAB moves like Shadow Ball and Flamethrower.

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Its only real downside is that it has a less-than-ideal Speed, which means its usefulness as a sweeper are limited. Still, it's a very dangerous Pokemon to encounter on the field.

And its scary purple flames don't even burn your body, they burn your soul. Think about that for a minute.

4 Galarian Corsola

This addition to Sword & Shield is a rare example of a Pokemon actually being better than its evolution and for some very important reasons. This poor soul may not look like the prime example of a tank Pokemon, but Corsola can be an absolute nightmare to take down and seems to virtually live forever.

With the use of Eviolite to take advantage of its base form and boost defenses, and the amazing move that is Strength Sap, physically attacking Pokemon are going to have an extremely rough time against it.

Strength Sap has the unique property of healing the user an amount equal to the target's Attack stat, as well as lowering the enemy's Attack by one stage. This can completely shut down most Physical Attackers, and it isn't made any easier for them with the Ghost-type being immune to common Physical typings like Normal and Fighting.

3 Mega Gengar

Here he is, the original Scary Boy. Gengar was already a powerful Pokemon long before Mega Evolutions came around, and they went and made it into a force of nature.

Gengar is something you would be afraid to check under your bed for as the ultimate Ghost Pokemon, with a Speed of 130 and a Special Attack of 170. On top of that, it's Ghost/Poison-type, so it's immune to Normal and Fighting and can go up against passive enemies that rely on moves like Toxic or Toxic Spikes.

And it's also the only Ghost Pokemon to have the Ability Shadow Tag, which prevents opposing Pokemon from switching out of battle. Mega Gengar isn't trapped in here with you, you're trapped in here with it.

2 Dragapult

All it wants to do is use its children as high-powered torpedoes of mass destruction, and who's going to stop it from having so much fun?

In Sword & Shield, Dragapult serves the role of a wildly fast glass cannon that can sweep half a team when utilized correctly. Its Speed stat, being a base 142, is one of the highest Speeds around, and Dragapult makes great use of it with an equally threatening Attack stat.

Related: The Strongest Dragon Pokemon, Ranked

It has access to a wide array of move options, like most Dragon-types do, which allows it to fill any gaps within your team quite well. Moves like Psychic Fangs, Dragon Darts, and Sucker Punch are all great options to quickly take down opponents, which is what Dragapult does best.

1 Aegislash

Being Steel/Ghost-type grants Aegislash an impressive amount of resistances and immunities right off the bat, but that's not what makes it so formidable. No, that would be its unique Ability Stance Change, which lets it swap between its Blade Forme and Shield Forme.

In Blade, it sacrifices Defense for 150 in both Attack and Special Attack, while in Shield it does the exact opposite. And since it's an Ability and not a move, it does this stance change automatically whenever it uses an offensive move, or its signature move, King's Shield.

This makes Aegislash an extremely powerful and dangerous attacker that's also incredibly hard to take down. If a rival Pokemon even tries to attack it after it's used King's Shield, that Pokemon has its Attack drastically lowered.

How dare it even think about laying a claw on Aegislash.

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Psychic (type).

The Psychic type (Japanese: エスパータイプ Esper type ) is one of the eighteen types . Psychic-type moves are super effective against Fighting - and Poison-type Pokémon , while Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug -, Dark -, and Ghost-type moves.

  • 1.1 Overall
  • 1.2 Fully evolved
  • 2.1 Generation I
  • 2.2 Generation II onwards
  • 2.3 Additional effects
  • 2.4 Generation I balance issues
  • 3.1 Pure Psychic-type Pokémon
  • 3.2.1 Primary Psychic-type Pokémon
  • 3.2.2 Secondary Psychic-type Pokémon
  • 3.3 Changed types
  • 4 Pokéstar Studios opponents
  • 6.1 Interacting with the Psychic type
  • 6.2 Exclusive Abilities
  • 7.1 Cram-o-matic
  • 8 Notable Psychic-type Trainers
  • 9.1 Core series
  • 9.2 Side series
  • 9.3 Spin-off games
  • 10 In the TCG
  • 12 In other languages
  • 13 References

Statistical averages

Fully evolved, battle properties.

Note: Type effectiveness multipliers may vary in other games outside the core series .

Generation I

Generation ii onwards, additional effects.

If the target is under the effect of the move Miracle Eye , Psychic-type moves will deal ×1 damage to Dark-type Pokémon.

When Psychic Terrain (introduced in Generation VII ) is in effect, the power of Psychic-type moves are increased by 30% (50% prior to Generation VIII ) if the user is grounded .

Generation I balance issues

In the Generation I games, Psychic-type Pokémon were at the center of a balance issue. [1] This issue was rectified in Generation II , with the addition of the Steel and Dark types, and the removal of the glitch that caused them to be immune to Ghost-type moves instead of them being super effective, as well as the addition of more moves that are strong against Psychic types.

As of Generation IX , there are 108 Psychic-type Pokémon or 10.57% of all Pokémon (counting those that are Psychic-type in at least one of their forms , including regional forms ), making it the 5th most common type after Flying and before Bug . All other types have been paired up with Psychic at least once—after the official release of Galarian Slowbro , Psychic became the third type to have this trait.

The Pokémon below are listed by their current types. Some Pokémon have had their types changed, usually when a new type was introduced.

Pure Psychic-type Pokémon

Half psychic-type pokémon, primary psychic-type pokémon, secondary psychic-type pokémon, changed types.

These Psychic-type Pokémon have had their types changed.

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As of Generation IX , there are 78 Psychic-type moves , or 8.54% of all moves (excluding those that are Psychic-type only under certain circumstances), making it the 2nd most common type among moves, after Normal and before Grass .

Prior to changes in Generation IV , all damaging Psychic-type moves were special , but they may also now be physical depending on the attack.

Interacting with the Psychic type

A Pokémon with Protean or Libero will become a Psychic-type Pokémon if it uses a Psychic-type move. A Pokémon with Color Change , Imposter , Mimicry , RKS System , or Multitype will become a Psychic-type Pokémon if (respectively) it is hit with a Psychic-type move, is sent out against a Psychic-type opponent, if the terrain is psychic, if it is holding a Psychic Memory , or if it is holding a Mind Plate or Psychium Z .

A Darmanitan with Zen Mode will also change from a Fire-type into a dual Fire/Psychic-type form upon losing more than 50% of its HP.

Exclusive Abilities

Only Psychic-type Pokémon have these Abilities. This does not include signature Abilities .


Notable psychic-type trainers, core series, side series, spin-off games.

Due to the decreased amount of types in the TCG, Psychic generally adopts all Ghost-type Pokémon under its typing. It also adopted Poison-type Pokémon after the Diamond & Pearl set, whereas previously they were a part of the Grass -type, though they would later be incorporated into Darkness in Sword & Shield . Fairy-type Pokémon were also adopted into Psychic in the same set.

Psychic-type Pokémon in the TCG are generally weak to Darkness , Metal , and other Psychic Pokémon (until Sword & Shield), with no resistances. Psychic-type Pokémon are strong against Fighting , Grass (until Diamond & Pearl), and Psychic Pokémon (until Sword & Shield), whilst Colorless , Darkness and Metal Pokémon can resist this type.

  • Generation III introduced the most Psychic-type Pokémon of any generation, with 20, and Generation VI introduced the fewest Psychic-type Pokémon, with six.
  • Generation I introduced the most Psychic-type moves of any generation, with 15, and Generation VI introduced the fewest Psychic-type moves, with only one, Hyperspace Hole .
  • The Psychic-type is the most common type for Legendary and Mythical Pokémon , with at least two Psychic-type Legendary or Mythical Pokémon introduced in each generation (except Generation VI , which only introduced one ) for a total of 23 out of 85 (counting Phione and the Galarian legendary birds).
  • The Psychic-type is the only type that shares its name with a move and a Trainer Class .
  • Psychic has the most notable type experts of any type, with 11 (12 if Tate and Liza are counted separately).
  • In Generation I, the color gold was often used in relation to Psychic-types, possibly as a reference to parapsychology . Kanto's Psychic-type Gym is located in Saffron City (saffron is a color similar to gold), and its badge is named ゴールドバッジ Gold Badge in Japanese. It is also represented in Pokémon designs such as the Abra -line, the Drowzee -line, Psyduck , and in Golduck 's name. In Mystery Dungeon games, there's also the Gold Gummi , which is the Gummi variety loved by Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • The Psychic type's highest average stat is Special Attack , while the Fighting type's is Attack .
  • The Psychic-type is the only former special type to not have any of its old moves changed into physical moves, while the Fighting-type is the only former physical type to not have any of its old moves changed into special moves.
  • Counter and Mirror Coat , moves that counter physical and special attacks are, respectively, Fighting- and Psychic-type moves.
  • Bulk Up and Calm Mind , moves that raise physical and special stats are, respectively, Fighting- and Psychic-type moves.
  • The Cram-o-matic considers Choice Band and Muscle Band Fighting-type inputs and Choice Specs and Wise Glasses Psychic-type inputs.
  • However, a Psychic-type Pokémon also cannot have a double resistance to more than one type.
  • Rattled , an Ability introduced in Generation V , is affected by the weaknesses of the Psychic-type. However, no Psychic-type Pokémon has this Ability.
  • The Psychic-type has the most Mega Evolutions of any type, with ten.
  • ↑ Sugimori, Ken "Psychic Pokémon seemed to dominate in the previous Pokémon game, so we needed to come up with new Pokémon and types to make Pokémon Gold and Silver more balanced." Nintendo Power 134 (July 2000) p. 79 (retrieved August 16, 2010)

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The Pokémon Anime’s Spookiest Episode Aired 25 Years Ago Today

The Pokémon franchise doesn’t scare me that often. Sure, when I see Pikachu take a hard hit in a battle, I’m scared for his health. When Giratina shows up to fight my beaten-down team at the end of Pokémon Legends: Arceus , that’s also terrifying because I’m running low on Pokémon to fight back. But in terms of actual scares in a traditional horror sense, there haven’t been a lot of those over the years. However, as we enter spooky season, I’m reminded of a 1998 anime episode that aired in the US 25 years ago, where Gastly, the sole ghost-type Pokémon of the first generation, finally made its TV debut. The Pokémon anime can sometimes feel a bit sanitized and sanded-down, but back in the ‘90s, Ash’s adventures had higher stakes, and that episode in particular still gives me goosebumps to this day.

Gastly walked so future ghost-type Pokémon could run

“The Ghost of Maiden’s Peak” ( streaming on Netflix ) is a good example of the Pokémon anime expanding on ideas that are just hinted at in the games themselves. At the time, the Gastly family was the only ghost-type Pokémon, so centering them in a scary episode was a no-brainer. Sure, the Pokémon games deal with ghosts and death in the universe in Lavender Town’s Pokémon Tower , which serves as a burial ground for those critters, but ghosts in the Pokémon universe were still a pretty abstract concept in Red and Blue. Ash and Pikachu pass through Lavender Town on their journey, but the anime doubles down on ghost-types as a frightening, unknowable force within the universe, and in “The Ghost of Maiden’s Peak”, it’s used to excellent effect.

The episode follows Ash and his friends as they visit Maiden’s Peak, a location that doesn’t appear in the games but is home to a summer festival and shrine where the locals tell the legend of a young woman who, thousands of years ago, was deeply in love with a man who was sent off to war. She swore to wait at the end of a cliff, watching the sea’s tides, waiting for her lover’s ship to return. But he never did, and her body turned to stone as she waited. She was the “when will my husband return from the war” joke taken to its most extreme conclusion. We stan a loyal queen, but girl, you could have waited indoors and not succumbed to the elements.

When our heroes arrive at Maiden’s Peak, Brock, Ash’s ex-gym leader friend, sees the spirit of the maiden and is immediately infatuated. James, Team Rocket’s lovable dimwit, also falls victim to her spell, and the two are transfixed by her, eventually falling victim to her hypnotic abilities come nighttime. Ash’s Pikachu is the only one who sees the truth of the matter: This is a Pokémon masquerading as a spirit. The two affected imbeciles disappear during the night and are drawn into the spirit’s web. When Ash and the rest of Team Rocket find them, they’ve basically lost their minds, succumbing to some kind of love spell and babbling nonsense about their devotion to the ghost. A quick Thundershock from Pikachu later, the two become somewhat more coherent but Brock maintains his undying loyalty to a ghost girl he just met.

With the help of a local old woman, Ash, Pikachu, Misty, and the rest of Team Rocket attempt to banish the ghost by using Ofuda , which the old woman calls an “anti-ghost” talisman (referred to as “stickers” in the English dub). In the real world, these are used in Buddhism and Shinto to protect a home from misfortune, but in the Pokémon world, they keep out haunting spirits. Or, at least, that’s the idea. When the ghost of the maiden returns the following night, she’s able to easily enter the shrine and telepathically drag Brock and James out into the open air She nearly succeeds in abducting them again, until Jesse whips out an actual rocket launcher and disrupts her concentration.

Then the maiden conjures several terrifying ghosts, and Ash notes that he doesn’t recognize them as a Pokémon. He pulls out his Pokédex, and it confirms this small army of ghosts aren’t Pocket Monsters to be caught in a Pokéball—but the same can’t be said for the maiden’s ghost itself, which appears to be something entirely different. As the ghouls descend upon the group, Ash points his Pokédex in the direction of the maiden’s ghost, and the Pokédex says “still searching” for what feels like an agonizingly long time until it determines the maiden is actually a Gastly in disguise.

Once Gastly reveals its true form, the episode makes light of the situation (this is a kid’s show, after all) It transforms into a mouse trap to chase after Pikachu when the mouse Pokémon tries to fight it. It conjures a ball to distract Meowth as he tries to take advantage of an opening in the battle. It even shapeshifts into a fire extinguisher to target the life-giving flame on Charmander’s tail. While it would have been easy for Pokémon to keep portraying Gastly as a terrifying creature that Ash and friends can’t defeat, the show instead makes it a bit of a prankster, something more palatable for a younger audience.

The entire ordeal comes to a close as the sun rises, and Gastly reveals that it does have one weakness: sunlight. The ghost disappears and vows it will return next year, but for now, James and Brock are free from its curse. However, while innocent idiot boys will continue to fall victim to its hypnosis, the episode reveals the ‘Mon has noble intentions.

We see a scene of Gastly speaking with the actual spirit of the maiden. It reveals it has a passion for keeping old legends alive, and uses the summer festival to remind tourists of her story. At this point, Gastly’s antics have become just as embedded in the festival as the story of the maiden herself. It must travel to another land in search of new legends to spread, but promises to return to Maiden’s Peak to tell her story once again.

The entire ordeal is still striking today, both as a Pokémon ghost story and a riff on the source material. The Gastly “reveal” isn’t really a twist, as the episode shows early on that the Pokémon is behind the whole scheme. Even though you know the ghost is a Gastly, the anticipation of watching Ash stumble into that knowledge in what seemed like a life-or-death circumstance is intense—especially because you know the Pokédex’s rules of having to “see” a Pokémon before it can identify it.

In the first-generation games, the only way you can “see” a ghost-type Pokémon is by using the Silph Scope. This proprietary tech was developed with the sole intention of gazing past illusions created by ghosts and identifying the source. Ash doesn’t have one of these, but the Pokédex, not limited by the human’s naked eye, is able to scan the environment and name the group’s ghostly foe. It’s such a rewarding moment of clarity in a tense, frightening scene. Suddenly, something that seemed incomprehensible is dragged into plain sight.

Even nine generations in, Ghost Pokémon are still pretty enigmatic. Their lore is often some of the darkest you’ll find in the Pokédex , and that’s only become more apparent as more of them have joined Gastly and its evolutionary line in subsequent games. Yamask is apparently the soul of dead humans wandering the land of the living, legend says Poltchageist originated from a bitter man dying over a broken caddy . But even when Gastly was the only ghost we had, it was providing scares, spooks, and shocks from the beginning. It was a trailblazer for how ghost-type Pokémon would exist in the series for years to come, and they’ve only gotten spookier as time has gone on.

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10 Most Broken Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet, Ranked

Scarlet & Violet's recently released Teal Mask DLC has shaken up Pokémon's Ninth Generation even more with some truly OP Pokémon.

The beauty of Pokémon battling is that, if played correctly, even the weakest of Pokémon can gain the upper hand and come out on top. Pokémon is all about strategy when battling at the highest competitive level, but some Pokémon are still just objectively stronger than others.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet introduced several brand new powerful Pokémon with unique skills that are forces to be reckoned with, though many of the classic staples are just as viable as ever. Every trainer will have a different set of Pokémon that fit best in their strategy, but there are a few Pokémon in particular that are so overpowered, any trainer looking to make a viable team should consider them—especially with the recently released Teal Mask DLC.

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10 Houndstone

Type: ghost.

There's a reason Houndstone's signature move, Last Respects, has been banned from competitive play. If used as the last Pokémon in a trainer's party, Houndstone's Last Respects can easily become the most OP attack in the series.

Last Respects starts out with a modest 50 base power, but with each Pokémon that's fainted in the player's party, the move gains an additional 50 attack power. With five Pokémon in the player's party fainted, that equates to a total of 300 power: the highest of any move in the game . The main problem with Houndstone is that it's essentially a one-trick pony, so if Last Respects somehow gets disabled or Houndstone is out-sped, it means trouble.

9 Hisuian Samurott

Type: water/dark.

With the compatibility of Pokémon Home recently added to Scarlet & Violet , Hisuian Samurott is finally available for trainers in Paldea. Hisuian Samurott is far superior to its Unovan variant, and its ability, Sharpness, gives an added power boost to one of the most OP moves in competitive Pokémon .

Hisuian Samurott's signature move, Ceaseless Edge, lets it both set up spikes and attack at the same time. While Ceaseless Edge doesn't do big damage on its own, when combined with Samurott's Sharpness, it suddenly becomes a strong STAB move that also makes it that much harder to switch out against.

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8 Bloodmoon Ursaluna

Type: ground/normal.

Not only is Bloodmoon Ursaluna already an utter tank, but Blood Moon is an incredibly powerful Normal Type attack that retains its 100% accuracy. The one downside to Blood Moon is that it can't be used twice in a row, but considering its base attack power of 140, anything else would just be unfair.

Aside from its signature attack, Bloodmoon Ursaluna is a special attacking powerhouse that bolsters strong physical bulk as well. Its special ability, Mind's Eye, ensures that even Ursaluna's arch nemesis, ghost types, can still be hit by its normal-type attacks.

7 Gholdengo

Type: steel/ghost.

Gholdengo has become a staple of many trainers' teams in Gen 9 thanks to its broken ability and respectable stats. Its signature ability is Good as Gold, which basically renders moves that inflict status effects like sleep and poison completely null against Gholdengo.

Not only is Gholdengo immune to status moves, but it also has a high special attack stat that couples with its Make it Rain attack to deal insane STAB damage. While Gholdengo is more predictable now and has somewhat fallen out of favor competitively, its mere presence is still a threat that trainers always need to at the very least be aware of.

6 Baxcalibur

Type: dragon/ice.

Baxcalibur has always been a threat since it was first introduced in Scarlet and Violet . Its ridiculously high attack stat always made it viable, but Baxcalibur has only become even more powerful post- Teal Mask DLC.

That's because it got the move Scale Shot, which allows it to attack while also raising its speed simultaneously. What initially made Baxcalibur such a problem was its access to Dragon Dance which let it increase its speed, but Scale Shot does the same and more by giving it an additional Dragon-type attack in the process.

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Type: Water

At first glance, Palafin isn't very threatening. Its base stats are weak, and its cutesy appearance doesn't necessarily give off the intimidation factor of a Gyarados. However, after using its ability Zero to Hero, Palafin becomes so strong that it's been said to be able to lift a cruise ship with one fin.

Whether that legend is true is yet to be seen, but judging by its ridiculous 160 attack power while in Hero mode, Palafin definitely lives up to its hype. After switching it out of battle with Flip Turn, Palafin transforms from its base form to its Hero form, and can pretty much one-shot most teams with a combination of its best STAB move Wave Crash, and a Water Tera form .

4 Iron Bundle

Type: ice/water.

Although it takes after its predecessor, Delibird, Iron Bundle is much more formidable. Iron Bundle is one of the most powerful Pokémon in Gen 9 for three reasons—namely, its speed, strength, and STAB moves.

Iron Bundle is a dual water and ice type Pokémon whose two main STAB attacks, Hydro Pump and Freeze-Dry, are immensely powerful. Adding that to the fact that it is easily one of the fastest Pokémon in the SV meta, and suddenly Iron Bundle becomes an oppressive offensive presence that no trainer wants to go up against.

3 Flutter Mane

Type: ghost/fairy.

As far as Paradox Pokémon are concerned, Flutter Mane is often considered one of the best in the game, if not the very best. That's all due entirely to its incredible 135 Sp Attack, Speed, and Sp Defense stats.

Combining Flutter Mane's Sp Attack with Choice Specs makes it nearly unstoppable with STAB moves like Shadow Ball and Moon Blast. When supported by Koraidon, Flutter Mane's Protosynthesis ability makes it even faster under Sunny Day, allowing it to speed blitz most opponents without ever giving them a chance to attack.

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Type: Electric/Dragon

While Koraidon is a powerful Pokémon in its own right, Miraidon is widely viewed as the superior threat between the two new box legendaries of Gen 9. Koraidon's 4x weakness to fairy types is a huge issue that Miraidon doesn't suffer from, and Miraidon also tends to have more options due to its emphasis on special attacking.

Miraidon's ability to summon Electric Terrain on switch-in is also extremely useful in assisting Paradox Pokémon like Iron Bundle. Taking into account its top-tier Sp Attack and Speed, Miraidon is easily one of the best offensive options in Scarlet and Violet .

Type Depends on Mask Being Held

Ogerpon is the newest Legendary Pokémon introduced in Scarlet & Violet 's Teal Mask DLC . It comes with various masks that it can hold to change its typing, but it's generally agreed that the best of these is the Hearthflame mask which turns it into fire type.

Hearthflame's ability automatically raises Ogerpon's attack stat by 1 stage upon switch-in, and it's even stronger on sun-based teams. Ogerpon's ability to essentially be four different Pokémon and fit the needs of any individual trainer's team makes it easily the most versatile Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet.

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The puzzle-solving mystery adventure masterpiece returns! "Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective" was created by Shu Takumi, the creator of the Ace Attorney series, and is now back in a long-requested HD remaster of the original 2010 release! Yasumasa Kitagawa, the popular composer who created the music for "The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles," has created a remastered 1-to-1 soundtrack for the entire game. Players can seamlessly switch between the original and remastered soundtracks. Additionally, new extra features such as the "Illustrations" and "Music" features have been added. Tonight, we rise from the dead! ----------------- Story Synopsis A dark night. In a corner of town, our main character loses his life to a single bullet. Reawakening as a spirit, he realizes he has lost his memories along with his life. "Who am I? Why was I killed? Who killed me? ...And what is the meaning of these 'Powers of the Dead' I've been given?" Tomorrow morning, his spirit will disappear. A unique clue-chasing story has begun! The first of those clues is a single female detective, who seems to have witnessed the murder...

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Ahsoka ending explained: How that finale sets up the Star Wars future

Here’s what went down.

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She might claim that she's "no Jedi", but that hasn't stopped Ahsoka Tano from making quite the mark on the war between the Sith and their robe-wearing enemies. Despite being created by Dave Filoni for 2008's Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie as the Padawan of a pre-Vader Anakin Skywalker, the talented Togruta soon stepped out of his shadow — and into her own Disney+ series.

Sadly, though, Ahsoka season one has ended after just eight episodes. Giving us everything from a live-action Rebels continuation to elements of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy , Ahsoka wasted no time bringing together a Who's Who of Star Wars legends for this lucrative period set between George Lucas' original trilogy and Disney's sequels.

Now the leading lady has put away her dual lightsabers, here's what went down in the Ahsoka finale.

Ahsoka's finale sets up the future of Star Wars

The crux of Ahsoka season one saw Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) determined to rescue Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfand) from the depths of unknown space following the cliffhanger ending of Rebels season four . This came alongside Sabine battling with her internal demons and whether she's destined to step up as the next Mandalorian Jedi.

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In all the years of the galaxy far, far away, we've only visited one corner of the cosmos. Ahsoka sets up a much bigger story, with Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen), his forces and Ezra marooned in a brand-new galaxy on the Dathomiri homeworld of Peridea. Things come to a head in this barren Purrgil graveyard, with Ahsoka and loyal droid Huyang (David Tennant) taking their fight to Thrawn while reuniting with Ezra and Sabine.

As for the blue-skinned baddie, Thrawn warns there will be "no negotiating with the apprentice of Anakin Skywalker", which is a wise move considering Ahsoka's skills.

Alongside Ezra and Sabine, Ahsoka launches an attack on his ship with their lightsabers humming. Although they make light work of Thrawn's Death Troopers, these enemy forces live up to their name when the finale goes full Game of Thrones and resurrects them like Wights — yes, zombie Stormtroopers are now canon.

Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto) is rewarded by the Great Mother and given the Blade of Talzin that Mother Talzin used against Mace Windu in The Clone Wars . Unfortunately for Elsbeth, she's left behind to buy Thrawn some more time, making a sacrifice "for the Empire". The character proved she was a skilled fighter when she fought Ahsoka in The Mandalorian , but during this rematch, she's struck down by the Togruta in an epic duel.

Before Ahsoka and Sabine can best Thrawn, he hotfoots it back to our galaxy with Ezra aboard his ship. Ahsoka goes full Empire Strikes Back with the villain victorious, master and apprentice trapped on Peridea and a question mark over what's next for Ahsoka and Sabine.

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We assume there will be an arc that parodies Yoda training Luke on Dagobah during Empire . Shout out to those who understood the imagery of Ahsoka seeing a white owl, which is likely the live-action debut of Rebels ' Morai and leads into Ahsoka 's mythological cliffhanger.

It was clear that external forces had brought Ray Stevenson's Baylan Skoll to Peridea. The Dark Jedi abandoned his apprentice Shin Hati (Ivanna Sakhno) to search for a higher purpose, and his real mission was one of the biggest mysteries heading into the finale.

In the finale, the camera zoomed out to show Baylan atop a statue of the Father from The Clone Wars' complicated Mortis arc. Given Ahsoka's controversial Rebels resurrection involved the Daughter, it seems she's a modern reincarnation of the Mortis gods, while Anakin's "Chosen One" legacy is thought to represent the Father by bringing balance to the Force. It's time to start the wild theorising that we'll get a live-action Starkiller as the Son.

It looks like Star Wars will revive this mythology — and with Baylan vowing to stop the continuous cycle of good versus evil, this is a logical place to start.

Sadly, Stevenson passed before Ahsoka aired, meaning the future of arguably the show's best character remains unclear. Some are hoping for a recast, while others are happy to leave the morally complex Baylan Skoll here. Either way, Star Wars just got much more confusing for those who haven’t kept up with Ahsoka's animated adventures.

Let's also hear it for Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who has been left to battle the bureaucracy of the New Republic. Even though we're a way out from the rise of the First Order and the decimation of the New Republic in The Force Awakens , the cracks are already starting to show.

Similar to how The Mandalorian season three teased the Imperial Shadow Council, Thrawn isn't the only remnant of the Empire waiting to rise from the ashes. Thrawn is still out there, but at least Ezra is reunited with Hera and Chopper, now able to spur the New Republic into action.

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Does Anakin Skywalker appear in the Ahsoka finale?

Much like Obi-Wan 's praise for redeeming Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker from the lukewarm reception of the prequels, Ahsoka gave the star more time to shine.

After Anakin met Ahsoka in the astral plane of the World Between Worlds , we briefly saw him appear via a hologram in episode seven. In classic Star Wars style, we got to see Anakin's Force ghost before the credits rolled.

The lingering final shot shows Anakin's smiling Force ghost, suggesting that even while he evolved into Vader, the plucky Padawan was always there.

Given that Ahsoka episode five was praised as one of the greatest hours of Star Wars , it's a big win that Christensen is honoured again in the finale. Also, note that unlike in episode five, Force ghost Anakin is now sporting Jedi Master robes to represent his character's redemption.

Sabine refers to "shadows in the starlight", hinting that her newfound connection to the Force means she can also see Anakin. Vader has perished by this point in the timeline, and with Obi-Wan season two looking increasingly unlikely, Ahsoka could be one of the last times we see Christensen swing a saber. If not, could we see Anakin help train Sabine from beyond the grave in a potential Ahsoka season two?

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Is there an Ahsoka season one post-credit scene?

Like the Marvel Cinematic Universe tease what comes next through post-credit scenes, the live-action Star Wars shows often do the same. While The Book of Boba Fett hinted at the return of Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant) and Andor gave the tragic tease that Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) was helping build the Death Star , Ahsoka bows out without its own post-credit stinger.

There's a sense of justice that Ahsoka ends with a smirking Anakin, although others will likely lament the lack of ties to the wider galaxy (sorry, now galaxies ). Notably, we expect #JusticeforZeb to start trending after Ahsoka stopped short of giving us a full-blown Rebels reunion to bring back Zeb (Steve Blum) from his fleeting appearance in The Mandalorian .

While critics are sure to call out Filoni's promises that you didn't need to be a Rebels superfan to understand Ahsoka , the eight-part epic has delivered more than just fan service for Anakin's tormented apprentice. Whether Ahsoka the White will get her time to shine again or be relegated to the background of The Mandalorian , rest assured that we're not done with Snips just yet.

Ahsoka is available to stream on Disney+.

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- The community came together on Saturday to remember a couple killed in a crash caused by a drunk driver.

A ghost tire was placed in their honor.

Two years ago, Ryan Davis and his girlfriend Asia Boatwright were killed after a drunk driver t-boned their car at over 80 mph during a pursuit .

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Welcome to our Pokemon Sword and Shield Ghost Pokemon List , here you can view a list of the strongest Ghost type pokemon. Organize by Pokedex # and displaying important stats such as Attack, SP Attack and even the Total to give you an idea of the the pokemons overall power. You can Click/Tap a pokemon to view even more data such as location where you can find and catch them and many other useful information.

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The Pokemon Sword and Shield Best Ghost Pokemon List will display each Max IV Stat, below we listed each stats and explain what they do for the pokemon to better help you understand their use.

  • Pokedex #  –   Determines the placement within the Pokedex.
  • Types  (Fire, Water, Grass, etc) – Determines the pokemon strengths and weaknesses.
  • HP  (Hit Points) – The amount of damage a Pokémon can receive before fainting.
  • Attack  – The amount of damage a Pokémon deals when using a physical move.
  • Special Attack  – The amount of damage a Pokémon deals when using a special move.
  • Defense  – The amount of damage a Pokémon receives when it is hit with a physical move.
  • Special Defense  – The amount of damage a Pokémon receives when it is hit with a special move.
  • Speed  – Pokémon with higher Speed at the start of any turn will generally make a move before ones with lower Speed.

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  1. Ghost type Pokémon

    Ghosts are rare Pokémon, and the only type to have two immunities. Later games have added more to the roster so they now sit third from bottom in terms of numbers, above Ice and Fairy. In the first generation, Ghost moves has no effect on Psychic Pokémon, however, it was later changed to be super-effective.

  2. Ghost (type)

    From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia. The Ghost type (Japanese: ゴーストタイプ Ghost type) is one of the eighteen types. Ghost-type moves are super effective against Ghost- and Psychic-type Pokémon, while Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark - and Ghost-type moves. Contents 1 Statistical averages 1.1 Overall 1.2 Fully evolved

  3. Ghost-type

    Attack Count: 33 Ghost-type in the Pokémon Trading Card Game The Ghost-type has been in the Pokémon Trading Card Game since the Base set and has been signified by the Psychic type marking. Ghost-type Pokédex Hub giving details on all Pokémon, Moves and effectiveness of the Ghost

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  5. Ghosts in the Pokémon world

    Ghosts are souls of dead beings that have not yet gone to the afterlife and appear to the living in the Pokémon world. They have appeared in various Pokémon media. Ghosts are distinct from Ghost-type Pokémon, who are often said to be reborn from such spirits.

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    Pikachu's Ghost Festival! Pikachu's Island Adventure! Pikachu's Exploration Club; Pikachu's Great Ice Adventure; Pikachu's Sparkling Search; Pikachu's Really Mysterious Adventure; Eevee & Friends; Pikachu, What's This Key? Pikachu & The Pokémon Music Squad; Trading Cards. Pokémon TCG Live; Cardex-Extra Pokémon Types; Trainer Cards; Energy ...

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    Haunter ( Japanese: ゴースト Ghost) is a dual-type Ghost / Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I . It evolves from Gastly starting at level 25 and evolves into Gengar when traded or when exposed to a Linking Cord . (Refer to Game data→Evolution data for more details.) Contents 1 Biology 1.1 Evolution 2 In the anime 2.1 Main series

  8. Ghost type

    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)

  9. Category:Ghost-type Pokémon

    These are Ghost-type Pokémon . Subcategories This category has only the following subcategory. * Ghost-type glitch Pokémon Pages in category "Ghost-type Pokémon" The following 72 pages are in this category, out of 72 total. 0 Gastly (Pokémon) Haunter (Pokémon) Gengar (Pokémon) Marowak (Pokémon) Typhlosion (Pokémon) Misdreavus (Pokémon)

  10. Ghost

    There are 41 Ghost-type Pokémon species (counting those being Ghost-type in at least one form ). There are 49 regular forms and 3 Mega Evolution, 11 of them are purely Ghost-type. #0092 Gastly #0093 Haunter #0094 Gengar #0094 Mega Gengar #0105 Marowak Alolan #0200 Misdreavus #0292 Shedinja #0302

  11. All Ghost-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO

    Ghost-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Explore our extensive list of all Ghost-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Uncover their unique abilities, stats, and movesets to build a powerful team. Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Poison, Fighting, and Normal type moves.

  12. Pokemon: The Strongest Ghost Pokemon, Ranked

    Ghost-type Pokemon are interesting. Way back in the days of the first generation, there were only three Ghosts in the entire game—Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar—and all three were also part Poison. In addition, their moves were only super effective against other Ghost Pokemon, making them questionably useful at best. RELATED:

  13. Ghost type Pokémon

    These are all Ghost type Pokémon found in Pokémon Go. Ghost type Pokémon are strong against Ghost, Psychic ; weaker to Normal, Dark ; resistant to Normal, Fighting, Poison, Bug and vulnerable to Ghost, Dark in a gym battle. See list of most powerful Ghost type Pokémon. Gastly Ghost / Poison Haunter Ghost / Poison Gengar Ghost / Poison Misdreavus

  14. List of Ghost-type Pokemon

    Ghost-type Pokemon have two weaknesses, and Ghost-type moves are not very effective on one other type. Ghost-type Pokemon have two immunities, and one other type of Pokemon is immune to Ghost-type moves. In addition, Ghost-type Pokemon have the unique ability of always being successful when attempting to run from Wild Pokemon.

  15. All Ghost type Pokémon in Pokémon Sword & Shield

    Ice, Ghost Height 4' 03" Weight 8.60 lbs Abilities Snow Cloak Weaknesses ... "We knew at some point we weren't going to be able to indefinitely keep supporting all of the Pokemon, ...

  16. Psychic (type)

    In the TCG Main article: Psychic (TCG) Due to the decreased amount of types in the TCG, Psychic generally adopts all Ghost-type Pokémon under its typing. It also adopted Poison-type Pokémon after the Diamond & Pearl set, whereas previously they were a part of the Grass-type, though they would later be incorporated into Darkness in Sword & Shield. Fairy-type Pokémon were also adopted into ...

  17. The Tower of Terror

    Season 1 | Episode 22 The Tower of Terror Ash realizes that he must battle and collect a ghost Pokémon in order to defeat the young girl's psychic Pokémon. In search of a ghost Pokémon, he heads immediately for a tower in Lavender Town where they are said to dwell.

  18. The 10 best Ghost Pokémon of all time

    Here are the best Ghost Pokémon that we'd let spirit us away to the afterlife. Mismagius The Pokemon Company International "Cute" may not be the first word that comes to mind with Mismagius,...

  19. Pokémon type chart: strengths and weaknesses

    Ghost and Dark type moves were not very effective against Steel type Pokémon. From Generation 6 they do neutral damage. Generation 1

  20. The Pokémon Anime's Spookiest Episode Aired 25 Years Ago Today

    "The Ghost of Maiden's Peak" (streaming on Netflix) is a good example of the Pokémon anime expanding on ideas that are just hinted at in the games themselves. At the time, the Gastly family ...

  21. Ghost-pokemon GIFs

    Explore and share the best Ghost-pokemon GIFs and most popular animated GIFs here on GIPHY. Find Funny GIFs, Cute GIFs, Reaction GIFs and more.

  22. Pokemon Ghost-type: Strength, weakness, best moves, and more

    Ghosts are a phenomenon that is common to cultures around the world, and the Pokemon franchise is not alien to the concept either. The Ghost-type is one of the original elemental typings that has ...

  23. Ghost-pokemon GIFs

    All the GIFs. Find GIFs with the latest and newest hashtags! Search, discover and share your favorite Ghost-pokemon GIFs.

  24. Scarlet & Violet's Most Broken Pokémon, Ranked

    Type: Ghost. There's a reason Houndstone's signature move, Last Respects, has been banned from competitive play. If used as the last Pokémon in a trainer's party, Houndstone's Last Respects can easily become the most OP attack in the series. ... RELATED: All 18 Pokemon Types, Ranked By Total Number. 5 Palafin Type: Water. At first glance ...

  25. Hatsune Miku x Pokemon Turns the Idol in Dragon, Dark, Fairy and More

    Hatsune Miku teams up with Pokemon to become trainers of Dragon, Dark, Fairy, Ghost and more types. Pokemon and Hatsune Miku have teamed up for one final slate of special artworks taking the ...

  26. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

    The puzzle-solving mystery adventure masterpiece returns! "Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective" was created by Shu Takumi, the creator of the Ace Attorney series, and is now back in a long-requested HD ...

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    Ahsoka's finale sets up the future of Star Wars. The crux of Ahsoka season one saw Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) determined to rescue Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfand) from the depths of unknown ...

  28. Couple killed by drunk driver remembered with ghost tire memorial in

    A ghost tire was placed in their honor. Two years ago, Ryan Davis and his girlfriend Asia Boatwright were killed after a drunk driver t-boned their car at over 80 mph during a pursuit. Since then ...

  29. Pokemon Sword and Shield Ghost Pokemon

    Welcome to our Pokemon Sword and Shield Ghost Pokemon List, here you can view a list of the strongest Ghost type pokemon. Organize by Pokedex # and displaying important stats such as Attack, SP Attack and even the Total to give you an idea of the the pokemons overall power. You can Click/Tap a pokemon to view even more data such as location ...