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Pokemon Card Set Symbols
Use this handy guide to look up Pokemon card set symbols, set names, and set years.
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The most common way to organize Pokemon cards is by set. To identify the set, look for a little symbol at the bottom of the card, next to the card number. There are a bunch of these set symbols… 5-6 sets are released every year, each with a different set symbol, and they’ve been printing cards since 1999!
The following table is a complete list of Pokemon card sets, sorted by date… the newest sets are at the top… the oldest are at the bottom. If I missed something, let me know if the comments! I want this to be THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR POKEMON CARD SETS!
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Good info. This helped me narrow down that a misprint card I have is fake. But it worries me that all my cards have always come from booster packs. So a lot of my cards could be fake. Damn shady comic book stores.
If the cards came from real booster packs then the cards should be genuine… unless it was a fake pack of Pokemon cards… I’ve never seen that before. I’ve just seen reprints of high dollar cards sold online (usually, but not always, marked as “reprint”). All the cards I’ve collected have come from booster packs… I don’t buy individual cards because I’m not that serious about collecting/playing specific cards. I make due with what I get from the packs.
I have this 1999 trainer card with a little meda symbol on it. Came here to see what it meant but cant see it anywhere. Any idea? Thanks in advance
Matthew – It’s hard for me to say without seeing the symbol. Cards from 1999 can be valuable… especially if it’s a Pikachu Trainer No. 1, 2, or 3… these were given out at the winners of the Pokemon World Championships… they fetch 10’s of thousands of dollars! But those cards have a Poke Ball symbol… and that doesn’t sound like the media symbol you describe. It could be a Snap Pikachu Trainer card , that set has a camera symbol, it’s in Japanese so not sure if that’s it. The Snap cards are from 1999 release of the Snap 64 Nintendo game. Players could take snapshots in the game and compete to get their snapshot printed on real Pokemon card with credit to the player that snapped it. I’d have to see a picture of the card to tell you more.
Sad as it may be there are plenty of fake packs out there. Including all the way up till around 2010-2011. I have tons of fake cards from that set time and just like you he’ll had there’s always been fake cards with fake packs they even the store passes off as real because they are unsure at the time and especially getting Shady vendors to know what’s real or not. They just care about the money until lately with people being so specific and threatening everybody. If you look on wish or even online for cheap cheap packs then you can find fakes left and right. Though they are cracked down more on Amazon eBay etc for people scamming than they used to be
You have to add the new set, Unbroken Bonds to the list of symbols
Hopefully you noticed I posted the Unbroken Bonds set! Sorry if I was a late a few days!
Any chance of updating this through to forbidden light? It’s one of the most concise references to set symbols around and it would be great if it could be updated for the laat 5 or so sets!
I just updated it! Sorry for the delay… I’ll try to stay on top of these when new sets are released.
Where are: Crimson Invasion Burning Shadows Ultra Prism and Forbidden light
Thanks Richard, I just added them!
Where are the black and white promos
Alex, are you referring to the Nintendo Black Star Promos or Wizards Black Star Promos ? Or maybe some other year… they use the same black star promo symbol for many Pokemon series promos, so look at the copyright year and you’ll be able to figure out what series it came from. Good luck!
I believe the promos he is talking about are the Black and White promos that came out in 2011 through 2012 with tepig zoroark reshiram etc. i had the same question lol
I had same question but I found them if you scroll to bottom of page there’s a list of all sets a few aren’t at the top in order. Probably just a small coding error. But they have them at the bottom in the list.
Hey, does this website still get updated, wondered if it was possible to get the latest versions?
Done! Thanks for letting me know.
It’s good, just needs updating up to forbidden light.
I added a bunch of new set symbols for the 2018 sets… I’ll try to keep it up to date. Thanks for the heads up Mal!
Where is furious fists?
It should be there… here is the link to the set: https://cardmavin.com/pokemon/xy/furious-fists-set-list
Since you included Dragon Vault, Double Crisis, and the Kalos Starter Set
Where’s Southern Islands, the Pokemon Rumble set, and the POP series?
They’re coming! Each set takes me a few hours to put together. I’m slowly making my way through the remaining Pokemon sets.
Anyone have a ballpark on a 1999 1st edition holo rare machamp mint condition by Ken sugimori
Try searching for something like this “ Machamp Base Set 1st Edition 8/102 Holo “.
Everyone got a 1st edition machamp. I was gutted too
You can find 1st edition Machamp for a few bucks… depends on if you want a well played card or something graded in good condition. Good luck!
Do you know where I could find the set symbol for lost thunder? (The newest set)
this is fantastic adding these to each file of cards as a means of showing each set off with the identifying symbol. this is truly great thankyou
I really like this site! I’ve definitely bookmarked it!
Any idea if/when you’ll update the original black star promo cards (‘99-‘03)?
Doug, I’ve been adding a lot of sets lately. I added the Nintendo Black Star Promos and the Wizards Black Star Promos . If you notice other sets I”m missing or have any feedback to make this Pokemon resource better, let me know! I really appreciate your feedback!
There are the McDonalds and other special sets?
Sean, Thanks for letting me know about the McDonald’s sets. I recently added them… you can find them here: https://cardmavin.com/category/pokemon/mcdonalds
Great reference, thanks for keeping this updated as time permits! Really useful for me as a novice player who bought a bunch of random expansion packs and didn’t know how to tell which card was from what expansion!
Where’s neo genesis expansion sets
D3rp… here is a link to all the Neo Genesis series sets .
What is A on some of the cards
Are you referring to a little yellow “A” symbol at the bottom of the card? If so, these are “alternate artwork” cards… they are reprints of older cards with new artwork. Usually they also have a card number that involves an “a”… like “55a/111”. Hope that solves the mystery for you!
Does anyone know who buys cards, as ones I have were never used. Taken out of pack and put into sleeves.
thank you, Dawn
You have some options… you can look them up on mavin.io and see what they’re worth. If they’re worth a lot of money you might try to sell them individually on eBay. If you have a big box of mostly worthless cards you could sell they whole lot of them on eBay. Anyway, you can find more info about what to do with your cards (including tips on selling them) in this article . You could also try to sell them on Craigslist or Facebook. Good luck!
Hey, could you please add TeamUp?
Done! I also added the rarity symbols and all the secret rare cards. Thanks for the heads up!
Southern Islands still missing only one I can think of.
Jared, I just added the Southern Islands set symbol to the table and a page with a complete list of cards in the Southern Islands set . Thanks for letting me know!
Why isn’t there a section for Black and White promos?
There is! You can find it here: https://cardmavin.com/pokemon/black-white/black-white-promo-set-list
Where is the “Pokemon Unbroken Bonds” set?
It’s posted! Check it out here: Unbroken Bonds Set List
Will you be adding sets like the Trainer Kits and the POP series?
Within the past week I added all 9 POP series sets and a few promo sets… I might be missing a few trainer sets though… what am I missing?
Hi Andrew, First of all thanks for all of the information on this page. I might have missed it but do you have the EX Trainer Kit 2 Player Starter Set with Latias Latios listed? I think that might be one your missing? Many thanks :)
Sarah – Thanks for the heads up about the missing Trainer Kits. I recently added them… including the EX Trainer Kit 2 featuring Plusle and Minun. I believe it’s the first EX Trainer Kit that contains Latias and Latios half decks.
I think you might be missing the Latias and Latios Kalos set.
Thanks for the heads up about the missing Pokemon sets… I recently added all the trainer sets… There’s the EX Trainer Kit with Latias and Latios … and the XY Trainer Set with Latias and Latios … I also added the Kalos Starter set recently. Let me know if I’m still missing a set!
I have a guardian rising card. Letter (white) A in black circle 19a/145 common Alolan Sandshrew. I can’t see to find it? Any ideas?
I would start by typing in something like “Alolan Sandshrew 19a/145” into Mavin.io and then pick out some comparables that are just like yours (holo, non-holo… white “a” etc.) to get an accurate price of what they’ve sold for recently.
Does anyone know what set has the latias and Latios symbol at the bottom? It’s from 2004
Tyler – It’s probably the EX Trainer Kit with Latias and Latios… copyright 2004. I just posed the set list here .
I’m trying to organize my cards by set…found i had two sets of cards and im not sure if they’re fake? (neither listed here) One has a set symbol of a yellow Pikachu (30 card set) and one has a symbol of a blue suicune (30 card set). Anyone know what these cards are? Fakes?
TadaKiba… I did recently add the XY Trainer Kit with Pikachu Libre and Suicune half decks… I’ll bet that’s what you’re referring to. Definitely not fake… just a set I was missing until last week! Thanks for letting know!
I miss the Southern Islands Set ? Otherwise great resource thank you.
Wim, good catch! Thank you for letting me know. I spent some time this afternoon adding this set… it’s only 18 cards. Here’s a link to all the cards in the Southern Island set .
Yo, Andrew. The “EX Trainer Kit” isn’t a part of the list, and it has a couple special symbols. I don’t know if it’s left out intentionally, but I found some cards with their odd blue and red card set symbols and just thought I should make note of that. It seems most of these cards are just re-prints of other sets, but the symbol is unique. Here’s the source of info if any of you want to take a look. It seems the set had been comprised of two half-decks of Latias and Latios. https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EX_Trainer_Kit_(TCG)
CommanderKohai… you’re right! I need to add the Trainer Deck sets and symbols… they’re unique so I should add them to the list. Thanks for the heads up!
No problemo. :)
Where did all the pop series and the updates you added?
Stephen, there are links in the Pokemon menu… or go to this page, it lists all the POP sets: https://cardmavin.com/category/pokemon/pop
Plasma Storm was in 2012
You are correct! The Plasma Storm set was released in February of 2013… but the copyright on the card is 2012. I updated the Pokemon sets table with the copyright symbol and updated the dates to reflect the copyright date, not the year the set was released. Good catch… and thank you!
Hi. Thanks for the info. Its been a great help organizing some cards. However i have a bunch that don’t match the symbols you’ve provided for the dates they were published. I found a couple that match different sets with different symbols. Does this mean that the cards i have are fake? Or is it possible you’ve missed some? They all came from legit booster packs.
Ryan – I just added a bunch of trainer sets… those set symbols tend to have color… as opposed to black/white set symbol for a regular expansion set. Let me know if it’s still on the list of set symbols and I’ll add it.
there is a set missing, i have a card for it, and the symbol looks like a latias facing forward, it’s red, the copyright year is 2015, and there are 30 cards (i think, because mine says 14/30).
and it’s not the EX trainer kit i don’t think…
Hey thanks for the heads up! I just added all the Pokemon Trainer sets… for example here’s the XY Trainer Kit with Latias and Latios half decks from 2015… and the much older EX Trainer Deck with Latias and Latios from 2004. Again thanks for the reminder to add these trainer sets!
no problem! :)
also can you add the search bar for the sets back? i really liked that, it made things a lot easier.
Hey Justbrix… Thanks for your feedback! I got rid of the search box when I added the divider rows with the name of the series. These rows mess up the sorting and filtering so I had to remove them. I figured people could do CTRL+F to search the page… but I guess that doesn’t work so well on mobile or when you’re trying to filter the list down eh? I’ll try to figure out how to add the search box back AND keep the divider rows. Again, thanks for helping me make this better!
Is this all the sets now? How many more need to be added?
Hey Stephen… thanks for your comment. I’ve been adding a bunch of sets lately… all the trainer sets, POP sets, McDonald’s sets, etc. I even added Unified Minds… the set latest set that’s yet to be released. Let me know if I’m missing any and I’ll add them.
This is very useful! Seems like the Pokemon website would have this accessible by now, but luckily we have a resource like this. Keep it up!
This site has been a lifesaver helping me organize my collection dating back to original series base set!! Thank you so much! I was wondering if you had an ETA on putting Unified Minds up… I know it’s brand new and take your time, I was just curious. Again, excellent job and thanks!
Hey Adam – thanks for your encouraging words… glad this site helps you organize your Pokemon sets. The Unified Minds set is posted… sorry for the delay!
This was very helpful to use to sort out my cards into sets while getting ready to sell them! Do you possibly know any websites that would be the best to sell individual cards on? Going to be using eBay and possibly Etsy, but was curious about other websites I could post the listing to.
It’s best to only sell the high value cards individually… it’s probably not worth your time to create a listing, respond to buyers, and ship the item if the card is only worth a few bucks. My suggestion would be to sell the high value cards individually… then sell groups of cards as “lots”… for example, package up all the rare/holo cards and sell them as a lot… or sell all the cards from one set as a lot. Good luck!
Thank you so much Andrew…without this site I would of just put my Sons old card collections back in the cupboard. I knew nothing about Pokémon cards 4 months ago, but now have manage to make up sets and have learnt so much, it’s taken hrs but have enjoyed every minute..well done and thanks again
Hey thanks! I’m in the same boat… my son got into Pokemon cards… we’ve had a lot of fun organizing them and looking up values.
I believe your missing black and white promos. If you could add then it would be awesome
Jacob – I posted the Black and White promo set here … am I missing some cards?
The new Cosmic Eclipse is not on your list. Did you intend to leave it off until it is legal play?
Hi Finn, I just posted Cosmic Eclipse. Thanks for the heads up!
Any updates for Cosmic Eclipse??
I just posted it! Sorry for the delay!
Are you going to update to the Cosmic Eclipse set list and symbol soon?
Hi Ryan, I just posted the Cosmic Eclipse set, you can find it here: https://cardmavin.com/pokemon/sun-moon/cosmic-eclipse-set-list
Can’t seem to see 2019 McDonald’s and also the best of game set logos
Sorry about that… I was a bit lazy getting the latest McDonald’s set posted. I should have posted it back in October when it came out. I just posted it a few days ago here: 2019 McDonald’s Pokemon Set
I got back into Pokémon last year for the first time since I gave it up in 2001. (I thought I was “too old” for by the age of 12… Well, this year I turn 31, and just look at me now! Haha) I am very particular about having my cards in the right order, and this page was a huge help to me. Thank you so much for taking the time to create this!
Hi, just wondering how assembling the Sword and Shield promo cards is coming, any chance you have the prices posted but not the cards themselves yet?
How about the Sword and Shield promo set? I notice xy and sun and moon both have there promo lists up!
Matt… you’re right… I’m missing this set. I’ll post it soon, thanks for letting me know!
Sun & Moon was released in late 2016.
You are correct! They started releasing Sun & Moon Promos in 2016… I mistakenly had 2017 as the start date. It was also showing 2019 as the end date, and I know they were adding Promo cards into 2020. I updated the end date too. When I reviewed the Sun & Moon Promo checklist, I noticed it’s missing some cards, and their many variations… so I’ve added it to my to-do list to update and fill in the missing cards. Thanks a lot for letting me know, I appreciate it!
Thank you SO much for this! I am on this site daily, and I really appreciate how much work you have put into keeping this updated!
This has been a HUGE resource for me and I cannot wait for the Chilling Reign set to be posted. Thanks for all that you do!
First of all – just want to say this is AMAZING. It’s helped me organize my collection so much. Thank you for all of your hard work and effort!
One issue I’m encountering – The “Darkness Ablaze” link is taking me to the Rebel Clash set.
Hey Kyle… thank you for letting me know! I fixed it… should be all set now!
Time for you to update it for Chilling Reign!!!
April… Done! And it was posted more than a week before the official set release date! This is based on my best intel… I’ll be updating the set checklist if things change. Thanks for the heads up!
Just wondering if you will be doing Fusion Strike and Brilliant Diamond together? I cannot find the set symbol for Fusion strike anywhere else and your list is always my go to. Thanks for everything you do!
Hey just wondering when you will be updating silver tempest. I can not find the card symbol anywhere. Thanks you for everything you do! It helps so much
Sara, I recently posted the Silver Tempest set list and set symbol… you can find it here .
The link on this page for Brilliant Stars is broken. It shows the link as /pokemon/sword-shield/brilliant-stars-set-list when the page is actually at /pokemon/sword-shield/brilliant-stars
Fixed it! Thanks Mike!
I’m not sure if this website gets updated often, but I recently started collecting and some of my cards aren’t on any of the lists. I looked them up on the Pokémon website and they say they are from the set Sword and Shield Silver Tempest. Think you can point me to that list if I just missed it on here?
I updated the list with the latest sets… should be up to date now. Thanks for letting me know!
Hi,I was sorting out my Pokémon cards and I found a card that looked like it could be worth something,so I looked at your guide and found that the symbol wasn’t there.I can’t remember where I got it…The symbol kind of looks like a open book and a weird U coming out. Thank you, MJ.
MJ, this list is up to date and fairly complete for Pokemon cards in English. Based on your description of the “open book with a weird U”… could it be the Roaring Skies set?
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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.
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 [ ]
Primary Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]
Secondary Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]
Pokémon with ghost-type alternate formes [ ].
The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Ghost-type.
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 Pokemon Strength and Weakness Chart
Ghost type pokemon.
# 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.
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 Elite Four Gen 1, 3, 7
Morty Ecruteak City Gym Leader Gen 2, 4
Phoebe Elite Four Gen 3, 6
Fantina Hearthome City Gym Leader Gen 4, 8
Shauntal Elite Four Gen 5
Acerola Elite Four Gen 7
Acerola Trial Captain Gen 7
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.
Other Pokemon types
This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.
- Height 1' 08"
- Weight 11.0 lbs
- Gender Unknown
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By floating in the air, the Pokémon receives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
This Pokémon does not evolve.
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The Terastal phenomenon or Terastallization (Japanese: テラスタル Terastal ) is a temporary transformation affecting Pokémon that was introduced in Generation IX . It gives Pokémon a gem-like appearance and changes their type(s) .
- 1 Terminology
- 2.1 History
- 2.2 Effects
- 2.3.1 Wild Tera Pokémon
- 2.3.2 Tera Raid Battle
- 2.4 Tera Jewels
- 2.5 Special Terastallized state
- 3.1 Pokémon Mezastar
- 4.1.1 Pokémon Horizons: The Series
- 4.2 Gallery
- 5.1.1 Scarlet & Violet arc
- 6 In the TCG
- 8 In other languages
- 9 References
- 10 See also
Some terms related to this game mechanic:
- Terastal phenomenon or Terastallization (Japanese: テラスタル Terastal ) is the transformation.
- Terastallize (Japanese: テラスタルする Terastallize ) is the related verb for this transformation.
- Tera Pokémon (Japanese: テラスタルポケモン Terastal Pokémon ), also known as Terastallized Pokémon (Japanese: テラスタルしたポケモン Terastallized Pokémon ), are Pokémon affected by this transformation.
- The Tera Type (Japanese: テラスタイプ Teras Type ) is the type of the Terastallized Pokémon.
- Terastal energy (Japanese: テラスタルエネルギー Terastal energy ) is the energy involved in this transformation.
- The Tera Jewel (Japanese: テラスタルジュエル Terastal Jewel ) is the jewel on top of the head of a Terastallized Pokémon.
- The Tera Orb (Japanese: テラスタルオーブ Terastal Orb ) is the Key Item that allows a Pokémon to Terastallize.
- Tera Shards (Japanese: テラピース Tera Piece ) are any of the items that change a Pokémon's Tera Type. There are 18 Tera Shards, one for each type.
- A Tera Raid Battle (Japanese: テラレイドバトル Tera Raid Battle ) is a type of Pokémon battle .
- Tera Blast (Japanese: テラバースト Tera Burst ) is a move related to this phenomenon.
- Terastallized state (Japanese: テラスタルした姿 Terastal Appearance ) refers to the appearance and effects that certain Pokémon exhibit when they undergo the process of Terastallization.
Some examples of in-game dialogue from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet :
- "When it is charged with energy, it can be used to cause Pokémon to Terastallize ." (excerpt from the description of Tera Orb )
- "If the user has Terastallized , it unleashes energy of its Tera Type ." (excerpt from the description of Tera Blast )
- "If an opponent’s Pokémon Terastallizes during battle... observe a Pokémon's Tera Jewel closely to see which type it has become!" ( Hassel )
- " Terastallizing gives a real boost, see!" ( Nemona )
In the core series games
There is a lot of mystery surrounding the Terastal phenomenon and why it only happens in Paldea. Professor Sada S / Professor Turo V was known to be researching this mysterious transformation.  It is later reveled the Terastal phenomenon also occurs in Kitakami .
The Terastal phenomenon was first discovered 140 years ago in Area Zero along with Terastallized Pokémon at the bottom of the Great Crater of Paldea . However, attempts to remove Terastallized Pokémon from the crater caused the light to disappear. Further details of the Terastal phenomenon thus remained unclear for a while.
Ten years before the events of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet , the game's professor started to solve the mystery. The professor discovered the energy emitted from shining crystals in Area Zero is what triggered the Terastal phenomenon. The Tera Orbs were then created by the professor from the Terastal energy located in Area Zero. Clavell helped support the research on it. This allowed people to Terastallize their Pokémon outside of Area Zero. The Tera Orb was then shared to the Paldea League and Naranja Academy S / Uva Academy V .
At some point, the Terastal energy was used by the professor to create a time machine, bringing in Paradox Pokémon from the ancient past S /distant future V , including a pair of Koraidon S / Miraidon V .
The crystalline petals of Glimmora seem to resemble the Tera Jewels that appear during the Terastal phenomenon. It is unknown if there is a connection between Glimmora and the Terastal phenomenon, though many of them (along with its pre-evolution, Glimmet ) can be found in Area Zero, the place where the phenomenon originated. Additionally, eight Glimmet Crystals are needed to make TM171 ( Tera Blast ), a move that changes type with Terastalizing.
The Scarlet Book / Violet Book makes cryptic hints that it may be linked to an unknown Pokémon resembling a disk made of layers of overlapping hexagons, but the truth of this has yet to be confirmed. A journal in Research Station No. 1 further implies its existence and relationship to the phenomenon. The journal reads:
"We've determined that this energy crystallization is linked to the being we call ▊▊▊▊▊▊. The interlocking hexagonal plates that comprise ▊▊▊▊▊▊'s shell must somehow cause this phenomenon—which I've dubbed 'Terastallizing.'"
This Pokémon is revealed to be Terapagos , based on its description. A nineteenth Tera Type was later discovered that appears to have all 18 types as one. 
Trainers who obtain a Tera Orb are able to use it to Terastallize their Pokémon, which makes a Tera Jewel appear above the Pokémon's head, causes the Pokémon's body to glisten like gems. This changes the Pokémon's defensive type (s) to its Tera Type, removing all other types. Terastallized Pokémon are identified by having "Tera" in front of their name.
While Terastallized, Pokémon receive STAB on moves matching their Tera Type, in addition to moves matching the type(s) they had immediately before Terastallizing. If the Pokémon's Tera Type is the same as one of its original types, moves of that type receive an ×2 power boost instead of the usual ×1.5. 
During this time, Adaptability works only for the Tera Type (with ×1.5 becoming ×2 and ×2 becoming ×2.25). Additionally, moves of the Tera Type that have base power below 60 but are not a multi-strike move or an increased priority move are stealthily boosted to 60BP; this is checked for after Technician 's boost.  Pokémon can only have one Tera Type. The move Tera Blast changes type to the Pokémon's innate Tera Type upon Terastalizing. 
Terastallized Pokémon cannot have their type changed from moves and Abilities such as Soak , Double Shock , Protean , or Transform . A Pokémon using Transform before Terastallizing will not copy its opponent's Tera Type and will instead keep its own.
The Terastal phenomenon lasts until the battle ends or the Terastallized Pokémon faints. After being used once, the Tera Orb loses all its Terastal energy and has to be recharged by either touching crystals containing Terastal energy or visiting a Pokémon Center .  An exception to this can be found in Area Zero, where the Tera Orb will automatically recharge each time it is used.
After beating the Medali Gym , the player can change their Pokémon's Tera Type at the Treasure Eatery by exchanging 50 Tera Shards of a given type with the chef.
The Terastal phenomenon is only found in Paldea , apparently due to the Terastal energy seeping from the ground of the region.  However in Kitakami , the Terastal phenomenon has been shown occur there due to Ogerpon being able to terastallize during its battle.
Catching Tera Pokémon
Normal wild Pokémon found in Paldea typically have a Tera Type that matches one of their normal types. This Tera Type does not reflect their potential evolutions and cannot be passed down through breeding . For example, a Charcadet will always have a Fire Tera Type. Typically, there are only two ways to obtain a wild Tera Pokémon with unique typing: either catch a wild Tera Pokémon scattered around Paldea, or participate in a Tera Raid Battle . These Pokémon may know TM moves that match this set Tera Type.
Wild Tera Pokémon
There are precisely 68 wild Tera Pokémon scattered around Paldea, the majority with unique Tera Types. They can be found in fixed locations and typically have Tera Types different from their base types, a notable exception being the eight Eeveelutions , who have Tera Types that match their base types, and would normally have a Normal Tera Type if evolved from Eevee . The wild Tera Pokémon are indicated by a bright glow emitting from their bodies, and when battled against will immediately Terastallize. Wild Tera Pokémon cannot be caught while Terastallized until after they lose their Tera Jewel, which will happen after sustaining a certain amount of damage from direct attacks. Once this threshold is reached, the damage the Pokémon has taken will be capped until they lose their Tera Jewel, even from multi-strike moves .
Wild Tera Pokémon will eventually respawn after being caught or defeated and will always have a perfect 31 in at least three of their IVs .
- Tera Raid Battle
Tera Raid Battles occur all over Paldea, with the locations changing at random each real-life day at midnight. These locations are indicated on the map, and in the overworld are indicated by a large, colored "shining crystal", with a beam of sparkling lights shooting into the sky.
Special terastallized state.
Similar to the Dynamax and Gigantamax phenomenon, some Pokémon species have a special Terastallized state , which changes their appearance significantly when Terastallizing, instead of simply gaining their Tera Type's jewel.
Currently, Ogerpon is the only Pokémon known to have special Terastallized states, as well as the only who cannot change its Tera Type.
In the spin-off games
Pokémon mezastar, in the anime, main series, pokémon horizons: the series.
The Terastal phenomenon debuted in HZ010 , where Brassius Terastallized his Sudowoodo into a Grass type during his battle with Roy . After the battle, Nemona explained how the phenomenon works to Liko and Roy.
In HZ014 , Friede Terastallized his Charizard into a Dark type during his fight against Spinel 's Magneton and Beheeyem .
A Terastallized Sudowoodo
A Terastallized Charizard
In the manga
Pokémon adventures, scarlet & violet arc.
Terastallization debuted in PASV01 , where Nemona Terastallized her Pawmi into a Electric type .
Terastallized Pokémon were first introduced in the English Scarlet & Violet expansion (the Japanese Scarlet ex and Violet ex expansions). These Pokémon are known as Tera (Japanese: テラスタル Terastal ) Pokémon. While on the Bench, Tera Pokémon do not receive any damage from attacks done by either player.
Some Tera Pokémon ex can have types that differ from their usual types. These so-called type-shifted Tera Pokémon ex use the same Energy as their usual type for attacks; however, they have a different Weakness that corresponds with their shifted type.
- If the player chooses Fuecoco , no NPC Trainer in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Terastallizes their Pokémon into the Fire type.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 (August 3, 2022). " Pokémon Shine and Glimmer Like Gems Thanks to the Terastal Phenomenon ." Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Official Website
- ↑ https://scarletviolet.pokemon.com/en-us/news/new_tera_type/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/skittyve/status/1599911349764571137
- ↑ (August 21, 2022). " Master Using the Terastal Phenomenon in Battle! " Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Official Website
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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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10 Most Iconic Ghost-Type Pokémon
Thanks to their fun appearances in the anime and usefulness in many Pokémon games, certain Ghost-type Pokémon are the most iconic in the franchise.
Every single one of the 18 Pokémon types brings something new and exciting to the table, but Ghost-type Pokémon have always embraced the spooky and fearsome aesthetic like no other. Ghost Pokémon either instill fear with their designs, mannerisms or moves, or have a tragic backstory that explains them being a ghost in the first place.
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The Ghost typing took a while to get going, but from Gen III onwards it started to gain traction and now sits at a 70-strong roster, out of 1008 total species of Pokémon. Ghost is truly a unique and iconic typing within the realms of Pokémon , and there are certain species to thank for its reputation.
10 Gastly Was The First Ghost Pokémon Of The Franchise
Just as the iconic Dratini line carried the Dragon typing through Gen I, Gastly did the same for Ghost-type Pokémon. In the original 151 species, only Gastly, Haunter and Gengar existed as Ghost-types. Gastly was never much of a fighter, but it still set the precedent for what Ghost-types represented, in its exaggerated expressions and spooky behavior.
It is often forgotten that Gastly and its evolutions are dual Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon, but with Gastly being the Gas Pokémon, it makes total sense. The type combination plus its Levitate Ability gives Gastly three immunities and only three weaknesses, although the weakness to Psychic-type Pokémon could have been avoided if it was a sole Ghost-type Pokémon. Regardless, Gastly is the first Ghost Pokémon of the franchise and one of the most iconic.
9 Dusclops Has Become An Iconic Face Of The Ghost Typing
The Ghost typing had to wait until Gen III before it started to get some depth and momentum, but even then there were only ten Ghost Pokémon in total across five evolution lines. Dusclops was introduced as the evolved form of Duskull, and has proven a popular Ghost Pokémon among players of the games ever since, often preferred to Shuppet's evolution, Banette.
The Beckon Pokémon has a scary aesthetic befitting the Ghost typing , with significant bulk in its Defense and Special Defense stats, while simultaneously posing a terrifying offense threat. Dusclops is capable of having a useful and diverse moveset, which is why it is often considered an important encounter in Nuzlocke runs of Pokémon games.
8 Mimikyu Is An Intriguing & Inventive Concept For A Ghost Pokémon
Mimikyu was introduced in Gen VII, bringing so much excitement and intrigue with it. The Ghost/Fairy-type Pokémon only has two weaknesses to Ghost and Steel-type moves, three resistances and has the bonus of its Disguise Ability, acting like a Substitute in letting it absorb an attack before being able to take damage.
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However, the most iconic and eye-catching aspect of Mimikyu is how its disguise resembles Pikachu, a Pokémon that it actually actively envies, and in the case of Team Rocket's Mimikyu, hates. Mimikyu is a powerful Pokémon in its own right, and not to be underestimated. The Disguise Pokémon quickly became an important and iconic Ghost-type within the franchise.
7 Misdreavus Is As Mysterious As They Come
While the Ghost typing definitely needed some additions to its roster when Gen II of Pokémon arrived, all that arrived was Misdreavus. In fact, until Gen III, there were only four Ghost-types, as Misdreavus had been added to Gastly, Haunter and Gengar.
Misdreavus's addition did nothing for the depth of the Ghost typing, yet it simultaneously did a lot for its future. Misdreavus was a rare encounter in the Gen II games Gold, Silver & Crystal , but would get various appearances in the anime, as well as leaving room for new species to come from it in future generations. Misdreavus got an evolution in Gen IV in the form of Mismagius, and even inspired a Paradox Pokémon in the Gen IX games Scarlet & Violet , named Flutter Mane. Misdreavus has been appropriately ghost-like and subtle in its influence, but has still made quite the impact.
6 Gholdengo Heads An Impressive Group Of Ghost-Type Additions In Gen IX
Gholdengo was one of several new creative designs to be introduced to the roster in Gen IX, and headed an impressive group of new Ghost-type additions. Gholdengo however is the 1000th Pokémon, an iconic honor in itself.
The Coin Entity Pokémon is the evolved form of Gimmighoul, and is obtained by finding 999 Gimmighoul Coins by traveling the open world of the Paldea region in Scarlet & Violet . Gholdengo is eye-catching and unique, and the Steel/Ghost-type Pokémon has found its way onto most teams on the competitive circuit.
5 Haunter Technically Helped Ash To Victory At The Saffron Gym
Haunter is the evolved form of Gastly, and one of only three Gen I Ghost-type Pokémon. Unlike Gastly however, Haunter has some battling pedigree and value, as shown in the anime. Ash tried to catch Haunter as a counter to Sabrina's Psychic Pokémon, but instead earned the Marsh Badge through Haunter making Sabrina laugh, while Morty's Haunter actually showed its potential in defeating Ash's Cyndaquil.
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In the earlier games, Haunter is one of the strongest Ghost-type Pokémon players can get, unless they have access to trading, in order to trigger its evolution into Gengar. Haunter is perfectly capable of stepping into this role of responsibility, with a particularly tricky movepool to choose from.
4 Spiritomb Is Still Iconic Even With Its Weakness To Fairy-Types
Spiritomb has always been a rare encounter for players to come across, due to its value, and in Diamond & Pearl it was used as Champion Cynthia's opening Pokémon . Upon its introduction in Gen IV, Spiritomb became infamous for its lack of weaknesses, thanks to the Ghost/Dark-type combination, and this made it a nightmare for challengers.
Spiritomb would rarely be knocked out in one hit, giving it time to cause chaos as players readied themselves to face Cynthia's ace, Garchomp. The introduction of the Fairy typing in Gen VI finally brought a weakness for Spiritomb, but it is still a formidable and iconic Ghost Pokémon.
3 Shedinja & Wonder Guard Present A Unique Combination
Shedinja may not be one of the most powerful or dangerous Pokémon, but its unique premise and Ability have kept it relevant and interesting since its introduction back in Gen III. The Shed Pokémon has the overpowered Wonder Guard Ability, that would make any other Pokémon unstoppable. Wonder Guard makes it so only super-effective moves can land, but unfortunately for Shedinja, that includes five types.
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However, that leaves Shedinja with the record number of type immunities, at thirteen. Shedinja only has 1 HP, but was a nuisance for years when equipped with the Focus Sash held item, allowing it to take an extra hit from one of those few super-effective moves. Shedinja may not return in every generation, but it is still mysterious, memorable and iconic.
2 Giratina's Introduction In Pokémon Legends: Arceus Was One Of The Greatest Entrances Of All Time
The Ghost/Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon Giratina is the face of Pokémon Platinum , and is known for its menacing involvement in the Distortion World storyline with Team Galactic's Cyrus. Giratina simply became one of Pokémon 's many legendaries, until it resurfaced once again in a big way in Pokémon Legends: Arceus .
Giratina appeared as a part of the huge plot twist from the game, joining Volo in his villainous reveal and battling the player, even revealing its Origin Forme in the process. The Origin Forme even gives Giratina an extra type immunity with the new Ability Levitate helping it to avoid Ground moves.
1 Gengar Has Always Been The Face Of The Ghost-Type
Gengar carried the Ghost typing on its back until it got more support in Gens III & IV, and is still used as one of the most powerful Ghost-type Pokémon out there. Gengar is iconic and has appeared with numerous Trainers across the anime and the games over the years, especially with it turning up as a staple of Ghost-type Gym Leaders.
In Pokémon Journeys , Ash finally got a Gengar of his own , and this has just cemented the Shadow Pokémon as one of the all-time greats. Gengar is let down by its secondary Poison typing, that makes it weak to Psychic and Ground-type moves, but it makes up for it with a decent stat spread, diverse movepool, as well as Gigantamax and Mega Evolution forms. Gengar truly is the most iconic Ghost Pokémon.
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