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The Ghost type is one of the 18 Pokémon elemental types. Most Ghost-type Pokémon have high Special Attack but have weaker Defense and Special Defense, but there are some exceptions. Their most noticeable properties are the immunities to Fighting-type and Normal-type attacks. Ghost-type Pokémon are also known to have access to certain status moves to inflict on opponents such as Will-O-Wisp, Confuse Ray, and Curse. From the core series games Pokémon X and Y onwards, they can escape all trapping moves and abilities, in addition to the fact that they are able to run away from any wild encounter regardless of level, without any aid from held items or the Run Away ability.

Battle Properties


This table shows the effectiveness of Ghost-type moves against other types of Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Super-effective against: (Damage x2) Ghost Psychic
Not very effective against: (Damage x1/2) Dark
No effect against: (Damage x0) Normal


This table shows the effectiveness of other types of moves against Ghost-type Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Immune to: (Damage x0) Normal Fighting
Resists: (Damage x1/2) Bug Poison
Weak to: (Damage x2) Ghost Dark

Ghost-type Pokémon

Here is a list of currently obtainable Pokémon that belong to this type.

Pure Ghost-type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Image Obtaining Method
200 Misdreavus
Misdreavus XY
Catch in Fortulose Manor
429 Mismagius
Mismagius XY
Evolve Misdreavus by using a Dusk Stone
353 Shuppet
Shuppet XY
Catch in Fortulose Manor
354 Banette
Banette XY
Evolve Shuppet at Lv. 37 or above
Banette-Mega XY

Mega Banette

Purchase Banettite from the Stone Shop, Anthian City - Shopping District and equip it on Banette
355 Duskull
Duskull XY
Catch in Fortulose Manor
356 Dusclops
Dusclops XY
Evolve Duskull at Lv. 37 or above
477 Dusknoir
Dusknoir XY
Evolve Dusclops by trading while holding a Reaper Cloth
562 Yamask
Yamask XY
Catch at Old Graveyard
563 Cofagrigus
Cofagrigus XY
Evolve Yamask at Lv. 34 or above

Partly Ghost-type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Type Image Obtaining Method
92 Gastly GhostPoison
Gastly XY
Catch at Old Graveyard
93 Haunter GhostPoison
Haunter XY
Evolve Gastly at Lv. 25 or above

White Haunter

Catch during the 2016 Halloween Event
(Event ended)
94 Gengar GhostPoison
Gengar XY
Evolve Haunter by trading
White Gengar

Halloween Gengar

Evolve White Haunter by trading
Gengar-Mega XY

Mega Gengar

Purchase Gengarite from the BP Shop, Colosseum Marketplace and equip it on Gengar

Mega Halloween Gengar

Purchase Gengarite H from the Bp Shop, Colosseum Marketplace and equip it on Halloween Gengar (Event Ended)
105 Marowak
Alola Form
Marowak-Alola SM
Evolve Cubone at Lv. 28 or above in Lost Islands overnight
292 Shedinja BugGhost
Shedinja XY
Evolve Nincada at Lv. 20 or above while having an empty team slot and a spare regular Poké Ball
302 Sableye DarkGhost
Sableye XY
Catch in Glistening Grotto
Sableye-Mega ORAS

Mega Sableye

Obtain Sablenite from Glistening Grotto and equip it on Sableye
425 Drifloon GhostFlying
Drifloon XY
Catch on Route 10 inside the Windmill on Friday
426 Drifblim GhostFlying
Drifblim XY
Evolve Drifloon at Lv. 28 or above
442 Spiritomb GhostDark
Spiritomb XY
Catch on Route 8 by throwing an Odd Keystone into the Old Well
Dig for Odd Keystone in Lagoona Trenches
478 Froslass IceGhost
Froslass XY
Evolve a Female Snorunt by using a Dawn Stone
479 Rotom
Normal Rotom
Rotom XY
Catch in Fortulose Manor through special encounter
Warning: One chance only! Save beforehand and turn off Auto Save.
607 Litwick GhostFire
Litwick XY
Catch in Fortulose Manor
608 Lampent GhostFire
Lampent XY
Evolve Litwick at Lv. 41 or above
609 Chandelure GhostFire
Chandelure XY
Evolve Lampent by using a Dusk Stone
622 Golett GroundGhost
Golett XY
Catch at Fortulose Manor
623 Golurk GroundGhost
Golurk XY
Evolve Golett at Lv. 43 or above
679 Honedge SteelGhost
Honedge XY
Catch in Fortulose Manor
680 Doublade SteelGhost
Doublade XY
Evolve Honedge at Lv. 35 or above
681 Aegislash SteelGhost
Aegislash-Shield XY

Shield Form

Aegislash-Blade XY

Blade Form

Evolve Doublade by using a Dusk Stone
708 Phantump GhostGrass
Phantump XY
Catch at Fortulose Manor
709 Trevenant GhostGrass
Trevenant XY
Evolve Phantump by trading
710 Pumpkaboo GhostGrass
Pumpkaboo-Average XY

Average Size

Catch at Fortulose Manor
711 Gourgeist GhostGrass
Gourgeist-Average XY

Average Size

Evolve Pumpkaboo by trading
724 Decidueye GrassGhost
Decidueye SM
Evolve Dartrix at Lv. 34 or above
778 Mimikyu GhostFairy
Mimikyu-Disguised SM

Disguised Form

Mimikyu-Busted SM

Busted Form

Catch in Gale Forest overnight during 2017 Halloween Event
(Event Ended)
802 Marshadow FightingGhost
Marshadow SM
Catch in Shadow Void during 2017 Halloween Event
Warning: One chance only! Save beforehand and turn off Autosave.

(Event Ended)

Ghost-Type Moves

Move Category Power Accuracy PP (Max PP) Description
Physical Category
30 100% 15 (24) The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. It may also make the target flinch.
Confuse Ray
Status Category
--- 100% 10 (16) The target is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) Ghost-type Pokémon puts a curse that damages over time on the target in exchange for half HP; non Ghost-type Pokémon raises Attack and Defense, but reduces Speed.
Destiny Bond
Status Category
--- ---% 5 (8) When this move is used, if the user faints, the Pokémon that landed the knockout hit also faints. Has a chance to fail if used in sucession.
Status Category
--- ---% 5 (8) If the user faints, the user's grudge fully depletes the PP of the opponent's move that knocked it out.
Special Category
65 100% 10 (16) This relentless attack does massive damage to a target affected by status problems.
Physical Category
30 100% 30 (48) The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
Moongeist Beam
Special Category
100 100% 5 (8) The user emits a sinister ray to attack the target. This move can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.
Never-Ending Nightmare Varies Varies 100% 1 (1) Deep-seated grudges summoned by the user’s Z-Power trap the target. The power varies, depending on the original move.
Night Shade
Special Category
Varies 100% 15 (24) The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user's level.
Status Category
--- 100% 15 (24) A sleeping target sees a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.
Ominous WInd
Special Category
60 100% 5 (8) The user blasts the target with a gust of repulsive wind. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.
Phantom Force
Physical Category
90 100% 10 (16) The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target on the next turn. This move hits even if the target protects itself.
Shadow Ball
Special Category
80 100% 15 (24) The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
Shadow Bone
Physical Category
85 100% 10


The user attacks by beating the target with a bone that contains a spirit. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
Shadow Claw
Physical Category
70 100% 15 (24) The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.
Shadow Force
Physical Category
120 100% 5 (8) The user disappears, then strikes the target on the second turn. It hits even if the target protects itself.
Shadow Punch
Physical Category
60 ---% 20 (32) The user throws a punch from the shadows. The punch lands without fail.
Shadow Sneak
Physical Category
40 100% 30 (48) The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This move always goes first. Priority +1
Sinister Arrow Raid
Physical Category
180 100% 1 (1) The user, Decidueye, creates countless arrows using its Z-Power and shoots the target with full force.
Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike
Physical Category
195 100% 1 (1) After obtaining Z-Power, the user, Marshadow, punches and kicks the target consecutively with full force.
Spectral Thief
Physical Category
90 100% 10 (16) The user hides in the target’s shadow, steals the target’s stat boosts, and then attacks. Will still steal boosts if the target is behind a Substitute.
Spirit Shackle
Physical Category
80 100% 10 (16) The user attacks while simultaneously stitching the target's shadow to the ground to prevent the target from escaping.
Status Category
--- 100% 10 (16) The user unleashes its grudge on the move last used by the target by cutting 4 PP from it.
Status Category
--- 100% 20 (32) The user takes the target trick-or-treating. This adds Ghost type to the target's type.


  • There are no Ghost-type moves with an accuracy lower than 100%.
  • The Ghost type is the only type immune to attacks from two types: Normal and Fighting.
    • As Normal-type Pokémon also take no damage from Ghost-type moves, Ghost and Normal are the only 2 types possessing immunity against each other.
  • No Pokémon possess a quadruple resistance to Ghost-type attacks.
  • Before Pokémon X and Y, Sableye and Spiritomb were the only two Pokémon without weaknesses because of type match-ups.
  • The Ghost type shares its super effectiveness with the Dark type, with both types being only strong against Ghost-type and Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to attacks from their own type. The only other type that shares this trait is Dragon.

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