Ghost (type)

Ghosts are rare Pokémon, and the only type to have two immunities. In total there are just 34 Ghost type Pokémon (not including Megas/Formes), slightly above Ice.

In the first generation, Ghost moves has no effect on Psychic Pokémon, however, it was later changed to be super-effective. When paired with the Dark type it was the only type combination to have no weaknesses prior to Gen 6.

44
Ghost type Pokémon
10
Single type Pokémon
34
Dual type Pokémon
18
Ghost-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Ghost moves are super-effective against:

Ghost moves are not very effective against:

Ghost moves have no effect on:

Defense pros & cons

These types have no effect on Ghost Pokémon:

These types are not very effective against Ghost Pokémon:

These types are super-effective against Ghost Pokémon:

Dual-type attack pros & cons

This chart shows the strength of the Ghost type against every type combination. The fraction of damage a Ghost type move will deal is shown - ½ means 50% damage (not very effective), 2 means 200% (super-effective) and so on.

Note: this type chart has been updated for Pokémon X/Y. Prior to this, Dark & Ghost were not very effective against Steel (now they are neutral).

Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
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Fire 022½
Water 022½
Electric 022½
Grass 022½
Ice 022½
Fighting 022½
Poison 022½
Ground 022½
Flying 022½
Psychic 0222222222224222
Bug 022½
Rock 022½
Ghost 0222222222422222
Dragon 022½
Dark 0½½½½½½½½½½½½½½
Steel 022½
Fairy 022½

Ghost Pokémon stat averages

62.7
HP
Ranked #17
76.0
Attack
Ranked #10
81.0
Defense
Ranked #5
75.7
Sp. Attack
Ranked #7
74.9
Sp. Defense
Ranked #6
61.9
Speed
Ranked #12

Notable Ghost-type trainers


Agatha
Elite Four
Red/Blue/Yellow

Morty
Ecruteak City gym leader
Gold/Silver/Crystal

Phoebe
Elite Four
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald

Agatha
Elite Four
FireRed/LeafGreen

Fantina
Hearthome City gym leader
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Morty
Ecruteak City gym leader
HeartGold/SoulSilver

Shauntal
Elite Four
Black/White/Black 2/White 2

Ghost Pokémon

There are 44 Ghost-type Pokémon.
See also:

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
Mega Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Banette
Mega Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Small Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Large Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Super Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Small Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Large Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Super Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass