The best ghost type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Some of the best ghost type Pokémon
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Halloween is nigh, and the best ghost type Pokémon are a haunting option against certain opponents in Pokémon Go - especially if you’re a fan of using sly and sneaky tactics to gain victory.

The wait for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is almost over, but there’s still lots to do in the mobile version of the popular video game franchise.

There are hundreds of Pokémon available in Pokémon Go, so it can be difficult to know which are the best to add to your collection or commit resources to when training up for battle. Aside from type-specifics, each creature has its own unique vulnerabilities and skillsets to consider. If you’re looking for a more general guideline, take time to study our Pokémon Go type chart for an at-a-glance look.

In this guide, we’ll be talking about the best ghost type Pokémon. Wreaking havoc against your foes has never been easier, especially since ghost type Pokémon come in all shapes and sizes to suit your tastes. From the spooky-cute Duskull to the camouflaged Sinistea, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Keep reading to find out our top picsk for the best ghost type Pokémon you should onsider spending resources on, and how you might be able to find them while exploring your local area in Pokémon Go. 

The best ghost type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

The best ghost type Pokémon: Strengths and weaknesses

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In Pokémon Go, ghost types will take reduced damage from:

Ghost type moves are also super effective against psychic and other ghost type Pokémon.

Ghost type Pokémon are vulnerable to attacks from the following damage types:

Ghost type moves are also not very effective against dark and especially normal type Pokémon.

The best ghost type Pokémon: Giratina

Giratina from Pokemon Go

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Giratina is a powerful Pokémonin Pokémon Go and you can often find people using it in PvP battles.

It comes in two forms. Its Origin form has more defence, while its Altered form has more attack, so you can choose which is more important to you. Both can be found in five-star raid battles, although the pool of Pokémonthat can appear in these battles is constantly changing, so you may need to check whether it is available at the time you’re reading this.

Giratina is a ghost and dragon type legendary Pokémon. It will take less damage from bug, electric, fighting, fire, grass, normal, poison, and water type attacks. 

However, bear in mind that it is vulnerable to dark, dragon, fairy, ghost, and ice type attacks. 

The best ghost type Pokémon: Gengar

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Gengar is one of the most powerful ghost type pokémon in Pokémon Go. It also has a Mega Evolution, which can be used for even greater power in battle.

Gengar can be evolved from Gastly (via Haunter) with candy. However, if you trade a Haunter with a friend you can also get it without needing to save up all those candies. Or, if you get really lucky, you can sometimes just catch Gengar in the wild.

Gengar is a ghost and poison type, so it is resistant to grass and fairy, and especially normal, poison, bug, and fighting damage. However, it is vulnerable to ground, ghost, psychic, and dark type attacks.

The best ghost type Pokémon: Chandelure


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Chandelure is a powerful Pokémonfor taking into battle in Pokémon Go. It also has a Shadow form which amps up its attack power.

Chandelure can be evolved from Litwick, which can rarely be found in the wild or can be hatched from 10km eggs.

As a ghost and fire type, Chandelure has a lot of resistances. It will take reduced damage from poison, steel, fire, grass, ice, and fairy attacks, and even more reduced damage from normal, fighting and bug-type attacks. 

However it is vulnerable to ground, rock, ghost, water, and dark type attacks.

The best ghost type Pokémon: Trevenant

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Trevenant is an interesting Pokémon that has a well-rounded set of stats. With its variety of strengths, it can be a good pokémon to have on hand if you’re not sure what to expect from your opponent. 

It can be evolved from Phantump for 200 candy, so catch as many as you can, walk with it as your buddy, and feed it berries when it’s in gyms to gather those up.

Trevenant is a ghost and grass type, making it resistant to ground, water, grass, electric, normal, and fighting type moves. 

However, it is weak to flying, ghost, fire, ice, and dark type moves. 

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