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Notable specialists in the Ghost-type include Agatha of the Kanto Elite Four, Morty of Ecruteak City, Phoebe of the Hoenn Elite Four, and Fantina of Hearthome City.
- Are super effective against: Ghost
- Are not very effective against: None (Dark and Steel weren't introduced until Generation II)
- Have no effect against: Normal, Psychic
- Are super effective against: Ghost, Psychic
- Are not very effective against: Dark, Steel
- Have no effect against: Normal
The Ghost-type is one of the smallest elemental types in the game, with few additions in each new Pokémon game. They are also unique in the fact that they have a type-specific attack called Curse, which, other than being the only Template:Type2 move, works differently for Ghost-types than it does for other Pokémon.
Ghost Pokémon are used mainly to inflict status effects, like confusion or paralysis. Most Ghost-type moves cause some sort of effect or a status ailment. They are a good type to use in Pokémon battling, because of their possession of all-around good attacks, such as Hypnosis and Shadow Ball.
It is interesting to note that the weaknesses of the Ghost-type are covered by the resistances of the Template:Type2, and vice-versa, so their combination, seen in the Pokémon Sableye and Spiritomb, has no weaknesses at all. What is to be remembered is that this does not make for a perfect Pokémon. There is also always the possibility for the immunities of the Ghost- and Dark-types to be removed via certain moves, such as Odor Sleuth, as well, making for a weakness.
When used in contests, Ghost-type moves typically become Smart-type, but some may be Cute- or Tough-type.
In total, there are 18 Pokémon with the Ghost-type.
In the anime, Ghost Pokémon all seem to have very similar behavior patterns. They are typically mischievous, playful Pokémon who enjoy scaring others. They usually live in solitary places, yet seem to get lonely if they have no one to play with. They typically are nocturnal and dislike/can't tolerate loud noise. Also, in Fear Factor Phony, it was suggested that Ghost Pokémon dislike loud noises, because they were bothered by a group of partying Psychic Pokémon.
Pure Ghost-type Pokémon
Half Ghost-type Pokémon
Primary Ghost-type Pokémon
Secondary Ghost-type Pokémon
- Pure Ghost-type species were not introduced until Generation II.
- In Generation I, Ghost-type moves had no effect on Psychic-type Pokémon. This contradicts both official type charts published by Nintendo for their Red/Blue/Yellow strategy guides as well as the anime where it was said that Ghost-types are the best type to fight Psychic-type Pokémon. It is the only elemental type to go from 0× effectiveness to 2× effectiveness on another type between generations.
- There are no Ghost-type moves that have an accuracy lower than 100%, as all of them have a 100% accuracy or are status moves which do not miss.
- Ghost-type Pokémon are the only single-type Pokémon that can have more than one immunity.
- The Ghost-type is one of the two types that are weak to their own moves, together with the Dragon-type. Coincidentally, Giratina is a combination of both types.
- All Ghost-type Pokémon which have a second type that is weak to Ground-type attacks have the Levitate ability, so there is no Ghost-type Pokémon that is weak to Ground-type attacks.
- Ghost and Dark are the only two types that are super-effective against the same types: Psychic and Ghost.
- Ghost is the least abundant type among Pokémon, with only 18 Pokémon of this type among the 493 total.
In other languages
- French: Spectre
- German: Geist
- Italian: Spettro
- Korean: 고스트 ghost
- Spanish: Fantasma