All Ghost-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances

Four Ghost-type Pokemon in a Pokemon Scarlet and Violet background

Ghost-type Pokemon can be pretty elusive for most of the other types, so we’ll cover everything you need to know about their weaknesses and resistances to challenge them.

Ghost-type Pokemon present a very unique challenge for trainers thanks to their many status-altering moves and immunities. These Pokemon can be extremely tough to beat and has many iconic characters in their ranks.

Like any other Pokemon type, Ghost-types have weaknesses you can exploit and some strategies you can use to bypass their many tricks. Here’s everything you need to know about their weaknesses and resistances so they don’t catch you off guard.

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All Ghost-type Pokemon Weaknesses

Ghost-type Pokemon are weak to Dark and Ghost-type attacks, so make sure the Pokemon you choose for battle belong to those groups. As you can see, Ghost-type Pokemon are weak against other Ghost-type moves, so you should probably rely on Dark-type ‘mon not to risk too much.

Be mindful that there are currently less than 20 pure Ghost-type Pokemon. This means most Ghost-types are dual types, so you should acknowledge that when picking counters.

Ghost-type Pokemon are very hard to catch in Pokemon Go.

All Ghost-type Pokemon Resistances

Ghost-type Pokemon are resistant to Bug and Poison-type attacks, so avoid any Pokemon in that category when facing them.

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More importantly, Ghost is the only type with more than one immunity. Pure Ghost-type Pokemon are immune to Fighting and Normal-type attacks, so refrain from using those in battle.

What are Ghost-type Pokemon

Ghost-type Pokemon have been in the franchise since its beginnings and usually have the creepiest descriptions of the entire Pokedex.

While some of them share characteristics with Dark-type Pokemon, they can usually be found only at night in different Pokemon games.

In addition to being the only Pokemon type with more than one immunity, Ghost-type Pokemon are immune to being trapped by all trapping moves and Abilities, according to Bulbapedia. Ghost-type attacks are the least resisted type alongside Dragon.

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Last but not least, Ghost-type Pokemon have a type-specific status with Curse. That attack, available in every game as a TM, has a different effect when used by any other Pokemon type.

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