Best Ghost-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

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Pokemon Go is gaining popularity again and everyone is starting to research what kind of Pokemon to catch, train and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we take a look at Ghost Pokemon! gives you some quick type and Pokemon stats to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Ghost-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important points while reading this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokemon, so you'll want to check it out at least once.



  • Pokémon Modifications: Certain Pokémon can be modified into different versions, which greatly strengthens them so as to place them at the top of a list, even if their standard version would not be there. For this reason, we've included a separate list with the best Altered Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokemon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause confusion in choosing the best one. These secondary types can alter the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats such as Max CP. For that reason, we've included a list of the best Ghost-exclusive Pokemon.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the stats of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP in their category. Then we take the averages of their max CP, attack, defense, and stamina. Ranks are determined by which Pokemon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you don't just get the highest CP, but rather the strongest Pokemon ranked by balanced averages.
  • Lists of Major Ghost Types: The list below provides you with all of the lists we provide in this guide for Ghost Pokemon.
    • Top 10 Overall Ghost Type
    • Top three exclusive ghost type
    • Top three ghost type combinations
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you with all the weaknesses and strengths of Ghost-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Dark, Ghost
    • Resistance(s): Bug, Poison
    • Strong Resistance(s): Fighting, Normal

Related: Best Psychic-Type Pokemon In Pokemon Go - Pro Game Guides



Top 10 Overall Ghost Type

  • # 1: Giratina
    • CP max: 3820
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 187/225/284
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Dragon Claw
  • # 2: Chandelure
    • CP max: 4724
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 300/182/214
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Psycho Cut
      • Charge Attack: Psystrike
  • # 3: Golurk
    • CP max: 3226
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 222/154/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Earth Power
  • # 4: Gengar
    • Max CP: 3254
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 261/149/155
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • # 5: Mismagius
    • CP max: 2957
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 211/187/155
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Hex
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • # 5: Dusknoir
    • CP max: 2700
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 180/254/128
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Hex
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • #7: Drifblim (Tie)
    • CP max: 2693
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 180/102/312
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Hex
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #7: Banette (Tied)
    • CP max: 2599
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 218/126/162
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #9: Runergus (tie)
    • CP max: 2570
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 163/237/151
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Stun
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #9: Cofagrigus (Attached)
    • CP max: 2570
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 163/237/151
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Stun
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball

Top three exclusive ghost type

  • # 1: Mismagius
    • CP max: 2957
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 211/187/155
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Hex
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • # 2: Dusknoir
    • CP max: 2700
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 180/254/128
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Hex
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • # 3: Banette
    • CP max: 2599
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 218/126/162
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball

Modified ghost-type top three

  • # 1: Mega Gengar
    • CP max: 4902
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 349/155/199
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick attack: lick
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • # 2: Origin Giratina
    • CP max: 4164
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 225/187/284
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #2: Modified Giratina
    • CP max: 3820
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 187/225/284
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Shadow Calaw
      • Charge Attack: Dragon Claw

If you own any of the Ghost Pokémon listed above, we suggest you research Raids and Battles! Remember: with Ghost Pokemon, you want to avoid fighting their pawns, primarily Ghost Pokemon. Check back for updates each season!



Want to see the best of some other guy? Check out our guides to find the best Grass-type Pokemon and the best Ice-type Pokemon!

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