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Ghost Pokémon weakness, resistance, and strength

When you know all about the ghost Pokémon weakness, strengths, and resistances, you can head into trainer battles with confidence.

Ghost Pokemon Weakness: Drifblim, Gengar, and Dusknoir in front of a purple background

If you want to know what the ghost-type weakness is, you’re at the right place. There are some spooky Pokémon out there, but they also tend to be a little bit badass. Ghosty beings such as Gengar make a great addition to any team, as they can spark fear in their foes and knock them into the middle of next week. However, just like any other type of ‘mon, you do have to consider what your buddies are weak to, and with our ghost Pokémon weakness guide, you can discover all you need to know about your ethereal pals.

If you can’t choose the right ghost Pokémon for you, make sure you check out our guide, where we pick out the ten best spooky ‘mon from the Pokédex. We also happen to have fairy Pokémon, normal Pokémon, ice Pokémon, electric Pokémon, ground Pokémon, rock Pokémon, fire Pokémon, and dragon Pokémon guides.

Anyway, onto what you need to know about the ghost Pokémon weaknesses.

Ghost Pokemon weakness: the dark Pokemon and Ghost Pokemon icons

What are ghost Pokémon weaknesses?

Ghost Pokémon are weak to both dark- and ghost-types. That’s right, it’s a bit of a catch-22 when it comes to the ghost Pokémon weakness, as they’re super effective against their own type, but that also makes them incredibly weak to it. Quite honestly, if you put a Gengar against a Mismagius, it comes down to who strikes first as to who wins the encounter. However, if your ghostly pal comes up against a dark Pokémon, the world might just turn to black…

If you want to learn how to beat the dark, our dark Pokémon weakness guide holds all the answers.

Ghost Pokémon counters

As with any other type, there are some perfect Pokémon to use when dealing ghost-types, such as Obstagoon, Pangoro, and Honchkrow. Though, if you’re after some specific suggestions from each generation, look below:

Okay, so one of those (Umbreaon) is a pure dark Pokémon that takes little damage from ghost-types, which makes it perfect. Gengar, meanwhile, can decimate ghosts, but that’s only because it’s a ghost-type itself. So, should you want to use Gengar or a similar Pokémon such as Dragapult, you need to make sure you get the first hit, otherwise, they’re likely to fall in battle.

What are ghost Pokémon resistances?

Ghost Pokémon are resistant to bug- and poison-types. If you come up against the likes of Beedrill, Drapion, or Vileplume, your shadowy friend will have nothing to worry about in terms of potential incoming damage.

However, if you want to beat them, it’s better to check our bug Pokémon weakness and poison Pokémon weakness guides to see which types are super effective against them.

Is ghost immune to fighting?

Yes, ghost Pokémon are immune to fighting-type attacks, and while we’re at it, ghosts are also completely immune to normal-type attacks. This is something to bear in mind while in a battle with a spooky ‘mon, no amount of punches from Lucario or Machamp can help you here.

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What are ghost Pokémon strengths?

As you already know, ghost Pokémon are strong against those of the same type, so long as you get the first punch in, you may win. However, if you come up against a psychic Pokémon such as Gardevior (Ralts’ evolution), Espeon, or Mew, you don’t need a fortune teller to tell you that you’re about to kick some serious butt.

Just in case you want to know what other psychic Pokémon weaknesses there are, we have a guide detailing how you can counter them. It also explains their strengths so you know when to use the mind reader on your team.

Well, there you have it, everything we can tell you about the ghost Pokémon weakness. If you want to see how to defeat their nemesis, check out our normal Pokémon weakness guide (maybe check out our Pokédex article, too). We also have water Pokémon weakness, psychic Pokémon weakness, ice Pokémon weakness, dragon Pokémon weakness, fire Pokémon weakness, and steel Pokémon weakness articles for those trying to stay afloat.