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.

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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. 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.

What are ghost Pokémon weaknesses?

It’s a bit of a catch-22 when it comes to ghost Pokémon 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 honestly 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…

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What are ghost Pokémon resistances?

If you come up against bug or poison Pokémon, you’re pretty safe, as ghost Pokémon are especially resistant to those types.

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, Espeon, or Mew, you don’t need a fortune teller to tell you that you’re about to kick some serious butt.

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 dark Pokémon weakness guide (maybe check out our Pokédex article too). We also have a water Pokémon weakness article for those trying to stay afloat or a Honkai Star Rail tier list if you want to escape the ‘mons.