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10 Best Ghost Type Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Best Ghost Type Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet
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The Paldea region in Nintendo‘s Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is home to many unique types of creatures, and today we’ll be focusing on the spookiest of the bunch. Ghost-type Pokémon are often related to death and the afterlife, so many are afraid to approach them or even step into their domain. Still, they are some of the best companions for your journey, and Ghost-type Pokémon are very useful in battle. With the newest Generation leading us to explore the Paldea region, let’s talk about the best Ghost-type Pokémon you can find there.

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10. Houndstone

Stats
HP72
Attack101
Defense100
Sp. Atk.50
Sp. Def.97
Speed68
Total488

Abilities: Sandrush and Fluffy

A very loyal Pokémon that spends most of its time in graveyards, Houndstone is one of the newest additions to the Paldea region and a very fun Pokémon to bring with you while you explore. It is an excellent defensive type Pokémon that deals significant damage from physical attacks.

You can use it with its Ability to sand rush alongside a great Sandstorm team. Houndstone, unfortunately, has been banned from competitive play because of the move Last Respects, which increases in power by 50 for every fainted Pokémon on the team. This makes Houndstone incredibly broken but still fun to play and experiment with.

9. Pallossand

Stats
HP85
Attack75
Defense110
Sp. Atk.100
Sp. Def.75
Speed35
Total480

Abilities: Water Absorb and Dauntless Shield

Known as the Ground/Ghost-type Pokémon which lures creatures near it on beaches to chip away their vitality, Pallossand is a great Pokémon that has both decent defense and special attack. The stats and its unique type allow it to become a respectable special attacker. Additionally, Pallossand works well with bulky teams. It can set up Stealth Rock which is always handy in battles, and Shadow Ball works as an excellent STAB move.

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8. Mimikyu

Stats
HP55
Attack90
Defense80
Sp. Atk.50
Sp. Def.105
Speed96
Total476

Abilities: Disguise

The disguise Pokémon that lives its life hidden away in a cloth resembling a Pikachu, Mimikyu, is an interesting Pokémon that is eerily charming in its own way. Mimikyu’s Ghost/Fairy-type category make it an interesting pick, but what truly helps it is its Disguise ability which allows it to avoid damage for one turn. Mimikyu can be used in various ways as a revenge sweeper or defense breaker.

With a curse build and Substitute, Mimikyu can be used to break defensive barriers. On the other hand, the use of Swords Dance and Shadow Claw enables it to sweep. The versatility of this Pokémon adds it to the list, but its weak HP puts it at a disadvantage. Still, it’s a great Pokémon to add to your team, and you can use it to confuse your opponents.

7. Gengar

Stats
HP60
Attack65
Defense60
Sp. Atk.130
Sp. Def.75
Speed110
Total500

Abilities: Cursed Body

A fan-favorite first-generation trickster, Gengar is a solid, speedy special attacker that suffers from low HP but compensates with other abilities. With its classic moveset, which consists of abilities like Nasty Plot and Shadow ball that allow it to be a menace on the battlefield, Gengar is always a solid pick.

The introduction of Tera types has given Gengar a fresh new coat of paint. You will always have to utilize Gengar’s speed to offset your opponent since its low defense will always be a hindrance. Still, its excellent coverage and Poison typing allow it to be on this list as a robust and reliable Ghost-type creatures in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

6. Annihilape

Stats
HP110
Attack115
Defense80
Sp. Atk.50
Sp. Def.90
Speed90
Total535

Abilities: Defiant, Inner Focus, and Vital Spirit

A new and much-needed evolution to another generation 1 favorite, Annihilape evolves from Primeape when it cannot contain its rage in its physical body. The Fighting/Ghost-type Pokémon, is amazing at battles due to its strong physical capabilities and bulky build.

Annihilape shines with his move Rage Fist, which, when combined with Bulk Up, can turn into a strong sweeper. Annihilape is one of the best Pokémon introduced in Generation 9. With the correct nature, it becomes even stronger, making it a great Ghost-type Pokémon to have on your team.

5. Skeledirge

Stats
HP104
Attack75
Defense100
Sp. Atk.110
Sp. Def.75
Speed66
Total476

Abilities: Blaze and Unaware

Arguably the best Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starter in terms of design, Skeledirge doesn’t just boast an amazing appearance. Having well-balanced stats and a solid special attack, this Ghost/Fire-type can become a good wall of defense, especially with the Unaware Ability.

Torch Song allows it to attack and raise its Special Attack. When coupled with moves like Wil–O–Wisp, it allows winning moments even in competitive play. Terastallizing into a Fairy-type also helps remove some weaknesses it might possess and changes the dynamics of the game, proving its mettle on the battlefield even more.

4. Ceruledge

Stats
HP75
Attack125
Defense80
Sp. Atk.60
Sp. Def.100
Speed85
Total530

Abilities: Flash Fire and Weak Armor

An instant fan favorite, Ceruledge is a strong physical attacker with sweeping capabilities. It boasts a great signature move called Bitter Blade that allows it to recover 50% of the damage dealt while being a physical skill.

Further, a Swords Dance build can prove very effective in competitive play. Its wide coverage of learned moves allows it to prepare for most situations. Unfortunately, Ceruledge is a Pokémon that is exclusive to Pokémon Violet. So, if you’re playing Pokémon Scarlet, you might have to trade it from another game.

3. Gholdengo

Stats
HP87
Attack60
Defense95
Sp. Atk.133
Sp. Def.91
Speed84
Total550

Ability: Good as Gold

Gholdengo is an incredibly hard-to-find creature in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet since the only way to acquire it is by evolving a Gimmighoul after you’ve gathered 999 Gimmighoul coins. Gholdengo is a powerful special attacker with great stats, resistances, and a good signature move called Make It Rain, which makes it a balanced powerhouse.

This Steel/Ghost-type Pokémon with Nasty Plot and Substitute gives it great coverage against all opponents. A Flying or Water tera-type helps it sway from its weaknesses and makes it unpredictable. It’s a unique Pokémon and an excellent addition to any player’s roster.

2. Dragapult

Stats
HP88
Attack120
Defense75
Sp. Atk.100
Sp. Def.75
Speed142
Total600

Abilities: Clear Body, Cursed Body, and Infiltrator

One of the best Ghost-type Pokémon introduced, Dragapult is a solid Dragon/Ghost Pokémon that boasts great stats, exceptional abilities, and strong moves. Dragapult can be used as a hit-and-run Pokémon or a strong sweeper by assigning it moves like Draco Meteor and U-turn, which gives it multiple avenues of play.

Its excellent speed stat always enables it to go first, which often leads to One Hit KO’s to the detriment of the opponents. Coupled with the Infiltrator ability for enemies who try to use a substitute or Clear Body for those who might use Toxic, the versatility and strength of Dragapult give it the penultimate position on this list.

1. Flutter Mane

Stats
HP55
Attack55
Defense55
Sp. Atk.135
Sp. Def.135
Speed135
Total570

Abilities: Protosynthesis

A Paradox Pokémon with insane stats and great coverage, Fluttermane is the ancestor of the Misdreavus line of Pokémon. This Fairy/Ghost-type Pokémon has insane Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed which, when increased with its Protosynthesis ability, boosts it to 200. Using moves like Moonblast, Shadow Ball, and Calm Mind create a sweeper that can take on a variety of Pokémon.

Unfortunately, its great combination of tremendous stats and skills wouldn’t let opponents get a turn in, which led to it getting banned from competitive play. Since its unique type gives it immunity from three categories while only having two weaknesses, the community agrees that its exclusion may have been for the best. The imbalance and strength of this Ghost-type Pokémon make it the best one in the game, which is why you should try to get your hands on it.

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Final Thoughts

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have introduced some fascinating new Pokémon and revitalized some old ones. Ghost-type Pokémon have always been interesting to observe since they always bring great lore to the Pokémon world and allow some unique spins to happen during battles. You can utilize the Pokémon on this list in all sorts of ways, which makes Ghost types special in their own way.