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All Ghost Pokémon Weaknesses and Counters in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Fight fire with fire!

The Ghost Type is a strong offensive Typing in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, as many Types won't resist Ghost attacks. It will also deal super effective damage to both Psychic and other Ghost Types. While there aren't many Ghost Type attacks, most are quite powerful with a high Base Power. The Gym Leader Ryme uses Ghost Type Pokémon in a Double Battle format, and knowing how to deal with them will prove useful for the fight. These are the weaknesses of the Ghost Type and how to counter them in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

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Ghost Types are weak to Dark and Ghost Type attacks and are immune to Fighting and Normal Type attacks. Ghost does half damage against Dark Types, making the best counter to Ghost Types either Dark Types that won't take much damage or Normal Types that are immune to Ghost moves entirely. Many Ghost Pokémon will have Fighting Type moves to counter Normal and Dark Types as well, but a few Pokémon can get around this.

Lokix is a Bug/Dark Type making it take reduced damage from Ghost moves and not take super effective damage from Fighting moves. Some more good counters are the Normal/Flying Type Pokémon like Squawkabilly and Staraptor that will be immune to Ghost attacks without taking too much damage from Fighting moves.

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Ghost is super effective against Ghost and Psychic Type Pokémon and usually possesses Fighting and Fairy moves. Psychic Type Pokémon will tend to learn Ghost and Dark moves themselves to counter the Ghost Types that are super effective against them. Because so few Types resist Ghost attacks, it is very strong offensively and can deal a lot of damage without relying on super-effective attacks.

For more information on the other Types, check out All Normal Type Weaknesses and Counters in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides.


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Adam Aguilar has been playing a variety of genres since childhood but gravitates towards story driven RPGs like the Final Fantasy series or horror games like the Resident Evil and Silent Hill series. He enjoys analyzing themes found within video games and has been writing about them for over 5 years now. As a Contributing Writer for PGG, Adam has been known to cover anything from Phasmophobia to Genshin Impact!

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