Best Ghost Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

We're taking a look at the best Ghost Pokémon currently available in Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go is gaining popularity again, and it's causing everyone to start investigating what type of Pokémon they should catch, train, and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we're looking at Ghost Pokémon! We're going to give you some quick stats about the type and the Pokémon 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 things when reading over this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokémon, so you'll want to glance over it at least once.

  • Pokémon Alterations: Some Pokémon can be altered into different versions, which significantly boosts them in such a way that it may put them at the top of a list, even if their standard version wouldn't be there. Because of this, we've included a separate list with the best Altered Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokémon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause some confusion in picking the best. These secondary types can change the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats like Max CP. Because of this, we have included a list of the best Ghost-exclusive Pokémon.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the statistics of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP of their category. Then, we take the averages of their Max CP, Attack, Defense, and Stamina. The ranks are determined by which Pokémon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you're not just getting the highest CP, but instead, the strongest Pokémon ranked by balanced averages.
  • The Lists for the Top Ghost Types: The list below provides you all the lists we're providing in this guide for Ghost Pokémon.
    • Top 10 Overall Ghost-type
    • Top Three Exclusive Ghost-type
    • Top Three Combination Ghost-type
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you all 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 Pokémon in Pokémon Go - Pro Game Guides

Top 10 Overall Ghost-type

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

Top Three Exclusive Ghost-type

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

Top Three Altered Ghost-type

  • #1: Mega Gengar
    • Max CP: 4902
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 349/155/199
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Lick
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #2: Origin Giratina
    • Max CP: 4164
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 225/187/284
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #2: Altered Giratina
    • Max CP: 3820
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 187/225/284
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Shadow Calaw
      • Charge Attack: Dragon Claw

If you have one of the Ghost Pokémon listed above, we suggest looking for raids and battles! Remember: with Ghost Pokémon, you want to avoid fighting their counters, primarily Ghost Pokémon. Check back for updates every season!

Want to see the best of some other types? Check out our guides for the Best Grass Type Pokémon and Best Ice Type Pokemon!

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