Ghost-type Pokemon find good utility in any Pokemon game due to their limited weaknesses and ability to deliver substantial neutral damage to the opponent. They are immune to normal-type attacks while being strong against other Ghost-type, Poison-type, or Psychic-type Pokemon.
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Dark-type Pokemon are seldom used in Pokemon GO. Thus, running a Ghost-type Pokemon in League Battles is generally effective. A Trainer is most strong when a Ghost Pokemon has backups for its weaknesses such as a Steel-type or Fairy-type.
Here are the five best Ghost-Type Pokemon in Pokemon GO.
1. Shadow Drifblim
Shadow Drifblim caps at almost 2500 CP, possessing a Max CP of 2693 in Pokemon GO. This makes the dual Ghost/Flying Pokemon a good option for Ultra League. It has an HP stat that surpasses the 300 mark and fairly decent ATK and DEF stats to make it a bulky yet competitive ‘mon.
One of the best ghost-type Pokemon, Drifblim has access to the characteristic Shadow Ball Charged Move. Apart from that, players can give it either a Fire-type Charge (Mystical Fire) or Ice-type Charge (Icy Wind) to allow coverage over Dragon-, Leaf-, Steel-, and Flying-types.
Lunala is a heavily sought-after pocket monster in Pokemon GO. Possessing a Max CP of 4570, it has fairly average stats: 255 ATK, 191 DEF, and 264 HP. The dual Psychic/Ghost type is a valuable contender for Master League and Raid Battles because of his high DPS moveset of Confusion and Shadow Ball.
Additionally, Lunala can have the Future Sight Fairy-type Charged Move. This massively increases its coverage over other Pokemon such as Dragon-, Fighting-, Dark-, and Ghost-types, albeit its overall slow energy generation per second is a huge downside. Another disadvantage is the lack of availability of Cosmog as it can only be obtained via Special Research and may not have good IV stats.
3. Hoopa (Confined)
Hoopa is a better attacker than Lunala and Drifblim and compensates for its lack of Stamina with its average Defense. With a Max CP of 3359, it is one of the best Ghost-type Pokemon due to its humongous ATK of 261. It also has Psychic-type abilities due to its dual nature, making it fairly useful in almost every mode in Pokemon GO.
Hoopa (Confined) needs to be used with caution in Leagues as its overly Attack stat makes it heavily vulnerable due to a lack of bulk. Its best moveset is Confusion Fast Move with Psychic and Shadow Ball Charged Moves, and has resistances to Poison-, Psychic, Normal-, and Fighting-type moves.
4. Shadow Gengar
Given that Mega Gengar has the highest DPS as the best Ghost-type Pokemon, it is heavily used in Raids and League battles. Lick and Shadow Ball have a DPS of 23.43 while a Shadow Gengar has a DPS of 21.75. The pocket monster is also a common availability in Pokemon GO so stocking up on Candy is easy.
Shadow Gengar has a low bulk but it is heavily compensated by its 261 ATK stat. Most notably, the dual Ghost/Poison Pokemon has access to Sludge Bomb and Psychic Charged Moves. Trainers can use Gengar depending on the team’s need because of its wide coverage over other Pokemon.
5. Giratina (Altered Forme) Is The Best Ghost-Type Pokemon In Pokemon GO
Giratina’s Altered Forme is renowned for its durability. Possessing an HP of 284 after capping at 3820 CP, it boasts the second-highest neutral Total Damage Output after Cresselia in the Ultra League. Trainers of that league definitely need to invest in Giratina as it has been a match-winner for years.
Resistant to Fire-, Grass-, and Water-type attacks, Giratina is difficult to counter in Pokemon GO. Ice-type attacks can be a nuisance but they can be easily switched with a Fire-type such as Skeledrige to keep the momentum in one’s favor. That being said, Giratina’s Dragon Breath and Shadow Sneak can be useful in Raids and Gym Battles as well.