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The Rock type (Japanese: いわタイプ Rock type ) is one of the eighteen types . Rock-type moves are super effective against Bug -, Fire -, Flying -, and Ice-type Pokémon , while Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting -, Grass -, Ground -, Steel -, and Water-type moves.

  • 1.1 Generation I
  • 1.2 Generation II onward
  • 1.3 Additional effects
  • 2.1 Pure Rock-type Pokémon
  • 2.2.1 Primary Rock-type Pokémon
  • 2.2.2 Secondary Rock-type Pokémon
  • 2.3 Unique Terastallized states
  • 4.1 Interacting with the Rock type
  • 4.2 Exclusive Abilities
  • 5.1 Cram-o-matic
  • 6 Notable Rock-type Trainers
  • 7.1 Core series
  • 7.2 Side series
  • 7.3 Spin-off games
  • 8 In the TCG
  • 9.1 Overall
  • 9.2 Fully evolved
  • 11 In other languages

Battle properties

Note: Type effectiveness multipliers may vary in other games outside the core series .

Generation I

Generation ii onward, additional effects.

Rock-type Pokémon are immune to damage from the sandstorm weather condition, introduced in Generation II .

Starting in Generation IV , Rock-type Pokémon have their Special Defense boosted by 50% during a sandstorm.

As of Generation IX , there are 78 Rock-type Pokémon or 7.61% of all Pokémon, causing it to tie with Steel and Ground as the 6th rarest type after Dragon and Electric and before Dark and Fighting .

Pure Rock-type Pokémon

Half rock-type pokémon, primary rock-type pokémon, secondary rock-type pokémon, unique terastallized states.

As of Generation IX , there are 26 Rock-type moves , which makes up 2.78% of all moves (excluding those that are Rock-type only under certain circumstances), making it the rarest type among moves, with Dragon , Ground , and Flying tied as the second rarest.

Prior to changes in Generation IV , all damaging Rock-type moves were physical , but they may now also be special depending on the attack.

Interacting with the Rock type

A Pokémon with Protean or Libero will become a Rock-type Pokémon if it uses a Rock-type move. A Pokémon with Color Change , Imposter , RKS System , or Multitype will become a Rock-type Pokémon if (respectively) it is hit with a Rock-type move, is sent out against a Rock-type opponent, is holding a Rock Memory , or is holding a Stone Plate or Rockium Z .

Exclusive Abilities

Currently, no Abilities are exclusive to Rock types. This does not include signature Abilities .

Cram-o-matic

Notable rock-type trainers.

Jasmine is also stated to have trained Rock types in the past.

Core series

Side series, spin-off games.

Due to the decreased amount of types in the TCG, Rock-type Pokémon are generally listed as Fighting-type Pokémon.

Fighting-type Pokémon in the TCG are generally weak to Grass , Water or Psychic with no resistances. Fighting-type Pokémon are strong against most Darkness and Lightning Pokémon and some Colorless Pokémon, whilst some Colorless and Psychic Pokémon can resist the Fighting type.

Statistical averages

Fully evolved.

  • Generation III introduced the most Rock-type Pokémon of any generation, with twelve. Generation VII introduced the fewest Rock-type Pokémon, with five.
  • Generation IV introduced the most Rock-type moves of any generation, with six, while Generation VI introduced the fewest Rock-type moves, with only one .
  • Tied with Grass , Rock types have the most weaknesses of any type, with five.
  • Rock-type Pokémon, on average, have the lowest Speed of all Pokémon and of fully evolved Pokémon
  • In the first season of the anime and during much of Generation I , the Rock-type was often wrongly assumed to be unaffected by Electric-type attacks. This was likely due to the fact that at the time, most Rock-type Pokémon (namely the Geodude and Rhyhorn evolution lines, and Onix ) were part Ground-type and thus immune to Electric-type moves. However, the only non-Ground Rock-type Pokémon around at the time (the then five Fossil Pokémon) were actually weak to them.
  • In the anime on multiple occasions, like in Showdown in Pewter City , Sick Daze and Right On, Rhydon! , Ground and Rock-type Pokémon are said to have a strong aversion to water and generally being wet. Rhydon is often presented as an exception to this rule due to its ability to use the move Surf .
  • Rock moves are super effective against four of the five types Grass is weak to, with Poison being the exception.
  • Most Fossil Pokémon are either part or solely Rock-type. This is most likely due to the placement of real fossils in rock formations, as well as the process by which fossils are created.
  • This makes Unova the only region with Gyms not known to have ever had a Rock-type Gym.
  • The Rock-type has the fewest special moves of all types, with three.
  • Despite being introduced in Generation I , there were no pure Rock-type Pokémon until Generation II , with only Sudowoodo .
  • This makes Rock the only type to not have been paired up with Ghost.
  • However, Tyme is stated to be a former Rock-type Gym Leader. Moreover, Top Champion Geeta 's ace Pokémon Glimmora is and Terastallizes into the Rock-type, like the aces of the other types' specialists.

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The Ghost type  ( Japanese : ゴーストタイプ,  Hepburn :  Gosuto taipu ) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types .

The Ghost type is notable for having few Pokémon (many of whom have low HP) and moves. In battles, the Ghost-type is useful because it's the only type that has two immunities: Normal and Fighting , both of which are common move types. From Generation VI onwards, Ghost-types are also immune to moves and abilities that prevent escaping, like Block and Shadow Tag .

Pokémon of this type are usually connected to fear, the dark and the afterlife. They usually live in abandoned houses, cemeteries, funeral places and uninhabited dark places such as caves. Also, Ghost-type Pokémon tend to be extremely naughty, pranking humans just to see their faces and reactions. Curiously, the more scared a human is, the more power the Ghost Pokémon will have to prank with it. At worst, some Ghost-type Pokémon may have relatively murderous behaviors, such as Jellicent preying on ships and their crews or the Litwick evolutionary family draining the life energy from people that are lost.

Famous Ghost-type Pokémon Trainers include Agatha , third member of the Kanto Elite Four ; Morty , the fourth Gym Leader of Johto ; Phoebe , second member of the Hoenn Elite Four ; Fantina , the fifth Gym Leader in the Sinnoh region; Shauntal , a member of the Unova Elite Four ; Acerola , a Trial Captain of Ula'ula Island , Alola as well as its third Elite Four member; Allister , the fourth Gym Leader of Galar in Pokémon Shield ; and Ryme , the Gym Leader of Montenevera in Paldea .

  • 1 Ghost-type moves
  • 2.1 List of Ghost-type moves
  • 2.2 Effectiveness of Ghost-type moves
  • 2.3 Weaknesses and resistances of the Ghost type
  • 3.1 Ghost-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders
  • 3.2 Ghost-type-Pokémon Trial Captains
  • 3.3 Ghost-type-Pokémon Elite Four members
  • 3.4 Ghost-type records
  • 4.1 Pure Ghost-type Pokémon
  • 4.2 Primary Ghost-type Pokémon
  • 4.3 Secondary Ghost-type Pokémon
  • 4.4 Pokémon with Ghost-type alternate formes
  • 5 Relations with other types

Ghost-type moves [ ]

  • In Generation I , 3 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation II , 5 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation III , 3 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation IV , 4 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation V , 1 move was introduced.
  • In Generation VI , 2 moves were introduced.
  • In Generation VII , 4 moves were introduced.

Clever type

Items associated with the Ghost-type [ ]

  • The Ghost Gem , which boosts the power of Ghost-type moves once by 30%.
  • The Spell Tag , which boosts the power of Ghost-type moves once by 20%.
  • The Kasib Berry , a berry lessens the damage taken by a super effective Ghost-type move.
  • The Dusk Stone , an Evolution Stone that is used to evolve Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • The Spooky Plate , a stone tablet that boosts the power of Ghost-type moves by 20% and changes Arceus and Judgment to become Ghost-type.
  • The Ghost Memory , which acts like a counterpart to the Spooky Plate and changes Silvally and Multi-Attack to become Ghost-type.
  • The Ghostium-Z , a Z-Crystal that converts Ghost-type moves to Ghost-type Z-Moves .
  • The Decidium-Z , a Z-Crystal that converts Decidueye 's Spirit Shackle to Ghost-type Z-Moves .

List of Ghost-type moves [ ]

Effectiveness of ghost-type moves [ ], weaknesses and resistances of the ghost type [ ].

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistance of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

Ghost-type-Pokémon Trainers [ ]

Ghost-type-pokémon gym leaders [ ], ghost-type-pokémon trial captains [ ], ghost-type-pokémon elite four members [ ], ghost-type records [ ].

  • Giratina (Origin Form) is the tallest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Sinistea is the smallest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Giratina (Altered Form) is the heaviest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Gastly and Haunter are the lightest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Gastly evolves at the lowest level (25)
  • Drakloak evolves at the highest level (60)
  • Drifblim & Giratina tie for the most HP of all Ghost-types (150)
  • Mega Banette has the most Attack of all Ghost-types (165)
  • Pecharunt has the most Defense of all Ghost-types (160). But when Doublade is holding an Eviolite , Doublade has the highest Defense of all Ghost types (225).
  • Aegislash (Shield Form) has the most Sp. Def of all Ghost-types (140). However, when Dusclops has an Eviolite, Dusclops has the highest Special Defense of all Ghost types (195).
  • Mega Gengar has the most Sp. Atk of all Ghost-types (170)
  • Both Chandelure and Cursola have the highest Special Attack of all non-Mega Evolved, non-Legendary, and non-Ultra Beast Ghost types (145)
  • Shadow Rider Calyrex has the most Speed of all Ghost-types (150)
  • Dragapult has the highest Speed of all non-Legendary Ghost-types (142)
  • Giratina , Lunala , Dawn Wings Necrozma and Shadow Rider Calyrex have the highest base stat totals of all Ghost-types (680)

Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

72 Pokémon are Ghost-type.

Pure Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

#200: Misdreavus

Primary Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

#092: Gastly

Secondary Ghost-type Pokémon [ ]

#105: Alolan Marowak

Pokémon with Ghost-type alternate formes [ ]

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Ghost-type.

#094: Mega Gengar

Relations with other types [ ]

  • They're strong against the Psychic -type because some people are afraid of ghosts, and fears affect the mind. Communing with ghosts is also said to be a much different process than simply reading minds through physical or empirical means.
  • They're weak against themselves because ghosts can touch each other, and there's a belief that the strongest spirit wins, with spirit referring to the desire to win something.
  • They're weak against the Dark -type because dark represents terror and evil, and it is said that evil spirits (like Spiritomb ) are punished. According to some belief systems, ghosts who lead evil lives and refuse to go to the afterlife are said to transform into demons, and demons in some mythologies are feared and also rumored to eat lost souls.
  • They're immune to the Fighting and Normal -types because spirits are incorporeal beings and thus can't be hit normally. This is also the reason why the Normal -type is immune to them, because a mortal and a ghost can't hurt each other. Interestingly, the Fighting -type is not immune to them.
  • They resist the Poison -type because you can't poison someone who's already dead, and since spirits don't have a physical form, toxins can't pass through.
  • They resist the Bug -type because members of that type cannot easily transcend the spiritual barrier members of this type hide behind in order to attack them. Also because parasites can't infect someone who's already dead.
  • The only Ghost-type Pokémon of Generation I were Gastly and its evolutions.
  • Before Generation II, Psychic -type Pokémon were immune to Ghost-type moves, although it's largely believed this was due to a programming error, since Nintendo-published guides claimed they were weak to them. This created a balance issue that was rectified in later generations.
  • The first pure Ghost-type Pokémon was Misdreavus , which was introduced in Generation II.
  • No Gym Leader or Elite Four member who specializes in Ghost-type Pokémon was introduced in Generation VI.
  • Similarly to the Dark type, the Ghost type is usually not straightforward when representing a Pokémon. Sometimes, Ghost Pokémon like Yamask and Gengar are this type because they are actual dead humans. This could also be seen as a term of murderous instincts like Jellicent which sinks ships and Froslass which freezes and keeps humans. It could also come from the fact that normal items could be possessed by a ghost like Banette or Aegislash (Banette being a possessed doll and Aegislash being a possessed sword). This could also relate to the mischievous actions of ghosts like Misdreavus and Rotom . This could also be because they have supernatural powers like Hoopa or Giratina (Hoopa can create portals and Giratina can use the powers of gas-type-matter).
  • As shown from certain Pokémon like Mimikins , it is shown that certain Ghost types can in fact die despite being considered a "ghost".
  • The Ghost type has the same type advantages as the Dark -type ( Psychic and Ghost ).
  • The Ghost type alone is the only type with two immunities.
  • Morty and Allister are the only male Ghost -type trainers so far.
  • The Ghost type is tied with the Ice type and the Ground type for the least Gigantamax forms, each having 1.
  • The Ghost type is the last type Ash Ketchum caught in the anime, where he caught a Gengar in A Chilling Curse! .
  • The Ghost type has the most accurate moves of any type, as the only Ghost-type move capable of missing is Poltergeist .
  • The Rock type is the only type that hasn't been paired with the Ghost type thus far.
  • Some Ghost types are based on Yōkai from Japanese mythology; Froslass being based on the Yuki-Onna and Phantump being based on the Kodama.
  • ^ Before Generation V , Curse was a ??? -type move.
  • ^ In Generation I , Bug-type moves did normal damage on Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • ^ In Generation I , Bug-type moves were super effective on Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon.
  • ^ Only in its Sensu Style.
  • ^ Due to the ability Multitype , equipped with the Spooky Plate .
  • ^ Due to the ability RKS System , equipped with the Ghost Memory .
  • ^ In its Dawn Wings Forme when fused with Lunala.
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The Best Ghost-Type Pokemon For Competitive Battling

Adding these Ghost types to your team will make the competive scene a lot less scary.

Ghost-type Pokemon are some of the most unique in the franchise. They are one of the few types that are weak to themselves but have more immunities than any other type - making them a versatile choice for competitive play. Ghost types also have some of the best ability combinations and move pools in the franchise, so it makes sense that we continue to see them in the highest levels of play.

RELATED: Reasons It's Important To Have A Ghost-Type Pokemon On Your Team

Ghost types are some of the most specialized Pokemon and can be critical for setting up certain battle scenarios. Whether it's setting up a Trick Room or a team sweep, you won't need a Silph Scope to see what makes these spooky spirits a solid pick for any competitive team.

10 Galarain Corsola

Corsola may be one of the best Galarian variants introduced in Generation 9, especially after it received a new evolution. While you would think that its evolved form would be best for the battlefield, it's actually Galarian Corsola who is more viable when holding an Eviolite.

This added bulk, plus a move pool that includes Strength Sap, Will-O-Wisp, Hex, Night Shade, and Stealth Rock, allows Galarian Corsola to wall off opponents while diminishing their attack output.

9 Alolan Marowak

Another Ghost-type regional variant that frequents the competitive scene is Alolan Marowak. This powerful poltergeist can double its base 80 Attack by holding a Thick Club, and thrives in a Trick Room with a base 45 Speed, but it's more than just a heavy hitter.

Alolan Marowak's access to Ground-type moves combined with its ability to absorb Electric attacks makes it the perfect partner for Water and Flying types . Its ability to hit hard while remaining a team player makes Alolan Marowak a spicy pick for any team.

On a list of underrated Pokemon, Drifblim always floats to the top - particularly due to its competitive viability. This banshee blimp has some of the most supportive move sets in the game.

RELATED: Ghost-Type Pokemon That Most Fans Forgot Existed

Its ability, Unburden, allows it to move first and set up various scenarios for its partner. With access to Strength Sap and Will-O-Wisp, it can quickly diminish its opponent's offensive pressure, giving its allies added survivability. If that wasn't enough, Drifblim has several ways to increase its own stats, from either held items or its own move pool, which it can then be passed on to a teammate through the move Baton Pass.

One of the most interesting Ghost-type Pokemon used in competitive play has to be Shedinja. Its ability, Wonder Guard, makes it completely immune to attacks that aren't super-effective against it. Without a Dark, Ghost, Fire, or Rock-type move, there's simply no way to stop this haunted husk.

While it only has a single HP stat, it's typically equipped with the move Endure or is holding a Focus Sash, so it can take multiple hits and remain in the fight. Shedinja's success depends on the situation it’s put in, but with moves like Ally Switch at its disposal, it can be incredibly useful against prominent threats in the competitive scene.

Sableye has a unique history in competitive battling. Before the inclusion of Fairy types, it was one of two Pokemon that didn't have a weakness, alongside Spiritomb. Without Fairy types, Sableye would certainly be more prominent in the competitive scene, but it still brings a ton to the table.

Sableye's ability Prankster gives all of its status moves priority, making it ideal for supporting its teammates. In addition to having multiple moves for weather control, this ghoulish gremlin also gets access to Encore, Quash, Trick, Will-O-Wisp, and Taunt, making it ideal for various scenarios.

While most Ghost-types find strength in versatility, Dusclops stands out as more specialized. For competitive teams, this spooky single-eyed specter is one of the most reliable Trick Room setters available. The added bulk it gets from holding Eviolte means that it is nearly impossible to knock out in one turn, even if it's targeted twice. This allows it to set up a Trick Room with ease, where it can use moves like Pain Split and Night Shade to eliminate enemies regardless of their stats.

RELATED: The Best Ghost-Types From Every Generation

As if Dusclops was not impressive enough, its ability Frisk reveals opponents held items, which can be critical intel in a competitive match

The creepiest cosplay Pokemon is also one of the strongest Ghost types for competitive play. Like Dusclops, it's an excellent trick room setter, thanks to its survivability. Its unique ability, Disguise, allows it to avoid damage from the first attack that hits it. While its Speed stat isn't ideal for Trick Room, it does have access to priority moves like Shadow Sneak that allow it to attack first in every scenario.

Despite how useful Mimikyu is as a support, its base 90 Attack and access to Swords Dance allow it to be an offensive threat as well. On top of all that, this intimidating imitator is frequently seen with a Life Orb to maximize damage output.

Sometimes when you shoot for the moon, it shoots back harder. Lunala is both an offensive and defensive threat whenever it's brought to the field.

Equipped with a Mental Herb, Lunala can increase its damage output and attack the same turn using Meteor Beam, and its unique ability Shadow Shield halves all damage taken when at full HP. This makes the lunar legendary a commanding force on the field and, if left alone, has the potential to sweep an entire team.

2 Dragapult

One of the greatest competitive Pokemon introduced in Gen 9 is this spooky soul salamander. Dragapult truly leads the pack when it comes to Ghost types, which is fitting for the jet-inspired Pokemon.

Not only is Dragapult incredibly fast, but its move pool allows it to succeed in various situations. Phantom Force allows it to attack protected Pokemon while avoiding damage from slower moves, and Dragon Darts allows it to hit multiple targets at once. It even gets access to moves like Surf, which can be used as setup for Pokemon like Coalossal when combined with its lightning-fast speed. What it lacks in bulk, it makes up for in speed, versatility, and raw power.

1 Shadow Rider Calyrex

Shadow rider Calyrex is not only one of the strongest ghost types for competitive play, but it's also one of the strongest Pokemon in general. It thrives outside of Trick Room and has multiple ways to ensure that with access to Imprison or Speed Swap.

This Pokemon's signature move, Astral Barrage , is a powerful spread attack and can increase its Special Attack after every KO with its ability, Eerie Neigh. Combine this with its incredible speed, and it becomes easy to understand why this haunted horseman dominates the battlefield.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl use the Pokémon Gen 4 strength and weakness type chart. This sets it apart from modern games in the franchise like Pokémon Sword and Shield . Each creature has various typing that determines what attacks are strong against opponents and what attacks they are weak against. Knowing these matchups will make or break any fight you engage in.

Polygon’s Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl strength and weakness type chart will explain all the type matchups in the game. Use this guide to figure out which moves are super effective against any opponent.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl strength and weakness chart

Understanding Pokémon's strengths and weaknesses are essential to playing Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl because knowing which attacks are super effective against which opponents will help you determine your party at all times.

Below is our Pokémon strength and weakness chart for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl .

Pokémon strengths and weaknesses

As an example, the first gym leader you fight in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is Roark, a rock-type trainer . Make sure you have some fighting-, grass-, ground-, steel-, or water-type Pokémon in your party to easily beat them. Keep these strengths and weaknesses in mind as you fight more trainers throughout the game.

It’s especially worth considering these type advantages when picking your Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl starter . Since the first gym leader is a rock-Type, you might consider Piplup, a water-type, as your first companion.

While that will work well at the beginning of the game, some may argue that a fire-type Pokémon like Chimchar is a good starter. It’s true that fire-types are weak to rock-types, making Chimchar a bad match against Roark, but this starter eventually learns fighting-type moves that will be effective against the first gym leader. Plus the games don’t have many fire-types, so it might be worth grinding at the beginning of the game to keep a stronger fire-type in your party.

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# Ghost Type Pokémon

# Single Type Pokémon

# Dual Type Pokémon

# Ghost-Type Moves

Ghost type pokemon is notable for having a few pokemon with low HP and moves. In battles, Ghost type pokemons are useful because it's the only type that has two immunities: Normal and Fighting, both of which are common move types. 

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Ghost Type  Pokémon stat averages

66.4 HP Ranked #16

80.6 Attack Ranked #10

79.3 Defense Ranked #6

84.4 Sp. Attack Ranked #5

78.6 Sp. Defense Ranked #5

67.0 Speed Ranked #11

Starting from the VI generation, the types of ghosts are also immune to the movements and abilities that prevent escape from flight, such as blocking signs and ghost signs. Pokémon of this type are generally related to fear, darkness and life after death. They usually live in abandoned houses, cemeteries, funerals and dark and uninhabited places, such as caves. Also, phantom-type Pokémon tend to be extremely bad and make jokes about humans just to see their faces and their reactions. Interestingly, the more a human being is afraid, the more Pokémon Pokémon will have the power to tease. In the worst case scenario, some phantom-type Pokémon can behave relatively deadly, such as attaching Jellicent to ships and their crews or the evolving family of Litwick, draining the vital energy of lost people.

Some of Ghost's famous Pokémon coaches include Agatha, third member of Kanto Elite Four; Morty, the fourth animator of Johto; Phoebe, second member of the Hoenn Elite Four; Fantina, fifth gym manager in the Sinnoh region; Shauntal, a member of Unova Elite Four; and Acerola, a test captain from Ulaula Island, Alola, as well as her third Elite Four member.

Ghost TYPE STRENGTH

  • FirGhost type pokemon attack are super effective against Ghost, Psychic type pokemon

Ghost TYPE Weakness

  • Ghost type pokemon attacks are not effective against the Dark type pokemon.
  • Ghost type pokemon attack are weak against Ghost, Dark type pokemon.
  • Ghost type pokemon are immune to Normal type pokemon.

GHOST TYPE POKÉMON NOTABLE TRAINERS

Agatha - Ghost Type Pokemon

Agatha Elite Four Gen 1, 3, 7

Morty

Morty Ecruteak City Gym Leader Gen 2, 4

Phoebe

Phoebe Elite Four Gen 3, 6

Fantina - Ghost Type Pokemon

Fantina Hearthome City Gym Leader Gen 4, 8

Shauntal

Shauntal Elite Four Gen 5

Acerola - Ghost Type Pokemon

Acerola Elite Four Gen 7

Acerolaa - Ghost Type Pokemon

Acerola Trial Captain Gen 7

Allister - Ghost Type Pokemon

Allister Stow-on-Side Gym Leader Gen 8

  • Ghost Type Super Effective Against :  Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel
  • Ghost Type Not very Effective Against:  Fire, water, Rock, Dragon
  • Not effective against Ghost Type:  Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, Fairy.
  • Super Effective on Ghost Type:  Water, Ground, Rock.

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Pokemon Fan Shares Spooky Ghost/Rock-Type Sudowoodo

A Pokemon fan takes creativity to next level by introducing a unique Ghost/Rock-type alternative evolution for the classic Pokemon, Sudowoodo.

  • A creative artist has designed an alternative Ghost/Rock-type evolution for Sudowoodo that has impressed the Pokemon community with its design.
  • The Pokemon community is known for its creative fan works, and this Sudowoodo evolution is an example of the imaginative ideas that capture the community's imagination.
  • The Shamshaman design offers an innovative take on a beloved Pokemon.

In a fresh spin on a classic Pokemon, an imaginative artist has introduced an alternative Ghost/Rock-type evolution for Sudowoodo that sparked amazement in the Pokemon community for the genius of the design. The artwork takes Sudowoodo, a Rock-type Pokemon that's been part of the Pokemon franchise since the second generation, and transforms it.

The Pokemon community has long been a fertile ground for creative fan works, a testament to the franchise's wide-reaching influence. A recent example that highlights this trend involves a Starfield fan who designed a ship inspired by Groudon . It's within this rich tapestry of fan-made art that new ideas often take shape, capturing the imagination of the community at large.

RELATED: Pokemon Fan Designs Disturbing New Metapod Evolution

In a Reddit post, JJonnie introduced "Shamshaman," a fan-made evolution for Sudowoodo with both Ghost and Rock types. The design showcases a smaller Sudowoodo enveloped in leafy shaman-style robes and adorned with a bovine skull. "Shamshaman" is described as a "puppeteer Pokemon" featuring the ability "Disguise" and a new move, "Surprise Scare," a priority Ghost-type attack that flinches the target. This attack is said to be available only during the first turn the Pokemon is out.

This fan-made creation comes in two color palettes: one with purple-pink foliage, similar to cherry blossom petals, and another presumably shiny version in indigo. Artistic fans constantly find ways to reinterpret their favorite Pokemon, as demonstrated by a previous instance where an artist reimagined Garchomp as a Water-Type Pokemon . JJonnie's concept of Shamshaman is another example of this, offering an innovative take on a beloved Pokemon that has left many in the community eager to see it in their teams.

In a franchise teeming with imaginative designs, this new concept manages to stand out. Recent examples include a fan creating a cosmic twist for Heracross , transforming the Bug/Fighting-type Pokemon into a celestial being. These unique designs, like Shamshaman, often raise questions among fans about what could be if such imaginative work were made official. Reddit comments ranged from admiration for the broken potential of the Ghost/Rock typing to laments about such exceptional designs never making it into the actual game.

The franchise's fan dedication is frequently showcased in unique ways, such as a fan who caught 1,010 Pokemon just before the Teal Mask DLC added even more to the roster. This level of commitment underscores the passion that Pokemon inspires.

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Ghost Type Match-Up Chart

This table contains the type match-ups for all of the different Pokémon types and attack types. Follow the attack type down the left side with the defending Pokémon type along the top. A legend is provided below. If you are looking for match-ups with single-type Pokémon, try our Single Type Match-Up Chart page.

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Palworld Type chart: How strengths and weaknesses work

Take advantage of a Type's element weakness in combat.

Palworld Type chart - a character is standing in front of a waterfall with two Pals walking behind her

The Type chart in Palworld is a flowchart that shows which elements—or Types—are weak or strong against others. This is particularly useful if you're planning your party and want to make sure you have the strongest team composition available.

As well as capturing Pals, you can hatch eggs to help fill out your roster. In fact, it's probably the safest bet until you get a more reliable party together or have acquired some of the best Pals to fill out your squad. For now though, here's the Palworld Type chart, and how that translates into element weaknesses and strengths. 

Palworld Type chart: How it works 

Each Pal has a Type and this helps determine what it's strong against, as well as its element weakness. This helps you to figure out which pals you want in your party so you can easily take down specific enemies. 

There are nine Types in Palworld, and these are: 

You can find the Type chart in the Survival Guide section of the menu—see the screenshot of it above—though it's a little difficult to read if you're not sure what you're looking at.  

Remember, Types are essentially the same as elements, so the chart shows which Types are strong against other Types, and by association, which ones they are weak to. The information contained in the Type chart is written out in the table below.

As you can see, it makes sense to aim for at least one Pal of every Type, that way you should be prepared for anything an enemy throws your way. Of course, something like Neutral might be less desirable because, while it should do the same damage to every type as nothing is strong against it, nothing is weak against it either and it does have its own element weakness in the form of Dark.

Experiment with different party set-ups and Type combinations based on the information in the table above, and you should have a winning team—or teams—in no time.

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  • Pal Types: All Elements

The creatures in Palworld belong to certain Pal types , also known as the Pal’s element . Pal types and elements influence the species’ strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to know how they work before entering battle.

There are nine Pal types ; elements such as ‘grass’, 'water', or ‘dark’. Note that different Pal species can belong to the same Pal type, but the effect is always the same. Here’s the full list of Pal element types.

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Pal Element Type Overview

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  1. Ghost (type)

    Types Normal Fire Fighting Water Flying Grass Poison Electric Ground Psychic Rock Ice Bug Dragon Ghost Dark Steel Fairy Stellar ??? The Ghost type (Japanese: ゴーストタイプ Ghost type) is one of the eighteen types.

  2. List of Pokémon with unique type combinations

    In other words, Pokémon such as Spiritomb (a Ghost/Dark-type Pokémon) and Sableye (a Dark/Ghost-type Pokémon) are treated as having the same type combination. Contents. 1 List of Pokémon with unique type combinations. ... Lileep and Cradily were the only Rock/Grass-type Pokémon until the debut of Cornerstone Mask Ogerpon. Gastly, ...

  3. Rock (type)

    Ghost Dark Steel Fairy Stellar ??? The Rock type (Japanese: いわタイプ Rock type) is one of the eighteen types. Rock-type moves are super effective against Bug -, Fire -, Flying -, and Ice-type Pokémon, while Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting -, Grass -, Ground -, Steel -, and Water-type moves. Contents 1 Statistical averages 1.1 Overall

  4. Rock type Pokémon

    20 Single type Pokémon 68 Dual type Pokémon 26 Rock-type moves Attack pros & cons Rock moves are super-effective against: Fire Ice Flying Bug Rock moves are not very effective against: Fighting Ground Steel Defense pros & cons These types are not very effective against Rock Pokémon: Normal Fire Poison Flying

  5. Ghost type Pokémon

    19 Single type Pokémon 68 Dual type Pokémon 34 Ghost-type moves Attack pros & cons Ghost moves are super-effective against: Psychic Ghost Ghost moves are not very effective against: Dark Ghost moves have no effect on: Defense pros & cons These types have no effect on Ghost Pokémon: Fighting These types are not very effective against Ghost Pokémon:

  6. Pokémon dual-type charts

    1 weakness Normal — (82) Electric — (37) Normal Ghost (2) Water Ground (10) Poison Dark (7) Bug Steel (7) Ghost Dark (3) 7 weaknesses Grass Ice (3) Grass Psychic (5) Grass Dark (7) Fighting Rock (1) Psychic Rock (3) Rock Dark (2) By cumulative score

  7. Ghost type

    The Ghost type (Japanese: ゴーストタイプ, Hepburn: Gosuto taipu) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types. The Ghost type is notable for having few Pokémon (many of whom have low HP) and moves. ... The Rock type is the only type that hasn't been paired with the Ghost type thus far. Some Ghost types are based on Yōkai from ...

  8. Rock-type

    This is a Rock-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user summons a sandstorm lasting five turns. The user gathers energy from space and boosts its Sp. Atk stat on the first turn, then attacks on the next turn. The user wields the light that has accumulated atop its head to cleave the target.

  9. Ghost-type

    Attack Count: 33 Ghost-type in the Pokémon Trading Card Game The Ghost-type has been in the Pokémon Trading Card Game since the Base set and has been signified by the Psychic type marking. Serebii.net Ghost-type Pokédex Hub giving details on all Pokémon, Moves and effectiveness of the Ghost

  10. List of All Ghost Type Pokemon and Best Ghost Types

    This is a list of all Ghost Type Pokemon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP). Read on to learn Ghost Type Pokemon strengths, weaknesses, and type advantages, as well as the best Ghost Types to add to your team! ... Rock: Ghost: Dragon: Dark: Steel: Fairy: Normal: Pokemon by Egg Group. All Pokemon Egg Groups; Grass: Bug: Flying ...

  11. Are there any Rock/Ghost Pokemon? : r/pokemon

    A bit hard to make a rock/ghost concept that hasn't been used by other ghost types. Tombstone - Spiritomb - Ghost/Dark. Golem - Golurk - Ground/Ghost. Sarcofagus - Cofagrigus - Mono Ghost. Runerigus - Ground/Ghost. God knows why these aren't rock type. Golurk being clay is pretty meh tbh, he's rock solid.

  12. Best Ghost-Types For Pokemon Competitive Battling

    4 Mimikyu. The creepiest cosplay Pokemon is also one of the strongest Ghost types for competitive play. Like Dusclops, it's an excellent trick room setter, thanks to its survivability. Its unique ability, Disguise, allows it to avoid damage from the first attack that hits it. While its Speed stat isn't ideal for Trick Room, it does have access ...

  13. Pokémon Type Calculator

    Water. Grass. Electric. Dragon. Dark. Fairy. A Pokémon type calculator to show strengths/weaknesses of different type combinations.

  14. Pokemon Type Chart

    updated Dec 13, 2021 This guide includes the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl type chart, which details every Pokemon type's weaknesses, strengths, and effectiveness.

  15. Pokémon Sword and Shield type super effective and weakness chart

    As an example, the first gym leader you fight in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is Roark, a rock-type trainer.Make sure you have some fighting-, grass-, ground-, steel-, or water ...

  16. Fossil Pokémon are now Ghost type instead of Rock type

    Fossil Pokémon are now Ghost type instead of Rock type. Your friendly neighborhood Hex Maniac has developed an alternative method of restoring fossils, resulting in Ghost type variants. What interesting developments can come from this? All stats, abilities and non-Rock-type movepools will remain the same.

  17. Pokemon: The Best Secondary Typings For Ghost-Types

    As mentioned above, Ghost-type Pokemon don't have many offensive advantages, but Ground-type moves are super-effective against no less than five different types: Electric, Poison, Rock, Fire, and ...

  18. Ghost Type Pokemon Strength and Weakness Chart

    Ranked #5. 67.0. Speed. Ranked #11. Starting from the VI generation, the types of ghosts are also immune to the movements and abilities that prevent escape from flight, such as blocking signs and ghost signs. Pokémon of this type are generally related to fear, darkness and life after death. They usually live in abandoned houses, cemeteries ...

  19. Pokémon type chart: strengths and weaknesses

    Normal Fire Water Electric Grass Ice Fighting Poison Ground Flying Psychic Bug Rock Ghost Dragon Dark Steel Fairy About Pokémon types All Pokémon creatures and their moves are assigned certain types. Each type has several strengths and weaknesses in both attack and defense.

  20. Pokemon Fan Shares Spooky Ghost/Rock-Type Sudowoodo

    In a Reddit post, JJonnie introduced "Shamshaman," a fan-made evolution for Sudowoodo with both Ghost and Rock types. The design showcases a smaller Sudowoodo enveloped in leafy shaman-style robes ...

  21. Rock/Ghost Pokemon : r/stunfisk

    Spooky stone. So, we'll go with a Fossil. In terms of appearance, I'd want to use as inspiration the Final Fantasy monster Demonolith. Here's a link, just for the design https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Demonolith Obviously it'd need a much cutesier aesthetic to fit in with the Pokemon vibe, and maybe lean more on the dinosaur look, too.

  22. The Encyclopedic Pokémon Database

    Ghost Type Match-Up Chart. This table contains the type match-ups for all of the different Pokémon types and attack types. Follow the attack type down the left side with the defending Pokémon type along the top. A legend is provided below. If you are looking for match-ups with single-type Pokémon, try our Single Type Match-Up Chart page.

  23. I'm Convinced GF Will Never Make A Rock/Ghost Type : r/pokemon

    They had 3 opportunities to make a Rock/Ghost Type this Gen: Galarian Corsola. Polteageist. Galarian Yamask. Not a single one of them is Rock/Ghost! Instead two are pure Ghost and one is Ground/Ghost for some odd reason. It's like they never thought of making that Type combination and instead re-tread other Types! 677.

  24. Palworld Type chart: How element weakness works

    The Type chart in Palworld is a flowchart that shows which elements—or Types—are weak or strong against others. This is particularly useful if you're planning your party and want to make sure ...

  25. Pal Types: All Elements

    The creatures in Palworld belong to certain Pal types, also known as the Pal's element. Pal types and elements influence the species' strengths and weaknesses, so it's important to know how ...