Dark (type)

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The Dark type (Japanese: あくタイプ Evil type ) is one of the eighteen types . It was introduced in Generation II , along with the Steel type. As well as introducing new Pokémon and moves with the Dark type, one move was changed to be the Dark type. Dark-type moves are super effective against Ghost - and Psychic-type Pokémon, while Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Bug -, Fairy -, and Fighting-type moves.

  • 1.1 Generations II to V
  • 1.2 Generation VI onwards
  • 1.3 Additional effects
  • 2.1 Pure Dark-type Pokémon
  • 2.2.1 Primary Dark-type Pokémon
  • 2.2.2 Secondary Dark-type Pokémon
  • 2.3 Other opponents
  • 3.1 Changed types
  • 4.1 Interacting with the Dark type
  • 4.2 Exclusive Abilities
  • 5.1 Cram-o-matic
  • 6 Notable Dark-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 .

Generations II to V

Generation vi onwards, additional effects.

If the target is under the effect of the move Miracle Eye , Psychic-type moves will deal ×1 damage to Dark-type Pokémon.

As of Generation VII , Dark-type Pokémon are immune to opposing Pokémon's moves that gain priority due to the Ability Prankster ; this includes moves called by other moves (such as Assist and Nature Power ), but not moves indirectly caused by Instruct or After You .

As of Generation IX , there are 82 Dark-type Pokémon or 8% of all Pokémon (counting those that are Dark-type in at least one of their forms , including Mega Evolutions and regional forms ), causing it to tie with Fighting as the 9th rarest type after Ground , Rock and Steel and before Fire and Poison . After the introduction of Lokix , all other types have been paired up with Dark at least once, making it the fourth type to have this trait, after Flying , Water , and Psychic .

Pure Dark-type Pokémon

Half dark-type pokémon, primary dark-type pokémon, secondary dark-type pokémon, other opponents.

  • The stats shown for Starmobile are the exact stats , not base stats . The values are custom set rather than derived from base stats, level , Nature , IVs , and EVs .

As of Generation IX , there are 53 Dark-type moves , which makes up 5.67% of all moves (excluding those that are Dark-type only under certain circumstances), causing it to tie with Water as the 5th most common type among moves, after Fighting and before Electric .

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

Some moves have had their types changed.

Changed types

The following moves have had their types changed into Dark.

Interacting with the Dark type

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

Since Generation VII, Dark-type Pokémon are also immune to opposing Pokémon's moves that gain priority due to Prankster .

Exclusive Abilities

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

Cram-o-matic

Notable dark-type trainers, core series, side series, spin-off games.

The Darkness type was first introduced in the Neo Genesis set. Due to the decreased amount of types in the TCG, Darkness generally adopts all Poison-type Pokémon under its typing (from Sword & Shield onward).

Darkness-type Pokémon in the TCG are generally weak to Fighting and Grass , with resistances to Psychic . Darkness-type Pokémon are generally strong against Psychic , whilst Fairy Pokémon can resist this type.

Statistical averages

Fully evolved.

  • Should regional forms not be counted, Generation VII introduced the fewest, with two.
  • Generation IV and Generation VIII introduced the most Dark-type moves of any generation, with 11 each, and Generation VI introduced the fewest (excluding Generation I) Dark-type moves, with three.
  • This makes the Dark type the only added type to not have a previously introduced Pokémon have its type changed.
  • The Dark type was the only type in Generation II to not have a type boost from a Badge.
  • In Generation II, Dark-type Pokémon could only be found at night . In subsequent generations, however, Pokémon of this type could be found at any time of day.
  • This is the only type to have had every damaging move change category in Generation IV.
  • The Dark and Ghost types share their super effectiveness, with both types being only strong against Ghost and Psychic types.
  • There is another way the Dark type can be seen as a counterpart to the Ghost type. The average Attack stat of Dark-types overall, as well as only fully evolved Dark-types, is higher than the respective average Special Attack stat, despite the fact that all Dark-type moves were special prior to Generation IV. Conversely, the average Special Attack stat of both Ghost-types overall and only fully evolved Ghost-types is higher than the respective average Attack stat, but all Ghost-type moves were physical prior to Generation IV.
  • The Dark type is tied with the Steel type for most Pokémon that gain it upon upon evolving, with a total of thirteen each.
  • More regional forms belong to the Dark type than any other type, with eleven.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Dark/Ghost Pokémon normally had no weaknesses (excluding Fighting under immunity-negating conditions such as Foresight or Scrappy ), as the resistances of the Dark type cover the weaknesses of Ghost, and vice-versa. Introduced in Generation VI, the Fairy type is super effective against Dark and not resisted by Ghost.
  • All moves that fail unless used by a certain species or form of Pokémon ( Hyperspace Fury , Dark Void , and Aura Wheel ) are Dark type (although Aura Wheel is Electric type when used by Morpeko in Full Belly mode).
  • All Dark-type moves are eligible to be used in Sky Battles .
  • The Dark type was the last type to receive a Gym Leader , only getting simultaneously two in Generation VIII .

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Biology [ ]

Physiology [ ].

Sableye has deep purple-colored fur with small claws, pointed ears, and sharp teeth. It also has two large gemstones on its face which function as eyes, with an additional gem on its chest and three more on its back.

Upon Mega Evolution , the gem on its chest grows so big it rips out of its chest and leaves a small hole in its place. The rest of the energy gained has extended its ears, given it an additional head spike, and more gems on its back (1 green, 1 red and 2 yellow). Its teeth have turned a golden yellow and its eyes red.

Behavior [ ]

An old story was told that if you look at Sableye while their eyes burn with a sinister glow, your soul will be stolen. However, evidence suggests that this Pokémon is actually very friendly, and they will only do mischief to travelers to win their attention. Their mischief makes them notorious, but in fact it is only because they stay in the caves for too long and eventually become lonely as a result.

Nonetheless, Sableye in Kalos and Alola are known to stalk Carbink in order to chew the gemstones off of them, but said food is often taken by Gabite before they could grab it. Notoriously, it has a natural rivalry with Mawile in most regions.

Sableye dig holes in cave walls and floors in search of gems and ore, which they crush with their razor-sharp teeth before eating. Minerals in the ore they eat crystallize on the surface of their bodies, forming various arrangements of gems that can differ between individuals. Sableye also move about very erratically, jittering and convulsing with every step as their heads twitch from side to side. This only adds to their eerie demeanors.

Their Mega Evolution appears to use the giant gem as a shield while one tries to target a weak spot. Unfortunately, they spend so much energy supporting the gem that they are left susceptible to sneak attacks.

Natural Abilities [ ]

As Sableye hide in the darkness of caves, their diet of gems has transformed their eyes into gemstones. As a Dark / Ghost -type, they only have one weakness, that being Fairy .

Their Mega Evolution grants them a gem shield to deflect attacks, though at the cost of their own mobility.

Evolution [ ]

Sableye cannot normally evolve, but can Mega Evolve using a Sablenite.

Game info [ ]

Game locations [ ], pokédex entries [ ].

Sableye lead quiet lives deep inside caverns. They are feared, however, because these Pokémon are thought to steal the spirits of people when their eyes burn with a sinister glow in the darkness.

Sableye digs the ground with sharpened claws to find rocks that it eats. Substances in the eaten rocks crystallize and rise up to the Pokémon's body surface.

It feeds on gemstone crystals. In darkness, its eyes sparkle with the glitter of jewels.

It digs branching holes in caves using its sharp claws in search of food--raw gems. A Sableye lurks in darkness and is seen only rarely.

It hides in the darkness of caves. Its diet of gems has transformed its eyes into gemstones.

It dwells in the darkness of caves. It uses its sharp claws to dig up gems to nourish itself.

Sableye digs the ground with sharpened claws to find rocks that it eats. Substances in the eaten rocks crystallize and rise up to the Pokémon’s body surface.

It's a fiend for gemstones, so it stalks Carbink . Unfortunately, Gabite almost always grabs them first. Mega Evolution : The jewel from its chest, which has grown gigantic due to the effects of Mega Evolution, can turn back any attack.

This Pokémon is feared. When its gemstone eyes begin to glow with a sinister shine, it's believed that Sableye will steal people's spirits away. Mega Evolution : Supporting a giant heavy jewel, it can’t change direction very nimbly and is vulnerable to attack from behind.

It digs through the ground with its hard claws and crunches down gems with its thick pointy teeth. Carbink is its favorite food. Mega Evolution : Bathed in the energy of Mega Evolution, the gemstone on its chest expands, rips through its skin, and falls out.

Materials from gems it has eaten float to the surface of its body and can form an infinite number of patterns among individuals. Mega Evolution : It blocks any and all attacks with its giant-sized gemstone. However, the stone's a heavy burden, and it limits Mega Sableye's movements.

This Pokémon is feared. When its gemstone eyes begin to glow with a sinister shine, it's believed that Sableye will steal people's spirits away.

  • Mega Sableye

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Sableye's Ruby and Sapphire sprite

Battle animation sprites [ ]

Mega evolution sprites [ ], appearances [ ].

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky , there are a group of Sableye that are servants of a Dusknoir , and are constantly spying on and trying to capture the player Pokémon in the world of the future. However, when Dusknoir reforms in the special episode, they do so as well. They demonstrate this by first attacking Primal Dialga to protect Dusknoir (though they are easily blasted away by his Roar of Time) and later by locating Primal Dialga when he is searching for a Passage of Time.

Sableye in the anime.

Sableye first appeared in Ready, Willing, and Sableye . The Darkness Pokémon was playing jokes on Ash and his friends.

In the same episode, Sableye also uses the attacks: Mean Look, Lick, Scratch and Night Shade. It should be noted that under normal circumstances Sableye cannot use Lick.

Cassidy's Sableye made a small appearance in Oaknapped! .

A Sableye appears in Genesect and the Legend Awakened .

  • Sableye (RS029)
  • Cassidy's Sableye
  • Sableye (MS016)
  • Carrie's Sableye
  • Nanu's Sableye

Known Trainers With A Sableye [ ]

  • Sableye shares the same species name with Murkrow , they are both called the Darkness Pokémon.
  • Both Pokémon's ability was often hacked into becoming Wonder Guard to be nearly invincible against direct hits.
  • The jewels that are on Sableye's body (ruby for chest, sapphire for eyes and emerald for back spikes) correspond to the different Generation III games ( Ruby , Sapphire and Emerald ).
  • With this in mind, it can assumed that the two Pokémon have some sort of natural rivalry in the same vein as Zangoose and Seviper.
  • When Mega Evolved, it is the slowest Dark -type Pokémon.
  • Nanu's Sableye is the first Pokémon to use Shadow Sneak in the anime.
  • Sableye ranked 3rd, among all Pokémon, in the Pokémon of the Year 2021 poll by The Pokémon Company. It also ranked 1st among all Hoenn Pokémon.

Sableye resembles a Hopkinsville goblin , which is popular in Japanese anime and video games. It may also draw inspiration from voodoo dolls and gremlins.

In his Mega form Sableye still resembles a Hopkinsville goblin, but this time it carries a huge ruby.

Etymology [ ]

Sableye is a combination of sable (meaning dark or black) and eye .

Names in other languages [ ]

Gallery [ ].

302Sableye AG anime

See also [ ]

  • Pokémon.com Pokédex
  • Legendary Pokémon data
  • The Pokémon Database
  • Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
  • Psypokes Psydex data
  • 2 Legendary Pokémon
  • 3 Ash Ketchum

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Ghost Pokémon are arguably some of the most popular creatures from Nintendo’s illustrious series, introducing a variety of beloved ‘mons in every single generation to date. While Ghost-types have traditionally been a bit hit-or-miss, when they hit, they hit hard – it’s almost as if they’re not immaterial spectres capable of floating through walls and drinking your brain juice. 

As with every type in Pokémon , some Ghost-types are a whole lot better than others. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of the best Ghost Pokémon ever designed, which includes ‘mons from six of Pokémon’s eight generations – sorry Gen 2, you’ve got the best Pokémon games for sure, but your ghosts just aren’t that Gastly. 

Similarly to our other lists on the best Water Pokémon , best Fire Pokémon , best Psychic Pokémon , and best Dragon Pokémon , each evolutionary family included in this list can only be represented by one individual ‘mon from it. It’s no fun if it’s just ‘Gastly, Haunter, Gengar’, right?

Before we get started, let’s go through some honourable mentions:

  • Cofagrigus.

Now that’s out of the way, let’s move on to the main event – here are the top ten Ghost Pokémon of all time, ranked from worst to best.

10 Phantump

Goh's Phantump in the Pokémon anime

It might seem a bit odd to put Phantump here when ‘mons like Sableye and Aegislash missed the cut, but hear us out. Aside from Cofagrigus, Gen 5 had a pretty terrible selection of Ghost Pokémon – a terrifying jellyfish with a Santa Claus beard? No thank you. X & Y introduced this beloved little phantom stump – nice bit of etymology for you there – and completely restored our faith in just how good Ghost Pokémon can be. Just look at its little eyes. Amazing.

Although some people might prefer Trevenant, the grown-up version of Phantump, we reckon it’s best to slap an Everstone on Gen 6’s little ghost tree so it never has to become scary and, if New Pokémon Snap is anything to go by, pretty damn aggressive. They grow up so fast – unless you use a magic rock to Peter Pan-ify them for all eternity. 

9 Spectrier

Spectrier in the Crown Tundra

Gen 8’s spectral horse wowed fans all over the world when Crown Tundra launched back in late 2020. While it’s technically stronger when combined with Calyrex, Sword & Shield’s weird egghead rabbit is a bit rubbish, actually, so we like to take the Reins of Unity, crumple them up into a ball, and throw them so far into the Frigid Sea that even Peony will never be able to get them back.

Spectrier is easily one of Pokémon’s most impressive designs in years, making excellent use of colour to convey its typing and boasting a quiet but powerful aura that allows it to instantly make an impression. It’s also got pretty great competitive viability thanks to the combination of Nasty Plot, Shadow Ball, and Grim Neigh, all of which are further compounded by its absurd Speed stat. If you see this lad galloping towards you, there’s no point even trying to move out of the way – if it wants to whack you with a rogue Dark Pulse, it will. 

Froslass in the Pokémon anime

Froslass is fascinating for a few different reasons. On one hand, introducing an alternate evolution for Snorunt was in and of itself pretty ambitious and inventive back in Gen 4. On top of that, Froslass’ appearance in New Pokémon Snap is the key to what is arguably the game’s single best map. It’s not exactly a Pokémon that springs to mind when you think of “the best Pokemon ever designed,” but when you give it a bit more consideration, you’ll be able to see its merits pretty clearly.

The only bad thing about Froslass is that it apparently hunts lone men wandering through Arctic mountains and uses them as trophies to decorate its lair. Pokémon is supposed to be for kids? Yeah, right.

7 Giratina Origin Forme

Giratina in its Origin Forme

Let’s get one thing straight: This is very emphatically supposed to refer to Giratina Origin Forme, as clearly stated above. Giratina Altered Forme is not only one of the worst Ghost Pokémon of all time – it’s one of the worst ‘mons in general. Why anyone would ever want a ghost slug with exoskeletal rib-teeth and wings that make you shudder to look at is beyond us.

When Giratina is in the Distortion World, however, and is able to assume its original and proper form, it’s pretty damn cool. It’s a slick, spectral dragon that looks perfectly capable of doing everything Giratina is supposed to do, which is to behave as a sort of interdimensional nuisance that causes a ruckus but usually ends up doing the right thing. It’s also got great stats and a typing that, while it has a lot of weaknesses, is just… cool. A dragon, except it’s also a ghost. Genius. 

6 Alolan Marowak

Alolan Marowak

We already included Alolan Marowak on our list of the best Fire Pokémon of all time, but it definitely deserves a place here, too. Marowak arguably should have been a ghost to begin with, what with all the spectral shenanigans that occured in Lavender Town’s Pokémon Tower back in Gen 1, so its transition to a Ghost/Fire hybrid typing in Alola feels especially earned.

While it doesn’t have the best stats around town, Alolan Marowak has access to a wide movepool, some decent abilities, and two immunities. Most of all though, it just looks really badass. What better way to fight than with a bone emanating some kind of weird ghost fire?

5 Marshadow

The Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow

Imagine a marshmallow, right. All of a sudden it comes to life, except it’s undead. What does it do next? The answer should be obvious: It trains as a boxer and becomes the best martial artist in the history of sentient confectionery. 

Gen 7’s Marshadow is a Fighting/Ghost dual-type Mythical Pokémon that would probably be a whole lot more popular if it wasn’t so difficult to obtain. At the time of writing, there is no way to get this Pokémon outside of trading with somebody who already has it. Still, it’s an impeccably well-designed ‘mon with a great offensive typing, monstrous Attack and Speed stats, and a cutesy little aesthetic that absolutely belies how ridiculously strong it is.

4 Dragapult

Dragapult in the Pokémon anime

Dragapult also made the cut on our list of the best Dragon Pokémon, where it fared slightly better by landing in third place. While Galar’s pseudo-Legendary dragon is definitely a great Pokémon across the board, it’s always felt as if it leans into its draconic origins a bit more than its ghostly ones. Sure, it can use Phantom Force, and yeah, the way it flies is… weird. At fourth place, it’s definitely a great Ghost ‘mon – it’s just a better dragon one.

Still, Ghost is part of its typing and Dragapult is objectively excellent, so it’s only fair it nabs itself a cushy spot on this list, too. No other Pokémon takes its young and fires them out of its ears like ghost torpedoes. Surely that has to count for something.

Goh's Shedinja in the Pokémon anime

While some people look at Shedinja and probably think, “Oh, a bug – cool,” there’s a lot more to this Pokémon than meets the eye. On top of having an incredible ability with Wonder Guard – which means it can only be damaged by moves that are super-effective against it – and flaunting a pretty cool angelic aesthetic, Shedinja is mostly intriguing because of the method by which it can be obtained. 

To get a Shedinja, you need to evolve a Nincada while having one extra slot in your party and at least one PokéBall in your inventory. As well as the Ninjask you get from ordinarily evolving Nincada, you’ll also have a Shedinja in the sixth slot of your team. What this implies is that after Nincada sheds its shell and evolves into Ninjask, the husk becomes sentient and takes on a new life of its own, hence the Ghost typing. To this day, it’s one of Pokémon’s best — and weirdest — design concepts.

Shiny Mimikyu in the Pokémon anime

It kind of pains us to put Mimikyu in second place because it feels as if this little guy is always coming close to winning, but never quite getting there. It’s mocked up a little costume to make it look like Pikachu, who everyone adores, just so it can get a bit of love and affection from a trainer – any trainer. It’s lively and cutesy and always in high spirits, and will be your best friend in the world if you’re willing to give it a chance. If you bust its disguise though… let’s just say there’s a rumour about a man who saw the real Mimikyu beneath the costume and died immediately. Again – Pokémon is dark!

Fortunately, Mimikyu has become a fan-favourite in the real world, and has made The Pokemon Company very rich by selling approximately seven trillion plushes in the last eight seconds. We all wish Pokémon were real sometimes, but one of the things that makes us feel most strongly about that desire is the fact that maybe if they were, Mimikyu could actually get the love and respect it deserves. Come on, Mimikyu – you’re half-Ghost, half-Fairy. Surely you can work some sort of magic to get yourself out of the screen and into our hearts.

Ash's Gengar

There was never any doubt, was there? The best Ghost Pokémon of all time is, obviously, the final evolution of the first one. Gengar is an instantly recognisable symbol of the series at this point, having been available in every single generation to date while also playing major roles in spin-offs like Mystery Dungeon , New Pokémon Snap , Pokémon Unite , and more. It’s one of those precious few ‘mons that is unanimously loved by Nintendo and fans alike. Why? Because it’s amazing, that’s why. 

Personally, we like Haunter a teensy tiny bit better than Gengar, although it’s important to put biases aside here and let the science do the talking. Gengar, marvelous mischief-maker and special sweeper extraordinaire, is unequivocally the best Ghost Pokémon of all time. There’s no point in arguing otherwise. No email here folks – just plain fax.

Just look at that smile – how could it not be number one? Exactly. 

Written by Cian Maher on behalf of GLHF .

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Is Ghost Dark a good type combo?

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Is there a Dark and Ghost type Pokémon?

You get Spiritomb, of course! This Pokemon is Ghost/Dark-type, which makes it completely immune to Fighting, Psychic, and Normal moves.

What is the strongest type combo in Pokemon?

  • 8 Electric/Steel.
  • 7 Water/Flying.
  • 6 Steel/Flying.
  • 5 Steel/Fairy.
  • 4 Ghost/Dark.
  • 3 Poison/Dark.
  • 2 Steel/Bug.
  • 1 Water/Ground.

What is the best dual typing?

Mamoswine’s unique dual-typing is the most powerful to date, as it can hit more than half of all Pokemon with Super Effective same-type attack bonuses. Ice/Ground-type Pokemon also do not have any double weaknesses, so there also isn’t much that can take out this Pokemon.

What is Ghost and Dark good against?

Ghost and Dark are the only attack types that are super effective against Ghost type Pokemon. And there is actually some degree of logic behind that. In standard mythology, ghosts are able to interact with other ghosts much more easily than with anything on the living plane.

Every Type Combination That Doesn’t Exist RANKED

What is Ghost Dark type weakness?

The Ghost type (Japanese: ゴーストタイプ Ghost type) is one of the eighteen types. Ghost-type moves are super effective against Ghost- and Psychic-type Pokémon, while Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark- and Ghost-type moves.

What is Ghost Dark Pokemon weakness?

Ghost/Dark-type Pokémon once had no weaknesses at all. This changed in Pokémon X and Y, which added Fairy-type Pokémon to the series, giving Ghost/Dark types their only weakness. They take half damage from Poison and are immune to Normal, Fighting, and Psychic-type moves.

What Pokemon type combos don’t exist?

  • Normal/Ice.
  • Normal/Bug.
  • Normal/Rock.
  • Normal/Steel.
  • Fire/Fairy.
  • Ice/Poison.
  • Ground/Fairy.
  • Bug/Dragon.

What is the rarest dual type?

The ice-type Pokemon is considered the rarest among every dual type. Its evolutionary line contains dual ice and bug. Their weaknesses include fire, rock, steel, and fighting-type Pokemon.

What type combination has no weaknesses?

Thankfully, for those wanting to know what Pokémon types have the least weaknesses, there are a few combinations out there that only have one or even no weaknesses. These types are Electric, Normal, Ghost/Dark, Poison/Dark, Water/Ground, Bug/Steel, Water/Electric, and one of the more recent combinations, Normal/Ghost.

What is the weakest type combo?

1 Bug/Grass

Bug/Grass types have a 4x weakness to both Fire and Flying, and five regular weaknesses as well. Their offensive type coverage is also poor. Bug and Grass each have seven different types that resist their attacks, and neither offers up any moves that can help counter any of this typing’s weaknesses.

Which Pokemon type is the weakest?

Despite having some powerful Pokemon in their midst, the Bug type is by far the worst of the eighteen. While moves like Megahorn and Bug Buzz hit fairly hard, they hit resistances far more often than they do weaknesses. Bug is also very weak to several popular competitive types, such as Fire, Flying, and Rock.

What Pokemon has 3 types?

Is there a Pokémon with 3 types? Yes, there is a Pokemon with 3 types, and it is the Dragon/Ice-type Pokemon. It includes its base form, Kyurem Black and Kyurem White. They result from fusion with Dragon/Electric-type Zekrom and Dragon/Fire-type Reshiram.

Is Gengar dark or Ghost?

Gengar is a Ghost and Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

What type is immune to Ghost?

Normal and Fighting immune to Ghost. Steel immune to Poison. Dark immune to Psychic.

What is Ash’s Ghost-type Pokémon?

This long wait finally came to an end in Pokémon Journeys, when Ash finally got himself a Gengar, his first official Ghost-type Pokémon of the series. Both Pikachu and Gengar played a crucial role in getting Ash through the Masters Eight Tournament, with him even emerging triumphant in the end.

Is there a Fairy ghost Pokemon?

known Pokémon with a Fairy- and Ghost-type.

Is there a fire ice-type Pokemon?

Galarian Darmanitan’s Zen Mode is the only Fire/Ice Pokemon in the franchise. Galarian Darmanitan can learn some powerful Ice-type moves; however, any Fire-type moves must be taught via TMs and TRs.

What is the rarest Pokemon typing?

Total Number Of Ice-Type Pokémon: 58

This is reflected in it being the rarest Pokémon type, with only 58 Ice types. Ash Ketchum has only used two Ice-type Pokémon over his long and storied journey, Lapras and Glalie, instead teaching Ice-type moves to his other Pokémon.

Is there a Bug dragon type?

Ariamano is a dual Bug/Dragon-type Pokémon. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

What are the 9 unused Pokémon type combinations?

As of Gen 9,there are 9 remaining unused type combos,and they are Normal/Rock,Normal/Ice,Normal/Steel,Normal/Bug,Fairy/Ground,Fairy/Fire,Ghost/Rock,Bug/Dragon,and Ghost/Rock.

Is there a Pokémon type without a legendary?

Aside from Mythicals and Ultra Beasts, the Bug-type is still barren of Legendary Pokemon.

What is the weakest Ghost type Pokémon?

Duskull is known as the Requiem Pokémon and first appeared in the short Camp Pikachu. Duskull resembles a Grim Reaper with its black robe and big-eyed skull mask. It can also turn invisible to sneak up on its prey more easily. With a base stat total of 295, it is the weakest of the pure Ghost-type Pokémon.

Is Ghost better than Dark Pokemon?

They both have strengthsome and weaknesses like Ghost immune to most Pokémon types but Dark has better HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed.

What Pokemon kills Ghost?

Best counters for Ghost-types

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20 Strongest Ghost Pokemon, Ranked

Ghost-type Pokémon can be tough to handle. These are the strongest you can get.

Ghost-type Pokemon are interesting. Way back in the days of the first generation, there were only three Ghosts in the entire game—Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar—and all three were also part Poison. In addition, their moves were only super effective against other Ghost Pokemon, making them questionably useful at best.

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But as later games came out, Ghost became the primary type used for taking down the notoriously powerful Psychic-type (back before the days of Dark-type Pokemon). Ghost Pokemon make up some of the most powerful monsters in the entire game, and we're counting down the strongest of them.

Updated April 22, 2023, by Casey Foot: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet introduced us to various new Ghost-type Pokemon that certainly impress on the battlefield. Because of this, it’s only right to add them to the growing roster of strong Ghost-type Pokemon. Their spooky appearances and prowess when it comes to battling makes them viable Pokemon to have on your team and great partners too.

20 Ceruledge

Ceruledge from Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Pokedex Image

This dual-wielding, ghostly Pokemon is the Violet counterpart to Armarouge and excels in Physical Attack . Its unsurprising that its Attack is its highest stat, considering it's got sharp blades for arms.

While most Ceruledge will have the Flash Fire Ability, its Weak Armor Hidden Ability is worth seeking out. If Ceruledge is hit by a Physical Attack, its Speed will increase by two stages at the cost of its Defense.

This means it can swiftly use its high Physical Attack to attack foes before their next turn. It also has a great signature move in Bitter Blade, which deals strong damage while restoring Ceruledge’s HP.

19 Flutter Mane

Best Tera Raid Pokemon Flutter Mane about to be caught after a raid.

Flutter Mane is the Paradox version of Misdreavus, taking on the Fairy type alongside Ghost. While this Pokemon’s HP, Physical Attack, and Defense are abysmally low, its Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed are all exceptionally high, sitting at 135 each.

Thanks to its high Speed stat, Flutter Mane can get the jump on other Pokemon and take them down with Special moves like Shadow Ball and Phantom Force. Its Ability, Photosynthesis, takes its Special Attack even higher in harsh sunlight, making it truly a Pokemon to be reckoned with.

18 Skeledirge

Skeledirge roaring proudly in its Pokedex image in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

Starter Pokemon usually have respectable stats all around, and Skeledirge is no different. It has a sizeable Special Attack stat of 110 that can make use of the Ghost-type move Shadow Ball, and a solid Defense of 100 and HP of 104, meaning it can take a few hits without feeling the pressure.

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Where it’s let down, however, is its Speed stat, which sits at a low 66. It won’t be landing the first hit any time soon, but when it does, you can be sure the other Pokemon will know about it.

17 Marshadow

Marshadow looking expressionless in a dark cave.

Marshadow isn't only a competitive Ghost-type Pokemon, but it also happens to be tough in terms of collectors trying to get their hands on the Gloomdweller Pokemon. When looking at its base stats the things that stand out are its Physical Attack and Speed as those come in at elite levels, which isn't surprising for a legendary Pokemon of its acclaim.

Even if it happens to know some weaker moves, its Ability called Technician powers them up, helping it round out its move set and making everything it knows viable to some extent.

16 Alolan Marowak

Alolan Marowak standing on a rock

Alolan Marowak took an already appreciated Kanto Pokemon design and took it to the next level, getting inspired by the islands and culture it calls home, wielding a spectral flamed bone that it uses as its primary weapon. The Bone Keeper Pokemon isn't just tough-looking but backs that up with solid defensive base stats.

Just don't look for it to win any races or strike first as its Speed is a bit of a weakness. If it has the Ability Lightning Rod, Alolan Marowak makes for an ace-in-the-hole against Electric-type moves, an ability that allows it to absorb that electricity to power up its Special Attack stat.

15 Spectrier

Spectrier in the Sword and Shield Pokedex

The Swift Horse Pokemon known as Spectrier was introduced in Pokemon Sword & Shield 's Crown Tundra DLC expansion. Both its Speed and Special Attack are incredibly high, with its health also being a top-tier base stat.

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It builds its power as it engages in battle with an Ability called Grim Neigh that boosts Spectrier's Special Attack each time it knocks out another Pokemon in battle. This means that it only grows stronger as the fight rages on and can quickly sweep through an opponent's roster if they're not careful.

14 Decidueye

Decidueye in battle in the Pokemon anime

Starter Pokemon generally just have solid stats across the board as they're meant to stick with you through the entirety of your journey through their particular region. Decidueye's Hisuian variant form may not be Ghost-type, but the native species hailing from the Alolan Islands is a ghostly archer.

The Arrow Quill Pokemon has solid base stats from top to bottom and its dual-typing of Grass and Ghost provides it access to several nifty moves. Long Reach is a Hidden Ability - likely attached to it thanks to its Ghost-typing - that makes it so Decidueye's moves don't make physical contact with its target, regardless of if it's a physical move or not.

13 Shedinja

Shedinja in the Pokemon anime

Shedinja gets an honorable mention because of its very unique defense, an Ability no other Pokemon has called Wonder Guard. This Ability prevents any move that isn't Super Effective from hitting Shedinja at all.

Its typing is Bug/Ghost, so there are a fair amount of moves that can still hit it, including Rock, Dark, and Fire - but everything else passes right through this little insect.

However, it only has one single hit point, so any move that hits is a sure KO. You also get this Pokemon using a strange method, as the result of the only evolution that turns one Pokemon into two.

When Nincada evolves into Ninjask, if you have a free party slot and a spare Poke Ball, you get a Shedinja - Nincada's empty, cast-off shell.

12 Spiritomb

A close-up of Spiritomb in the Pokemon anime

What happens when you trap 108 restless spirits inside of a rock with a scary face on it? You get Spiritomb, of course!

This Pokemon is Ghost/Dark-type, which makes it completely immune to Fighting, Psychic, and Normal moves.

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It also has great defensive stats and pretty good Attack, with a lot of moves that make Spiritomb a good support team member. However, it doesn't have a lot of HP to back up its Defense and no useful way to recover health, which limits its overall usefulness.

11 Dusknoir

Dusknoir on a pink background in the Pokemon anime

One look at Dusknoir will probably invoke the thought of, "Yeah, this chunky ghost can probably take a hit or two," which is very accurate. Its attacking stats are quite lackluster when compared to other Ghost-types, so it'll mainly want to prioritize defensive gameplay with some 'tricky' strategies.

Dusknoir is a great user of Trick Room due to its abysmal Speed stat that would be pretty useless otherwise, and it can give some Pokemon Trainers a pretty big run for their money if they aren't prepared for it.

Unfortunately, Dusknoir's best Ability is Frisk, and you always hate to see that happen.

Golurk in the Pokemon anime

This imposing goliath of a Pokemon might not seem like the best choice at first.

It's part Ground-type, which makes it weak to common types like Water and Grass, and its Defense stats are nothing to write home about. Maybe it's a little fragile; it even has a bandage sticking together and a crack in its chest!

But what really makes Golurk stand out is its incredible Physical Attack stat. Plus, it has an Ability that boosts all of its punch-based attacks.

With an absolutely devastating Shadow Punch and immunity to Fighting and Electric moves, Golurk's a good addition to any team.

Dhelmise in the Pokemon anime

This might just be some sentient algae possessing some bits off a shipwreck, but that doesn't mean it can't be formidable in the right hands. Dhelmise has good Defense and access to the self-healing move Synthesis, making it easy to keep it in play for a long time.

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It also has access to Rapid Spin, a move that rids the field of all environmental hazards like Stealth Rock, which is all over the competitive play. Add to that a truly incredible Attack stat, and Dhelmise is ready to go head-to-head (does this thing have a head?) with even the sturdiest Pokemon.

Sableye jumps up for a surprise in the Pokemon Anime.

First of all, let's just start with this: Mega Sabeleye is banned in most competitive play tiers. That on its own should give you an idea of how strong it is.

Regular old Sabeleye isn't bad, especially with its Dark/Ghost-typing whose only weakness is Fairy. But it is still a single-stage Pokemon, and those are rarely stand-outs with regard to strength.

Mega-evolving gives it massive Defense and Special Defense, probably because of the gigantic gem it's hiding behind. That, in addition to its ability Magic Bounce, which rebounds status moves and environmental hazards onto the user, makes it almost entirely overpowered.

Mimikyu in a forest in the Pokemon anime

Everyone's favorite little creepy Pikachu stalker doesn't look like a very powerful Pokemon. It's made itself a little costume to appear as sweet and likable as possible, and it might lead you to think there isn't a lot going on under its disguise.

But Mimikyu is actually shockingly useful and its disguise works to its benefit. In fact, its Ability is called Disguise and allows Mimikyu to take one free hit where the stuffed Pikachu head absorbs all damage.

It also has the unique Ghost/Fairy-typing, which lets it use powerful STAB (same type attack bonus) moves on every other type of Pokemon for at least neutral damage. Of course, once Mimikyu's disguise is broken, it doesn't have a lot of HP to its name, so it'd be wise to take your foe out quickly before it can whip up something deadly.

6 Cofagrigus

A group of Cofagrigus in the Pokemon anime

Cofagrigus has an absolutely massive Physical Defense stat, and its Special Defense is nothing to scoff at either. Actually, that makes sense considering it's hiding most of its substance inside a sarcophagus.

It's a pure Ghost-type too, meaning it's only weak to Dark-types and other Ghost Pokemon while being completely immune to Normal and Fighting.

What really gives Cofagrigus an offensive edge is that it can use the moves Nasty Plot — which sharply boosts its Special Attack — and Trick Room — which affects the Speed stat of all Pokemon on the field. Fast Pokemon become slow, slow become fast, and Cofagrigus becomes terrifying.

5 Chandelure

Chandelure in the Pokemon anime

This spectral chandelier is an offensive force to behold on the battlefield. It has a beastly Special Attack stat, which, when paired with its dual type of Ghost and Fire, gives it monstrously powerful STAB moves like Shadow Ball and Flamethrower.

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Its only real downside is that it has a less-than-ideal Speed, which means its usefulness as a sweeper are limited. Still, it's a very dangerous Pokemon to encounter on the field.

And its scary purple flames don't even burn your body, they burn your soul. Think about that for a minute.

4 Galarian Corsola

Galarian Corsola mad in the Pokemon anime

This addition to Sword & Shield is a rare example of a Pokemon actually being better than its evolution and for some very important reasons. This poor soul may not look like the prime example of a tank Pokemon, but Corsola can be an absolute nightmare to take down and seems to virtually live forever.

With the use of Eviolite to take advantage of its base form and boost defenses, and the amazing move that is Strength Sap, physically attacking Pokemon are going to have an extremely rough time against it.

Strength Sap has the unique property of healing the user an amount equal to the target's Attack stat, as well as lowering the enemy's Attack by one stage. This can completely shut down most Physical Attackers, and it isn't made any easier for them with the Ghost-type being immune to common Physical typings like Normal and Fighting.

3 Mega Gengar

Mega Gengar Smiling

Here he is, the original Scary Boy. Gengar was already a powerful Pokemon long before Mega Evolutions came around, and they went and made it into a force of nature.

Gengar is something you would be afraid to check under your bed for as the ultimate Ghost Pokemon, with a Speed of 130 and a Special Attack of 170. On top of that, it's Ghost/Poison-type, so it's immune to Normal and Fighting and can go up against passive enemies that rely on moves like Toxic or Toxic Spikes.

And it's also the only Ghost Pokemon to have the Ability Shadow Tag, which prevents opposing Pokemon from switching out of battle. Mega Gengar isn't trapped in here with you, you're trapped in here with it.

2 Dragapult

Dragapult performing a move

All it wants to do is use its children as high-powered torpedoes of mass destruction, and who's going to stop it from having so much fun?

In Sword & Shield, Dragapult serves the role of a wildly fast glass cannon that can sweep half a team when utilized correctly. Its Speed stat, being a base 142, is one of the highest Speeds around, and Dragapult makes great use of it with an equally threatening Attack stat.

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It has access to a wide array of move options, like most Dragon-types do, which allows it to fill any gaps within your team quite well. Moves like Psychic Fangs, Dragon Darts, and Sucker Punch are all great options to quickly take down opponents, which is what Dragapult does best.

1 Aegislash

 Aegislash in battle

Being Steel/Ghost-type grants Aegislash an impressive amount of resistances and immunities right off the bat, but that's not what makes it so formidable. No, that would be its unique Ability Stance Change, which lets it swap between its Blade Forme and Shield Forme.

In Blade, it sacrifices Defense for 150 in both Attack and Special Attack, while in Shield it does the exact opposite. And since it's an Ability and not a move, it does this stance change automatically whenever it uses an offensive move, or its signature move, King's Shield.

This makes Aegislash an extremely powerful and dangerous attacker that's also incredibly hard to take down. If a rival Pokemon even tries to attack it after it's used King's Shield, that Pokemon has its Attack drastically lowered.

How dare it even think about laying a claw on Aegislash.

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: 11 Best Ghost-Type Pokemon (& Where To Catch Them)

Ghost-types can be powerful additions to a Pokemon team. Here's where to catch the best ones in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are set in the vast Sinnoh region. For some players, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will be their first experience in the region, while other players are returning long after their departure from the original Pokemon Diamond and Pearl .

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Whether players are visiting Generation 4's Sinnoh for the first time or returning for a second adventure, they will surely be on the lookout for powerful Pokemon to add to their team . Ghost-types are among the strongest Pokemon in the franchise, with their immunity to Normal- and Fighting-type moves. The Sinnoh region is full of Pokemon, and players can travel to the Grand Underground where they can find even more variety. Here are some of the best Ghost-types players can catch in these titles.

Updated March 31st, 2022 by Russ Boswell : Players that are just now starting their journey through Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl would likely be surprised at the amount of Pokemon that are available to catch within the release, thanks to the addition of the National Pokedex and the Grand Underground. Among these Pokemon are some pretty interesting and strong Ghost-type Pokemon. Players that want to get their hands on the best Ghost Pokemon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will want to check out this guide that outlines some of the best options. To give gamers an even larger selection, the following list has been updated to include even more entries.

11 Shedinja

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Shedinja

Shedinja is a Bug/Ghost type that requires some clever thinking to use. Shedinja has a unique ability, Wonder Guard, which only allows it to take damage from super-effective moves: Flying, Rock, Fire, Ghost, or Dark-type attacks. However, with only 1 HP, Shedinja will faint to any super effective move thrown its way. Players will need a strategy if they want to utilize Shedinja.

Shedinja is a strange Pokemon to obtain. Players will first need to catch a Nincada. This Bug/Ground type can be found in the Eterna Forest once players have the ability to use the Poke Radar , or in the Grand Underground once players have obtained the National Dex . Players will then need to level up Nincada to level 20 to evolve it into Ninjask. If players have an open space and an unused Pokeball in their inventory when this evolution takes place, it will also result in the player obtaining Shedinja.

Shedinja's Stats:

  • Attack : 90
  • Special Attack : 30
  • Defense : 45
  • Special Defense : 30
  • Total : 236

10 Sableye (Shining Pearl Exclusive)

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Sableye

Sableye is a Dark/Ghost-type Pokemon, a great dual-typing that gives it three immunities : Fighting, Psychic, and Normal-type damage. Its only weakness is to Fairy-type moves. Having so few weaknesses sets it apart from many other Pokemon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl .

Sableye does not evolve or have any prior evolutions. It can be caught in the Grand Underground once players have obtained the National Dex, and is exclusive to Pokemon Shining Pearl .

Sableye's Stats:

  • Attack : 75
  • Special Attack : 65
  • Defense : 75
  • Special Defense : 65
  • Total : 380

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Rotom

Rotom is an Electric/Ghost-type Pokemon, whose dual-typing gives it a good set of resistances and only three weaknesses: Ghost, Dark, and Ground. Rotom's highest stat is its Special Attack, and its second is its speed. Rotom can outpace many of its opponents in battle, but with mediocre Attack, it can be overshadowed by other Ghost-type options.

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Players can obtain Rotom by going to the Old Chateau in Eterna Forest and interacting with the TV inside. Rotom has no evolutions or pre-evolutions and is a stand-alone Pokemon.

Rotom's Stats:

  • Attack : 50
  • Special Attack : 95
  • Defense : 77
  • Special Defense : 77
  • Total : 440

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Banette

Banette is a pure Ghost-type Pokemon. Its stats are decent, with its standout stat being its high Attack. As a Ghost-type, Banette's, Normal and Fighting-type immunities can come in handy when fighting gym leader Maylene in Veilstone City.

Banette evolves from Shuppet at level 37, but can also be caught already evolved in the wild. Banette can be found on Route 225 , Route 226 , Route 227 , and Stark Mountain .

Banette's Stats:

  • Attack : 115
  • Special Attack : 83
  • Defense : 65
  • Special Defense : 63
  • Total : 455

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Froslass

Froslass is an Ice/Ghost-type Pokemon that has several weaknesses: Rock, Steel, Fire, Ghost, and Dark-type moves. Thankfully, though, none of these weaknesses are 4x. Froslass has a great Speed stat, and decent Attack and Special Attack.

Froslass evolves from Snorunt. This pre-evolution can be found in the Grand Underground or can be caught in the wild on Route 216 , Route 217 , or Acuity Lakefront once players have the ability to use the Poke Radar . Snorunt will evolve into Froslass if players use a Dawn Stone on a female Snorunt.

Froslass' Stats:

  • Attack : 80
  • Special Attack : 80
  • Defense : 70
  • Special Defense : 70
  • Speed : 110
  • Total : 480

6 Spiritomb

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Spiritomb

Spiritomb is the Ghost/Dark-type "Forbidden Pokemon." Like Sableye, who shares its typing, Spiritomb has a whopping three immunities and is only weak to Fairy-type moves. Spiritomb has a great move pool, filled with strong Psychic, Dark, and Ghost-type moves like Dream Eater, Dark Pulse, and Shadow Ball.

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Spiritomb does not evolve or have any pre-evolutions. This Pokemon is obtained in an oddly specific way. Players must use the Odd Keystone on the Hallowed Tower on Route 209 . Players will then have to speak to at least 32 people in the Grand Underground, and then return to the Hallowed Tower to encounter Spiritomb.

Spiritomb's Stats:

  • Attack : 92
  • Special Attack : 92
  • Defense : 108
  • Special Defense : 108
  • Total : 485

5 Mismagius ( Shining Pearl Exclusive)

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Mismagius

Mismagius is a great Pokemon with hefty stats. High Special Attack stat and Speed stats make it a great asset in battle, and its pure Ghost-typing means that it only has two weaknesses in Ghost and Dark-type moves.

Mismagius evolves from Misdreavus, which is exclusive to Shining Pearl . Misdreavus can be caught in the Grand Underground and Eterna Forest, or at the Lost Tower at night. Misdreavus evolves into Mismagius when players use a Dusk Stone on it.

Mismagius' Stats:

  • Attack : 60
  • Special Attack : 105
  • Defense : 60
  • Special Defense : 105
  • Speed : 105
  • Total : 495

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Drifblim

Drifblim is a Ghost/Flying-type Pokemon. Its secondary typing gives it an immunity to Ground-type moves along with Ghost's usual immunities. Drifblim has great HP and Special Attack stats, meaning it can both take and deal out hefty hits.

Drifblim evolves from Drifloon. Drifloon can be found outside of Valley Windworks every Friday, and will evolve into Drifblim at level 28.

Drifblim's Stats:

  • Special Attack : 90
  • Defense : 44
  • Special Defense : 54
  • Total : 498

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Gengar

Gengar is a Ghost/Poison-type Pokemon, with weaknesses to Ghost, Dark, and Ground-type moves. It's a great offensive choice, with a decent Speed stat at and fantastic Special Attack. Gengar's Special Attack rivals even some of the legendaries in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl .

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Gengar is the final evolution of Gastly, which can be found in the Grand Underground , Old Chateau , Lost Tower , and on Route 209 at night. Haunter, the line's second evolution, can be found in Turnback Cave . Ghastly will evolve into Haunter at level 25, and will then need to be traded in order to evolve into Gengar.

Gengar's Stats:

  • Attack : 65
  • Special Attack : 130
  • Special Defense : 75
  • Total : 500

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Dusknoir

Dusknoir is a great Pokemon for players looking to fill a ghost-shaped hole in their team. Dusknoir has impressive stats that specialize in defense. Both its physical Defense and Special Defense stats allow it to take heavy blows in battle without much repercussion. It can hold its own offensively too, with its high Attack stat.

Dusknoir's base evolution is Duskull, which can be found in the Grand Underground in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl . Dusclops, the second evolution, can be found in the Grand Underground once players have obtained the National Dex , and both Duskulll and Dusclops can be found on Route 224 using the Poke Radar . Duskull evolves into Dusclops at Level 37, and into Dusknoir when traded holding the Reaper Cloth.

Dusknoir's Stats:

  • Attack : 100
  • Defense : 135
  • Special Defense : 135
  • Total : 525

Pokemon Giratina In The Distortion World

Those that want to get their hands on the absolute strongest Ghost-type Pokemon in all of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will need to hunt down the Legendary Giratina. The Renegade Pokemon can only be snagged after obtaining the National Pokedex, meaning players won't be able to use this powerful Pokemon prior to the Elite Four, unless they trade for it. Giratina is exceptionally strong, has a wide array of powerful Ghost-type moves and can even swap its forms in order to change its base statlines. This will allow players to use it in different situations, making it an ideal battle partner.

Players that want Giratina need to head to the Turnback Cave once they have gotten their hands on the National Pokedex. In Route 214, players will now have access to the Spring Path, east of the forest (with National Pokedex in hand). Once players navigate this area and climb a rock wall, they'll find themselves in a foggy area of Turnback Cave. Dispelling the fog and making way through the cave will eventually lead to Giratina. T he imposing Pokemon can be found all the way at the back of the area .

Giratina Altered Form Stats:

  • Special Attack : 100
  • Defense : 120
  • Special Defense : 120
  • Total : 680

How To Get Giratina's Origin Form

The best part about Giratina is that it can actually swap its forms. Players that take on the rather difficult challenge of obtaining the Griseous Orb held item can allow their Giratina to transform itself when in battle. To get this orb is no small feat as players will need to head to Ramanas Park and do battle with a Level 100 Giratina in the Distortion Room area . Players should keep in mind they cannot capture this shadowed version of Giratina and must instead defeat it to receive the Griseous Orb.

  • Attack : 120
  • Special Attack : 120
  • Defense : 100
  • Special Defense : 100

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What Are the Best Shiny Pokemon of Each Type?

Posted: February 7, 2024 | Last updated: February 7, 2024

<p><em>Pokémon</em> has captivated the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide since <em>Pokémon Red</em> was first launched in Japan in 1996 as <em>Pocket Monsters Red and Green</em>. During the following twenty-seven years, the format of the mainline Pokémon games has primarily stayed within the same base premise. Even <em>Pokemon: Legends of Arceus</em>, while different, still maintains a similar linearity.</p> <p>The introduction of shiny Pokémon into the games as part of the Gen II <em>Pokémon Gold and Silver</em> games changed the face of Pokémon hunting forever. What makes these Pokémon so different is their rarity and the thrill of the hunt. Full odds range between 1:8192 for games in Gen 2-5 and 1:4096 for games in Gen 6 and beyond.</p> <p>Of course, there are ways to increase those odds, such as completing the full Pokédex in a game and earning the shiny charm or through various catch combos or kill streaks during mass outbreaks.</p> <p>This article will look at the best shiny Pokémon from each base type players should seek out.</p>

Pokémon has captivated the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide since Pokémon Red was first launched in Japan in 1996 as Pocket Monsters Red and Green . During the following twenty-seven years, the format of the mainline Pokémon games has primarily stayed within the same base premise. Even Pokemon: Legends of Arceus , while different, still maintains a similar linearity.

The introduction of shiny Pokémon into the games as part of the Gen II Pokémon Gold and Silver games changed the face of Pokémon hunting forever. What makes these Pokémon so different is their rarity and the thrill of the hunt. Full odds range between 1:8192 for games in Gen 2-5 and 1:4096 for games in Gen 6 and beyond.

Of course, there are ways to increase those odds, such as completing the full Pokédex in a game and earning the shiny charm or through various catch combos or kill streaks during mass outbreaks.

This article will look at the best shiny Pokémon from each base type players should seek out.

<p>Normal Pokémon have no clear strengths and are weak against fighting types. Miltank and Obstagoon’s shiny forms come close to winning, but Porygon takes the top spot. Ditching the standard red and cyan coloring for a less vibrant but gorgeous purple and pink combo, shiny Porygon is a sight to behold.</p><p>When evolved, Porygon becomes Porygon 2, and then Porygon-Z, and these shinies continue the same color themes and desriablity, adding to the overall appeal of Porygon itself.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Normal Pokémon?

Normal Pokémon have no clear strengths and are weak against fighting types. Miltank and Obstagoon’s shiny forms come close to winning, but Porygon takes the top spot. Ditching the standard red and cyan coloring for a less vibrant but gorgeous purple and pink combo, shiny Porygon is a sight to behold.

When evolved, Porygon becomes Porygon 2, and then Porygon-Z, and these shinies continue the same color themes and desriablity, adding to the overall appeal of Porygon itself.

<p>Fans love fire Pokémon, and for good reason: they stand proud as one of the three core starter types since the series’ inception. Many fire <a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/the-cutest-pokemon-of-all-time/">Pokémon look exceptionally cute,</a> especially in their first forms, and they hold their own against bug, ice, steel, and grass types. The best shiny fire Pokémon is a tough call between Ninetales and Charizard, but Charizard takes the win with its black form, cutting a stark and unmistakable figure. A stalwart of the franchise, its shiny deserves praise.</p><p>Interestingly enough, while Charizard and Ninetales are both gorgeous shiny types, their base shiny forms are underwhelming, making their final evolution shinies all the more impressive.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Fire Pokémon?

Fans love fire Pokémon, and for good reason: they stand proud as one of the three core starter types since the series’ inception. Many fire Pokémon look exceptionally cute, especially in their first forms, and they hold their own against bug, ice, steel, and grass types. The best shiny fire Pokémon is a tough call between Ninetales and Charizard, but Charizard takes the win with its black form, cutting a stark and unmistakable figure. A stalwart of the franchise, its shiny deserves praise.

Interestingly enough, while Charizard and Ninetales are both gorgeous shiny types, their base shiny forms are underwhelming, making their final evolution shinies all the more impressive.

<p>Water-type Pokémon boast a strong fan following and robust shiny network. Sporting an advantage against fire, ground, and rock types, focusing on shiny hunting water types always benefits players.</p><p>While the iconic water shiny is Gyarados, a guaranteed shiny for those who played <em>(Heart) Gold, (Soul) Silver,</em> or <em>Crystal</em> games, it is not the best shiny water Pokémon. Bestowing that honor presents a challenge, with many water types having fantastic shinies.</p><p>However, Politoed takes the crown as the best-looking shiny water Pokémon. Slowking makes a good shout. However, its first form, Slowpoke, and the Slowking evolution could be more impressive, especially when compared to the shiny lineage of the Politoed family.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Water Pokémon?

Water-type Pokémon boast a strong fan following and robust shiny network. Sporting an advantage against fire, ground, and rock types, focusing on shiny hunting water types always benefits players.

While the iconic water shiny is Gyarados, a guaranteed shiny for those who played (Heart) Gold, (Soul) Silver, or Crystal games, it is not the best shiny water Pokémon. Bestowing that honor presents a challenge, with many water types having fantastic shinies.

However, Politoed takes the crown as the best-looking shiny water Pokémon. Slowking makes a good shout. However, its first form, Slowpoke, and the Slowking evolution could be more impressive, especially when compared to the shiny lineage of the Politoed family.

<p>Grass-type Pokémon are the third and final of the ever-present starter types in the mainline Pokémon games. Grass types are typically strong against ground, rock, and water, with a weakness to bug, fire, ice, poison, dragon, steel, and flying types. Grass Pokémon have the most weaknesses out of all starter types.</p><p>When picking the best shiny <a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/best-grass-pokemon-of-all-time/">grass Pokémon</a>, the decision becomes trickier. Many grass types have shinies that play on shades instead of stark or startlingly different colors. These subtleties make for some beautiful shinies, such as Ludicolo. Likewise, Trevanent’s shiny is stunning; however, after evolving from Phantump, Trevanent’s more a ghost Pokemon than the shared grass type.</p><p>The best shiny grass Pokémon is Tangela, whose usual deep blue body becomes a vibrant and exciting green. The color works for the design and perfectly captures the nature of a Grass-type Pokémon.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Grass Pokémon?

Grass-type Pokémon are the third and final of the ever-present starter types in the mainline Pokémon games. Grass types are typically strong against ground, rock, and water, with a weakness to bug, fire, ice, poison, dragon, steel, and flying types. Grass Pokémon have the most weaknesses out of all starter types.

When picking the best shiny grass Pokémon , the decision becomes trickier. Many grass types have shinies that play on shades instead of stark or startlingly different colors. These subtleties make for some beautiful shinies, such as Ludicolo. Likewise, Trevanent’s shiny is stunning; however, after evolving from Phantump, Trevanent’s more a ghost Pokemon than the shared grass type.

The best shiny grass Pokémon is Tangela, whose usual deep blue body becomes a vibrant and exciting green. The color works for the design and perfectly captures the nature of a Grass-type Pokémon.

<p>Flying Pokémon abound. However, just four Pokémon species qualify as pure flying types. The others have a shared type, such as Pidgey’s normal/flying combination. Thundurus is one of those rare pure-flying Pokémon, and its shiny form is exquisite. It rightly deserves recognition as the best shiny <a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/best-flying-pokemon-of-all-time-ranked/">flying Pokémon.</a></p><p>Thundurus works so well as a shiny because of how the color scheme changes, with the body taking on a softer tone, ditching the bright blue for a purple color, allowing the smaller edging of its form to pop with a powerful violet that makes the whole Pokémon stand out that much more.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Flying Pokémon?

Flying Pokémon abound. However, just four Pokémon species qualify as pure flying types. The others have a shared type, such as Pidgey’s normal/flying combination. Thundurus is one of those rare pure-flying Pokémon, and its shiny form is exquisite. It rightly deserves recognition as the best shiny flying Pokémon.

Thundurus works so well as a shiny because of how the color scheme changes, with the body taking on a softer tone, ditching the bright blue for a purple color, allowing the smaller edging of its form to pop with a powerful violet that makes the whole Pokémon stand out that much more.

<p><a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/best-fighting-pokemon-of-all-time-ranked/">Fighting-type Pokémon</a> have evolved over the years and, since Gen VI, offer consistently strong performance against normal, dark, ice, rock, and steel types while remaining weak to bug, fairy, flying, poison, and psychic types.</p><p>Machamp has become the iconic example of a fighting-type Pokémon with a simple yet effective shiny form. However, Heracross has to take the title of being the best shiny fighting Pokémon. Another simple shiny, the bold decision to ditch the blue for a vibrant pink makes Heracross an excellent shiny and a great addition to any team needing a fighter.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Fighting Pokémon?

Fighting-type Pokémon have evolved over the years and, since Gen VI, offer consistently strong performance against normal, dark, ice, rock, and steel types while remaining weak to bug, fairy, flying, poison, and psychic types.

Machamp has become the iconic example of a fighting-type Pokémon with a simple yet effective shiny form. However, Heracross has to take the title of being the best shiny fighting Pokémon. Another simple shiny, the bold decision to ditch the blue for a vibrant pink makes Heracross an excellent shiny and a great addition to any team needing a fighter.

<p><a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/the-best-poison-pokemon-of-all-time-ranked/">Poison-type Pokémon</a> are a secret favorite of many, not for their moves or effectiveness, as they are only strong against fairy and grass types in current generations, but because of their designs. The 96 different poison types – including multi-types – account for over 8% of all Pokémon and always make an excellent addition to any team.</p><p>Choosing the best poison-type shiny Pokémon poses a massive challenge, and Mega Gengar should win with its shocking white body. However, Mega evolutions are not “standard,” and the other shinies in the Gastly-Gengar line are nothing special. The best shiny poison type is Croagunk and its evolution, Toxicroak. These poison types have a beautiful aquamarine body with pink highlights, which looks stunning in any team.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Poison Pokémon?

Poison-type Pokémon are a secret favorite of many, not for their moves or effectiveness, as they are only strong against fairy and grass types in current generations, but because of their designs. The 96 different poison types – including multi-types – account for over 8% of all Pokémon and always make an excellent addition to any team.

Choosing the best poison-type shiny Pokémon poses a massive challenge, and Mega Gengar should win with its shocking white body. However, Mega evolutions are not “standard,” and the other shinies in the Gastly-Gengar line are nothing special. The best shiny poison type is Croagunk and its evolution, Toxicroak. These poison types have a beautiful aquamarine body with pink highlights, which looks stunning in any team.

<p><a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/the-best-electric-pokemon-of-all-time-ranked/">Electric-type Pokémon</a> helped attract the world to the series, thanks to that cheeky yellow chappie, Pikachu. However, there is more to electric types than just pika-pika. Out of 88 electric-type Pokémon, Jolteon is an easy consideration for the worst shiny, resembling someone having a bad reaction to a flu shot.</p><p>The deep, resonating blue of Voltorb always grabs the eye. However, Shinx takes the top spot as the best electric shiny Pokémon. The bright yellow looks great for the character fit and electric type and adds that extra sparkle to an in-game team.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Electric Pokémon?

Electric-type Pokémon helped attract the world to the series, thanks to that cheeky yellow chappie, Pikachu. However, there is more to electric types than just pika-pika. Out of 88 electric-type Pokémon, Jolteon is an easy consideration for the worst shiny, resembling someone having a bad reaction to a flu shot.

The deep, resonating blue of Voltorb always grabs the eye. However, Shinx takes the top spot as the best electric shiny Pokémon. The bright yellow looks great for the character fit and electric type and adds that extra sparkle to an in-game team.

<p><a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/best-ground-pokemon/">Ground-type Pokémon</a> make a great addition to any team, being naturally strong against grass, ice, and water types and immune to any electric moves. Choosing one with 90 ground-type Pokémon in the current dex can pose a challenge. Adding the shiny consideration into things only further increases the depth of the quandary.</p><p>An argument could be made for the Wooper shiny, as it has a beautiful pink hue that stands out and looks fantastic. However, the best ground-type shiny Pokémon is the serpentine form of Zygarde, which ditches the green and black for a stunning white and teal combination that makes it look as rare and unique as being shiny makes it.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Ground Pokémon?

Ground-type Pokémon make a great addition to any team, being naturally strong against grass, ice, and water types and immune to any electric moves. Choosing one with 90 ground-type Pokémon in the current dex can pose a challenge. Adding the shiny consideration into things only further increases the depth of the quandary.

An argument could be made for the Wooper shiny, as it has a beautiful pink hue that stands out and looks fantastic. However, the best ground-type shiny Pokémon is the serpentine form of Zygarde, which ditches the green and black for a stunning white and teal combination that makes it look as rare and unique as being shiny makes it.

<p>Only 78 types of <a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/best-rock-pokemon-of-all-time-ranked/">Rock Pokémon</a> roam the wilds, ready for discovery. Rock types make a good backup for players, with their advantage over bug, fire, flying, and ice types. Rock types excel when they have a dual type with fighting or ground moves, extending their type advantages.</p><p>Onyx cuts an iconic figure in the rock-type pool; however, when it comes to shinies, its greenish form looks great. It doesn’t come close enough to dethrone the best shiny rock Pokémon in Tyrunt and its evolution Tyrantum, whose deep blue skin does credit to any team, competitive or otherwise.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Rock Pokémon?

Only 78 types of Rock Pokémon roam the wilds, ready for discovery. Rock types make a good backup for players, with their advantage over bug, fire, flying, and ice types. Rock types excel when they have a dual type with fighting or ground moves, extending their type advantages.

Onyx cuts an iconic figure in the rock-type pool; however, when it comes to shinies, its greenish form looks great. It doesn’t come close enough to dethrone the best shiny rock Pokémon in Tyrunt and its evolution Tyrantum, whose deep blue skin does credit to any team, competitive or otherwise.

<p><a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/the-best-psychic-pokemon-of-all-time-ranked/">Psychic-type Pokémon</a> often have stronger stats based on their special attack and defense than anything else. Psychic types are one of the most common Pokémon types, ranking third in the combination of pure and psychic dominant types.</p><p>When looking at shiny psychic Pokémon, Espeon’s emerald coat or the eye-catching pink gleam of the Drowzee evolution line can distract. However, the title of best shiny psychic Pokémon goes to Metagross, whose silver and gold combination stuns–a genuine contender for the best shiny in the whole dex.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Psychic Pokémon?

Psychic-type Pokémon often have stronger stats based on their special attack and defense than anything else. Psychic types are one of the most common Pokémon types, ranking third in the combination of pure and psychic dominant types.

When looking at shiny psychic Pokémon, Espeon’s emerald coat or the eye-catching pink gleam of the Drowzee evolution line can distract. However, the title of best shiny psychic Pokémon goes to Metagross, whose silver and gold combination stuns–a genuine contender for the best shiny in the whole dex.

<p><a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/the-best-ice-pokemon-of-all-time-ranked/">Ice-type Pokémon</a> represent the minority type of all Pokemon, with just 58 species roaming free. However, adding a shiny ice type to a team greatly brings several benefits when facing off against dragon types. Icy types can do as much as four times the normal damage and hold an unwavering advantage against dragon, grass, and ground types.</p><p>Many shiny ice-type Pokémon offer a gentle shiny, often playing with hues and subtle changes that highlight their cool nature. However, some bold designs exist, such as the bright pink and yellow combination of the Sneasel lineage. Yet, the best ice Pokémon shiny goes to Alolan Ninetales, which in this form leaves behind its fiery nature and becomes an ice/fairy combo type.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Ice Pokémon?

Ice-type Pokémon represent the minority type of all Pokemon, with just 58 species roaming free. However, adding a shiny ice type to a team greatly brings several benefits when facing off against dragon types. Icy types can do as much as four times the normal damage and hold an unwavering advantage against dragon, grass, and ground types.

Many shiny ice-type Pokémon offer a gentle shiny, often playing with hues and subtle changes that highlight their cool nature. However, some bold designs exist, such as the bright pink and yellow combination of the Sneasel lineage. Yet, the best ice Pokémon shiny goes to Alolan Ninetales, which in this form leaves behind its fiery nature and becomes an ice/fairy combo type.

<p>Bug-type Pokémon are found all over the Pokemon landscape, with 100 <a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/the-best-bug-pokemon-of-all-time-ranked/" rel="noopener">different bug </a>Pokémon roaming the wild. Caterpie became famous the first Pokémon Ash Ketchum ever catches, and while its yellow shiny is nice, it’s not the best. Combee shiny, which drops its traditional yellow for a warmer reddish shade, also contends. However, while that looks great, the standard yellow and black look fits better for the bee-styled Pokemon.</p><p>The best shiny bug Pokémon is Yanma, which has a vibrant blue body that pops against the unchanged green face, creating a mon that looks incredible and is a fantastic addition to a dex. The Yanmega evolution is remarkable but not as spectacular as its primary form.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Bug Pokémon?

Bug-type Pokémon are found all over the Pokemon landscape, with 100 different bug Pokémon roaming the wild. Caterpie became famous the first Pokémon Ash Ketchum ever catches, and while its yellow shiny is nice, it’s not the best. Combee shiny, which drops its traditional yellow for a warmer reddish shade, also contends. However, while that looks great, the standard yellow and black look fits better for the bee-styled Pokemon.

The best shiny bug Pokémon is Yanma, which has a vibrant blue body that pops against the unchanged green face, creating a mon that looks incredible and is a fantastic addition to a dex. The Yanmega evolution is remarkable but not as spectacular as its primary form.

<p><a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/best-ghost-pokemon-of-all-time/">Ghost-type Pokémon</a> are only effective against their own type and dark Pokémon, meaning they are weak to half of the forms they are dominant against, which to some, nullifies their use. However, regardless of whether a dark Pokémon makes the team, they have some magnificent shinies perfect for any collection.</p><p>Duskull’s blood-red shiny form drips with ghostly malice. Yet the shiny form of Giratina takes the title of best shiny Ghost Pokemon. Its colors just work far better together than its standard form, making it, in the eyes of many, the superior Pokémon to hunt and catch.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Ghost Pokémon?

Ghost-type Pokémon are only effective against their own type and dark Pokémon, meaning they are weak to half of the forms they are dominant against, which to some, nullifies their use. However, regardless of whether a dark Pokémon makes the team, they have some magnificent shinies perfect for any collection.

Duskull’s blood-red shiny form drips with ghostly malice. Yet the shiny form of Giratina takes the title of best shiny Ghost Pokemon. Its colors just work far better together than its standard form, making it, in the eyes of many, the superior Pokémon to hunt and catch.

<p><a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/the-best-steel-pokemon-of-all-time-ranked/">Steel-type Pokémon</a> make a formidable addition to any team and make an excellent type combination with bug, flying, or electric types. Steel-type Pokémon only entered the world in Gen II and have an advantage against fairy, ice, and rock types.</p><p>For those who enjoy wandering the wild area of <em>Sword and Shield,</em> the sight of Corviknight traversing the skies or dominating the ground would be familiar. A flying/steel type, its shiny form is a majestic sight to behold. The dark plumage gives way to a dusky iron look far better suited to a bird inspired by the legendary knights of old.</p><p>However, it does not do enough to make it the best shiny <a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/the-best-steel-pokemon-of-all-time-ranked/" rel="noopener">steel</a> Pokémon. That honor goes to Steelix, whose pure gold body takes the title, with a shiny that gleams in all the right ways and is a powerful and dazzling addition to the Pokédex.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Steel Pokémon?

Steel-type Pokémon make a formidable addition to any team and make an excellent type combination with bug, flying, or electric types. Steel-type Pokémon only entered the world in Gen II and have an advantage against fairy, ice, and rock types.

For those who enjoy wandering the wild area of Sword and Shield, the sight of Corviknight traversing the skies or dominating the ground would be familiar. A flying/steel type, its shiny form is a majestic sight to behold. The dark plumage gives way to a dusky iron look far better suited to a bird inspired by the legendary knights of old.

However, it does not do enough to make it the best shiny steel Pokémon. That honor goes to Steelix, whose pure gold body takes the title, with a shiny that gleams in all the right ways and is a powerful and dazzling addition to the Pokédex.

<p>Dragon-type Pokémon are a favorite of many, even in their regular form, especially given that they are one of the few naturally strong against other dragon types and are generally considered one of the strongest types. Until the arrival of fairy Pokémon in gen VI, dragon types were the most powerful Pokémon in the game. Their popularity remains today, even before consideration is given to which is the best shiny.</p><p>Shiny Palkia is a contender for the best shiny dragon Pokémon. However, it falls compared to shiny Daratini or Dragonair. Replacing their blue bodies with a vibrant, clean pink heightens their cuteness without diminishing their imposing dragon nature.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Dragon Pokémon?

Dragon-type Pokémon are a favorite of many, even in their regular form, especially given that they are one of the few naturally strong against other dragon types and are generally considered one of the strongest types. Until the arrival of fairy Pokémon in gen VI, dragon types were the most powerful Pokémon in the game. Their popularity remains today, even before consideration is given to which is the best shiny.

Shiny Palkia is a contender for the best shiny dragon Pokémon. However, it falls compared to shiny Daratini or Dragonair. Replacing their blue bodies with a vibrant, clean pink heightens their cuteness without diminishing their imposing dragon nature.

<p>Dark-type Pokémon entered the world with the Gen II games and introduced us to some excellent Pokémon through the years, including the iconic Umbreon and the mono-horned Absol. <a href="https://wealthofgeeks.com/best-dark-type-pokemon-ranked/">Dark Pokémon</a> are super-effective when battling ghost or psychic types.</p><p>Many stunning dark, shiny Pokémon exist, including Obstagoona or Alolan Meowth and its Persian evolution. However, one dark Pokémon shiny stands even above the rest. Spiritomb’s regular form is a bright pink mon with green and yellow spots. While that already makes a good-looking Pokémon, the shiny form is a phenomenal fading blue with vibrant pink spots. It’s a deceptively bright design for a dark-type Pokémon, yet it retains a menacing presence that is undeniable.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Dark Pokémon?

Dark-type Pokémon entered the world with the Gen II games and introduced us to some excellent Pokémon through the years, including the iconic Umbreon and the mono-horned Absol. Dark Pokémon are super-effective when battling ghost or psychic types.

Many stunning dark, shiny Pokémon exist, including Obstagoona or Alolan Meowth and its Persian evolution. However, one dark Pokémon shiny stands even above the rest. Spiritomb’s regular form is a bright pink mon with green and yellow spots. While that already makes a good-looking Pokémon, the shiny form is a phenomenal fading blue with vibrant pink spots. It’s a deceptively bright design for a dark-type Pokémon, yet it retains a menacing presence that is undeniable.

<p>Fairy-type Pokémon were created to counter the sheer power of most dragon types. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_(video_game_series)" rel="nofollow noopener">Fairy Pokémon</a> are strong against dark, dragon, and fighting types. Despite their standing as the newest type and one of the rarer in terms of overall Pokémon numbers, there are some fantastic Pokémon with the fairy type, and the range of associated shinies is a veritable treasure trove of amazing designs.</p><p>The shinies for Sylveon and Snubbull contend as the best in their type; however, both pale compared to Impidimp, whose shiny form is arguably one of the top shinies overall, let alone among other fairy types. The teal and gray combination is striking, and in the recent <em>Scarlet and Violet</em> games, the Impidimp shiny looks better than ever before.</p>

What Is the Best Shiny Fairy Pokémon?

Fairy-type Pokémon were created to counter the sheer power of most dragon types. Fairy Pokémon are strong against dark, dragon, and fighting types. Despite their standing as the newest type and one of the rarer in terms of overall Pokémon numbers, there are some fantastic Pokémon with the fairy type, and the range of associated shinies is a veritable treasure trove of amazing designs.

The shinies for Sylveon and Snubbull contend as the best in their type; however, both pale compared to Impidimp, whose shiny form is arguably one of the top shinies overall, let alone among other fairy types. The teal and gray combination is striking, and in the recent Scarlet and Violet games, the Impidimp shiny looks better than ever before.

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What is the Pokémon Go Ghost in the Machine Research?

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Niantic seemingly likes to be sneaky with how it pushes certain content live during larger Pokémon Go events, but even the developers slip up a bit here and there. One instance of this is the surprising appearance of the Ghost in the Machine Research ahead of Go Tour: Sinnoh.

If you’ve been paying close attention to your events tab during the Carnival of Love , you may have seen a new set of single-page Research called the Ghost in the Machine popping up with no explanation. You can see hints at what it actually is in the margins, but if you aren’t in the loop with Pokémon Go’s upcoming events, here’s an overview of what this mysterious research is and how to complete it. 

What is the Pokémon Go Ghost in the Machine Research? And how do you complete it?

The Ghost in the Machine Research marks the Pokémon Go debut of Rotom’s base form during Go Tour: Sinnoh – Los Angeles and Go Tour: Sinnoh – Global . Before this, only the various Rotom appliance forms were available, starting with Rotom-Wash dating back to Go Fest 2020.

A look at the Research section of the Pokemon Go Event tab.

This was teased on the official Pokémon Go blog when Niantic said: “Rotom is causing mischief” during the event. Players who purchased a ticket for Go Tour: Sinnoh – L.A. will be able to decipher the hidden code displayed at the bottom of the Ghost in the Machine Research in the Event tab while present at the Rose Bowl Stadium. It’s not exclusive to L.A. players, however, as Niantic notes, “trainers worldwide can redeem it, too!”

Much like the A Coded Quest Timed Research from Go Tour: Hoenn last year—which featured encounters with Regice, Regirock, and Registeel—the code was dumped online instantly, which means you can complete the Timed Research right away . All you need to do is enter the code, complete a task, and catch a Rotom.

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  1. 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. 1.1 List of Pokéstar Studios opponents with unique type combinations;

  2. Ghost (type)

    Ghost Dark Steel Fairy Stellar ??? The Ghost type (Japanese: ゴーストタイプ Ghost type) is one of the eighteen types. Ghost-type moves are super effective against Ghost- and Psychic-type Pokémon, while Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark - and Ghost-type moves. Contents 1 Battle properties 1.1 Generation I 1.2 Generations II to V 1.3 Generation VI onwards

  3. 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:

  4. Dark type Pokémon

    Black 2 & White 2 FireRed & LeafGreen Ruby & Sapphire Overqwil #0904 / Dark · Poison Meowscarada #0908 / Grass · Dark Lokix #0920 / Bug · Dark Maschiff #0942 / Dark Mabosstiff #0943 / Dark Bombirdier #0962 / Flying · Dark Kingambit #0983 / Dark · Steel Brute Bonnet #0986 / Grass · Dark Iron Jugulis #0993 / Dark · Flying

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Dark (type)

    Ghost Dark Steel Fairy Stellar ??? The Dark type (Japanese: あくタイプ Evil type) is one of the eighteen types. It was introduced in Generation II, along with the Steel type. As well as introducing new Pokémon and moves with the Dark type, one move was changed to be the Dark type.

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

    While Ghost is strong against both Ghost and Psychic, there are only a few instances where the type comes in handy, so it is not very important to have one on your team, unless you are having trouble with Lucian, the Psychic-type Elite Four Member. Generally speaking, we recommend other types instead. Ghost Type Advantages Offensive Defensive

  9. All Ghost type Pokémon in Pokémon Sword & Shield

    All Ghost type Pokémon in Pokémon Sword & Shield Displaying 1 to 38 of 38 Froslass Galar #081 / National #478 Category Snow Land Type Ice, Ghost Height 4' 03" Weight 8.60 lbs Abilities Snow...

  10. Serebii.net Pokédex

    Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. Detective Pikachu. Smash Bros for 3DS/Wii U. Nintendo Badge Arcade. Gen V. Heart Gold & Soul Silver. Gen IX Dex.

  11. Sableye

    Sableye (Japanese: ヤミラミ Yamirami) is a Dark/Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is Mawile's counterpart and natural rival. Sableye has deep purple-colored fur with small claws, pointed ears, and sharp teeth. It also has two large gemstones on its face which function as eyes, with an additional gem on its chest and three more on its back. Upon Mega Evolution, the gem on ...

  12. All Ghost-type Pokemon weaknesses, explained

    Ghost-types have a standard disadvantage against Dark-types: Ghost-type moves only do half damage to Dark-types, and Dark-type moves are super effective on Ghost-types. In addition to actual Dark ...

  13. The top ten Ghost Pokémon, ranked

    Ghost Pokémon are arguably some of the most popular creatures from Nintendo's illustrious series, introducing a variety of beloved 'mons in every single generation to date.

  14. Is Ghost Dark a good type combo?

    What is Ghost Dark Pokemon weakness? Ghost/Dark-type Pokémon once had no weaknesses at all. This changed in Pokémon X and Y, which added Fairy-type Pokémon to the series, giving Ghost/Dark types their only weakness. They take half damage from Poison and are immune to Normal, Fighting, and Psychic-type moves. ...

  15. Pokemon: The Strongest Ghost Pokemon, Ranked

    But as later games came out, Ghost became the primary type used for taking down the notoriously powerful Psychic-type (back before the days of Dark-type Pokemon). Ghost Pokemon make up some of the most powerful monsters in the entire game, and we're counting down the strongest of them.

  16. Ghost

    Dark; Ghost; Pokemon of this type cannot be prevented from switching out by any effect. These Pokemon can be hit by Normal- and Fighting-type attacks if they are under the effect of Foresight or Odor Sleuth, or if the attacker has the Scrappy Ability. Pokemon. Aegislash. Steel; Ghost; Stance Change.

  17. Sableye Pokédex: stats, moves, evolution & locations

    Sableye is a Dark / Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. Sableye has a Mega Evolution, available in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire. Sableye Mega Sableye Additional artwork Pokédex data Training Breeding Base stats The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon.

  18. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: 10 Best Ghost-Type Pokemon

    6 Spiritomb. Spiritomb is the Ghost/Dark-type "Forbidden Pokemon." Like Sableye, who shares its typing, Spiritomb has a whopping three immunities and is only weak to Fairy-type moves. Spiritomb ...

  19. EVERY Ghost Type Pokemon EXPLAINED! Dark Origins!

    Ghost Pokemon are mysterious, and have origins all over the place. Japanese Yokai, American alien sightings, Indonesian folklore and more! Plus, some pokemon...

  20. List of Ghost-type Pokemon

    Ghost-type moves are super effective on two other types, while Ghost-type Pokemon are resistant to two types. Ghost-type Pokemon have two weaknesses, and Ghost-type moves are not very effective on one other type. Ghost-type Pokemon have two immunities, and one other type of Pokemon is immune to Ghost-type moves.

  21. Ghost-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances explained

    Best counters for Ghost-types Pokemon. When coming up against Ghost-types, Pokemon like Darkrai, Umbreon, Absol, or Gen 9's Mabosstiff are reliable options. These are pure Dark-types and can do ...

  22. Ghost-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO

    Ghost-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO Best Attackers Tier List Best Defenders Tier List Best Attackers per Type Best Normal-type Pokémon Best Fighting-type Pokémon Best Flying-type Pokémon Best Poison-type Pokémon Best Ground-type Pokémon Best Rock-type Pokémon Best Bug-type Pokémon Best Ghost-type Pokémon Best Steel-type Pokémon Best Fire-type Pokémon

  23. Ghost-Type Pokémon Revealed Weaknesses and Resistances

    Ghost-type Pokémon weaknesses identifying vulnerabilities. In the arena of battle, even the most formidable adversaries have their Achilles' heel. Ghost-type Pokémon are particularly susceptible to Dark and Ghost-type attacks, making them vulnerable in confrontations. Trainers seeking to gain the upper hand should exploit these weaknesses ...

  24. Ghost (type)

    Pokémon with the Ghost type gain a 50% same-type attack bonus ( STAB) with most damaging Ghost-type moves, immunity to trapping effects, and the ability to escape from wild battles without fail. Ghost and Dark-type moves are super effective against Ghost-type Pokémon. Poison and Bug-type moves are not very effective against Ghost-type Pokémon.

  25. Is there a Pokemon that is Ghost+Dark type? Do I need to catch a Ghost

    2 Answers 2 votes Best answer Yes, there is. Sableye and Spiritomb. However, you don't need these to defeat the Elite 4. Dark moves and Ghost moves are super-effective against Ghost-types, so anything that is Dark OR Ghost type will be an advantage, e.g. Chandelure, Scrafty, Krookodile and so on. answered Jun 19, 2012 by Ninja

  26. What Are the Best Shiny Pokemon of Each Type?

    Dark Pokémon are super-effective when battling ghost or psychic types. Many stunning dark, shiny Pokémon exist, including Obstagoona or Alolan Meowth and its Persian evolution. However, one dark ...

  27. Pokemon Go Ghost in the Machine Special Research: Tasks, rewards

    The highly anticipated Pokemon Go Sinnoh Tour event is set to kick off in Los Angeles, but players across the globe can still get in on the action. Throughout the event, Niantic is expected to offer Research for players to complete, including the Ghost in the Machine Special Research.

  28. What is the Pokémon Go Ghost in the Machine Research?

    The Ghost in the Machine Research marks the Pokémon Go debut of Rotom's base form during Go Tour: Sinnoh - Los Angeles and Go Tour: Sinnoh - Global. Before this, only the various Rotom ...