Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Ghost Type Pokemon

There are over 30 unique Ghost-type Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, with some of them being amazing choices for your PvE and PvP teams while others are mediocre at best.

It’s important to know which are the best Ghost-type Pokemon in the game since they can counter Psychic and Ghost-type opponents.

If you’re looking for a more versatile type, consider checking out our guide on the best Fire-type Pokemon in the game.

In this guide, I will list the best Ghost-type Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet and explain what makes them so strong.

7. Skeledirge

Skeledirge is the final form of the Fire-type starter Fuecoco and it’s a Ghost/Fire type.

While it doesn’t reach the power of the strongest Fire-type starter Charizard, which is available via event raids, Skeledirge can be a key asset to your team due to its combination of Ghost and Fire moves.

As long as you pair it with the right nature, Skeledirge will be able to deal with the majority of your opponents on your way to completing the game.

6. Annihilape

Annihilape is a Ghost/Fighting type and the evolution of Primeape. Its types make it one of the best Pokemon to use for 6-star raids since it can deal with the majority of Pokemon there.

Just make sure to give it the best nature possible and you’ll have an amazing ally in your team.

5. Gholdengo

Gholdengo is considered one of the hardest Pokemon to unlock in Scarlet and Violet. At the same time, it is also in our list of the 10 strongest Pokemon in the game. So it’s worth the extra effort.

It packs a phenomenally high Special Attack stat and its remaining stats, other than Attack, are overall solid.

Lastly, it’s a Ghost/Steel-type Pokemon, which is one of the most durable combinations in the game.

4. Ceruledge

Ceruledge is the Pokemon Violet-exclusive evolution of Charcadet. It is a Fire/Ghost-type Pokemon known for its great Attack and solid Speed.

For more details on how to get and evolve Charcadet, as well as which evolution is better, consider checking out our relevant guide.

3. Houndstone

Houndstone is a Ghost-type Pokemon and the evolution of Greavard. White its overall kit is good at best, it has one specific move that makes it one of the strongest Pokemon in the game.

Specifically, when Greavard evolves into Houndstone it learns the move Last Respects, which deals increased damage each time a friendly Pokemon dies.

This can ramp up quite easily and end-up one-shotting even the tankiest Pokemon.

2. Dragapult

Dragapult is a Pokemon Violet-exclusive Ghost/Dragon-type Pokemon. It’s high on this list because it has a great Attack stat and an amazing Speed stat. Specifically, it is the fastest Ghost-type Pokemon and the second fastest Pokemon in general.

It makes a great Pokemon to begin fights as it can deal with a variety of types and almost always move before the opponent.

1. Flutter Mane

Flutter Mane is considered the strongest Ghost-type Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet.

After all, there’s a reason it was banned from competitive play and that’s because its whole kit is overpowered.

Flutter Mane has insanely high Special Attack, Speed, and even Special Defense. This makes it extremely strong with its only weakness being the lack of Defense. And that’s only relevant if the opponent ever gets to attack.

Flutter Mane will probably end up moving faster than most Pokemon and one-shotting them.


To sum up, that’s everything you need to know regarding the best Ghost-type Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet.

With the introduction of Paradox Pokemon, the Ghost-type has received some amazing additions in Generation 9 that can shine in almost any PvE or PvP team.

Which Ghost-type is your favorite in Scarlet and Violet? Do you have any specific builds or teams to recommend? Let us know in the comments below.

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