Def stat. Cofagrigus is rarely seen on Ghost teams because Jellicent outclasses it as a defensive Trick Room setter. Ability: Cursed Body Only Ghost-type Pokémon can have these Abilities. Jellicent, Mimikyu, Gourgeist-XL, and Mega Sableye are stalled out by Toxapex while Gengar loses to Alolan Muk as usual. This is a Ghost-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. - Toxic The user attacks the target by controlling the target's item. As of Generation VI, the only differences between them is that Dark-type moves are not very effective on Fighting or Fairy while Ghost-type moves do not affect Normal Pokémon. Doublade isn't seen very often on Ghost teams because many common Pokémon such as Mandibuzz, Tapu Koko, Mega Charizard X and Y, and Mega Sableye all beat it very easily. Ability: Cursed Body Whether you are new to Monotype or have been playing it for years, playing Ghost takes practice, and practice makes perfect. Keep Mega Sableye as healthy as possible. Ghost teams are easily ripped apart by wallbreakers such as Choice Band Excadrill and Mega Charizard Y. Ghost teams are dependent on Swords Dance Alolan Marowak to break through defensive threats such as Toxapex. Unfortunately, Gengar is held back by its low defensive stats, so beware of switching it into strong attacks and the threat of Alolan Muk. Swords Dance is used to make sweeping under Trick Room easier. As of Generation VI, Ghost-type Pokémon are immune to being trapped by all trapping moves and Abilities, including the binding effect of moves such as Infestation. Although Mimikyu is very weak, Swords Dance makes up for its low base Attack, and Disguise allows it to check many Pokémon such as Z-Belly Drum Azumarill, Dragonite, Mega Charizard X, and opposing Mimikyu. Ghost types are also guaranteed to run from wild battles regardless of Speed. Although it was inferior, it could stop hazard setters with Taunt and could stallbreak using Will-O-Wisp and Recover. Brave Nature In order to do this, you need to keep switching Alolan Marowak out to Jellicent or Mega Sableye to avoid allowing Nihilego, Nidoking, or Gengar to potentially knock it out. Furthermore, keep Gengar safe in order to remove Toxic Spikes. The user throws a punch from the shadows. EVs: 252 HP / 112 Def / 144 SpD No. The Dark matchup is difficult to win for Ghost because of Ghost's general weakness to Dark, not to mention the variety of wallbreakers a Dark team usually has: Life Orb Greninja, Choice Specs Hydreigon, and even opposing Mega Sableye. Though it can hold a Focus Sash to take strong attacks, Alolan Marowak provides more utility and is generally used over Golurk. Will-O-Wisp and Synthesis allow Gourgeist-XL to switch in on wallbreakers. Despite that, Ghost is still a very restricted type, and it often struggles to run more than one or two builds per archetype. Has a 30% chance of disabling any move that hits the Pokémon. Ghost / Fire coverage along with a Thick Club allows it to serve as one of Ghost's best wallbreakers, taking on bulky Pokémon such as Mega Venusaur and Mega Scizor. The user attacks by sending a frightful amount of small ghosts at opposing Pokémon. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Ghost-type moves when it is held. Being very flexible, Gengar is able to hold many items, such as a Choice Scarf, Choice Specs, Life Orb, and even Z-Crystals. This lowers the target's Defense stat. Since Generation VI, Ghost-type Pokémon are also immune to Magnet Pull, Arena Trap, and Shadow Tag. - Scald - Will-O-Wisp Please read the. The Poison matchup is very tough for Ghost because of Poison's defensive nature taking advantage of Ghost's lack of wallbreakers outside of Alolan Marowak. Jolly Nature - Fire Punch Ghost has access to unspinnable hazards, making it a nice anti-meta type. - Stone Edge Jellicent @ Leftovers - Play Rough, Gengar @ Choice Scarf Ability: Frisk - Flare Blitz - Shadow Sneak Brave Nature The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. - Scald Most Ghost-type Pokémon can learn Will-O-Wisp and other status condition-inducing moves. - Foul Play - Trick Room Ever since new additions in SM were introduced, Ghost has adapted to the metagame, and therefore it became a notable threat. Being part Fairy and having Disguise to support its low bulk, Mimikyu is seen as one of the most offensive and dangerous Ghost-types to types that are weak to Fairy coverage. Ghosts are rare Pokémon, and the only type to have two immunities. Alolan Marowak is considered a superior Golurk because of its additional Fire coverage and wallbreaking potential.