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The Best Ghost-Types in Pokémon ORAS (And RSE)

Shiny Mega Banette in Pokémon ORAS

Ghost-types are some of the most fascinating Pokémon in any game.

Their designs are unique, their builds are even moreso, and nowhere is this truer than in the Hoenn games.

Gen 3 introduced some of the coolest Ghost families, and ORAS only improved on them.

So if you want recommendations for your team then here’s my ranking of the best Ghost-types in the Hoenn games.

3. Mega Sableye

Mega Sableye Pokedex in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire screenshot

First things first:

Sableye is only available in Alpha Sapphire, Sapphire, and Emerald. So if you’re playing Ruby or Omega Ruby you’ll have to trade one in, or you’ll unfortunately miss out here.

Sableye is a well-rounded Pokémon that’s very different depending on what generation of games you’re playing.

If you’re playing the remakes, you get the extra defensive boost that comes with its new mega evolution. In Gen 3, you’ll have to go without that – but you get the benefit of Sableye having no type weaknesses .

In Gen 6, Sableye is weak to Fairy-type attacks: a weakness that it doesn’t have any moves to cover for until the post-game.

And since we can’t cover for its weaknesses, we’ll instead focus on building a move set that’ll let Sableye deal with as many types of Pokémon as possible.

At level 29, Sableye will learn Shadow Claw , a Ghost-type move that will act as its main STAB damage.

We can follow that up by teaching it Confuse Ray at level 31, and Toxic from TM06 found in Fiery Path.

Finally, Sableye can learn Zen Headbutt at level 34. This is a great Psychic-type move that’ll help you deal with any Poison or Fighting Pokémon.

How to catch: Sableye can be caught in the wild as early as Granite Cave. It also appears in the Cave of Origin, Victory Road, and Sky Pillar.

In ORAS can find Sableye’s mega stone near the entrance to the Cave of Origin. Head across the bridge to the right, and then run south to find it in the overworld.

2. Dusclops

Dusclops Pokedex in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire screenshot

Dusclops is a great defensive-based Ghost-type that’s perfect for filling a support role in your team.

That’s right: Dusclops , not Dusknoir.

Dusknoir isn’t actually available in ORAS until after the credits roll. And since it was introduced in Gen 4, it isn’t available in RSE at all.

Luckily Dusclops is just as good of a support Pokémon as its evolution.

It works best as a Toxic staller, meaning this build will aim to poison the opposing Pokémon, and then survive as long as it takes to see your foe’s health bar whittle down from the poison.

The central move for this strategy is (of course) Toxic , which Dusclops can learn via TM06.

Before Duskull evolves into Dusclops, you can teach it Confuse Ray at level 17 to help with stalling.

Or if you’re up against a Steel or Poison-type Pokémon, halving the enemy’s attack by burning them is a good way to get around their immunity to poisoning. Will-O-Wisp is learned at level 33, and while it’s not quite as good as Toxic, it will aid Dusclops’ stalling in a pinch.

Once the status effects have been set up, use Shadow Punch to deal some STAB damage and speed up the process of whittling down the foe’s HP.

Held Item Tip: If you’re playing ORAS, you can take advantage of Dusclops’ status as an unevolved Pokémon by equipping it with some Eviolite.

Eviolite increases a Pokémon’s defensive stats by 50% if it isn’t fully evolved. So equip Dusclops with it to have its base stats rise to an absurd 195 each .

195 is an insanely high number for one defensive stat, let alone both of them.

With Eviolite equipped, Dusclops becomes just about the hardest wall in the game.

You can find the Eviolite on Route 123 by talking to the Fisherman located by the fishing shop. Answer ‘Magikarp’ to his question and he’ll give you the Eviolite.

How to catch: Catch a Duskull on Mt. Pyre and raise it to level 37 to evolve it into Dusclops.

1. Mega Banette

Mega Banette Pokedex in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire screenshot

Once being an underwhelming Pokémon, Banette has had a major glow-up in Gen 6.

Mega Banette is a force of nature, with an attack stat that tops most legendaries. So let’s see how we can build this out:

Shadow Sneak is a Ghost-type move that’ll act as Shuppet’s primary STAB move until it evolves into Banette. It’s also a priority move, ensuring Banette always moves first.

Banette’s speed leaves a lot to be desired, so keep Shadow Sneak around until the end of the game. Shuppet should know Shadow Sneak when you catch it in the wild – but if it doesn’t, talk to the Move Reminder in Fallarbor Town to re-teach it.

That said, Banette’s defensive stats are also weak for a Pokémon of its strength. So we can use Will-O-Wisp to burn the enemy, halving their attack in the process.

Shuppet will learn Will-O-Wisp at level 16.

Once Shuppet evolves into Banette, head to the Fallarbor Town Move Reminder to teach it Phantom Force , a two-turn Ghost-type move that’ll act as Banette’s main STAB move.

Shortly after evolving, Banette will then learn Sucker Punch , a Dark-type priority move that’s a bit more situational than Shadow Sneak.

Note: Sucker Punch fails if the opponent isn’t readying an offensive move – so be sure not to use Sucker Punch against an opponent that excels in defense or support.

How to catch: Catch a Shuppet on Route 121, 123, or Mt. Pyre, then raise it to level 37 to evolve it into Banette.

If you’re playing ORAS then you can pick up the Banettite near the summit of Mt. Pyre.

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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire – Type Reference Chart

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Type Reference Chart (3DS) by spooky96

Version: 1.00 | Updated: 02/25/2016

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6th Gen Type Chart (Pokemon XY & ORAS) (4x if both types are weak to the same type, and 0.25x if both types resist the same type)

Abilities which grant immunity:

  • Dry Skin - Immune to Water-type attacks (heals 25% of max. HP), but take 25% more from Fire-type attacks
  • Flash Fire - Immune to Fire-type attacks. +1 Sp. Attack
  • Levitate - Immune to Ground-type attacks
  • Lightningrod - Immune to Electric-type attacks. +1 Sp. Attack
  • Sap Sipper - Immune to Grass-type attacks. +1 Sp. Attack
  • Motor Drive - Immune to Electric-type attacks. +1 Speed
  • Storm Drain - Immune to Water-type attacks. +1 Sp. Attack
  • Volt Absorb - Immune to Electric-type attacks (heals 25% of max. HP)
  • Water Absorb - Immune to Water-type attacks (heals 25% of max. HP)
  • Wonder Guard - Immune to all types of moves which aren't super-effective.

ArmoredCore555 - For pointing out that a Pokemon with the ability Immunity cannot be poisoned.

The Psychic - type is one of eighteen different Types in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

If you are looking for the Psychic attack, see the Psychic (Move) page.

These are the strengths and weaknesses when using a Psychic- type attack on another Pokemon.

These are the strengths and weaknesses when using a Psychic-type Pokemon.

Psychic -type Attacks cannot affect Dark -type Pokemon.

Psychic-type Pokemon

The following is a list of Psychic-type Pokemon. They will be further listed in alphabetical order.

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Phantump (pokémon).

Phantump ( Japanese : ボクレー Bokurei ) is a dual-type Ghost / Grass Pokémon introduced in Generation VI .

It evolves into Trevenant when traded .

  • 1.1 Evolution
  • 2.1 Major appearances
  • 2.2 Minor appearances
  • 2.3 Pokédex entries
  • 3.1 Pokémon Adventures
  • 4 In the TCG
  • 5.1 Pokédex entries
  • 5.2.1 In side games
  • 5.3.1 Base stats
  • 5.4 Type effectiveness
  • 5.5.1 By leveling up
  • 5.5.2 By TM
  • 5.5.3 By breeding
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  • 7 In other languages
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Phantump is a ghostly Pokémon possessing a tree stump. Its black body is wispy with nubby arms. Covering its head is a small, brown tree stump with a wavy branch on each side. Its red eyes are visible through two holes in the stump and its mouth appears on the stump itself. There are two small, green leaves near the tip of each branch. Brewing these leaves can create a curative liquid.

Phantump is created when a spirit possesses a tree stump; it is said that the spirit is that of a child who became lost in the forest and died. This Pokémon's cries sound like the voice of a child or eerie screams. People have become lost following the voice, but Phantump is attempting to make friends.

Phantump and its evolved form Trevenant are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Forest's Curse .

Phantump evolves into Trevenant .

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data .)

In the anime

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Major appearances

Multiple Phantump, including a Shiny one, made their main series debut in Making Friends and Influencing Villains! . Ash and his friends spent the episode helping the Shiny Phantump reach its home on a mountaintop and make friends in the process.

A Phantump appeared in A Haunted House for Everyone! , where it played with Harper and Sarah at the Pokémon School and in the dream that a Mismagius created.

Minor appearances

Multiple Phantump debuted in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction .

A Phantump appeared as an image in A Performance Pop Quiz! .

Three Phantump appeared in A Timeless Encounter! .

Three Phantump appeared in Mind-Boggling Dynamax! , where they were among the Pokémon seen in the Wild Area .

A Phantump appeared in A Festival Reunion! , where it was among the Pokémon caught by Goh while in Shalour City . It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series .

In A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That! , a Phantump was in the Wild Area.

Multiple Phantump appeared in The Sweet Taste of Battle! , where they were among the Pokémon seen in Glimwood Tangle .

A Phantump appeared in The Road Most Traveled! .

Pokédex entries

In the manga.

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Pokémon Adventures

In Sylveon Enchants , a Hex Maniac 's Phantump was at the Mini-game Corner.

In Trevenant Pokes , Essentia 's Phantump was used to attack Gurkinn during her raid on the Tower of Mastery .

Game locations

In side games, type effectiveness, by leveling up.

  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phantump
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phantump
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Phantump
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Phantump
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

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Evolution data

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  • No other Pokémon have the same Egg Group combination as Phantump and its evolution .
  • Of all the Pokémon that evolve via trading (including with held items), Phantump is the only one whose evolved form can also be directly caught in the wild in the same generation in which it was introduced.
  • Phantump and its evolution were designed by James Turner . [1] [2]
  • Phantump and Pumpkaboo can be seen as counterparts. Both are dual-type Grass/Ghost-type Pokémon that are the first stage of a two-stage evolutionary line introduced in Generation VI That evolve via trade.

Phantump is probably based on the stump of a kodama , the spirits of trees that sometimes inhabit old-aged trees. It is also similar to other types of tree and nature spirits and deities, such as dryads . Its Shiny coloration is based on the birch tree, known for its gray-and-white bark, with its leaves representing a tree in the autumn.

Name origin

Phantump may be a combination of phantom and stump .

Bokurei may be derived from the on readings of the kanji in 木霊 kodama , resulting in a combination of 木 boku (wood, tree) and 霊 rei (spirit, ghost).

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  • ↑ Tweet by James Turner (@JamesTurner_42). Posted on October 14, 2020.
  • ↑ How Pokémon's Art Director James Turner Draws Pokémon. Game Informer - YouTube.

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