Pokemon Go Gen 3: Ghost-Types

Pokemon Go Gen 3: Ghost-Types 1

A whole new set of Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Go. While we’re still probably a few months away from the release of “Gen 3” Pokemon, it’s never too early to start looking at some of the new Pokemon and see how they might impact the game. We’re going to take a look at all of the Pokemon that will be included in Pokemon Go‘s next wave of releases based on their types.

Today, we’re covering Ghost-Type Pokemon, which are pretty uncommon in Pokemon Go. Gen 3 will more than double the number of Ghost-Type Pokemon in the game, although most are pretty weak and ineffectual. Still, there’s one Ghost-Type Pokemon coming that will be useful and another that players should keep a hold of for next year. Here’s a look at the Ghost-Type Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go:



Shedinja is one of the Pokemon franchise’s weirdest Pokemon, an empty husk reanimated when Nincada evolves into Ninjask. This Pokemon also has one of the more disturbing Pokedex entries: it will supposedly steal the soul of anyone that looks into a hole in its back…a hole that trainers have no choice but looking at when they use it in battle.

Shedinja has an ability that makes it immune to any attack that isn’t Super Effective against it, which could prove tricky to implement in Pokemon Go. Because of its low stats, Shedinja will need that ability if it wants to have any use in the game. 



Sableye is a Dark/Ghost dual-type Pokemon that looks like a little demon with jeweled eyes. Sableye is actually based on the Hopkinsville Goblin, an infamous alien encounter that supposedly occurred in Kentucky. Sableye’s appearance and movements were meant to mimic the Hopkinsville Goblin, although most Pokemon fans won’t recognize the resemblance.

Before the introduction of Fairy-Type Pokemon, Sableye had no weaknesses in the Pokemon franchise, which made it somewhat useful despite its weak stats. However, since Fairy-Type Pokemon are in the game, Sableye won’t be very effective, at least not until Mega Evolutions are added to Pokemon Go.

Shuppet and Banette

Shuppet and Banette

The cute little ghost Shuppet evolves into the creepy looking Banette, a creepy looking Pokemon that resembles a reanimated doll. Banette mixes the traditions of a voodoo doll (as it sticks pins into itself to generate a “cursed energy”) and several Japanese traditions involving discarded toys.

Almost by default, Banette will become the second most powerful Ghost-Type Pokemon in Pokemon Go. While it doesn’t have as high stats as Gengar, it still has a decent Attack stat and is resistant to Psychic-Type attacks, something that could be useful against several other powerful Gen 3 Pokemon.

Duskull and Dusclops

Duskull and Dusclops

Duskull and Dusclops are weird Pokemon. Duskull is a Pokemon version of the grim reaper, complete with a skull-like face and hood. Dusclops is a mix of a mummy and a Japanese spirit called a Chōchin-obake, which is basically a haunted paper lantern.

Neither Ghost-Type Pokemon are particularly powerful, but players might want to still stock up on this Pokemon for later. When Gen 4 Pokemon are introduced into Pokemon GoDusclops picks up an additional evolution, the powerful Dusknoir, which could end up being stronger than Gengar in terms of CP. Dusknoir’s Defense stats will definitely be superior to Gengar and it should also have a comparable Attack stat, so it could wind up on top of the ghost food chain as far as Pokemon Go is concerned.

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