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It’s Halloween, Let’s Rank The Finest Ghost-Sort Pokémon

Gengar floats in the air with a tree and blue sky behind it.

Picture: The Pokémon Firm / Bulbapedia / Kotaku

The top of October is nigh, which suggests the spooky decorations are about to make approach for snow, presents, and mistletoe. However earlier than we are saying goodbye to the jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating, we are able to nonetheless pay tribute to the spookiest, the scariest, the ghouliest(?) of Pokémon: the ghost varieties.

Over time, ghost Pokémon have exploded in quantity, ranging from simply the Gastly line, which was their sole consultant within the authentic video games, to now dozens of critters haunting the Pokémon world. Ghost-type Pokémon Pokedex entries are a few of the most terrifying lore dumps this sometimes all-ages collection has, and that’s what makes them a few of the most attention-grabbing. However whereas we’d love to present each ghost-type pal their due, right now we’ve narrowed it right down to the ten creepiest, spookiest, and most memorable traces within the first 9 generations of Pokémon. However earlier than we get to the honorees, listed here are the honorable mentions:

  • Aegislash
  • Cursola
  • Dragapult
  • Drifblim
  • Froslass
  • Galarian Marowak
  • Gholdengo
  • Golurk
  • Hisuian Typhlosion
  • Houndstone
  • Mismagius
  • Polteageist
  • Rotom
  • Skeledirge

Welcome to Exp. Share, Kotaku’s Pokémon column wherein we dive deep to discover notable characters, city legends, communities, and simply plain bizarre quirks from all through the Pokémon franchise.