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Not to be confused with Polteageist.
Poltergeist
ポルターガイスト Poltergeist
Poltergeist VIII.png
Poltergeist VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  110
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Poltergeist (Japanese: ポルターガイスト Poltergeist) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VIII.

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Effect

Poltergeist deals damage if the target is holding an item, after displaying the message "[target] is about to be attacked by its [item]!" If used when the target is not holding an item, Magic Room is active, or the target's Ability is Klutz, the move fails.

If used on a Pokémon weak to Ghost-type moves holding a Kasib Berry, Red Card, or a Weakness Policy, Poltergeist will still do damage after the item has been consumed, but the item in question still takes effect.

Description

Games Description
SwSh The user attacks the target by controlling the target's item. The move fails if the target doesn't have an item.

Learnset

By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
IoA
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
105 Marowak Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
562 Yamask Yamask
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
607 Litwick Litwick
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
608 Lampent Lampent
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
609 Chandelure Chandelure
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
622 Golett Golett
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
709 Trevenant Trevenant
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
769 Sandygast Sandygast
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
770 Palossand Palossand
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
854 Sinistea Sinistea
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
855 Polteageist Polteageist
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
864 Cursola Cursola
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
867 Runerigus Runerigus
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 靈騷 Lìhngsōu
Mandarin 靈騷 / 灵骚 Língsāo
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Poltergeist
France Flag.png French Esprit Frappeur
Germany Flag.png German Poltergeist
Italy Flag.png Italian Poltergeist
South Korea Flag.png Korean 폴터가이스트 Poltergeist
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poltergeist


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