Poltergeist (move)

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%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Poltergeist (Japanese: ポルターガイスト Poltergeist) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VIII.

Effect

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Will a Pokémon with Mold Breaker ignore Klutz when using Poltergeist?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

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, 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
SwShLA The user attacks the target by controlling the target's item. The move fails if the target doesn't have an item.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Learnset

By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
EP
BDSP LA
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
487   Giratina
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
792   Lunala
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3
867   Runerigus
 
 
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
  Czech Poltergeist
  French Esprit Frappeur
  German Poltergeist
  Italian Poltergeist
  Korean 폴터가이스트 Poltergeist
  Brazilian Portuguese Poltergeist
  Spanish Poltergeist



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