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    Default Ghost-type pokemons with solid bodies?

    I know it's weird to say that I've been inspired by my own blog post, but I wanted to hear other peole's ideas.



    Ghost-types can float through walls as demonstrated by the PMD series and several anime episodes, but idk, we've seen some of them having solid bodies like Golurk and Golett. Yamask and Cofagrigus are also likely to have a solid body since they have to carry those things around. Drifblim can carry people, and Drifloon gets pulled around.


    It could be just me with a biased thought of "Ghosts=transparent souls that can float through anything". Several ghosts like Casper and his family had bodies that could float anywhere, and like another user noted, Danny Phantom was depicted to be able to switch his body to be solid or not at will.


    But Fighting-type moves and Normal-type moves don't work on Ghosts at all. This must mean that Jump Kicks just go directly through the Ghosts' body and has no effect... maybe?


    Does anyone else have opinions on Ghosts-types having a solid body?

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    I think they (Ghost Pokémon) can choose when their bodies are solid or not. Kinda like Fire-type Pokémon like Ponyta can choose to burn or not people who mount them, you know?

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    I rather agree with Relia. I think that the Ghost Pokemon body is normally solid. But it seems like one of the defining characteristics of Ghost types is the ability to become intangible, aka pass through solid objects. It's like the DC comics character Martian Manhunter. He, like all Martians, are born with many abilities, one of them is the ability alter their normally solid bodies so they can pass through solid objects at will. And as you pointed out, Ghost types must use that power to protect themselves against the attacks of Fighting types and Normal types.

    Although I wonder about Ghost types like Golett. Supposedly it's a clay statue brought to life. It certainly has a more solid and structured body than most Ghost Pokemon. Dusclops falls into that category too. Do they possess the power of intangibility too, despite having what appears to be a more rigid body?

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    Some ghost Pokemon can possess objects, like Rotom takes control of a fan or an oven. So they probably control bodies this way too. In the first Gen, ghosts looked like shadows or gas, so I assumed they weren't entirely solid. This could have changed, or perhaps the ghosts can take solid form if they want to. At the same time I wonder, there is a Normal Type Pokemon, Powarun, which I always thought was a cloud, is it solid or not?
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    I always thought they could control their tangibility by thought.
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    Ghost-type Pokémon are mostly solid,with the exception of Gastly and Haunter. Rotom would be solid too, even changing formes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolcatkim22 View Post
    I always thought they could control their tangibility by thought.
    Same here, I thought they were tangible by default but could become intangible or invisible at will.
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    I wonder if there's an actual anime scene where Fighting and Normal type moves go 'straight through' the Ghosts' body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectrum Achromatic View Post
    I wonder if there's an actual anime scene where Fighting and Normal type moves go 'straight through' the Ghosts' body.
    There is. Jessie's Arbok using Tackle slipped through a Gastly (or was it Haunter?). I don't know what episode it is. It's on the first generation of the anime iirc.

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    That pic is so cute.

    I've always though ghosts had the ability to make themselves transparent or solid. That's how I've always seen it. So if they want to avoid a fighting/normal type they simply just keep themselves transparent. But if they want to be held by their trainer/attack something with physical force, they make themselves solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reynard View Post
    I rather agree with Relia. I think that the Ghost Pokemon body is normally solid. But it seems like one of the defining characteristics of Ghost types is the ability to become intangible, aka pass through solid objects. It's like the DC comics character Martian Manhunter. He, like all Martians, are born with many abilities, one of them is the ability alter their normally solid bodies so they can pass through solid objects at will. And as you pointed out, Ghost types must use that power to protect themselves against the attacks of Fighting types and Normal types.
    It also conveniently explains how Foresight works against them.

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    Default Re: Ghost-type pokemons with solid bodies?

    They decide when they want to be solid

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    Default Re: Ghost-type pokemons with solid bodies?

    Ok. The reason why that ghost pokemon is hard is... well... it has a bonner

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