Is it possible for a Ghost Pokemon to die?

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    Default Is it possible for a Ghost Pokemon to die?

    I know what most of you will say.....

    "Aren't they already dead?" =P

    I understand Ghost Pokemon are, basically, ghosts. But what about other Solid-ish Ghosts, like Shedinja and Sableye?

    I found it a little interesting. What do you think?


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    I think with the exception of a few, such as Spiritomb, most Ghost type pokemon are assigned their designated type simply because they have abilities that are usually associated with ghosts in folklore, like the ability to pass through walls and make themselves invisible. I don't think they're actually ghosts in the literal sense of the word, so they probably can die, just like any other type.

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    I thought Shedinja was already dead. I mean it's just a mere shell of its former self.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Combat God Riolu View Post
    I know what most of you will say.....

    "Aren't they already dead?" =P
    what the fuck makes you think I'm gonna say something like that? I've always upheld the belief that "ghost" Pokemon are really just living beings with spirit-like properties. I base this on the fact that they're capable of reproduction. About the only exception I'd make is Giratina since it seems like it's pretty much the fucking Grim Reaper itself. Though, would the Grim Reaper really count as "dead"? Was it even alive to begin with? It seems to have free passage between both worlds, in any case. And on that note, to answer your question, no, it can't die. It could be fainted, maybe even have its physical body destroyed (only to be re-manifested later), but so long as it can freely move between the living and spiritual realms, it can't really die... of course, this is all my personal assumption on Giratina since it's still a new legendary and hardly anything has been revealed about it. But hopefully, whatever anime movie (special? Multi-parter?) or manga plot featuring it more indepth won't completely contradict my theories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamato-san View Post
    what the fuck makes you think I'm gonna say something like that?
    When I said most, I never meant people like you. =P

    Sorry if I made it look like that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamato-san View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Combat God Riolu View Post
    I know what most of you will say.....

    "Aren't they already dead?" =P
    what the fuck makes you think I'm gonna say something like that?
    Because if you didn't you'd say, "what the fuck makes you think I'm gonna say something like that?"


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    I'd just assumed that ghost-types weren't really ghosts, but that people described them as such because they mistook them for real ghosts or because they possess abilities usually associated with ghosts.

    That said, in Lavender tower the Pokémon appear as ghosts until you have the Silph Scope, although that might just be because the silph scope was designed to show things as they really are, as opposed to it being a device for seeing ghosts.

    So, I think ghost types can die because I don't see any reason why ghost Pokémon wouldn't die when other types would.

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    I don't remember Pokemon dying period but I'm going to have to say they are already dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 360 View Post
    I don't remember Pokemon dying period but I'm going to have to say they are already dead.
    Cubone's mother was killed by Team Rocket, but that's the only one I can think of.

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    I personally think Ghost types are spirits of dead people/Pokemon...and being undead, sunlight (or a spell like Holy) can kill them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightningTopaz View Post
    I personally think Ghost types are spirits of dead people/Pokemon...and being undead, sunlight (or a spell like Holy) can kill them.
    Wait so you're saying, when a Pikachu dies...it becomes a Ghastly? D8


    Quote Originally Posted by Euan View Post
    Cubone's mother was killed by Team Rocket, but that's the only one I can think of.
    (and the graveyards are pretty self-explanatory in the games that indicate Pokemon CAN die; also in the anime there were two known occasions that Pokemon can die, however I can not mention the two occasions for they are very spoilerific)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash's SOVA Pika Pal View Post
    I thought Shedinja was already dead. I mean it's just a mere shell of its former self.
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    Okay let me revise what I said:

    Ghost Pokemon are spirits themselves, right? So, being undead, they prolly fear bright sunlight or something like the Holy spelll
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightningTopaz View Post
    Okay let me revise what I said:

    Ghost Pokemon are spirits themselves, right? So, being undead, they prolly fear bright sunlight or something like the Holy spelll
    So they're vampires?

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