Let’s Talk Types;Ghost
Info on ghost and partial ghost types in the Sonaverse
Ghost types! Associated with trickery and mind melting paranoia,they are the masters of people’s phobias.
The type was named for its similarities to actual ghosts,although,you won’t see Ghost types actually walking through walls or going invisible,not unless they have the ability infiltrator at least.
They are most known for their ability to manipulate people’s senses,causing themselves to *appear* to do crazy ghost things. This also allows them to cause people to hallucinate their greatest fears,with enough practice of course.
Mainly active at dusk and dawn,Ghost types are well adapted to low light environments,although they don’t do well in total darkness,they can still see well in dimmer settings. This allows them to have a slight leg up over their dark type cousins,who get flashbanged by the sun just by going outside for two seconds.
Notorious in battle for their trickiness and cruel mind games,some people make the mistake of comparing them the dark types. Dark types target a general fear that exists within everyone,a real,rational,physical fear,well ghost types target specific,much more irrational fears,phobias,and trauma,like someone’s fear of drowning,clowns or needles.
Ghost types,much like dark types tend to be a bit paler then their non-ghost relatives,although they tend to look a bit more actually dead and less ‘I haven’t seen the sun in 6 months’. They vary greatly in colours,but purples are common.
They do not glow in the dark like dark types,aside from their eyes,which will glow,though,some parts of their body,such as hair and scales,may capture and reflect light in a way that create the illusion of a faint glow.
They seem to by tied to shadows,based on the names of a lot of their moves,but in actuality they cannot manipulate shadows at all,ghost energy just happens to look like stereotypical ‘shadow magic’. Add the fact that a lot of people are scared of things lurking in the darkness,and shadowy figures looming over them,the Ghost types association with shadows becomes much clearer.
They make use of psychological warfare in fights,aiming to distract and cripple opponents through hallucinations and irrational fears,and their ability to sense fear allows them to better pin point what they should be showing a person for maximum fear.
Most ghost type species are more predatorily inclined,requiring plenty of protein to thrive,although not all require this diet to survive.
Ghost types have a unique reputation for being driven and focused when it comes to combat,even when they’re ‘playing with their food’,and most ghost types will struggle to not crumble under the weight of their own fears,or when facing down a particularly angry dark type.
They are known for efficiency and stealth,their ability to warp peoples senses makes passing by enemies a breeze for any ghost type with enough training to keep their cool. A notorious ghost type was Deadhand,a British sniper during WW2,with her dual Ground/Ghost typing and infiltrator ability,she made quick work of her foes,able to move around the battlefield unseen.
Ghost types are strong against other Ghost types,due to their ability to target fears,as well as psychic types,who’s psychic powers makes getting specific fears just right even easier for ghost types,crippling the psychic types,who primarily rely on mental strength in most combat situations.
Ghost type energy can’t touch Normal types,but thankfully,Ghosts can’t be hit with normal,or fighting type energy,it will simply miss,or phase straight through them,unless an ability like scrappy is at play
Ghost types resist Poison and Bug. Bugs are a common phobia,and ghost types being supposed masters of phobias,would obviously come out on top. Poison it a trickier one to pin down,although it’s possible that ghost types developed a resistance to poison to appear more ‘dead’ to scare off potential threats,a trait that seems to have stuck around to modern day
Ghost types are weak to dark,and ghost. Dark types trump based on their control over darkness itself,and their mastery of true,raw,physical fear,and ghost,for reasons discussed before hand,two ghost types can target each other’s raw fears,revealing things most ghost types would rather not face.
Ghost type Pokémon that exist in the Sonaverse(Not counting people with alt type syndrome or Dual type Eeveelutions);
Ghost Type moves that exist in the Sonaverse;
Astonish-A physical attack in which the user startles the target. May cause flinching. Ghost energy weapons may be used
Asteral Barrage-The user unleashes a barrage of visions of the target’s worst fears,combined with ghost type energy
Confuse Ray-The user releases a serious of confusing sounds and visuals,to confuse the target
Curse-A move exclusive to Ghost types. The user damages themselves to play a ghostly curse on their enemy that does damage over time
Destiny Bond-The user links themselves to their target. If the user is unable to battle,the target will be too.
Grudge-The user curses the target,if the user is unable to battle with this curse in play,one of the target’s moves will become unusable
Hex-A special attack made of ghostly energy. Deals more damage if the target is currently afflicted with a status condition(paralysis,burn,ex)
Night Shade-A special attack in which the user deals damage by forcing the target to view a frightening mirage,and then attacking. Damage increases the older the user is
Nightmare-The user afflicts the sleeping target with nightmares that deal damage over time
Ominous Wind-A special attack in which the user attacks the opponent with an unsettling wind of ghostly energy. Has a random chance to buff one of the user’s stats
Phantom force-A physical attack in which the user bends the targets perception to sneak up on them without being seen,and then attacks. Can break through protective moves(such as detect and protect). Ghost energy weapons may be used
Poltergeist-The user warps the target’s perception so sneak up on the opponent and use the target’s item against them,all well remaining unseen.
Shadow Ball-A special attack in which the user creates a ball of ghost energy and throws it at the foe. May lower special defence
Shadow Bone-A special attack in which the user beats the target with a bone. The bone can be made of ghost energy,or just a regular bone imbued with ghost energy. May lower physical defence
Shadow Claw-A physical attack in which the user slashes at the target with either ghost energy imbued claws,or a bladed weapon made of ghost energy. High critical hit ratio
Shadow Punch-The user punches the opponent with a fist imbued with ghost energy. Ignores all stat changes
Shadow Force-The User hides for a bit,waiting for the target to lose track of them,and then sneaks up on them,bursting out of the shadows to attack. Ghost energy weapons may be used,will always hit,even if the target used a protective move
Shadow Sneak-The user creates an illusion that they are approaching from one spot,and attacks well the target’s back is turned. Ghost energy weapons may be used
Spectral Thief-The user warps the target’s senses to be undetectable,then steals something from them and attacks in the same turn. Ghost energy weapons may be used
Spirit Shackle-The user curses the target so that they cannot escape,then attacks. Ghost energy weapons may be used
Spite-The user prevents the target from using one of their recently used moves.
All ghost types can learn all ghost type moves,although moves not in their natural movepool may pose a challenge
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Oh the dynamic of Clay having had a past thing with Jack that meant more to him than it did the big guy also stands true in horror AU, so as you can imagine when he finds out he's gonna be the medic on an expedition and research team that contains not only Jack but the new love of his life Damien he has some. Complex feelings. And he thinks those feelings are going to be 'i have to watch my ex who's still my best friend be happy with another man, i hate this' but instead it ends up being 'FELL IN LOVE WITH MY BEST FRIENDS BOYFRIEND AFTER I STOPPED HATING HIS GUTS OOPS!!!'
And i don't think this gets resolved 'till after Clay becomes a meatmonster? Like i think he keeps all this repressed deep inside until he's a slopbeast, and then eventually it comes out and the three end up in one big thing together; So it's a win for him, really. The best thing to come out of the most horrific experience in his life- sure, he died and came back as a horrific abomination, buuuut he gets two boyfriends so!! Everything's coming up Clay!
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Cyndaquill- if the Cyndaquill is a dude im nicknaming them josuke , if they’re a dudette im gonna call them haru
Pikachu - ryuji
Hisuian Growlithe X2 - musashi & kojiro.
im starting off with these 4 , b/c idk where or when i’ll be able to find hisuian zorua.
and you should always catch hisuian Growlithes in pairs
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