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Pokemon Black and White spotlight: The ghosts of Isshu

Hitomoshi
#113 Isshu / #607 National
Type:
Ghost/Fire
Species classification: Candle Pokemon
Abilities:
Flash Fire – Immune to Fire-type attacks; boosts power of Fire-type attacks by 50% if user is hit with a Fire-type attack that would normally do damage
Flame Body – 30% of burning opponent when user is hit with a move that makes contact; eggs hatch twice as fast if user is in your party
Dream World ability: Shadow Tag –  Prevents opponent from fleeing or switching out
Location found (Black/White): Tower of Heaven
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Indeterminate
Capture rate: 190
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 special attack
Evolution family: To Rampuraa at level 41, then to Shandera via Dusk Stone


Rampuraa
#114 Isshu / #608 National
Type:
Ghost/Fire
Species classification: Lamp Pokemon
Abilities:
Flash Fire – Immune to Fire-type attacks; boosts power of Fire-type attacks by 50% if user is hit with a Fire-type attack that would normally do damage
Flame Body – 30% of burning opponent when user is hit with a move that makes contact; eggs hatch twice as fast if user is in your party
Dream World ability: Shadow Tag –  Prevents opponent from fleeing or switching out
Location found (Black/White): Evolve Hitomoshi
Egg groups: Indeterminate
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 2 special attack
Evolution family: From Hitomoshi at level 41, to Shandera via Dusk Stone


Shandera
#115 Isshu / #609 National
Type:
Ghost/Fire
Species classification: Temptation Pokemon
Abilities:
Flash Fire – Immune to Fire-type attacks; boosts power of Fire-type attacks by 50% if user is hit with a Fire-type attack that would normally do damage
Flame Body – 30% of burning opponent when user is hit with a move that makes contact; eggs hatch twice as fast if user is in your party
Dream World ability: Shadow Tag –  Prevents opponent from fleeing or switching out
Location found (Black/White): Evolve Rampura
Egg groups: Indeterminate
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 1,059,860
Base stats: 60 HP / 55 Atk / 90 Def / 145 SAtk / 90 SDef / 80 Spd / 520 Total
Effort values: 3 special attack
Evolution family: From Rampura via Dusk Stone, from Hitomoshi to Rampura at level 41

Another evolutionary line with completely new typing, this dual Ghost/Fire three stage family is easily one of the coolest new Isshu Pokemon both looks-wise and gameplay-wise. Hitomoshi starts as an adorable little smiling candle with wax covering one eye, and ultimately ends up as Shandera, a terrifying chandelier with the highest special attack of any non-legendary Pokemon. If you EV train in special attack and speed, Shandera has the potential to be a formidable special sweeper. Will-o-wisp and Evil Eye also make a great moveset combo.

Next page: Ground/Ghost duo Gobitto and Goruugu

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29 comments

  • xtremejosh - January 4, 2011 9:33 a.m.

    I can't wait to get my hands on Shandera cause it looks awesome and has great stats.
  • GameManiac - November 22, 2010 11:46 p.m.

    I definitely see myself using Shandera. I loved the unique type combination when I first heard of it. That Dark/Dragon type hydra-like Pokemon, same thing. I can use that too.
  • RaptorRider - November 13, 2010 10:32 p.m.

    Fun fact: Goruugu can also learn Fly. That alone is likely the one reason I'm putting him in my team. Besides, y'know, being a ghost type who can use Earthquake. 'Course, for a Pokémon with an ability like Iron Fist, he only learns like two punching moves, interestingly enough. But still, Fly.
  • Chaoscoolperson - November 7, 2010 6:25 p.m.

    These guys look awesome but why hasn't there been a zombie-inspired ghost-type yet?
  • VercettisShirt - November 1, 2010 5:23 p.m.

    A ton of new Ghost-types and they all look gorgeous. I'm a little suprised that Desukaan is not part Rock-type.
  • thedonut - October 31, 2010 8:50 p.m.

    I was kind of expecting a Water/Ghost type to be a ball of mist. Then again, that was pretty much overdone.
  • maydae503 - October 31, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    i must get a DS asap so i can play this when it's released in the us!
  • PorkoMan - October 31, 2010 4:46 p.m.

    The isshu ghosts are so original. My fave has gotta be hitomoshi's family
  • Fusionmix - October 31, 2010 2:02 p.m.

    Wow. The first time in 10 years that Pokemon have looked like Pokemon. Congratulations, Nintendo. I may have to get this.
  • garfunkling - October 31, 2010 6:49 a.m.

    Awesome is all i can think of.
  • ThatGamerDude - October 31, 2010 5:01 a.m.

    They all look awesome but I think I'll be using Shandera the most out of all of them.
  • JCross3 - October 31, 2010 3:54 a.m.

    It's gonna be soooo hard to chose which ghost I want. They all look awesome!
  • Genericide - October 31, 2010 2:52 a.m.

    All awesome looking, and fairly good gameplay wise as well. The badass chandelier could and will probably replace pokemon like gengar and alakazam as the standard special attacker. But despite it's lower stats, I think I have to get a Burungeru, because nothing beats a giant moustache jellyfish.
  • JayBeat - October 31, 2010 1:50 a.m.

    I love the goruugu design, definitely catching that guy :)
  • Hotdiddykong - October 31, 2010 1:49 a.m.

    These ghost types are awesome! I was hoping for a Ghost/Rock to nickname bouldergiest from mario galaxy but Goruugo being Ghost/ground is good enough!
  • FrozenImplosion - October 31, 2010 1:32 a.m.

    Wow these all look pretty good! Especially the fire and water ones! Definitely gonna need to have one of those on my team ahaha
  • Crabhand - October 31, 2010 1:13 a.m.

    Shandera is my favorite among the new ghosts. I think it's overall design fits well for ghosts, I would expect to see candles/chandeliers in a haunted mansion, so it's pretty nifty. Goruugu looks pretty cool as well.
  • Nap1400 - October 31, 2010 12:59 a.m.

    Uh....the Golem Pokemon? Didn't we have a Pokemon that was NAMED Golem? Anyway, the one family of the four I'd like to get is the Hitmoshi family. Come on, you gotta love having a chandelier for a Pokemon.
  • killorabbit - October 31, 2010 12:33 a.m.

    I'm a sucker for ghost pokemon. Can't wait to get my hands on B/W so I can experiment with Shandera and Desukaan.
  • Felixthecat - October 31, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    Desukaan is probably my favourite new Pokemon. It has a great design.

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