Phasmophobia: All Ghost Types And Evidence Explained

Phasmophobia is the newest hit game to come to steam. Its name literally means a fear of ghosts, and that's certainly what this game provokes in its players. The co-op horror game has been making waves due to its popularity on Twitch and YouTube, especially since up to four players can join in on the fun.

In this guide, we've explained each type of ghost and the evidence needed for each of them!

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Phasmophobia Ghost Types & Evidence

There are 16 ghosts in total in the game, with each having its own weaknesses, strengths and evidence needed. If you and your team can find out what evidence this is, you can identify the ghost type and leave the haunted house, school, or prison for safety. You'll then be paid for the successfully completed contract and embark on more contracts with more equipment to aid you.

Here's a list of all ghost types, their behaviour, and what evidence is needed.

Myling

The Myling likes to make a lot of noise, so you can usually work out their presence using a Parabolic Microphone. However, they tend to go quiet during a hunt. So if you think you're facing a Myling and things become silent all of a sudden... hide.

Evidence

  • Fingerprints
  • Ghost Writing
  • EMF Level 5
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Banshee

The Banshee is of a more medium difficulty to tackle. They will become obsessed with one player and not leave that particular target alone, so it will likely be up to the rest of the team to find evidence. If you think you're facing a Banshee and need to protect yourself, note that the Crucifix is only effective for up to 5 meters against them.

Evidence

  • DOTS Projector
  • Fingerprints
  • Ghost Orb
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Hantu

The Hantu has a unique ability, in which they can move faster as temperatures decrease. So, as soon as you encounter those freezing temperatures, it's probably best to try and be stealthy or move to a warmer area as you collect the rest of your evidence.

Evidence

  • Freezing Temperatures
  • Fingerprints
  • Ghost Orb
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Yokai

The Yokai can be tricky to handle, especially since they can deplete your sanity and take you down almost instantly. Their aggression peaks when they can hear voices, so take caution and go steady with the Spirit Box if you suspect that you're facing a Yokai!

Evidence

  • DOTS Projector
  • Ghost Orb
  • Spirit Box
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Goryo

Due to Goryu not often appearing - they're camera-shy, you could say - it can be very hard to track them down, let alone take a photo of them.

They won't like to appear when you're around and never move far from the room they're based in, so your best bet for tracking down a Goryo is with the use of a Video Camera and your DOTS projector.

Evidence

  • Fingerprints
  • DOTS Projector
  • EMF Level 5
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Spirit

Spirits are the most common type of ghost. They usually appear due to an unexplained death and have no unique features to them besides the fact they can be halted temporarily using a Smudge Stick.

They can be calm or incredibly aggressive, and often quite hard to discern from other spirits.

Evidence

  • Spirit Box
  • Fingerprints
  • Ghost Writing
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Shade

Shades are known to be shy and look for players who are alone. Due to this, it's best to stay as a group during your hunt if you want to be safe but split up when you want to find evidence.

Evidence

  • EMF Level 5
  • Freezing Temperatures
  • Ghost Writing
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Poltergeist

The Poltergeist can move objects about the room. Meaning this ghost can become dangerous if you're surrounded by a lot of objects. Although, they will be pretty much useless in an empty room.

Evidence

  • Spirit Box
  • Fingerprints
  • Ghost Writing
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Jinn

The Jinn will attack when threatened. It can also move at high speed but this can be prevented by turning off the location's power source, halting its ability.

Evidence

  • Fingerprints
  • Freezing Temperatures
  • EMF Level 5
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Mare 

The Mare is strongest when in the dark. So, if you turn on all the lights it's less likely to attack but it tends to turn them off or trip the breaker box so that it can hunt you.

Evidence

  • Spirit Box
  • Ghost Orb
  • Ghost Writing
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Phantom

The Phantom is one of the slowest of the ghosts. It can impact players' sanity greatly while being viewed directly, so try your best to avoid looking at them! However, taking a picture of it will cause it to disappear briefly.

Evidence

  • Spirit Box
  • Fingerprints
  • DOTS Projector
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Wraith

The Wraith can fly and is considered one the most dangerous ghost types, especially considering it can move through walls.

Salt will prevent the Wraith from attacking as the household ingredient is toxic to it.

Evidence

  • DOTS Projector
  • EMF Level 5
  • Spirit Box
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Revenant

The Revenant moves fastest while hunting, especially if there is a player in their line of sight. It will be slowed down if players are hiding from it and it is without a target.

Evidence

  • Ghost Orb
  • Freezing Temperatures
  • Ghost Writing
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Yurei

Yurei drops the player's sanity faster than any other. However, using Smudge Sticks will reduce how often it wanders out of the room it is located in.

Evidence

  • Ghost Orb
  • DOTS Projector
  • Freezing Temperatures
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Oni

The Oni moves fastest when nearby players. This can make them really dangerous but can also make it easier when finding and identifying them.

Evidence

  • EMF Level 5
  • Freezing Temperatures
  • DOTS Projector
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Demon

The Demon is one of the worst ghost types in Phasmophobia. It's extremely violent and the Crucifix is recommended to be used when searching for it to help prevent it from initiating its hunts as frequently. The only positive of this ghost is that using the Ouija Board around it will not lower your sanity.

Evidence

  • Fingerprints
  • Ghost Writing
  • Freezing Temperatures
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Onryo

'The Wrathful spirit' was added into Phasmophobia as part of the Nightmare Update. It's primarily weak to fire, so candles will work here.

Evidence

  • Freezing Temperatures
  • Ghost Orbs
  • Spirt box
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The Twins

The Twins are an interesting type of ghost, moving as a pair and able to initiate hunts separately if needed. They interact with the environment as a pair, making them easy to identify compared to regular ghosts.

Evidence

  • EMF Reader
  • Freezing Temperatures
  • Spirit Box
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Obake

The Obake leans on shapeshifting to confuse players. It can take the form of a human, making it difficult to tell apart from your team. This can lead to some messy encounters.

Evidence

  • EMF Reader (Level 5)
  • Fingerprints
  • Ghost Orbs (use the camera)
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Raiju

Raiju is an electricity-sapping ghost that feeds off of high-power devices. It can interfere with electrical devices also, and increase its speed by doing so.

Evidence

  • D.O.T.S Protector
  • EMF Reader (Level 5)
  • Ghost Orbs (Use camera)
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Now that you're aware of which ghosts display which evidence, you'll be able to hunt them down in no time and return to the safety of the paranormal investigator's lair with your pockets full of cash. However, you'll need to collect the evidence first! We have some useful guides on how to find fingerprints and Ghost Writing to aid you.

This article was updated by Kelsey Raynor on the 20th October 2021.