How to Identify a Poltergeist in Phasmophobia

 How to Identify a Poltergeist in Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia is a ghost-investigation horror game by Kinetic Games on PC. Since the game was released in 2020, its unique features have earned great popularity worldwide. Generally, while talking about horror games, we expect jump scares, solving puzzles, etc. However, Phasmophobia omits both of these features. Here, the concept is to set up equipment and collect evidence to identify the ghost type while surviving the ghost hunts. This guide will help you know how you can identify Poltergeist in Phasmophobia.

Guide to Know About Poltergeist in Phasmophobia- Signs and Behavior

Phasmophobia is one of the most popular ghost-investigation games in recent times, and the developers frequently update the game to fix bugs, bring new features, improve graphics, etc. Though the ghosts never give jumpscares, this game has a scary vibe throughout it. In this game, ghosts spawn at random locations, and the ghost type also is random. Poltergeist is one of the 21 ghosts players can find in Phasmophobia.

A Poltergeist is an active ghost that throws objects frequently, and with every object it throws, it drains the sanity of the players. The in-game Journal says that Poltergeist throws objects to create fear among the players. While it can throw singular objects with great force, it throws multiple objects at a time. However, it is not enough to detect Poltergeists, so players need to search for more evidence. Poltergeist provides the following evidence-

Guide to Know About Poltergeist in Phasmophobia- Signs and Behavior
  • Ghost Writing
  • Fingerprints
  • Spirit Box

So, if you find a ghost creating a disturbance by throwing objects, you can check the above-mentioned things to confirm whether it is a Poltergeist. However, once you get the spawn location of the ghost, place objects close to that area to see if the ghost is throwing objects with great force or if multiple objects are flying simultaneously. Remember, to confirm a Poltergeist, you have to check the fingerprints, Spirit Box, and Ghost Writing because, besides Poltergeists, a few more ghosts throw objects, especially during hunts.

Poltergeists don’t really hunt frequently; if you hide from them, they won’t find you if none of your equipment is on. However, be aware while playing with the in-game mic, or the ghost may hear you. Players can use Crucifix to prevent the hunt for a few seconds.

That’s all you need to know about how to identify Poltergeists in Phasmophobia.


Antara B

I have done my Master's Degree in English Literature. I have no previous experience in writing blogs or articles. My passion for gaming led me to work as a content writer at QMGames.

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