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When a Goryo passes through a DOTS projector, using a video camera is the only way to see it.

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The Goryo is one of 21 types of ghosts in Phasmophobia. Goryo are known for appearing only on video feeds when interacting with a D.O.T.S. Projector.


When a Goryo interacts with a D.O.T.S. Projector, its silhouette will only be visible viewed through a Video Camera, usually when the viewing player is not in the room,[verify] and cannot be seen with the naked eye. A Goryo will still manifest normally during ghost events and hunts with its ghost model, which does not require any special equipment to be seen.

A Goryo is less likely to roam outside its ghost room when they are not hunting.

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Strength: A Goryo will usually only show itself on camera if there are no people nearby.

Weakness: They are are rarely seen far from their place of death.


In Nightmare difficulty, a Goryo will always have the D.O.T.S. Projector as one of its two pieces of evidence, since it is the only trait that can discern Goryo from other ghost types.


It is necessary to have a Video Camera either placed facing or held watching an active D.O.T.S. Projector. If D.O.T.S. evidence is visible in the camera's screen, but invisible in direct view, the ghost is likely to be a Goryo. For this same reason, if D.O.T.S. is seen without the aid of a video camera, a Goryo can be safely ruled out.

It is important to note that its power only affects its silhouette with the D.O.T.S. Projector. A Goryo should not be ruled out simply because it has manifested during ghost events or hunts.

While EMF 5 and Fingerprints normally indicate a possible Goryo, having both of them in Nightmare difficulty rules the Goryo out entirely, due to D.O.T.S. always being one of the Goryo's two given pieces of evidence.


  • In Japanese folklore, a Goryō (御霊, honorable spirit) is a vengeful aristocratic ghost, particularly one that has been martyred. Their most prominent power involves causing natural catastrophes such as the destruction of crops or the summoning of typhoons or earthquakes. In Phasmophobia, Goryo do not reflect these powers nor their Japanese origin, and are American in both appearance and name due to sharing models and a naming pool with other ghost types.


Early Access (Steam)
0.3.0 Added Goryo as a ghost type.

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