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===Origin==
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==Origin==
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it may originate from some kind of poltergeist
 
====Name origin====
 
====Name origin====
 
Haunter's name origin simply means it is one who haunts, as {{wp|ghost}}s are known to do. Its Japanese name is just ''Ghost''.
 
Haunter's name origin simply means it is one who haunts, as {{wp|ghost}}s are known to do. Its Japanese name is just ''Ghost''.

Revision as of 05:06, 1 May 2010

Gastly #092: Gastly
Pokémon
#094: Gengar Gengar
Haunter
ゴースト Ghost
#093
093Haunter.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Ghost Poison
Category
Gas Pokémon
Ability
Levitate
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#093
Johto
#059
Hoenn
#263
Sinnoh
#070
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-095
Almia
R-018
Oblivia
R-165 N-184
Height
5'03"
Imperial
1.6 m
Metric
Weight
0.2 lbs.
Imperial
0.1 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F093.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Indeterminate group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 126 Battle Exp.: 1261*

Haunter (Japanese: ゴースト Ghost) is a dual-type Ghost/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Gastly starting at level 25, and evolves into Gengar when traded.

Biology

Physiology

Haunter is a purple, ghost-like Pokémon with a roundish body. Haunter has spikes by the face. It has triangular eyes and a mouth with several sharp, purple teeth. Haunter has a pair of disembodied hands floating in front of it.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Haunter's powers are stronger than a Gastly. With Haunter's newly developed hands, it can now use physical attacks, such as Poison Jab, and the Elemental Punches.

Behavior

Haunter hide in very dark places, where they plot to take the life of the next living thing that comes near. It then silently stalks its victims. It has the ability to float through solid walls, and many people believe that Haunter is from another dimension because of this ability. It has also been known to entertain and prank people.

Habitat

Haunter live in or near graveyards, and dark, abandoned caves. They can be found primarily at night. Haunter's natural range includes Kanto and Sinnoh.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Haunter seem to eat by first paralyzing their opponent with Lick, then draining a bit of their life force.

It is also said to eat people's dreams by going inside them and scaring them to death.

They have also been known to eat other foods, such as Berries, Pokéblocks and Poffins.

In the anime

Haunter in the anime

Major Appearances

Haunter first appeared in The Tower of Terror. After Ash befriended it, he attempted to use it to battle Sabrina, but Haunter decided to goof off. At the end of Haunter Versus Kadabra, Ash gave the Haunter to Sabrina.

Morty used a Haunter to battle Ash in From Ghost to Ghost.

In Fear Factor Phony, a Haunter was living in an abandoned mine with several other Ghost Pokémon. The Ghost Pokémon were having difficulty with the partying Psychic Pokémon living nearby.

Minor Appearances

A Haunter appeared in Ghoul Daze!.

Another one appeared in Old Rivals, New Tricks.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP023 Haunter Ash's Pokédex Haunter, a Gaseous Pokémon. No further information.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP095 Haunter Ash's Pokédex Haunter, the Gas Pokémon. After evolving from Gastly, this Haunter can learn the Dream Eater and Psychic attacks.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Agatha used a Haunter as a part of her team in Pokémon Adventures, as well as a swarm of Haunter in her attack on Kanto.

Eusine was later seen with a Haunter in Volume 14.

In Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ash encounters a gigantic Haunter called the Black Fog, notorious for using its Dream Eater attack to kill people and Pokémon by stealing their souls. In this interpretation, Sabrina has a vendetta against this Haunter, as her Pokémon were attacked and killed by it when she was eleven, but she falls victim as well in her attempt to protect a team of people trying to hunt it down. With the combined effort of Ash and the team of hunters, the Black Fog managed to be weakened enough for capture, only for it to promptly use Selfdestruct, killing itself right before Ash's Hyper Ball reaches it.

In the TCG

Main article: Haunter (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.
Blue
Yellow By licking, it saps the victim's life. It causes shaking that won't stop until the victim's demise.
Stadium If you trip and fall for no apparent reason or hear a sound when no one is around, it may be a Haunter.
Generation II
Gold In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
Silver Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.
Crystal It hides in the dark, planning to take the life of the next living thing that wanders close by.
Stadium 2 In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
Generation III
Ruby Haunter is a dangerous Pokémon. If one beckons you while floating in darkness, you must never approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
Sapphire Haunter is a dangerous Pokémon. If one beckons you while floating in darkness, you must never approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
Emerald If a Haunter beckons you while it is floating in darkness, don't approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
FireRed If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.
LeafGreen Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.
Generation IV
Diamond It can slip through any obstacle. It lurks inside walls to keep an eye on its foes.
Pearl It licks with its gaseous tongue to steal the victim's life force. It lurks in darkness for prey.
Platinum It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
HeartGold In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
SoulSilver Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Uncommon Pokémon Tower
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Pokémon Tower
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Route 8
Crystal
Many Route 8, Rock Tunnel
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Five Island and Pokémon Tower
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Dongle Old Chateau, Turnback Cave, trade in Snowpoint City (Any Gen III game)
Platinum
Dongle Old Chateau (Any Gen III game)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Many Route 8, Johto Safari Zone
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
White Lake
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Tunnel
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 1
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Dusk Factory
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Almia Castle
Oil Field Hideout
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
FireRed LeafGreen Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 405   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 115.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
1/1
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#A292BC" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin093.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani093.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP093.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP There is nothing that can impede me!
26%-50% HP Drat. My HP has plunged to half...
1%-25% HP Things are grim... It pains me even to pass through walls...
Level up I've leveled up! Put your trust in me!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I've leveled up! Put your trust in me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP093.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Ghost  Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
( Ghost )
Field move: None
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 56 Max. exp.: 76
Browser entry  
If Haunter disappears, it will reappear behind your Pokémon and spirit it away.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ghost  Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
( Ghost )
Field move: Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ghost  Ghost Assist.png
( Ghost )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Gastly
Unevolved
Gastly
 Ghost  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 25


Haunter
First evolution
Haunter
 Ghost  Poison 
Pal Pad
Trade


Gengar
Second evolution
Gengar
 Ghost  Poison 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 093.png Spr 1y 093.png Spr 1g 093.png Spr b g1 093.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 093.png Spr 2s 093.png Spr 2c 093.png Spr b 2g 093.png
Spr 2g 093 s.png Spr 2s 093 s.png Spr 2c 093 s.png Spr b 2g 093 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 093.png Spr 3e 093.png Spr 3f 093.png Spr b 3r 093.png
Spr 3r 093 s.png Spr 3e 093 s.png Spr 3f 093 s.png Spr b 3r 093 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 093.png Spr 4p 093.png Spr 4h 093.png Spr b 4d 093.png
Spr 4d 093 s.png Spr 4p 093 s.png Spr 4h 093 s.png Spr b 4d 093 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 093.png Spr 5b 093.png Spr b 5b 093.png
Spr 5b 093 s.png Spr 5b 093 s.png Spr b 5b 093 s.png
Haunter For other sprites and images, please see Haunter images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • The prototype name of Haunter was "Spectre".
  • Haunter and its pre-evolution Gastly are the lightest Pokémon in existence.
  • Haunter and Muk are the only two Pokémon who don't change weight during evolution.
  • Though both of its "hands" have been shown to be outlined by red or blue (being normal or shiny respectively), in FireRed and LeafGreen, only one "hand" is outlined, and in HeartGold and SoulSilver, neither "hand" is outlined.
    • Haunter's fingers tend to change the number of digits between games, switching back and forth between three and four fingers.
  • While it is listed at over five feet long in the games, it is only about three feet long in the anime.
  • Despite all of them being Poison-types, Haunter, together with its evolutionary family, are not able to learn any Template:Type2 moves by leveling up.
  • Haunter has a slightly different cry starting in Generation III.

Origin

it may originate from some kind of poltergeist

Name origin

Haunter's name origin simply means it is one who haunts, as ghosts are known to do. Its Japanese name is just Ghost.

In other languages

  • German: Alpollo - Possibly derived from Alptraum (nightmare).
  • French: Spectrum - From spectre.
  • Korean: 고우스트 Gouseuteu

Related articles

External links

Notes


Gastly #092: Gastly
Pokémon
#094: Gengar Gengar
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