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Agatha's Gengar

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Agatha's Gengar
キクコのゲンガー Kikuko's Gangar
Poké Ball
Agatha Gengar Adventures.png
Agatha's Gengar
Debuts in Lapras Lazily
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Levitate*
Current location With Agatha
Gengar
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Gengar Katsuyuki Konishi Ed Paul

Agatha's Gengar (Japanese: キクコのゲンガー Kikuko's Gangar) is a Pokémon owned by Agatha in the anime, games, and manga.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

History

Agatha and her Gengar

Gengar is Agatha's main Pokémon. It first appeared in Lapras Lazily, Electro Magneton, and Growing out of Gengar, where Agatha sent it out against Blue and Evan, who had arrived at the abandoned Power Plant where she was hiding in search of Ethan's lost Haunter. Even though its initial Night Shade was blocked by Blue's Golduck's Hydro Pump, it then used Hypnosis to put Blue to sleep and trap him in a coffin of mist, where he was then tortured by Gengar's Dream Eater and Confuse Ray. However, Blue was able to break free from Agatha's spell, and use Golduck and his Pokédex to tell Ethan to distract Gengar, so that the Dream Eater would weaken, allowing him to escape from it with his Scyther. Although Agatha claimed that his Scyther wouldn't be able to hurt her formless Ghost-type Pokémon, Blue was able to recall the lessons he had learned from his teacher, which allowed Scyther to defeat Gengar with a Slash attack.

Agatha also used her Gengar during the battle against Blue and Koga at the Cerise Island, where it managed to paralyze Blue with Lick, making him unable to see anything. Although Blue's paralysis was later cured by Koga's Parlyz Heal and they were able to defeat Agatha's Arbok and seemingly knock out Agatha as well, she secretly sent her Gengar to follow them, hiding in their shadows and slowly draining their life energy. As there was no Trainer to give command to it, Blue wondered why Gengar kept attacking them. Eventually he figured out, that it was actually reacting to even the slightest of sounds they made, attacking whatever caused the sound. Koga figured out a trick how to defeat Gengar, and, by using the smoke of his Koffing, sent a message of his idea to Blue: since his Arbok's tail had earlier been cut off while battling against Agatha's Arbok, Koga used a secret ninja trick to make his Arbok's severed off tail move, causing Gengar to react the sound and come out of the shadows, giving Blue the chance to attack. The plan worked, allowing Blue's Porygon to defeat Gengar with a Psybeam. Afterwards, Blue used Koga's Golbat's Confuse Ray to light up the surroundings, cutting the shadows to a minimum and preventing Gengar from escaping unnoticed.

Agatha also has multiple other Gengar in her army of Ghost Pokémon, which she sent to attack Cerulean City.

Personality and characteristics

As for the most of its species, Gengar is mischievous, and likes to slowly serve the death for its victims by slowly draining away their powers.

Moves used

Agatha Gengar Counter Adventures.png
Using Counter
Move First Used In
Night Shade Electro Magneton
Hypnosis Electro Magneton
Dream Eater Electro Magneton
Confuse Ray Growing out of Gengar
Lick Muk Raking
Counter Striking Golduck
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the anime

In the main series

Gengar in the anime
Agatha and her Gengar

Agatha's Gengar's only anime appearance was in The Scheme Team, where she used it in a battle against Ash and Pikachu at the Viridian Gym, which Agatha was temporarily taking care of. At first Ash told to use Pikachu Quick Attack, utterly forgetting that Normal-type moves don't affect Ghost-type Pokémon. The Shadow Pokémon was also able to dodge Pikachu's Thunderbolt by turning into a shadow and sliding out of the way of the attack. Gengar then used Shadow Ball, which Pikachu dodged before hitting Gengar with Iron Tail. Gengar then attacked with another Shadow Ball, which hit Pikachu head on. The Mouse Pokémon, however, quickly recovered from the hit, and went in for another Iron Tail. But before the attack could hit, Agatha had Gengar use Double Team, creating multiple Gengar clones. As Gengar and its clones prepared to use Shadow Ball again, Ash had Pikachu use Thunderbolt on all of the Gengar, breaking the Double Team and hitting the real one. Even though the Shadow Ball was still fired, Pikachu was able to dodge it and hit Gengar with another Iron Tail. Ash prepared to finish the battle with a Thunder attack, but Agatha then launched her fatal Hypnosis-Dream Eater combo, defeating Pikachu.

Moves used

Agatha Gengar Double Team.png
Using Double Team
Move First Used In
Shadow Ball The Scheme Team
Double Team The Scheme Team
Hypnosis The Scheme Team
Dream Eater The Scheme Team
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In Pokémon Origins

Gengar in Pokémon Origins

Agatha's Gengar made a cameo appearance in the Pokémon Origins episode File 4 - Charizard, battling against Red's Dodrio. It was defeated at some point off-screen, allowing Red to continue progressing through the Elite Four.

In other manga

Gengar in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Gengar's first and only appearance was in Panic on the Luxury Liner?!, where it was first seen spying on Red. It was hidden after Agatha transforms from a Golbat to her human self. It reappeared after Agatha changed back into a Golbat.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Gengar in Pokémon Zensho

Agatha's Gengar was seen in Indigo Plateau, where she used in her battle against Satoshi. It was defeated by Satoshi's Alakazam, allowing Satoshi to advance to the next room to face Lance.

In the games

Gengar has appeared as Agatha's main Pokémon in every game she has appeared in, and, besides her Arbok, been the only Pokémon she has used in her every team.

Pokémon Red and Blue Pokémon Yellow
Spr 1b 094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Gengar Lv.56
Confuse Ray
Ghost
Night Shade
Ghost
Hypnosis
Psychic
Dream Eater
Psychic
Spr 1b 094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Gengar Lv.60
Confuse Ray
Ghost
Night Shade
Ghost
Toxic
Poison
Dream Eater
Psychic
Spr 1y 094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Gengar Lv.56
Confuse Ray
Ghost
Lick
Ghost
Substitute
Normal
Mega Drain
Grass
Spr 1y 094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Gengar Lv.60
Confuse Ray
Ghost
Psychic
Psychic
Hypnosis
Psychic
Dream Eater
Psychic
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
First battle Rematch
Spr 3f 094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None
Gengar Lv.54
Confuse Ray
Ghost
Shadow Punch
Ghost
Double Team
Normal
Toxic
Poison
Spr 3f 094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Gengar Lv.58
Shadow Ball
Ghost
Sludge Bomb
Poison
Hypnosis
Psychic
Nightmare
Ghost
Spr 3f 094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None
Gengar Lv.66
Confuse Ray
Ghost
Shadow Punch
Ghost
Hypnosis
Psychic
Psychic
Psychic
Spr 3f 094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry
Gengar Lv.70
Shadow Ball
Ghost
Sludge Bomb
Poison
Psychic
Psychic
Thunderbolt
Electric
Pokémon Stadium
Rounds 1 and 2
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Gengar Lv.50
Confuse Ray
Ghost
Bide
Normal
Explosion
Normal
Psychic
Psychic

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Agatha's Gengar knows every single move its species learns by leveling up in Generation I.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Gengar.


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