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Gastly (Pokémon)

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Cloyster #091: Cloyster
Pokémon
#093: Haunter Haunter
Gastly
Gas Pokémon
ゴース
Ghos
#092
Gastly

Gastly

Gastly

Gastly
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Poison
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Gastly

Mega Gastly Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
0.2 lbs. 0.1 kg
{{{forme1}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#092
Kanto
#058
Johto
#262
Hoenn
#069
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#030
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-094
Fiore
R-017
Almia
R-164/N-183
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
95
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
62
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F092.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Haunter starting at level 25, which evolves into Gengar when traded.

Biology

Gastly's "hands"

Gastly has no true form, due to its body being 95% poisonous gas. However, it consistently appears as a black, spherical Pokémon surrounded by a purple haze. It has a wide, pink mouth with two visible fangs. Though its eyes seem to extend past its round body, visible eyelids surround them. The toxic gas surrounding the main body can induce fainting and suffocation, and is capable of enshrouding an Indian elephant within two seconds. Because it is mostly gas, Gastly will dwindle away when exposed to strong winds.

The anime suggests that Gastly has a playful personality, often frightening and playing pranks on people for fun. However, it has shown a willingness to preserve or pass on the memories of departed humans. It has further been shown changing form and creating illusions, and it is capable of phasing through solid objects and forming tangible hands out of its gasses. Gastly is often seen in old, dilapidated buildings, but can also be found in caves.

In the anime

Gastly in the anime

Major appearances

Gastly first appeared in The Ghost of Maiden's Peak. This Gastly had the ability to talk and shape-shift. He kept posing himself as the spirit of the woman which legend said turned to stone after 2,000 years of waiting for her love to return to her. As the ghost of the maiden, Gastly kept on toying with the minds of young men.

The first time a regular Gastly appeared was in The Tower of Terror. Ash and his friends went to Lavender Town in search of a Ghost-type Pokémon to aid Ash in defeating Sabrina. It reappeared in a flashback in the following episode.

An Officer Jenny owned a Gastly in Pikachu Re-volts. This Gastly appeared to be the only Pokémon not affected by the psychic wave caused by Butch & Cassidy's Drowzee.

A Gastly appeared in A Shipful Of Shivers guarding the Orange league trophy of its deceased Trainer along with a Haunter.

Morty used a Gastly to battle Ash in From Ghost to Ghost. In the same episode, multiple Gastly hypnotized Team Rocket.

A pair of Gastly were among a group of Ghost Pokémon living in an abandoned mine in Fear Factor Phony. The Ghost Pokémon couldn't stand the partying Psychic Pokémon that lived in the nearby town, so they created a Haunter-like illusion to scare everyone away.

A Gastly appeared in PK15.

Minor appearances

A Gastly appeared in For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!.

A Gastly made a brief cameo appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Gastly appeared in Ghoul Daze!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP020 Gastly Ash's Pokédex Gastly, a Ghost Pokémon. It is usually invisible. Its specialty is Hypnosis.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP095 Gastly Ash's Pokédex Gastly, the Gas Pokémon. Some researchers believe this Pokémon is a Multidimensional being.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP028 Gastly Dawn's Pokédex Gastly, the Gas Pokémon. Although it can sneak in anywhere with its gaseous body, it can also be blown away by wind.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gastly first appears in That Awful Arbok! under the ownership of Koga, possessing the corpses of dead Pokémon in Pokémon Tower. Red's Bulbasaur manages to defeat it by sucking up the surrounding air with its bulb, along with Gastly's gaseous form, and expelling it in a SolarBeam. In the process, the two also freed Red's rival Blue, who was under its ghostly possession.

Gastly also forms as part of the Ghost-type army Agatha sends out to attack the Gym Leaders in As Gastly as Before. She also has a Gastly as a member of her main team.

The Masked Man also used a Gastly which it first appeared inYou Ain't Nothin' but a Houndour, in his team to capture Celebi, due to its type advantage. It was purposed to possess intruders that entered the Ilex Forest. Later, during the fight at the Indigo Stadium, it impaired Suicune using its Curse technique, locking it and Misty inside Suicune's crystal wall. It was later defeated by Eusine's Haunter.

Morty also has a Gastly which was used along with Misdreavus to battle Suicune in Misdreavus Misgivings .

In The Last Battle XIII a Gastly was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

Many Gastly also appear in the Robust Rotom when Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum spend the night in the Old Chateau.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In Get Rid of The Ghost Pokémon!!, while Red, Clefairy and Pikachu were in Blue's mansion, they stumble across a Gastly that Clefairy ends up battling. However, since Blue didn't officially control it, it is unknown if it belongs to him.

A Gastly appeared in Which One is the Real Clefairy!? while Red had a confrontation with Giovanni and his twin brother. This Gastly was out of its gas form.

A Gastly took part in a baseball match in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

A Gastly was with Green when he was having a soccer competition with Red.

Giovanni was revealed to have a Gastly when it was battling a Squirtle of his.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Black owns a Haunter which evolved from a Gastly.

In the TCG

Main article: Gastly (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Gastly appears in the 3DS version as an enemy in Smash Run mode, as well as a trophy. It is immune to melee attacks.

Trophy information

NA: This Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon is made up of several toxic gases—touching it would be really unpleasant. Instead, try to take it out with projectiles. It's not the fastest enemy in Smash Run, but occasionally it may try to chase down a fighter, so be careful around this gaseous foe.

PAL: In Smash Run, these Ghost- and Poison-type Pokémon tend to move slowly, and then, without warning, chase after you at high speed. You'll get hurt if they so much as come into contact with you, so be on your guard. As ghosts, they're immune to direct attacks. The only way to defeat them is to hit them with projectiles or items.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Three Gastly appear in a bonus stage accessible from the Red Table. Once the player knocks them out, they must then proceed to defeat the subsequent pair of Haunter and the Gengar that appears.

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red Almost invisible, this gaseous Pokémon cloaks the target and puts it to sleep without notice.
Blue
Yellow Said to appear in decrepit, deserted buildings. It has no real shape as it appears to be made of a gas.
Stadium Made of a thin, gas-like substance that induces fainting if you get enshrouded in it. Will not appear if it is very windy.
Generation II
Gold With its gas-like body, it can sneak into any place it desires. However, it can be blown away by wind.
Silver Its thin body is made of gas. It can envelop an opponent of any size and cause suffocation.
Crystal It wraps its opponent in its gas-like body, slowly weakening its prey by poisoning it through the skin.
Stadium 2 With its gas-like body, it can sneak into any place it desires. However, it can be blown away by wind.
Generation III
Ruby Gastly is largely composed of gaseous matter. When exposed to a strong wind, the gaseous body quickly dwindles away. Groups of this Pokémon cluster under the eaves of houses to escape the ravages of wind.
Sapphire
Emerald When exposed to a strong wind, a Gastly's gaseous body quickly dwindles away. They cluster under the eaves of houses to escape the ravages of wind.
FireRed A being that exists as a thin gas. It can topple an Indian elephant by enveloping the prey in two seconds.
LeafGreen Almost invisible, this gaseous Pokémon cloaks the target and puts it to sleep without notice.
Generation IV
Diamond This Pokémon's body is 95% made up of gases, which are blown away by strong gusts of wind.
Pearl A Pokémon born from poison gases. It defeats even the largest foes by enveloping them in gas.
Platinum Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
HeartGold With its gas-like body, it can sneak into any place it desires. However, it can be blown away by wind.
SoulSilver Its thin body is made of gas. Despite lacking substance, it can envelop an opponent of any size and cause suffocation.
Generation V
Black Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
White
Black 2 Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
White 2
Generation VI
X Its body is made of gas. Despite lacking substance, it can envelop an opponent of any size and cause suffocation.
Y Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Tower
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Tower
Yellow
Pokémon Tower
Generation II
Gold Silver
Tin Tower, Sprout TowerNight
Crystal
Routes 31, 32, and 36, Tin Tower, Sprout TowerNight
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Pokémon Tower, Lost Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Old Chateau, Lost Tower
Route 209Night
Platinum
Old Chateau, Eterna Forest, Lost Tower
HeartGold SoulSilver
Bell Tower, Sprout Tower, Safari ZoneNight
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Dim Cave, Scary Cave
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Haunter or Gengar

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Lavender Town
Pokémon Trozei! Phobosphere
Endless Level 38
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Buried Relic (9F-14F)
Darknight Relic (1F-6F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Dusk Factory
Sekra Range
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Ranger School
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Old Mansion
Dark Temple
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Hauntyard: Misty Edgewater
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone
Pokémon Conquest Viperia
Avia
Spectra
Nixtorm

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 30
90 - 137 170 - 264
Attack: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Defense: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 310   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 100.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
1/1
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
1/2
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/15 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20 ???  ?  ?
00Start Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30 ???  ?  ?
055 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
088 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 —% 5 ???  ?  ?
1212 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10 ???  ?  ?
1515 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
1919 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
2222 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5 ???  ?  ?
2626 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
2929 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
3333 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
3636 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
4040 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 —% 5 ???  ?  ?
4343 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
4747 Nightmare Ghost Status 0000 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Gastly obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gastly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gastly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
MisdreavusMismagiusDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimecho
DrifloonDrifblimYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampent
ChandelurePhantumpTrevenantPumpkabooGourgeist
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
KoffingWeezing Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
GrimerMukDuskullDusclopsDusknoirYamask
Cofagrigus
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
DusclopsDusknoir Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
MisdreavusShuppetBanetteYamaskCofagrigus Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
KoffingWeezingYamaskCofagrigus Haze Ice Status —% 30
DusclopsDusknoir Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
Misdreavus Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
MisdreavusMismagiusChimechoSolosisDuosionReuniclus Psywave Psychic Special 100% 15
Stunfisk Reflect Type* Normal Status —% 15
CofagrigusPumpkabooGourgeist Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
KoffingWeezingSlugmaMagcargoLitwickLampent
Chandelure
Smog Poison Special 30 70% 20
DusclopsDusknoir Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gastly in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Gastly in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gastly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Pain Split Normal Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snatch Dark Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Spite Ghost Status 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Trick Psychic Status 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Gastly can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Gastly cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gastly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin092.png Pin092.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani092.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP092.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 1%
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP Peeeuuw! Do I smell gas?
26%-50% HP Umm... There goes half my HP.
1%-25% HP I'm growing faint... My gas is seeping away...
Level up I leveled up! Joy of joys! My gas thickened, too!
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 leveled up! Joy of joys! My gas thickened, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP092.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Ghost  Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
( Ghost )
Field move: None
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 42 Max. exp.: 66
Browser entry  
Gastly fades in and out of view while it tries to spirit your Pokémon away.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ghost  Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
( Ghost )
Field move: Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting out eerie orbs.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ghost  Ghost Assist.png
( Ghost )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It shoots out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Paused.
Attack ●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW092.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Gastly live in the Haunted Zone. They're much kinder than they may appear. They like to have fun at Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP092.png HP: Move: Lick
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Levitate
Defense: Ability 2:
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3:
Evolves into Haunter when its Attack is 99 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Bokuzen, Saizō, and Yoshitatsu

Evolution

092Gastly.png
Unevolved
Gastly
 Ghost  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 25
093Haunter.png
First evolution
Haunter
 Ghost  Poison 
Pal Pad
Trade
094Gengar.png
Second evolution
Gengar
 Ghost  Poison 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 092.png Spr b g1 092.png Spr 1y 092.png Spr b g1 092.png Spr 1g 092.png Spr b g1 092.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 092.png Spr b 2g 092.png Spr 2s 092.png Spr b 2g 092.png Spr 2c 092.gif Spr b 2c 092.png
Spr 2g 092 s.png Spr b 2g 092 s.png Spr 2s 092 s.png Spr b 2g 092 s.png Spr 2c 092 s.gif Spr b 2g 092 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
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Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Gastly's prototype name was "Spirit".
  • No other Pokémon have the same type combination as Gastly and its evolutions.
    • Due to its unique type combination, Gastly and its evolutionary relatives are the only Ghost-type Pokémon that are weak against Psychic-type moves and also the only Poison-type Pokémon that are weak against Dark-type moves.
  • Gastly, its evolution Haunter, and Flabébé are the lightest Pokémon in existence.
  • Despite all of them being part Poison type, Gastly together with its evolutionary family are not able to learn Poison-type moves by leveling up.
  • Gastly is tied with Venipede for the lowest HP of all Poison-type Pokémon.
  • Gastly and its evolution Haunter are the lightest of all Poison-type Pokémon and Ghost-type Pokémon.

Origin

Gastly seems to be based on general cartoonish ghosts and spirits, or maybe a will o' the wisp. It may also have been based on the Japanese youkai sōgen bi, the decapitated head of a monk whose head is doomed to wander the Earth, consumed by fire. Its Poison type is most likely a reference to poisonous or polluted gases.

Name origin

Gastly may be a combination of gas and ghastly (dreadfully frightening or horrible).

Ghos is a shortened form of ghost and may also incorporate gas into its name.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴース Ghos From the English ghost
France Flag.png French Fantominus From fantôme and minus, a pejorative term meaning both "small" and "weak"
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gastly Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Nebulak From Nebel, nebula, and ach
Italy Flag.png Italian Gastly Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고오스 Gooseu Transliteration of Japanese name


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Notes


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