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Gengar (Pokémon)

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Haunter #093: Haunter
Pokémon
#095: Onix Onix
Gengar
Shadow Pokémon
ゲンガー
Gangar
#094
Gengar
Gengar
Mega Gengar
Mega Gengar

Gengar

Gengar

Gengar
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Poison
Unknown Unknown
Mega Gengar
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Levitate
Gengar
Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability
Shadow Tag
Mega Gengar

Mega Gengar Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Gengar
4'07" 1.4 m
Mega Gengar
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg
Gengar
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg
Mega Gengar
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
Gengarite {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#094
Kanto
#060
Johto
#264
Hoenn
#071
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#032
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-096
Fiore
R-019
Almia
R-166/N-185
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
190
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
225
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F094.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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Gengar (Japanese: ゲンガー Gangar) is a dual-type Ghost/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Haunter when traded. It is the final form of Gastly. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar using the Gengarite.

Biology

Morty's Gengar floating through the air

Gengar is a dark purple, bipedal Pokémon with a roundish body. It has red eyes and a wide mouth that is usually curled into a sinister grin. Multiple spikes cover its back, and it has large pointed ears. Its arms and legs are short with three digits on both its hands and feet. It also has a stubby tail.

As Mega Gengar, a portion of its body sinks into the ground. The lower portions turn a more reddish purple, and a third eye appears on its forehead. This new unblinking eye is oval and yellow and allows it to see into other dimensions.[1] The spikes on Mega Gengar's back are more numerous and pointed. Additionally, spikes appear on its hands and tail. Its ears are now considerably longer and project backward.

Gengar has the ability to hide perfectly in the shadow of any object, granting it exceptional stealth. However, Gengar's body acts as a heat sink; its presence cools the temperature of the surrounding area by nearly 10°F, because it absorbs the warmth. In addition, Gengar possesses the ability to fly through the air, as demonstrated in the anime.

Gengar is very mischievous, and at times, malicious. It enjoys playing practical jokes and casting curses, such as pretending to be one's shadow, then behaving erratically. When the quarry notices, the Gengar takes delight in its victim's terror. However, Gengar has been known to be loyal to a Trainer who treats it well. Gengar lives in shadows of rooms, caves, and dark places where shadows form. It is especially fond of urban areas such as cities and back alleys, but only during the night.

In the anime

Gengar in the anime

Major appearances

Ash first saw a Gengar in person in Lavender Town in The Tower of Terror while searching for a Ghost-type Pokémon to fight Sabrina with. Due to a close call, Ash got to spend some unexpected time with the ghostly trio, Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar. It, along with Haunter, seemed to have a fondness for Japanese stand-up, and attempt to (unsuccessfully) amuse Ash by acting as a pair of performers. It reappeared in a flashback in the following episode.

In The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis, a giant Gengar was awakened near the ancient city of Pokémopolis where it battled an equally large Alakazam.

Drake of the Orange Islands used a Gengar in his battle with Ash in Hello, Pummelo! and Enter The Dragonite. His Gengar managed to confuse Ash's Tauros before he returned it and instead tried with Ash's Lapras. In the collision between Night Shade and Ice Beam, both Lapras and Gengar fainted.

A Gengar appeared under the ownership of Ecruteak City Gym Leader Morty in A Ghost Of A Chance, From Ghost to Ghost, and For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!.

Agatha used a Gengar to battle Ash's Pikachu in The Scheme Team. The Ghost Pokémon defeated Pikachu.

A Gengar appeared in PK15.

Gengar was the leader of "Team Meanies" in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!.

A Gengar under the ownership of Hearthome City's Gym Leader Fantina appeared in a flashback in Playing the Leveling Field!, and appeared in A Shield with a Twist where it was defeated by Ash's Buizel.

Three Gengar appeared in Celebrating the Hero's Comet!.

Minor appearances

Gengar first appeared in the opening of the first episode, Pokémon - I Choose You!, where it and a Nidorino battled in a Colosseum on TV.

A group of Gengar, along with a group of Haunter, was creating illusions within a forest in Illusion Confusion!.

A Gengar appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Gengar appeared in UnBEARable in Brock's thoughts.

A Gengar appeared under the ownership of a Trainer in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Gengar was partnered with two Team Rocket trainees in Training Daze.

A Gengar appeared in Who's Flying Now?, in the Fortree City Feather Festival.

A Gengar appeared in Ghoul Daze! together with its pre-evolutions, Gastly and Haunter.

A Gengar appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A Gengar appeared as a mask for the festival in Capacia Island UFO!.

A Gengar that can Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar appeared in Mega Evolution Special I.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP023 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar. No information available.
EP072 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon. The evolved form of Haunter. Details about this Pokémon are unknown.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP182 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon. The evolved form of Haunter. Details about Gengar are unknown.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG132 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon. Gengar is the final evolved form of Gastly. It can absorb any surrounding heat, leaving a sudden chill.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP102 Gengar Dawn's Pokédex Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon. Gengar hides in the shadows. If a Gengar is nearby, it is said to feel ten degrees colder than normal.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Gengar first appeared under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt in Holy Moltres where it was used to battle Blaine's Arcanine and Rapidash and almost attacked Red.

In Pokémon Adventures, Agatha has two Gengar on her team, and many in her Ghost-type army. Her first one and her Ghost army first appeared in Lapras Lazily. One of them was used to attack Blue and Koga from the shadows, draining the latter's life force as it possessed his shadow. Eventually, it was taken down when Koga used the tail that the old woman's Arbok bit off his own to distract it long enough for Blue's Porygon to deal the finishing blow.

A Gengar was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

Another Gengar was seen at the beginning of the FireRed and LeafGreen saga in Volume 23. It was used by a kid from Pallet Town in an attempt to capture a Nidorino, thus replicating the opening sequence of the Generation I video games (and their remakes).

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In A Promise Given to Miltank, Morty called out Gengar to stop a Spearow from stealing the satchel that contained Berries collected by Gold.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

The Gengar from Team Meanies appears as a major character and antagonist.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Blue's Gengar debuted in Get Rid Of The Ghost Pokémon!! as a Haunter. There it evolved while battling Clefairy.

Green used a Gengar in the Pokémon League where it went up against Red.

Agatha's Gengar was shown in Panic on the Luxury Liner?!.

A Gengar was seen under the ownership of Karen in A Challenge to the Elite Four!.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Agatha's Gengar went up against Satoshi's Alakazam and lost in Indigo Plateau.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS077 Able to merge with and inhabit the shadow of another being.

In the TCG

Main article: Gengar (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Under a full moon, this Pokémon likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright.
Blue
Yellow A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.
Stadium Appears to attack people who get lost in the mountains. Said to be the culprit behind shadows that laugh in the moonlight.
Generation II
Gold It steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a Gengar appeared.
Silver To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.
Crystal Hiding in people's shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.
Stadium 2 It steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a Gengar appeared.
Generation III
Ruby Sometimes, on a dark night, your shadow thrown by a streetlight will suddenly and startlingly overtake you. It is actually a Gengar running past you, pretending to be your shadow.
Sapphire
Emerald Deep in the night, your shadow cast by a streetlight may suddenly overtake you. It is actually a Gengar running past you, pretending to be your shadow.
FireRed It is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains.
LeafGreen On the night of the full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be Gengar's doing.
Generation IV
Diamond It hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees F.
Pearl Lurking in the shadowy corners of rooms, it awaits chances to steal its prey's life force.
Platinum The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
HeartGold It steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a Gengar appeared.
SoulSilver To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.
Generation V
Black The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
White
Black 2 The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
White 2
Generation VI
X It hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Y Hiding in people's shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Haunter
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Tower
Trade Machoke for Haunter in Cerulean City (evolves immediately)
Yellow
Evolve Haunter
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Haunter
Crystal
Evolve Haunter
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Haunter
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Old Chateau (Any Gen III game)
Platinum
Old Chateau (Any Gen III game)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Haunter
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Haunter
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Haunter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Haunter
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 68
Forever Level 18
Pair Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Haunter
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hippowdon Temple
Altru Building
Altru Tower
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Oblivia Ruins
Dark Temple
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Hauntyard: Everspring Valley, World Axle - B1F
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone
Pokémon Conquest Evolve Haunter

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XY Pokémon Center Gengar All Japan 25 February 1 to 28, 2014
XY Pokémon Center Battle Championship Gengar All Japan 50 June 2 to 8, 2014;
July 7 to 21, 2014
XY Halloween Gengar All Japan 25Shiny September 13 to October 14, 2014
XY October 2014 Gengar American region the Americas 25Shiny October 9, 2014 to February 5, 2015
XY October 2014 Gengar PAL region Europe and Australia 25Shiny October 9, 2014 to February 5, 2015
XY Pre-order Gengar Korean region South Korea 25Shiny October 11 to December 7, 2014
XY Pokémon Day Gengar American region Singapore 25Shiny October 24, 2014

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Gengar
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total: 500   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 130.


Mega Gengar
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 170
157 - 244 310 - 482
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total: 600   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Gengar
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:
Mega Gengar
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 
00Start Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
00Start Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
00Start Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
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
2525 Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 06060 —% 20
2828 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3333 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
3939 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15
4444 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
5050 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 —% 5
5555 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
6161 Nightmare Ghost Status 0000 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Gengar obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • 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 
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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 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 Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 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 Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 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 Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
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
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • 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 
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 Gengar 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 Gengar in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Gengar can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Gengar cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By events

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Halloween Gengar
October 2014 Gengar
Sludge Wave Poison Special 95 100% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Gengar can learn this move normally in Generation VI at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin094.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani094.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP094.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP My red eyes aren't from lack of sleep!
26%-50% HP Confound it! My HP is already missing by half...
1%-25% HP This is my ruin... Even my shadow grows dim...
Level up Very well! I've leveled!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP Kekeh! I'm counting on you!
26%-50% HP Kekeh? This is getting a bit rough...
1%-25% HP Gegeh! I'm about to faint! Oi! Heal me quick!
Level up N/A
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP094.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Ghost  Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
( Ghost )
Field move: None
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: 100 Max. exp.: 120
Browser entry  
Beware--Gengar abducts your Pokémon. It makes copies of itself to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ghost  Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
( Ghost )
Field move: Psy Power 3 field move.png
(Psy Power ×3)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting out eerie orbs and sinister ones imbued with loathing.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ghost  Ghost Assist.png
( Ghost )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Psy Power 3 field move.png
(Psy Power ×3)
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
PPW094.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Gengar appeared out of the painting in the Haunted Zone. Watch him take the lead at Dusknoir's Speed Slam and Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2094.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He says spiteful things, but he came to the Tech Area to look for his missing friends. He cherishes his friendships.
PCP094.png HP: ★★ Move: Shadow Ball
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Levitate
Defense: ★★ Ability 2:
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3:
Evolves from Haunter when it has a link of 60% or higher, after knocking out a Warrior's Pokémon in a manner that allows recruitment
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Bokuzen, Hanzō, 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 094.png Spr b g1 094.png Spr 1y 094.png Spr b g1 094.png Spr 1g 094.png Spr b g1 094.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 094.png Spr b 2g 094.png Spr 2s 094.png Spr b 2g 094.png Spr 2c 094.gif Spr b 2c 094.png
Spr 2g 094 s.png Spr b 2g 094 s.png Spr 2s 094 s.png Spr b 2g 094 s.png Spr 2c 094 s.gif Spr b 2g 094 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 094.png Spr b 3r 094.png Spr 3e 094.gif Spr b 3r 094.png Spr 3f 094.png Spr b 3f 094.png
Spr 3r 094 s.png Spr b 3r 094 s.png Spr 3e 094 s.gif Spr b 3r 094 s.png Spr 3f 094 s.png Spr b 3f 094 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 094.png Spr b 4d 094.png Spr 4p 094.png Spr b 4p 094.png Spr 4h 094.png Spr b 4h 094.png
Spr 4d 094 s.png Spr b 4d 094 s.png Spr 4p 094 s.png Spr b 4p 094 s.png Spr 4h 094 s.png Spr b 4p 094 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 094.png Spr b 5b 094.png Spr 5b 094.png Spr b 5b 094.png
Spr 5b 094 s.png Spr b 5b 094 s.png Spr 5b 094 s.png Spr b 5b 094 s.png
Front Back Front Back
094MS.png For other sprites and images, please see images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Promotional artwork of a Shiny Mega Gengar

Origin

It seems to be simply based on general cartoonish ghosts, cats, or the Cheshire Cat and possibly on a distorted shadow of a human being like shadow people.

Name origin

Gengar and Gangar are possibly a shortening of doppelgänger, a double of a person, which is fitting for a Pokémon with a habit of pretending to be a person's shadow. The kanji 幻 maboroshi can also be read as gen and is used in words meaning phantom or illusion. There is also a striking pronunciation similarity to the Danish word genganger, a term for ghosts found in Scandinavian folklore.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゲンガー Gangar From doppelgänger
France Flag.png French Ectoplasma From ectoplasm and plasma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gengar Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Gengar Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Gengar Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 팬텀 Paenteom A transliteration of the English word phantom



Notes

  1. http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-us/pokemon/mega_pokemon/#Gengar

External links

Notes


Haunter #093: Haunter
Pokémon
#095: Onix Onix


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