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Haunter (Pokémon)

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Gastly #092: Gastly
Pokémon
#094: Gengar Gengar
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Haunter (disambiguation).
Haunter
Gas Pokémon
ゴースト
Ghost
#093
Haunter

Haunter

Haunter

Haunter
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 Haunter

Mega Haunter Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
0.2 lbs. 0.1 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#093
Kanto
#059
Johto
#263
Hoenn
#070
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#031
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-095
Fiore
R-018
Almia
R-165/N-184
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
126
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
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
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F093.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

Haunter is a purple Pokémon with a gaseous body. It has a round head with a pair of disembodied hands. Each hand has three pointed fingers. Its head is flanked by three large, spiked protrusions on either side, and its eyes are large and triangular with small pupils. The gases composing its head curve down to form several pointed teeth framing a pink mouth and a long tongue. Its body tapers into a jagged tail.

Haunter hides in very dark places, where it plots to take the life of the next living thing that comes near it. It silently stalks its victim and steals its life force with a lick from its gaseous tongue, which inflicts a continuous shuddering that persists until the victim dies. It has the ability to float through solid walls. Despite its predatory nature, it has been known to entertain and prank people in the anime, and it has even been shown to feel intense loyalty to a deceased Trainer. Haunter lives or near graveyards and dark, abandoned caves.

In the anime

Haunter in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's/Sabrina's Haunter

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.

Other

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

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

Several Haunter attacked Meowth, Pikachu and a group of lonely little Pokémon including Pidgey, Oddish and Rattata in Hoenn Alone!.

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.

A Haunter appeared in PK15.

Minor appearances

A group of Haunter appeared in Illusion Confusion!, along with a group of Gengar.

A Haunter appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Haunter appeared also in Ghoul Daze!.

Another Haunter 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

Haunter in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ash encounters a giant Haunter called the Black Fog, notorious for using its Dream Eater attack to kill people and Pokémon by stealing their souls. 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 Ultra Ball reaches it.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Lapras Lazily a boy that Blue met near the abandoned Power Plant had a Haunter in his team before it was stolen, with which he later fights Agatha's Gengar to free Blue from a coffin created by a Dream Eater attack. Agatha also had armies of Haunter that she used in her attack on Kanto Which first appeared in said round.

Eusine was later seen with a Haunter in The Last Battle VI. It proved useful in knocking out the Masked Man's Gastly after the latter wounded Suicune with its Curse.

Another Haunter appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Haunter debuted in Get Rid Of The Ghost Pokémon!! where it was under the ownership of Blue. It evolved into Gengar in the same part.

A Haunter appeared in Which One is the Real Clefairy!? where it was giving the citizens a tour around the area along with Clefairy.

Giovanni was revealed to have a Haunter when it attempted to battle a Squirtle of his.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Black owns a Haunter which evolved from a Gastly.

Eusine also has a Haunter in the manga.

In the TCG

Main article: Haunter (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

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

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
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 It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
White
Black 2 It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
White 2
Generation VI
X If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.
Y It licks with its gaseous tongue to steal the victim's life force. It lurks in darkness for prey.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Tower
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Tower
Trade for Machoke in Cerulean City*
Yellow
Pokémon Tower
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 8Night
Crystal
Route 8, Rock TunnelNight
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Pokémon Tower, Lost Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Turnback Cave
Trade in Snowpoint City*
Old Chateau (Any Gen III game)
Platinum
Old Chateau (Any Gen III game)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 8, Safari ZoneNight
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
White Lake
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Gastly
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 14 and 19, Frost Cavern, Victory Road

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Tunnel
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Gastly
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 1
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Buried Relic (82F-93F)
Darknight Relic (7F-11F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Dusk Factory
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Almia Castle
Oil Field Hideout
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 Viperia
Spectra

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Haunter English United States 23 September 25, 2004
BW Trade for Evolution! Haunter Japanese Japan 30 October 10 to November 28, 2010
XY Christmas Haunter All Japan 25 December 21 to 26, 2013
XY Greetings for the New Year Haunter All South Korea 25 February 8 to 22, 2014

Held items

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

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 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 Haunter obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Haunter
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Haunter
  • 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 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 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 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 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 Haunter
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Haunter
  • 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 Haunter 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 Haunter in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Haunter
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Haunter
  • 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 Haunter can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Haunter cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Haunter
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Haunter
  • 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 Haunter
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Haunter
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

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  
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
PPW093.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Haunter often play in the Haunted Zone. When it comes to Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up, Haunter are hard to beat!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP093.png HP: ★★ Move: Hex
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Levitate
Defense: ★★ Ability 2:
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3:
Evolves from Gastly when its Attack is 99 or higher

Evolves into Gengar 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 093.png Spr b g1 093.png Spr 1y 093.png Spr b g1 093.png Spr 1g 093.png Spr b g1 093.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 093.png Spr b 2g 093.png Spr 2s 093.png Spr b 2g 093.png Spr 2c 093.gif Spr b 2c 093.png
Spr 2g 093 s.png Spr b 2g 093 s.png Spr 2s 093 s.png Spr b 2g 093 s.png Spr 2c 093 s.gif Spr b 2g 093 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 093.png Spr b 3r 093.png Spr 3e 093.gif Spr b 3r 093.png Spr 3f 093.png Spr b 3f 093.png
Spr 3r 093 s.png Spr b 3r 093 s.png Spr 3e 093 s.gif Spr b 3r 093 s.png Spr 3f 093 s.png Spr b 3f 093 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 093.png Spr b 4d 093.png Spr 4p 093.png Spr b 4p 093.png Spr 4h 093.png Spr b 4h 093.png
Spr 4d 093 s.png Spr b 4d 093 s.png Spr 4p 093 s.png Spr b 4d 093 s.png Spr 4h 093 s.png Spr b 4d 093 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 093.png Spr b 5b 093.png Spr 5b 093.png Spr b 5b2 093.png
Spr 5b 093 s.png Spr b 5b 093 s.png Spr 5b 093 s.png Spr b 5b2 093 s.png
Front Back Front Back
093MS.png For other sprites and images, please see images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Haunter is possibly based on the dila, a spirit that passes through walls then licks certain humans to death according to Filipino mythology. It also appears to be based on a generic sort of cartoonish ghost.

Name origin

Haunter is derived from haunt, as ghosts are known to do. It could also be a corruption of "hunter".

Ghost is literally ghost.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴースト Ghost From ghost
France Flag.png French Spectrum From spectre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Haunter Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Alpollo From Alptraum and Apollo
Italy Flag.png Italian Haunter Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고우스트 Gouseuteu Transliteration of Japanese name



External links

Related articles

Notes


Gastly #092: Gastly
Pokémon
#094: Gengar Gengar


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