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Morty's Gengar

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Morty's Gengar
マツバのゲンガー Matsuba's Gangar
Poké Ball
Morty Gengar.png
Morty’s Gengar
Debuts in A Ghost of a Chance
Caught at Johto
Gender Unknown
Ability Levitate*
Current location With Morty
Gengar
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Gengar Unknown Ed Paul

Morty's Gengar (Japanese: マツバのゲンガー Matsuba's Gangar) is Morty's main Pokémon in the games, anime, and manga.

In the anime

History

Morty and his Gengar

Gengar first appeared in A Ghost of a Chance where Ash and his friends were in the Burned Tower as they thought it was the Ecruteak City Gym. When Pikachu and Togepi disappeared in a small hole of the Burned Tower, Morty had Gengar round up the Gastly and Haunter in order to find the two.

When Team Rocket ran off with Pikachu and Togepi, Gengar appeared and tripped them with Lick. Gengar then gave chase to Team Rocket. After it knocked Pikachu and Togepi off of Team Rocket’s grasp, the trio sent out their Arbok and Weezing to battle Gengar. Gengar defeated them with Shadow Ball.

In From Ghost to Ghost, Gengar demonstrated to a group of Trainers in the Ecruteak Gym its Confuse Ray attack to show them how to properly fight.

During the Gym battle with Ash, Morty sent Gengar out as his last Pokémon. It fought against Ash's Noctowl. When Noctowl began with Confusion, Gengar countered it with Shadow Ball, which caused an explosion. Gengar used the opportunity to turn invisible. Noctowl was unable to find Gengar as it attacked while invisible. However, Ash told Noctowl to use Confusion on the whole building which revealed Gengar's hiding place. With Gengar visible again, Noctowl used Foresight to identify Gengar and finished it off with Tackle, defeating Morty. This won the match and the Fog Badge for Ash.

Gengar reappeared in a flashback in All That Glitters! where Ash was recalling the time he received the first four badges of Johto.

In For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, Gengar went through the floor of the Tin Tower while Morty called out to it to find the Crystal Bells. Gengar than appeared behind Eusine and played a prank on him which lasted briefly. When Ecruteak City was under attack by angry Bug-type Pokémon and Gligar, Morty had Gengar use Confuse Ray on the Parasect.

Gengar reappeared in another flashback in Bagged Then Tagged! alongside Whitney's Miltank.

Personality and characteristics

Gengar is mostly out of its Poké Ball and hiding in the shadows, always coming out whenever Morty needs it. Gengar was mischievous and loved to play pranks on people, especially those who enter the Burned Tower. It had an ability to turn invisible and reappear elsewhere while the opponent wasn't looking. However, Ash overcame this by having his Noctowl use Confusion on the whole building.

Despite its mischievous nature, Gengar has been shown to be helpful especially with cases with Pokémon or items stolen by Team Rocket.

Moves used

Morty Gengar Shadow Ball.png
Using Shadow Ball
Move First Used In
Lick A Ghost of a Chance
Night Shade A Ghost of a Chance
Shadow Ball A Ghost of a Chance
Confuse Ray From Ghost to Ghost
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Gengar has always been a part of Morty's team in every game he has appeared in.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Spr 2c 094.gif
Types:
Ghost Poison
Held item:
None
Gengar Lv.25
Shadow Ball
Ghost
Mean Look
Normal
Hypnosis
Psychic
Dream Eater
Psychic
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gym battle Rematch
Spr 4h 094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Gengar Lv.25
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Mean Look
Normal Status
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Spr 4h 094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None
Gengar Lv.57
Substitute
Normal Status
Destiny Bond
Ghost Status
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Spr 4h 094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None
Gengar Lv.57
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Pokémon World Tournament
Johto Leaders Tournament Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament Challenge the Champion Lance!
Spr 5b 094.png
Types:
  Ghost     Poison  
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Petaya Berry Sprite.png Petaya Berry
Gengar/ Lv.50
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Spr 5b 094.png
Types:
  Ghost     Poison  
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Wide Lens Sprite.png Wide Lens
Gengar/ Lv.50
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Giga Drain
Grass Special
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Spr 5b 094.png
Types:
  Ghost     Poison  
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Gengar Lv.50
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1 Round 2
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Held item:
Bitter Berry
Gengar Lv.50-100
Shadow Ball
Ghost
Night Shade
Ghost
Psychic
Psychic
Fire Punch
Fire
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Held item:
King's Rock
Gengar Lv.50-100
Confuse Ray
Ghost
Psychic
Psychic
Fire Punch
Fire
Thunderbolt
Electric

In the manga

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Morty’s Gengar in Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Gengar appeared in A Promise Given to Miltank where Morty called it out to stop a Spearow from stealing the satchel that contained Berries collected by Gold.

Moves used

Morty Gengar Mean Look 1 Golden Boys.png
Using Mean Look
Move First Used In
Mean Look A Promise Given to Miltank
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure manga

Morty's Gengar in Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure

Gengar appeared in The Revived Team Rocket!!. Morty sent it out alongside his Haunter to battle Jou's Totodile in the Burned Tower.

After Haunter was defeated, Gengar went up next. Despite putting up a great fight, Gengar was defeated.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Morty's Gengar in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Gengar appeared in The Legendary Ho-Oh!!.

Moves used

Morty Gengar Hypnosis PM.png
Using Hypnosis
Move First Used In
Hypnosis The Legendary Ho-Oh!!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

Morty's Gengar
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Morty's Gengar Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 021/141
 

Related articles

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

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