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'''Gengar''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: '''ゲンガー''' ''Gangar'') is a dual-type {{2t|Ghost|Poison}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} introduced in [[Generation I]].
 
'''Gengar''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: '''ゲンガー''' ''Gangar'') is a dual-type {{2t|Ghost|Poison}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} introduced in [[Generation I]].
   
It [[Evolution|evolves]] from {{p|Haunter}} when [[trade]]d. It is the final form of {{p|Gastly}}. It can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] into '''Mega Gengar''' using the [[Gengarite]].
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It [[Evolution|evolves]] from {{p|Haunter}} when [[trade]]d. It is the final form of {{p|Gastly}}. It can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] into '''Mega Gengar''' using the [[Gengarite]]. It also has a [[Gigantamax]] form.
   
 
==Biology==
 
==Biology==
 
[[File:Morty Gengar.png|thumb|200px|left|[[Morty's Gengar]] floating through the air]]
 
[[File:Morty Gengar.png|thumb|200px|left|[[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.
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Gengar is a dark purple, bipedal Pokémon with a roundish body. It has red eyes, a wide mouth that is usually curled into a sinister grin, and pointed ears. On its back are numerous spikes and it has smaller spikes on top of its head similar to tufty fur. Its arms and legs are short with three digits on both its hands and feet. It also has a stubby tail.
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As Mega Gengar, a portion of its body sinks into the ground and its arms and tail lengthen. The lower portions turn a more reddish purple, and a third eye appears on its forehead. This new unblinking eye is oval, yellow, and allows it to see into other dimensions.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20150329055725/http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-us/pokemon/mega_pokemon/ Pokémon X and Y site | Mega Pokémon (archived)]</ref> The spikes on Mega Gengar's back are more numerous and pointed and additional spikes appear on its hands and tail. Its ears are now considerably longer and tilt backward. Mega Gengar has the ability to access other dimensions and has a vicious nature. It may even curse its own Trainer.
   
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, yellow, and allows it to see into other dimensions.<ref>http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-us/pokemon/mega_pokemon/#Gengar</ref> 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.
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Gengar has the ability to hide perfectly in the shadow of any object, granting it exceptional stealth. However, Gengar's body acts as a {{wp|heat sink}}. Its presence cools the temperature of the surrounding area by nearly 10°F (5°C), because it absorbs the warmth. [[EP023|The anime]] has shown that Gengar can fly and [[SM073|possess people]] and other Pokémon. In the past, {{m|Night Shade}} was its [[signature move]].
   
Gengar has the ability to hide perfectly in the shadow of any object, granting it exceptional stealth. However, Gengar's body acts as a {{wp|heat sink}}. Its presence cools the temperature of the surrounding area by nearly 10&nbsp;°F (5&nbsp;°C), because it absorbs the warmth. In addition, Gengar possesses the [[EP023|ability to fly]] through the air and [[SM073|possess]] people and other Pokémon, as demonstrated in the anime.
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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 {{pkmn|Trainer}} who treats it well. Being the result of an evolution via [[Trade|trading]], Gengar is rarely found in the wild, though they can be found in {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Cave Pokémon|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.
   
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 {{pkmn|Trainer}} who treats it well. Gengar lives in shadows of rooms, {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Cave Pokémon|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.
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Gigantamax Gengar is the only known Pokémon capable of using the exclusive [[G-Max Move]] {{m|G-Max Terror}}.
   
 
==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
 
===In the main series===
 
===In the main series===
[[File:Corey Gengar.png|thumb|250px|left|Gengar in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
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[[File:Acerola Greedy Rapooh.png|thumb|250px|left|Gengar in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
 
[[File:Mega Gengar anime.png|250px|thumb|Mega Gengar in the anime]]
 
[[File:Mega Gengar anime.png|250px|thumb|Mega Gengar in the anime]]
 
[[File:Alva Gengar.png|thumb|250px|{{Shiny}} Gengar in the anime]]
 
[[File:Alva Gengar.png|thumb|250px|{{Shiny}} Gengar in the anime]]
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=====[[Team Meanies]]=====
 
=====[[Team Meanies]]=====
Gengar was the leader of [[Team Meanies]] in ''[[SS019|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!]]''.
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Gengar was the leader of [[Team Meanies]] in ''[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!]]''.
   
 
=====Other=====
 
=====Other=====
{{Ash}} first saw a Gengar in person in [[Lavender Town]] in ''[[EP023|The Tower of Terror]]'' while searching for a {{type|Ghost}} Pokémon to fight [[Sabrina]] with. Due to a close call, Ash got to spend some unexpected time with the ghostly trio, {{p|Gastly}}, {{TP|Sabrina|Haunter}}, and Gengar. It, along with Haunter, seemed to have a fondness for {{wp|Tsukkomi|Japanese stand-up}}, and unsuccessfully attempted to amuse Ash by acting as a pair of performers. It reappeared in a flashback in [[EP024|the following episode]].
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A Gengar appeared in ''[[EP023|The Tower of Terror]]''. {{Ash}} encountered it in [[Lavender Town]] while searching for a {{type|Ghost}} Pokémon to fight [[Sabrina]] with. Due to a close call, Ash got to spend some unexpected time with the ghostly trio, {{p|Gastly}}, {{TP|Sabrina|Haunter}}, and Gengar. It, along with Haunter, seemed to have a fondness for {{wp|Tsukkomi|Japanese stand-up}}, and unsuccessfully attempted to amuse Ash by acting as a pair of performers. It reappeared in a flashback in [[EP024|the following episode]].
   
In ''[[EP072|The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis]]'', a {{pkmn2|giant}} Gengar was awakened near the ancient city of [[Pokémopolis]], where it battled an equally large {{p|Alakazam}}.
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A {{pkmn2|giant}} Gengar appeared in ''[[EP072|The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis]]'', where it was awakened near the ancient city of [[Pokémopolis]]. There, it battled an equally large {{p|Alakazam}}.
   
{{OBP|Drake|Orange League}}, the [[Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader]], used a Gengar in his battle with Ash in ''[[EP111|Hello, Pummelo!]]'' and ''[[EP112|Enter The Dragonite]]''. His Gengar managed to {{status|confusion|confuse}} {{AP|Tauros}} before Ash [[recall]]ed it and instead tried with {{AP|Lapras}}. In the collision between {{m|Night Shade}} and {{m|Ice Beam}}, both Lapras and Gengar [[Fainting|fainted]].
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A Gengar appeared in ''[[EP111|Hello, Pummelo!]]'' and ''[[EP112|Enter The Dragonite]]'', under the ownership of {{OBP|Drake|Orange League}}. He used it in his battle with Ash, where it managed to {{status|confusion|confuse}} {{AP|Tauros}} before Ash [[recall]]ed it and instead tried with {{AP|Lapras}}. As a result of the collision between {{m|Night Shade}} and {{m|Ice Beam}}, both Lapras and Gengar [[Fainting|fainted]].
   
A group of Gengar appeared in ''[[EP121|Illusion Confusion!]]'', along with a group of {{p|Haunter}}. They were causing trouble for Ash and {{ashfr}} while they were wandering through a deep forest, by creating a number of illusions that impeded their progress.
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Multiple Gengar appeared in ''[[EP121|Illusion Confusion!]]'', along with a group of {{p|Haunter}}. They were causing trouble for Ash and {{ashfr}} while they were wandering through a deep forest, by creating a number of illusions that impeded their progress.
   
 
A Gengar appeared in [[PK15]]. It was one of the residents of a spooky house.
 
A Gengar appeared in [[PK15]]. It was one of the residents of a spooky house.
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A Gengar appeared in ''[[XY072|Scary Hospitality!]]'', under the ownership of [[Lon]]. It was used alongside Lon's {{p|Gastly}} and {{p|Haunter}} to scare visitors of the "Scary House". This included Ash, his friends, and later Team Rocket.
 
A Gengar appeared in ''[[XY072|Scary Hospitality!]]'', under the ownership of [[Lon]]. It was used alongside Lon's {{p|Gastly}} and {{p|Haunter}} to scare visitors of the "Scary House". This included Ash, his friends, and later Team Rocket.
   
Three Gengar were used by the ninjas that attacked the [[Ninja Village]] in ''[[XY100|A Festival of Decisions!]]''.
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Three Gengar appeared in ''[[XY100|A Festival of Decisions!]]'', where they were used by the ninjas that attacked the [[Ninja Village]].
   
 
A {{Shiny}} Gengar that can Mega Evolve appeared in ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]'', under the ownership of [[Alva]]. It was his main battling Pokémon. However, it eventually abandoned Alva immediately after the destruction of the Mega Wave crystal that controlled it.
 
A {{Shiny}} Gengar that can Mega Evolve appeared in ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]'', under the ownership of [[Alva]]. It was his main battling Pokémon. However, it eventually abandoned Alva immediately after the destruction of the Mega Wave crystal that controlled it.
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A Gengar appeared in ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'', under the ownership of [[Corey]]. It battled [[Neesha]]'s {{p|Blastoise}}, dodging most of its attacks before ultimately being frozen by its {{m|Ice Beam}}.
 
A Gengar appeared in ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'', under the ownership of [[Corey]]. It battled [[Neesha]]'s {{p|Blastoise}}, dodging most of its attacks before ultimately being frozen by its {{m|Ice Beam}}.
   
A wild Gengar [[nickname]]d "Greedy Rapooh" appeared in ''[[SM073|Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?]]''. When {{TRT}} destroyed a shrine, it went on a rampage, kidnapping [[Acerola]] and stealing people's items all across [[Ula'ula Island]]. It appeared again in [[SM090]], where it joined the rest of Alola in showering {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Necrozma}} with light so it could return to its {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|true form}}.
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A wild {{pkmn2|Totem}}-sized Gengar [[nickname]]d "the Greedy Rapooh" first appeared in ''[[SM073|Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?]]'', where it was accidentally released from a stone it had been sealed in by {{TRT}}, and went on to kidnap [[Acerola]] and steal various items across [[Ula'ula Island]]. It reappeared in ''[[SM090|Securing the Future!]]'', where it joined the rest of [[Alola]] in showering {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Necrozma}} with light so it could return to its {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|true form}}. It reappeared again in ''[[SM131|The Battlefield of Truth and Love!]]'', where Acerola was revealed to have recently caught it. It battled [[Kiawe's Marowak]] at the [[Manalo Conference]], but was eventually defeated by {{m|Shadow Bone}}.
   
 
====Minor appearances====
 
====Minor appearances====
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A Gengar appeared in a fantasy in ''[[EP196|Control Freak!]]''.
 
A Gengar appeared in a fantasy in ''[[EP196|Control Freak!]]''.
   
A Trainer's Gengar appeared in ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]''.
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Two Gengar appeared in ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]''. One was under the ownership of a Trainer, while the other appeared during the movie's intro, which was reused for ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]''.
   
A Gengar was partnered with two [[Team Rocket]] trainees in ''[[SS012|Training Daze]]''.
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A Gengar was partnered with two [[Team Rocket]] trainees in ''[[HS12|Training Daze]]''.
   
 
A Gengar appeared in ''[[AG084|Who's Flying Now?]]'' as one of the Pokémon featured in the [[Fortree City]] Feather Festival.
 
A Gengar appeared in ''[[AG084|Who's Flying Now?]]'' as one of the Pokémon featured in the [[Fortree City]] Feather Festival.
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A Gengar appeared in ''[[DP091|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!]]''.
 
A Gengar appeared in ''[[DP091|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!]]''.
   
A Gengar that can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] into Mega Gengar appeared in ''[[SS029|Mega Evolution Special I]]''.
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A Gengar that can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] into Mega Gengar appeared in the opening of ''[[XYS01|Mega Evolution Special I]]''.
   
 
A Gengar appeared alongside a {{p|Gastly}} and {{p|Haunter}} in ''[[SM003|Loading the Dex!]]'', during a fantasy that {{MTR}} had after an encounter with a {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}}. They pretended to be a {{p|Lopunny}}, {{p|Glaceon}}, and {{p|Gardevoir}}.
 
A Gengar appeared alongside a {{p|Gastly}} and {{p|Haunter}} in ''[[SM003|Loading the Dex!]]'', during a fantasy that {{MTR}} had after an encounter with a {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}}. They pretended to be a {{p|Lopunny}}, {{p|Glaceon}}, and {{p|Gardevoir}}.
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A Trainer's Gengar appeared in ''[[SM081|A Young Royal Flame Ignites!]]''.
 
A Trainer's Gengar appeared in ''[[SM081|A Young Royal Flame Ignites!]]''.
   
A Trainer's Gengar appeared in [[SM092]].
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A Trainer's Gengar appeared in ''[[SM092|Turning the Other Mask!]]''.
   
 
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{{Animedexbody|EP072|Gengar|Ash's Pokédex|Gengar, a Shadow Pokémon. The evolved form of {{p|Haunter}}. Details about this Pokémon are unknown.}}
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===In Pokémon Origins===
 
===In Pokémon Origins===
 
====[[Agatha's Gengar]]====
 
====[[Agatha's Gengar]]====
[[Agatha]] used a Gengar against {{OBP|Red|Origins}}'s {{p|Dodrio}} in ''[[PO04|File 4: Charizard]]'' and lost.
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[[Agatha]] used a Gengar during a battle against {{OBP|Red|Origins}} in ''[[PO04|File 4: Charizard]]''. It went up against Red's {{p|Dodrio}} and lost.
   
 
====Other====
 
====Other====
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==In the manga==
 
==In the manga==
 
[[File:X Garma.png|thumb|200px|Gengar in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
 
[[File:X Garma.png|thumb|200px|Gengar in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
[[File:X Garma Mega Gengar.png|thumb|200px|Mega Gengar in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
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[[File:X Garma Mega Gengar.png|thumb|200px|Mega Gengar in Pokémon Adventures]]
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===In the Ash & Pikachu manga===
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A Gengar appeared in ''[[SP03|Treasure Hunting?! Try The Maze!]]''.
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===In the Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga===
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A Gengar appeared in ''[[PRV3|Team Dim Sun]]'' as one of the Pokémon [[Heath]] controlled.
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===In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga===
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A Gengar appeared in ''[[PPP01|How Do You Do, Pikachu?]]''.
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A Gengar appeared in ''[[PPPB02|Wh-Who's Sc-Scared?!]]''.
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===In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga===
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{{main|Morty's Gengar}}
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[[Morty]] owns a Gengar, which first appeared in [[JBA2]]. It reappeared in a flashback in [[JBA5]].
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===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
 
{{main|Agatha's Gengar#In the Pokémon Adventures manga|Agatha's Gengar}}
 
{{main|Agatha's Gengar#In the Pokémon Adventures manga|Agatha's Gengar}}
 
Gengar first appeared in ''[[PS026|Holy Moltres]]'', under the ownership of a {{tc|Team Rocket Grunt}}. It was used to battle Blaine's Arcanine and Rapidash, and almost attacked {{adv|Red}}.
 
Gengar first appeared in ''[[PS026|Holy Moltres]]'', under the ownership of a {{tc|Team Rocket Grunt}}. It was used to battle Blaine's Arcanine and Rapidash, and almost attacked {{adv|Red}}.
   
In [[Pokémon Adventures]], [[Agatha]] has two Gengar on her [[Party|team]], and many in her {{type|Ghost}} army. Her first one and her Ghost army first appeared in ''[[PS050|Lapras Lazily]]''. One of them was used to attack {{adv|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 {{p|Arbok}} bit off his own, distracting it long enough for [[Blue's Porygon]] to deal the finishing blow.
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[[Agatha]] has two Gengar on her [[Party|team]], and many in her {{type|Ghost}} army. Her first one and her Ghost army first appeared in ''[[PS050|Lapras Lazily]]''. One of them was used to attack {{adv|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 {{p|Arbok}} bit off his own, distracting it long enough for [[Blue's Porygon]] to deal the finishing blow.
   
 
A Gengar appeared in ''[[PS179|The Last Battle XIII]]'' as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in [[Ilex Forest]].
 
A Gengar appeared in ''[[PS179|The Last Battle XIII]]'' as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in [[Ilex Forest]].
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In ''[[PAXY19|Tying Trevenant]]'', a Gengar belonging to [[Gurkinn]] appeared, stopping [[Celosia]]'s {{p|Aegislash}} from killing {{adv|X}}. He helped battle [[Team Flare]] to stop them from obtaining the tree form of {{p|Xerneas}} and was later given to X, where he was [[nickname]]d [[Garma]]. He can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] into Mega Gengar.
 
In ''[[PAXY19|Tying Trevenant]]'', a Gengar belonging to [[Gurkinn]] appeared, stopping [[Celosia]]'s {{p|Aegislash}} from killing {{adv|X}}. He helped battle [[Team Flare]] to stop them from obtaining the tree form of {{p|Xerneas}} and was later given to X, where he was [[nickname]]d [[Garma]]. He can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] into Mega Gengar.
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===In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga===
 
===In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga===
 
{{main|Morty's Gengar}}
 
{{main|Morty's Gengar}}
 
In ''[[GB13|A Promise Given to Miltank]]'', Morty called out Gengar to stop a {{p|Spearow}} from stealing the satchel that contained Berries collected by {{GnB|Gold}}.
 
In ''[[GB13|A Promise Given to Miltank]]'', Morty called out Gengar to stop a {{p|Spearow}} from stealing the satchel that contained Berries collected by {{GnB|Gold}}.
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A Gengar appeared in [[GDZ31]], under the ownership of [[Rei]].
   
 
===In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga===
 
===In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga===
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A Gengar was seen under the ownership of [[Karen]] in ''[[PM106|A Challenge to the Elite Four!]]''.
 
A Gengar was seen under the ownership of [[Karen]] in ''[[PM106|A Challenge to the Elite Four!]]''.
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A Gengar appeared in [[PMDP16]].
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A Gengar appeared in [[PMDP60]], under the ownership of [[Charon]].
   
 
===In the Pokémon Zensho manga===
 
===In the Pokémon Zensho manga===
 
{{main|Agatha's Gengar#In the Pokémon Zensho manga|Agatha's Gengar}}
 
{{main|Agatha's Gengar#In the Pokémon Zensho manga|Agatha's Gengar}}
 
[[Agatha]]'s Gengar went up against {{Zensho|Satoshi}}'s {{p|Alakazam}} and lost in ''[[PZ10|Indigo Plateau]]''.
 
[[Agatha]]'s Gengar went up against {{Zensho|Satoshi}}'s {{p|Alakazam}} and lost in ''[[PZ10|Indigo Plateau]]''.
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==In the TCG==
 
==In the TCG==
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===[[Pokkén Tournament]]===
 
===[[Pokkén Tournament]]===
 
Gengar is a playable character in the arcade fighting game. Moves it can use include {{m|Shadow Ball}}, {{m|Hypnosis}}, {{m|Shadow Punch}}, and {{m|Curse}}. Upon entering Burst form, it Mega Evolves and can use the Burst Attack Shadow Drop.
 
Gengar is a playable character in the arcade fighting game. Moves it can use include {{m|Shadow Ball}}, {{m|Hypnosis}}, {{m|Shadow Punch}}, and {{m|Curse}}. Upon entering Burst form, it Mega Evolves and can use the Burst Attack Shadow Drop.
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A Gengar appears in the game.
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Multiple Gengar appeared in ''{{mov|Detective Pikachu}}''. One of them was seen in an illegal fight club battle against a {{p|Blastoise}}, where it won.
   
 
==Game data==
 
==Game data==
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====Gengar====
 
====Gengar====
 
{{Dex/Header|type=Ghost|type2=Poison}}
 
{{Dex/Header|type=Ghost|type2=Poison}}
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{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=I|reg1=Kanto|num1=094}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Red|v2=Blue|t2=FFF|entry=Under a full moon, this Pokémon likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Red|v2=Blue|t2=FFF|entry=Under a full moon, this Pokémon likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Yellow|entry=A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Yellow|entry=A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.}}
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{{Dex/Gen|gen=II}}
+
{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=II|reg1=Johto|num1=060}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Gold|entry=It steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a Gengar appeared.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Gold|entry=It steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a Gengar appeared.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Silver|entry=To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Silver|entry=To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.}}
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|}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
{{Dex/Gen|gen=III}}
+
{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=III|reg1=Hoenn|reg2=Kanto|num2=094}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Ruby|v2=Sapphire|t=FFF|t2=FFF|entry=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.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Ruby|v2=Sapphire|t=FFF|t2=FFF|entry=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.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Emerald|t=FFF|entry=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.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Emerald|t=FFF|entry=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.}}
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|}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
{{Dex/Gen|gen=IV}}
+
{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=IV|reg1=Sinnoh|num1=071|reg2=Johto|num2=060}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Diamond|entry=It hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by {{tt|nearly 10 degrees F|5°C}}.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Diamond|entry=It hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by {{tt|nearly 10 degrees F|5°C}}.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Pearl|entry=Lurking in the shadowy corners of rooms, it awaits chances to steal its prey's life force.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Pearl|entry=Lurking in the shadowy corners of rooms, it awaits chances to steal its prey's life force.}}
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|}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
{{Dex/Gen|gen=V}}
+
{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=V|reg1=Unova}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black|v2=White|t=FFF|entry=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black|v2=White|t=FFF|entry=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|entry=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|entry=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.}}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
{{Dex/Gen|gen=VI}}
+
{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VI|reg1=Kalos|num1=032|label1=Mountain|reg2=Hoenn}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=It hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by {{tt|nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit|5 degrees Celsius}}.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=It hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by {{tt|nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit|5 degrees Celsius}}.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=Hiding in people's shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=Hiding in people's shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.}}
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|}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
{{Dex/Gen|gen=VII}}
+
{{Dex/Gen/3|gen=VII|reg1=Alola|num1=063|label1={{gameabbrev7|SM}}:|reg2=Alola|num2=075|label2={{gameabbrev7|USUM}}:|reg3=Kanto|num3=094}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sun|entry=Should you feel yourself attacked by a sudden chill, it is evidence of an approaching Gengar. There is no escaping it. Give up.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sun|entry=Should you feel yourself attacked by a sudden chill, it is evidence of an approaching Gengar. There is no escaping it. Give up.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Moon|entry=It apparently wishes for a traveling companion. Since it was once human itself, it tries to create one by taking the lives of other humans.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Moon|entry=It apparently wishes for a traveling companion. Since it was once human itself, it tries to create one by taking the lives of other humans.}}
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ultra Moon|entry=Even your home isn't safe. Gengar will lurk in whatever dark corner of a room it can find and wait for its chance to catch its prey.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ultra Moon|entry=Even your home isn't safe. Gengar will lurk in whatever dark corner of a room it can find and wait for its chance to catch its prey.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Let's Go Pikachu|v2=Let's Go Eevee|entry=A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Let's Go Pikachu|v2=Let's Go Eevee|entry=A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=VIII|reg1=Galar|num1=143}}
  +
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sword|entry=On the night of a full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be Gengar's doing.}}
  +
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Shield|entry=It is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains.}}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
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{{Dex/Header|type=Ghost|type2=Poison}}
 
{{Dex/Header|type=Ghost|type2=Poison}}
 
{{Dex/NA|gen=VI}}
 
{{Dex/NA|gen=VI}}
{{Dex/Gen|gen=VII}}
+
{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VI|reg1=Kalos|num1=032|label1=Mountain|reg2=Hoenn}}
  +
{{Template:Dex/NE|[[Generation VI]]}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Dex/Gen/3|gen=VII|reg1=Alola|num1=063|label1={{gameabbrev7|SM}}:|reg2=Alola|num2=075|label2={{gameabbrev7|USUM}}:|reg3=Kanto|num3=094}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sun|entry=Gengar's relationships are warped. It has no interest in opponents unless it perceives them as prey.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sun|entry=Gengar's relationships are warped. It has no interest in opponents unless it perceives them as prey.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Moon|entry=The energy of Mega Evolution awakened it. It sinks into another dimension, where it keeps a patient watch for its chance to attack.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Moon|entry=The energy of Mega Evolution awakened it. It sinks into another dimension, where it keeps a patient watch for its chance to attack.}}
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ultra Moon|entry=Mega Evolution has made it possible for Gengar to access other dimensions. Its entire body is brimming with strange power.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ultra Moon|entry=Mega Evolution has made it possible for Gengar to access other dimensions. Its entire body is brimming with strange power.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Let's Go Pikachu|v2=Let's Go Eevee|entry=It can pass through other dimensions and can appear anywhere. It caused a stir one time when it stuck just one leg out of a wall.}}
 
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Let's Go Pikachu|v2=Let's Go Eevee|entry=It can pass through other dimensions and can appear anywhere. It caused a stir one time when it stuck just one leg out of a wall.}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Dex/Footer}}
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  +
====Gigantamax Gengar====
  +
{{Dex/Header|type=Ghost|type2=Poison}}
  +
{{Dex/NA|gen=VIII}}
  +
{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=VIII|reg1=Galar|num1=143}}
  +
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sword|entry=Rumor has it that its gigantic mouth leads not into its body, filled with cursed energy, but instead directly to the afterlife.}}
  +
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Shield|entry=It lays traps, hoping to steal the lives of those it catches. If you stand in front of its mouth, you'll hear your loved ones' voices calling out to you.}}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
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|}
 
|}
 
{{Availability/Footer}}
 
{{Availability/Footer}}
 
   
 
====In side games====
 
====In side games====
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{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Rumble World|color={{fire color}}|area=[[Starlight Islands#Halloween Village|Starlight Islands: Halloween Village]] <small>(Back Boss)</small>}}
 
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Rumble World|color={{fire color}}|area=[[Starlight Islands#Halloween Village|Starlight Islands: Halloween Village]] <small>(Back Boss)</small>}}
 
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Picross|color={{skill color light}}|area=[[Pokémon Picross Stages#Area 08|Area 08: Stage 06]]}}
 
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Picross|color={{skill color light}}|area=[[Pokémon Picross Stages#Area 08|Area 08: Stage 06]]}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Availability/Gen|gen=VII}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Masters|color={{orange color}}|area=[[Sync pair|Sync Pair]] Scout ([[Agatha]]'s)}}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
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|SpDef=75
 
|SpDef=75
 
|Special=130
 
|Special=130
|Speed=110}}
+
|Speed=110
  +
}}
   
 
=====Mega Gengar=====
 
=====Mega Gengar=====
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|SpAtk=170
 
|SpAtk=170
 
|SpDef=95
 
|SpDef=95
|Speed=130}}
+
|Speed=130
  +
}}
   
 
====Pokéathlon stats====
 
====Pokéathlon stats====
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|StaminaMax=4
 
|StaminaMax=4
 
|Jump=2
 
|Jump=2
|JumpMax=3}}
+
|JumpMax=3
  +
}}
   
 
===Type effectiveness===
 
===Type effectiveness===
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|gen1poison=yes
 
|gen1poison=yes
 
|oldbug=1}}
 
|oldbug=1}}
  +
  +
* In addition, Mega Gengar is immune to the move {{m|Telekinesis}}.
   
 
===Learnset===
 
===Learnset===
 
====By [[Level|leveling up]]====
 
====By [[Level|leveling up]]====
{{learnlist/levelh/7|Gengar|Ghost|Poison|1}}
+
{{learnlist/levelh/8|Gengar|Ghost|Poison|1}}
{{learnlist/level7|1|Shadow Punch|Ghost|Physical|60|—|20||'''}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|1|Shadow Punch|Ghost|Physical|60|—|20||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|1|Hypnosis|Psychic|Status|—|60|20}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|1|Perish Song|Normal|Status|—||5}}
{{learnlist/level7|1|Lick|Ghost|Physical|30|100|30||'''}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|1|Reflect Type|Normal|Status|||15}}
{{learnlist/level7|1|Spite|Ghost|Status||100|10}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|1|Lick|Ghost|Physical|30|100|30||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|{{tt|Evo.|Learned upon evolving}}|Shadow Punch|Ghost|Physical|60|—|20||'''}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|1|Confuse Ray|Ghost|Status|—|100|10}}
{{learnlist/level7|5|Spite|Ghost|Status|—|100|10}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|1|Hypnosis|Psychic|Status|—|60|20}}
{{learnlist/level7|8|Mean Look|Normal|Status|—|—|5}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|1|Mean Look|Normal|Status|—|—|5}}
{{learnlist/level7|12|Curse|Ghost|Status|||10}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|12|Payback|Dark|Physical|50|100|10}}
{{learnlist/level7|15|Night Shade|Ghost|Special|—|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|16|Spite|Ghost|Status|—|100|10}}
{{learnlist/level7|19|Confuse Ray|Ghost|Status|—|100|10}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|20|Curse|Ghost|Status|—||10}}
{{learnlist/level7|22|Sucker Punch|Dark|Physical|70|100|5}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|24|Hex|Ghost|Special|65|100|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|28|Payback|Dark|Physical|50|100|10}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|30|Night Shade|Ghost|Special||100|15}}
{{learnlist/level7|33|Shadow Ball|Ghost|Special|80|100|15||'''}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|36|Sucker Punch|Dark|Physical|70|100|5}}
{{learnlist/level7|39|Dream Eater|Psychic|Special|100|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|42|Dark Pulse|Dark|Special|80|100|15}}
{{learnlist/level7|44|Dark Pulse|Dark|Special|80|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|48|Shadow Ball|Ghost|Special|80|100|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|50|Destiny Bond|Ghost|Status|—|—|5}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|54|Destiny Bond|Ghost|Status|—|—|5}}
{{learnlist/level7|55|Hex|Ghost|Special|65|100|10||'''}}
+
{{learnlist/level8|60|Dream Eater|Psychic|Special|100|100|15}}
{{learnlist/level7|61|Nightmare|Ghost|Status|—|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/levelf/8|Gengar|Ghost|Poison|1}}
{{learnlist/levelf/7|Gengar|Ghost|Poison|1}}
 
   
====By [[TM]]/[[HM]]====
+
====By [[TM]]/[[TR]]====
{{learnlist/tmh/7|Gengar|Ghost|Poison|1}}
+
{{learnlist/tmh/8|Gengar|Ghost|Poison|1}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM06|Toxic|Poison|Status||90|10}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM00|Mega Punch|Normal|Physical|80|85|20}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM09|Venoshock|Poison|Special|65|100|10||'''}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM01|Mega Kick|Normal|Physical|120|75|5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM10|Hidden Power|Normal|Special|60|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM03|Fire Punch|Fire|Physical|75|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM11|Sunny Day|Fire|Status|||5}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM04|Ice Punch|Ice|Physical|75|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM12|Taunt|Dark|Status||100|20}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM05|Thunder Punch|Electric|Physical|75|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM15|Hyper Beam|Normal|Special|150|90|5}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM08|Hyper Beam|Normal|Special|150|90|5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM17|Protect|Normal|Status|||10}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM09|Giga Impact|Normal|Physical|150|90|5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM18|Rain Dance|Water|Status|||5}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM20|Self-Destruct|Normal|Physical|200|100|5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM21|Frustration|Normal|Physical|—|100|20}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM21|Rest|Psychic|Status|—||10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM24|Thunderbolt|Electric|Special|90|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM23|Thief|Dark|Physical|60|100|25}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM25|Thunder|Electric|Special|110|70|10}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM24|Snore|Normal|Special|50|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM27|Return|Normal|Physical|—|100|20}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM25|Protect|Normal|Status|—||10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM29|Psychic|Psychic|Special|90|100|10}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM26|Scary Face|Normal|Status||100|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM30|Shadow Ball|Ghost|Special|80|100|15||'''}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM27|Icy Wind|Ice|Special|55|95|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM31|Brick Break|Fighting|Physical|75|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM28|Giga Drain|Grass|Special|75|100|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM32|Double Team|Normal|Status|—||15}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM31|Attract|Normal|Status|—|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM36|Sludge Bomb|Poison|Special|90|100|10||'''}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM33|Rain Dance|Water|Status|||5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM41|Torment|Dark|Status|—|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM34|Sunny Day|Fire|Status|—||5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM42|Facade|Normal|Physical|70|100|20}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM38|Will-O-Wisp|Fire|Status||85|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM44|Rest|Psychic|Status|||10}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM39|Facade|Normal|Physical|70|100|20}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM45|Attract|Normal|Status||100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM43|Brick Break|Fighting|Physical|75|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM46|Thief|Dark|Physical|60|100|25}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM44|Imprison|Psychic|Status|||10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM48|Round|Normal|Special|60|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM57|Payback|Dark|Physical|50|100|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM52|Focus Blast|Fighting|Special|120|70|5}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM59|Fling|Dark|Physical||100|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM53|Energy Ball|Grass|Special|90|100|10}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM63|Drain Punch|Fighting|Physical|75|100|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM56|Fling|Dark|Physical||100|10}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM65|Shadow Claw|Ghost|Physical|70|100|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM61|Will-O-Wisp|Fire|Status|—|85|15}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM70|Trick Room|Psychic|Status|—||5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM63|Embargo|Dark|Status|—|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM71|Wonder Room|Psychic|Status|—||10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM64|Explosion|Normal|Physical|250|100|5}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM74|Venoshock|Poison|Special|65|100|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM65|Shadow Claw|Ghost|Physical|70|100|15||'''}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM76|Round|Normal|Special|60|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM66|Payback|Dark|Physical|50|100|10}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM77|Hex|Ghost|Special|65|100|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM68|Giga Impact|Normal|Physical|150|90|5}}
+
{{learnlist/tm8|TM86|Phantom Force|Ghost|Physical|90|100|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM77|Psych Up|Normal|Status|||10}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR01|Body Slam|Normal|Physical|85|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM83|Infestation|Bug|Special|20|100|20}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR08|Thunderbolt|Electric|Special|90|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM84|Poison Jab|Poison|Physical|80|100|20||'''}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR09|Thunder|Electric|Special|110|70|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM85|Dream Eater|Psychic|Special|100|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR11|Psychic|Psychic|Special|90|100|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM87|Swagger|Normal|Status|—|85|15}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR14|Metronome|Normal|Status|—||10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM88|Sleep Talk|Normal|Status|—|—|10}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR20|Substitute|Normal|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM90|Substitute|Normal|Status|||10}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR22|Sludge Bomb|Poison|Special|90|100|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM92|Trick Room|Psychic|Status|—|—|5}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR26|Endure|Normal|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM97|Dark Pulse|Dark|Special|80|100|15}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR27|Sleep Talk|Normal|Status|||10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM99|Dazzling Gleam|Fairy|Special|80|100|10}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR30|Encore|Normal|Status||100|5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM100|Confide|Normal|Status|||20}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR33|Shadow Ball|Ghost|Special|80|100|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/tmf/7|Gengar|Ghost|Poison|1}}
+
{{learnlist/tr|TR35|Uproar|Normal|Special|90|100|10}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR37|Taunt|Dark|Status|—|100|20}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR38|Trick|Psychic|Status|—|100|10}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR40|Skill Swap|Psychic|Status|—|—|10}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR57|Poison Jab|Poison|Physical|80|100|20||'''}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR58|Dark Pulse|Dark|Special|80|100|15}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR64|Focus Blast|Fighting|Special|120|70|5}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR65|Energy Ball|Grass|Special|90|100|10}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR68|Nasty Plot|Dark|Status|—|—|20}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR78|Sludge Wave|Poison|Special|95|100|10||'''}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR81|Foul Play|Dark|Physical|95|100|15}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR83|Ally Switch|Psychic|Status|—|—|15}}
  +
{{learnlist/tr|TR92|Dazzling Gleam|Fairy|Special|80|100|10}}
  +
{{learnlist/tmf/8|Gengar|Ghost|Poison|1}}
   
 
====By {{pkmn|breeding}}====
 
====By {{pkmn|breeding}}====
{{learnlist/breedh/7|Gengar|Ghost|Poison|2}}
+
{{learnlist/breedh/8|Gengar|Ghost|Poison|2}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|200|Misdreavus}}{{MSP|429|Mismagius}}{{MSP|355|Duskull}}{{MSP|356|Dusclops}}{{MSP|477|Dusknoir}}{{MSP|358|Chimecho}}<br>{{MSP|425|Drifloon}}{{MSP|426|Drifblim}}{{MSP|562|Yamask}}{{MSP|563|Cofagrigus}}{{MSP|607|Litwick}}{{MSP|608|Lampent}}<br>{{MSP|708|Phantump}}{{MSP|709|Trevenant}}{{MSP|710|Pumpkaboo}}{{MSP|711|Gourgeist}}{{MSP|769|Sandygast}}{{MSP|770|Palossand}}<br>{{MSP|778|Mimikyu}}|Astonish|Ghost|Physical|30|100|15||'''}}
+
{{learnlist/breed8|<!--{{MSP|200|Misdreavus}}{{MSP|429|Mismagius}}{{MSP|355|Duskull}}{{MSP|356|Dusclops}}{{MSP|477|Dusknoir}}{{MSP|358|Chimecho}}<br>{{MSP|425|Drifloon}}{{MSP|426|Drifblim}}{{MSP|562|Yamask}}{{MSP|563|Cofagrigus}}{{MSP|607|Litwick}}{{MSP|608|Lampent}}<br>{{MSP|708|Phantump}}{{MSP|709|Trevenant}}{{MSP|710|Pumpkaboo}}{{MSP|711|Gourgeist}}{{MSP|769|Sandygast}}{{MSP|770|Palossand}}<br>{{MSP|778|Mimikyu}}-->|Astonish|Ghost|Physical|30|100|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|109|Koffing}}{{MSP|110|Weezing}}{{MSP|218|Slugma}}{{MSP|219|Magcargo}}|Clear Smog|Poison|Special|50|—|15||'''}}
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{{learnlist/breed8|<!--{{MSP|109|Koffing}}{{MSP|110|Weezing}}{{MSP|218|Slugma}}{{MSP|219|Magcargo}}-->|Clear Smog|Poison|Special|50|—|15||'''}}
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* Gengar is the favorite Pokémon of [[Ken Sugimori]].
 
* Gengar is the favorite Pokémon of [[Ken Sugimori]].
 
* In the [[Pokémon Red and Green beta|Pokémon Red and Blue beta]], Gengar was originally known as "Phantom".
 
* In the [[Pokémon Red and Green beta|Pokémon Red and Blue beta]], Gengar was originally known as "Phantom".
* Gengar, along with {{p|Nidorino}}, with whom it battles in the beginning of [[Pokémon Red and Blue Versions|Pokémon Red, Blue]], [[Pokémon Red and Green Versions|Green]], [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions|FireRed, and LeafGreen]], originate from the ''[[Capsule Monsters]]'' manga, the precursor to the Pokémon franchise.
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** Gengar and {{p|Nidorino}} are also the very first Pokémon to appear in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
 
* In {{g|X and Y}}, Gengar is the only Pokémon with the Ability Levitate that is not eligible for [[Sky Battle]]s.
 
* In {{g|X and Y}}, Gengar is the only Pokémon with the Ability Levitate that is not eligible for [[Sky Battle]]s.
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====Name origin====
 
====Name origin====

Latest revision as of 12:03, 22 November 2019

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Haunter #093: Haunter
Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Gengar (disambiguation).
Gengar
Shadow Pokémon
ゲンガー
Gangar
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Gengar
Gengar
Mega Gengar
Mega Gengar
Gigantamax Gengar
Gigantamax Gengar



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Type
Ghost Poison
Unknown Unknown
Mega Gengar
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Gengar
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Cursed Body
Gengar
Cacophony
Mega Gengar
Cacophony
Gigantamax Gengar
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Shadow Tag
Mega Gengar
Cacophony
Gigantamax Gengar
Levitate
Gengar Gen. III-VI
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Gengar
4'07" 1.4 m
Mega Gengar
65'07"+ 20.0+ m
Gigantamax Gengar
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg
Gengar
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg
Mega Gengar
 ??? lbs.  ??? kg
Gigantamax Gengar
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Gengarite
Base experience yield
190
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
225
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Gengar
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Gengar
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
Gigantamax Gengar
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Mega Gengar
Footprint
F094.png None.png
Mega Gengar
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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Gengar (Japanese: ゲンガー Gangar) is a dual-type Ghost/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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

Contents

Biology

Morty's Gengar floating through the air

Gengar is a dark purple, bipedal Pokémon with a roundish body. It has red eyes, a wide mouth that is usually curled into a sinister grin, and pointed ears. On its back are numerous spikes and it has smaller spikes on top of its head similar to tufty fur. 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 and its arms and tail lengthen. The lower portions turn a more reddish purple, and a third eye appears on its forehead. This new unblinking eye is oval, yellow, and allows it to see into other dimensions.[1] The spikes on Mega Gengar's back are more numerous and pointed and additional spikes appear on its hands and tail. Its ears are now considerably longer and tilt backward. Mega Gengar has the ability to access other dimensions and has a vicious nature. It may even curse its own Trainer.

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 (5°C), because it absorbs the warmth. The anime has shown that Gengar can fly and possess people and other Pokémon. In the past, Night Shade was its signature move.

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. Being the result of an evolution via trading, Gengar is rarely found in the wild, though they can be found in 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.

Gigantamax Gengar is the only known Pokémon capable of using the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Terror.

In the anime

In the main series

Gengar in the anime
Mega Gengar in the anime
Shiny Gengar in the anime
Shiny Mega Gengar in the anime

Major appearances

Morty's Gengar

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!. It was seen outside of its Poké Ball.

Agatha's Gengar

Agatha used a Gengar to battle Ash's Pikachu in The Scheme Team. The Ghost Pokémon defeated Pikachu with a combination of Hypnosis and Dream Eater.

Team Meanies

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

Other

A Gengar appeared in The Tower of Terror. Ash encountered it in Lavender Town 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 unsuccessfully attempted to amuse Ash by acting as a pair of performers. It reappeared in a flashback in the following episode.

A giant Gengar appeared in The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis, where it was awakened near the ancient city of Pokémopolis. There, it battled an equally large Alakazam.

A Gengar appeared in Hello, Pummelo! and Enter The Dragonite, under the ownership of Drake. He used it in his battle with Ash, where it managed to confuse Tauros before Ash recalled it and instead tried with Lapras. As a result of the collision between Night Shade and Ice Beam, both Lapras and Gengar fainted.

Multiple Gengar appeared in Illusion Confusion!, along with a group of Haunter. They were causing trouble for Ash and his friends while they were wandering through a deep forest, by creating a number of illusions that impeded their progress.

A Gengar appeared in PK15. It was one of the residents of a spooky house.

A Gengar appeared in a flashback in Playing the Leveling Field!, under the ownership of Fantina. Gengar physically reappeared in A Shield with a Twist, where it was used in the Gym battle against Ash; it was defeated by Buizel.

Three Gengar appeared in Celebrating the Hero's Comet! as some of the episode's antagonists. They were residents of an unnamed island in the Decolore Islands.

A Gengar appeared in Scary Hospitality!, under the ownership of Lon. It was used alongside Lon's Gastly and Haunter to scare visitors of the "Scary House". This included Ash, his friends, and later Team Rocket.

Three Gengar appeared in A Festival of Decisions!, where they were used by the ninjas that attacked the Ninja Village.

A Shiny Gengar that can Mega Evolve appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, under the ownership of Alva. It was his main battling Pokémon. However, it eventually abandoned Alva immediately after the destruction of the Mega Wave crystal that controlled it.

A Gengar appeared in I Choose You!, under the ownership of Corey. It battled Neesha's Blastoise, dodging most of its attacks before ultimately being frozen by its Ice Beam.

A wild Totem-sized Gengar nicknamed "the Greedy Rapooh" first appeared in Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?, where it was accidentally released from a stone it had been sealed in by Team Rocket, and went on to kidnap Acerola and steal various items across Ula'ula Island. It reappeared in Securing the Future!, where it joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form. It reappeared again in The Battlefield of Truth and Love!, where Acerola was revealed to have recently caught it. It battled Kiawe's Marowak at the Manalo Conference, but was eventually defeated by Shadow Bone.

Minor appearances

Gengar debuted in the opening scene of the first episode, Pokémon - I Choose You!, where it and a Nidorino battled in a colosseum on TV as a reference to the original Pokémon Red and Green games. Thus, Gengar and Nidorino were the very first Pokémon to be seen in the anime, not counting the intro.

A Gengar appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Trainer's Gengar appeared in Wired for Battle! as an image that came up in Shingo's laptop.

A Gengar appeared in Beauty and the Breeder, under the ownership of a Pokémon Breeder participating in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Gengar appeared in Brock's fantasy in UnBEARable.

A Gengar appeared in a fantasy in Control Freak!.

Two Gengar appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest. One was under the ownership of a Trainer, while the other appeared during the movie's intro, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

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

A Gengar appeared in Who's Flying Now? as one of the Pokémon featured in the Fortree City Feather Festival.

A Gengar appeared in Ghoul Daze!.

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

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

A Gengar appeared alongside a Gastly and Haunter in Loading the Dex!, during a fantasy that Meowth had after an encounter with a Mimikyu. They pretended to be a Lopunny, Glaceon, and Gardevoir.

A Trainer's Gengar appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

A Gengar appeared in a photo taken by Rotom in Alola, Kanto!.

A Trainer's Gengar appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

A Trainer's Gengar appeared in Turning the Other Mask!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP023 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar. No information available.
EP072 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar, a 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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY072 Gengar Serena's Pokédex Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon and the evolved form of Haunter. Gengar is happy when it scares people, smiling wickedly in the dark.
This concludes the entries from the XY series.

In Pokémon Origins

Agatha's Gengar

Agatha used a Gengar during a battle against Red in File 4: Charizard. It went up against Red's Dodrio and lost.

Other

A Gengar appeared in File 1: Red, battling a Nidorino.

Red's Gengar evolved from a Haunter sometime before File 4: Charizard.

In Pokémon Generations

Agatha's Gengar

Agatha used a Gengar against Blue's Rhydon in The Challenger, but it lost off-screen.

Other

A Gengar appeared in the game intro-like opening sequence for The Adventure, where it was battling a Nidorino.

In the manga

Mega Gengar in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

A Gengar appeared in Treasure Hunting?! Try The Maze!.

In the Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga

A Gengar appeared in Team Dim Sun as one of the Pokémon Heath controlled.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

A Gengar appeared in How Do You Do, Pikachu?.

A Gengar appeared in Wh-Who's Sc-Scared?!.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga

Main article: Morty's Gengar

Morty owns a Gengar, which first appeared in JBA2. It reappeared in a flashback in JBA5.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Agatha's Gengar

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

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, distracting it long enough for Blue's Porygon to deal the finishing blow.

A Gengar appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Gengar was seen in Return to Pallet Town. It was used by a kid from Pallet Town in an attempt to catch a Nidorino, thus replicating the opening sequence of the Generation I video games and their remakes.

In Tying Trevenant, a Gengar belonging to Gurkinn appeared, stopping Celosia's Aegislash from killing X. He helped battle Team Flare to stop them from obtaining the tree form of Xerneas and was later given to X, where he was nicknamed Garma. He can Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar.

Pokédex entries

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

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Main article: Morty's Gengar

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 Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Gengar appeared in GDZ31, under the ownership of Rei.

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

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

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Agatha's Gengar
Main article: Morty'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?!.

Morty's Gengar appeared in The Legendary Ho-Oh!!.

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

A Gengar appeared in PMDP16.

A Gengar appeared in PMDP60, under the ownership of Charon.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Agatha's Gengar

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

In the TCG

Main article: Gengar (TCG)

Other appearances

Gengar in Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament

Gengar is a playable character in the arcade fighting game. Moves it can use include Shadow Ball, Hypnosis, Shadow Punch, and Curse. Upon entering Burst form, it Mega Evolves and can use the Burst Attack Shadow Drop.

Detective Pikachu (game)

A Gengar appears in the game.

Detective Pikachu (movie)

Multiple Gengar appeared in Detective Pikachu. One of them was seen in an illegal fight club battle against a Blastoise, where it won.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: A Gengar appears in a bonus stage accessible from the Red Table. Once the player has knocked out the three Gastly and the pair of Haunter, a Gengar then appears and must be defeated to win.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team: Gengar is the leader of Team Meanies. While often accompanied by Ekans and Medicham, Gengar will often act alone and spends much of the game causing trouble, even convincing the village to exile the hero, blaming him or her for the natural disasters. However, it is later revealed that he is the cursed human. After Rayquaza destroys the star heading for the world, Gengar will post a request, asking to visit Ninetales in the hopes of bringing back Gardevoir. While she is rescued, she has no recollection of her times with her trainer, but Gengar is still satisfied to see her safe and leaves.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Gengar appears as a recruitable character and asks the player to deliver a letter to Banette. As he is connected to Team Charm's Gardevoir, it is implied that he is the same aforementioned Gengar from Red and Blue Rescue Team, and that Team Charm's Gardevoir is the same one

Pokédex entries

Gengar

Generation I Kanto
#094
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 Johto
#060
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#094
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 Sinnoh
#071
Johto
#060
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Mountain #032
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #063
Alola
USUM: #075
Kanto
#094
Sun Should you feel yourself attacked by a sudden chill, it is evidence of an approaching Gengar. There is no escaping it. Give up.
Moon It apparently wishes for a traveling companion. Since it was once human itself, it tries to create one by taking the lives of other humans.
Ultra Sun You can hear tales told all over the world about how Gengar will pay a visit to children who are naughty.
Ultra Moon Even your home isn't safe. Gengar will lurk in whatever dark corner of a room it can find and wait for its chance to catch its prey.
Let's Go Pikachu A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#143
Sword On the night of a full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be Gengar's doing.
Shield It is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains.

Mega Gengar

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #032
Hoenn
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VI.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #063
Alola
USUM: #075
Kanto
#094
Sun Gengar's relationships are warped. It has no interest in opponents unless it perceives them as prey.
Moon The energy of Mega Evolution awakened it. It sinks into another dimension, where it keeps a patient watch for its chance to attack.
Ultra Sun It tries to take the lives of anyone and everyone. It will even try to curse the Trainer who is its master!
Ultra Moon Mega Evolution has made it possible for Gengar to access other dimensions. Its entire body is brimming with strange power.
Let's Go Pikachu It can pass through other dimensions and can appear anywhere. It caused a stir one time when it stuck just one leg out of a wall.
Let's Go Eevee

Gigantamax Gengar

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#143
Sword Rumor has it that its gigantic mouth leads not into its body, filled with cursed energy, but instead directly to the afterlife.
Shield It lays traps, hoping to steal the lives of those it catches. If you stand in front of its mouth, you'll hear your loved ones' voices calling out to you.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Haunter
Blue (Japan)
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
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site) (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site) (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Haunter

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Haunter
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Ruins of Truth
Trozei!
Endless Level 68, Forever Level 18, Pair Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Haunter
Ranger
Fiore Temple
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (30F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (30F-49F)
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple, Altru Building, Altru Tower
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Both Modes A & S)
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: Everspring Valley, World Axle - B1F
Conquest
Evolve Haunter
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Guided by Pichu (Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 3
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 125
Prasino Woods: Stage 557
Event: A Great Chance a Day! (Spooky)
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 08: Stage 06
Generation VII
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Agatha's)

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 Online 25Shiny October 9, 2014 to February 5, 2015
XY October 2014 Gengar PAL region Online 25Shiny October 9, 2014 to February 5, 2015
XY Pre-ordering player Gengar Korean region Online 25Shiny October 11 to December 7, 2014
XY XY Gengar Japanese region Online 25Shiny October 24 to 31, 2014
XY XY Gengar American region Online 25Shiny October 24 to 31, 2014
ORAS Pokémon Center Hiroshima Gengar All Japan 25Shiny March 1 to 31, 2016
XYORAS Alva's Gengar Japanese region Online 50Shiny July 9 to August 31, 2016
XYORAS Alva's Gengar Japanese region Nintendo Zone 50Shiny July 30 to August 31, 2016
XYORAS XY&Z Gengar Korean region Online 100 October 19 to November 15, 2016

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
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total:
500
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 130.

Mega Gengar
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
170
157 - 244 310 - 482
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, 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:
  • In addition, Mega Gengar is immune to the move Telekinesis.

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 06060 00——% 20
011 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Reflect Type Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
011 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
011 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
1212 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
1616 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2020 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
3030 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
3636 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
4242 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
4848 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
5454 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
6060 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM86Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR14Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR14 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR78Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR92Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
Haze Ice Status —% 30
Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
Reflect Type Normal Status —% 15
Smog Poison Special 30 70% 20
Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gengar in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Confusion  Psychic  Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin094.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani094.png
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 R-096
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 R-019
It attacks by spitting out eerie orbs and sinister ones imbued with loathing.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(present)
Psy Power 3 field move.png
(Psy Power ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-166/N-185
It shoots out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
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
PokéPark Pad entry:
He says spiteful things, but he came to the Tech Area to look for his missing friends. He cherishes his friendships.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP094.png HP: ★★ Move: Shadow Ball
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Levitate
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★
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
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT094.png

Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Gengarite Sprite.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#114
Shuffle094.png
Shuffle094M.png

Power of 5
Increases damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Spookify
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 1
Erases all Mega Gengar in the puzzle area.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Gengarite Sprite.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#114
Shuffle094Spooky.png
Shuffle094M.png

Vitality Drain
Damage varies depending on the opponent's remaining HP.
Skill Swapper: Poison
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 7
Erases Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Gengar.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Gengarite Sprite.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#114
Shuffle094S.png
Shuffle094MS.png

Blindside
Sometimes erases two extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 3
Erases a group of Pokémon in the middle at once.
Pokémon GO
GO094.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 261 Base Defense: 149
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Sucker Punch, Hex*
Shadow Claw*, Lick*
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Focus Blast*, Sludge Bomb*
Sludge Wave*, Dark Pulse*, Psychic*
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
Magikarp Jump Black Sludge.png Friendship Item: Black Sludge (600Magikarp Jump Diamond.png) ★: 1 minute
Skill: Boost JP by 50% for n minutes
Recovery time: 11 hours

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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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
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Generation V
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Generation VI
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Generation VII
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Trivia

Promotional artwork of a Shiny Mega Gengar
  • Gengar is the favorite Pokémon of Ken Sugimori.
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Gengar was originally known as "Phantom".
  • Gengar, along with Nidorino, with whom it battles in the beginning of Red, Blue, Green, FireRed, and LeafGreen, originate from the Capsule Monsters manga, the precursor to the Pokémon franchise.
    • Gengar and Nidorino are also the very first Pokémon to appear in the anime.
  • In Pokémon X and Y, Gengar is the only Pokémon with the Ability Levitate that is not eligible for Sky Battles.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Gengar and its evolutionary relatives.
    • Due to its unique type combination, Gengar and its evolutionary relatives are the only Poison-type Pokémon that are weak against Dark-type moves.
  • Mega Gengar has the highest base Special Attack stat of all Ghost-type and Poison-type Pokémon. It also has the highest base Speed stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • When viewing Mega Gengar's Pokédex entry, the camera's view can only be moved sideways.
  • Gengar could be seen as a counterpart to Alakazam. They are both the last stage of a three-part evolutionary family, require trading to reach their final stage of evolution, and are capable of Mega Evolution. They are the same height, and both get shorter upon Mega Evolution. They share a base friendship of 70 and, since Generation VI, a base stat total of 500. Both are weak to the other's STAB, and they share weaknesses to the Ghost and Dark types. In the anime episode The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis, a Gengar and an Alakazam are put against each other.
  • When being escorted through Mt. Freeze and Murky Cave in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Gengar knows Leer, Scratch, and Quick Attack, although it cannot learn those moves by any means in any generation.
  • In the core series games, Mega Gengar has small feet that can be seen by recalling it and sending it out. In Pokkén Tournament, however, Mega Gengar does not have feet. Instead, a portal appears beneath it whenever it is airborne. Its tail will disappear as well.

Origin

Gengar seems to be based on general cartoonish ghosts, cats, or the Cheshire Cat; and possibly on a distorted shadow of a human being as well, 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
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 Penteom A transliteration of the English word phantom
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 耿鬼 Gánggwái Transliteration of its Japanese name. Contains
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 耿鬼 Gěngguǐ Transliteration of its Japanese name. Contains


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