Sabrina's Haunter

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Sabrina's Haunter
ナツメのゴースト Natsume's Ghost
Sabrina Haunter.png
Debuts in The Tower of Terror
Caught at Not caught
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Sabrina
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Haunter Toshiyuki Morikawa Ted Lewis

Sabrina's Haunter (Japanese: ナツメのゴースト Natsume's Ghost), while not officially his, was a Pokémon briefly in Ash's possession, before being left with Sabrina in Haunter versus Kadabra.


Ash, Pikachu, and Haunter

After Ash struggled to defeat Sabrina, Sabrina's father told him that Ghost Pokémon would probably be able to defeat Sabrina's Psychic minions and suggested going to the Pokémon Tower to find Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar. Ash found all three of them, but did not capture them. The Haunter that he befriended decided to follow him back to Saffron though, at the end of The Tower of Terror.

In Haunter versus Kadabra, Ash challenged Sabrina a second time; Haunter however disappeared. When Ash found it, Haunter disappeared once again, treating it all like fun and games. Haunter finally returns just as Kadabra was about to defeat Pikachu and proceeded to make Sabrina laugh. This made a connection to Sabrina's old self, unlocking her heart, and while she was immobilized by laughter at the Haunter's faces, her Kadabra, who was psychically linked with her, was immobilized as well. Ash and Haunter were subsequently given the Marsh Badge.

Haunter was later left with Sabrina at the Saffron Gym, to keep her under control.

Moves used

Sabrina Haunter Lick.png
Using Lick
Move First Used In
Lick The Tower of Terror
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

Haunter is featured in the TCG as one of Sabrina's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards named Sabrina's Haunter.

Sabrina's Haunter
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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Sabrina's Haunter Psychic Gym Heroes Uncommon 58/132 Challenge from the Darkness Uncommon  
Sabrina's Haunter Psychic Gym Challenge Uncommon 55/132 Yamabuki City Gym    


  • Haunter is the only Ghost type that Ash has used.
  • Haunter is Ash's first unofficial Pokémon. Despite this, however, Sabrina and Ash both stated that Ash caught Haunter in Haunter Versus Kadabra (implying that it was official).
  • Haunter is one of Ash's only Pokémon, together with Beedrill, to have only one of its attacks revealed, in this case, Lick.

Related articles

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

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