Gastly (Pokémon)

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Cloyster #091: Cloyster
Pokémon
#093: Haunter Haunter
Gastly
Gas Pokémon
ゴース
Ghos
#092
Gastly



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Type
Ghost Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
Gastly
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
0.2 lbs. 0.1 kg
Gastly
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
95
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
62
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Gastly
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F092.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Gastly (Japanese: ゴース Ghos) is a dual-type Ghost/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Haunter starting at level 25, which evolves into Gengar when traded.

Biology

Gastly's "hands"

Gastly has no true form, due to 95% of its body being poisonous gas. However, it consistently appears as a black, spherical Pokémon surrounded by a purple haze. It has a wide, pink mouth with two visible fangs. Though its eyes seem to extend past its round body, visible eyelids surround them. It produces a faint, sweet smell. The toxic gas surrounding the main body can induce fainting and suffocation, and it is capable of enshrouding an enemy of any size. Its gaseous form makes it one of the lightest Pokémon tying with Haunter, Flabébé, Cosmog, and Kartana.

The anime suggests that Gastly has a playful personality, often frightening and playing pranks on people for fun. However, it has shown a willingness to preserve or pass on the memories of departed humans. It has further been shown changing form and creating illusions, and it is capable of phasing through solid objects and forming tangible hands out of its gasses. Gastly can be found in caves, but the anime has shown it living in old, dilapidated buildings, as well. Its gaseous body will dwindle away when exposed to strong winds, so they huddle together in decent-sized groups under house eaves to avoid the wind. It may also cause flickering lights in abandoned houses. In the past, Night Shade was its signature move.

In the anime

Gastly in the anime

Major appearances

In The Ghost of Maiden's Peak, a Gastly that had the ability to talk and shape-shift posed as the spirit of a woman which legend said turned to stone after 2,000 years of waiting for her love to return to her. Using this disguise, Gastly kept on toying with the minds of young men.

In The Tower of Terror, a Gastly focused on terrorizing Team Rocket. It reappeared in a flashback in the following episode.

In Pikachu Re-volts, an Officer Jenny used a Gastly since it was the only Pokémon unaffected by the Psychic wave caused by Butch and Cassidy's Drowzee. It was seen outside of its Poké Ball.

In A Shipful Of Shivers, a Gastly and a Haunter guarded the Orange League trophy of its deceased Trainer.

In From Ghost to Ghost, Morty used a Gastly during his Gym battle against Ash. It battled Noctowl, which used Foresight before being switched for Pikachu. Gastly was able to defeat Pikachu before being defeated by Cyndaquil. In the same episode, multiple Gastly hypnotized Team Rocket.

In Fear Factor Phony, two Gastly were residents of an abandoned mining colony. The Ghost Pokémon couldn't stand the partying Psychic Pokémon that lived nearby, so they created a Haunter-like illusion to scare everyone away.

In PK15, a Gastly was living in a spooky house.

In Scary Hospitality!, Lon used a Gastly with his Haunter and Gengar to scare visitors of the "Scary House". This included Ash, his friends, and later Team Rocket.

In A Haunted House for Everyone!, a Gastly played with Harper and Sarah at the Pokémon School. It also appeared in a dream that a Mismagius created.

Minor appearances

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

In For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, a Gastly was protecting the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the Crystal Bells on the top floor.

A Gastly appeared in PK13.

A Coordinator's Gastly appeared in Harley Rides Again.

A Gastly appeared in Dawn Of A New Era!.

In Drifloon On the Wind!, four Gastly were leaving the Pokémon Center.

A Gastly appeared in James's fantasy in Tag! We're It...!.

A Gastly made a brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Gastly appeared in Ghoul Daze!.

In Loading the Dex!, a Gastly appeared with its evolutionary relatives during a fantasy that Meowth had after an encounter with a Mimikyu. They pretended to be a Lopunny, Glaceon, and Gardevoir.

A Gastly appeared in I Choose You!.

In Alola, Kanto!, Rotom took a photo of a Gastly.

A Trainer's Gastly appeared in Love at First Twirl!.

In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Gastly joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP020 Gastly Ash's Pokédex Gastly, a Ghost Pokémon. It is usually invisible. Its specialty is Hypnosis.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP095 Gastly Ash's Pokédex Gastly, the Gas Pokémon. Some researchers believe this Pokémon is a multidimensional being.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP028 Gastly Dawn's Pokédex Gastly, the Gas Pokémon. Although it can sneak in anywhere with its gaseous body, it can also be blown away by wind.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY072 Gastly Ash's Pokédex Gastly, the Gas Pokémon. By enveloping larger opponents with gas, Gastly is able to defeat them.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

A Gastly appeared in Let's Save The Lugia!, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Scientist.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gastly debuted in That Awful Arbok!, under the ownership of Koga, possessing the corpses of dead Pokémon in Pokémon Tower. Red's Bulbasaur managed to defeat it by sucking up the surrounding air with its bulb, along with Gastly's gaseous form, and expelling it in a Solar Beam. In the process, the two also freed Red's rival Blue, who was under its ghostly possession.

A Gastly was part of the Ghost-type army Agatha sent out to attack the Gym Leaders in As Gastly as Before. She also has a Gastly as a member of her main team.

The Masked Man used a Gastly, which first appeared in You Ain't Nothin' but a Houndour. It was in his team to capture Celebi, chosen due to its type advantage. It was purposed to possess intruders that entered the Ilex Forest. Later, during the fight at the Indigo Stadium, it impaired Suicune using its Curse technique, locking it and Misty inside Suicune's crystal wall. It was later defeated by Eusine's Haunter.

Morty has a Gastly, which was used along with Misdreavus to battle Suicune in Misdreavus Misgivings.

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

A Gastly briefly appeared in A Vicious Cycle of Possibilities, under the ownership of a Biker whose gang attempted to ransack Three Island.

Multiple Gastly appeared in Robust Rotom when Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum spend the night in the Old Chateau.

A Gastly appeared in Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia V.

In Softening Up Kakuna, a Gastly was used by a Trainer that was challenging the Battle Factory.

Multiple Gastly appeared in Unplugging Rotom (Heat, Wash, Mow, Fan, Frost).

A Gastly appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

A Gastly appeared in A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart, where it was seen inside the Thrifty Megamart.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Black owns a Haunter, which evolved from a Gastly.

A Gastly appeared in Let's Fight! The Mini Pokémon Tournament.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In Get Rid of The Ghost Pokémon!!, while Red, Clefairy, and Pikachu were in Blue's mansion, they stumbled across a Gastly that Clefairy ended up battling. However, since Blue didn't officially control it, it is unknown if it belongs to him.

A Gastly appeared in Which One is the Real Clefairy!? while Red had a confrontation with Giovanni and his twin brother.

A Gastly appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it was one of the Pokémon that took part in a baseball match.

A Gastly appeared in Red VS Green?!.

A Gastly was with Green when he was having a soccer competition with Red.

Giovanni was revealed to have a Gastly in Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon, where it was seen battling a Squirtle of his.

A Gastly appeared in PMDP03.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

A Gastly appeared in PZ05.

In the TCG

Main article: Gastly (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Gastly appears in the 3DS version as an enemy in Smash Run mode, as well as a trophy. It is immune to melee attacks.

Trophy information

NA: This Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon is made up of several toxic gases—touching it would be really unpleasant. Instead, try to take it out with projectiles. It's not the fastest enemy in Smash Run, but occasionally it may try to chase down a fighter, so be careful around this gaseous foe.

PAL: In Smash Run, these Ghost- and Poison-type Pokémon tend to move slowly, and then, without warning, chase after you at high speed. You'll get hurt if they so much as come into contact with you, so be on your guard. As ghosts, they're immune to direct attacks. The only way to defeat them is to hit them with projectiles or items.

Game data

NPC appearances

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

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#092
Red Almost invisible, this gaseous Pokémon cloaks the target and puts it to sleep without notice.
Blue
Yellow Said to appear in decrepit, deserted buildings. It has no real shape as it appears to be made of a gas.
Stadium Made of a thin, gas-like substance that induces fainting if you get enshrouded in it. Will not appear if it is very windy.
Generation II Johto
#058
Gold With its gas-like body, it can sneak into any place it desires. However, it can be blown away by wind.
Silver Its thin body is made of gas. It can envelop an opponent of any size and cause suffocation.
Crystal It wraps its opponent in its gas-like body, slowly weakening its prey by poisoning it through the skin.
Stadium 2 With its gas-like body, it can sneak into any place it desires. However, it can be blown away by wind.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#092
Ruby Gastly is largely composed of gaseous matter. When exposed to a strong wind, the gaseous body quickly dwindles away. Groups of this Pokémon cluster under the eaves of houses to escape the ravages of wind.
Sapphire
Emerald When exposed to a strong wind, a Gastly's gaseous body quickly dwindles away. They cluster under the eaves of houses to escape the ravages of wind.
FireRed A being that exists as a thin gas. It can topple an Indian elephant by enveloping the prey in two seconds.
LeafGreen Almost invisible, this gaseous Pokémon cloaks the target and puts it to sleep without notice.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#069
Johto
#058
Diamond This Pokémon's body is 95% made up of gases, which are blown away by strong gusts of wind.
Pearl A Pokémon born from poison gases. It defeats even the largest foes by enveloping them in gas.
Platinum Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
HeartGold With its gas-like body, it can sneak into any place it desires. However, it can be blown away by wind.
SoulSilver Its thin body is made of gas. Despite lacking substance, it can envelop an opponent of any size and cause suffocation.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
White
Black 2 Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #030
Hoenn
#—
X Its body is made of gas. Despite lacking substance, it can envelop an opponent of any size and cause suffocation.
Y Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
Omega Ruby Gastly is largely composed of gaseous matter. When exposed to a strong wind, the gaseous body quickly dwindles away. Groups of this Pokémon cluster under the eaves of houses to escape the ravages of wind.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #061
Alola
USUM: #073
Kanto
#092
Sun Should a strange light be seen flickering in an abandoned building, Gastly is lurking there.
Moon Although Gastly is barely visible, when it's near, a faint sweet smell lingers.
Ultra Sun It's said that gas emanating from a graveyard was possessed by the grievances of the deceased and thus became a Pokémon.
Ultra Moon Poisonous gas comprises 95% of its body. It's said that the remaining 5% is made up of the souls of those who died from the gas.
Let's Go Pikachu Said to appear in decrepit, deserted buildings. It has no real shape, as it appears to be made of a gas.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#141
Sword Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
Shield With its gas-like body, it can sneak into any place it desires. However, it can be blown away by wind.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Tower
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Tower
Yellow
Pokémon Tower
Generation II
Gold Silver
Tin Tower, Sprout TowerNight
Crystal
Routes 31, 32, and 36, Tin Tower, Sprout TowerNight
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Pokémon Tower, Lost Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Old Chateau, Lost Tower
Route 209Night
Platinum
Old Chateau, Eterna Forest, Lost Tower, Turnback Cave
HeartGold SoulSilver
Bell Tower, Sprout Tower, Safari ZoneNight
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Dim Cave, Scary Cave
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Haunter or Gengar
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Hau'oli Cemetery, Memorial Hill, Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Hau'oli Cemetery, Memorial Hill
Trainers' SchoolNight (One)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Pokémon Tower
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
North Lake Miloch, Watchtower Ruins, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red Field: Lavender Town
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Phobosphere, Endless Level 38, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Buried Relic (B9F-B14F), Darknight Relic (B1F-B6F)
Ranger
Dusk Factory, Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-15F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-15F)
Ranger: SoA
Ranger School
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Both Modes B)
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: Misty Edgewater
Conquest
Viperia, Avia, Spectra, Nixtorm
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Guided by Pichu
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 3
Shuffle
Galerie Rouge: Stage 62
Prasino Woods: Stage 551
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
30
90 - 137 170 - 264
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
310
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 100.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
1/1
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
1/2
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/15 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
011 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
044 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
088 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
2828 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
3232 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3636 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
4040 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4444 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
4848 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gastly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastly
  • 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 
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
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
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
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
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 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
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
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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 Gastly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastly
  • 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 
DuskullDusclopsDrifloonDrifblimDusknoirYamask
YamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampentChandelurePhantump
TrevenantPumpkabooGourgeistMimikyuRunerigusDreepy
DrakloakDragapult
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
KoffingWeezingWeezing Clear Smog Poison Special 50— 15%
DuskullDusclopsDusknoirYamaskYamaskCofagrigus
Runerigus
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
YamaskCofagrigus Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
KoffingWeezingWeezingYamaskYamaskCofagrigus
Runerigus
Haze Ice Status —% 30
Gengar Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
Stunfisk Reflect Type Normal Status —% 15
KoffingWeezingWeezingLitwickLampentChandelure Smog Poison Special 30 70% 20
KoffingWeezingWeezing Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gastly 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 Gastly in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gastly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastly
  • 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 Gastly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin092.png Pinani092.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani092.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 1%
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP Peeeuuw! Do I smell gas?
26%-50% HP Umm... There goes half my HP.
1%-25% HP I'm growing faint... My gas is seeping away...
Level up I leveled up! Joy of joys! My gas thickened, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 092.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
Ghost
Field move: None
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 42 Max. exp.: 66
Browser entry R-094
Gastly fades in and out of view while it tries to spirit your Pokémon away.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
Ghost
Field move: Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-017
It attacks by spitting out eerie orbs.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(present)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-164/N-183
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
PPW092.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Gastly live in the Haunted Zone. They're much kinder than they may appear. They like to have fun at Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP092.png HP: Move: Lick
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Levitate
Defense:
Speed: ★★★
Evolves into Haunter when its Attack is 99 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Bokuzen, Saizō, and Yoshitatsu
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Ghost
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#112
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Spookify
Leaves the foe spooked.


Pokémon GO
GO092.png Base Stamina: 102 Base Attack: 186 Base Defense: 67
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Gastly Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Lick, Astonish*, Sucker Punch
Charged Attacks: Night Shade*, Dark Pulse, Sludge Bomb, Ominous Wind

Evolution

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Unevolved
Gastly
 Ghost  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 25
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First evolution
Haunter
 Ghost  Poison 
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Trade
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Second evolution
Gengar
 Ghost  Poison 

Sprites

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Generation III
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Generation V
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Generation VI
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Generation VII
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092MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Gastly images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Gastly seems to be based on general ghosts and spirits as depicted by cartoons, or even a will-o'-the-wisp. It may also have been based on the Japanese yōkai sōgen bi, the decapitated head of a monk whose head is doomed to wander the Earth, consumed by fire. Its Poison type is most likely a reference to poisonous or polluted gases.

Name origin

Gastly may be a combination of gas and ghastly (like a ghost; dreadfully frightening).

Ghos is a shortened form of ghost and may also incorporate gas into its name.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴース Ghos From the English ghost
France Flag.png French Fantominus From fantôme and minus, a pejorative term meaning both "small" and "weak"
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gastly Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Nebulak From Nebel, nebula, and ach
Italy Flag.png Italian Gastly Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고오스 Goohs Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鬼斯 Gwáisī Transliteration of Japanese name. Also from and 瓦斯.
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鬼斯 Guǐsī Transliteration of Japanese name. Also from and 瓦斯.


External links


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