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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
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
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
Haunter
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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
Haunter
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
126
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Haunter
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F093.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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Haunter (Japanese: ゴースト Ghost) is a dual-type Ghost/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Gastly starting at level 25 and evolves into Gengar when traded.

Biology

Haunter is a purple Pokémon with a gaseous body. It has a round head flanked by three large, spiked protrusions on either side. It has triangular eyes with small pupils and a mouth with a long, pink tongue. The gases composing its head curve into its mouth to form several pointed teeth. Disembodied hands with three clawed fingers each float in front of its body. Its body tapers into a jagged tail. Haunter's gaseous form makes it one of the lightest Pokémon in existence. It can also float through walls.

Haunter hides in very dark places, such as caves, and is afraid of light. If a human or a Pokémon comes near Haunter, it will stalk the victim while floating and beckon it to come closer. Once approached it will then lick the victim with its gaseous tongue, inflicting convulsions in the victim that last until death. Despite its predatory nature, it has been known to entertain and prank people in the anime. Additionally, it has even been shown to feel intense loyalty to a deceased Trainer. In the past, Night Shade was its signature move.

In the anime

In the main series

Haunter in the anime

Major appearances

Sabrina's Haunter

In The Tower of Terror, Ash befriended a Haunter. He then attempted to use it to battle Sabrina in the hopes of freeing his friends, who were captured by Sabrina, but Haunter decided to goof off instead. Eventually, at the end of Haunter Versus Kadabra, Haunter helped Ash succeed in his endeavor and decided to stay with Sabrina afterwards.

Other

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

In Illusion Confusion!, a group of Haunter and Gengar created illusions that impeded progress for Ash and his friends as they wandered through a deep forest.

In From Ghost to Ghost, Morty used a Haunter during his Gym battle against Ash. It battled Cyndaquil and was able to defeat it with Hypnosis and Lick. Haunter then lost to Noctowl's newly learned Confusion.

In Hoenn Alone!, multiple Haunter attacked Meowth; Pikachu; and groups of Pidgey, Oddish, and Rattata.

In Fear Factor Phony, a Haunter was living an abandoned mining colony. The Ghost Pokémon were having difficulty with the partying Psychic Pokémon living nearby.

In PK15, a Haunter lived in a spooky house.

In Scary Hospitality!, Lon used a Haunter with his Gastly 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 Haunter played with Harper and Sarah at the Pokémon School. It also appeared in a dream that a Mismagius created.

Minor appearances

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

A Haunter appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Coordinator's Haunter appeared in Deceit and Assist.

A Haunter appeared in Ghoul Daze!.

In Old Rivals, New Tricks!, a Coordinator's Haunter competed in the Sandalstraw Contest.

In Loading the Dex!, a Haunter 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 Trainer's Haunter appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Haunter appeared in To Top a Totem!.

A Haunter appeared in I Choose You!.

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

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

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

A Haunter appeared in a fantasy in The Final Four!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP023 Haunter Ash's Pokédex Haunter, a Gaseous Pokémon. No further information.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP095 Haunter Ash's Pokédex Haunter, the Gas Pokémon. After evolving from Gastly, this Haunter can learn the Dream Eater and Psychic attacks.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY072 Haunter Serena's Pokédex Haunter, the Gas Pokémon and the evolved form of Gastly. Haunter can watch opponents by hiding in walls and slips through anything in its way.

In Pokémon Origins

Haunter in Pokémon Origins

In File 3: Giovanni, Red used a Haunter against Sabrina's Alakazam and won. It evolved into Gengar sometime before File 4: Charizard.

In Pokémon Generations

In The Old Chateau, an illusory Haunter tormented Cheryl and her Chansey.

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Haunter appeared in Assistant, under the ownership of Allister. It reappeared in Moonlight, Sky, and The Gathering of Stars.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Black Fog

In Haunting My Dreams, Ash encountered a giant Haunter called the Black Fog, notorious for using its Dream Eater attack to kill people and Pokémon by stealing their souls. Sabrina had a vendetta against this Haunter, as some of her Pokémon were attacked and killed by it when she was eleven, but she fell victim as well in her attempt to protect a team of people trying to hunt it down. With the combined efforts of Ash and the team of hunters, the Black Fog was weakened enough for capture, only for it to promptly use Self-Destruct, killing itself right before Ash's Ultra Ball could reach it.

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Haunter appeared in PMDP03.

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

A Haunter appeared in PBK2.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

In A Flaaffy Kerfuffle, a Haunter appeared as one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's fantasy, when he explains that Trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

In The Last Battle VI, Eusine's Haunter proved to be useful in knocking out the Masked Man's Gastly after the latter wounded Suicune with its Curse.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Haunter was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Multiple Haunter were used by Team Galactic Grunts in Tackling Tangrowth and Mixing It Up with Machamp.

A Haunter belonging to the Advanced level Grunt appeared in High-tailing It from Haunter.

A Haunter appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, under the ownership of a Rich Boy.

A Haunter 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.

Eusine owns a Haunter, as seen in Farewell To Pikachu?!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Haunter appeared in GDZ34.

A Haunter appeared in GDZ72.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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

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

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

A Haunter appeared in Panic on the Luxury Liner?!, under the ownership of Agatha.

Giovanni was revealed to have a Haunter in Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon, where it attempted to battle his Squirtle.

In the TCG

Main article: Haunter (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

A Haunter appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#093
Red Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.
Blue
Yellow By licking, it saps the victim's life. It causes shaking that won't stop until the victim's demise.
Stadium If you trip and fall for no apparent reason or hear a sound when no one is around, it may be a Haunter.
Generation II Johto
#059
Gold In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
Silver Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.
Crystal It hides in the dark, planning to take the life of the next living thing that wanders close by.
Stadium 2 In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#093
Ruby Haunter is a dangerous Pokémon. If one beckons you while floating in darkness, you must never approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
Sapphire
Emerald If a Haunter beckons you while it is floating in darkness, don't approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
FireRed If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.
LeafGreen Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#070
Johto
#059
Diamond It can slip through any obstacle. It lurks inside walls to keep an eye on its foes.
Pearl It licks with its gaseous tongue to steal the victim's life force. It lurks in darkness for prey.
Platinum It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
HeartGold In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
SoulSilver Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
White
Black 2 It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #031
Hoenn
#—
X If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.
Y It licks with its gaseous tongue to steal the victim's life force. It lurks in darkness for prey.
Omega Ruby Haunter is a dangerous Pokémon. If one beckons you while floating in darkness, you must never approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #062
Alola
USUM: #074
Kanto
#093
Sun It strikes at humans from total darkness. Those licked by its cold tongue grow weaker with each passing day until they die.
Moon It fears the light and revels in the dark. It may be on the verge of extinction in cities that stay brightly lit at night.
Ultra Sun On moonless nights, Haunter searches for someone to curse, so it's best not to go out walking around.
Ultra Moon It's dangerous to go outside alone on nights when you're feeling sad. Haunter will catch you, and you won't be able to go back home.
Let's Go Pikachu By licking, it saps the victim's life. It causes shaking that won't stop until the victim's demise.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#142
Sword Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.
Shield If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Tower
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Tower
Trade Machoke in Cerulean City*
Yellow
Pokémon Tower
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 8Night
Crystal
Route 8, Rock TunnelNight
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Pokémon Tower, Lost Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Turnback Cave
Trade Medicham in Snowpoint City*
Old Chateau (Any Gen III game)
Platinum
Turnback Cave
Trade Medicham in Snowpoint City*
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 8, Safari ZoneNight
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
White Lake
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Gastly
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 14 and 19, Frost Cavern, Victory Road
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Pokémon Tower
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 8, Giant's Seat, Rolling Fields, Watchtower Ruins
Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Tunnel
Pinball
Evolve Gastly
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Huge Storage 1, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Buried Relic (B82F-B93F), Darknight Relic (B7F-B11F)
Ranger
Dusk Factory
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (16F-29F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (16F-29F)
Ranger: SoA
Almia Castle, Oil Field Hideout
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Both Modes B & A)
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: Everspring Valley, World Axle - B1F
Conquest
Viperia, Spectra
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Guided by Pichu
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 3
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 121
Prasino Woods: Stage 555
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Gengar Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal

In events

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

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
405
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 115.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
1/1
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation 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
Evo.Evo. Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 06060 00——% 20
011 Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 06060 00——% 20
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 Haunter
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Haunter
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/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
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 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
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
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
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 Haunter
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Haunter
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DuskullDusclopsDrifloonDrifblimDusknoirYamask
YamaskCofagrigusRunerigusLitwickLampentChandelure
PhantumpTrevenantPumpkabooGourgeistSandygastPalossand
MimikyuDreepyDrakloakDragapult
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
Gengar 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 Haunter 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 Haunter in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Haunter
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Haunter
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Corrosive Gas Poison Status 100% 40
Sw Sh EP Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Haunter
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Haunter
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation 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 Haunter
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Haunter
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Psywave × Psychic Special 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Haunter
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Haunter
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin093.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani093.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP There is nothing that can impede me!
26%-50% HP Drat. My HP has plunged to half...
1%-25% HP Things are grim... It pains me even to pass through walls...
Level up I've leveled up! Put your trust in me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 093.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
Ghost
Field move: None
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 56 Max. exp.: 76
Browser entry R-095
If Haunter disappears, it will reappear behind your Pokémon and spirit it away.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
Ghost
Field move: Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Browser entry R-018
It attacks by spitting out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(present)
Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-165/N-184
It shoots out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush093Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW093.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Haunter often play in the Haunted Zone. When it comes to Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up, Haunter are hard to beat!
Pokémon Conquest
PCP093.png HP: ★★ Move: Hex
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Levitate
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Gastly when its Attack is 99 or higher
Evolves into Gengar when it has a link of 60% or higher, after knocking out a Warrior's Pokémon in a manner that allows recruitment
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Bokuzen, Hanzō, Saizō, and Yoshitatsu
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT093.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#113
Shuffle093.png

Quirky
Sometimes erases one extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.


Pokémon GO
GO093.png Base Stamina: 128 Base Attack: 223 Base Defense: 107
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Gastly Candy 100 or Trade Evolution
Fast Attacks: Shadow Claw, Astonish*, Lick
Charged Attacks: Shadow Punch*, Dark Pulse, Sludge Bomb, Shadow Ball*

Evolution

092Gastly.png
Unevolved
Gastly
 Ghost  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 25
093Haunter.png
First evolution
Haunter
 Ghost  Poison 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png
Trade
094Gengar.png
Second evolution
Gengar
 Ghost  Poison 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 093.png Spr b g1 093.png Spr 1y 093.png Spr b g1 093.png Spr 1g 093.png Spr b g1 093.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 093.png Spr b 2g 093.png Spr 2s 093.png Spr b 2g 093.png Spr 2c 093.png Spr b 2c 093.png
Spr 2g 093 s.png Spr b 2g 093 s.png Spr 2s 093 s.png Spr b 2g 093 s.png Spr 2c 093 s.png Spr b 2g 093 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 093.png Spr b 3r 093.png Spr 3e 093.png Spr b 3r 093.png Spr 3f 093.png Spr b 3f 093.png
Spr 3r 093 s.png Spr b 3r 093 s.png Spr 3e 093 s.png Spr b 3r 093 s.png Spr 3f 093 s.png Spr b 3f 093 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 093.png Spr b 4d 093.png Spr 4p 093.png Spr b 4p 093.png Spr 4h 093.png Spr b 4h 093.png
Spr 4d 093 s.png Spr b 4d 093 s.png Spr 4p 093 s.png Spr b 4d 093 s.png Spr 4h 093 s.png Spr b 4d 093 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 093.png Spr b 5b 093.png Spr 5b 093.png Spr b 5b2 093.png
Spr 5b 093 s.png Spr b 5b 093 s.png Spr 5b2 093 s.png Spr b 5b2 093 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 093.png Spr b 6x 093.png Spr 6x 093.png Spr b 6x 093.png
Spr 6x 093 s.png Spr b 6x 093 s.png Spr 6x 093 s.png Spr b 6x 093 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 093.png Spr b 7s 093.png Spr 7s 093.png Spr b 7s 093.png
Spr 7s 093 s.png Spr b 7s 093 s.png Spr 7s 093 s.png Spr b 7s 093 s.png
Front Back Front Back
093MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Haunter images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Haunter's prototype name was "Spectre".
  • No other Pokémon have the same type combination as Haunter and its evolutionary relatives.
  • Haunter is the Pokémon with the most cry changes throughout the core series games, having been changed in Generations II, III, and VI.
  • Haunter's Generation I artworks and Generation III sprites depict Haunter with three fingers and one thumb. However, many of Haunter's depiction in other mediums, including the original series, has always depicted it with two fingers and a thumb.

Origin

Haunter appears to be based on a generic sort of cartoonish ghost. Like Gengar, Haunter may also be based on the Cheshire Cat, as it possesses what may be pointed ears; a large, toothy grin; and the ability to vanish at will. While many Japanese yōkai - ghosts and ghouls - are depicted with long tongues, Haunter's vampiric licking may have come specifically from the Dila, a Philippine spirit that licked the life energy of sick people until they died.

Name origin

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

Ghost is literally ghost.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴースト Ghost From ghost
France Flag.png French Spectrum From spectre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Haunter Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Alpollo From Alptraum and Apollo
Italy Flag.png Italian Haunter Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고우스트 Goust Similar to Japanese name; from ghost
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鬼斯通 Gwáisītūng Rough transcription of its Japanese name. Also a combination of , 瓦斯, and .
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鬼斯通 Guǐsītōng Rough transcription of its Japanese name. Also a combination of , 瓦斯, and .


Related articles

External links


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