Talk:Gastly (Pokémon)

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People have forgotten to mention the info about Gastly creating new Pokémon (a mix of Venusaur and Blastoise: I think Venustoise), and trying to attack Ash and co., but left because Misty showed something to him.

Was this the Lavender Town episode? Only time I remember a gastly transforming was the one where it turned into a woman. Not sure if its the same episode though. Xanhawk 23:50 Dec. 21, 2008
It was in the maidens peak episode I believe. I also have a question. Could it be in that episode that ghastly was using night shade (which according to this encyclopedia "makes the foe see a mirage") rather than actually transforming itself?


I added to the trivia that the gas around Gastly was replaced with fire in Pokémon Yellow on the 23rd, but now it is not there. Was it erased? If so, why? I don't think that's fair! Unless it makes no sense, or is false, things shouldn't be deleted. And if you take that sprite and zoom in on it, it is clearly fire. If you have any idea of what happened, and I mean even the slightest thought, please respond. Sean... Lord of the Shadows!!! 02:21, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

If you're questioning why something was removed, look through the history and find when it was removed and look at the edit summary. We see in this case it was removed by User:UltimateSephiroth because "it's a two-colored gas cloud, not a flame". This is an accurate statement on his part. -Sketch 02:25, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
Huh, if you look at it closely it does look a lot like a flame, but I see how it's a gas cloud. The Gastly must be moving really fast for the cloud to look like that. {-_-'} Sean... Lord of the Shadows!!! 16:48, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

TCG-Only Moves

Perhaps I misunderstand how this section works, but is Smog really a TCG-only move if Gastly can learn the move through breeding? And if it is, why is that the case? Seems counter-intuitive. Nytik 13:34, 5 June 2011 (UTC)


In the section listing the moves that Gastly learns as it levels up, Curse has been listed as a ghost type move. But I was under the impression that Curse was of the type ??? The same thing has also been done on all the Pokemon that can learn this move. ColourHidden (talk) 10:11, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Curse was turned into a Ghost-type move in Generation V. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 10:13, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Gastly and Ditto sprite Mix-up

Hey guys, you mixed up the Gastly and ditto sprites on several pages. This better be a joke, it's not THAT confusing... Anyway, please change the Gastly sprites back to Gastly ones, and the Ditto sprites to ditto ones. Thanks in advance. Eeveewithwings123 (talk) 13:54, 28 October 2012 (UTC) Sorry guys, please don't respond. I cleared my cache and they're normal. Sorry for any inconvenience.Eeveewithwings123 (talk) 13:15, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

In Other Media...

I was watching an anime called Fruits Basket and there's a scene where one of the characters is flipping through a book about curing colds, and one of the images in the books shows a Gastly-lookalike hovering over a sick person. This makes me think Gastly is very definitely based on something culturally significant, though perhaps not a monk-head-ghost. Me, Hurray! (talk) 23:15, 28 December 2012 (UTC

Lightest Pokémon

In the Trivia section says that Gastly, Haunter and Flabébé are the lightest Pokémon in existence. Is it then necessary to say that Gastly and Haunter are the lightest Poison- and Ghost-type Pokémon? Queenwillneverdie (talk) 10:50, 4 February 2016 (UTC)