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Gengar (Japanese: ゲンガー Gengaa) is a Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Gengar 1

Gengar is a shadow-like, round-bodied Pokémon with two large, pointed ears and short spikes lining its back. Gengar has two red eyes and a toothy, sinister smile. It has claws on its hands. Gengar stands on its two short legs, but it can Levitate as well.

Natural abilities

Gengars have the ability Levitate. Levitate makes Gengar immune to Ground-type moves, but this was later removed in Generation VII. This Pokémon hides in the shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 °F. When there is a Full Moon, this Pokémon likes to scare people by pretending to be their shadow, then laugh at their fear. Gengars are mostly based on being mean and evil by tormenting people, hurting them and overtaking them. It can absorb any surrounding heat, leaving a sudden chill. To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity. Gengar is also able to merge with and inhabit the shadow of another being.

Evolution

Gengar is the evolved form of Haunter, by trade. It can further evolve into Mega Gengar by using its Gengarite.

Game info

Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Yellow
A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Black
The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
White
The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
Black 2
The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
White 2
The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
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
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.
Sun
Should you feel yourself attacked by a sudden chill, it is evidence of an approaching Gengar. There is no escaping it. Give up.
Mega Evolution: Gengar's relationships are warped. It has no interest in opponents unless it perceives them as prey.
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.
Mega Evolution: 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
You can hear tales told all over the world about how Gengar will pay a visit to children who are naughty.
Mega Evolution: It tries to take the lives of anyone and everyone. It will even try to curse the Trainer who is its master.
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.
Mega Evolution: Mega Evolution has made it possible for Gengar to access other dimensions. Its entire body is brimming with strange power.
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.

Mega Evolution: 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!
A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.

Mega Evolution: 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.]


Stats

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
65
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
130
Sp. Def
75
Speed
110
Total
500

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
65
Defense
80
Sp. Atk
170
Sp. Def
95
Speed
130
Total
600

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Shadow Punch 60 —% 20 Ghost Physical
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost Physical
1 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Status
5 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Status
8 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
12 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
15 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
22 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
28 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
33 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
50 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status
55 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special
61 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 1 3 ♥
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
5 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
8 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Type Beauty 2 0 ♥
12 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
15 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart 3 0 ♥
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Smart 2 0 ♥
22 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Smart 3 0 ♥
25 Shadow Punch 60 100% 20 Ghost Physical Type Smart 2 0 ♥
28 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
33 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart 4 0 ♥
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart 2 0 ♥
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
50 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Type Smart 7 0 ♥
55 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special Type Smart 2 1 ♥
61 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost Status Type Smart 1 3 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost Physical
5 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Status
8 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
12 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
15 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
22 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
25 Shadow Punch 60 100% 20 Ghost Physical
28 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
33 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
50 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status
55 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special
61 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 2
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost Physical Type Tough 0
5 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 2
8 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
12 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 0
15 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Cool 3
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Smart 2
22 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Smart 2
25 Shadow Punch 60 100% 20 Ghost Physical Type Smart 2
28 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool 1
33 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart 2
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart 1
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 2
50 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Type Smart 0
55 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost Status Type Smart 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Type Smart 1 3 ♥
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost Type Tough 1 4 ♥
8 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Type Tough 2 0 ♥
13 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
16 Curse —% 10 Ghost Type Tough 3 0 ♥
21 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart 2 1 ♥
25 Shadow Punch 60 100% 20 Ghost Type Smart 2 0 ♥
31 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Type Smart 3 0 ♥
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Type Smart 2 2 ♥
48 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Type Smart 8 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost
1 Spite 100% 10 Ghost
1 Mean Look —% 5 Normal
1 Curse —% 10 Ghost
1 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
31 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
48 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost
1 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost
1 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost
29 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
38 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beautiful 8 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 4 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool 2
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beauty 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM60 Drain Punch 60 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Beauty 1
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 2
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Smart 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart 1
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Cute 2
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Type Smart 2 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Type Smart 2 1 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Type Smart 1 3 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Type Smart 2 1 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Ice
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM41 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM48 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire
TM50 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Normal
TM05 Mega Kick 120 75% 5 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting
TM18 Counter 100% 20 Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM21 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Grass
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM35 Metronome —% 10 Normal
TM36 Selfdestruct 130 100% 5 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM46 Psywave 80% 15 Psychic
TM47 Explosion 170 100% 5 Normal
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Gengar can learn, refer to Gastly.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Drain Punch ORAS 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Wonder Room ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Drain Punch B2W2 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Ice Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Pain Split B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Role Play B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Skill Swap B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Trick B2W2 100% 10 Psychic Status
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Wonder Room B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fire Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Beauty 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
Ice Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Type Beauty 2
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Smart 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Type Smart 0
Pain Split HGSS —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 2
Role Play HGSS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Spite HGSSPt 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 2
Sucker Punch HGSSPt 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Smart 2
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool 2
Trick HGSSPt 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
Uproar HGSSPt 50 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cute 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Dream Eater FRLGEXD 100 100% 15 Psychic Type Smart 2 2 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Type Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Explosion FRLGE 250 100% 5 Normal Type Beauty 8 0 ♥
Fire Punch E 75 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
Ice Punch E 75 100% 15 Ice Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Metronome FRLGE —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Nightmare XD 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart 1 3 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Selfdestruct XD 200 100% 5 Normal Type Beauty 8 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Electric Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Thunderbolt C 95 100% 15 Electric
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Haunter None
Yellow Evolve Haunter None
Gold/Silver Evolve Haunter None
Crystal Evolve Haunter None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Haunter None
Diamond/Pearl Old Chateau (Any GBA Pokémon game) Dongle
Platinum Old Chateau (Any GBA Pokémon game) Dongle
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Haunter None
Black/White Evolve Haunter (White only) None
X/Y Evolve Haunter None
OR/AS Trade None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 68, Forever Level 18, Mr. Fuji (Adventures)
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Haunter
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Sky Stairway (1-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hippowdon Temple, Altru Tower, Altru Building,
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Oblivia Ruins, Dark Temple


Side game data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-019 PR Gengar Sprite Gengar Ghost SOA Psy Power 3 Psy Power 3 PA Ghost SofA Ghost
Capture Points* On Sight**
5320 (approx.) Teleports towards and chases player.
Browser Entry
It attacks by spitting out eerie orbs and sinister ones imbued with loathing.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon (excluding boss Pokémon).
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.


Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 094 front Y 094 front GR 094 front Gengar Back I
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 094 front S 094 front C 094 front Gengar Back II
Gengar Shiny G Gengar Shiny S Gengar Shiny C Gengar Back Shiny II
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 094 front E 094 front FRLG 094 front Gengar Back III
Gengar Shiny RS Gengar Shiny E Gengar Shiny FRLG Gengar Back Shiny III
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 094 front Pt 094 front HGSS 094 front Gengar Back DP
Gengar Shiny DP Gengar Shiny HGSS Gengar Back Shiny IV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Gengar BW Gengar BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Gengar XY Gengar XY Gengar-GO Gengar Back XY
Gengar Shiny XY Gengar Shiny XY Gengar Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Mega Evolution Sprites

Gengar Mega XY
Front
Gengar Mega Back XY
Back
Gengar Mega Shiny XY
Front (Shiny)
Gengar Mega Back Shiny XY
Back (Shiny)

Battle Animation Sprites

Gengar AttackAnimation 1 XY
Gengar AttackAnimation 2 XY

Anime

Trivia

  • Despite Gengar being able to sneak within shadows, it is unable to learn the move Shadow Sneak.
  • Despite being part Poison-type, it cannot learn any Poison-type moves by leveling up.
  • Even though Gengar isn't shown levitating in any of the core series games, it still has the ability Levitate. However, its ability was changed to Cursed Body in Generation VII.
  • Unlike most Pokémon, a Shiny Gengar has a small physical difference from a normal Gengar in HeartGold and SoulSilver. In said games, the spikes on a Shiny Gengar's back are shaped differently than a regular Gengar's.
  • Gengar is four inches shorter than Haunter, despite it being evolved from Haunter.
    • Mega Gengar, like Mega Alakazam, gets shorter when it Mega Evolves.
  • Gengar's Mega Stone is banned by Smogon on online battles in X/Y due to Shadow Tag and Perish Song.
  • There is a theory stating that Gengar might be the shadow of Clefairy or Clefable.
    • This is because they have a similar physical appearance, because Gengar's name originates from the term "doppelganger", and because Gengar's species is the Shadow Pokémon.
  • Gengar, along with Nidorino and Jigglypuff, are the first Pokémon to appear in any Pokémon media.
  • Back in 2014, a shiny Gengar was released with the move Sludge Wave, a move Gengar normally cannot learn.
  • Gengar is one of the 16 Pokemon to be made into a puppet in Japan.
    • It is also one of the 5 dual types to become a puppet along with Marshtomp, Slowpoke, Croagunk & Buneary. This also means it is the only fully evolved puppet Pokemon.
  • Gastly and its evolved forms are the first and only Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon.
    • This makes Gastly and its evolutions the only Poison-type Pokémon weak to the Dark-type.
  • Gengar could be seen as a counterpart to Alakazam. Both are part of a three-part evolution line that first requires leveling and then trading in order to fully evolve. Both can Mega Evolve and both of them get shorter once doing so. Both have a BST of 500 in Generation VI. Both are weak to each others STAB moves (Alakazam is weak to Ghost-type moves and Gengar is weak to Psychic-type moves). Both can also learn a total of 13 egg-moves in Generation VI. Both are also weak to Dark-type moves.

Origins

Gengar may have been based on the Oni, a creature of ancient Japanese folklore that was said to float invisibly above cities, bringing anything from a natural disaster like an earthquake to a terrible disease. It also appears to be based off a ghostly cat. Its name is possibly based off "doppelganger".

Gallery



See also