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Gengar (Japanese: ゲンガー, HepburnGangar) (GHEN-gar[1]) is a Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It can also Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar, or Gigantamax into Gigantamax Gengar It is Machamp's counterpart.

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.

In Mega Gengar, it has a hot pink smoke around it, a third yellow eye, and its hands are buried in the ground. It also has more spikes on its back and tail.

In Gigantamax Gengar, it has grown much larger. Its red eyes have turned yellow with soulless white pupils and the body has remained mostly the same aside from the absence of visible physical feet and detached hands that are in the ground. It has a massive mouth that resembles some sort of room with a long tongue inside.

Behavior[]

Gengar are typically mean-spirited and enjoy tormenting people by hurting them and overtaking them. They are most active during full moons, creeping out in the dead of night and disguising themselves as shadows; they may even enters sleeping homes to lurk in the dark. They will mimic every movement their targets make until they lower their guards. Then, they strike, draining their victims' life force as sustenance.

Gengar are also said to attack those who are hopelessly lost and afraid in the mountains. Many Gengar have learned to feed on fear, simply following victims in the shadows and mimicking them almost, but not quite perfectly. This cultivates great paranoia in victims, which they can then feast on. Other tricks Gengar have been known to use include: laughing maniacally in the shadows, lighting their red eyes in the darkness, and chanting mysteriously in the distance. In some places, parents warn that Gengar appear at night in the bedrooms of naughty children. A famous folk tale tells of a Gengar that once used to be human, attacking people so it could have a friend.

In spite of their infamous insidiousness and cruelty, domesticated Gengar that are being kindly looked after by their trainers are much friendlier, and their smiles appear to be less creepy.

Natural abilities[]

This Pokémon hides in the shadows. It is said that if a Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 °F. When there is a Full Moon, Gengar like to scare people by pretending to be their shadow, then laugh at their fear. They can absorb any surrounding heat, leaving a sudden chill. To steal the life of their targets, they slip into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity. Gengar are also able to merge with and inhabit the shadow of another being.

Additionally, Gengar can cast curses on their victims, simply to immobilize them in extreme agony and pain as a means for Gengar themselves to strike easily.

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[]

  • Red and Blue

    Under a full moon, this Pokémon likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sword

    On the night of a full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be Gengar's doing.
    Gigantamax: Rumor has it that its gigantic mouth leads not into its body, filled with cursed energy, but instead directly to the afterlife.

  • Shield

    It is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains.
    Gigantamax: It lays traps, hoping to steal the lives of those it catches. If you stand in front of its mouth, you'll hear your loved ones' voices calling out to you.

  • Brilliant Diamond

    It hides in shadows. It is said that in rooms where Gengar is hiding, the temperature drops by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Shining Pearl

    Lurking in the shadowy corners of rooms, it awaits chances to steal its prey's life-force.

  • Legends: Arceus

    Possesses potential victims' shadows in an effort to steal away the victims' lives. If your shadow begins to laugh, you must take hold of a protective charm posthaste!

  • Scarlet

    To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey’s shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.

  • Violet

    Hiding in people's shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.


Stats[]

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

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 Cat.
1 Shadow Punch 60 —% 20 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical
1 Spite 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status
5 Spite 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status
8 Mean Look —% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
12 Curse —% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status
15 Night Shade 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status
22 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
28 Payback 50 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
33 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special
50 Destiny Bond —% 5 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status
55 Hex 65 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special
61 Nightmare 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME 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 Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Smart 1 3 ♥
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
5 Spite 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
8 Mean Look —% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Beauty 2 0 ♥
12 Curse —% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status Tough 3 0 ♥
15 Night Shade 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special Smart 3 0 ♥
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status Smart 2 0 ♥
22 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Smart 3 0 ♥
25 Shadow Punch 60 100% 20 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical Smart 2 0 ♥
28 Payback 50 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
33 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special Smart 4 0 ♥
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special Smart 2 0 ♥
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
50 Destiny Bond —% 5 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status Smart 7 0 ♥
55 Hex 65 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special Smart 2 1 ♥
61 Nightmare 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status 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 Cat.
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical
5 Spite 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status
8 Mean Look —% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
12 Curse —% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status
15 Night Shade 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status
22 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
25 Shadow Punch 60 100% 20 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical
28 Payback 50 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
33 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special
50 Destiny Bond —% 5 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status
55 Hex 65 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special
61 Nightmare 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME 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 Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Smart 2
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical Tough 0
5 Spite 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status Tough 2
8 Mean Look —% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Beauty 2
12 Curse —% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status Tough 0
15 Night Shade 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special Cool 3
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status Smart 2
22 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Smart 2
25 Shadow Punch 60 100% 20 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical Smart 2
28 Payback 50 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Cool 1
33 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special Smart 2
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special Smart 1
44 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special Cool 2
50 Destiny Bond —% 5 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status Smart 0
55 Nightmare 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status 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 Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Smart 1 3 ♥
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Tough 1 4 ♥
8 Spite 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Tough 2 0 ♥
13 Mean Look —% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
16 Curse —% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Tough 3 0 ♥
21 Night Shade 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Smart 2 1 ♥
25 Shadow Punch 60 100% 20 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Smart 2 0 ♥
31 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Smart 2 2 ♥
48 Destiny Bond —% 5 Type Ghost HOME Ghost 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 Type Ghost HOME Ghost
1 Spite 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost
1 Mean Look —% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal
1 Curse —% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost
1 Night Shade 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Type Psychic HOME Psychic
31 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost
39 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic
48 Destiny Bond —% 5 Type Ghost HOME 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 Type Ghost HOME Ghost
1 Night Shade 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost
1 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost
29 Hypnosis 60% 20 Type Psychic HOME Psychic
38 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME 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, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Type Fire HOME Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Type Water HOME Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Type Electric HOME Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Type Grass HOME Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Type Fire HOME Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Type Bug HOME Bug Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Type Poison HOME Poison Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Type Fairy HOME Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Type Normal HOME 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, TRs, and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Type Fire HOME Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Type Water HOME Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Type Electric HOME Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Type Grass HOME Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Type Fire HOME Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Beautiful 8 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Type Bug HOME Bug Special Cute 3 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Type Poison HOME Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Type Fairy HOME Fairy Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical 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, TRs, and HMs Generation V
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Type Fire HOME Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Type Water HOME Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Type Electric HOME Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Type Grass HOME Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Type Fire HOME Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Type Poison HOME Poison Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Type Normal HOME 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, TRs, and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Type Fire HOME Fire Status Beauty 2
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Smart 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Type Water HOME Water Status Tough 2
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Type Grass HOME Grass Special Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Cute 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Type Electric HOME Electric Special Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special Smart 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cool 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Special Tough 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Tough 0
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Smart 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Smart 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Special Cool 2
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Type Grass HOME Grass Special Beauty 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Tough 2
TM60 Drain Punch 60 100% 5 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical Beauty 1
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Type Fire HOME Fire Status Beauty 2
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Cute 2
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Beauty 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Beauty 2
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special Cool 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Type Poison HOME Poison Physical Smart 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Special Smart 1
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Smart 1
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Cute 2
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical 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, TRs, and HMs Generation III
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Type Fire HOME Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Type Water HOME Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Type Grass HOME Grass Smart 2 1 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Type Electric HOME Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Smart 1 3 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison Tough 2 1 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Smart 1 0 ♥
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Type Fighting HOME Fighting 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, TRs, and HMs Generation II
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Type Fighting HOME Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 Type ??? HOME ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Type Electric HOME Electric
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Type Fighting HOME Fighting
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Type Fire HOME Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Type Water HOME Water
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Type Grass HOME Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Type Electric HOME Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM33 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Type Ice HOME Ice
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM41 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic
TM44 Rest —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark
TM48 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Type Fire HOME Fire
TM50 Nightmare 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Type Normal HOME 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, TRs, and HMs Generation I
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM05 Mega Kick 120 75% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Type Poison HOME Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Type Fighting HOME Fighting
TM18 Counter 100% 20 Type Fighting HOME Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Type Fighting HOME Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM21 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Type Grass HOME Grass
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Type Electric HOME Electric
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM35 Metronome —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM36 Selfdestruct 130 100% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic
TM44 Rest —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic
TM46 Psywave 80% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic
TM47 Explosion 170 100% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Type Normal HOME 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 Cat.
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Type Fire HOME Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Type Grass HOME Grass Special
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Type Ice HOME Ice Physical
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Type Ice HOME Ice Special
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
Role Play USUM —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
Snatch USUM —% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric Physical
Trick USUM 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Type Psychic HOME 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 Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Drain Punch ORAS 75 100% 10 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Type Fire HOME Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Type Grass HOME Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Type Ice HOME Ice Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Type Ice HOME Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
Wonder Room ORAS —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status 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 Cat.
Dark Pulse  80 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Special
Drain Punch  75 100% 10 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Physical
Fire Punch  75 100% 15 Type Fire HOME Fire Physical
Foul Play  95 100% 15 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
Giga Drain  75 100% 10 Type Grass HOME Grass Special
Ice Punch  75 100% 15 Type Ice HOME Ice Physical
Icy Wind  55 95% 15 Type Ice HOME Ice Special
Knock Off  20 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical
Pain Split  —% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
Role Play  —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
Skill Swap  —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
Sleep Talk  —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Status
Snatch  —% 10 Type Dark HOME Dark Status
Snore  40 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
Spite  100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status
ThunderPunch  75 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric Physical
Trick  100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status
Uproar  90 100% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Special
Wonder Room  —% 10 Type Psychic HOME 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 Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Fire Punch  75 100% 15 Type Fire HOME Fire Physical Beauty 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Physical Tough 3
Ice Punch  75 100% 15 Type Ice HOME Ice Physical Beauty 2
Icy Wind  55 95% 15 Type Ice HOME Ice Special Beauty 2
Knock Off  20 100% 20 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Smart 3
Ominous Wind  60 100% 5 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Special Smart 0
Pain Split HGSS —% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Status Smart 2
Role Play HGSS —% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Cute 1
Snore  40 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Special Cute 3
Spite  100% 10 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Status Tough 2
Sucker Punch  80 100% 5 Type Dark HOME Dark Physical Smart 2
ThunderPunch  75 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric Physical Cool 2
Trick  100% 10 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Status Smart 0
Uproar  50 100% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Special 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 Cat. Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Dream Eater FRLGEXD 100 100% 15 Type Psychic HOME Psychic Smart 2 2 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Explosion FRLGE 250 100% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Beauty 8 0 ♥
Fire Punch E 75 100% 15 Type Fire HOME Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
Ice Punch E 75 100% 15 Type Ice HOME Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Type Normal HOME Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Metronome FRLGE —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Nightmare XD 100% 15 Type Ghost HOME Ghost Smart 1 3 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Type Fighting HOME Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Selfdestruct XD 200 100% 5 Type Normal HOME Normal Beauty 8 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Type Normal HOME Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Type Normal HOME Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Type Electric HOME Electric 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 Type Electric HOME 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 and Blue Evolve Haunter None
Yellow Evolve Haunter None
Gold and Silver Evolve Haunter None
Crystal Evolve Haunter None
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Evolve Haunter None
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Old Chateau (Any GBA Pokémon game) Dongle
Platinum Old Chateau (Any GBA Pokémon game) Dongle
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Haunter None
Black and White Evolve Haunter (White only) None
X and Y Evolve Haunter None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Evolve Haunter None
Sword and Shield Giant's Cap

Max Raid Battle: Giant's Mirror, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness
Gigantamax Raid Battle: Stony Wilderness (shield only)

Common

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[Notes 1] 5320 (approx.) On Sight[Notes 2] Teleports towards and chases player.
Browser Entry
It attacks by spitting out eerie orbs and sinister ones imbued with loathing.
Notes
  1. ^ The amount of points required to capture the Pokémon (excluding boss Pokémon)
  2. ^ The reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it

Sprites[]

Anime[]

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Supporting[]

Minor[]

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.
  • 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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon.
  • 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 other's 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.
  • Gengar and the Kanto starters are the only Pokémon that have both a Mega form and a Gigantamax form.
  • Gengar ranked 10th, among all Pokémon, in the Pokémon of the Year 2020 poll by The Pokémon Company. It also ranked 2nd among all Kanto Pokémon.
  • Mega-evolved Gengar is used for Gengar's Synergy Burst in Pokkén Tournament DX.

Origin[]

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". Gengar also seems to be based on demons, due to the horns on its head.

Etymology[]

Gengar may come from genganger, a word used to describe spirits in Scandinavian mythology. It may also come from doppelganger.

Gallery[]

See also[]