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Gengar

Class: Rare
Types:
Ghost
Poison
Catch Rate: 45
Level Gain Rate: Medium Slow
Base Reward EXP: 665
Reward EV Point: SpAttack: 3
Gengar in game: 1,916 Who?
AVG Level: 77
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 94

Base Stats

HP: 60
Attack: 65
Defense: 60
SpAttack: 130
SpDefense: 75
Speed: 110
Total: 500
Default Ability 1: SpAttack Master
Default Ability 2: Venomous
Default Ability 3: Ground Immunity
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: rayo123000

Where Gengar can be captured:

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Gengar's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 25% : 200% : 100% : 100% : 0% : 100% : 100% : 200% : 50%
: 200% : 100% : 50% : 0% : 25% : 200% : 100% : 100% : 100%

Gengar's Transformation Line

#92 Gastly
Ghost (Type 1) Poison (Type 2)
Level 40
#93 Haunter
Ghost (Type 1) Poison (Type 2)
Level 50
Use item Enhanced Gem
#94 Gengar
Ghost (Type 1) Poison (Type 2)
Level 60
Use item Mega Gem
#8094 Mega Gengar
Ghost (Type 1) Poison (Type 2)

Gengar's Other Forms

#2094 Shiny-Gengar
Ghost (Type 1) Poison (Type 2)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Gengar Can Learn

ID: 601 Strength HM04 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 495 Rock Smash HM06 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100

Gengar's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 298 Hypnosis Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 60
ID: 337 Lick Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 30 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 584 Spite Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 361 Mean Look Level: 8 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 116 Curse Level: 12 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 402 Night Shade Level: 15 Category: Special Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 95 Confuse Ray Level: 19 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 610 Sucker Punch Level: 22 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 530 Shadow Punch Level: 25 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 419 Payback Level: 28 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 524 Shadow Ball Level: 33 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 153 Dream Eater Level: 39 Category: Special Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 118 Dark Pulse Level: 44 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 125 Destiny Bond Level: 50 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 277 Hex Level: 55 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 404 Nightmare Level: 61 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Gengar Can Learn

ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 673 Venoshock TM009 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 611 Sunny Day TM011 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 632 Taunt TM012 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 292 Hyper Beam TM015 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 471 Rain Dance TM018 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 649 Thunderbolt TM024 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 644 Thunder TM025 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 10 Accuracy: 70
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 452 Psychic TM029 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 524 Shadow Ball TM030 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 65 Brick Break TM031 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 558 Sludge Bomb TM036 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 652 Torment TM041 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 30 Attract TM045 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 639 Thief TM046 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 214 Focus Blast TM052 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70
ID: 172 Energy Ball TM053 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 209 Fling TM056 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 693 Will-O-Wisp TM061 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 167 Embargo TM063 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 175 Explosion TM064 Category: Physical Base Power: 250 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 527 Shadow Claw TM065 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 419 Payback TM066 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 239 Giga Impact TM068 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 451 Psych Up TM077 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 313 Infestation TM083 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 431 Poison Jab TM084 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 153 Dream Eater TM085 Category: Special Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 659 Trick Room TM092 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 118 Dark Pulse TM097 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 121 Dazzling Gleam TM099 Category: Special Base Power: 95 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 140 Double-Edge TM103 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 216 Focus Punch TM113 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 238 Giga Drain TM114 Category: Special Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 304 Ice Punch TM115 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 308 Icy Wind TM116 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 499 Role Play TM119 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 79 Captivate TM124 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 265 Headbutt TM126 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 195 Fire Punch TM133 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 325 Knock Off TM136 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 547 Skill Swap TM139 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 646 Thunder Punch TM140 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 151 Drain Punch TM141 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 221 Foul Play TM142 Category: Physical Base Power: 95 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 566 Snatch TM149 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 658 Trick TM150 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 697 Wonder Room TM151 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 56 Body Slam TM153 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 107 Counter TM154 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 157 Dynamic Punch TM155 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 5 Accuracy: 50
ID: 364 Mega Kick TM156 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 75
ID: 365 Mega Punch TM157 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 372 Metronome TM158 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 521 Seismic Toss TM160 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 637 Telekinesis TM161 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 421 Perish Song TM170 Category: Physical Base Power: 480 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 584 Spite TM175 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 411 Ominous Wind TM215 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 667 Uproar TM224 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 445 Power-Up Punch TM229 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 415 Pain Split TM243 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 262 Haze TM248 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 130 Disable TM270 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 513 Scary Face TM273 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 28 Astonish TM329 Category: Physical Base Power: 30 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 90 Clear Smog TM363 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 479 Reflect Type TM412 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 250 Grudge TM472 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 530 Shadow Punch TM473 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 460 Psywave TM490 Category: Special Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 80
ID: 563 Smog TM491 Category: Special Base Power: 30 PP: 20 Accuracy: 70
Pokémon: Gengar - Level Gain Rate: Medium Slow - Class: Rare
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 54 EXP
L 3: 342 EXP
L 4: 576 EXP
L 5: 810 EXP
L 6: 1,074 EXP
L 7: 1,416 EXP
L 8: 1,884 EXP
L 9: 2,514 EXP
L 10: 3,360 EXP
L 11: 4,452 EXP
L 12: 5,838 EXP
L 13: 7,566 EXP
L 14: 9,672 EXP
L 15: 12,210 EXP
L 16: 15,210 EXP
L 17: 18,720 EXP
L 18: 22,788 EXP
L 19: 27,450 EXP
L 20: 32,760 EXP
L 21: 38,748 EXP
L 22: 45,462 EXP
L 23: 52,950 EXP
L 24: 61,248 EXP
L 25: 70,410 EXP
L 26: 80,466 EXP
L 27: 91,464 EXP
L 28: 103,452 EXP
L 29: 116,466 EXP
L 30: 130,560 EXP
L 31: 145,764 EXP
L 32: 162,126 EXP
L 33: 179,694 EXP
L 34: 198,504 EXP
L 35: 218,610 EXP
L 36: 240,042 EXP
L 37: 262,848 EXP
L 38: 287,076 EXP
L 39: 312,762 EXP
L 40: 339,960 EXP
L 41: 368,700 EXP
L 42: 399,030 EXP
L 43: 430,998 EXP
L 44: 464,640 EXP
L 45: 500,010 EXP
L 46: 537,138 EXP
L 47: 576,072 EXP
L 48: 616,860 EXP
L 49: 659,538 EXP
L 50: 704,160 EXP
L 51: 750,756 EXP
L 52: 799,374 EXP
L 53: 850,062 EXP
L 54: 902,856 EXP
L 55: 957,810 EXP
L 56: 1,014,954 EXP
L 57: 1,074,336 EXP
L 58: 1,136,004 EXP
L 59: 1,199,994 EXP
L 60: 1,266,360 EXP
L 61: 1,335,132 EXP
L 62: 1,406,358 EXP
L 63: 1,480,086 EXP
L 64: 1,556,352 EXP
L 65: 1,635,210 EXP
L 66: 1,716,690 EXP
L 67: 1,800,840 EXP
L 68: 1,887,708 EXP
L 69: 1,977,330 EXP
L 70: 2,069,760 EXP
L 71: 2,165,028 EXP
L 72: 2,263,182 EXP
L 73: 2,364,270 EXP
L 74: 2,468,328 EXP
L 75: 2,575,410 EXP
L 76: 2,685,546 EXP
L 77: 2,798,784 EXP
L 78: 2,915,172 EXP
L 79: 3,034,746 EXP
L 80: 3,157,560 EXP
L 81: 3,283,644 EXP
L 82: 3,413,046 EXP
L 83: 3,545,814 EXP
L 84: 3,681,984 EXP
L 85: 3,821,610 EXP
L 86: 3,964,722 EXP
L 87: 4,111,368 EXP
L 88: 4,261,596 EXP
L 89: 4,415,442 EXP
L 90: 4,572,960 EXP
L 91: 4,734,180 EXP
L 92: 4,899,150 EXP
L 93: 5,067,918 EXP
L 94: 5,240,520 EXP
L 95: 5,417,010 EXP
L 96: 5,597,418 EXP
L 97: 5,781,792 EXP
L 98: 5,970,180 EXP
L 99: 6,162,618 EXP
L 100: 6,359,160 EXP
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Gengar
Shadow Pokémon
ゲンガー
Gangar
#094
Gengar
Gengar
Mega Gengar
Mega Gengar
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Poison
Abilities
Cursed Body
Gengar
Shadow Tag
Mega Gengar
Levitate
Gengar Gen. III-VI
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Gengar
4'07" 1.4 m
Mega Gengar
Weight
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg
Gengar
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg
Mega Gengar
Mega Stone
Gengarite
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#094
Kanto
#060
Johto
#071
Sinnoh
Mountain
#032
Kalos
#063
Alola
Browser
R-096
Fiore
R-019
Almia
R-166/N-185
Oblivia
Base experience yield
190
Gen. I-IV
225
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
F094.png
Pokédex color
 Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Haunter when traded. It is the final form of Gastly. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar using the Gengarite.

Biology

 
 
Morty's Gengar floating through the air

Gengar is a dark purple, bipedal Pokémon with a roundish body. It has red eyes and a wide mouth that is usually curled into a sinister grin. Multiple spikes cover its back, and it has large pointed ears. Its arms and legs are short with three digits on both its hands and feet. It also has a stubby tail.

As Mega Gengar, a portion of its body sinks into the ground. The lower portions turn a more reddish purple, and a third eye appears on its forehead. This new unblinking eye is oval, yellow, and allows it to see into other dimensions.[1] The spikes on Mega Gengar's back are more numerous and pointed. Additionally, spikes appear on its hands and tail. Its ears are now considerably longer and project backward.

Gengar has the ability to hide perfectly in the shadow of any object, granting it exceptional stealth. However, Gengar's body acts as a heat sink. Its presence cools the temperature of the surrounding area by nearly 10 °F (5 °C), because it absorbs the warmth. In addition, Gengar possesses the ability to fly through the air, as demonstrated in the anime.

Gengar is very mischievous, and at times, malicious. It enjoys playing practical jokes and casting curses, such as pretending to be one's shadow, then behaving erratically. When the quarry notices, the Gengar takes delight in its victim's terror. However, Gengar has been known to be loyal to a Trainer who treats it well. Gengar lives in shadows of rooms, caves, and dark places where shadows form. It is especially fond of urban areas such as cities and back alleys, but only during the night.

In the anime

In the main series

 
Gengar in the anime
 
Mega Gengar in the anime
 
Shiny Gengar in the anime
 
Shiny Mega Gengar in the anime

Major appearances

Morty's Gengar

Gengar appeared under the ownership of Ecruteak City Gym Leader Morty in A Ghost Of A ChanceFrom Ghost to Ghost, and For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!.

Agatha's Gengar

Agatha used a Gengar to battle Ash's Pikachu in The Scheme Team. The Ghost Pokémon defeated Pikachu.

Team Meanies

Gengar was the leader of Team Meanies in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!.

Other

Ash first saw a Gengar in person in Lavender Town in The Tower of Terror while searching for a Ghost-type Pokémon to fight Sabrina with. Due to a close call, Ash got to spend some unexpected time with the ghostly trio, GastlyHaunter, and Gengar. It, along with Haunter, seemed to have a fondness for Japanese stand-up, and attempt to (unsuccessfully) amuse Ash by acting as a pair of performers. It reappeared in a flashback in the following episode.

In The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis, a giant Gengar was awakened near the ancient city of Pokémopolis where it battled an equally large Alakazam.

Drake of the Orange Islands used a Gengar in his battle with Ash in Hello, Pummelo! and Enter The Dragonite. His Gengar managed to confuse Ash's Tauros before he returned it and instead tried with Ash's Lapras. In the collision between Night Shade and Ice Beam, both Lapras and Gengar fainted.

A Gengar appeared in PK15.

A Gengar under the ownership of Hearthome City's Gym Leader Fantina appeared in a flashback in Playing the Leveling Field!, and appeared in A Shield with a Twist where it was defeated by Ash's Buizel.

Three Gengar appeared in Celebrating the Hero's Comet!.

Lon owns a Gengar that appeared in Scary Hospitality!. It is used by Lon, alongside its Gastly and Haunter, to scare visitors of the "Scary House".

A Gengar was used by the ninjas that attacked the Ninja Village in A Festival of Decisions!.

Shiny Gengar owned by Alva that can Mega Evolve appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Minor appearances

Gengar first appeared in the opening of the first episode, Pokémon - I Choose You!, where it and a Nidorino battled in a Colosseum on TV as a reference to the original Pokémon Red and Green games.

A group of Gengar, along with a group of Haunter, were composing illusions within a forest in Illusion Confusion!.

A Gengar appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Gengar appeared in UnBEARable in Brock's thoughts.

A Gengar appeared under the ownership of a Trainer in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Gengar was partnered with two Team Rocket trainees in Training Daze.

A Gengar appeared in Who's Flying Now?, in the Fortree City Feather Festival.

A Gengar appeared in Ghoul Daze! together with its pre-evolutions, Gastly and Haunter.

A Gengar appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A Gengar appeared as a mask for the festival in Capacia Island UFO!.

A Gengar that can Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar appeared in Mega Evolution Special I.

A Gengar appeared in SM003, during a fantasy. 

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP023 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar. No information available.
EP072 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon. The evolved form of Haunter. Details about this Pokémon are unknown.
Original series entries continue below.

 

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP182 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon. The evolved form of Haunter. Details about Gengar are unknown.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG132 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon. Gengar is the final evolved form of Gastly. It can absorb any surrounding heat, leaving a sudden chill.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP102 Gengar Dawn's Pokédex Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon. Gengar hides in the shadows. If a Gengar is nearby, it is said to feel ten degreescolder than normal.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY072 Gengar Serena's Pokédex Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon and the evolved form of Haunter. Gengar is happy when it scares people, smiling wickedly in the dark.
This concludes the entries from the XY series.
 
Gengar in Pokémon Origins

In Pokémon Origins

Agatha's Gengar

Agatha used a Gengar against Red's Dodrio in File 4: Charizard and lost.

Other

Gengar appeared in File 1: Red battling a Nidorino.

Red's Gengar evolved from a Haunter sometime before File 4: Charizard.

 
Gengar in Pokémon Generations

In Pokémon Generations

Agatha's Gengar

Agatha used a Gengar against Blue's Rhydon in The Challenger and lost.

Other

A Gengar appeared in the opening sequence for The Adventure, battling against a Nidorino

In the manga

 
Gengar in Pokémon Adventures
 
Mega Gengar in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Gengar first appeared under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt in Holy Moltres where it was used to battle Blaine's Arcanine and Rapidash and almost attacked Red.

In Pokémon AdventuresAgatha has two Gengar on her team, and many in her Ghost-type army. Her first one and her Ghost army first appeared in Lapras Lazily. One of them was used to attack Blue and Koga from the shadows, draining the latter's life force as it possessed his shadow. Eventually, it was taken down when Koga used the tail that the old woman's Arbok bit off his own to distract it long enough for Blue's Porygon to deal the finishing blow.

A Gengar was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

Another Gengar was seen at the beginning of the FireRed and LeafGreen saga in Volume 23. It was used by a kid from Pallet Town in an attempt to capture a Nidorino, thus replicating the opening sequence of the Generation I video games (and their remakes).

In the X & Y chapter a Gengar belonging to Gurkinn appeared stopping Celosia's Aegislash from killing X. He helped battle against Team Flare to stop them from obtaining the tree form of Xerneas and later was given to X, where he was named Garma.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Main article: Morty's Gengar

In A Promise Given to Miltank, Morty called out Gengar to stop a Spearow from stealing the satchel that contained Berries collected by Gold.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

The Gengar from Team Meanies appears as a major character and the main antagonist.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Agatha's Gengar
Main article: Morty's Gengar

Blue's Gengar debuted in Get Rid Of The Ghost Pokémon!! as a Haunter. There it evolved while battling Clefairy.

Green used a Gengar in the Pokémon League where it went up against Red.

Agatha's Gengar was shown in Panic on the Luxury Liner?!.

Morty's Gengar appeared in The Legendary Ho-Oh!!.

A Gengar was seen under the ownership of Karen in A Challenge to the Elite Four!.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Agatha's Gengar went up against Satoshi's Alakazam and lost in Indigo Plateau

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS077 Able to merge with and inhabit the shadow of another being.
 

In the TCG

Main article: Gengar (TCG)

Other appearances

 
Gengar in Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament

Gengar is a playable character in the arcade fighting game. Moves it can use include Shadow BallHypnosisShadow Punch, and Curse. Upon entering Burst form, it Mega-Evolves and can use the Burst Attack Shadow Drop.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: A Gengar appears in a bonus stage accessible from the Red Table. Once the player has knocked out the three Gastly and the pair of Haunter, a Gengar then appears and must be defeated to win.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team: Gengar is the leader of Team Meanies. While often accompanied by Ekans and Medicham, Gengar will often act alone and spends much of the game causing trouble, even convincing the village to exile the hero, blaming him or her for the natural disasters. However, it is later revealed that he is the cursed human.

Pokédex entries

Gengar

Generation I  
Red Under a full moon, this Pokémon likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright.
Blue
Yellow A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.
Stadium Appears to attack people who get lost in the mountains. Said to be the culprit behind shadows that laugh in the moonlight.
Generation II  
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.
Stadium 2 It steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a Gengar appeared.
Generation III  
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
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.
Generation IV  
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.
Generation V  
Black The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
White
Black 2 The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
White 2
Generation VI  
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
Generation VII  
Sun Should you feel yourself attacked by a sudden chill, it is evidence of an approaching Gengar. There is no escaping it. Give up.
Moon It apparently wishes for a traveling companion. Since it was once human itself, it tries to compose one by taking the lives of other humans.

 

Mega Gengar

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VII  
Sun Gengar's relationships are warped. It has no interest in opponents unless it perceives them as prey.
Moon The energy of Mega Evolution awakened it. It sinks into another dimension, where it keeps a patient watch for its chance to attack.

 

Game locations

Generation I  
Red Blue
Evolve Haunter
Blue (Japan)
Trade Machoke for Haunter in Cerulean City (evolves immediately)
Yellow
Evolve Haunter
Generation II  
Gold Silver
Evolve Haunter
Crystal
Evolve Haunter
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Haunter
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Old Chateau (Any Gen III game)
Platinum
Old Chateau (Any Gen III game)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Haunter
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V  
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Haunter
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI  
X Y
Evolve Haunter
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
TradeEvent
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site) (SOS Battle)


 

In side games

Generation I  
Pinball
Evolve Haunter
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Channel
Ruins of Truth
Trozei!
Endless Level 68, Forever Level 18, Pair Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Haunter
Ranger
Fiore Temple
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon TempleAltru BuildingAltru Tower
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Both Modes A & S)
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Oblivia RuinsDark Temple
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: Everspring ValleyWorld Axle - B1F
Conquest
Evolve Haunter
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Guided by Pichu (Boss)
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 3
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 125
Event: A Great Chance a Day! (Costumed)
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 08: Stage 06

 

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XY Pokémon Center Gengar All Japan 25 February 1 to 28, 2014
XY Pokémon Center Battle Championship Gengar All Japan 50 June 2 to 8, 2014;
July 7 to 21, 2014
XY Halloween Gengar All Japan 25Shiny September 13 to October 14, 2014
XY October 2014 Gengar American region Online 25Shiny October 9, 2014 to February 5, 2015
XY October 2014 Gengar PAL region Online 25Shiny October 9, 2014 to February 5, 2015
XY Pre-ordering player Gengar Korean region Online 25Shiny October 11 to December 7, 2014
XY XY Gengar Japanese region Online 25Shiny October 24 to 31, 2014
XY XY Gengar American region Online 25Shiny October 24 to 31, 2014
ORAS Pokémon Center Hiroshima Gengar All Japan 25Shiny March 1 to 31, 2016
XYORAS Alva's Gengar Japanese region Online 50Shiny July 9 to August 31, 2016
XYORAS Alva's Gengar Japanese region Nintendo Zone 50Shiny July 30 to August 31, 2016
XYORAS XY&Z Gengar Korean region Online 100 October 19 to November 15, 2016

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Gengar
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60  
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 65  
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 60  
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 130  
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Def: 75  
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 110  
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 130.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mega Gengar
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60  
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 65  
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 80  
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 170  
157 - 244 310 - 482
Sp.Def: 95  
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 130  
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Gengar
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Flying
Rock
Steel
Fire
Water
Electric
Ice
Dragon
Weak to:
Ground
Ghost
Psychic
Dark
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Resistant to:
Poison ¼×
Bug ¼×
Grass ½×
Fairy ½×
Notes:
 
Mega Gengar
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Flying
Rock
Steel
Fire
Water
Electric
Ice
Dragon
Weak to:
Ground
Ghost
Psychic
Dark
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Resistant to:
Poison ¼×
Bug ¼×
Grass ½×
Fairy ½×
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 60 —% 20
1 Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
1 Lick Ghost Physical 30 100% 30
1 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
Evo. Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 60 —% 20
5 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
8 Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
12 Curse Ghost Status —% 10
15 Night Shade Ghost Special 100% 15
19 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
22 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
28 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15
39 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100 100% 15
44 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
50 Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
55 Hex Ghost Special 65 100% 10
61 Nightmare Ghost Status 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110 70% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 85% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250 100% 5
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 20 100% 20
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status —% 5
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 80 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MisdreavusMismagiusDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimecho
DrifloonDrifblimYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampent
PhantumpTrevenantPumpkabooGourgeistSandygastPalossand
Mimikyu
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
KoffingWeezingSlugmaMagcargo Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
GrimerGrimerMukMukDuskullDusclops
DusknoirYamaskCofagrigus
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
DusclopsDusknoir Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
MisdreavusShuppetBanetteYamaskCofagrigus Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
KoffingWeezingYamaskCofagrigus Haze Ice Status —% 30
DusclopsDusknoir Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
Misdreavus Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
MisdreavusMismagiusChimechoSolosisDuosionReuniclus Psywave Psychic Special 100% 15
CastformStunfisk Reflect Type* Normal Status —% 15
CofagrigusPumpkabooGourgeist Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
KoffingWeezingSlugmaMagcargoLitwickLampent
Chandelure
Smog Poison Special 30 70% 20
DusclopsDusknoir Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gengar in Generation VII
  • 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 Gengar in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Gengar can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Gengar cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 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 Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Confusion  Psychic  Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin094.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani094.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP094.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend AreaDarkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP My red eyes aren't from lack of sleep!
26%-50% HP Confound it! My HP is already missing by half...
1%-25% HP This is my ruin... Even my shadow grows dim...
Level up Very well! I've leveled!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP Kekeh! I'm counting on you!
26%-50% HP Kekeh? This is getting a bit rough...
1%-25% HP Gegeh! I'm about to faint! Oi! Heal me quick!
Level up N/A
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP094.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
Ghost
Field move: None
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: 100 Max. exp.: 120
Browser entry
Beware--Gengar abducts your Pokémon. It makes copies of itself to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
Ghost
Field move: Psy Power 3 field move.png
(Psy Power ×3)
Browser entry
It attacks by spitting out eerie orbs and sinister ones imbued with loathing.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(present)
Psy Power 3 field move.png
(Psy Power ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry
It shoots out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW094.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Gengar appeared out of the painting in the Haunted Zone. Watch him take the lead at Dusknoir's Speed Slam and Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2094.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He says spiteful things, but he came to the Tech Area to look for his missing friends. He cherishes his friendships.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP094.png HP: ★★ Move: Shadow Ball
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Levitate
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Haunter 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: BokuzenHanzōSaizō, and Yoshitatsu
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT094.png

 
 
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Gengarite Sprite.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 0

#114
Shuffle094.png
Shuffle094M.png

Power of 5
Attacks do more damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Spookify
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 1
Erases all Mega Gengar in the puzzle area.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Gengarite Sprite.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 0

#114
Shuffle094Costumed.png
Shuffle094M.png

Vitality Drain
Does more damage when the opponent has more HP left.
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 7
Erases Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Gengar.
Pokémon GO
GO094.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 261 Base Defense: 156
Egg Distance: N/A Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Sucker PunchShadow Claw
Special Attacks: Shadow BallDark PulseSludge Bomb*Sludge Wave*

Evolution

092Gastly.png
Unevolved
Gastly
 Ghost  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 25
093Haunter.png
First evolution
Haunter
 Ghost  Poison 
Pal Pad
Trade
094Gengar.png
Second evolution
Gengar
 Ghost  Poison 

 

Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
Spr 1b 094.png Spr b g1 094.png   Spr 1y 094.png Spr b g1 094.png   Spr 1g 094.png Spr b g1 094.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 094.png Spr b 2g 094.png   Spr 2s 094.png Spr b 2g 094.png   Spr 2c 094.png Spr b 2c 094.png
Spr 2g 094 s.png Spr b 2g 094 s.png   Spr 2s 094 s.png Spr b 2g 094 s.png   Spr 2c 094 s.png Spr b 2g 094 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 094.png Spr b 3r 094.png   Spr 3e 094.png Spr b 3r 094.png   Spr 3f 094.png Spr b 3f 094.png
Spr 3r 094 s.png Spr b 3r 094 s.png   Spr 3e 094 s.png Spr b 3r 094 s.png   Spr 3f 094 s.png Spr b 3f 094 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 094.png Spr b 4d 094.png   Spr 4p 094.png Spr b 4p 094.png   Spr 4h 094.png Spr b 4h 094.png
Spr 4d 094 s.png Spr b 4d 094 s.png   Spr 4p 094 s.png Spr b 4p 094 s.png   Spr 4h 094 s.png Spr b 4p 094 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 094.png Spr b 5b 094.png   Spr 5b 094.png Spr b 5b 094.png
Spr 5b 094 s.png Spr b 5b 094 s.png   Spr 5b 094 s.png Spr b 5b 094 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 094.png Spr b 6x 094.png   Spr 6x 094.png Spr b 6x 094.png
Spr 6x 094M.png Spr b 6x 094M.png   Spr 6x 094M.png Spr b 6x 094M.png
Spr 6x 094 s.png Spr b 6x 094 s.png   Spr 6x 094 s.png Spr b 6x 094 s.png
Spr 6x 094M s.png Spr b 6x 094M s.png   Spr 6x 094M s.png Spr b 6x 094M s.png
Front Back   Front Back
094MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Gengar images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

 
Promotional artwork of a ShinyMega Gengar
  • Gengar is the favorite Pokémon of Ken Sugimori.
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Gengar was originally known as "Phantom".
  • Gengar, along with Nidorino, with whom it battles in the beginning of Pokémon Red, BlueGreenFireRed, and LeafGreen, originate from the Capsule Monsters manga, the precursor to the Pokémon franchise.
  • In Pokémon X and Y, Gengar is the only Pokémon with the Ability Levitate that is not eligible for Sky Battles.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Gengar and its evolutionary relatives.
    • Due to its unique type combination, Gengar and its evolutionary relatives are the only Poison-type Pokémon that are weak against Dark-type moves.
  • Mega Gengar has the highest base Special Attack stat of all Ghost- and Poison-type Pokémon. It also has the highest base Speed stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • When viewing Mega Gengar's Pokédex entry, the camera's view can only be moved sideways.
  • Gengar could be seen as a counterpart to Alakazam. They are both the last stage of a three-part evolutionary family, which can only be achieved by trading the second stage, both are capable of Mega Evolution, Gengar is weak against Psychic-type moves and Alakazam weak against Ghost-type moves, thus being weak and at the same time strong against each other. They are the same size, and get smaller upon Mega Evolution, sharing a base friendship is the same at 70. In the anime episode The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis, a Gengar and an Alakazam are put against each other. Since Generation VI, they have a base stat total of 500, and are both weak to Ghost- and Dark-type moves.
  • When being escorted through Mt. Freeze and Murky Cave in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue TeamGengar knows LeerScratch, and Quick Attack, although it cannot learn those moves by any means in any generation.

Origin

It seems to be simply based on general cartoonish ghostscats, or the Cheshire Cat and possibly on a distorted shadow of a human being like shadow people.

Name origin

Gengar and Gangar are possibly a shortening of doppelgänger, a double of a person, which is fitting for a Pokémon with a habit of pretending to be a person's shadow. The kanji 幻 maboroshi can also be read as gen and is used in words meaning phantom or illusion. There is also a striking pronunciation similarity to the Danish word genganger, a term for ghosts found in Scandinavian folklore.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゲンガー Gangar From doppelgänger
France Flag.png French Ectoplasma From ectoplasm and plasma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gengar Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Gengar Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Gengar Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 팬텀 Penteom A transliteration of the English word phantom
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 耿鬼 Gánggwái Transliteration of its Japanese name. Contains 
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 耿鬼 Gěngguǐ Transliteration of its Japanese name. Contains 
 
 

 

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