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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: 2,588 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

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)
#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 Giga Gem
#24094 Giga 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: 130 Disable Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 262 Haze Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 337 Lick Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 30 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 421 Perish Song Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 480 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 479 Reflect Type Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 563 Smog Level: 1 Category: Special Base Power: 30 PP: 20 Accuracy: 70
ID: 430 Poison Gas Level: 7 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 90
ID: 693 Will-O-Wisp Level: 14 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 584 Spite Level: 16 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 116 Curse Level: 20 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 653 Toxic Level: 21 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 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: 298 Hypnosis Level: 29 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 60
ID: 402 Night Shade Level: 30 Category: Special Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 95 Confuse Ray Level: 31 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 610 Sucker Punch Level: 36 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 118 Dark Pulse Level: 44 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 524 Shadow Ball Level: 48 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 125 Destiny Bond Level: 54 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 277 Hex Level: 55 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 153 Dream Eater Level: 60 Category: Special Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 404 Nightmare Level: 61 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 361 Mean Look Level: 64 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000

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: 559 Sludge Wave TM034 Category: Special Base Power: 95 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
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: 548 Skull Bash TM110 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 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: 16 Ally Switch TM130 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 169 Encore TM132 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 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: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
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: 116 Curse TM164 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 277 Hex TM166 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 421 Perish Song TM170 Category: Physical Base Power: 480 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 610 Sucker Punch TM173 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 584 Spite TM175 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 171 Endure TM182 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 46 Bide TM191 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 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: 469 Rage TM251 Category: Physical Base Power: 20 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 631 Take Down TM264 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
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: 309 Imprison TM331 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 80
ID: 424 Phantom Force TM332 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 200
ID: 395 Nasty Plot TM352 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 90 Clear Smog TM363 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 523 Self-Destruct TM389 Category: Physical Base Power: 200 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 479 Reflect Type TM412 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 607 Submission TM425 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 25 Accuracy: 80
ID: 404 Nightmare TM442 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 363 Mega Drain TM448 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
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
ID: 705 Zap Cannon TM527 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 50
ID: 327 Laser Focus TM573 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 767 Skitter Smack TM598 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 770 Poltern TM601 Category: Physical Base Power: 22 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 771 Corrosive Gas TM602 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 100
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
L 101: 6,677,000 EXP
L 102: 7,010,000 EXP
L 103: 7,360,000 EXP
L 104: 7,728,000 EXP
L 105: 8,114,000 EXP
L 106: 8,519,000 EXP
L 107: 8,944,000 EXP
L 108: 9,391,000 EXP
L 109: 9,860,000 EXP
L 110: 10,353,000 EXP
L 111: 10,870,000 EXP
L 112: 11,413,000 EXP
L 113: 11,983,000 EXP
L 114: 12,582,000 EXP
L 115: 13,211,000 EXP
L 116: 13,871,000 EXP
L 117: 14,564,000 EXP
L 118: 15,292,000 EXP
L 119: 16,056,000 EXP
L 120: 16,858,000 EXP



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Gengar (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Gengar (disambiguation).
Gengar
Shadow Pokémon
ゲンガー
Gangar
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Gengar
Gengar
Mega Gengar
Mega Gengar
Gigantamax Gengar
Gigantamax 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 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Gengar
4'07" 1.4 m
Mega Gengar
65'07"+ 20.0+ m
Gigantamax Gengar
Weight
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg
Gengar
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg
Mega Gengar
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Gengar
Mega Stone
Gengarite
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
Shape
Body06.webp
Footprint
F094.webp
Pokédex color
 Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links
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    • Generation II
    • Generation III
    • Generation IV
    • Generation V
    • Generation VI
    • Generation VII
  • Artwork on Bulbagarden Archives

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.

Gengar has two other forms.

  • It can Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar using the Gengarite.
  • It has a Gigantamax form.

Biology

 
Morty's Gengar floating in the air

Gengar is a dark purple, bipedal Pokémon with a roundish body. It has red eyes, a wide mouth that is usually curled into a sinister grin, and pointed ears. On its back are numerous spikes and it has smaller spikes on top of its head similar to tufty fur. Its arms and legs are short with three digits on both its hands and feet. It also has a stubby tail.

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. The anime has shown that Gengar can fly and possess people and other Pokémon. In the past, Night Shade was its signature move.

 
Gengar in Ash's shadow

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. Being the result of an evolution via trading, Gengar is rarely found in the wild, though they can be found in 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.

As Mega Gengar, a portion of its body sinks into the ground and its arms and tail lengthen. 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 regions.[1] The spikes on Mega Gengar's back are more numerous and pointed, and additional spikes appear on its hands and tail. Its ears are now considerably longer and tilt backward.

Mega Gengar has the ability to access other regions and has a vicious nature. Mega Gengar has no interest in opponents unless perceived as prey. Its relationships are warped due to Mega Evolution. It now desires to take and curse the life of anyone or anything in its path; it may even curse its own Trainer. Mega Gengar sinks into another region to wait for a chance to attack.

As Gigantamax Gengar, it becomes larger, with portions of its body sinking into the ground, and only the head, tail, and arms remain. Its body changes from dark-purple to light-purple and its eyes become white with yellow sclera. The inside of its mouth changes to resemble a tunnel with a long purple tongue sticking out. Three red clouds surround the top of Gengar's head.

Gigantamax Gengar's mouth is rumored to not lead into its body. Due to the cursed energy, it is believed to instead lead into the afterlife. By laying a trap, it attempts to steal the lives of those it captures. Should someone stand near its mouth, they can hear the voices of their loved ones calling out to them. Gigantamax Gengar is the only known Pokémon capable of using the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Terror.

In the anime

Main series

 
Gengar in the anime
 
Mega Gengar in the anime
 
Shiny Gengar in the anime
 
Shiny Mega Gengar in the anime
 
Alternately colored Gengar in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Gengar

First appearing in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, this Gengar caused trouble at the Cerise Laboratory. In A Chilling Curse!Ash eventually caught it when he learned a Trainer had abandoned it out of fear. Ash's Gengar has a substantially lighter color than any other Gengar in the anime, though it is not a Shiny Pokémon.

Morty's Gengar

A Gengar appeared under the ownership of Morty in A Ghost Of A ChanceFrom Ghost to Ghost, and For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!. It was never recalled to its Poké Ball.

Agatha's Gengar

In The Scheme TeamAgatha used a Gengar to battle Ash's Pikachu. The Ghost Pokémon defeated Pikachu with a combination of Hypnosis and Dream Eater.

Team Meanies

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

Other

In The Tower of TerrorAsh encountered a Gengar in Lavender Town while searching for a Ghost-type Pokémon to use against Sabrina. Due to a close call, Ash got to spend some unexpected time with the ghostly trio, GastlyHaunter, and Gengar. It and Haunter seemed to have a fondness for Japanese stand-up, and unsuccessfully attempted to 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. There, it battled an equally large Alakazam before being quelled by the affected Jigglypuff.

In Hello, Pummelo! and Enter The DragoniteDrake used a Gengar in his battle with Ash. It managed to confuse Tauros before Ash recalled it and instead tried with Lapras. As a result of the collision between Night Shade and Ice Beam, both Lapras and Gengar fainted.

In Illusion Confusion!, multiple Gengar, along with a group of Haunter, were causing trouble for Ash and his friends while they were wandering through a deep forest, by composing a number of illusions that impeded their progress.

In PK15, a Gengar lived in the spooky house.

Fantina's Gengar first appeared in a flashback in Playing the Leveling Field!. In A Shield with a Twist, it was used in Fantina's Gym battle against Ash and was defeated by Buizel.

In Celebrating the Hero's Comet!, three Gengar lived on an unnamed island in the Decolore Islands.

In Scary Hospitality!Lon used a Gengar to scare visitors of the "Scary House". This included Ash, his friends, and later Team Rocket.

In A Festival of Decisions!, three Gengar belonging to the ninja army participated in the attack on Ninja Village.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Shiny Gengar that can Mega Evolve was Alva's main battling Pokémon. However, it would abandon Alva immediately after the destruction of the Mega Wave crystal that controlled it.

In I Choose You!Corey's Gengar battled Neesha's Blastoise, dodging most of its attacks before ultimately being frozen by its Ice Beam.

In Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?, a wild Totem-sized Gengar nicknamed "the Greedy Rapooh" was accidentally released from a stone it had been sealed in by Team Rocket, and went on to kidnap Acerola and steal various items across Ula'ula Island. In Securing the Future!, it joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form. In The Battlefield of Truth and Love!, Acerola was revealed to have recently caught it. It battled Kiawe's Marowak at the Manalo Conference, but it was eventually defeated by Shadow Bone.

Minor appearances

In Pokémon - I Choose You!, Gengar battled a Nidorino in a colosseum on TV as a reference to the original Pokémon Red and Green games. Thus, Gengar and Nidorino were the very first Pokémon to be seen in the anime, not counting the intro.

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

In Wired for Battle!, the image of a Trainer's Gengar came up in Shingo's laptop.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Gengar participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In UnBEARableBrock's fantasy featured a Gengar.

A Gengar appeared in a fantasy in Control Freak!.

Two Gengar appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest. One was under the ownership of a Trainer, while the other appeared during the movie's intro, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

In Training Daze, Gengar was partnered with two Team Rocket trainees.

In Who's Flying Now?, a Gengar was featured in the Fortree City Feather Festival.

A Gengar appeared in Ghoul Daze!.

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

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

In Loading the Dex!, a Gengar appeared with its evolutionary relatives during a fantasy that Meowth had after an encounter with a Mimikyu. They pretended to be a LopunnyGlaceon, and Gardevoir.

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

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

A Trainer's Gengar appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

A Trainer's Gengar appeared in Turning the Other Mask!.

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, a Trainer's Gengar participated in a Raid Battle against a Lugia.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP023 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar. No information available.
EP072 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar, a Shadow Pokémon. The evolved form of Haunter. Details about this Pokémon are unknown.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP182 Gengar Ash's Pokédex Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon. The evolved form of Haunter. Details about Gengar are unknown.
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.
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 degrees colder than normal.
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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN011 Gengar Goh's Rotom Phone Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon. A Ghost and Poison type. Gengar can pass through regions and appear almost anywhere. Since Gengar absorbs any warmth around it, the temperature suddenly drops wherever it appears.

Pokémon Origins

 
Gengar in Pokémon Origins

Agatha's Gengar

In File 4: CharizardAgatha used a Gengar during a battle against Red. It went up against Red's Dodrio and lost.

Other

In File 1: Red, a Gengar battled a Nidorino.

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

Pokémon Generations

 
Gengar in Pokémon Generations

Agatha's Gengar

In The ChallengerAgatha used a Gengar against Blue's Rhydon, but it lost off-screen.

Other

In the game intro-like opening sequence for The Adventure, a Gengar battled a Nidorino.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Gengar appeared in Assistant, under the ownership of Allister. It reappeared in MoonlightSky, and The Gathering of Stars.

GOTCHA!

A Gengar briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of either Agatha or Morty.

In the manga

 
Gengar in Pokémon Adventures
 
Mega Gengar in Pokémon Adventures
 
Gigantamax Gengar in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

A Gengar appeared in Treasure Hunting?! Try The Maze!.

Daisuki ♥ Pocket Monsters

A Gengar appeared in Daisuki ♥ Pocket Monsters.

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

A Gengar appeared in Team Dim Sun as one of the Pokémon Heath controlled.

Magical Pokémon Journey

A Gengar appeared in How Do You Do, Pikachu?.

A Gengar appeared in Wh-Who's Sc-Scared?!.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Ash's Gengar

Ash's Gengar debuted in JNM08.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Gengar appeared in PMDP16.

A Gengar appeared in PMDP60, under the ownership of Charon.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

Main article: Morty's Gengar

Morty owns a Gengar, which first appeared in JBA2. It reappeared in a flashback in JBA5.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Agatha's Gengar

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

Agatha 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, distracting it long enough for Blue's Porygon to deal the finishing blow.

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

A Gengar was seen in Return to Pallet Town. It was used by a kid from Pallet Town in an attempt to catch a Nidorino, thus replicating the opening sequence of the Generation I video games and their remakes.

In PS574, a Gengar belonging to Gurkinn appeared, stopping Celosia's Aegislash from killing X. He helped battle Team Flare to stop them from obtaining the tree form of Xerneas and was later given to X, where he was nicknamed Garma. He can Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar.

Allister's Gengar first appeared in PASS13. It is capable of Gigantamaxing.

Pokédex entries

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

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

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.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Gengar appeared in GDZ31, under the ownership of Rei.

A Gengar appeared in GDZ56, where it was seen in a game at a game center.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

The Gengar from Team Meanies appears as a major character and the main antagonist of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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

A Gengar appeared in Big Battle in the Viridian Forest!!.

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

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

A Gengar appeared in Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon, under the ownership of Giovanni.

Green was revealed to have a Gengar in The Pokémon Banana League (Part 2), where it went up against Red during the Pokémon League.

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

A Gengar appeared in A Challenge to the Elite Four!, under the ownership of Karen.

Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

A Gengar appeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Two as one of the Pokémon that Solana captured with her Capture Styler. It reappeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Four and was released in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Five.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Gengar appeared in I Won't Let You Lead!!.

Pokémon Zensho

A Gengar appeared in PZ05.

Main article: Agatha's Gengar

Agatha's Gengar went up against Satoshi's Alakazam and lost in PZ10.

In the TCG

Main article: Gengar (TCG)

Other appearances

 
Gengar in Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament

Main article: Gengar (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.

Detective Pikachu (game)

A Gengar appears in the game.

Detective Pikachu (movie)

Multiple Gengar appeared in Detective Pikachu. One of them was seen in an illegal fight club battle against a Blastoise, where it won.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Gengar appears as a Spirit.

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 them for the natural disasters. However, it is later revealed that he is the cursed human. After Rayquaza destroys the star heading for the world, Gengar will post a request, asking to visit Ninetales in the hopes of bringing back Gardevoir. While she is rescued, she has no recollection of her times with her trainer, but Gengar is still satisfied to see her safe and leaves.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Gengar appears as a recruitable character and asks the player to deliver a letter to Banette. As he is connected to Team Charm's Gardevoir, it is implied that he is the same aforementioned Gengar from Red and Blue Rescue Team, and that Team Charm's Gardevoir is the same one.

Pokédex entries

Generation I     Kanto
#094
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     Johto
#060
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   Hoenn
#—
  Kanto
#094
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   Sinnoh
#071
  Johto
#060
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     Unova
#—
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   Kalos
Mountain #032
  Hoenn
#—
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   Alola
SM: #063
  Alola
USUM: #075
  Kanto
#094
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.
Ultra Sun You can hear tales told all over the world about how Gengar will pay a visit to children who are naughty.
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.
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.
Let's Go Eevee
Mega Gengar
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 region, where it keeps a patient watch for its chance to attack.
Ultra Sun It tries to take the lives of anyone and everyone. It will even try to curse the Trainer who is its master!
Ultra Moon Mega Evolution has made it possible for Gengar to access other regions. Its entire body is brimming with strange power.
Let's Go Pikachu It can pass through other regions and can appear anywhere. It caused a stir one time when it stuck just one leg out of a wall.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII     Galar
#143
Sword On the night of a full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be Gengar's doing.
Shield It is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains.
Gigantamax Gengar
Sword Rumor has it that its gigantic mouth leads not into its body, filled with cursed energy, but instead directly to the afterlife.
Shield 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.

 

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)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site) (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Haunter
Generation VIII  
Sword
Giant's Cap (Wanderer)
Giant's MirrorSouth Lake MilochStony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Shield
Giant's Cap (Wanderer)
Giant's MirrorSouth Lake MilochStony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Stony Wilderness (Max Raid BattleGigantamax Factor
Sword Expansion Pass
Slippery SlopeOld CemeteryGiant's FootFrigid SeaBallimere Lake (Max Raid Battle)
Shield Expansion Pass
Slippery SlopeOld CemeteryGiant's FootFrigid SeaBallimere Lake (Max Raid BattleGigantamax Factor

 

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 (30F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (30F-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
Prasino Woods: Stage 557
Event: A Great Chance a Day! (Spooky)
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 08: Stage 06
Generation VII  
Rumble Rush
Dragonite SeaGengar SeaMimikyu SeaMewtwo SeaRowlet SeaBuzzwole SeaBulbasaur SeaRayquaza SeaMimikyu SeaFinalMewtwo SeaFinalRowlet SeaFinalBuzzwole SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Agatha's)
Generation VIII  
MD DX
Darknight Relic (12F-14F)

 

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
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No 40, 50, 60Sh March 9 to 18, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News Yes 40, 50, 60Sh March 9 to 18, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News Yes 40, 50, 60Sh March 19 to 25, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes 60 June 2 to 29, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes 60 June 17 to 28, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News Yes 30, 40, 50, 60 October 1 to 31, 2020

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 (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVsIVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVsIVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

 

Pokéathlon stats

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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:
  • If Foresight or Odor Sleuth is used by an opponent, the opponent has Scrappy, or this Pokémon is given a Ring Target, the effectiveness of  Normal-type  moves is 1× and the effectiveness of  Fighting-type  moves is ½×.
  • If this Pokémon has Levitate, the effectiveness of  Ground-type  moves is 0×.
  • In Generation I, the effectiveness of  Bug-type  moves is 1×.
  • In addition, Mega Gengar is immune to the move Telekinesis.

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 60 —% 20
1 Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
1 Reflect Type Normal Status —% 15
1 Lick Ghost Physical 30 100% 30
1 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
1 Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
1 Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
12 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
16 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
20 Curse Ghost Status —% 10
24 Hex Ghost Special 65 100% 10
30 Night Shade Ghost Special 100% 15
36 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
42 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
48 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15
54 Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
60 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100 100% 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 80 85% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120 75% 5
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.webp TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.webp TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.webp TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200 100% 5
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.webp TM21 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.webp TM23 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM24 Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM25 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.webp TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.webp TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM31 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.webp TM33 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.webp TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.webp TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM39 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.webp TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.webp TM44 Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.webp TM57 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.webp TM59 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.webp TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 75 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.webp TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.webp TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status —% 5
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.webp TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.webp TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM76 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.webp TM77 Hex Ghost Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.webp TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 90 100% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
Bag TR Electric Sprite.webp TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 90 100% 15
Bag TR Electric Sprite.webp TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110 70% 10
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.webp TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 90 100% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR14 Metronome Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR20 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Poison Sprite.webp TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR26 Endure Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR30 Encore Normal Status 100% 5
Bag TR Ghost Sprite.webp TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR35 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
Bag TR Dark Sprite.webp TR37 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.webp TR38 Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.webp TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TR Poison Sprite.webp TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TR Dark Sprite.webp TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.webp TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120 70% 5
Bag TR Grass Sprite.webp TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 90 100% 10
Bag TR Dark Sprite.webp TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
Bag TR Poison Sprite.webp TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 95 100% 10
Bag TR Dark Sprite.webp TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.webp TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status —% 15
Bag TR Fairy Sprite.webp TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 80 100% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DuskullDusclopsDusknoirDrifloonDrifblimYamask
YamaskCofagrigusRunerigusLitwickLampentChandelure
PhantumpTrevenantPumpkabooGourgeistSandygastPalossand
MimikyuDreepyDrakloakDragapult
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
KoffingWeezingWeezing Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
DuskullDusclopsDusknoirYamaskYamaskCofagrigus
Runerigus
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
YamaskCofagrigus Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
KoffingWeezingWeezingYamaskYamaskCofagrigus
Runerigus
Haze Ice Status —% 30
Gengar Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
Gengar Reflect Type Normal Status —% 15
KoffingWeezingWeezingLitwickLampentChandelure Smog Poison Special 30 70% 20
KoffingWeezingWeezing Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gengar in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Corrosive Gas Poison Status 100% 40
Sw Sh EP Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status —% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100 50% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Explosion Normal Physical 250 100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 60 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Infestation Bug Special 20 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status —% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Mega Drain Grass Special 40 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 60 100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Poison Gas Poison Status 90% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Psywave × Psychic Special 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 20 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 70 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Snatch × Dark Status —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 80 80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status —% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120 50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gengar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gengar
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Anime-only moves

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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin094.webp
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani094.webp
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
  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
MDP RT 094.webp Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.webp
Ghost
Field move: None
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: 100 Max. exp.: 120
Browser entry R-096
Beware--Gengar abducts your Pokémon. It makes copies of itself to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.webp
Ghost
Field move: Psy Power 3 field move.webp
(Psy Power ×3)
Browser entry R-019
It attacks by spitting out eerie orbs and sinister ones imbued with loathing.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ghost Assist.webp
Ghost
Field move:
(present)
Psy Power 3 field move.webp
(Psy Power ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ghost Assist.webp
Ghost
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.webp
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-166/N-185
It shoots out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush094Body.webp Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 51  
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW094.webp 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.webp
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.webp 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.webp

 
 
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Gengarite Sprite.webp
Ghost
None.webp Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.webp 5

#114
Shuffle094.webp
Shuffle094M.webp

Power of 5
Increases damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Spookify
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.webp 1
Erases all Mega Gengar in the puzzle area.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Gengarite Sprite.webp
Poison
None.webp Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.webp 5

#114
Shuffle094Spooky.webp
Shuffle094M.webp

Vitality Drain
Damage varies depending on the opponent's remaining HP.
Skill Swapper: Poison
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.webp 7
Erases Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Gengar.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Gengarite Sprite.webp
Ghost
None.webp Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.webp 5

#114
Shuffle094S.webp
Shuffle094MS.webp

Blindside
Sometimes erases two extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.webp 3
Erases a group of Pokémon in the middle at once.
Pokémon GO
GO094.webp Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 261 Base Defense: 149
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Gengar Mega Energy200/40
Fast Attacks: Sucker PunchHex*Shadow Claw*Lick
Charged Attacks: Shadow BallFocus Blast*Sludge Bomb*Sludge WaveDark PulsePsychicShadow Punch
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
Magikarp Jump Black Sludge.webp Friendship Item: Black Sludge (600Magikarp Jump Diamond.webp) ★: 1 minute
Skill: Boost JP by 50% for n minutes
Recovery time: 11 hours

 

Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO094P20.webp GO094F20.webp
Party hat (2020) Mega Banette costume

Mega Gengar

Pokémon GO
GO094M.webp Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 349 Base Defense: 199
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Sucker PunchHex*Shadow Claw*Lick
Charged Attacks: Shadow BallFocus Blast*Sludge Bomb*Sludge WaveDark PulsePsychicShadow Punch

Evolution

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

 

Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Gengar
Gengar
Gengar
 Ghost  Poison 

Gengarite
Gengarite


Held Gengarite
Gengar
Mega Gengar
Gengar
 Ghost  Poison 

Gigantamax

Dynamax icon.webp
Gigantamax Factor
Gengar
Gengar
Gengar
 Ghost  Poison 

Dynamax Band
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
Gengar
Gigantamax Gengar
Gengar
 Ghost  Poison 

Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
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Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 094.webp Spr b 2g 094.webp   Spr 2s 094.webp Spr b 2g 094.webp   Spr 2c 094.webp Spr b 2c 094.webp
Spr 2g 094 s.webp Spr b 2g 094 s.webp   Spr 2s 094 s.webp Spr b 2g 094 s.webp   Spr 2c 094 s.webp Spr b 2g 094 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 094 s.webp Spr b 3r 094 s.webp   Spr 3e 094 s.webp Spr b 3r 094 s.webp   Spr 3f 094 s.webp Spr b 3f 094 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 094.webp Spr b 4d 094.webp   Spr 4p 094.webp Spr b 4p 094.webp   Spr 4h 094.webp Spr b 4h 094.webp
Spr 4d 094 s.webp Spr b 4d 094 s.webp   Spr 4p 094 s.webp Spr b 4p 094 s.webp   Spr 4h 094 s.webp Spr b 4p 094 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 094.webp Spr b 5b 094.webp   Spr 5b 094.webp Spr b 5b 094.webp
Spr 5b 094 s.webp Spr b 5b 094 s.webp   Spr 5b 094 s.webp Spr b 5b 094 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 094.webp Spr b 6x 094.webp   Spr 6x 094.webp Spr b 6x 094.webp
Spr 6x 094M.webp Spr b 6x 094M.webp   Spr 6x 094M.webp Spr b 6x 094M.webp
Spr 6x 094 s.webp Spr b 6x 094 s.webp   Spr 6x 094 s.webp Spr b 6x 094 s.webp
Spr 6x 094M s.webp Spr b 6x 094M s.webp   Spr 6x 094M s.webp Spr b 6x 094M s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VII  
Sun Moon   Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 094.webp Spr b 7s 094.webp   Spr 7s 094.webp Spr b 7s 094.webp
Spr 7s 094M.webp Spr b 7s 094M.webp   Spr 7s 094M.webp Spr b 7s 094M.webp
Spr 7s 094 s.webp Spr b 7s 094 s.webp   Spr 7s 094 s.webp Spr b 7s 094 s.webp
Spr 7s 094M s.webp Spr b 7s 094M s.webp   Spr 7s 094M s.webp Spr b 7s 094M s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
094MS8.webp For other sprites and images, please see Gengar images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

 
Promotional artwork of a Shiny Mega Gengar
  • Gengar is Ken Sugimori's favorite Pokémon.
  • Gengar is one of the first two Pokémon to appear in a Pokémon battle both in the anime and in the games, the other being Nidorino. This is due to their appearance in the opening animation of Pokémon Red and Green, on which the beginning of the first anime episode was based on, as well as the remakes.
  • Nidorino, along with Gengar (and, possibly, other Pokémon), originate from the old manga, Capsule Monsters, which is considered the ancestor 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 pre-evolved forms.
  • Mega Gengar has the highest base Special Attack stat of all Ghost-type and Poison-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, require trading to reach their final stage of evolution, and are capable of Mega Evolution. They are the same height, and both get shorter upon Mega Evolution. They share a base friendship of 70 and, since Generation VI, a base stat total of 500. Both are weak to the other's STAB, and they share weaknesses to the Ghost and Dark types. In the anime episode The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis, a Gengar and an Alakazam are put against each other.
    • Gengar could also be seen as a counterpart to Machamp. They are, like Alakazam, the last stage of a three-part evolutionary family, can both be obtained through evolution induced by trade, and are capable of Gigantamaxing in Generation VIII. Both Gengar and Machamp also share a base friendship of 70. While both are weak against Psychic-type Pokémon, as Gengar is part Poison-type and Machamp is a Fighting-type, Gengar can counter it with its Ghost typing.
  • 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.
  • Gengar's identity as a former human, as described by the Pokédex in Generation VII, may have been inspired by its portrayal in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, which was released 11 years before Pokémon Sun and Moon.
  • In the core series games, Mega Gengar has small feet that can be seen by recalling it and sending it out. In Pokkén Tournament, however, Mega Gengar does not have feet. Instead, a portal appears beneath it whenever it is airborne. Its tail will disappear as well.
  • When Gengar Gigantamaxes, it doesn't grow on screen. Instead, it pops out of the ground.
  • Gengar is the only Pokémon capable of Gigantamax and Mega Evolution that is not a starter Pokémon in the Kanto region.
  • Gengar's Gigantamax form was designed by James Turner.[2]

Origin

Gengar seems to be based on general cartoonish ghostscats, or the Cheshire Cat, and possibly on a distorted shadow of a human being as well, 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.webp Japanese ゲンガー Gangar From doppelgänger
France Flag.webp French Ectoplasma From ectoplasm
Spain Flag.webp Spanish Gengar Same as English name
Germany Flag.webp German Gengar Same as English name
Italy Flag.webp Italian Gengar Same as English name
South Korea Flag.webp Korean 팬텀 Penteom A transliteration of the English word phantom
Hong Kong Flag.webp Cantonese Chinese 耿鬼 Gánggwái Transliteration of its Japanese name. Contains 
China and Taiwan Flags.webp Mandarin Chinese 耿鬼 Gěngguǐ Transliteration of its Japanese name. Contains 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related articles

  • Ash's Gengar
  • Agatha's Gengar
  • Morty's Gengar
  • Gengar (Pokkén Tournament)
  • Team Meanies
  • Mega Evolution
  • Gigantamax

References

  1.  Pokémon X and Y site | Mega Pokémon (archived)
  2.  James Turner's Twitter | Twitter

External links

  • Article on Wikipedia

 

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