Gengar: Stats, Location, Evolving Method, Uses And More


Gengar is a dual-type Pokémon, it is both Ghost-type and Poison-type Pokémon. It is also known as ‘Shadow Pokémon’. This dual-type Pokémon is a dark purple coloured Pokémon and it has a malefic mien. Gengar has an oval-shaped appearance with small limbs. It has three claws on both of its hands and legs. Even after being capable of standing on its legs this Pokémon can fly around or levitate as well. This Pokémon has red eyes and small spikes on the top of its head and on the back of its body. Gengar has short and this dark purple tail and pointed ears. It is introduced in Generation 1 and that is what brought us the Gengar Evolution.

This Pokémon can evolve into Mega Gengar which is also a ghost and poison type Pokémon but it has three eyes and looks more malicious than Gengar. Mega Gengar has the ability to travel through other dimensions.

Gengar is a wicked and prankish Pokémon. It enjoys the terror it bestows on trainers when it pretends to be their shadows. It enjoys pulling pranks and enjoys seeing trainers panic. This Pokémon steals the warmth and cools the temperature of the surrounding area with its presence and has a remarkable stealth move. In spite of being mischievous, a Gengar is loyal to its trainer who treats it well.

About Gengar

  • National No.: 094
  • Japanese Name: Gangar
  • Height and weight: 1.5m (4’11”) and 40.5 kg (89.3 lbs)
  • Ability:
    • Cursed Body
  • Local No.:
    • 094 (Red/ Blue/ Yellow)
    • 060 (Gold/ Silver/ Crystal)
    • 094 (Fire Red/ Leaf Green)
    • 071 (Diamond/ Pearl)
    • 071 (Platinum)
    • 060 (Heart Gold/ Soul Silver)
    • 032 (X/ Y – Mountain Kalos)
    • 063 (Sun/ Moon – Alola dex)
    • 075 (ultra Sun/ ultra Moon – Alola dex)
    • 094 (Let’s Go Pikachu/ Let’s Go Eevee)
    • 143 (Sword/ Shield)
  • Catch Rate: 45 (5.9% with Poke Ball)
  • Base Friendship: 70
  • Base Experience: 225
  • Growth Rate: Medium Slow
  • Egg Group: Amorphous
  • Gender: 50% male, 50% female
  • Egg Cycles: 5140 to 4884 steps

Changes in Gengar at different Generations

  • It has a base special stat of 130 in generation 1.
  • Gengar has a base experience yield of 190 in generations 1-4.
  • It has an ability known as the Levitate ability in generation 3-6.

Gengar: Stats, Location, Evolving Method, Uses And MoreStats

  • HP: 60.
  • Attack: 65.
  • Defence: 60.
  • Special Attack: 130.
  • Special Defence: 75.
  • Speed: 110.
  • Total: 500.

Moves learned by Gengar

Gengar hides in the shadows as a result it has an exceptional stealth move. The strongest move of a Gengar is Hex and Shadow Ball.

Moves learned by level up

Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy
1 Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 60 —%
1 Perish Song Normal Status —%
1 Reflect Type Normal Status —%
1 Lick Ghost Physical 30 100%
1 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100%
1 Hypnosis Psychic Status 60%
1 Mean Look Normal Status —%
12 Payback Dark Physical 50 100%
16 Spite Ghost Status 100%
20 Curse Ghost Status —%
24 Hex Ghost Special 65 100%
30 Night Shade Ghost Special 100%
36 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100%
42 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100%
48 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100%
54 Destiny Bond Ghost Status —%
60 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100 100%

Moves learned by TM

 TM  Move  Type  Category  Power  Accuracy 
TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 80 85%
TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120 75%
TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100%
TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100%
TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100%
TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90%
TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90%
TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200 100%
TM21 Rest Psychic Status —%
TM23 Thief Dark Physical 60 100%
TM24 Snore Normal Special 50 100%
TM25 Protect Normal Status —%
TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 100%
TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95%
TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100%
TM31 Attract Normal Status 100%
TM33 Rain Dance Water Status —%
TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status —%
TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 85%
TM39 Facade Normal Physical 70 100%
TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100%
TM44 Imprison Psychic Status —%
TM57 Payback Dark Physical 50 100%
TM59 Fling Dark Physical 100%
TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 75 100%
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100%
TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status —%
TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status —%
TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100%
TM76 Round Normal Special 60 100%
TM77 Hex Ghost Special 65 100%
TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 90 100%

Gengar: Stats, Location, Evolving Method, Uses And MoreHow to Find a Gengar?

Pokemon Locations
Red/ Blue/ Yellow Evolve Gastly/ Haunter
Gold/ Silver/ Crystal Evolve Gastly/ Haunter
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade
FireRed/ LeafGreen Evolve Gastly/ Haunter
Diamond/ Pearl/ Platinum Old Chateau
HeartGold/ SoulSilver Evolve Gastly/ Haunter
Black Trade
White Evolve Gastly/ Haunter
Black 2/ White 2 Trade
X/ Y Evolve Gastly/ Haunter
Omega Ruby/ Alpha Sapphire Trade
Sun/ Moon/ Ultra Sun/ Ultra Moon Thrifty Megamart
Let’s Go Pikachu/ Let’s Go Eevee Evolve Gastly/ Haunter
Sword/ Shield Evolve Gastly/ Haunter

How to Evolve?

Gengar is evolved from Haunter by Trade and a Haunter is obtained as a result of the evolution of Gastly at level 25.

A Gengar can be further evolved into Mega Gengar using a Gengarite.

How Useful is a Gengar?

A Gengar is a dual-type, ghost type, and poison type Pokémon. It is weak to dark type, ghost type, and psychic type Pokémon. But it has a strong resistance to bug type and Poison-type Pokémon and satisfactory resistance to Fairy-type and Grass-type Pokémon. A Gengar is extremely advantageous against Normal-type and Fighting-type Pokémon as it has immune to them. Due to its exceptional stealth, this Pokémon is capable of taking its opponent by surprise.

For more details visit the official Pokemon page for Gengar Evolution.

If Gengar Evolution doesn’t seem valuable to you then find out about other Ghost and Poison-type or other types Pokemon on Herald Journalism.

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