This Gengar is a ghost/poison-type Pokémon owned by Drake of the Orange League. It was known as the clever trickster of his team.


It was the third Pokémon Drake used against Ash and it was no simple task to beat. Ash used his Tauros for some beginners luck against this shadow, but it was proven too powerful when it used Confuse Ray, forcing Ash to call it back.

Ash then had to use his Lapras for a better shot. However when it used Ice Beam, Gengar used Night Shade to counter. The collision of the two attacks resulted in a double knockout, giving Ash a victory at a high price.

Known moves

Move Episode/Chapter
Drake Gengar Night Shade
Confuse Ray Hello, Pummelo!
Hypnosis Hello, Pummelo!
Night Shade Hello, Pummelo!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.


In the dub, Drake made a pun about his Gengar saying Ash doesn't stand a "Ghost of a chance".