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Type(s)
Type Ghost  Type Poison
Species Gas Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Pokédex
Cloyster ← 092 → Haunter
Kanto 092 Johto 058
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 069
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 030
Evolves from None
Evolves into Haunter
Gastly
092
ゴース Goosu
092Gastly
Generation I
Evolutionary line
092093094GengMS094M
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
0.2 lbs. 0.1 kg 4'03" 1.3 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Purple Amorphous
Shape Footprint
Shape01
F092
Cry

Gastly (Japanese: ゴース Goosu) is a Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Gastly's appearance consists of a dark sphere (its "head") surrounded by a light purple gas. Gastly have big, white eyes and a mouth with a pair of fangs in it.

Behavior

Due to having a body made of gas, Gastly can slip into any place it wants.[64] However, Gastly's body will dwindle away when exposed to a strong wind. Because of this, groups of them shall gather under the eaves of houses to prevent being blown away. They are also proficient at sneaking up on unsuspecting prey and putting it to sleep or poisoning it through its skin. As Gastly's body is blown away by wind Gastly live in old, dilapidated buildings, and can also be found at cemeteries.

Natural abilities

Gastly have the ability Levitate, which allows it to make all Ground-type moves to miss. Gastly is made of a very thin, gas-like substance, which grants it certain powers and weaknesses. It can sneak into any place if it so wishes thanks to the invasive properties of gas molecules. It can also render itself nearly invisible and approach enemies undetected, and can envelop said enemies regardless of their size.

Evolution

Gastly evolves into Haunter at level 25.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Pokemon Tower Common
Yellow Pokemon Tower Common
Gold/Silver Tin Tower, Sprout Tower Common
Crystal Route 31, 32, 36, Tin Tower, and Sprout Tower Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Pokemon Tower Common
Diamond/Pearl Route 209, Old Chateau, Lost Tower Common
Platinum Route 209, Old Chateau, Lost Tower, Eterna Forest Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Tin Tower, Sprout Tower, Safari Zone Common
Black/White White Forest (White only) Common
X/Y Breed Haunter/Gengar None
OR/AS Trade None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Almost invisible, this gaseous Pokémon cloaks the target and puts it to sleep without notice.
Yellow
Said to appear in decrepit, deserted buildings. It has no real shape as it appears to be made of a gas.
Gold
With its gas-like body, it can sneak into any place it desires. However, it can be blown away by wind.
Silver
Its thin body is made of gas. It can envelop an opponent of any size and cause suffocation.
Crystal
It wraps its opponent in its gas-like body, slowly weakening its prey by poisoning it through the skin.
Ruby
Gastly is largely composed of gaseous matter. When exposed to a strong wind, the gaseous body quickly dwindles away. Groups of this Pokémon cluster under the eaves of houses to escape the ravages of wind.
Sapphire
Gastly is largely composed of gaseous matter. When exposed to a strong wind, the gaseous body quickly dwindles away. Groups of this Pokémon cluster under the eaves of houses to escape the ravages of wind.
Emerald
When exposed to a strong wind, a Gastly's gaseous body quickly dwindles away. They cluster under the eaves of houses to escape the ravages of wind.
FireRed
A being that exists as a thin gas. It can topple an Indian elephant by enveloping the prey in two seconds.
LeafGreen
Almost invisible, this gaseous Pokémon cloaks the target and puts it to sleep without notice.
Diamond
This Pokémon's body is 95% made up of gases, which are blown away by strong gusts of wind.
Pearl
A Pokémon born from poison gases. It defeats even the largest foes by enveloping them in gas.
Platinum
Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
HeartGold
With its gas-like body, it can sneak into any place it desires. However, it can be blown away by wind.
SoulSilver
Its thin body is made of gas. It can envelop an opponent of any size and cause suffocation.
Black
Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
White
Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
Black 2
Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
White 2
Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
X
Its body is made of gas. Despite lacking substance, it can envelop an opponent of any size and cause suffocation.
Y
Born from gases, anyone would faint if engulfed by its gaseous body, which contains poison.
Omega Ruby
Gastly is largely composed of gaseous matter. When exposed to a strong wind, the gaseous body quickly dwindles away. Groups of this Pokémon cluster under the eaves of houses to escape the ravages of wind.
Alpha Sapphire
Gastly is largely composed of gaseous matter. When exposed to a strong wind, the gaseous body quickly dwindles away. Groups of this Pokémon cluster under the eaves of houses to escape the ravages of wind.


Stats

Stats
HP: 30
Attack: 35
Defense: 30
Sp.Atk: 100
Sp.Def: 35
Speed: 80
Total: 310


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥♥
Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
5 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough ♥♥
8 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
12 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
15 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Smart ♥♥ 0
22 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
26 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
29 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥♥♥ 0
33 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥ 0
36 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
40 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Type Smart ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
43 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
47 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost Status Type Smart ♥♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost Physical
5 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Status
8 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
12 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
15 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
22 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
26 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
29 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
33 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
36 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
40 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status
43 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special
47 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥
Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost Physical Type Tough 0
5 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough ♥♥
8 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
12 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 0
15 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Cool ♥♥♥
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Smart ♥♥
22 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Smart ♥♥
26 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool
29 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
33 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
36 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥
40 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Type Smart 0
43 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost Status Type Smart ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥♥
Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
8 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Type Tough ♥♥ 0
13 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
16 Curse —% 10 Ghost Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
21 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥
28 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
33 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥
36 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost
8 Spite 100% 10 Ghost
13 Mean Look —% 5 Normal
16 Curse —% 10 Ghost
21 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost
28 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost
33 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
36 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost
Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost
27 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
35 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Side game data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-017 PR Gastly Sprite Gastly Ghost SOA Psy Power 1 Psy Power 1 PA Ghost SofA Ghost
Capture Points* On Sight**
40 Teleports towards and chases player.
Browser Entry
It attacks by spitting out eerie orbs.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon (excluding boss Pokémon).
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.


Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 092 front Y 092 front GR 092 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 092 front S 092 front C 092 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 092 front E 092 front FRLG 092 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 092 front DP 092 front HGSS 092 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Gastly BW Gastly BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Gastly XY Gastly XY
Gastly Shiny XY Gastly Shiny XY
Sun Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Gastly first appeared in The Ghost of Maiden's Peak. This Gastly had the ability to talk and shape-shift. He kept posing himself as the spirit of the woman which legend said turned to stone after many years of waiting for her love to return to her. Gastly kept on toying with the minds of young men. The first time a regular Gastly appeared was in The Tower of Terror. Ash and his friends went to Lavender Town in search of a Ghost-type Pokémon to aid Ash in defeating Sabrina. Morty used a Gastly to battle Ash in from Ghost to Ghost. A pair of Gastly were among a group of Ghost Pokémon living in an abandoned mine in Fear Factor Phony. The Ghost Pokémon couldn't stand the partying Psychic Pokémon that lived in the nearby town, so they created a Haunter-like illusion to scare everyone away.

Manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Gastly first appears possessing the corpses of dead Pokémon in Pokémon Tower. Red's Bulbasaur manages to defeat it by sucking up the surrounding air with its bulb, along with Gastly's gaseous form, and expelling it in a Solar Beam. Gastly also forms as part of the Ghost-type army Agatha sends out to attack the Gym Leaders. The Masked Man also used a Gastly in his team to capture Celebi, due to its type advantage. It was purposed to possess intruders that entered the Ilex Forest. Later, during the fight at the Indigo Stadium, it took out Suicune using its Curse technique, locking Suicune and Misty inside Suicune's crystal wall. It was later defeated by Eusine's Haunter.

Trivia

  • In one of its Pokédex entries, an Indian elephant is mentioned, which is interesting because in the Pokémon World such animals don't exist. An Indian elephant is also mentioned in one of the Pokédex entries for Raichu.
  • Its name is based on the word "ghastly".
  • In The Ghost of Maiden's Peak, Gastly happens to hate sunlight.
    • This is due to fact that he's a Ghost Pokémon.
  • Gastly and its evolved forms are the first and only Ghost/Poison type Pokémon.

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