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'''Gengar''' (Japanese: '''ゲンガー''' ''Gengaa'') is a {{Type|Ghost}}/{{Type|Poison}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (creature)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
|backcolor = {{Ghost}}
 
|border = {{Poison}}
 
|name = '''Gengar'''
 
|jname = (ゲンガー ''Gengaa'')
 
|image = 585px-094Gengar.png
 
|ndex = 094
 
|evofrom = [[Haunter]]
 
|evointo = None
 
|gen = [[Generation I]]
 
|pronun = <math>GENG-gar</math>
 
|hp = 60
 
|atk = 65
 
|def = 60
 
|satk = 130
 
|sdef = 75
 
|spd = 110
 
|total = 500
 
|species = Shadow Pokémon
 
|type = {{Type|Ghost}}/{{Type|Poison}}
 
|height = <span class="explain" title="1.5 m">4'11"</span>
 
|weight = <span class="explain" title="40.5kg">89.3 lbs.</span>
 
|ability = [[Levitate]]
 
|color = <span style="color:purple;">'''Purple'''</span>
 
|gender = <span class="female">50% ♀</span>/<span class="male">50% ♂</span>
 
}}
 
'''Gengar''' (Japanese: '''ゲンガー''' ''Gengaa'') is a {{Type|Ghost}}/{{Type|Poison}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
 
   
==Appearance==
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==Biology==
[[File:Gengar_1.jpeg|thumb]]
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===Physiology===
Gengar is a circle-shaped Pokémon with two large ears and spikes all over its back. Gengar has two red eyes and a sinister smile. It has claws on its hands. Gengar stands on its two legs, but it can [[Levitate]] as well.
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[[File:Gengar 1.jpeg|thumb]]
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Gengar is a shadow-like round-bodied Pokémon with two large pointed ears and short spikes lining its back. Gengar has two red eyes and a toothy sinister smile. It has claws on its hands. Gengar stands on its two short legs, but it can [[Levitate]] as well.
   
==Special abilities==
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===Special abilities===
 
Gengars have the ability [[Levitate]]. Levitate makes Gengar immune to {{type|Ground}}-type moves. This [[Pokémon]] hides in the shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10°F. When there is a Full Moon, this [[Pokémon]] likes to scare people by pretending to be their shadow, then laugh at their fear. Gengars are mostly based on being mean and evil by [[torment]]ing people, hurting them and overtaking them. It can absorb any surrounding heat, leaving a sudden chill. To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity. Gengar is also able to merge with and inhabit the shadow of another being.
 
Gengars have the ability [[Levitate]]. Levitate makes Gengar immune to {{type|Ground}}-type moves. This [[Pokémon]] hides in the shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10°F. When there is a Full Moon, this [[Pokémon]] likes to scare people by pretending to be their shadow, then laugh at their fear. Gengars are mostly based on being mean and evil by [[torment]]ing people, hurting them and overtaking them. It can absorb any surrounding heat, leaving a sudden chill. To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity. Gengar is also able to merge with and inhabit the shadow of another being.
   
 
==Evolution==
 
==Evolution==
'''Gengar''' is the [[Evolution|evolved]] form of [[Haunter]], by [[trade]].
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'''Gengar''' is the [[Evolution|evolved]] form of [[Haunter]], by [[trade]]. It can further evolve into Mega Gengar by using its Gengarite.
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==Anime==
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*[[Giant Gengar]]
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*[[Drake's Gengar]]
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*[[Morty's Gengar]]
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*[[Agatha's Gengar]]
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*[[Fantina's Gengar]]
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*[[Red's Gengar]]
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*[[Conley's Gengar]]
   
 
==Game info==
 
==Game info==
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===Statistics===
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===Pokédex entries===
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{{Pokédexentries
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|backcolor={{Ghost}}
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|border={{Poison}}
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|gen=I
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|redblue=Under a full moon, this Pokémon likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright.
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|yellow=A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.
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|gold=It steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a Gengar appeared.
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|silver=To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.
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|crystal=Hiding in people's shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.
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|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.
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|sapphire=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.
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|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.
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|firered=It is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains.
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|leafgreen=On the night of the full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be Gengar's doing.
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|diamond=It hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees F.
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|pearl=Lurking in the shadowy corners of rooms, it awaits chances to steal its prey's life force.
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|platinum=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
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|heartgold=It steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a Gengar appeared.
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|soulsilver=To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.
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|black=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
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|white=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
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|black 2=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
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|white 2=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
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|x=It hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
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|y=Hiding in people's shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.}}
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===Game locations===
 
===Game locations===
 
{{Game Locations
 
{{Game Locations
 
|backcolor = {{Ghost}}
 
|backcolor = {{Ghost}}
|pokemon = Gengar
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|border = {{Poison}}
 
|redblue = [[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Haunter]]
 
|redblue = [[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Haunter]]
 
|rbrarity = None
 
|rbrarity = None
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|blackwhite = Evolve [[Haunter]] (White only)
 
|blackwhite = Evolve [[Haunter]] (White only)
 
|bwrarity = None
 
|bwrarity = None
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|xy = [[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Haunter]]
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|xyrarity = None
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
====Side game locations====
 
====Side game locations====
 
{{Side Game Locations
 
{{Side Game Locations
|Pokemon=Gengar
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|border={{Poison}}
 
|backcolor={{Ghost}}
 
|backcolor={{Ghost}}
 
|Trozei=Endless Level 68, Forever Level 18, [[Mr. Who's Den]]
 
|Trozei=Endless Level 68, Forever Level 18, [[Mr. Who's Den]]
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|Rumble=[[Eternal Tower]]
 
|Rumble=[[Eternal Tower]]
 
|PPWii=[[Haunted Zone]]
 
|PPWii=[[Haunted Zone]]
}}
 
 
===Pokédex entries===
 
{{GenIPokédex|
 
backcolor={{Ghost}}|
 
redblue=Under a full moon, this Pokémon likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright.|
 
yellow=A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.|
 
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.|
 
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=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.|
 
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.|
 
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.|
 
black=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.|
 
white=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.|
 
black 2=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.|
 
white 2=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.|
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
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==Origins==
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===Sprites===
Gengar appears to be based off a ghostly [[wikipedia:cat|cat]]. Its name is possibly based off "doppelganger".
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|xyspr =Gengar_XY.gif
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|xysprs=Gengar_Shiny_XY.gif
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|VIback=Gengar_Back_XY.gif
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|VIbacks=Gengar_Back_Shiny_XY.gif
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==Mega Evolution Sprites==
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{| width="30%" cellspacing="0" style="background:#ffffff"
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|-align="center"
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|style="background:#8A2BE2"|[[File:Gengar_Mega_XY.gif|link=Gengar]]<br />'''Front'''
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|style="background:#8A2BE2"|[[File:Gengar_Mega_Back_XY.gif|link=Gengar]]<br />'''Back'''
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|-align="center"
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|style="background:#8A2BE2"|[[File:Gengar_Mega_Shiny_XY.gif|link=Gengar]]<br />'''Front (Shiny)'''
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|style="background:#8A2BE2"|[[File:Gengar_Mega_Back_Shiny_XY.gif|link=Gengar]]<br />'''Back (Shiny)'''
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|}
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Despite Gengar being able to sneak within shadows, it is unable to learn [[Shadow Sneak]].
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*Despite Gengar being able to sneak within shadows, it is unable to learn the move [[Shadow Sneak]].
*Despite being part [[Poison]] type, it cannot learn any Poison types by level-up. However, it learns [[Poison Jab|2]] [[Sludge Bomb|attacks]] via TM, [[Clear Smog|2]] [[Smog|attacks]] via breeding, and [[Sludge Wave|1]] from a [[Gastly|prior evolution]].
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*Despite being part {{Type|Poison}}-type, it cannot learn any Poison-type moves by leveling up.
*Gengar is one of the only three stage two Ghost-Type [[Pokémon]], the others being [[Dusknoir]] and [[Chandelure]].
 
 
*Unlike most Pokémon, a Shiny Gengar has a small physical difference from a normal Gengar in HeartGold and SoulSilver. In said games, the spikes on a Shiny Gengar's back are shaped differently than a regular Gengar's.
 
*Unlike most Pokémon, a Shiny Gengar has a small physical difference from a normal Gengar in HeartGold and SoulSilver. In said games, the spikes on a Shiny Gengar's back are shaped differently than a regular Gengar's.
 
*Gengar is four inches shorter than Haunter, despite it being evolved from Haunter.
 
*Gengar is four inches shorter than Haunter, despite it being evolved from Haunter.
*Gengar and its pre-evolutions are the only Ghost types to have a weakness to Psychic-type attacks, as the combination Ghost-Fighting has never existed. They are also the only Poison types to have a weakness to Dark-type attacks, as there has been no Psychic-Poison types.
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**Mega Gengar, like Mega Alakazam, gets shorter when it Mega Evolves.
**This is because no other Pokémon have the same type combination as Gengar and its pre-evolutions.
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*Gengar's Mega Stone is banned by Smogon on online battles in X/Y due to [[Shadow Tag]] and [[Perish Song]].
*Gengar may have been based on the Oni, a creature of ancient Japanese folklore that was said to float invisibly above cities, bringing anything from a natural disaster like an earthquake to a terrible disease.
 
 
*There is a theory stating that Gengar might be the shadow of [[Clefairy]] or [[Clefable]].
 
*There is a theory stating that Gengar might be the shadow of [[Clefairy]] or [[Clefable]].
**This is because they have a similar physical appearance and because Gengar's name originates from the term "doppelganger", which means a copy of someone else.
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**This is because they have a similar physical appearance, because Gengar's name originates from the term "doppelganger", and because Gengar's species is Shadow Pokémon.
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*Gengar, along with [[Nidorino]] and [[Jigglypuff]], are the first Pokémon to appear in any Pokémon media.
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===Origins===
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Gengar may have been based on the Oni, a creature of ancient Japanese folklore that was said to float invisibly above cities, bringing anything from a natural disaster like an earthquake to a terrible disease. It also appears to be based off a ghostly [[wikipedia:cat|cat]]. Its name is possibly based off "doppelganger".
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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094Gengar_OS_anime.png
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094Gengar_OS_anime_2.png
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094Gengar_AG_anime.png
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094Gengar_Dream.png
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094Gengar_Mega_Dream.png
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094Gengar_Pokemon_Mystery_Dungeon_Red_and Blue_Rescue_Teams.jpg
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094Gengar_Pokemon_Stadium.png
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094Gengar_Pokémon_PokéPark.jpg
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094Gengar_Pokemon_Conquest.png
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</gallery>
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[[File:Gengar_AttackAnimation_1_XY.gif]]
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[[File:Gengar_AttackAnimation_2_XY.gif]]
   
 
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Latest revision as of 09:38, September 26, 2014

Type(s)
Type Ghost  Type Poison
Species Shadow Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Pokédex
Haunter ← 094 → Onix
Kanto 094 Johto 060
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 071
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 032
Evolves From Haunter
Evolves Into None
Gengar
094
ゲンガー Gengaa
094Gengar
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
092093094
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg 4'11" 1.5 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple Amorphous
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F094
Cry

Type(s)
Type Ghost  Type Poison
Species Shadow Pokémon
Abilities Shadow Tag
Pokédex
Haunter ← 094M → Onix
Kanto 094 Johto 060
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 071
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 032
Evolves From Haunter
Evolves Into None
Mega Gengar
094M
メガゲンガー Mega Gengaa
094MGengar
Generation VI
Evolutionary Line
092093094M
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg 4'07" 1.4 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple Amorphous
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F094M
Cry

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

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

Gengar 1

Gengar is a shadow-like round-bodied Pokémon with two large pointed ears and short spikes lining its back. Gengar has two red eyes and a toothy sinister smile. It has claws on its hands. Gengar stands on its two short legs, but it can Levitate as well.

Special abilitiesEdit

Gengars have the ability Levitate. Levitate makes Gengar immune to Ground-type moves. This Pokémon hides in the shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10°F. When there is a Full Moon, this Pokémon likes to scare people by pretending to be their shadow, then laugh at their fear. Gengars are mostly based on being mean and evil by tormenting people, hurting them and overtaking them. It can absorb any surrounding heat, leaving a sudden chill. To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity. Gengar is also able to merge with and inhabit the shadow of another being.

EvolutionEdit

Gengar is the evolved form of Haunter, by trade. It can further evolve into Mega Gengar by using its Gengarite.

AnimeEdit

Game infoEdit

StatisticsEdit

Pokédex entriesEdit

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Under a full moon, this Pokémon likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright.
Yellow
A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Black
The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
White
The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
Black 2
The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
White 2
The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
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
Alpha Sapphire


Game locationsEdit

Gengar Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Haunter None
Yellow Evolve Haunter None
Gold/Silver Evolve Haunter None
Crystal Evolve Haunter None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Haunter None
Diamond/Pearl Old Chateau (Any GBA Pokémon game) Dongle
Platinum Old Chateau (Any GBA Pokémon game) Dongle
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Haunter None
Black/White Evolve Haunter (White only) None
X/Y Evolve Haunter None


Side game locationsEdit

Gengar Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 68, Forever Level 18, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Haunter
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Sky Stairway (1-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hippowdon Temple, Altru Tower, Altru Building,
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Oblivia Ruins, Dark Temple


Side game dataEdit

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-019 PR Gengar Sprite Gengar Ghost SOA Psy Power 3 Psy Power 3 SOA Ghost Ghost
Capture Points* On Sight**
5320 (approx.) Teleports towards and chases player.
Browser Entry
It attacks by spitting out eerie orbs and sinister ones imbued with loathing.
* - 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.


SpritesEdit

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Gengar XY Gengar Back XY
Gengar Shiny XY Gengar Back Shiny XY

Mega Evolution SpritesEdit

Gengar Mega XY
Front
Gengar Mega Back XY
Back
Gengar Mega Shiny XY
Front (Shiny)
Gengar Mega Back Shiny XY
Back (Shiny)

TriviaEdit

  • Despite Gengar being able to sneak within shadows, it is unable to learn the move Shadow Sneak.
  • Despite being part Poison-type, it cannot learn any Poison-type moves by leveling up.
  • Unlike most Pokémon, a Shiny Gengar has a small physical difference from a normal Gengar in HeartGold and SoulSilver. In said games, the spikes on a Shiny Gengar's back are shaped differently than a regular Gengar's.
  • Gengar is four inches shorter than Haunter, despite it being evolved from Haunter.
    • Mega Gengar, like Mega Alakazam, gets shorter when it Mega Evolves.
  • Gengar's Mega Stone is banned by Smogon on online battles in X/Y due to Shadow Tag and Perish Song.
  • There is a theory stating that Gengar might be the shadow of Clefairy or Clefable.
    • This is because they have a similar physical appearance, because Gengar's name originates from the term "doppelganger", and because Gengar's species is Shadow Pokémon.
  • Gengar, along with Nidorino and Jigglypuff, are the first Pokémon to appear in any Pokémon media.

OriginsEdit

Gengar may have been based on the Oni, a creature of ancient Japanese folklore that was said to float invisibly above cities, bringing anything from a natural disaster like an earthquake to a terrible disease. It also appears to be based off a ghostly cat. Its name is possibly based off "doppelganger".

GalleryEdit

Gengar AttackAnimation 1 XY Gengar AttackAnimation 2 XY

SourcesEdit


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