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Type(s)
Type Ghost  Type Poison
Species Gas Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Pokédex
Gastly ← 093 → Gengar
Kanto 093 Johto 059
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 070
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 031
Evolves From Gastly
Evolves Into Gengar
Haunter
093
ゴースト Gousuto
093Haunter
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
092093094094M
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
0.2 lbs. 0.1 kg 5'03" 1.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple Amorphous
Body Style Footprint
Body04
F093
Cry

Haunter (Japanese: ゴースト Gousuto) is a Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

This Pokémon takes the shape of a sinister looking, angular floating face with fangs, and it has disembodied, clawed hands. When approached by people, it has a habit of reverting to a spherical form that obscures its eyes, mouth, and hands. Haunter also likes to transform into solid things just to scare people. If you are sleeping or unconscious, Haunter can grab you and turn you into a ghost. But will return you into your body shortly afterwards. It can sap the life-force from a target by licking it. If it chooses to do so the victim will not stop shaking until it dies. Although it can lick other organisms without killing them.

Special abilities

Haunter can have the ability Levitate, which cause all Ground-type moves to miss. It licks with its gaseous tongue, so getting close is dangerous. Because of its ability to slip through solid walls, it is thought to be from another realm. It enjoys scaring people and revealing horrible nightmares of their worst fears to them while taking pleasure in it. It is also thought to steal the souls of those who envy, so it is highly recommended that you keep your distance.

Evolution

Haunter is the evolved form of Gastly, evolving at level 25. Haunter evolves into Gengar by trade, Gengar can then Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar using Gengarite. Alternatively, Haunter has an anime/manga exclusive evolution called Black Fog.

Game info

Game locations

Haunter Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Pokemon Tower Uncommon
Yellow Pokemon Tower Rare
Gold/Silver Route 8 Common
Crystal Route 8, Rock Tunnel Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Lost Cave, Pokemon Tower Common
Diamond/Pearl Old Chateau (Any Gen III game inserted), Turnback Cave Rare
Platinum Old Chateau (Any Gen III game inserted) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 8, Safari Zone Common
Black/White Evolve Gastly None
X/Y Route 14, Route 19, Frost Cavern, Victory Road Common
OR/AS Trade None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.
Yellow
By licking, it saps the victim's life. It causes shaking that won't stop until the victim's demise.
Gold
In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
Silver
Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.
Crystal
It hides in the dark, planning to take the life of the next living thing that wanders close by.
Ruby
Haunter is a dangerous Pokémon. If one beckons you while floating in darkness, you must never approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
Sapphire
Haunter is a dangerous Pokémon. If one beckons you while floating in darkness, you must never approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
Emerald
If a Haunter beckons you while it is floating in darkness, don't approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
FireRed
If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.
LeafGreen
Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.
Diamond
It can slip through any obstacle. It lurks inside walls to keep an eye on its foes.
Pearl
It licks with its gaseous tongue to steal the victim's life force. It lurks in darkness for prey.
Platinum
It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
HeartGold
In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
SoulSilver
It's tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.
Black
It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
White
It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
Black 2
It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
White 2
It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
X
If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.
Y
It licks with its gaseous tongue to steal the victim's life force. It lurks in darkness for prey.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Side game data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-018 PR Haunter Sprite Haunter Ghost SOA Psy Power 2 Psy Power 2 SOA Ghost Ghost
Capture Points* On Sight**
1400 Teleports towards and chases player.
Browser Entry
It attacks by spitting out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions.
* - 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
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
Haunter XY

Appearances

Anime

Pokemon Haunter Tower

Haunter haunting Ash

Ash Ketchum convinced a Haunter to follow him in order to defeat Sabrina. In his second battle, Haunter caused Sabrina to laugh with its constant pranks. After this, Sabrina gave Ash the Marsh Badge, and Haunter was given to Sabrina.

Manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ash encounters a giant Haunter called the Black Fog, notorious for using its Dream Eater attack to kill people and Pokémon by stealing their souls. Sabrina has a vendetta against this Haunter, as her Pokémon were attacked and killed by it when she was eleven, but she falls victim as well in her attempt to protect a team of people trying to hunt it down. With the combined effort of Ash and the team of hunters, the Black Fog managed to be weakened enough for capture, only for it to promptly use Selfdestruct, killing itself right before Ash's Ultra Ball reaches it.

Pokémon Adventures

A boy that Blue met near the abandoned Power Plant had a Haunter in his team before it was stolen, with which he later fightsAgatha's Gengar to free Blue from a coffin created by a Dream Eater attack. Agatha also had armies of Haunter that she used in her attack on Kanto.

Eusine was later seen with a Haunter in The Last Battle VI. It proved useful in knocking out the Masked Man's Gastly after the latter wounded Suicune with its Curse.

Another Haunter appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Haunter debuted in Get Rid Of The Ghost Pokémon!! where it was under the ownership of Blue. It evolved into Gengar in the same part.

A Haunter appeared in Which One is the Real Clefairy!? where it was giving the citizens a tour around the area along with Clefairy.

Giovanni was revealed to have a Haunter when it attempted to battle a Squirtle of his.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Black owns a Haunter which evolved from a Gastly.

Eusine also has a Haunter in the manga.

Gallery

Sources


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