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[[File:Type Ghost/Poison.gif|link=Ghost/Poison type]]  
Species Gas Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
None ← 093 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From [[Gastly]]
Evolves Into [[Gengar]]
'(ゴースト Gousuto)'
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Shape Footprint

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


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.

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.


Haunter is the evolved form of Gastly, evolving at level 25. Haunter evolves into Gengar by trade.

In the 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.

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

Pokédex entries


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 PA Ghost SofA 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.



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