Gengar #095

Gengar is a bipedal Pokémon with a dark purple body. It features pointy ears, fiery eyes, and a large mouth that is generally curved into a frightening smile. It has many spikes on its back and smaller spikes on top of its head, akin to tufty hair. It has small arms and legs, as well as three digits on both its hands and feet. It also has a long tail.

Gengar can conceal completely in the shadow of any object, giving it tremendous stealth. Gengar’s body, on the other hand, works as a heat sink. Because it absorbs heat, its presence reduces the temperature of the surrounding region by roughly 10°F (5°C). According to the anime, Gengar can fly, possess humans and other Pokémon, and stretch its tongue several meters. Night Shade was Generation I’s trademark move.

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Gengar in Ash‘s shadow


Gengar is cunning and, at times, nasty. It likes playing practical pranks and casting curses, such as posing as one’s shadow and then acting abnormally. When the quarry notices, the Gengar revels in the horror of its prey. Gengar, on the other hand, has been known to be devoted to a Trainer who treats it properly. Gengar are seldom encountered in the wild since they evolved via commerce, however they may be found in caves and gloomy locations where shadows grow. It prefers urban environments like as cities and back alleyways, but only at night.

A section of Mega Gengar’s body dips into the earth, and its limbs and tail extend. The lower parts of the creature become a more reddish-purple color, and a third eye develops on its forehead. This new unblinking eye is oval and yellow, and it has the ability to see in other dimensions. [1] The spikes on Mega Gengar’s back have become more numerous and sharp, and more spikes have appeared on its hands and tail. Its ears have grown much longer and tilted backward.

Mega Gengar is a violent creature with the capacity to travel to other universes. Mega Gengar is uninterested in opponents until they are seen as prey. Mega Evolution has distorted its connections. It now wishes to take and condemn the lives of anybody or everything in its path, even its Trainer. Mega Gengar disappears into another realm to await an opportunity to strike.

As Gigantamax Gengar grows bigger, parts of its body sink into the earth, leaving just the head, tail, and limbs. Its body turns from dark to light purple, and its eyes become white with yellow sclera. The interior of its mouth transforms into a tube with a long purple tongue protruding. Gengar’s head is surrounded by three crimson clouds.

Gigantamax It is said that Gengar’s mouth does not lead into its body. Because of the cursed energy, it is said to instead lead to the afterlife. It aims to take the lives of people it catches by setting a trap. If you stand near its mouth, you may hear the voices of your loved ones crying out to you.




The only known Pokémon capable of utilizing the G-Max Move G-Max Terror is Gigantamax Gengar.


Combat Moves

When in battle, touch the screen to attack with combat moves, and the Pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Sucker Punch Dark 7
Hex Ghost 10
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Focus Blast Fighting 140 2
Sludge Bomb Poison 80 1
Shadow Ball Ghost 100 3

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Best moveset for Gengar

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Gengar’s greatest attacks are Lick and Shadow Ball. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Lick Elite TM 12 dps
  Shadow Ball 40 dps


  Hex 10 dps
  Shadow Ball 40 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Sucker Punch 7 11.4 10
  Shadow Claw 9 8.6 15.4
  Hex 10 13.3 10
  Lick Elite TM 5 12 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Shadow Ball 100 -16.7 40
  Sludge Bomb 80 -21.7 41.7
  Focus Blast 140 -28.6 40
  Dark Pulse Elite TM 80 -16.7 26.7
  Shadow Punch Elite TM 40 -19.4 28.2
  Sludge Wave Elite TM 110 -31.3 41.3
  Psychic Elite TM 90 -17.9 32.1

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Evolution family

Gengar is part of a three-member family.



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#092 Gastly

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#093 Haunter
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Mega Gengar




#092 Gastly

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#093 Haunter
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#094 Gengar
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Mega Gengar


  • Gengar was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Gengar was released after Gengar Special Raid Challenge on November 3rd, 2018.

Mega Gengar

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Initial Base Mega_Level High Mega_LevelMega_Level Max Mega_LevelMega_LevelMega_Level
200 40 20 10