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Pokedex Entry #094: Gengar is a Ghost/Poison Type Pokemon. It evolves from Haunter.
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.
Species:Shadow Pokémon
Height:4′11″ (1.50m)
Weight:89.3 lbs (40.5 kg)
Gengar Base StatsGengar Stat Rankings
Stamina:120Stamina:# 130
Attack:261Attack:# 5
Defense:156Defense:# 113
Max CP:2619CP:# 39
Overall:# 68
Gengar Moves
Gengar Fast Moves:Gengar Charge Moves:
HexSucker PunchFocus BlastShadow BallSludge Bomb
Cooldown:1.2 sec0.7 secCooldown:3.5 sec3 sec2.3 sec
w/ STAB:10.410.0w/ STAB:40.041.743.5
Ideal Moveset for Gengar:
Move:HexSludge Bomb
Category:Fast Charge
DPS (w/ STAB):10.443.5
Rank (w/ STAB):#74#23
Overall Rank:#305#68
*Gengar Legacy Moves
Legacy Fast Moves:Legacy Charge Moves:
Shadow ClawDark PulseSludge Wave
Cooldown:0.7 secCooldown:3 sec3.2 sec
w/ STAB:16.1w/ STAB:26.734.4
*Gengar acquired before update may have a Legacy Move listed above. However, Legacy moves are no longer obtainable.
Gengar Locations
Ghost Offensive Type Effectiveness
Ghost Type Moves are Super Effective Against:
XGhost Type Moves are Not Very Effective Against:
Ghost Defensive Type Effectiveness
These Types are Not Very Effective Against Ghost Pokemon:
XThese Types are Super Effective Against Ghost Pokemon:
Poison Offensive Type Effectiveness
Poison Type Moves are Super Effective Against:
XPoison Type Moves are Not Very Effective Against:
Poison Defensive Type Effectiveness
These Types are Not Very Effective Against Poison Pokemon:
XThese Types are Super Effective Against Poison Pokemon:
Gengar Evolution
Gengar Evolves FromGengarEvolves Into
Candy Required for Evolution-
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Anonymous said...

I caught a Gengar

Anonymous said...


Unknown said...

Just caught one too....yay but... I really want a dragonite now

Unknown said...

What advantage does Gengar have compared to Haunter despite inferior basic attacks compared to Lick?

CasualKitten said...

More HP, and therefore it's able to last longer to deal more damage despite having weaker abilities.

Anonymous said...

Is gengar location locked or just rare?

Shawreck said...

Why would they give him sucker punch? It's crappier in every way and not a STAB. Is it just to screw over people that grinded 125 candies? Geez.

Unknown said...

I gots me a Gengar from a gastly nest with tha ideal moves. It's a shame Gengar is a pretty squishy, weak pokemon for battling or defending. They should improve his base stats. Same goes for Alakazam.

Anonymous said...

I have a gengar

Anonymous said...

My Gengar has Sludge Bomb - 55 power - poison type

Dan said...

It's so frustrating that Niantic killed Gengars highest move in favour or Sludge bomb. 70 to 55, thank for ruining one of the best Pokemon (IMO) you

I have two:

1) 82% IV's

Shadow claw + Shadow Ball

2) 91%

Shadow claw + Dark Pulse (typical)

I have enough for a 3rd, but was waiting for better IV's and then they go and pull the move I was desperately seeking.

Ridiculous. They could have at least improved it's CP and Stamina stat, now even with a # 12 attack, it's moves are average at best.

squirrelywrath2 said...

My Gengar still has shadow claw and sludge wave, even after the update. Maybe he was grandfathered in?

Also, Gengar is not that good. He has some decent attacks, but he is a glass cannon (and the cannon part is debatable)

Unknown said...

My gengar has sludge wave as a move

Unknown said...

My Gengar have Sluge Wave why isn't the move listed on the database?

Anonymous said...

So is Hangar both strong AND weak against physic types then??

Anonymous said...

Gengar can have Sludge Wave, please update your page

Anonymous said...

^Only if you evolved him before the patch.

Anonymous said...

tacked on dark type moves to tell the players that they blew 125 candies on a dud. dark is redundant alongside ghost as an offensive type. thank goodness for the halloween event, the spooks over here are arguably as abundant as pidgey and its viridian forest friends...
with the increase in candies, it's 21 captures of the gastly family minimum to evolve a gengar from gastly, or 14 if you transfer each capture.

why do people want sludge wave back when sludge bomb is 0.7 ahead of it DPS-wise?
and you can use sludge bomb twice from 2 full bar segments.
55 x 1.25 (stab) = 68.75 x 2 = 137.5.

regardless, gengar in GO is pretty much reliving the issues it had in gen I. it can try to bust psychics and the rare other gengar, but the psychics and that other gengar can bust it back...

Anonymous said...

Mine is old, he has Sludge Wave for 70

Anonymous said...

I'm VERY lucky. Somehow I got 2 amazing Gengars, both with Shadow Claw, and then one has Sludge Bomb whereas the other has Shadow Ball for a charge move.

From what I've seen, those are the best defensive and offensive Gengars, respectively, and now I find Shadow Claw has been taken out?

Anonymous said...

Oh My Goshnessssss!

So I'm IV checking almost all my 'mons, right? Low CP / 1300 stardust Gengar here turns out to be a 91.1% perfect with full legacy moveset of Shadow Claw / Dark Pulse.

If trading is ever added, boy howdy that'll fetch a pretty poke! :D

Unknown said...

Sludge Wave should get a boost from STAB. Gengar is poison type lol

MasterofPun said...

If you do have a dark type fast move on your Gengar, don't panic! You if it has Focus blast as its charge move, then you've got a danger Normal type killer on your hands. Even low CP Gengars can threaten a Chansey because of this Pokemon's very high attack and Focus blast!

I might make this my Chansey killer, if I can get the stardust. I currently just use a Maxed Vaporeon.

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