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Gengar

Gengar

Gengar's Type

GHOST
POISON

Gengar's Pokédex #s

Galar #
143
National #
94

Gengar's Base Stats

HP:
60
Attack:
65
Defense:
60
Sp. Atk:
130
Sp. Def:
75
Speed:
110
Total:
500

Misc. Info

Egg Groups:
Amorphous
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,059,860
EV Yield:
3 Sp. Atk

Gengar's Abilities

Here are what abilities Gengar can possibly have, along with their effects.
Cursed Body
30% chance of disabling the attacking move whenever it hits Gengar.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Gengar's weakness and resistance is to various types.
GROUND
PSYCHIC
GHOST
DARK
½
GRASS
FAIRY
¼
POISON
BUG
immune
NORMAL
FIGHTING

Gengar's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Gengar evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Gastly
Gastly
starting form
Haunter
Haunter
at level 25
Gengar
Gengar
upon trading

Gengar's Moves

Below is a list of all of the moves that Gengar can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Gengar learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Shadow Punch
Doesn't miss the target.
GHOST
PHYSICAL
60 -- 20 One Target
1
Perish Song
All Pokémon on the field are knocked out after 3 turns unless they switch out.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 5 All Pokémon
1
Reflect Type
Gengar changes its type to the target's.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 15 One Target
1
Lick
Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.
GHOST
PHYSICAL
30 100% 30 One Target
1
Confuse Ray
Confuses the target.
GHOST
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
1
Hypnosis
Puts the target to sleep.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- 60% 20 One Target
1
Mean Look
Prevents the target from fleeing or switching out.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 5 One Target
12
Payback
Does double damage if Gengar attacks after the target.
DARK
PHYSICAL
50 100% 10 One Target
16
Spite
Lowers the target's PP of its last used move.
GHOST
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
20
Curse
{notghost}Raises Gengar's Attack and Defense by one stage, but lowers its Speed by one stage.{/notghost}{ghost}Takes 50% of Gengar's max HP to curse the last Pokémon to hit it, damaging the last Pokémon to hit it by 1/4 its max HP after each turn.{/ghost}
GHOST
STATUS
-- -- 10 Counter
24
Hex
Deals double damage if the target is affected by a major status condition.
GHOST
SPECIAL
65 100% 10 One Target
30
Night Shade
Does exact damage equal to Gengar's level.
GHOST
SPECIAL
varies 100% 15 One Target
36
Sucker Punch
Has +1 priority. Fails unless the target uses a damaging move.
DARK
PHYSICAL
70 100% 5 One Target
42
Dark Pulse
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
48
Shadow Ball
20% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GHOST
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
54
Destiny Bond
If Gengar is knocked out before its next action, the attacking Pokémon is knocked out.
GHOST
STATUS
-- -- 5 User
60
Dream Eater
Heals Gengar by half the damage dealt. Fails unless foe is asleep.
PSYCHIC
SPECIAL
100 100% 15 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Gengar can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM00
Mega Punch
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
80 85% 20 One Target
TM01
Mega Kick
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
120 75% 5 One Target
TM03
Fire Punch
Has a 10% chance to burn the target.
FIRE
PHYSICAL
75 100% 15 One Target
TM04
Ice Punch
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
ICE
PHYSICAL
75 100% 15 One Target
TM05
Thunder Punch
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
PHYSICAL
75 100% 15 One Target
TM08
Hyper Beam
Requires a turn to recharge (unless it misses).
NORMAL
SPECIAL
150 90% 5 One Target
TM09
Giga Impact
Requires a turn to recharge (unless it misses).
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
150 90% 5 One Target
TM20
Self-Destruct
Gengar is knocked out after using Self-Destruct.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
200 100% 5 All But Self
TM21
Rest
Gengar restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM23
Thief
Damages the target and steals its held item.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Gengar from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM26
Scary Face
Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
TM27
Icy Wind
100% chance of lowering all nearby enemies' Speed by one stage.
ICE
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 Nearby Enemies
TM28
Giga Drain
Heals Gengar by half the damage dealt.
GRASS
SPECIAL
75 100% 10 One Target
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM33
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM34
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM38
Will-O-Wisp
Burns the target.
FIRE
STATUS
-- 85% 15 One Target
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Gengar is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM43
Brick Break
Breaks the opponent's Light Screen or Reflect.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
75 100% 15 One Target
TM44
Imprison
Gengar can't use any moves Gengar knows.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM57
Payback
Does double damage if Gengar attacks after the target.
DARK
PHYSICAL
50 100% 10 One Target
TM59
Fling
Throws Gengar's held item. Type and power depend on the item.
DARK
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 10 One Target
TM63
Drain Punch
Heals Gengar by half the damage dealt.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
75 100% 10 One Target
TM65
Shadow Claw
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GHOST
PHYSICAL
70 100% 15 One Target
TM70
Trick Room
For the next 5 turns, turn order is reversed, so slower Pokémon go first. (Priority still functions as usual.)
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM71
Wonder Room
For the next 5 turns, all Pokémon's Defense and Special Defense stats are swapped.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM74
Venoshock
Damage is doubled if the target is already poisoned.
POISON
SPECIAL
65 100% 10 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM77
Hex
Deals double damage if the target is affected by a major status condition.
GHOST
SPECIAL
65 100% 10 One Target
TM86
Phantom Force
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn. Gets around Protect/Detect/etc.
GHOST
PHYSICAL
90 100% 10 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Gengar can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR01
Body Slam
Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
85 100% 15 One Target
TR08
Thunderbolt
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 One Target
TR09
Thunder
30% chance of paralyzing the target. 100% accuracy in the rain and 50% accuracy in sunny weather.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
110 70% 10 One Target
TR11
Psychic
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
PSYCHIC
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR14
Metronome
Uses a random move.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Gengar's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR22
Sludge Bomb
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Gengar's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR30
Encore
Forces the target to use its recent move for a few turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 5 One Target
TR33
Shadow Ball
20% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GHOST
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR35
Uproar
Lose control for up to 5 turns. While the Uproar is active, no Pokémon can be asleep.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 Random Enemy
TR37
Taunt
Prevents the target from using Status moves for the next few turns.
DARK
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TR38
Trick
Switches Gengar's held item with the target's.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
TR40
Skill Swap
Swaps Gengar's ability with the target's.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 One Target
TR57
Poison Jab
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
PHYSICAL
80 100% 20 One Target
TR58
Dark Pulse
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR64
Focus Blast
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
FIGHTING
SPECIAL
120 70% 5 One Target
TR65
Energy Ball
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GRASS
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR68
Nasty Plot
Raises Gengar's Special Attack by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR78
Sludge Wave
Has a 10% chance to poison all nearby Pokémon.
POISON
SPECIAL
95 100% 10 All But Self
TR81
Foul Play
Foul Play uses the target's Attack stat instead of Gengar's to calculate damage.
DARK
PHYSICAL
95 100% 15 One Target
TR83
Ally Switch
Switches places with Gengar for the rest of the battle.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
TR92
Dazzling Gleam
Damages all nearby enemies.
FAIRY
SPECIAL
80 100% 10 Nearby Enemies

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Gengar can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Perish Song
All Pokémon on the field are knocked out after 3 turns unless they switch out.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 5 All Pokémon
EGG
Haze
Resets all stat, accuracy, and evasion modifiers.
ICE
STATUS
-- -- 30 Entire Field
EGG
Astonish
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
GHOST
PHYSICAL
30 100% 15 One Target
EGG
Grudge
If Gengar is knocked out before its next action, the attacker loses all PP of the move it used.
GHOST
STATUS
-- -- 5 User
EGG
Disable
Disables the target's last used move for a few turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Clear Smog
Removes any stat modifiers on the target.
POISON
SPECIAL
50 -- 15 One Target
EGG
Smog
Has a 40% chance to poison the target.
POISON
SPECIAL
30 70% 20 One Target
EGG
Reflect Type
Gengar changes its type to the target's.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 15 One Target
EGG
Toxic
Badly poisons the target. 100% accuracy if used by a Poison-type Pokémon.
POISON
STATUS
-- 90% 10 One Target

Where to Find Gengar

If you're looking for where to find Gengar, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Gengar in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently the encounters do not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Special Ways to Get Gengar

You can sometimes fight a wild Gengar in the northern part of the Wild Area, over by the Giant's Cap.

Getting Gengar By Evolution

Evolves from Haunter by trading it to another player.

Notes About Gengar

There is a special Gigantamax Gengar available in rare Max Raid Battles.
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