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Gengar is a Ghost, Poison-type Pokémon from Kanto region. It evolves from Haunter after being fed with 100 candies and it is final evolution form of Gastly.

Pokédex description

Gengar - Shadow Pokémon
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.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Ghost 10 (8)
Icon Dark 7 (10)
Icon Ghost 9 (13) (Legacy move)
Icon Ghost 5 (10) (Only obtained during the Special Raid Challenge)

Charged attacks

Icon Fighting
140 (40)
Icon Ghost
100 (33)
Icon Poison
80 (35)
Icon Dark
80 (27) (Legacy move)
Icon Poison
110 (34) (Legacy move)
Icon Psychic
90 (32) (Only obtained during the Special Raid Challenge)

Evolution family

Gengar is the part of a three-member family.

40. Gastly
#092 Gastly
25 Gastly candy
#093 Haunter
100 Gastly candy
#094 Gengar



  • Gengar was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Gengar is 2,467, however it can reach 2,672, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
    • Between October 26th and November 1st, 2016, Gengar's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Halloween 2016.
    • Between October 20th and November 2nd, 2017, Gengar's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Halloween 2017.
    • Between October 23rd and November 1st, 2018, Gengar's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Halloween 2018.
  • As a former 3rd tier Raid Boss, Gengar's CP was 21,207. Its maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge was 1,644 and 2,055 when encountered Pokémon was boosted by weather.
    • Gengar was available during a limited three-hour Special Raid Challenge on November 3rd, 2018.[1] All Gengar obtained during the three-hour window knew the fast attack Lick[2] and the charged attack Psychic.[3]
    • Its was a 4th tier Raid Boss and has Raid CP of 31,256 during the Special Raid Challenge.[4]
  • Shiny form of Gengar was released on Special Raid Challenge.
  • On August 20th, 2016, Gengar's attack Sludge Wave was replaced with Sludge Bomb, which has higher DPS.
  • During the Halloween event in 2017, there were shiny forms of Gastly family members added to game data, although they weren't released to be caught in gameplay. [5]


  1. Gengar steals the spotlight in a Special Raid Challenge!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-10-25.
  2. ReversalOnYouTube. (2018, October 26). Gengar's SECOND Exclusive Move for Gengar Day will be LICK!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-26.
  3. Take on Gengar in a Special Raid Challenge!. Poké Retrieved on 2018-10-25.
  4. Gengar is Tier 4 raid. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-11-03.
  5. Gastly family shiny 3D assets. "/r/TheSilphRoad."

External links

  • Gengar page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Gengar article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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