Gengar is a Ghost, Poison-type Pokémon from the Kanto region. It evolves from Haunter after being fed 100 candies or with no candy cost if traded. Gengar is the final evolution of Gastly.

Pokédex description

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.
- Gengar's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Ghost 10 (8)
Icon Ghost 9 (13)
Icon Dark 7 (10)
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)


Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon Encounter

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6

Increased spawns in:
Halloween 2018: Oct 23 - Nov 1
Halloween 2017: Oct 20 - Nov 2
Halloween 2016: Oct 26 - Nov 1

Emblem Raid
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 21,207

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Special Raid Challenge:
2020 Mar 1 (party hat)[1]
2018 Nov 3[2]

Evolution family

Gengar is part of a three-member family.

40. Gastly
#092 Gastly
25 Gastly candy
#093 Haunter
Icon Friendship Trade or 100 Gastly candy
#094 Gengar



Regular Shiny
Party hat
Gengar party hat Gengar party hat shiny


  • Normally, evolved stages of Pokémon cannot be shiny in encounter screen, but exceptionally during Special Raid Challenge, Gengar could.
  • Its was a 4th tier Raid Boss during the Special Raid Challenge.[3]
  • On August 20th, 2016, Sludge Wave was replaced with Sludge Bomb.
  • 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. [4]
  • Nidorino and Gengar Raid Day was canceled in Japan, South Korea and Italy due to coronavirus outbreak.[5]


  1. Celebrate Pokémon Day 2020 with Pokémon GO!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-02-24.
  2. Gengar steals the spotlight in a Special Raid Challenge!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-10-25.
  3. Gengar is Tier 4 raid. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-11-03.
  4. Gastly family shiny 3D assets. /r/TheSilphRoad.
  5. NianticHelp. Nidorino and Gengar Raid Day has been canceled in Japan, South Korea, and Italy. Please stay tuned to our channels for updates.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-02-29.

External links

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