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. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar initially after being given 200 Mega Energy, and 40 afterwards.

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

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10 (8)
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9 (13)
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7 (10)
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5 (10)
(Only obtained during the Special Raid Challenge)

Charged attacks

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140 (40)
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100 (33)
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80 (35)
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90 (32)
(Only obtained during the Special Raid Challenge)
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40 (24)
(Only obtained during Community Day)

Evolution family

Gengar is part of a three-member family.

#092 Gastly
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#093 Haunter
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#094 Gengar


Regular Shiny
Party hat
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Method Maximum CP Details
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(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

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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]

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Research tasks
1,233 Special Research:
The Great Gastly - Completing 4th part

Mega Houndoom



  • 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 COVID-19 pandemic.[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 Bulbapedia
  • Gengar article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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