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Gengar

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
Standard Pokédex description
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
Mega Gengar Pokédex description
Mega Evolution has made it possible for Gengar to access other dimensions. Its entire body is brimming with strange power.
- Mega Gengar's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Ghost.png
10 (8)
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9 (13)
Icon Dark.png
7 (10)
Icon Ghost.png
5 (10)

Charged attacks

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140 (40)
Icon Ghost.png
100 (33)
Icon Poison.png
80 (35)
Icon Dark.png
80 (27)
Icon Psychic.png
90 (32)
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110 (34)

Attack availability

Evolution family

Gengar is part of a three-member family.

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40.
Gastly
#092 Gastly
25 Gastly candy.png
Arrow Dark.png
Haunter
#093 Haunter
Icon Friendship Trade.png
or
100 Gastly candy.png
Arrow Dark.png
Gengar
#094 Gengar
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Arrow Bothways Dark.png
Gengar
Mega Gengar
40.
Gastly
#092 Gastly
25 Gastly candy.png
Arrow Dark.png
Haunter
#093 Haunter
Icon Friendship Trade.png
or
100 Gastly candy.png
Arrow Dark.png
Gengar
#094 Gengar
200 Gengar mega energy.png
Arrow Bothways Dark.png
Gengar
Mega Gengar

Costumes

These costumed Gengar's Mega Evolutions do not retain their costumes.

Regular Shiny
Party hat
Gengar party hat.png Gengar party hat shiny.png
Halloween
Gengar halloween.png Gengar halloween shiny.png

Availability

Gengar

Method Maximum CP Details
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Wild
2,467
2,672

(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
1,644
2,055

(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/Timed Research:
Animation Week Research - Completing 10th part
Catch Mastery: Ghost - Completing 10th part (Banette costume)
Mega Gengar - 2nd part: Catch 94 Pokémon (Banette costume)
The Great Gastly - Completing 4th part

Mega Gengar

Energy Sources Details
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Mega Raid Battles
Obtain Mega Energy from Mega Raid Battle
Boss CP 65,215

Catch CP 1,644/2,055 (weather boosted)
2021 Apr 4 - 20
2020 Oct 23 - 2021 Jan 1
Increased rate on 2020 Dec 12

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Research tasks
Field Research:
10× - Power up Pokémon 7 times: Charge Up
10× - Make 3 Great Curveball Throws: Catch Mastery: Ghost
Special Research/Timed Research:
260× - Mega Gengar
80× - Catch Mastery: Ghost


Gallery

Avatar Items

Stickers

List of Stickers
Source: Purchase
x10 PokeCoin.png 35
x30 PokeCoin.png 80

Trivia

  • Normally, evolved stages of Pokémon cannot be shiny in encounter screen, but exceptionally during Special Raid Challenge and after Mega Evolution release, Gengar could.
  • Its was a 4th tier Raid Boss during the Special Raid Challenge.[3]
  • Gengar wearing Mega Banette costume was available in raid and task during Halloween 2020.
  • During Halloween 2017, there were shiny forms of Gastly family members added to game data, although they were not released to be caught in gameplay.[4]
  • Nidorino and Gengar Raid Day was canceled in Japan, South Korea and Italy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

References

  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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