Pokémon 094 Gengar

Pokemon 094 Gengar
Pokemon 094 Gengar (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Name: Gengar (Japanese: ゲンガー Gangar)

Classification: Shadow Pokémon

Type: Ghost/Poison

Generation: Gen I Kanto Region

Gender Ratio: 50% Male to 50% Female


  • 4' 11" (Gengar)
  • 4' 7" (Mega Gengar)
  • 65' 7"+ (Gigantamax Gengar)


  • 89.3 lbs (Gengar)
  • 89.3 lbs (Mega Gengar)
  • ??? lbs (Gigantamax Gengar)


  • Evolves from Haunter when Traded.
  • Evolves from Haunter with 100 Candies in Pokémon Go.
  • Evolves from Haunter for free when Traded in Pokémon Go.
  • Mega Evolves into Mega Gengar with Gengarite.

Alternate Formes:

  • Mega Gengar
  • Gigantamax Gengar

How to catch in Sword/Shield:

  • Evolve from Haunter
  • Giant's Cap
  • Giant's Mirror
  • South Lake Miloch
  • Stony Wilderness
  • Max Raid Battles
  • Stony Wilderness
  • Gigantamax Raid Battles

How to catch in Go:

  • Evolve from Haunter
  • Raids

Description: Somewhat more solid than Gastly or Haunter, Gengar has a round body with stumpy arms and legs. It is purple all over, and has spikes atop its head and down its back. Its red eyes and large mouth are almost alway expressing sinister amusement, as Gengar love to trick and torment those they come across. Gengar are capable of sinking into shadows, where they stalk their victims with ease. They take great pleasure out of scaring people and Pokémon alike, but are also fiercely loyal to those who treat them well. Because they only evolve by being Traded, very few Gengar can be found in the wild.

Capable of Mega Evolution, Mega Gengar's body is shaped more like Haunter's but with arms and more exaggerated spikes. It gains a third eye which is mostly yellow, and dark, magenta energy eminates from its hands, tail, and lower body. Gengar can also Gigantamax into a form that is mostly mouth and tongue. Gigantamax Gengar's body sinks into the ground, while it's mouth expands into a giant cavern from which a long, deadly tongue lashes out. This mouth is rumored to lead directly into the afterlife, a deathly trap for any Gigantamax Gengar can capture within. It has even been said that those standing close to its mouth can hear the voices of their deceased loved ones!

Core Games

Gengar in the core games

  • Sword Pokédex: On the night of a full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be Gengar's doing.
  • Shield Pokédex: It is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains.

Base Stats

  • 60 HP
  • 65 Attack
  • 60 Defense
  • 130 Sp. Attack
  • 75 Sp. Defense
  • 110 Speed
  • 500 Total

Mega Gengar

  • Sword Pokédex: Not Available Yet
  • Shield Pokédex: Not Available Yet
  • Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! Pokédex: It can pass through other dimensions and can appear anywhere. It caused a stir one time when it stuck just one leg out of a wall.

Pokemon 094 Gengar Mega

Pokemon 094 Gengar Mega (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Base Stats

  • 60 HP
  • 65 Attack
  • 80 Defense
  • 170 Sp. Attack
  • 95 Sp. Defense
  • 130 Speed
  • 600 Total

Moves by Level

  • Shadow Punch (lv 1)
  • Perish Song (lv 1)
  • Reflect Type (lv 1)
  • Lick (lv 1)
  • Confuse Ray (lv 1)
  • Hypnosis (lv 1)
  • Mean Look (lv 1)
  • Payback (lv 12)
  • Spite (lv 16)
  • Curse (lv 20)
  • Hex (lv 24)
  • Night Shade (lv 30)
  • Sucker Punch (lv 36)
  • Dark Pulse (lv 42)
  • Shadow Ball (lv 48)
  • Destiny Bond (lv 54)
  • Dream Eater (lv 60)

Moves by TM/TR

  • TM00 Mega Punch
  • TM01 Mega Kick
  • TM03 Fire Punch
  • TM04 Ice Punch
  • TM05 Thunder Punch
  • TM08 Hyper Beam
  • TM09 Giga Impact
  • TM20 Self-Destruct
  • TM21 Rest
  • TM23 Thief
  • TM24 Snore
  • TM25 Protect
  • TM26 Scary Face
  • TM27 Icy Wind
  • TM28 Giga Drain
  • TM31 Attract
  • TM33 Rain Dance
  • TM34 Sunny Day
  • TM38 Will-O-Wisp
  • TM39 Facade
  • TM43 Brick Break
  • TM44 Imprison
  • TM57 Payback
  • TM59 Fling Dark
  • TM63 Drain Punch
  • TM65 Shadow Claw
  • TM70 Trick Room
  • TM71 Wonder Room
  • TM74 Venoshock
  • TM76 Round
  • TM77 Hex
  • TM86 Phantom Force
  • TR01 Body Slam
  • TR08 Thunderbolt
  • TR09 Thunder
  • TR11 Psychic
  • TR14 Metronome
  • TR20 Substitute
  • TR22 Sludge Bomb
  • TR26 Endure
  • TR27 Sleep Talk
  • TR30 Encore
  • TR33 Shadow Ball
  • TR35 Uproar
  • TR37 Taunt
  • TR38 Trick
  • TR40 Skill Swap
  • TR57 Poison Jab
  • TR58 Dark Pulse
  • TR64 Focus Blast
  • TR65 Energy Ball
  • TR68 Nasty Plot
  • TR78 Sludge Wave
  • TR81 Foul Play
  • TR83 Ally Switch
  • TR92 Dazzling Gleam

Moves by Breeding

  • Astonish
  • Clear Smog
  • Disable
  • Grudge
  • Haze
  • Perish Song
  • Reflect Type
  • Smog
  • Toxic

Damaged normally by

  • Flying 1×
  • Rock 1×
  • Steel 1×
  • Fire 1×
  • Water 1×
  • Electric 1×
  • Ice 1×
  • Dragon 1×

Weak to

  • Ghost 2×
  • Psychic 2×
  • Dark 2×

Immune to

  • Normal
  • Fighting
  • Ground

Resistant to

  • Poison ¼×
  • Bug ¼×
  • Grass ½×
  • Fairy ½×


  • Sword Pokédex: Rumor has it that its gigantic mouth leads not into its body, filled with cursed energy, but instead directly to the afterlife.
  • Shield Pokédex: It lays traps, hoping to steal the lives of those it catches. If you stand in front of its mouth, you'll hear your loved ones' voices calling out to you.

Pokemon 094 Gengar Gigantamax

Pokemon 094 Gengar Gigantamax (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokémon Go

Gengar in Pokémon Go

Pokédex: 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.

Egg Distance: N/A

Buddy Distance: 3 KM

Pokemon Go 094 Gengar

Pokemon Go 094 Gengar (Image credit: Niantic)

Base Stats

  • 155 Stamina
  • 261 Attack
  • 149 Defense


  • Fast Attacks: Sucker Punch, Hex, Shadow Claw*, Lick*
  • Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Focus Blast, Sludge Bomb, Sludge Wave*, Dark Pulse*, Psychic*

Shiny: Yes

Pokemon Go 094 Gengar Shiny

Pokemon Go 094 Gengar Shiny (Image credit: Niantic)

More information

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Casian Holly

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.