Gengar

Gengar is a Ghost/Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Shadow Pokémon.

Gengar has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Under a full moon, this POKéMON likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright.
Yellow A GENGAR is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.
Gold It steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a GENGAR appeared.
Silver To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.
Crystal Hiding in people's shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.
Ruby
Sapphire
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.
FireRed It is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains.
LeafGreen On the night of a full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be GENGAR’s doing.
Emerald Deep in the night, your shadow cast by a streetlight may suddenly overtake you. It is actually a GENGAR running past you, pretending to be your shadow.
Diamond It hides in shadows. It is said that if GENGAR is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees F.
Pearl Lurking in the shadowy corners of rooms, it awaits chances to steal its prey’s life force.
Platinum The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a GENGAR delighting in casting curses on people.
HeartGold It steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a GENGAR appeared.
SoulSilver To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey’s shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
X It hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Y Hiding in people’s shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
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.
Sun Should you feel yourself attacked by a sudden chill, it is evidence of an approaching Gengar. There is no escaping it. Give up.
Moon It apparently wishes for a traveling companion. Since it was once human itself, it tries to create one by taking the lives of other humans.

Evolution chart

Gastly
#092
Gastly
Ghost · Poison

(Level 25)
Haunter
#093
Haunter
Ghost · Poison

(Trade)
Gengar
#094
Gengar
Ghost · Poison

Name origin

doppelgänger
a person’s exact double or ‘shadow’

Moves learned by Gengar

Gengar sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Gengar  sprite from Red & Blue Gengar  sprite from Silver Gengar  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Gengar  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Gengar  sprite from Black & White Gengar  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Gengar Shiny sprite from Silver Gengar Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Gengar Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Gengar Shiny sprite from Black & White Gengar Shiny sprite from X & Y

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Where to find Gengar

Red
Blue
Yellow
Trade/migrate from another game
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Gastly/Haunter
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Gastly/Haunter
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Old Chateau
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Gastly/Haunter
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Gastly/Haunter
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Gastly/Haunter
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Thrifty Megamart