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.

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

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Where to find Gengar

Diamond
Pearl
Old Chateau
Platinum Old Chateau