Gengar - Generation 4 learnset

Below are all the moves that Gengar can learn in Generation 4, which consists of:

  • Pokémon Diamond
  • Pokémon Pearl
  • Pokémon Platinum
  • Pokémon HeartGold
  • Pokémon SoulSilver

Moves learnt by level up

Gengar learns the following moves in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
1LickGhostPhysical 30 100
1SpiteGhostStatus 100
5SpiteGhostStatus 100
8Mean LookNormalStatus
12CurseGhostStatus
15Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
19Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
22Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
25Shadow PunchGhostPhysical 60
28PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
33Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
39Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100
44Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
50Destiny BondGhostStatus
55NightmareGhostStatus 100

Egg moves

Gengar learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Gengar egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100
Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
GrudgeGhostStatus
HazeIceStatus
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Perish SongNormalStatus
PsywavePsychicSpecial 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
Will-O-WispFireStatus 85

Moves learnt by HM

Gengar is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
04StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
06Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Gengar is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl:

Transfer-only moves

Gengar can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Diamond & Pearl.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor

Moves learnt by level up

Gengar learns the following moves in Pokémon Platinum at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
1LickGhostPhysical 30 100
1SpiteGhostStatus 100
5SpiteGhostStatus 100
8Mean LookNormalStatus
12CurseGhostStatus
15Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
19Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
22Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
25Shadow PunchGhostPhysical 60
28PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
33Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
39Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100
44Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
50Destiny BondGhostStatus
55NightmareGhostStatus 100

Egg moves

Gengar learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Platinum. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Gengar egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100
Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
GrudgeGhostStatus
HazeIceStatus
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Perish SongNormalStatus
PsywavePsychicSpecial 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
Will-O-WispFireStatus 85

Move Tutor moves

Gengar can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Platinum from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
TrickPsychicStatus 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by HM

Gengar is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Platinum:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
04StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
06Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Gengar is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Platinum:

Transfer-only moves

Gengar can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Platinum.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor

Moves learnt by level up

Gengar learns the following moves in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
1LickGhostPhysical 30 100
1SpiteGhostStatus 100
5SpiteGhostStatus 100
8Mean LookNormalStatus
12CurseGhostStatus
15Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
19Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
22Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
25Shadow PunchGhostPhysical 60
28PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
33Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
39Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100
44Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
50Destiny BondGhostStatus
55NightmareGhostStatus 100

Egg moves

Gengar learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Gengar egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
DisableNormalStatus 100
ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100
Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
GrudgeGhostStatus
HazeIceStatus
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Perish SongNormalStatus
PsywavePsychicSpecial 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
Will-O-WispFireStatus 85

Move Tutor moves

Gengar can be taught these attacks in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
Pain SplitNormalStatus
Role PlayPsychicStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
TrickPsychicStatus 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by HM

Gengar is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
04StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
06Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Gengar is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver:

Transfer-only moves

Gengar can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor