Haunter

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

Pokédex data

National № 093
Type Ghost Poison
Species Gas Pokémon
Height 5′03″ (1.6 m)
Weight 0.2 lbs (0.1 kg)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 093 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
059 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
093 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
070 (Diamond/Pearl)
070 (Platinum)
059 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
031 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
062 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
074 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
093 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 142
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 45
85 207
Sp. Atk 115
211 361
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 95
175 317
Total 405 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Haunter.

Evolution chart

(Level 25) (Trade)

Haunter changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.
Yellow By licking, it saps the victim's life. It causes shaking that won't stop until the victim's demise.
Gold In total darkness, where nothing is visible, HAUNTER lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
Silver Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.
Crystal It hides in the dark, planning to take the life of the next living thing that wanders close by.
Ruby
Sapphire
HAUNTER is a dangerous POKéMON. If one beckons you while floating in darkness, you must never approach it. This POKéMON will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
FireRed If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, HAUNTER is there.
LeafGreen Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.
Emerald If a HAUNTER beckons you while it is floating in darkness, don’t approach it. This POKéMON will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
Diamond It can slip through any obstacle. It lurks inside walls to keep an eye on its foes.
Pearl It licks with its gaseous tongue to steal the victim’s life force. It lurks in darkness for prey.
Platinum It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
HeartGold In total darkness, where nothing is visible, HAUNTER lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
SoulSilver Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
X If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.
Y It licks with its gaseous tongue to steal the victim’s life force. It lurks in darkness for prey.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Haunter is a dangerous Pokémon. If one beckons you while floating in darkness, you must never approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
Sun It strikes at humans from total darkness. Those licked by its cold tongue grow weaker with each passing day until they die.
Moon It fears the light and revels in the dark. It may be on the verge of extinction in cities that stay brightly lit at night.
Ultra Sun On moonless nights, Haunter searches for someone to curse, so it’s best not to go out walking around.
Ultra Moon It’s dangerous to go outside alone on nights when you’re feeling sad. Haunter will catch you, and you won’t be able to go back home.

Moves learned by Haunter

Moves learnt by level up

Haunter learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HypnosisPsychic 60
1LickGhost 30 100
1Shadow PunchGhost 60
1SpiteGhost 100
5SpiteGhost 100
8Mean LookNormal
12CurseGhost
15Night ShadeGhost 100
19Confuse RayGhost 100
22Sucker PunchDark 70 100
28PaybackDark 50 100
33Shadow BallGhost 80 100
39Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
44Dark PulseDark 80 100
50Destiny BondGhost
55HexGhost 65 100
61NightmareGhost 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Haunter learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Shadow PunchGhost 60

Egg moves

Haunter learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Haunter egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhost 30 100
Clear SmogPoison 50
DisableNormal 100
Fire PunchFire 75 100
GrudgeGhost
HazeIce
Ice PunchIce 75 100
Perish SongNormal
PsywavePsychic 80
Reflect TypeNormal
Scary FaceNormal 100
SmogPoison 30 70
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100

Move Tutor moves

Haunter can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychic
Fire PunchFire 75 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Ice PunchIce 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Knock OffDark 65 100
Pain SplitNormal
Skill SwapPsychic
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
TelekinesisPsychic
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
TrickPsychic 100
UproarNormal 90 100
Wonder RoomPsychic

Moves learnt by TM

Haunter is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
56FlingDark 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
63EmbargoDark 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
77Psych UpNormal
83InfestationBug 20 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Haunter can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Self-DestructNormal 200 100 Generation 1 — TM
ThunderElectric 110 70 Generation 1 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Haunter learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Confuse RayGhost 100
1HypnosisPsychic 60
1LickGhost 30 100
1SmogPoison 30 70
5Confuse RayGhost 100
7Poison GasPoison 90
12Night ShadeGhost 100
14Will-O-WispFire 85
19Sucker PunchDark 70 100
21ToxicPoison 90
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
36Dark PulseDark 80 100
45Dream EaterPsychic 100 100

Moves learnt by TM

Haunter is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
2TauntDark 100
5RestPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
11Will-O-WispFire 85
12FacadeNormal 70 100
20Dark PulseDark 80 100
21Foul PlayDark 95 100
23Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
26Poison JabPoison 80 100
27ToxicPoison 90
31Fire PunchFire 75 100
32Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
35Ice PunchIce 75 100
36ThunderboltElectric 90 100
38ThunderElectric 110 70
40PsychicPsychic 90 100
42Self-DestructNormal 200 100
43Shadow BallGhost 80 100
52Sludge BombPoison 90 100
53Mega DrainGrass 40 100
59Dream EaterPsychic 100 100

Haunter sprites

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

Where to find Haunter

Red
Blue
Yellow
Pokémon Tower
Gold
Silver
Route 8
Crystal Route 8, Rock Tunnel
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Lost Cave, Pokémon Tower
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Old Chateau, Snowpoint City, Turnback Cave
Platinum Snowpoint City, Turnback Cave
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 8
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Gastly
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 14, 19, Frost Cavern, Victory Road
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Thrifty Megamart
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Pokémon Tower

Other languages

English Haunter
Japanese ゴースト (Ghost)
German Alpollo
French Spectrum

Name origin

haunter
a person who scares others