Haunter

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

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.

Evolution chart

Gastly
#092
Gastly
Ghost · Poison

(Level 25)
Haunter
#093
Haunter
Ghost · Poison

(Trade)
Gengar
#094
Gengar
Ghost · Poison

Name origin

haunter
a person who scares others

Moves learned by Haunter

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
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

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Where to find Haunter

Red
Blue
Yellow
Trade/migrate from another game
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 8
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Lost Cave, Pokemon 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
Thrifty Megamart