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Gengar
Ghost Type
Poison Type
Shadow Pokémon
Hisuian Pokedex: #138

Pokemon Legends Arceus Gengar is a Ghost and Poison Type Shadow Pokémon with a Medium Slow growth rate and a 3 Special Attack EV Yield. Gengar can be found with Cursed Body as an Ability; we recommend the Mild Nature, based on 500 total combined Base Stats in PLA.

Navigate this Gengar Guide using the links below.

Gengar Stats and Abilities

Based on Gengar Base IVs we consider this pokemon B-Tier choice. Gengar Highest IV Stat is Special Attack (130) and the Lowest being Defense (60).

Gengar Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
60
E
Attack
65
E
Defense
60
S
Special Attack
130
E
Special Defense
75
C
Speed
110
B
Total
500
Gengar Details
Gengar Detail
Best Nature
Mild
+10% Special Attack
-10% Defense
Liked Foods
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Amorphous
Gengar Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Cursed Body
May disable a move used on the Pokémon.

How To Evolve Gengar in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Gastly requires (Level 25) to evolve into Haunter and then Linking Cord to evolve into Gengar.

Gengar Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Level 25
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Linking Cord
Gengar
Ghost TypePoison Type
Gengar Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Gastly
310
30
35
100
30
35
80
Stat Change
+95
+15
+15
+15
+15
+20
+15
Haunter
405
45
50
115
45
55
95
Stat Change
+95
+15
+15
+15
+15
+20
+15
Gengar
500
60
65
130
60
75
110

Where To Find Gengar Locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

List of Locations where you can find and catch Gengar in PLA.

Gengar has 4 spawn locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 63 - 65 Haunter, within the Bonechill Wastes location via Mass Outbreaks.

Crimson Mirelands Gengar Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 11 - 22
Crimson Mirelands
Gapejaw Bog
On Land
Common
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 17 - 20
Crimson Mirelands
Golden Lowlands
On Land
Common
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 20 - 24
Crimson Mirelands
Droning Meadow
On Land
Common
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 20 - 36
Crimson Mirelands
Droning Meadow
On Land
Rare
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 28
Crimson Mirelands
Shrouded Ruins
On Land
Common
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 28
Crimson Mirelands
Gapejaw Bog
On Land
Rare
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 28
Crimson Mirelands
Scarlet Bog
On Land
Very Rare
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 28
Crimson Mirelands
Shrouded Ruins
On Land
Rare
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 30
Crimson Mirelands
Ursa's Ring
On Land
Common
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 30
Crimson Mirelands
Ursa's Ring
On Land
Rare
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 32
Crimson Mirelands
Holm of Trials
On Land
Common
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 36
Crimson Mirelands
Cottonsedge Prairie
On Land
Common
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 36
Crimson Mirelands
Cottonsedge Prairie
On Land
Rare
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 36
Crimson Mirelands
Holm of Trials
On Land
Rare
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 37
Crimson Mirelands
Scarlet Bog
On Land
Common
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 22 - 24
Crimson Mirelands
Shrouded Ruins
Mass Outbreaks
Very Common
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 25 - 27
Crimson Mirelands
Shrouded Ruins
Mass Outbreaks
Very Common
Obsidian Fieldlands Gengar Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Gengar
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 20 - 28
Obsidian Fieldlands
Horseshoe Plains
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare
Gengar
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 20 - 28
Obsidian Fieldlands
Sandgem Flats
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare
Gengar
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 20 - 28
Obsidian Fieldlands
Windswept Run
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 20 - 28
Obsidian Fieldlands
Horseshoe Plains
Space-Time Distortions
Rare
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 20 - 28
Obsidian Fieldlands
Sandgem Flats
Space-Time Distortions
Rare
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 20 - 28
Obsidian Fieldlands
Windswept Run
Space-Time Distortions
Rare
Coronet Highlands Gengar Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 42
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Ruins
On Land
Very Rare
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 42
Coronet Highlands
Clamberclaw Cliffs
On Land
Rare
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 42
Coronet Highlands
Sacred Plaza
On Land
Rare
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 42
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Ruins
On Land
Common
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 42
Coronet Highlands
Clamberclaw Cliffs
On Land
Very Common
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 42
Coronet Highlands
Sacred Plaza
On Land
Rare
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 46
Coronet Highlands
Bolderoll Ravine
On Land
Rare
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 46
Coronet Highlands
Bolderoll Ravine
On Land
Common
Alabaster Icelands Gengar Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 56
Alabaster Icelands
Bonechill Wastes
On Land
Rare
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 21 - 56
Alabaster Icelands
Bonechill Wastes
On Land
Common
Gastly
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 22 - 24
Alabaster Icelands
Bonechill Wastes
Mass Outbreaks
Very Common
Haunter
Ghost TypePoison Type
Lv. 63 - 65
Alabaster Icelands
Bonechill Wastes
Mass Outbreaks
Very Common

Pokemon LA Gengar Weakness

Gengar is a Ghost and Poison Type pokemon. This will cause Gengar to take More Damage from Ghost, Dark, Ground, Psychic Type Moves, and Less Damage from Grass, Fairy, Normal, Fighting, Poison, Bug Type moves.

Gengar Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Ghost
Dark
Ground
Psychic
0.5x
Less Damage
Grass
Fairy
0.25x
Less Damage
Poison
Bug
Immune to Damage
Normal
Fighting

What pokemon is Gengar Weak Against?

Gengar Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Giratina Origin
Ghost Type
Dragon Type
S
Giratina Altered
Ghost Type
Dragon Type
S
Landorus Therian
Ground Type
Flying Type
S
Garchomp
Dragon Type
Ground Type
S
Cresselia
Psychic Type

What pokemon is Gengar Strong Against?

Gengar Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
Normal Type
S
Regigigas
Normal Type
S
Shaymin Sky
Grass Type
Flying Type
S
Shaymin Land
Grass Type
S
Enamorus
Fairy Type
Flying Type

How To Complete Gengar Research Tasks in PLA

Research Task Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Task 7
Number caught12345
Times you have seen it use Hypnosis1361225
Times you have seen it use Shadow Ball13103070
Times you've seen it use an agile style move13103070

Best Gengar Moves in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Best Moveset for Gengar Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Gengar Best Moves
Level Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
34
Dark Pulse
Special
80
100 15 May cause flinching.
43
Shadow Ball
Special
120
100 15 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
11
Hex
Special
97.5
100 10 Inflicts more damage if the target has a status condition.
18
Venoshock
Special
97.5
100 10 Inflicts double damage if the target is poisoned.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in Bold
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Gengar Level Up Moves in PLA

List of Moves Gengar can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Level Requirements within (#) are the Level you (Master) the move at; this allows you to use the move in Agile and Strong Stance.

Gengar Level Up Moves
Level Move Description
1
(10)
Astonish
Ghost Type
Power:
45
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
6
(15)
Poison Gas
Poison Type
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 40
Status

Poisons opponent.
11
(20)
Hex
Ghost Type
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Inflicts more damage if the target has a status condition.
18
(28)
Venoshock
Poison Type
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Inflicts double damage if the target is poisoned.
25
(35)
Hypnosis
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: 60
PP: 20
Status

Puts opponent to sleep.
34
(45)
Dark Pulse
Dark Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May cause flinching.
43
(54)
Shadow Ball
Ghost Type
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
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Gengar Move Shop Attacks in PLA

List of Moves Gengar can learn from the Move Shop.

Gengar Move Shop Moves
Move Shop Description
Rock Smash
Fighting Type
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
Ominous Wind
Ghost Type
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

May raise all user's stats at once.
Power Shift
Normal Type
Power: -
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

The user swaps its offensive and defensive stats.
Rest
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
Fire Punch
Fire Type
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May burn opponent.
Thunder Punch
Electric Type
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
Ice Punch
Ice Type
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May freeze opponent.
Drain Punch
Fighting Type
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
Poison Jab
Poison Type
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
Shadow Claw
Ghost Type
Power:
105
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
Energy Ball
Grass Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
Icy Wind
Ice Type
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Sludge Bomb
Poison Type
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May poison opponent.
Shadow Ball
Ghost Type
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Hits all adjacent opponents.
Giga Impact
Normal Type
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
Hyper Beam
Normal Type
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
Thunderbolt
Electric Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
Psychic
Psychic Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
Dark Pulse
Dark Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May cause flinching.
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Pokemon similar to Gengar based on Ghost Type
Similar Ghost Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Giratina Origin-Pokemon-Image
Giratina Origin
GHOST-Type DRAGON-Type 680 150 120 120 100 100 90
S
Giratina Altered-Pokemon-Image
Giratina Altered
GHOST-Type DRAGON-Type 680 150 100 100 120 120 90
A
Hisuian Typhlosion-Pokemon-Image
Hisuian Typhlosion
FIRE-Type GHOST-Type 534 73 84 119 78 85 95
A
Basculegion-Pokemon-Image
Basculegion
WATER-Type GHOST-Type 530 120 112 80 65 75 78
B
Dusknoir-Pokemon-Image
Dusknoir
GHOST-Type 525 45 100 65 135 135 45
Pokemon similar to Gengar based on Poison Type
Similar Poison Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
A
Crobat-Pokemon-Image
Crobat
POISON-Type FLYING-Type 535 85 90 70 80 80 130
B
Tentacruel-Pokemon-Image
Tentacruel
WATER-Type POISON-Type 515 80 70 80 65 120 100
B
Roserade-Pokemon-Image
Roserade
GRASS-Type POISON-Type 515 60 70 125 65 105 90
B
Overqwil-Pokemon-Image
Overqwil
DARK-Type POISON-Type 510 85 115 65 95 65 85
B
Sneasler-Pokemon-Image
Sneasler
POISON-Type FIGHTING-Type 510 80 130 40 60 80 120
List of Pokemon based on Type
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