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Gengar Stats

Gengar highest IV stat is Special Attack (130) and the lowest being Def (60).

Rank Value Stat
F
60
HP
E
65
Atk
E
60
Def
S
130
Sp.Atk
E
75
Sp.Def
C
110
Speed
B
500
Total

Gengar Guide

Gengar has a 3 Special Attack EV Yield, which means the best nature to have with Gengar is a Mild nature due to the highest IV stat being Special Attack.

Gengar Detail
Wild Held ItemNone
Best Nature
Mild
+10% Special Attack
-10% Defense
Weak To
2x
2x
2x
2x
Resistance To
1/2
1/2
0
0
1/4
1/4
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
EV Yield3 Special Attack

How To Evolve Gengar in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Gastly Regular Evolution requires Level 25 to evolve into Haunter and Trade to evolve into Gengar.

    Gengar Regular Evolution
  1. #068
    Gastly
  2. Evolves at level 25
  3. #069
    Haunter
  4. Trade
  5. #070
    Gengar

Gengar Regular Evolution's most significant stat increase will be its SpDef stat.

Evolutions Total HP Atk Def Sp.Atk Sp.Def Speed
Gastly
310
30
35
30
100
35
80
Stat Increase
+95
+15
+15
+15
+15
+20
+15
Haunter
405
45
50
45
115
55
95
Stat Increase
+95
+15
+15
+15
+15
+20
+15
Gengar
500
60
65
60
130
75
110
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Where To Find Gengar Locations in Pokemon SV

In-Game NPC Trade Pincurchin for the Haunter/Gengar

There is a trainer in Levincia who will ask for a Pincurchin in exchange for a Haunter. During the process of the NPC Trade it will trigger Haunter to evolve into Gengar.

Gengar has 1 spawn locations in pokemon scarlet and violet. You can find Haunter appearing at level 25 - 54, within the Glaseado Mountain 1, North Province (Area One) location.

Gengar Locations

Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Tera Raid Spawn
Gengar
Lv. 75
Tera Raid Spawn
Gengar
Lv. 75
Common
30%
Mountain (40%) Biome
Snow (40%) Biome
Ruins (40%) Biome
Haunter
Lv. 25 - 54

Gengar Raid Rewards in Pokemon SV

Pokemon SV Gengar has 2 Tera Raids. There are multiple Gengar Tera Raids, first being a Lv.75 5-Star Raid and the second is a Lv.90 6-Star Raid.

Pokemon SV Gengar Weakness

Gengar is a Ghost 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 Chart
Damage Taken Types
+400%
Damage From
+200%
Damage From
Ghost
2x
Dark
2x
Ground
2x
Psychic
2x
-50%
Less Damage From
Grass
1/2
Fairy
1/2
-75%
Less Damage From
Poison
1/4
Bug
1/4
Immune
to Damage From
Normal
0
Fighting
0

What pokemon is Gengar Weak Against?
Increased Damage
Tier Pokemon Damage Taken Based on Move Type
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%

What pokemon is Gengar Resistant Against?
Reduced Damage
Tier Pokemon Damage Taken Based on Move Type
S
Immune
S
Immune
S
Immune
S
Immune
S
Immune
S
-75%
A
Immune
A
Immune
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Best Moves for Gengar in Scarlet and Violet

Gengar Best Moves to use when choosing a Moveset, includes leveling moves such as Dream Eater and TM Moves like Hyper Beam, and Focus Blast.

Unlock Move Description
Gunk Shot
Poison
Tier:
A Tier
Power:
120
Acc:
80
PP:
5
Physical
Effect:
The user shoots filthy garbage at the target to attack. This may also poison the target.
Giga Impact
Normal
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
150
Acc:
90
PP:
5
Physical
Effect:
The user charges at the target using every bit of its power. The user can't move on the next turn.
Hyper Beam
Normal
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
150
Acc:
90
PP:
5
Special
Effect:
The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user can't move on the next turn.
Focus Blast
Fighting
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
120
Acc:
70
PP:
5
Special
Effect:
The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
Phantom Force
Ghost
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
90
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target on the next turn. This move hits even if the target protects itself.

List of Gengar Moves in

Gengar can learn 16 Moves from Leveling Up and 51 TM Moves. Moves like Dream Eater which, Gengar will learn by reaching level 60. You can also learn TM tutor moves such as Hyper Beam, Focus Blast and Phantom Force.

Gengar Level Up Moves

List of the 16 Moves Gengar can learn from leveling up.

Lv Move Description
Lv.1
Confuse Ray
Ghost
Tier:
? Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Status
Effect:
The target is exposed to a sinister ray that causes confusion.
Lv.1
Hypnosis
Psychic
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
60
PP:
20
Status
Effect:
The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall asleep.
Lv.1
Lick
Ghost
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
30
Acc:
100
PP:
30
Physical
Effect:
The user licks the target with a long tongue to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Lv.1
Mean Look
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
5
Status
Effect:
The user pins the target with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.
Lv.1
Perish Song
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
5
Status
Effect:
Any Pokemon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.
Lv.1
Shadow Punch
Ghost
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
60
Acc:
101
PP:
20
Physical
Effect:
The user throws a punch from the shadows. This attack never misses.
Lv.12
Payback
Dark
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
50
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
The user stores power, then attacks. This move's power is doubled if the user moves after the target.
Lv.16
Spite
Ghost
Tier:
? Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Status
Effect:
The user unleashes its grudge on the move last used by the target by cutting 4 PP from it.
Lv.20
Curse
Ghost
Tier:
? Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
10
Status
Effect:
A move that has different effects depending on whether the user is a Ghost type or not.
Lv.24
Hex
Ghost
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
65
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Special
Effect:
This relentless attack does massive damage to a target affected by status conditions.
Lv.30
Night Shade
Ghost
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
1
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Special
Effect:
The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.
Lv.36
Sucker Punch
Dark
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
70
Acc:
100
PP:
5
Physical
Effect:
This move enables the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.
Lv.42
Dark Pulse
Dark
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
80
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Special
Effect:
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with ill intent. This may also make the target flinch.
Lv.48
Shadow Ball
Ghost
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
80
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Special
Effect:
The user attacks by hurling a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
Lv.54
Destiny Bond
Ghost
Tier:
? Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
5
Status
Effect:
If the user is knocked out after using this move, the Pokemon that knocked it out will also faint. This move's chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Lv.60
Dream Eater
Psychic
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
100
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Special
Effect:
The user eats the dreams of a sleeping target. The user's HP is restored by up to half the damage taken by the target.