Gengar, one of the three original Gen 1 ghost-type Pokémon, is a raid boss in Pokémon Go.
Once you’ve defeated Gengar in a raid, you might be lucky enough to find a shiny version.
The raid boss level Gengar is assigned in Pokémon Go depends on whether or not he participates in a special raid challenge event; If so, then Gengar is a four-star raid boss, if not, he will be a three-star raid boss.
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Cons and weaknesses of Gengar in Pokémon Go
Here’s everything you need to know about Gengar’s counters and weaknesses:
- Gengar Type: Ghost and Poison Type
- Gengar is weak against: Dark, Ground, Ghost and Psychic type.
- Gengar Counterattacks: Alakazam, Gengar, Mewtwo, Espeon, Tyranitar, Metagross, Latios, Goundon. Rhyperior and Chandelure
- Other Gengar Notes: A mix of strong ground and psychic-type Pokémon is the best way to fight Gengar. You can also, if you feel like it, try to take on Gengar with your own army of Gengars, due to their weakness against ghost types.
Gengar CP in Pokémon Go
Below you will find Gengar’s CP ranks, which are based on the last time he appeared as a four-star raid boss during a special raid challenge:
- Raid Boss CP: 31,256
- Normal CP to catch Gengar: 1420 to 1496
- Improved weather (cloudy or foggy) to catch Gengar – 1776 to 1870
Outside of special raid events, Gengar is a three-star raid boss, giving him the following CP stats:
- Raid Boss CP: 21,207
- Normal CP to catch Gengar – 1,644
- Improved weather (cloudy or foggy) to catch Gengar – 2055
Gengar move set in Pokémon Go
Haunter evolves into Gengar
Normally, Gengar can learn from this variety of fast, charged moves:
Possible quick moves:
- Hex (ghost)
- Shadow Claw (Phantom)
- Fool’s Blow (Dark)
Possible charged moves:
- Focus explosion (fight)
- Shadow ball (ghost)
- Mud bomb (poison)
When Gengar participates in a special raid challenge, such as Pokémon Day 2020, the moves it can learn are:
- Fast Movement – Lick (ghost)
- Charged Move – Psychic (Psychic)
Gengar that know these moves can only be caught during these special raid challenges.
The Season of Adventure Abundance is here! The Harvest Festival has brought Smoliv and his evolutions to Pokémon Go! You can also work on the Timed Investigation: Master Ball mission and compete in Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, complete routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.
Everything we know about Gengar
Known as the Shadow Pokémon, Gengar is a member of the original 151 Pokémon. Originally, Gengar was a pure Ghost-type Pokémon, but following the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver and the introduction of the dual-type Poémon, Gengar became a Ghost and Poison-type Pokémon.
Gengar itself originates from Capsule Monsters, which was Satoshi Tajiri’s original game concept for what would later become Pokémon. This connection to Capsule Monsters is the reason Gengar is seen fighting Nidorino in the openings of Pokémon Red, Green, FireRed, and LeafGreen, as well as in the opening minutes of the first episode of the Pokémon anime.
There is a popular fan theory that connects Gengar to Clefable. The theory claims that Gengar is what Clefable becomes when he dies and uses the similarities in his appearance (similar ears, feet, and number of fingers) as evidence. According to the theory, Clefable’s wings and tail transform into Gengar’s tail and the spikes along his back.
Gengar has also been hypothesized to be Clefable’s shadow, but I personally think the ‘Dead Clefable’ theory is more likely.