Gengar (UNITE)

Gengar (Japanese: ゲンガー Gangar) is a playable Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE. It became available as a playable character on July 21, 2021.

ゲンガー Gangar
UNITE Gengar.png
Role Speedster
Attack type Melee
Damage type Sp. Atk
Difficulty Expert
Evolves at Lv. 5

Evolves at Lv. 7


License availability:
Aeos coin 10,000 / Aeos gem 575
UNITE Gengar License Card.png




Passive Ability

ふゆう Floating

Increases movement speed by 10% when out of combat for 8s.

Basic Attack

  Damage category: Physical (as a basic attack)
Damage category: Special (as a boosted attack)

Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, lunging at an opposing Pokémon and dealing damage.


Move slot 1

Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Upgrades into Shadow Ball or Sludge Bomb
  Ranged Description
Shoots multiple sinister flames, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and leaving them burned when it hits.
  Shadow Ball
Shadow Ball
Learned at Lv. 7
Cooldown: 4.5 seconds
Upgrades into Shadow Ball+ at Lv. 13
  Ranged Description
Hurls a shadowy blob at the target, decreasing the movement speed and Sp. Def of opposing Pokémon for a short when it hits.

Upgrade: Increases damage dealt by this move.

  Sludge Bomb
Sludge Bomb
Learned at Lv. 7
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Upgrades into Sludge Bomb+ at Lv. 13
  Area Description
Hurls unsanitary sludge to the designated area, leaving opposing Pokémon poisoned when it hits.

Upgrade: Increases the poison effect's duration.

Move slot 2

Tongue Lick
Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 7 seconds
Upgrades into Dream Eater or Hex
  Hindrance Description
Attacks with the user's tongue and pulls opposing Pokémon toward the user.
  Dream Eater
Dream Eat
Learned at Lv. 5
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Upgrades into Dream Eater+ at Lv. 11
Puts opposing Pokémon to sleep when it hits. If used again while a nearby opposing Pokémon is asleep, the user appears behind the sleeping Pokémon and attacks, restoring the user's HP and reducing the cooldown of Will-O-Wisp, Shadow Ball or Sludge Bomb (only after 2nd activation). The user's next basic attack will be a boosted attack after both activations: after putting the enemy to sleep and after teleporting. If this move knocks out a Pokémon from opposing team, its cooldown is reset.

Upgrade: Increases the amount of damage dealt and HP restored by this move.

Evil Eye
Learned at Lv. 5
Cooldown: 7.5 seconds
Upgrades into Hex+ at Lv. 11
  Dash Description
Has the user disappear and move to the designated location , dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect when the user reappears. If this hits an opposing Pokémon that is afflicted by a status condition, it deals increased damage and its cooldown is reduced. The user's next basic attack after this move becomes a boosted attack.

Upgrade: Increases damage dealt by this move.

Unite Move

  Phantom Ambush
Invisible Shock
Learned at Lv. 9
  Dash Description
Has the user jump to the designated area and enter stealth (becomes invisible to enemies) with increased movement speed. If the Unite Move is used again, it deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreases their movement speed for a short time. The next basic attack will be a boosted attack after both activations. Enemies near the invisible Gengar will have a purple flame over their head.


Name Holowear Release Date Unlock Method Audio/Visual FX
  Space Style      September 21, 2021 Premium Battle Pass - Season 2* Unite Move
  Masked Style   November 26, 2021   1,200 Movement
  Reporter Style   March 10, 2022   400 Appearance only
  Theater Style   March 15, 2022 Special event missions* Appearance only
  Tuxedo Style   September 26, 2022   400 Appearance only
  Holiday Style   December 1, 2022 Battle Pass - Aurora Style Gardevoir* Appearance only
  Beach Style   July 1, 2023 UNITE Club Membership reward Appearance only
  Costume Party Style      October 12, 2023   2,199 Scoring

In other languages

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Phantom Ambush

Language Title
  Japanese インビジブルショック

See also

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar.

Playable characters in Pokémon UNITE
Attacker Alolan NinetalesChandelureCinderaceCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDragapultDuraludonEspeonGardevoirGlaceonGreninjaInteleonMewMewtwo (Y)MiraidonPikachuSylveonVenusaur
All‑Rounder AegislashAzumarillBlazikenBuzzwoleCeruledgeCharizardDragoniteFalinksGarchompGyaradosLucarioMachampMetagrossMewtwo (X)MimikyuScizorTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuZacian
Speedster AbsolDodrioGengarLeafeonMeowscaradaTalonflameZeraoraZoroark
Defender BlastoiseCrustleGoodraGreedentLaprasMamoswineSlowbroSnorlaxTrevenantUmbreon
Supporter BlisseyClefableComfeyEldegossHoopaMr. MimeSableyeWigglytuff

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