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Gengar (Pokémon)

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[[File:Morty Gengar.png|thumb|200px|left|[[Morty's Gengar]] floating through the air]]
Gengar is a dark purple, bipedal Pokémon with a roundish body. It has red eyes and, a wide mouth that is usually curled into a sinister grin., Multipleand spikespointed coverears. On its back, are numerous spikes and it has largesmaller pointedspikes earson top of its head similar to tufty fur. Its arms and legs are short with three digits on both its hands and feet. It also has a stubby tail.
As Mega Gengar, a portion of its body sinks into the ground and its arms and tail lengthen. The lower portions turn a more reddish purple, and a third eye appears on its forehead. This new unblinking eye is oval, yellow, and allows it to see into other dimensions.<ref>[ Pokémon X and Y site | Mega Pokémon (archived)]</ref> The spikes on Mega Gengar's back are more numerous and pointed. Additionally,and additional spikes appear on its hands and tail. Its ears are now considerably longer and projecttilt backward. Mega Gengar has the ability to access other dimensions and has a vicious nature. It may even curse its own Trainer.
Gengar has the ability to hide perfectly in the shadow of any object, granting it exceptional stealth. However, Gengar's body acts as a {{wp|heat sink}}. Its presence cools the temperature of the surrounding area by nearly 10&nbsp;°F (5&nbsp;°C), because it absorbs the warmth. In addition, Gengar possesses the [[EP023|abilityThe to flyanime]] throughhas theshown airthat Gengar can fly and [[SM073|possess]] people]] and other Pokémon. In the past, as{{m|Night demonstratedShade}} inwas theits anime[[signature move]].
Gengar is very mischievous, and at times, malicious. It enjoys playing practical jokes and casting curses, such as pretending to be one's shadow, then behaving erratically. When the quarry notices, the Gengar takes delight in its victim's terror. However, Gengar has been known to be loyal to a {{pkmn|Trainer}} who treats it well. Gengar lives in shadows of rooms, {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Cave Pokémon|caves}}, and dark places where shadows form. It is especially fond of urban areas such as cities and back alleys, but only during the night.
==In the anime==
A Gengar appeared in ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'', under the ownership of [[Corey]]. It battled [[Neesha]]'s {{p|Blastoise}}, dodging most of its attacks before ultimately being frozen by its {{m|Ice Beam}}.
A wild Gengar [[nickname]]d "Greedy Rapooh" appeared in ''[[SM073|Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?]]''. When {{TRT}} destroyed a shrine, it went on a rampage, kidnapping [[Acerola]] and stealing people's items all across [[Ula'ula Island]]. It appeared again in ''[[SM090|Securing the Future!]]'', where it joined the rest of Alola in showering {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Necrozma}} with light so it could return to its {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|true form}}.
====Minor appearances====
A Gengar appeared in a fantasy in ''[[EP196|Control Freak!]]''.
A Trainer'sTwo Gengar appeared in ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]''. One was under the ownership of a Trainer, while the other appeared during the movie's intro, which was reused for ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]''.
A Gengar was partnered with two [[Team Rocket]] trainees in ''[[SS012|Training Daze]]''.
A Gengar appeared in ''[[DP091|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!]]''.
A Gengar that can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] into Mega Gengar appeared in the opening of ''[[SS029|Mega Evolution Special I]]''.
A Gengar appeared alongside a {{p|Gastly}} and {{p|Haunter}} in ''[[SM003|Loading the Dex!]]'', during a fantasy that {{MTR}} had after an encounter with a {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}}. They pretended to be a {{p|Lopunny}}, {{p|Glaceon}}, and {{p|Gardevoir}}.
A Trainer's Gengar appeared in ''[[SM081|A Young Royal Flame Ignites!]]''.
A Trainer's Gengar appeared in ''[[SM092|Turning the Other Mask!]]''.
====Pokédex entries====
{{Animedexbody|EP023|Gengar|Ash's Pokédex|Gengar. No information available.}}
{{Animedexbody|EP072|Gengar|Ash's Pokédex|Gengar, a Shadow Pokémon. The evolved form of {{p|Haunter}}. Details about this Pokémon are unknown.}}
{{Animedexfooter/Pokémon|original|Kanto|text=Original series entries continue below.}}
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| width="100%" style="text-align:right; background:#{{colorschemelight|Kanto}}; {{roundybottom|10px}}" | <small>''' Original series entries continue below.'''</small>
{{Animedexbody|EP182|Gengar|Ash's Pokédex|Gengar, the Shadow Pokémon. The evolved form of Haunter. Details about Gengar are unknown.}}
In ''[[PAXY19|Tying Trevenant]]'', a Gengar belonging to [[Gurkinn]] appeared, stopping [[Celosia]]'s {{p|Aegislash}} from killing {{adv|X}}. He helped battle [[Team Flare]] to stop them from obtaining the tree form of {{p|Xerneas}} and was later given to X, where he was [[nickname]]d [[Garma]]. He can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] into Mega Gengar.
====Pokédex entries====
{{Mangadexbody|Pokémon Adventures|[[PS077]]|Able to merge with and inhabit the shadow of another being.}}
===In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga===
{{main|Agatha's Gengar#In the Pokémon Zensho manga|Agatha's Gengar}}
[[Agatha]]'s Gengar went up against {{Zensho|Satoshi}}'s {{p|Alakazam}} and lost in ''[[PZ10|Indigo Plateau]]''.
===Pokédex entries===
{{Mangadexbody|Pokémon Adventures|[[PS077]]|Able to merge with and inhabit the shadow of another being.}}
==In the TCG==
===[[Pokkén Tournament]]===
Gengar is a playable character in the arcade fighting game. Moves it can use include {{m|Shadow Ball}}, {{m|Hypnosis}}, {{m|Shadow Punch}}, and {{m|Curse}}. Upon entering Burst form, it Mega Evolves and can use the Burst Attack Shadow Drop.
===''{{mov|Detective Pikachu}}''===
Multiple Gengar appeared in ''{{mov|Detective Pikachu}}''. One of them was seen in an illegal fight club battle against a {{p|Blastoise}}, which it won.
==Game data==
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Red|v2=Blue|t2=FFF|entry=Under a full moon, this Pokémon likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Yellow|entry=A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Gold|entry=It steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a Gengar appeared.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Silver|entry=To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Ruby|v2=Sapphire|t=FFF|t2=FFF|entry=Sometimes, on a dark night, your shadow thrown by a streetlight will suddenly and startlingly overtake you. It is actually a Gengar running past you, pretending to be your shadow.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Emerald|t=FFF|entry=Deep in the night, your shadow cast by a streetlight may suddenly overtake you. It is actually a Gengar running past you, pretending to be your shadow.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Diamond|entry=It hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by {{tt|nearly 10 degrees F|5°C}}.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Pearl|entry=Lurking in the shadowy corners of rooms, it awaits chances to steal its prey's life force.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black|v2=White|t=FFF|entry=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|entry=The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=It hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by {{tt|nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit|5 degrees Celsius}}.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=Hiding in people's shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sun|entry=Should you feel yourself attacked by a sudden chill, it is evidence of an approaching Gengar. There is no escaping it. Give up.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Moon|entry=It apparently wishes for a traveling companion. Since it was once human itself, it tries to create one by taking the lives of other humans.}}
{{Template:Dex/NE|[[Generation VI]]}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sun|entry=Gengar's relationships are warped. It has no interest in opponents unless it perceives them as prey.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Moon|entry=The energy of Mega Evolution awakened it. It sinks into another dimension, where it keeps a patient watch for its chance to attack.}}
* In addition, Mega Gengar is immune to the move {{m|Telekinesis}}.
====By [[Level|levelingPokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, upEevee!]]====
=====By [[Level|leveling up]]=====
{{learnlist/level7|1|Confuse Ray|Ghost|Status|—|100|10}}
{{learnlist/level7|5|Confuse Ray|Ghost|Status|—|100|10}}
{{learnlist/level7|7|Poison Gas|Poison|Status|—|90|40}}
{{learnlist/level7|12|Night Shade|Ghost|Special|—|100|15}}
{{learnlist/level7|19|Sucker Punch|Dark|Physical|70|100|5}}
{{learnlist/level7|30|Shadow Ball|Ghost|Special|80|100|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|36|Dark Pulse|Dark|Special|80|100|15}}
{{learnlist/level7|45|Dream Eater|Psychic|Special|100|100|15}}
=====By [[TM]]/[[HM]]=====
{{learnlist/tm7|TM13|Brick Break|Fighting|Physical|75|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM15|Seismic Toss|Fighting|Physical|—|100|20}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM20|Dark Pulse|Dark|Special|80|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM21|Foul Play|Dark|Physical|95|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM23|Thunder Punch|Electric|Physical|75|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM26|Poison Jab|Poison|Physical|80|100|20||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM31|Fire Punch|Fire|Physical|75|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM32|Dazzling Gleam|Fairy|Special|80|100|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM35|Ice Punch|Ice|Physical|75|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM43|Shadow Ball|Ghost|Special|80|100|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM48|Hyper Beam|Normal|Special|150|90|5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM52|Sludge Bomb|Poison|Special|90|100|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM53|Mega Drain|Grass|Special|75|100|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM59|Dream Eater|Psychic|Special|100|100|15}}
=====By a prior [[evolution]]=====
====[[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Pokémon Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]]====
=====By [[Level|leveling up]]=====
{{learnlist/level7|{{tt|Evo.|Learned upon evolving}}|Shadow Punch|Ghost|Physical|60|—|20||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|1|Shadow Punch|Ghost|Physical|60|—|20||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|{{tt|Evo.|Learned upon evolving}}|Shadow Punch|Ghost|Physical|60|—|20||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|8|Mean Look|Normal|Status|—|—|5}}
=====By [[TM]]/[[HM]]=====
=====By {{pkmn|breeding}}=====
=====By [[Move Tutor|tutoring]]=====
{{learnlist/tutor7|Ally Switch|Psychic|Status|—|—|15|||no|yes}}
=====By a prior [[evolution]]=====
|browser=Beware--Gengar abducts your Pokémon. It makes copies of itself to attack.
|field=Psy Power
|browser=It attacks by spitting out eerie orbs and sinister ones imbued with loathing.
|field=Psy Power
|browser=It shoots out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Paused.
|fast={{m|Sucker Punch}}, {{m|Lick}}{{tt|*|From Gengar Day 2018}}, {{m|Shadow Claw}}{{tt|*|Prior to February 16, 2017}}, {{m|Hex}}{{tt|*|From February 16, 2017 onward}}
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|special={{m|Shadow Ball}}, {{m|Focus Blast}}{{tt|*|From February 16, 2017 onward}}, {{m|Sludge Bomb}}{{tt|*|From August 20, 2016 onward}}
:{{m|Sludge Wave}}{{tt|*|Prior to August 20, 2016}}, {{m|Dark Pulse}}{{tt|*|Prior to February 16, 2017}}, {{m|Psychic}}{{tt|*|If obtained during Gengar Day 2018}}
ItGengar seems to be simply based on general cartoonish {{wp|ghost}}s, {{wp|cat}}s, or the {{wp|Cheshire Cat}}; and possibly on a distorted shadow of a human being as well, like {{wp|shadow people}}.
====Name origin====