094 Gengar



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball, Shadow Punch*
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 19.5 0/13/13CP 1498
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
  • Overall:


Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
  • - Inflexible
    May struggle to hit multiple types.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Shadow Claw 4 3.6 2 Multipurpose
2 Fast Hex 4 2.4 3 Fast Charge
3 Fast Lick* 3 3.6 1 General
4 Fast Sucker Punch 3.5 2.5 2 Fast Charge
5 Charged Shadow Ball 55 120 2.18 7 - 7 - 7 Nuke
6 Charged Shadow Punch* 35 48 1.37 5 - 4 - 5 Spam/Bait
7 Charged Sludge Bomb 50 96 1.92 7 - 6 - 6 General
8 Charged Dark Pulse* 50 80 1.6 7 - 6 - 6 Coverage
9 Charged Focus Blast 75 150 2 10 - 9 - 10 Coverage Nuke
10 Charged Psychic* 10% chance -1 Def opponent 55 90 1.64 7 - 7 - 7 High Energy Debuff
11 Charged Sludge Wave* 65 132 2.03 9 - 8 - 8 Nuke

Character Introduction


Gengar is a Ghost & Poison Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Ground, Ghost, Psychic and Dark moves. Gengar's strongest moveset is Lick & Shadow Ball and it has a Max CP of 2,878.


"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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Shadow Claw + Shadow Punch* and Shadow Ball or Focus Blast or Sludge Bomb

Shadow Claw is the superior fast move in both damage output and energy generation. Don't use any other fast move.

Shadow Punch is a charge move limited to Community Day or Elite TMs, but is essential for baiting shields due its low 35 energy cost. Shadow Ball is Gengar's most efficient charge move in terms of Damage Per Energy (DPE), has incredibly high damage output with STAB and Gengar's high ATK stat, and hits most Pokemon for neutral damage. Focus Blast can be chosen as an option to fight against Dark and Normal-type Pokemon meant to counter Gengar, but its high energy cost makes it difficult to access. Sludge Bomb is generally not recommended, but can still be useful in certain formats to threaten Fairy-type Pokemon. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 3 / 5

Gastly Community Day allows Gengar to perform very similarly to the scary Haunter, with identical movesets (and additional options for Gengar) and similar bulk. High offensive threat and very vulnerable fragility still causes Gengar to demand shields to perform most optimally, with very scary potential to play bait-and-nuke tactics against Pokemon that can't eliminate Gengar quickly. The differences between Haunter and Gengar are minor, though Gengar's slightly higher bulk trades certain matchups for others due to less damage output. 

Ultra League: 4 / 5

The very scary and threatening Haunter-style of play seen in Great League can now be utilized in Ultra League with Gengar. Bait-and-nuke plays can easily deal with a majority of the meta, though this can be risky and Gengar can fall behind if played incorrectly or if shield baiting is unsuccessful. Giratina's high bulk still can give Gengar trouble, with difficulties against Shadow Claw Giratina due to its faster energy generation. As a Ghost-type, Gengar can struggle significantly to fight bulky Psychic-types in this league due to its Poison sub-typing, with considerable losses against Pokemon using Confusion when shields are in play. 

Master League: 1.5 / 5

Gengar has a max CP of 2878, which is considerably less compared to the numerous legendary and pseudo-legendary Pokemon found in this league. Many Pokemon can beat Gengar through superior stats or efficient movesets, which makes Gengar less appealing to use. Mega Gengar when?

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