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This is a page on the Pokemon Gengar, including its Learnset and where it can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for information on its evolutions, abilities, type advantages, and location.

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Gengar - Type and Abilities

Gengar - Type

Shadow Pokemon
Pokemon - Gengar
Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Ghost Image Pokemon Poison Image

Gengar Weaknesses and Resistances

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Ground Type Icon Pokemon Psychic Type Icon Pokemon Ghost Type Icon Pokemon Dark Type Icon
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Grass Type Icon Pokemon Fairy Type Icon
Takes 1/4x damage
Pokemon Poison Type Icon Pokemon Bug Type Icon
Takes 0x damage
Pokemon Normal Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon

Gengar Pokédex Entries

On the night of a full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be Gengar’s doing.
It is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains.

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Gengar Abilities

Name Description
Cursed Body May disable a move used on the Pokemon.

Gengar Egg Group

Egg Groups
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Effort Values (EV) Earned

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Special Characteristics of Gengar

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Evolution Chart of Gengar

Evolution Line
Gastly ImageGastly Lvl 25
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Gigantamax Gengar

Gigantamax Gengar

Pokédex Entries

Rumor has it that its gigantic mouth leads not into its body, filled with cursed energy, but instead directly to the afterlife.
It lays traps, hoping to steal the lives of those it catches. If you stand in front of its mouth, you’ll hear your loved ones’ voices calling out to you.

Gigantamax Gengar's G-Max Move

Move Type Effect
G-Max Terror Pokemon Ghost Image A Ghost-type attack that Gigantamax Gengar use. This Pokémon steps on the opposing Pokémon's shadow to prevent them from escaping.

How to Get Gigantamax Gengar

Gigantamax Gengar can be caught in Max Raid Battles in the following locations.

Gigantamax Gengar ImageGigantamax Gengar
Location Hidden Ability?
Stony Wilderness Special Den (C) Yes
Slippery Slope Rare Den F Yes
Old Cemetery Rare Den B Yes
Giant's Foot Rare Den B Yes
Ballimere Lake Rare Den K Yes
Frigid Sea Rare Den B Yes

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Locations Where Gengar Appears

Random Encounter

There are no maps where this Pokemon appears.

Visible Encounter

You can get Gengar by finding it in Giant's Cap under several kinds of weather.

Map Weather
Giant's Cap
Fog Sandstorm Hail Sunny Thunderstorm Cloudy Clear

Raid Encounter

Location Hidden Ability?
South Lake Miloch Rare Den (A) Yes
Stony Wilderness Rare Den (B) Yes
Giant's Mirror Rare Den (E) Yes
Slippery Slope Rare Den F Yes (Sword Only)
Old Cemetery Rare Den B Yes (Sword Only)
Giant's Foot Rare Den B Yes (Sword Only)
Ballimere Lake Rare Den K Yes (Sword Only)
Frigid Sea Rare Den B Yes (Sword Only)

Learnset of Gengar

Learnset by Leveling Up

Lv. Move Type Power Acc. PP
Base Shadow Punch Pokemon Ghost Image 60 - 20
Base Confuse Ray Pokemon Ghost Image - 100 10
Base Hypnosis Pokemon Psychic Image - 60 20
Base Lick Pokemon Ghost Image 30 100 30
Base Mean Look Pokemon Normal Image - - 5
Base Perish Song Pokemon Normal Image - - 5
Base Reflect Type Pokemon Normal Image - - 15
12 Payback Pokemon Dark Image 50 100 10
16 Spite Pokemon Ghost Image - 100 10
20 Curse Pokemon Ghost Image - - 10
24 Hex Pokemon Ghost Image 65 100 10
30 Night Shade Pokemon Ghost Image - 100 15
36 Sucker Punch Pokemon Dark Image 70 100 5
42 Dark Pulse Pokemon Dark Image 80 100 15
48 Shadow Ball Pokemon Ghost Image 80 100 15
54 Destiny Bond Pokemon Ghost Image - - 5
60 Dream Eater Pokemon Psychic Image 100 100 15

Learnset by TM

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TM00 Mega Punch Pokemon Normal Image 80 85 20
TM01 Mega Kick Pokemon Normal Image 120 75 5
TM03 Fire Punch Pokemon Fire Image 75 100 15
TM04 Ice Punch Pokemon Ice Image 75 100 15
TM05 Thunder Punch Pokemon Electric Image 75 100 15
TM08 Hyper Beam Pokemon Normal Image 150 90 5
TM09 Giga Impact Pokemon Normal Image 150 90 5
TM20 Self-Destruct Pokemon Normal Image 200 100 5
TM21 Rest Pokemon Psychic Image - - 10
TM23 Thief Pokemon Dark Image 60 100 25
TM24 Snore Pokemon Normal Image 50 100 15
TM25 Protect Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TM26 Scary Face Pokemon Normal Image - 100 10
TM27 Icy Wind Pokemon Ice Image 55 95 15
TM28 Giga Drain Pokemon Grass Image 75 100 10
TM31 Attract Pokemon Normal Image - 100 15
TM33 Rain Dance Pokemon Water Image - - 5
TM34 Sunny Day Pokemon Fire Image - - 5
TM38 Will-O-Wisp Pokemon Fire Image - 85 15
TM39 Facade Pokemon Normal Image 70 100 20
TM43 Brick Break Pokemon Fighting Image 75 100 15
TM44 Imprison Pokemon Psychic Image - - 10
TM57 Payback Pokemon Dark Image 50 100 10
TM59 Fling Pokemon Dark Image - 100 10
TM63 Drain Punch Pokemon Fighting Image 75 100 10
TM65 Shadow Claw Pokemon Ghost Image 70 100 15
TM70 Trick Room Pokemon Psychic Image - - 5
TM71 Wonder Room Pokemon Psychic Image - - 10
TM74 Venoshock Pokemon Poison Image 65 100 10
TM76 Round Pokemon Normal Image 60 100 15
TM77 Hex Pokemon Ghost Image 65 100 10
TM86 Phantom Force Pokemon Ghost Image 90 100 10

Learnset by TR

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TR01 Body Slam Pokemon Normal Image 85 100 15
TR08 Thunderbolt Pokemon Electric Image 90 100 15
TR09 Thunder Pokemon Electric Image 110 70 10
TR11 Psychic Pokemon Psychic Image 90 100 10
TR14 Metronome Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR20 Substitute Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR22 Sludge Bomb Pokemon Poison Image 90 100 10
TR26 Endure Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR30 Encore Pokemon Normal Image - 100 5
TR33 Shadow Ball Pokemon Ghost Image 80 100 15
TR35 Uproar Pokemon Normal Image 90 100 10
TR37 Taunt Pokemon Dark Image - 100 20
TR38 Trick Pokemon Psychic Image - 100 10
TR40 Skill Swap Pokemon Psychic Image - - 10
TR57 Poison Jab Pokemon Poison Image 80 100 20
TR58 Dark Pulse Pokemon Dark Image 80 100 15
TR64 Focus Blast Pokemon Fighting Image 120 70 5
TR65 Energy Ball Pokemon Grass Image 90 100 10
TR68 Nasty Plot Pokemon Dark Image - - 20
TR78 Sludge Wave Pokemon Poison Image 95 100 10
TR81 Foul Play Pokemon Dark Image 95 100 15
TR83 Ally Switch Pokemon Psychic Image - - 15
TR92 Dazzling Gleam Pokemon Fairy Image 80 100 10

Learnset through a Move Tutor

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Corrosive Gas Pokemon Poison Image - 100 40
Skitter Smack Pokemon Bug Image 70 90 10
Poltergeist Pokemon Ghost Image 110 90 5

Learnset via Egg Moves

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Astonish Pokemon Ghost Image 30 100 15
Grudge Pokemon Ghost Image - - 5
Disable Pokemon Normal Image - 100 20
Clear Smog Pokemon Poison Image 50 - 15
Haze Pokemon Ice Image - - 30
Smog Pokemon Poison Image 30 70 20
Toxic Pokemon Poison Image - 90 10
Perish Song Pokemon Normal Image - - 5
Reflect Type Pokemon Normal Image - - 15

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