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This is a strategy guide for using Gengar in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Gengar, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Gengar

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Ghost Type Poison Type
Abilities
Levitate Gives immunity to Ground type moves.

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
60 65 60 130 75 110

Best Nature for Gengar

Best Natures
Timid (+Spd, -Atk) Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)

What are Natures?

Strategies for Gengar

Black Sludge Moveset & Best Build

Nature Timid (+Spd, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 204 / Sp.Atk. 52 / Spd. 252
Final Stat Values HP 161 / Atk. 76 / Def. 80 / Sp.Atk. 157 / Sp.Def. 95 / Spd. 178
Ability Cursed Body
Held Item Black Sludge
Moveset Will-O-Wisp
Substitute
Icy Wind
Hex

Alternate Move Choices

Hypnosis
Dazzling Gleam
Focus Blast

How to Use Gengar Effectively

This section is coming soon.

Counters for Gengar

Hit its weak point with a fast Pokemon

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Use the Prankster ability to limit its moves

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