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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution, Raids

Pokemon Ratings

Attacker Tier List See all Tier 1.5
PvE Attacker Rating 4 / 5

Pokemon Stats

40.50 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2878
ATK 261
DEF 149
STA 155

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Shadow Claw is a strong attack with decent energy gain. If you're lucky to have a legacy Gengar, keep this move. 
  • Lick is also a strong attack with less power, but faster energy gain than Shadow Claw. Both perform similar DPS.
  • Hex and Sucker Punch are quite close in performance; the main difference is that Hex is resisted by fewer types.
  • Shadow Ball is Gengar's best charge move, sharing the same type as its best fast moves.
  • Sludge Bomb also has STAB, but its Poison typing lacks synergy with Ghost-type attacks.
  • Focus Blast has niche uses vs. Normal-type foes, but overall is an inferior option.
  • For Gengar's legacy moves, Sludge Wave has the same problem as Sludge Bomb's lack of type synergy in addition to being a 1 bar move that doesn't complement Gengar's frailty.
  • Dark Pulse is generally awful and offers almost no advantages over Shadow Ball.
  • Psychic is a bad charge move, and even worse on Gengar, who lacks STAB.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Defending with a Gengar is not advisable due to its very low bulk. That said, Hex hits the hardest and is therefore optimal.
  • Shadow Claw has less power and less energy gain than Hex. Don't bother with Sucker Punch.
  • Sludge Bomb and Dark Pulse both have 2 bars and are difficult to dodge; the former is benefited by STAB.
  • Shadow Ball is powerful and narrowly resisted, but can be seen coming from a mile away.
  • Focus Blast and Sludge Wave are unusable; Gengar will not survive to use them. 
  • Psychic lacks coverage and STAB, and is generally underpowered.

PVE Overview

Gengar has the honor of having access to literally all of the best Ghost type moves in the game, though all of its best quick moves are either legacy or event-exclusive. While Gengar's sky-high DPS has been surpassed by the even more extreme glass cannon Deoxys-A, it still tops the DPS charts and has fantastic overall performance for a glass cannon. Its Ghost typing hits a wide variety of targets for neutral damage, and handy resistances can make up for its extreme frailty. Unfortunately, Gengar is weak to the Psychic-types that it's supposed to counter, causing it to underperform in scenarios where total damage output matters more than DPS. Normal-types such as Blissey and Snorlax, common sights in gyms, also doubly resist Gengar's optimal movesets.

Gengar can earn its spot on raid teams against specific bosses to help beat the clock, but it requires immaculate dodging to be effective. An evasive Gengar will swiftly deplete large chunks of a raid boss’s HP.

A note-worthy fact is that this already fantastic Pokemon may be destined for even greater things in the future, as it is able to mega-evolve into an even more fighteningly powerful threat in the main series

Fast Moves

7
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.70
0.40
11.43
10.00
12.50
10
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Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.20
0.20
12.50
8.33
10.42

Charge Moves

140
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.50
0.50
0.00
1.40
40.00
50.00
56.00
100
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Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.40
0.00
2.00
33.33
41.67
66.67
80
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.00
0.00
1.60
34.78
43.48
55.65

Legacy Fast Moves

9
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Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.70
0.25
8.57
12.86
16.07
5
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Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.30
12.00
10.00
12.50

Legacy Charge Moves

110
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
1.00
0.00
1.10
34.38
42.97
37.81
80
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.90
0.00
1.60
26.67
33.33
42.67
100
More Info

Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.80
1.30
0.00
1.00
35.71
44.64
35.71

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate10.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

39.1% damage
62.5% damage
24.4% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
39.1% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Ghost Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Poison Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013540
2001.57284
2002109127
2002.5147171
4003184214
4003.5221257
4004259301
4004.5296344
6005334388
6005.5371431
6006408475
6006.5446518
8007483561
8007.5521605
8008558648
8008.5595692
10009633735
10009.5670779
100010708822
100010.5743863
130011778904
130011.5814945
130012849987
130012.58841028
1600139201069
160013.59551110
1600149911151
160014.510261192
19001510611233
190015.510971274
19001611321315
190016.511671356
22001712031398
220017.512381439
22001812741480
220018.513091521
25001913441562
250019.513801603
25002014151644
250020.514501685
30002114861726
300021.515211768
30002215571809
300022.515921850
35002316271891
350023.516631932
35002416981973
350024.517342014
40002517692056
400025.518042097
40002618402138
400026.518752179
45002719112220
450027.519462261
45002819812302
450028.520172343
50002920522385
500029.520882426
50003021232467
500030.521412487
60003121582508
600031.521762528
60003221942549
600032.522122570
70003322292590
700033.522472611
70003422652631
700034.522822652
80003523002672
800035.523182693
80003623352713
800036.523532734
90003723712755
900037.523882775
90003824062796
900038.524242816
100003924412837
1000039.524592857
100004024772878
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