Gengar

Pokemon Rating:
8.5
Gengar
40.50 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2619
ATK 261
DEF 156
STA 120
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Shadow Claw is a strong attack with decent energy gain. Its cooldown is short for a fast move with 9 power. If you're lucky to have a legacy Gengar, keep this move. 
  • Hex is Gengar's second best quick move, with lower DPS but higher energy gain. Sucker Punch is worse due to lacking STAB and having worse type coverage. 
  • 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.
Defensive Moves Explanation
  • Defending with a Gengar is not advisable due to its very low defense and stamina. 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.
  • Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb, and Dark Pulse have little difference between them. Sludge Bomb tends to be resisted more often by many of Gengar's counters, however. 
  • Focus Blast and Sludge Wave are unusable; Gengar will not survive to use them. 
Quick Moves
7
True DPS:
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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
0.70
0.40
11.43
10.00
12.50
10
True DPS:
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Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.20
0.20
12.50
8.33
10.42
Charge Moves
140
True DPS:
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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
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.50
0.50
0.00
-100
40.00
50.00
100
True DPS:
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Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.00
0.40
0.00
-50
33.33
41.67
80
True DPS:
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.30
1.00
0.00
-50
34.78
43.48

Legacy Quick Moves
9
True DPS:
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Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.70
0.25
8.57
12.86
16.07
Legacy Charge Moves
110
True DPS:
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.20
1.00
0.00
-100
34.38
42.97
80
True DPS:
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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
3.00
0.90
0.00
-50
26.67
33.33
Rating Explanation:

Gengar has the honor of having the highest pure DPS currently in the game. Its Ghost typing hits a wide variety of targets for neutral damage, and handy resistances can occasionally make up for its extreme frailty. Unfortunately, Gengar also suffers from a weakness to the Psychic-types that it's supposed to counter, making it tricky to use and 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 double resist Gengar's optimal movesets.

Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.
Supreme Counters
Quick Move Charge Move
Bite CrunchStone Edge
Good Counters
Quick Move Charge Move
Extrasensory Future Sight
Quick Move Charge Move
Snarl Foul Play
Quick Move Charge Move
Mud Slap Earthquake
Quick Move Charge Move
Mud SlapMud Shot Earthquake
Quick Move Charge Move
Dragon TailBite Crunch
Glass Counters
Quick Move Charge Move
Shadow Claw Shadow Ball
Tank Counters
Quick Move Charge Move
Lick Earthquake
Other
Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate10.0 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Ghost/Poison

.51x 1.4x -
- .714x .36414x
- - 1.4x
.714x 1.4x -
.51x .51x 1.4x
- - -

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

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, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

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

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
2001 31.55 37.05
2001.5 65.21 76.58
2002 98.88 116.11
2002.5 132.54 155.64
4003 166.20 195.17
4003.5 199.86 234.70
4004 233.52 274.22
4004.5 267.18 313.75
6005 300.84 353.28
6005.5 334.50 392.81
6006 368.16 432.34
6006.5 401.82 471.86
8007 435.49 511.39
8007.5 469.15 550.92
8008 502.81 590.45
8008.5 536.47 629.98
10009 570.13 669.51
10009.5 603.79 709.03
100010 637.45 748.56
100010.5 669.30 785.96
130011 701.15 823.37
130011.5 733.00 860.77
130012 764.85 898.17
130012.5 796.70 935.57
160013 828.55 972.97
160013.5 860.40 1010.37
160014 892.25 1047.78
160014.5 924.10 1085.18
190015 955.95 1122.58
190015.5 987.80 1159.98
190016 1019.65 1197.38
190016.5 1051.50 1234.78
220017 1083.35 1272.19
220017.5 1115.20 1309.59
220018 1147.05 1346.99
220018.5 1178.90 1384.39
250019 1210.75 1421.79
250019.5 1242.60 1459.19
250020 1274.45 1496.60
250020.5 1306.30 1534.00
300021 1338.20 1571.45
300021.5 1370.05 1608.85
300022 1401.94 1646.30
300022.5 1433.79 1683.70
350023 1465.68 1721.15
350023.5 1497.53 1758.56
350024 1529.42 1796.01
350024.5 1561.27 1833.41
400025 1593.16 1870.86
400025.5 1625.01 1908.26
400026 1656.91 1945.71
400026.5 1688.76 1983.11
450027 1720.65 2020.56
450027.5 1752.50 2057.97
450028 1784.39 2095.42
450028.5 1816.24 2132.82
500029 1848.13 2170.27
500029.5 1879.98 2207.67
500030 1911.88 2245.12
500030.5 1927.80 2263.82
600031 1943.72 2282.52
600031.5 1959.65 2301.22
600032 1975.57 2319.93
600032.5 1991.50 2338.63
700033 2007.42 2357.33
700033.5 2023.35 2376.03
700034 2039.27 2394.73
700034.5 2055.20 2413.43
800035 2071.12 2432.13
800035.5 2087.05 2450.83
800036 2102.97 2469.53
800036.5 2118.90 2488.23
900037 2134.82 2506.93
900037.5 2150.75 2525.63
900038 2166.67 2544.33
900038.5 2182.60 2563.03
1000039 2198.52 2581.73
1000039.5 2214.45 2600.44
1000040 2230.37 2619.14
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