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
20013137
2001.56576
200298116
2002.5132155
4003166195
4003.5199234
4004233274
4004.5267313
6005300353
6005.5334392
6006368432
6006.5401471
8007435511
8007.5469550
8008502590
8008.5536629
10009570669
10009.5603709
100010637748
100010.5669785
130011701823
130011.5733860
130012764898
130012.5796935
160013828972
160013.58601010
1600148921047
160014.59241085
1900159551122
190015.59871159
19001610191197
190016.510511234
22001710831272
220017.511151309
22001811471346
220018.511781384
25001912101421
250019.512421459
25002012741496
250020.513061534
30002113381571
300021.513701608
30002214011646
300022.514331683
35002314651721
350023.514971758
35002415291796
350024.515611833
40002515931870
400025.516251908
40002616561945
400026.516881983
45002717202020
450027.517522057
45002817842095
450028.518162132
50002918482170
500029.518792207
50003019112245
500030.519272263
60003119432282
600031.519592301
60003219752319
600032.519912338
70003320072357
700033.520232376
70003420392394
700034.520552413
80003520712432
800035.520872450
80003621022469
800036.521182488
90003721342506
900037.521502525
90003821662544
900038.521822563
100003921982581
1000039.522142600
100004022302619
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