Gengar (Pokémon GO) - Best Movesets, Counters, Evolutions and CP

Gengar (Pokémon GO)

Gengar Pokemon GO

Gengar

#94 (Kanto)

Best moveset for Gengar

The best moves for Gengar are Lick and Shadow Ball when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Lick Elite TM 12 dps
  Shadow Ball 40 dps

Defense

  Hex 10 dps
  Shadow Ball 40 dps

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Pokémon type

Ghost
Poison
Vulnerable to…
Ground deals 160% damage.
Ghost deals 160% damage.
Psychic deals 160% damage.
Dark deals 160% damage.
Resistant to…
Grass deals 63% damage.
Fairy deals 63% damage.
Normal deals 39% damage.
Poison deals 39% damage.
Bug deals 39% damage.
Fighting deals 24% damage.

Gengar Raid Guide

Gengar has previously been Raid Boss in Tier 3, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Raids.

Raid
Tier
Boss CP
3,227
Suggested players
2-5
Boss HP
123
Caught CP range
123
Caught CP (boosted)
12 - 32
Minimum IVs
10 / 10 / 10

Standard game images

Gengar - Male & Female

There is a very low chance that you can get a shiny Gengar, which has the following appearance:

Summary

Gengar is a Ghost & Poison Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Ground, Ghost, Psychic and Dark moves. Gengar's strongest moveset is Lick & Shadow Ball and it has a Max CP of 2,878.

About

"Sometimes, on a dark night, your shadow thrown by a streetlight will suddenly and startlingly overtake you. It is actually a Gengar running past you, pretending to be your shadow."

Best moveset for Gengar

The best moves for Gengar are Lick and Shadow Ball when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Lick Elite TM 12 dps
  Shadow Ball 40 dps

Defense

  Hex 10 dps
  Shadow Ball 40 dps

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What counters Gengar?

Gengar is a Ghost/Poison type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Ground, Ghost, Psychic and Dark moves.

The 4 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Gengar are:

  • Calyrex (Shadow Rider),
  • Mewtwo,
  • Deoxys (Attack),
  • Hoopa (Unbound).
Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
Calyrex (Shadow Rider)   Confusion   Shadow Ball 100%
Calyrex (Shadow Rider)   Confusion   Psychic 96%
Mewtwo   Confusion   Psystrike 96%
Deoxys (Attack)   Zen Headbutt   Dark Pulse 93%
Hoopa (Unbound)   Confusion   Psychic 93%
Mewtwo   Psycho Cut   Psystrike 92%
Mewtwo   Confusion   Psychic 90%
Calyrex (Shadow Rider)   Confusion   Psyshock 87%
Hoopa (Unbound)   Confusion   Shadow Ball 87%
Mewtwo   Psycho Cut   Psychic 86%

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These moves are calculated using type advantages / disadvantages, and including STAB. Click here for more info »

Most vulnerable to Gengar

These are the Pokémon most vulnerable to the above moveset.
Pokémon Effective damage

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