It is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains. It can pass through other dimensions and appear anywhere. It caused a stir one time when it stuck just one leg out of a wall. It lays traps, hoping to steal the lives of those it catches.
Gengar has the honor of having access to literally all of the best Ghost type moves in the game. 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. 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.
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Gengar has two red eyes and a toothy, sinister smile. It has claws on its hands. Gengar stands on its two short legs, but it can Levitate as well. Gengar have the ability Levitate. Gengar are typically mean-spirited and enjoy tormenting people, hurting them and overtaking them. It can absorb any surrounding heat, leaving a sudden chill. To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity. Gengar is also able to merge with and inhabit the shadow of another being. Gengar is the evolved form of Haunter , by trade.
Designed by Game Freak, their name is both the singular and plural name of the species. Gengar has been well received by the media, noted as popular with older male children and praised for its appearance. Groups such as IGN and Official Nintendo Magazine have praised its abilities and style, with both naming it one of the series' best characters. Series producer Junichi Masuda noted that Mega Gengar was difficult to render in 3D due to some of the things it was going to do. Gengar is the first of its evolutions to have hands and legs connected to its body. Gengar also has a spike-covered back, and its eyes are a sinister red. Its mouth is usually curled into a wicked grin. Gengar, very mischievous and sometime malicious creatures, live in shadows of rooms, caves, and dark places where shadows form, especially in urban areas such as cities and back alleys but only during the night.