Competitive Information for Gengar [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Gengar gengar
Base Stats for Gengar

Ghost / Poison


Evolutions / Family:
Gastly
Haunter
Gengar

Weakness Chart for Ghost/Poison-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
0x
  
  
2x
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
2x
  
0x
0.25x
2x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Gengar? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Red/Blue generation metagame.


Common team mates for Gengar in Pokemon Red/Blue:

TaurosExeggutorAlakazamCloysterMachampHitmonlee


Gengar is a fabulous Ghost and Poison-typed Pokemon. It's frequent to see Gengar show up as a Red/Blue opponent. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Gengar is weak to Ghost, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Gengar
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic
- Mega Drain
- Toxic

Special Sweeper Gengar (Retro)

Gengar is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. The rules of gen-one were quite varied from today. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (33% chance to lower the target's special by 1 stage).
Mega Drain is a special 40-base power Grass-type move (Gengar recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Gengar
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 152 Def / 252 SpA / 104 SpD
Moveset:
- Confuse Ray
- Dream Eater
- Hypnosis
- Toxic

Gengar Special Tank (Status Offender*)

Gengar is an interesting Special Tank. It's designed to take a large amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Gengar last longer regaining it's it's life every turn.

Confuse Ray is a status move (confuses the target).
Dream Eater is a special 100-base power Psychic-type move (Gengar gains 1/2 hp inflicted. sleeping target only).
Hypnosis is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Gengar learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Psychic
90
100%
10
33% chance to lower the target's Special by 1.
Psywave
??
80%
15
Random damage from 1 to (user's level*1.5 - 1).
Thunder
120
70%
10
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Explosion
170
100%
5
The user faints.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Lick
20
100%
30
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Night Shade
??
100%
15
Damage = user's level. Can hit Normal types.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Seismic Toss
??
100%
20
Damage = user's level. Can hit Ghost types.
Self-Destruct
130
100%
5
The user faints.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Gengar can perform in Red/Blue. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RB Move and Ability Combos for Gengar

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