Classification Shadow Pokémon
Type Ghost/Poison
Implied Gender Male
Style Technical
HP 510
Synergy Gauge Size 250CC
Stance Effects High: Avoid Low Attacks, move faster.

Low: Avoid High Attacks, move back faster.

Unlockability Starter
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More Details From Gengar at Pokken Arena

Gengar is the final evolution of Gastly and the evolved from of Haunter. It is a Ghost/Poison Pokémon and is known as the Shadow Pokémon. It is a playable Pokémon in Pokkén Tournament. Gengar was introduced to Pokkén Tournament upon it's initial release in Japan on arcade.

In Pokkén TournamentEdit

In high stance, it levitates to avoid low attacks and while in low stance, it sinks into the ground to duck under some attacks. Its mega form can fire devastating lasers and can deal some of the most damage in the game. Its Burst Attack, Shadow Drop, starts on the ground (can be avoided by jumping), and then follows into a sequence in which Gengar swallows the opponent. It is tied with Chandelure for having the second lowest HP count in the game (510).

Special Characteristics Edit

Gengar's Burst Mode changes its entire moveset, something that no other transformation does, not even another Mega Evolution. Learning the differences between the movesets of Gengar and Mega Gengar is crucial to playing as the character correctly.

Synergy Burst Edit

Aesthetics Edit

Character-Specific Burst Mode Effects Edit

Burst Attack - Shadow Drop Edit

Gengar's Burst Attack now deals the most damage in the game. It is also a grab attack.

Move ListEdit


Name Notes Damage
A Shadow Ball Chargeable. Transitions into Shadow Stealth if R is pressed. 41-93
Hold A Sludge Bomb Lowers attack. Can be performed in midair. 0
Forward + A


Transitions into Shadow Stealth if R is pressed. Functions as a grab.

Back + A Shadow Punch

Chargeable. Pierces counter attacks at max charge.

A (Midair) Astonish Can transition into Shadow Stealth if R is pressed. 96
Down + A (Duel Phase) Curse Consumes HP. Increases Synergy Gauge. Cannot KO. 26
Burst Attack Shadow Drop Functions as a grab. 264

Version historyEdit


  • Shadow Punch hitbox size increased.

Trivia Edit

  • Gengar shares its ability to enter and exit its own shadow with another Battle Pokémon - Darkrai.
  • Gengar's Burst Mode, Mega Gengar, features the most radical differences from its base form compared to all other Burst Modes in the game.
  • Curiously, Gengar appears to be aware that it is in a video game, as it will grin and attempt to lick the Victory Icon and Results Screen, respectively. This is considered Breaking the 4th wall.
  • Gengar's Burst Attack deals the most damage in the game by far, and is one of only three Burst Attacks to be a grab (the other two being Mewtwo and Empoleon).
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Characters in Pokkén Tournament
AegislashBlastoiseBlazikenBraixenChandelureCharizardCroagunkDarkraiDecidueyeEmpoleonGarchompGardevoirGengarLucarioMachampMewtwoPikachuPikachu LibreSceptileScizorShadow MewtwoSuicuneWeavile
Unlockable characters in the Wii U version in italics. Characters not in the Wii U version in bold.
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