Shadow Gengar

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GengarGhost Poison

Shadow Gengar is a Ghost and Poison-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 3254 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Gengar's best moveset is Lick and Shadow Ball. It is weather boosted by Fog and Cloudy weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Shadow Gengar is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Gengar is weak to Dark, Ghost, Ground, and Psychic-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Fairy, Grass, Bug, Normal, Poison, and Fighting-type moves.

Stats

Max CP3254 CP
Attack261 ATK
Defense149 DEF
Stamina155 STA
Weather Boost
  • fogFog
  • cloudyCloudy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#94
Height1.5 m
Weight40.5 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
10 Candy
500 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy
Mega Energy reward
For walking as a Buddy
15 Mega Energy

Shadow Gengar type chart

Takes increased damage
DarkDark160.0%
GhostGhost160.0%
GroundGround160.0%
PsychicPsychic160.0%
Takes decreased damage
FightingFighting24.4%
BugBug39.1%
NormalNormal39.1%
PoisonPoison39.1%
FairyFairy62.5%
GrassGrass62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Shadow Gengar's best moves and move sets

Moves

Shadow Gengar's best moveset is Lick and Shadow Ball, with 21.75 DPS (damage per second) and 350.7 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Fog weather.You need an Elite Fast TM to teach Shadow Gengar Lick.

Best Shadow Gengar moves
DPS21.75
TDO350.71
Score38.1
Weather Boost
  • fog
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Gengar with its best moveset, we recommend to use Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball. You will lose around 0.8% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Gengar's strongest moveset (Lick/Shadow Ball).

Shadow Gengar moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Gengar's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Gengar's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.GhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 21.75350.738.1
      2.GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 21.57347.837.8
      3.GhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 20.85336.236.5
      4.GhostShadow Claw PoisonSludge Bomb 20.80335.336.4
      5.GhostHex GhostShadow Ball 20.68333.436.2
      6.DarkSucker Punch GhostShadow Ball 20.33327.835.6
      7.GhostHex PoisonSludge Bomb 19.61316.234.4
      8.DarkSucker Punch PoisonSludge Bomb 19.27310.833.8
      9.GhostShadow Claw PsychicPsychic *18.75302.332.9
      10.GhostLick *PsychicPsychic *18.44297.232.2
      11.GhostShadow Claw PoisonSludge Wave *18.15292.731.4
      12.GhostShadow Claw FightingFocus Blast 18.14292.431.4
      1 of 3

      Fast Attacks

      • DarkSucker Punch7Damage8Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Sucker Punch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage7
        Energy8
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration0.7s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy7

        Effects
        Sucker Punch has no special effects.
        See Sucker Punch details page ↗
      • GhostLick *5Damage6Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Lick
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy6
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.2s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy3

        Effects
        Lick has no special effects.
        See Lick details page ↗
      • GhostShadow Claw9Damage6Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Shadow Claw
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage9
        Energy6
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration0.7s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage6
        Energy8

        Effects
        Shadow Claw has no special effects.
        See Shadow Claw details page ↗
      • GhostHex10Damage16Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Hex
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy16
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration1.2s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.2s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage6
        Energy12

        Effects
        Hex has no special effects.
        See Hex details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • DarkDark Pulse *80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Dark Pulse
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.0s
        Damage window1.4s - 2.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50

        Effects
        Dark Pulse has no special effects.
        See Dark Pulse details page ↗
      • GhostShadow Punch *40Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Shadow Punch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage40
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration1.7s
        Damage window1.3s - 1.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage40
        Energy35

        Effects
        Shadow Punch has no special effects.
        See Shadow Punch details page ↗
      • GhostShadow Ball100Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Shadow Ball
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage100
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.0s
        Damage window2.4s - 2.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage100
        Energy55

        Effects
        Shadow Ball has no special effects.
        See Shadow Ball details page ↗
      • PoisonSludge Bomb80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Sludge Bomb
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration2.3s
        Damage window1.1s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50

        Effects
        Sludge Bomb has no special effects.
        See Sludge Bomb details page ↗
      • PoisonSludge Wave *110Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Sludge Wave
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage110
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window2.0s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage110
        Energy65

        Effects
        Sludge Wave has no special effects.
        See Sludge Wave details page ↗
      • PsychicPsychic *90Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Psychic
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • PoisonPoison
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 39.1%
          • DarkDark
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage90
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration2.8s
        Damage window1.3s - 2.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage75
        Energy55

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Psychic has a 10.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Psychic details page ↗
      • FightingFocus Blast140Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Focus Blast
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • NormalNormal
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • IceIce
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • PsychicPsychic
          • FairyFairy
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage140
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration3.5s
        Damage window3.0s - 3.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage150
        Energy75

        Effects
        Focus Blast has no special effects.
        See Focus Blast details page ↗
      • NormalFrustration10Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy70

        Effects
        Frustration has no special effects.
        See Frustration details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Shadow Gengar has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Gengar Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Gengar's Max CP is at Level 50. Shadow Gengar Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP3254 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch1175 CP - 1233 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1566 CP - 1644 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1505 CP - 1644 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • fogFog
      • cloudyCloudy
      1881 CP - 2055 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Shadow Gengar Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Shadow Gengar Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      140 CP2127 CP3214 CP
      4301 CP5388 CP6475 CP
      7561 CP8648 CP9735 CP
      10822 CP11904 CP12987 CP
      131069 CP141151 CP151233 CP
      161315 CP171398 CP181480 CP
      191562 CP201644 CP211726 CP
      221809 CP231891 CP241973 CP
      252055 CP262138 CP272220 CP
      282302 CP292385 CP302467 CP
      312508 CP322549 CP332590 CP
      342631 CP352672 CP362713 CP
      372755 CP382796 CP392837 CP
      402878 CP412914 CP422951 CP
      432988 CP443025 CP453063 CP
      463100 CP473138 CP483177 CP
      493215 CP503254 CP

      Shadow Gengar evolution chart

      Family
      Family

      Shadow Gengar has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Gengar

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Gengar's Ghost and Poison-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Shadow Gengar.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega Venusaur
      GrassPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega Beedrill
      BugPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega Gengar
      GhostPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega Banette
      Ghost
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Shadow Gengar Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Gengar in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
                Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
                Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
                Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
                Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Gengar, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

                To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

                Catch rate formula

                Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

                • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
                • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

                There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

                Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

                Catch rate multipliers

                The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

                MultiplierAmount
                Razz Berry1.5
                Silver Pinap Berry1.8
                Golden Razz Berry2.5
                Curveball1.7
                Nice Throw1.15
                Great Throw1.5
                Excellent Throw1.85
                PokéBall1.0
                Premier Ball1.0
                Great Ball1.5
                Ultra Ball2.0
                Bronze medal1.1
                Silver medal1.2
                Gold medal1.3

                Shadow Gengar high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

                A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Shadow Gengar. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

                Shadow Gengar Pokédex entries

                Kanto
                VersionsPokédex entry
                Red, BlueUnder a full moon, this POKéMON likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright.
                YellowA GENGAR is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.
                GoldIt steals heat from its surround­ ings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a GENGAR appeared.
                SilverTo steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey's shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.
                CrystalHiding in people's shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.
                Ruby, SapphireSometimes, 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.
                EmeraldDeep in the night, your shadow cast by a streetlight may suddenly overtake you. It is actually a GENGAR running past you, pretending to be your shadow.
                FireRedIt is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains.
                LeafGreenOn the night of a full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be GENGAR’s doing.
                DiamondIt hides in shadows. It is said that if GENGAR is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees F.
                PearlLurking in the shadowy corners of rooms, it awaits chances to steal its prey’s life force.
                PlatinumThe leer that floats in darkness belongs to a GENGAR delighting in casting curses on people.
                HeartGoldIt steals heat from its surroundings. If you feel a sudden chill, it is certain that a GENGAR appeared.
                SoulSilverTo steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey’s shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.
                Black, White, Black 2, White 2The leer that floats in darkness belongs to a Gengar delighting in casting curses on people.
                XIt hides in shadows. It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
                YHiding in people’s shadows at night, it absorbs their heat. The chill it causes makes the victims shake.
                Omega Ruby, Alpha SapphireSometimes, 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.
                SunShould you feel yourself attacked by a sudden chill, it is evidence of an approaching Gengar. There is no escaping it. Give up.
                MoonIt apparently wishes for a traveling companion. Since it was once human itself, it tries to create one by taking the lives of other humans.
                Ultra SunYou can hear tales told all over the world about how Gengar will pay a visit to children who are naughty.
                Ultra MoonEven your home isn’t safe. Gengar will lurk in whatever dark corner of a room it can find and wait for its chance to catch its prey.
                Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!A Gengar is close by if you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you.
                SwordOn the night of a full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be Gengar’s doing.
                ShieldIt is said to emerge from darkness to steal the lives of those who become lost in mountains.
                Legends: ArceusPossesses potential victims' shadows in an effort to steal away the victims' lives. If your shadow begins to laugh, you must take hold of a protective charm posthaste!