I love Gengar because it is not only a very cool-looking Pokemon but also because it is very strong and has a lot of different moves it can use to fight other Pokemon.
Players looking for the best move sets should try some of these because they give the powerful and fan-favorite Ghost type a new twist.
Gengar has a lot of promise, and these move sets will show it off!
10. Giga Drain, Thunder, Hypnosis, Hex
This set of moves is built around the Hex move, which is usually just okay. Hex’s power doubles to 130 if the target has a big status problem.
Thunder is one of the best electric-type moves, and it has a 30% chance of making the target paralyzed, which is a big status condition.
Hypnosis also gives the person it is used on a big status problem, in this case, sleep. This lets Gengar hit an opponent who is out of action with powerful weapons.
Giga Drain is there to help Gengar get better. A good plan is to put the opponent to sleep with Hex, then hit them with Giga Drain and keep using Hex until the Pokemon wakes up.
9. Sludge Bomb, Toxic, Gunk Shot, Venoshock
Poison isn’t a very common type of move, mostly because poison moves aren’t as strong as most other kinds. In exchange, they have a chance of giving the target the Poison status disease.
Poison hurts a Pokemon a little bit every time its turn comes around. Most of the time, it’s better to just use moves that have a higher total power score. Poison-type moves, on the other hand, can be very powerful if done right.
Toxic “badly poisons” its target. Poisoned Pokemon take more and more damage with each turn. Both the Sludge Bomb and the Gunk Shot do a lot of damage and have a chance of poisoning the target.
When used on a Pokemon that has been poisoned, Venoshock does 125 times as much damage.
8. Shadow Ball, Dazzling Gleam, Sucker Punch, Hyper Beam
This move set for Gengar is stable and effective. Both Shadow Ball and Sucker Punch have more power than average. Shadow Ball has a small chance (20%) of making the target lose one step of Special Defense.
Sucker Punch is a very important move that makes sure Gengar doesn’t take one more hit from the opponent before knocking them out.
Dazzling Gleam is a good move for double and triple fights because it hits the target and all the Pokemon next to it. During a double or triple match, this attack works as if it were two or three separate strikes.
Hyper Beam is one of the moves that does the most damage overall. It’s part of this move set so that it can beat even the hardest opponent.
7. Hypnosis, Dream Eater, Curse, Destiny Bond
Putting the other person to sleep is almost a surefire way to win. It usually gives your Pokemon one to three free turns to attack the other team.
If hypnosis works, it puts the person it is used on to sleep. With 60 percent accuracy, the chances that this will happen are above average. Dream Eater is there to hurt Pokemon that are asleep.
Curse is a pretty cool move. When Ghost-types use it, they give up 50% of their maximum hit points to curse an enemy.
This curse does 25% of the enemy’s maximum hit points worth of damage each turn. Destiny Bond is there in case the curse hurts Gengar more than it hurts the opponent.
6. Curse, Hypnosis, Dream Eater, Giga Drain
The Curse move is used in this next set of moves. The curse is bad because it takes away 50% of Gengar’s hit points. This set of moves tries to make this bad thing as small as possible.
The clear choice is Giga Drain, which does a lot of damage and heals Gengar for 50% of the damage it does.
Dream Eater also heals the user for 50% of the damage done, but it hits much harder than Giga Drain, giving a better healing boost.
The catch is that Dream Eater can only be used on someone who is asleep. The last move in this set, “Hypnosis,” is used to do this.
5. Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Ice Punch, Curse
This move set will give Gengar an attack that is more strategic than just powerful. However, Gengar will also be able to use three strikes that all involve punching the enemy.
Moves like “Fire Punch,” “Ice Punch,” and “Thunder Punch” can be put together to make a powerful move that can be used in a lot of different ways. Curse will also be important when fighting enemies who are weak to these punch attacks.
4. Dark Pulse, Payback, Sucker Punch, Self-Destruct
This move set is Gengar’s best Dark-type arsenal. It also includes a self-destructive move in case Gengar’s dark-type hits alone aren’t enough to take out the enemy.
Self-destruct does a lot of damage, but Gengar will faint if it uses it. If Gengar is the last Pokemon in the trainer’s party, this could be a problem.
Dark-type attacks, like Dark Pulse, do a lot of damage and are very useful against animals that are weak to dark-type moves.
3. Rest, Destiny Bond, Curse, Shadow Ball
Gengar can use a lot of different moves from this set, but Rest and Shadow Ball will be the most useful. Shadow Ball does a lot of damage, and Rest brings the Pokemon’s health back to full.
Curse and Destiny Bond, on the other hand, can be a good way to attack enemies that are hard to kill because they can do a lot of damage in certain situations.
If players want a unique set of moves with strikes that can do a lot of different things, they should go with this arsenal.
2. Giga Drain, Phantom Force, Brick Break, Hypnosis
This set of moves for Gengar will give it a wide range of attacks that do more damage than just the usual ghost-type strikes.
One never knows what Pokemon a trainer will send into battle. With this set of moves, Gengar is ready to do well against many different types of Pokemon.
Giga Drain and Brick Break are both moves that will change the way Gengar battles generally go. Fans can also use Hypnosis to put Pokemon to sleep and Phantom Force to deal a lot of ghost-type damage at once.
1. Shadow Ball, Curse, Phantom Force, Toxic
Gengar can use a wide range of ghost-type moves to beat Pokemon that are weak to ghost-type attacks. Many players forget that Gengar is also a poison-type Pokemon, so the toxic attack will do a lot of damage over the course of a fight.
This set of moves is very strong, and players should teach their Gengar Curse because, under the right circumstances, it can do a lot of damage at once.
Phantom Force also does a lot of damage at once, and Shadow Ball is one of the best ghost-type moves in the series.
Is Gengar any good in Pokemon Go?
Gengar is a top-tier Pokemon in Go. Its best feature is that it can be used in all three of the main leagues in the Go Battle League, does well in PvE, and has a Mega Evolution.
If you want to use Gengar in PvP fights, you should focus on the Great League and Ultra League. There, Gengar can beat Togekiss and Melmetal, and its low-cost charged moves can easily take down shields.
Gengar can be used in the Master League if you have enough XL Candy, but its low maximum CP means you’d be better off focused on the higher-ranking Ghost/Dragon-type Legendary Giratina in its altered form if you can.
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