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Pokemon of the Week



Rating: 3.70

Date Reviewed: 01.11.08

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.



# 094.

Type: Ghost / Poison.

Ability: Levitate.

Locations: Old Chateau – Eye room (Diamond & Pearl, with any GBA version inserted into your Nintendo DS).

Base stats:

            HP: 60

            Attack: 65

            Defense: 60

            Special attack: 130

            Special defense: 75

            Speed: 110


Hi everyone. Welcome to our Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re reviewing Gengar, the Gas Pokémon.


Gengar was second place on our 100th Pokémon of the week contest. I think it’s a good idea to review the first 3 or 5 places, I haven’t decided yet, so I’ll let your feedback decide for me… I said once Gengar is the king of ghosts, and I still think so. Its special attack and speed make it the fastest ghost sweeper and one of the best special sweepers out there. Its defenses aren’t that great, but hopefully it you won’t even notice it. I forgot to mention it is also one of the easiest special sweepers to use, so I’ll suggest this one for novices and veterans.


Levitate is not an awesome ability by itself, but combined with poison type it’s awesome. Earthquake could be Gengar’s worst nightmare, but it’s not thanks to levitate.


So, the move combinations for today are…



Nature: Timid (+ Speed, - Attack), Modest (+ Special attack, - Attack).

Equip: Salac berry / Petaya berry / Life orb / Choice scarf / Choice specs.

EV´s: 252 Speed, 252 Special attack, 6 HP.

- Shadow ball

- Sludge bomb

- Psychic / Thunderbolt / Energy ball / Focus blast / HP ice

- Explosion / Psychic / Thunderbolt / Giga drain


I think Gengar must know shadow ball and sludge bomb no matter what. The two remaining moves are up to you and believe me. All of them are fantastic and all of them work for specific situations. So choose them wisely or switch them if possible every time you face different opponents, it keeps Gengar fresh. As you can see, this set works with a lot of items, so you can choose between a standard special sweeper or a hit & runner.



Nature: Timid (+ Speed, - Attack).

Equip: Petaya berry.

EV´s: 252 Speed, 129 Special attack, 129 HP.

- Shadow ball

- Sludge bomb

- Psychic / Thunderbolt / Energy ball / Focus blast / HP ice

- Substitute


Use Substitute and let your berry activate, then just sweep… Not much more to say about this one.



Nature: Timid (+ Speed, - Attack).

Equip: Black sludge.

EV´s: 252 HP, 252 Speed, 6 Special attack.

- Mean look

- Perish song

- Hypnosis

- Substitute


This is the perfect set against walls. But you have to predict the switch, so you can trap it and let it die slowly. Harder set to use because of this prediction factor, but effective as well.



Nature: Adamant (+ Attack, - Special attack), Jolly (+ Speed, - Special attack).

Equip: Liechi berry.

EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP.

- Sucker punch

- Shadow claw

- Fire punch

- Explosion / Focus punch


Physical sweeper Gengar is not common at all, so your opponent will be very surprised and you’ll have some psychological advantage. It is probably not as effective as the special sweeper, but very decent as well.


When should I use this Pokémon?

I have like 12 trained Gengars, I have been using Gengar since 1998 so you have my word; it is a competitive, excellent special sweeper. One classic but changing Pokémon.


What should I use against this Pokémon?

Special walls as Blissey are pretty good against Gengar. HP ghost Dugtrio will take it down in one turn, usually.


Bottom line:

I’m already working on your suggestions, so please keep them coming as I want this to be the best section we can make, and it won’t be possible without your feedback, thanks for your greeting e-mails last week. And buy Smash Bros. Brawl if you haven’t. It is a great game…





If you have questions about any game or specific strategy feel free to write to reeve@pojo.com if you find that you can’t write to that address or I don’t answer because of some issues, then try reeve.ryu@gmail.com I’ll be glad to help, trade or battle you…


Hope you enjoyed.


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