General Information
Species Gas Pokémon
Type Ghost/Poison
Ability Levitate
Gender Ratio 50% male, 50% female
Height 5'03"
Weight 0.2 lbs
Related Pokémon Gastly (pre-evolved form)
Gengar (evolved form)
Evolves from Gastly (Lv. 25)
Evolves into Gengar (Trade)
Breeding Information
Egg Group Amorphous
Pokédex / Browser Numbers
National #093
Kanto #093
Johto #059
Sinnoh #070
Kalos #031 (Mountain)
Alola #062
Fiore R-095
Almia R-018
Oblivia R-165

Haunter is a Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon that evolves from Gastly at Lv. 25, and evolves into Gengar via trade.


Haunter is a purple Pokémon with a gaseous body. It has a round head with a pair of hands that are not attached to its body, which are sometimes surrounded by a red outline. Each hand has three pointed fingers. Its head is flanked by three large, spiked protrusions on either side, and its eyes are large and triangular with small pupils. The gases composing its head curve down to form several pointed teeth framing a pink mouth and a long tongue. Its body tapers into a jagged tail.


Haunter have been seen able to live beyond 300 years.


Haunter lives in dark, abandoned caves.


Haunter hides in very dark places, where it plots to take the life of the next living thing that comes near it.

Haunter is said to silently stalk its victim and steals its life force with a lick from its gaseous tongue, which inflicts convulsions that persists until the victim dies. However, Haunter has been seen licking humans and Pokémon, but no such effects were seen.

Some Haunter are known to be friendly and enjoy jokes, such as Sabrina's Haunter.

Haunter have also shown to feel intense loyalty to a deceased trainer.


Haunter can phase through solid walls.

Notable HaunterEdit


Canon Trainer Group(s) Note(s)
Haunter Anime Ash Ketchum (formerly, given away)
Haunter Anime Captain -
Haunter Anime Lon -
Haunter Anime Morty -

Former HaunterEdit


Canon Trainer Group(s) Note(s)
Gengar Origins Red -
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