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Origin

It seems to be simply based on general cartoonish ghosts, Cheshire Cat and possibly on a distorted shadow of a human being.

Name origin

Gengar and Gangar are possibly a shortening of doppelgänger, a double of a person, which is fitting for a Pokémon with a habit of pretending to be a person's shadow. The kanji maboroshi can also be read as gen and is used in words meaning phantom or illusion.

Pokémon Information

Name in Japanese: ゲンガー Gangar.

Height: 4’11/ 1.5m.

Mega Gengar

Weight: 89.3 lbs/ 40.5 kg

In Mega form -

Height: 4'07"/ 1.4m.

Weight: 89.3 lbs/ 40.5 kg

Pokédex number #094.

Pokémon Type: Ghost-Poison.

Gengar is a dark purple, bipedal Pokémon with a roundish body. Multiple spikes cover its back, and it has large pointed ears, its arms and legs are short with three digits on both its hands and feet. It also has a stubby tail.

Gengar has the ability to hide perfectly in the shadow of any object, granting it exceptional stealth. However, Gengar's body acts as a heat sink; its presence cools the temperature of the surrounding area by nearly 10°F, because it absorbs the warmth. In addition, Gengar possesses the ability to fly through the air.

Gengar is very mischievous, and at times, very malicious. It enjoys playing practical jokes and casting curses, such as pretending to be one's shadow, then behaving erratically. When the quarry notices, it takes delight in its victim's terror. However, Gengar has been known to be loyal to a Trainer who treats it well. Gengar lives in shadows of rooms, caves, and dark places where shadows form. It is especially fond of urban areas such as cities and back alleys, but only during the night.

Notable Gengar

Morty's Gengar

Agatha's Gengar

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