Everyone has their own favourite Pokémon. Chit Hot has previously reported on the most popular Pokemon around the world, and it just so happens that Gengar ranked extremely high in the US. So, to all those Gengar fans out there, here’s some advice on how to get the best moves for Gengar in Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go continues to be a hugely successful mobile title. While the initial launch hype may have died down some time ago, the game was the top grossing mobile title of December 2020. More recently, Pokémon Go generated a further $641.6 million in the first half of 2021. This success shows no signs of slowing down, and as such you’ve got to be prepared to take on other players in the game’s PvP modes!

Gengar in Pokémon Go

Gengar is a Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon. It was part of the initial 151 Pokémon that was introduced in the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, and later Pokémon Yellow. It is the final evolution of the Gastly family; Gastly evolves to Haunter, and onto Gengar.

In Pokémon Go, Gengar is a powerful special attacker. However, it also has many weaknesses. Gengar tends to struggle against certain types of Pokémon, such as those with Psychic-type, Ghost-type, Dark-type, or Ground-type moves. To avoid this problem, you need to give the best moves to Gengar in Pokémon Go. A moveset that is capable of preventing too much return damage and also works well without the necessary use of Mega Evolution.

Gengar in Pokemon Go

The Best Moves for Gengar in Pokémon Go

Gengar has access to a lot of moves in Pokémon Go. In the game, all moves are divided into subcategories of ‘Fast Moves’ and ‘Charged Moves’. Fast Moves are executed by simple taps, whereas Charged Moves require the player to fill a meter in-battle. Here’s everything currently available to Gengar:

Fast Moves

  • Hex
  • Lick
  • Shadow Claw
  • Sucker Punch

Charged Moves

  • Dark Pulse
  • Focus Blast
  • Psychic
  • Shadow Ball
  • Shadow Punch
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Sludge Wave

There’s no real significant weakness here. However, there are certainly some optimal choices that can be made. Below is a selection of the best moves for Gengar in Pokémon Go:

  • Hex
  • Shadow Ball
  • Sludge Wave

These moves give Gengar the highest damage output in a short amount of time. They are also great against Gyms, making them the ideal choice for Gengar in Pokémon Go.

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