Antonio started the Hub in July 2016 and hasn't had much sleep since. Let's put Gengar and its new move Shadow Punch... under the lights! Notable wins are Azumarill, Meganium and Skarmory in the 1 shield matchup, while some harsh losses are Altaria and Galarian Stunfisk. The "Under The Lights" series provides some deeper dives on Pokémon of particular interest, ones with breakout potential in PvP. Gengar can earn its spot on raid teams against specific bosses to help beat the clock, but it requires immaculate dodging to be effective. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes. Gengar’s archetype is rarely seen in Ultra League aside from Charizard, so it’ll definitely be interesting. Important Information: IV is rerolled when a Pokemon is traded. Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise! Gengar is a Ghost & Poison Pokémon.
The very scary and threatening Haunter-style of play seen in Great League can now be utilized in Ultra League with Gengar. From the end of October 2018 to…, Something quite strange just happened to me. Well, that's about to change. Don't use any other fast move. Niantic Announces Go Battle League Season 5, New Moveset Updates, Magmortar and Electivire Community Days Announced, Niantic Announces Animation Week, Aeroblast Lugia Finally Making Debut, (topic withdrawn by author, will be automatically deleted in 24 hours unless flagged) As a Ghost-type, Gengar can struggle significantly to fight bulky Psychic-types in this league due to its Poison sub-typing, with considerable losses against Pokemon using Confusion when shields are in play. How do I receive my Pokemon ?. Follow Professor Willow as he investigates some spooky happenings in his mobile lab! It’ll definitely pull it’s weight! Shadow Punch, of course, does Gengar no favours. However, for as many strong wins it has, it suffers some painful losses, Obstagoon being one of the most severe. Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
Shadow Claw is the superior fast move in both damage output and energy generation. Gengar will see some impressive wins, including against Psycho Cut Cresselia, Venusaur, and all Charm users. Software developer. Having access to a shield bait move of Shadow Punch now allows it to be a threat in all three leagues, Great League, Ultra League and Master League for Pokemon GO! Of course, typically Gengar gets 1 or 2 shot by whatever it’s fighting, in some cases like Confusion Mewtwo it barely has a chance, and the damage difference between Shadow Ball and Shadow Punch is major enough to make the latter not worth considering. A simple guy who enjoys drinking coffee (to the point of addiction) and going for walks (to the point of exhaustion). For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Community Day–exclusive Special Research story: The Great Gastly! Gengar has the honor of having access to literally all of the best Ghost type moves in the game. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Gastly. Normal-types such as Blissey and Snorlax, common sights in gyms, also doubly resist Gengar's optimal movesets. Shadow Claw is the superior fast move in both damage output and energy generation. Shadow Punch is a charge move limited to Community Day or Elite TMs, but is essential for baiting shields due its low 35 energy cost. Mega Gengar when? About "Sometimes, on a dark night, your shadow thrown by a streetlight will suddenly and startlingly overtake you. Haunter's strength in PvP is its ability to pressure shields and scare opponents with Shadow Punch, something Gengar couldn't do before this weekend.
Giratina's high bulk still can give Gengar trouble, with difficulties against Shadow Claw Giratina due to its faster energy generation. How much stardust will it cost to trade ?. Copyright (C) GamePress All Rights Reserved. It’ll struggle against several common Pokemon, such as Snorlax and Dragonite, but it’s strength and strong wins make it worth a shot. I also love Piplup. Gengar’s exclusive Community Day move is Shadow Punch. Shadow Claw + Shadow Punch* and Shadow Ball or Focus Blast or Sludge Bomb. Participate, farm, don’t go overboard with evolving and you should be future proof. There’s a clear comparison to be made between Gengar and it’s pre-evolution, Haunter. Please note that this bonus will not stack with other active Hatch Distance bonuses. Defending with a Gengar is not advisable due to its very low bulk.
There’s a clear comparison to be made between Gengar and it’s pre-evolution, Haunter.
It also struggles against other glass cannons, such as Swampert and Charizard, as they can be faster to get their moves off. Eggs will require 1/4 Hatch Distance when placed in Incubators during the event period. If you don't, read below! I try my best to head out daily, but sometimes my insomnia gets the better of me and I end up sleeping until 4pm. That said. Gengar’s still exceptional as a glass cannon in raids, but it doesn’t need Shadow Punch. There’ll be a special one-time-purchase July Community Day Box, featuring 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Fast TM, two Incense, and two Super Incubators. Shadow ball is plenty. Pokémon GO Hub is the biggest Pokémon GO news site, publishing several informative guides, analysis, and news articles every month. Unfortunately, Gengar is weak to the Psychic-types that it's supposed to counter, causing it to underperform in scenarios where total damage output matters more than DPS.
Gengar’s still exceptional as a glass cannon in raids, but it doesn’t need Shadow Punch.
29 years old. High offensive threat and very vulnerable fragility still causes Gengar to demand shields to perform most optimally, with very scary potential to play bait-and-nuke tactics against Pokemon that can't eliminate Gengar quickly. Gengar also retains it’s fear of Confusion, with some Cresselia sets and Armored Mewtwo being the main users in Ultra League. Shadow Ball is Gengar's most efficient charge move in terms of Damage Per Energy (DPE), has incredibly high damage output with STAB and Gengar's high ATK stat, and hits most Pokemon for neutral damage. While Shadow Punch may not change things much for Gengar raidwise, it’ll thrust it into the PvP spotlight to shine as a strong glass cannon, now that it has a baiting move. Gastly received a remarkable 32% of votes from trainers over Twitter, which is just behind Weedle’s 34%, meaning that Gastly would be the featured Pokemon for July’s Community Day event held on Sunday July 19th from 11am to 5pm, with the exclusive move Shadow Punch. Gengar looks quite promising in the new Premier Cup, being a strong counter to common Fighting types such as Lucario and Machamp. Focus Blast can be chosen as an option to fight against Dark and Normal-type Pokemon meant to counter Gengar, but its high energy cost makes it difficult to access. With all the legendary Pokemon, there’s no chance for Gengar in Master.
For the upcoming Community Day, Pokemon Go shiny Gastly is the name of the game, along with Shadow Punch Gengar. It can smack those two with a Shadow Ball if they’re no shield switch ins, though. We advise against evolving them excessively, as we still don’t know how Megas will work. Gengar shares a lot of the same positive and negative matchups with Haunter, notably performing well against Grass, Bug and Fighting Pokemon while performing poorly against Normal, Dark, Ground and Pokemon with Confusion. Seeing as though Metagross is one of the most popular Pokemon in the cup (in theory), that’s no small feat!
Being somewhat solid in 3 different formats is a feat matched only by Swampert, so it’s worth looking for some high quality Gastly to evolve this coming Community Day!
Gengar will require a lot of skill and good team composition to master, but if you use Haunter you’ll be at home! Sunday, July 19, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. It may see a mega evolution in the future, but the mechanics of which are fully speculative, so I won’t go over it here. The question is, is the move worthwhile? © 2016-2019 Pokémon GO Hub | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, A comprehensive guide on how to trigger EX Raids, A Comprehensive Guide to S2 Cells and Pokémon GO, Best Pokemon to use Technical Machines (TMs) on, 0.191.1 APK Teardown: XL Candy and Pokémon HOME discoveries, Flying Cup PvP Guide (GO Battle Night Season 4). Don't use any other fast move.
A significant win is that it can beat a 2 shield Metagross with 1 shield, using Shadow Punch alone. © 2016-2019 Pokémon GO Hub | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, A comprehensive guide on how to trigger EX Raids, A Comprehensive Guide to S2 Cells and Pokémon GO, Best Pokemon to use Technical Machines (TMs) on, Mega Evolutions are coming to Pokémon GO later this year, 0.191.1 APK Teardown: XL Candy and Pokémon HOME discoveries, Flying Cup PvP Guide (GO Battle Night Season 4). July Community Day takes place on Sunday, July 19, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, and it features Gastly. Evolve Haunter (the evolved form of Gastly) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Gengar that knows. How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level.
Gengar has access to the following moves: Gengar’s preferred moves for PvP will be Shadow Claw, Shadow Punch and either Shadow Ball or Sludge Bomb, while for raids it’s best move set is either Lick or Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball. I’m setting up a YouTube video series to help people with PVP battles. What’s interesting is that Gengar gets a little more bulk than it’s younger self, meaning that it can win against Haunter, though it needs 1 shield as Haunter wins the CMP tie. Its Ghost typing hits a wide variety of targets for neutral damage, and handy resistances can make up for its extreme frailty.