Pkmn:Gengar (character)

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Rescue Team Source Book - Gengar.png
Rescue Team source book artwork.
Character's information
1,000+ years
Background information
Earliest Mystery Dungeon appearance
Most recent Mystery Dungeon appearance
Created by
For Gangar as a species, see Pkmn:Gengar.

Gengar (Japanese: ゲンガー) is a Pokémon and a recurring character in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. He made his debut in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team in 2005.

He's the former leader of the Rescue Team Team Meanies, after having presumably disbanded it or outright leaving.

Biography[edit | edit source]

The Curse of Ninetales[edit | edit source]

Gengar was once a Human Pokémon Trainer who foolishly touched one of the tails of Ninetales. Hid Pokémon, Gardevoir bore the brunt of the curse, and when Ninetales offered to let him take her place, he'd already fled. Gengar was reincarnated 1,000 years later as a Pokémon, for reasons related to the curse.[Citation needed]

Team Meanies[edit | edit source]

Little is known about how or when Gengar became a Pokémon, or what his human name was before he became a Pokémon. At some point, he created Tea Meanies, with fellow members Ekans and Medicham as members.

Rescue Team Titles[edit | edit source]

Throughout the events of the Rescue Team Titles, Gengar and his team are always out to serve themselves, or harm others, sometimes both. While Gengar helps to create the Teleport Gem, he also tries to drag the Hero into the Dream World, but gets lost and gives up. He later seeks out their help to break the curse over Gardevoir and set her free. He tags along with the Hero to the peak of Mt. Freeze, where he requests Ninetales to break the curse. Ninetales says it's beyond their power, gives Gengar the Nine Tail Crest, and directs him to Murky Cave.

Gengar has to allow the Hero to speak for him, while he's paralyzed. However, the voice of Murky Cave denies their request, until Gengar breaks free and proves that he does, on some level, have remorse for his actions. After this, his fellow members of Team Meanies comment that he hasn't been around much. Medicham went on to join Team Charm, while it's unknown what happened to Ekans.

It's never explained who, or what, the voice in Murky Cave is, much like Luminous Cave. It's possible that the voices of both locations are the Voice of Life.

Go-Getters Out of the Gate[edit | edit source]

In the anime Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate, Team Meanies try to show up Team Go-Getters and save Pikachu from Skarmory. They were unable to do so, and Team Go-Getters was able to finish the mission.

Ginji's Rescue Team[edit | edit source]

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team, Gengar has generic villain motivations of wanting to destroy the world. Despite this, he aids in defeating Groudon, by using Double Edge against it. He's not seen after this point in the manga and is presumed dead.

Physical appearance[edit | edit source]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Gengaris a vile, duplicitous, greedy, selfish Pokémon in every bit of media he's shown in. While a sliver of humanity shines through at the end of his character arc in the video games, he still fronts as a scumbag. It's possible that this is how he wants to be seen, or it could be a case of him not wanting people thinking he turned over a new leaf, simply because he did a single selfless act.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Games Anime Manga
RT EoT/D Sky AS GtI SMD RTDX RT EoT&D BT&D GtI Ginji's Blazing Guide SMD

Anime[edit | edit source]

Games[edit | edit source]

Games: Other[edit | edit source]

Manga[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For all of the Gengar art used across the wiki see: Category:Gastly Family

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Gengar is the only known human-turned Pokémon who isn't a protagonist.
  • Gengar can use often use moves he can't learn in the games.
    • He uses confusion in the Go-Getters Out of the Gate Anime.
    • He uses Double Edge in Ginji's Rescue Team.
      • Double Edge is a tutor-only move in the main-series games at the time of release.
    • When Gengare asks the player to escort him through Murky Cave, h knows Leer, Quick Attack, Scratch, and Taunt. Gengar aren't able to learn the first 3 moves. They're the first four level-up moves of Absol and Sneasel, meaning he was likely just a copy/pasted Absol.
      • Rescue Team DX fixed Gengar's learnset, replacing it with; Shadow Ball, Hypnosis, Sucker Punch, and Dream Eater.

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name
English Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Flag of the United States.svg
Japanese Flag of Japan.svg イジワルズ

Language Name
English Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Flag of the United States.svg
Jimmy Zoppi
Japanese Flag of Japan.svg 神奈 延年
Spanish Europe Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Elegido
Latin America Flag of Mexico.svg Gabriel Ortiz
Portuguese Flag of Portugal.svg Dado Monteiro
Korean Flag of South Korea.svg 김관진

See Also[edit | edit source]

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Characters
Anime Charmander • Chimchar (AnimeBlazingExplorers Guide) • Pichu • Pikachu (Go-GettersGates Anime) • PiplupOshawottSquirtle
Elders Kecleon (elder)Slowking (elder)Torkoal (elder)Whiscash (elder)
Heroes Hero Characters (Rescue TeamExplorersGatesSuper MD)
Manga FireUnofficial Translation symbol.pngFroakieGinjiMudkipRioluTotodileNot Translated symbol.png
Partners Partner Characters (Rescue TeamExplorersGatesSuper MD)
Teams Gates to Infinity Team (Pikachu's Team)Team A.C.T.Team AWDTeam CharmTeam ConstrictorTeam EbonyTeam FlameTeam FrontierTeam GleeTeam Go GettersTeam HydroTeam PoochyTeam PokémonTeam PokéPalsTeam MeaniesTeam RaiderTeam Razor WindTeam RogueTeam RumblerockTeam SeedgeyTeam ShiftryTeam SlackerTeam SkullTeam TastySuper MD Team (Riolu's TeamUnofficial Translation symbol.png)
Individual AlakazamAmpharosArchenAzumarillBeedrillBidoofBudewBuizelBunnelbyCelebiCelebiChatotChimechoCinccinoCofagrigusCombeeCorphishCresseliaCroagunkDarkraiDark MatterDedenneDeerlingDialgaDiglettDucklettDugtrioDunsparceDusknoirEmolgaEnteiEspurrGardevoirGengarGoomyGrovyleGuildmaster WigglytuffGurdurrHawluchaIgglybuffJirachiKangaskhan • Kecleon Bros. (Kecleon (Big Brother)Kecleon (Little Brother))KeldeoKlefkiLaprasLatiasLatiosLitwickLopunnyLoudredMagnemiteMagnetonMagnezoneMawileMeowthMewMunnaNuzleafNinetalesPanchamQuagsireRaikouRampardosRoseliaScizorScraggyShayminShelmetSkarmorySuicuneSunfloraSwannaSwirlixTimburr brothersTsubugorouUnofficial Translation symbol.pngVespiqueenVirizionVoice of LifeWooperXatuXearneasYveltal

References[edit | edit source]