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Haunter

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Ghost
Poison
Haunter
(ゴースト Gousuto)
093.png
Haunter.png
Gas Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
093
Johto
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Levitate 50% ♀
50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Purple Unknown
Weight Height
0.2 lbs. ??? 5'03" ???
Body style Footprint
BodyUnknown.png F093.png
Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
45 50 45
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
115 55 95
Total
405

[[Category:Purple Pokémon]]


Haunter (Japanese: ゴースト Gousuto) is a Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

This Pokémon takes the shape of a sinister looking, angular floating face with fangs, and it has disembodied, clawed hands. When approached by people, it has a habit of reverting to a spherical form that obscures its eyes, mouth, and hands Haunter also likes to transform into solid things just to scare people. If you are sleeping or unconscious, Haunter can grab you and turn you into a ghost. But don't worry; it can return you into your body afterwards.

Special abilities[edit | edit source]

Haunter can have the ability Levitate, which cause all Ground-type moves to miss. It licks with its gaseous tongue, so getting close is dangerous. Because of its ability to slip through solid walls, it is thought to be from another realm. It enjoys scaring people and revealing horrible nightmares of their worst fears to them while taking pleasure in it. It is also thought to steal the souls of those who envy, so it is highly recommended that you keep your distance.

Evolution[edit | edit source]

Haunter is the evolved form of Gastly, evolving at level 25. Haunter evolves into Gengar by trade.

In the anime[edit | edit source]

Haunter haunting Ash

Ash Ketchum convinced a Haunter to follow him in order to defeat Sabrina. In his second battle, Haunter caused Sabrina to laugh with its constant pranks. After this, Sabrina gave Ash the Marsh Badge, and Haunter was given to Sabrina.

Game info[edit | edit source]

Game locations[edit | edit source]

Version(s) Location
Red/Blue Pokemon Tower
Yellow Pokemon Tower
Gold/Silver Route 8
Crystal Route 8, Rock Tunnel
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade
Emerald Trade
FireRed/ LeafGreen Lost Cave, Pokemon Tower
Diamond/ Pearl Old Chateau (Any Gen III game inserted), Turnback Cave
Platinum Old Chateau (Any Gen III game inserted)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 8, Safari Zone
Black/White Evolve Gastly

Pokédex entries[edit | edit source]

Red Blue
Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.
Yellow
By licking, it saps the victim's life. It causes shaking that won't stop until the victim's demise.
Gold
In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
Silver
Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.
Crystal
It hides in the dark, planning to take the life of the next living thing that wanders close by.
Ruby
Haunter is a dangerous Pokémon. If one beckons you while floating in darkness, you must never approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
Sapphire
Haunter is a dangerous Pokémon. If one beckons you while floating in darkness, you must never approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
Emerald
If a Haunter beckons you while it is floating in darkness, don't approach it. This Pokémon will try to lick you with its tongue and steal your life away.
FireRed
If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.
LeafGreen
Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.
Diamond
It can slip through any obstacle. It lurks inside walls to keep an eye on its foes.
Pearl
It licks with its gaseous tongue to steal the victim's life force. It lurks in darkness for prey.
Platinum
It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
HeartGold
In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.
SoulSilver
It's tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.
Black
It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
White
It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.
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Side game data[edit | edit source]

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-018 PR Haunter Sprite.png Haunter Ghost SOA Psy Power 2.png Psy Power 2 SOA Ghost.png Ghost
Capture Points* On Sight**
1400 Teleports towards and chases player.
Browser Entry
It attacks by spitting out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon.
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.

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