How To Play Gengar in Pokémon Unite

How To play Gengar Pokémon Unite Guide
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You might remember Gengar from the good old Pokémon games. Such an iconic Pokémon that made it into the new Pokémon MOBA. If you want to main Gengar in Pokémon Unite, but don't know how to play Gengar, then we've got the Pokémon Unite guide you were looking for.

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How To Play Gengar in Pokémon Unite

Gengar Guide: Basics

Gengar is a speedster, his best stat therefor being mobility. He's a great ganker, so make sure to play him in the right role.

  • Offense: 3.5/5
  • Endurance 2/5
  • Mobility 4/5
  • Scoring 3/5
  • Support 0.5/5

Gengar Guide: Evolution

Gengar starts out as Ghastly, that evolves into Haunter at Level 5. At Level 9, Haunter evolves into Gengar.

Gengar Guide: Unique Abilities

  • Leviate – Gengar gains increased Movement Speed out-of-combat.
  • Basic Attack – Every third attack lunges at an opposing Pokémon.


Gengar Guide: Moves

Level 1

  • Will-O-Wisp | 5s cooldown – Gengar shoots sinister flames that burn opponents.
  • Lick | 7s cooldown – Licks an opponent and pulls it towards you.

How to build: If you want to play Gengar as the jungler that we'd advise you to, then definitely go for Will-O-Wisp. If you'd rather play in lane, Lick is the better option, as it'll pull an enemy close, letting allies attack it heavily.

Level 5

  • Shadow Ball | 4.5s cooldown – Hurls a shadowy blob that slows and weakens opponents' special defense.
  • Sludge Bomb | 8s cooldown – Hurls sludge that poisons opponents.

How to build: Sludge Bomb is better, as the poison might just decide life or death for the opponent at this stage of the game.

Level 7

  • Dream Eater | 7s cooldown – Puts an opposing Pokémon to sleep. If used again on a sleeping opposing Pokémon, you heal yourself, and reduce the cooldown of Shadow Ball or Sludge Bomb.
  • Hex | 7.5s cooldown – Blinks to an area, damaging nearby opponents. Poisoned opponents take increased damage. This move's cooldown gets reduced for each poisoned target hit.

How to build: Hex is extremely powerful when you've built Sludge Bomb before this and as we advise you to take Sludge Bomb, we now advise you to take Hex.

Level 9 – Gengar Unite Move

  • Phantom Ambush – Blinks to an area and becomes invisible, gaining increased Movement Speed. On second activation: Scares all nearby opponents, damaging and slowing them.

If neither team can decide whether to go in or retreat, use Phantom Ambush to make that decision for them. A great engaging tool that often turns the game in your favor.

Gengar Guide: Item Build

  • Held Items | Go with Wise Glasses, Sp. Atk. Specs and Energy Amplifier.
  • Battle Item | X Attack.

Wise Glasses increases the damage of your special attacks, just like Sp. Atk. Specs (after you've scored a goal) and Energy Amplifier deals extra damage for a short time after you've used your Unite Move.

X Attack will increase your Sp. Attack even further, so take that with you to become a beast.

Gengar Guide: Game Strategy

Be. A. Jungler. Play sneakily and gank when you see fit, it's the best strategy for Gengar. The combo for Gengar is always Sludge Bomb - Hex. With this combo, you'll become unstoppable.

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