Haunter, The Gas Pokémon. It saps life by licking. By doing this it causes shaking that wont stop till the opponent dies. If you trip or fall for no reason, A Haunter caused it. If you hear a sound and theres nothing around, a Haunter caused it. It lurks its victims in total darkness. It's tongue is made of gas. When hiding in the gas, it plots to attack the next person past it and sap their life by licking. If it beckons you, you must never approach it. Due to it's abilities to pass through walls, it is said to be from another dimension

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Haunter would have to be this:


Giga Drain
Hidden Power Dark

Items Attached:

Petaya Berry

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Haunter

0With a great special attack and good speed, this pokemon is best as special sweeper. Although its a ghost type, being part poison causes Psychic pokemon to cause damage, and with low defenses it won't last long if you don't strike first, this is where Hidden power Dark comes in handy. Giga drain, Psychic and Thunderbolt, are all good moves for special sweeping. Giga drain can be replaced for status damaging moves such as will 'o wisp, but its entirely up to you.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Special Attack & Speed for Haunter with any remaining in HP

Strategy Against Haunter

Haunter has average defenses so try and use super effective attacks such as Ghost, Psychic & Dark

Contest Moveset

The best Moveset for Haunter would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:


Shadow Ball
Shadow Punch
Dream Eater

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Haunter

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Shadow punch, 2nd - Shadow ball, 3rd - hypnosis, 4th - Dream eater, 5th - Shadow ball

Locations in Games


Trade From FR/LG


Trade From FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Pokémon Tower, Karazu Cave (Island 5)

Animé Appearences

Haunter has had several Animé Appearences. First, Ash befriended it in the Lavender tower and convinced it to join him so Ashcan beat Sabrina's psychic pokémon. After that, Ash & co. found it on a sunerkn ship in the Orange islands, awoken by divers. After that it was causing trouble in a forst to all travelers. After that it was used by Morty in the Ecruteak Gym Battle against Ash and finally after that in a place between Kanto and Hoenn, it is causing trouble to lots of wild Pokémon.

Episode 023: The Tower Of Terror!
Episode 024: Haunter Versus Kadabra!
Episode 097: A Shipful Of Shivers!
Episode 123: Illusion Confusion!
Episode 183: A Ghost Of A Chance!
Episode 184: From Ghost To Ghost!
Episode 257: Why? Wynaut!
Episode 276: Hoenn Alone!

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