Haunter (Pokédex. It is a Ghost/Poison-Type, and is known as the Gas Pokémon.) is the 93rd Pokémon in the
Haunter is in the Amorphous Egg Group and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Haunter 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Haunter is a purple ghost Pokémon. Haunter has no arms or legs, just eyes, a mouth, and a dis-formed body. It has a long red tongue and mostly white eyes with a small black pupil. At the bottom of its body is something like a tail, where the legs should be.
Haunter doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
Haunter can be found at Turnback Cave in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, and can also be found inside Old Chateau with any Generation III game cartridge inserted into the Game Boy Advance slot of a Nintendo DS or DS Lite. A Haunter can also be obtained via In-Game Trade in Snowpoint City. The Trainer is requesting a Medicham, however this Haunter is holding an Everstone, so it won't evolve when traded.
The only way to obtain a Haunter in Pokémon White is to evolve a Gastly.
Haunter makes appearances at Huge Storage 1 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Haunter can be found at Buried Relic 82F-93F and Darknight Relic 7F-11F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Haunter can be found at Dark Hill B1-B15 and Sky Stairway 1F-49F at Random. Haunter is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Island B1-B9 and Final Cave 28F & 29F.
Haunter can be found at the Night Duty Factory in Pokémon Ranger. Almia Castle and the Oil Field Hideout is where Haunter can be found in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Haunter can be found at the Oblivia Ruins 1F Right Room, 3F Pathway and 3F Top Right Room in the Present; and in the Dark Temple missions "Ground-Shaking Dragon Pokémon" and "Glowing Roads in the Darkness" by defeating it or one of the members of its evolutionary line and obtaining its Slate.
Haunter can be obtained by completing a Tag Race after opening the top floor of Haunted Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure.
Haunter can be found at Everspring Valley Hauntyard 4-2 and World Axle Hauntyard B1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Haunter can be found at Viperia and Spectra in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Haunter is listed in 13 different sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Skyridge set; as an Uncommon Card in the Base, Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, Neo Destiny, Expedition, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Legend Maker, Diamond and Pearl, Stormfront, Arceus (2) and Triumphant sets; and as a Rare Card in the Fossil (2) set.
Ash would temporarily obtain a Haunter for his rematch against Sabrina in The Tower of Terror. Its odd-ball sense of humor would be what made the difference in Haunter Versus Kadabra; while it wandered off on Ash, forcing him to use Pikachu instead, it showed up just in time, using its quirky sense of humor to break both Pokémon and Trainer into laughter, giving Ash the win.
Morty would also use his Haunter against Ash in From Ghost to Ghost. It would use Mean Look to trap Ash's Cyndaquil, eventually defeating it, before losing to Noctowl after the Owl Pokémon had learned Confusion during the battle.
While Haunter has yet to appear in any films, Wild Haunter make an appearance in Pikachu's Ghost Festival.
Boy Scout Evan would have his Haunter lured away by Agatha's Pokémon at the abandoned Kanto Power Plant, which would be recovered with the help of Blue. Evan's Haunter makes appearances in Chapters 64, 76, 83 and 153, while Agatha's Haunter makes appearances in Chapters 65, 88, 79, 85 and 90.
Eusine used his own Haunter in battle at Indigo Plateau, defeating a Gastly owned by Mask of Ice in Chapters 171 and 172.
Haunter is in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With a good Speed tier that puts it ahead of significant threats in Lilligant, Rotom, and Mesprit, great STAB combination that can hammer Pokémon that other Ghost-type Pokémon have trouble with in Mega Audino and Pyroar, and a high base 115 Special Attack, Haunter is a solid offensive threat that can perform very well against different team archetypes. The fact that its overall STAB coverage hits a good portion of the tier for neutral damage allows for it to have some freed up moveslots for moves like Will-O-Wisp, Destiny Bond, and Reflect Type, all of which make Haunter less vulnerable to becoming dead weight against troublesome Pokémon that Haunter would otherwise have problems with like Pursuit trappers. Outside of the standard Life Orb attacker set, Haunter can run an effective Choice Scarf set that allows for it to revenge kill certain threats while having the ability to cripple a defensive Pokémon with Trick. A Substitute + Pain Split set is also solid as it can take advantage of the opportunities that Haunter can get from forcing switches to set up a Substitute and wear down at the opposing team. Haunter's ability Levitate gives it an immunity to Spikes, which can come in handy against offensive teams as it is not as easily worn down. Haunter's main flaw lies in its extremely poor bulk, which can give it trouble utilizing certain moves with great effectiveness and can make it difficult to switch in. It also faces competition from Rotom and Mismagius, as the former has Volt Switch to allow for it to act as a pivot and the latter has a better Speed stat and Nasty Plot.
Generation III Move Tutor Moves
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
- TM19: Telekinesis
Gastly via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
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