|5′ (1.6m)||0.2 lbs. (0.1kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU/RU||2 Special Attack Points|
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.
 Gender Differences
Haunter doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
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.
 Spin-Off Games
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.
 Anime/Manga Information
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.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Haunter is a viable option as an Offensive Spinblocker in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. With decent speed and high Special Attack, Haunter is capable of really hurting the opposition, but also has access to a number of support moves, making it tough to predict what it will do.
Defensively, Haunter is quite frail; even with three immunities common priority users and Pursuit will cause major damage to Haunter. A Speed Tie is not a good thing either because of its aforementioned frailty, making this Pokémon the definition of a "Gas Cannon" because hard-hitting moves that do neutral damage are often more than enough to defeat it.
 Area Locations
|Red/Blue/Yellow||Rare||Pokémon Tower: 3F-7F|
|Gold/Silver/Crystal||Rare||Route 8: Night|
|FireRed/LeafGreen||Few||Pokémon Tower: 3F-7F|
|Diamond/Pearl||30%||Turnback Cave: Between Entrance and all 3 Pillar Chambers|
|Platinum||30%||Turnback Cave: Between Entrance and all 3 Pillar Chambers (Night)|
|Platinum||40%||Turnback Cave: Between Entrance and all 3 Pillar Chambers (Morning & Day)|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||30%||Route 8 (Night)|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Unknown%||Safari Zone: Forest (Night)|
|Black||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|White||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Evolve Gastly|
|Black 2/White 2||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|X/Y||Uncommon||Frost Cavern: 1F-3F|
Victory Road: Rooms 1-4
|X/Y||Rare||Route 14 (Grass & Water)|
Route 19 (Purple Flowers, Yellow Flowers & Water)
|I||Pokémon Red||Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||By licking, it saps the victim's life. It causes shaking that won't stop until the victim's demise.|
|II||Pokémon Gold||In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||It hides in the dark, planning to take the life of the next living thing that wanders close by.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||Because of its ability to slip through block walls, it is said to be from another dimension.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It can slip through any obstacle. It lurks inside walls to keep an eye on its foes.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It licks with its gaseous tongue to steal the victim's life force. It lurks in darkness for prey.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||In total darkness, where nothing is visible, Haunter lurks, silently stalking its next victim.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.|
|V||Pokémon White||It likes to lurk in the dark and tap shoulders with a gaseous hand. Its touch causes endless shuddering.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2|
|V||Pokémon White 2|
|VI||Pokémon X||If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.|
|VI||Pokémon Y||It licks with its gaseous tongue to steal the victim's life force. It lurks in darkness for prey.|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Past Moves
 Generation III Move Tutor Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
 Via TM/HM
- TM19: Telekinesis
 Gastly via Dream World
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|
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