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Analysis by EmmaNielsen
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Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Ghost
Weak Vs Dark
Role Tech
Base Potential
Gender Female

Pokemon Description

You can hear tales told all over the world about how Gengar will pay a visit to children who are naughty.

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Stats

4★
5★
HP 107
ATK 10
DEF 10
Sp. ATK 15
Sp. DEF 12
Speed 23
HP 473
ATK 138
DEF 117
Sp. ATK 330
Sp. DEF 157
Speed 358
Bulk 446

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

Agatha & Gengar are one of the strongest Tech Sync Pairs in Pokémon Masters. Gengar comes with very high Speed and Special Attack stats via its Mega Evolution, while also being able to utilize the very high base Power of Shadow Ball to deal devastating damage. In terms of utility, Gengar has access to Paralysis, Sleep, and Sp. Def reduction, allowing it to tie down enemies and deal even greater damage. 

Strengths

Gengar’s strength is on par with amazing Striker Sync Pairs; it has more Special Attack and a higher base Power move than Mega Houndoom, allowing it to potentially deal more damage. Especially when considering that Shadow Ball has a chance to reduce the target's Sp.Def and open them up to additional damage, it’s easy to see how much of a punch Gengar packs.

When further comparing Gengar to other Mega Evolutions, one will realize that Gengar also deals double damage via Hex and even Tried-And-True Hex doing increased damage when the target is fast asleep. This enables Gengar to deal good damage even pre-Mega Evolution with some luck when using Hypnosis to put enemies to sleep.

A special, conditional element of Gengar’s kit is the Passive Wide Awake, which prevents Gengar from falling asleep. During a specific encounter which might use Sleep a lot as a battle mechanic, Gengar would be extremely useful. Definitely a niche Passive, but potentially a very strong one.

Weaknesses

Just like any other Mega Evolution, the full brunt of Mega Gengar’s devastating offense is delayed until we can use the very first Sync Move. As mentioned above, this weakness is less pronounced in Gengar’s case compared to some of its fellow Megas.

While it is true that Mega Gengar has the potential to do more damage than Karen & Houndoom, we can’t look past the issue of lacking offensive buffs. Gengar doesn’t have access to Sp.Atk buffs or Dire Hit, which means it will depend on buffs from allies to get closer to the in-practice damage output of Strikers. Lacking self-buffs as a Special damage dealing Sync Pair also makes it harder to reach the coveted +6 Sp.Atk /+3 Dire Hit combination.

Team Synergy

Mega Gengar has both a powerful moveset and the stats to do devastating damage, but it lacks proper buffs; teaming up with Sp.Atk All or Dire Hit All supports will be very handy for Mega Gengar, allowing him to properly terrorize its foes.  

Tier List Explanation

One of the strongest Special Strike Tech Sync Pairs in the game, it’s good to Mega Gengar and Mega Houndoom to illustrate how strong the former actually is. Mega Gengar has 339 Special Attack compared to Mega Houndoom’s 336 and Shadow Ball has 118 Power compared to Mega Houndoom's 114 Dark Pulse. 

By merit of numbers, Mega Gengar has more Offensive capabilities. The main reason Mega Gengar isn’t as favored over Karen & Houndoom is that Agatha & Mega Gengar don’t have a Critical Hit Rate Buff. If they Team up with a Support Pair with “Dire Hit All”, Gengar will still only get a 50% Critical Hit Rate Buff instead of 100%. Otherwise, They’re still a strong Sync Pair and can hold their ground.

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Moves

Type Ghost
Category
Power
12 / 14
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed.
Type Psychic
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 75
Target An opponent
Cost
Puts the target to sleep.
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Effect Tag Recoil
Uses 2
Raises the user’s Speed by 6 stat ranks. The user takes damage equal to 25% of its maximum HP.
Type Ghost
Category
Power
99 / 118
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a chance (20%) of lowering the target’s Sp. Def by 1 stat rank.

Sync Move

Type Ghost
Category
Power
160 / 192
Accuracy -
Target An opponent
Effect Tag -

Become Mega Gengar until the end of battle. This move’s power increases when the target is asleep.

Passive Skills

Wide Awake

Prevents the user from falling asleep.

Team Skills

Ghost Tech
Condition
Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same type.
Effect
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +12
- Lv2: +16
- Lv3: +20
- Lv4: +24

Raises allies’ Attack and Sp. Atk by [Value] when using Ghost-type attacks.
- Lv1: +12
- Lv2: +16
- Lv3: +20
- Lv4: +24
Kanto Tech
Condition
Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme.
Effect
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +1
- Lv2: +3
- Lv3: +5
- Lv4: +7

Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +1
- Lv2: +2
- Lv3: +3
- Lv4: +4
Elite Four Tech
Condition
Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme.
Effect
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +1
- Lv2: +3
- Lv3: +5
- Lv4: +7

Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +1
- Lv2: +2
- Lv3: +3
- Lv4: +4
Veteran Trainer Tech
Condition
Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme.
Effect
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +2
- Lv2: +4
- Lv3: +6
- Lv4: +8

Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +2
- Lv2: +3
- Lv3: +4
- Lv4: +5
Old-Timer Tech
Condition
Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme.
Effect
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +2
- Lv2: +4
- Lv3: +6
- Lv4: +8

Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +2
- Lv2: +3
- Lv3: +4
- Lv4: +5