Gengar: 4’ 11” Weight: 89 lbs (Phasmatis umbra)
Gengar are ghost like pokemon that can live up to be 500 years old. Gengar are mostly purple but some Gengar have been known to be a darkish blue. Gengar are thought to be the disembodied spirits of pokemon, this of course is not true, most people assume this because of the abilities it has, which are commonly associated with ghosts.
Gengar have the ability to become completely invisible by bending the light that surrounds this, this consumes a lot of their energy and they don’t do this much. Gengar have amazing control of there molecular structure and can change their state of matter easily, when Gengar don’t want to be seen, instead of becoming invisible they usually turn their body into gas particles and only the brain is left, seen as a small black gas sphere, controlling the other parts of its body. Gengar often rids the area around it of heat because this pokemon takes in heat to use as energy, some Gengar can control this ability so well that they can reduce the temperature at their hand and use it to attack another pokemon. Gengar can also move rapidly to the point where it seems as if there is more of it than there really is. Gengar can also extract one’s mind out of their body as if they were a ghost.
Gengar have a permanent smile on their face and red glaring eyes, Gengar has stubbly limbs and a short body but can run at high speeds when attacking other pokemon. Gengar have several spikes on their body, two large ones on the side of the head, several smaller ones on its back, and one short large one on its rear. It is a bipedal creature but it usually levitates instead of walking.
Gengar really isn’t a carnivore or an herbivore, but it is a predator. Heat often doesn’t supply enough energy for the Gengar to survive so it must find other methods. Gengar hunt down pokemon and usually paralyze them with its long tongue, then hypnotizes it into falling asleep, once the prey is asleep it can feed on the energy emitting from its brain. Gengar is a nocturnal Pokemon so it rarely needs to fight for a meal.
Gengar are often solitary pokemon and don’t usually reside with other Gengar. Gengar have been known to live with some of its younger forms though, usually the leader of these groups. Gengar reside in dark places and come out when it is night time. Gengar are slowly entering human habitats and are having fun playing tricks on humans. A Gengar that lives in an urban city usually resides in an abandoned home. The pokemon that live in urban areas usually aren’t “filling” as pokemon that Gengar finds in the wild, urban Gengar have been known to wrap its tongue around smaller pokemon, such as pidgey, and spit them out as lifeless bodies, extracting all the energy it can get.
Gengar can reproduce both asexually and sexually this is odd but very useful allowing this Pokemon to adapt to its surroundings when needed and when no mates are found can still reproduce. Gengar asexually reproduce by releasing excess amounts of energy from its body and forming a new pokemon, this is a live birth instead of producing and egg, it is and exact clone of the Gengar when it was in its Gastly form. To find a suitable mate Gengar males compete in dazzling shadow battles where they create spheres of energy that can actually empty their surrounding area of light, this technique is known as ‘Shadow Ball’. Gengar reproduce sexually like any other pokemon. When it is time female Gengar lay 50 eggs that are covered in harmful toxins and takes about 8 months to hatch, when the young is ready to emerge it does so by passing through the egg, leaving an empty egg, after laying a litter of eggs female Gengar usually fall into a catatonic state and become easy prey for other pokemon that are immune to its poison, such as Noctowl. Noctowl are Gengar’s main predator, Noctowl can force Gengar to regroup its molecule and become solid again, Noctowl can also force Gengar to reveal it’s self to the visible spectrum.
The younger forms of Gengar are called Gastly and look nothing like their adult form. They look like a ball of fire, centuries ago these creatures were called hitodamas and used to play tricks on early humans, they have large eyes and sharp teeth used Gastly are much smaller and are inexperienced at controlling their molecular structure, they too can become invisible but this takes much more energy out of them than it would when they are adults. Gastly are basically weightless and only weigh 0.2 lbs. Gastly, like their adult forms, can rid themselves of their body and become only a floating brain.
Only 2 out of every 50 Gastly born actually survive to become adult Gengar. Most Gastly perish due to the fact their body is light and made of gas, their body can be completely blown away revealing its brain, if the brain is ever blown into bits it will be unable to regroup its body and it will just become gas particles. Gastly must quickly find areas to hide from strong winds as they can easily end their lives. When Gastly collect enough energy then they can change shape to try and look more like there adult form, once they do this they are called Haunter.
Haunters look like a head with spikes protruding from its sides; it has a small tail and floating hands in front of its head. Haunters are much more solid and have great control of their molecular structure but still not as great as their adult forms. Gastly do not gain any weight when they change their form and Haunter are still only 0.2 lbs.
Haunters also hunt like their adult form but often kill their prey, this pokemon uses its tongue to paralyze its prey and drains their body of all energy, stopping the heart and killing it, it does this all while the pokemon is still awake. Haunters’ hands help it manipulate objects as humans’ hands.
When Haunter store enough energy they manipulate their form again to become their adult form. Gastly, Haunters, and Gengar often play tricks on humans and pokemon. Gastly have been known to constantly disappear and reappear around pokemon not for extracting energy but for simply scaring it for its amusement. Haunters have been documented to tap a pokemons’ back with its disembodied hands and when the pokemon turns around to see what tapped it, and when it turns back Haunter appears. Gengar play the most tricks on humans and pokemon, Gengar take the shape of a shadow and trick the person or pokemon into thinking that their shadow has come to life, Gengar can also manipulate or erase a person/pokemon’s dreams this technique is called ‘Dream Eater’.
While the aggression of Gengar varies with each pokemon most of them aren’t hostile, they aren’t friendly either, though. When a pokemon or person intrudes into their territory Gengar will either be delighted or angered. When the Gengar is delighted to see guests it is because it will begin to play tricks on the intruder and harass it. When the Gengar is angered it will begin to attack the intruder, hurling shadows at it and hypnotizing/Dream eating it. If one is ever to encounter a Gengar the best thing to do is shine a bright flash of light onto it and it will flee from the light, after doing so it would be best to flee.
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