Gengar is in a tough spot when it comes to his type in Pokémon UNITE, as it shares a spot with another famous Speedster, Absol, which was dominating the battlefield during the game’s beta. However, what makes Gengar distinct and preferable over other Speedsters in general, is his obnoxious poison abilities and the numerous tricks it has, up to its sleeves. Gengar can semi-teleport, cause DOT (Damage Over Time) effects and can overall be quite a nuisance, if left unchecked.
Best setup and build for Gengar in Pokémon UNITE
While Gengar is a strong melee attacker, its true power lies within the effects of its poisonous arsenal of attacks and the various utility techniques it has. For this reason, the best setup and build for Gengar revolves around those exactly. You should not be rushing down enemies, as with Gengar you need to play carefully, keep poisoning everyone around and only when time is right, flank them alongside your team or use your Hex to score some knockdowns to isolated enemy Pokémon.
Attacks with the user’s tongue and pulls opposing Pokémon toward the user.
- Sludge Bomb
Hurls unsanitary sludge to the designated area, leaving opposing Pokémon poisoned when it hits.
Has the user disappear and then reappear at the designated location, dealing damage to the opposing Pokémon that is poisoned, it deals increased damage and its cooldown is reduced.
BEST HELD ITEMS
- Shell Bell
Heals the attacker’s HP when a special attack hits its target.
- Wise Glasses
Greatly increases the damage of special attacks.
- Sp. Atk Specs
Permanently increases special attack damage upon scoring a goal
BEST BATTLE ITEM
Raises your Pokémon ‘s Attack and Sp. Atk for a short time.
- This article was updated on July 19th, 2021