Gengar Pokemon GO counters have become prominent because of the latest in-game content.
With the Gengar and Nidorino raid event on the horizon, trainers are feeling the nostalgia. This was the first battle many would-be Pokemon masters and fans of the franchise had ever seen. It's no surprise that the biggest question now is how to bring each of them down. While the may overlap in a single type, that doesn't meant the counters aren't varied between them. Skilled trainers will need to know exactly which Pokemon to bring to the fight if they want to take either home.
Gengar Pokemon GO Counters: Best Counters to Use
The stalwart ghost takes on the swift ghost in the ultimate battle of the ghouls. Giratina has been a titan in Pokemon GO since its release, so it's no surprise it would be useful against Gengar. Trainers should look to have ghost-type moves such as Shadow Ball and Shadow Claw if they choose this Pokemon to spearhead their team.
Who else but Mewtwo? The overarching event features it, after all. Mewtwo's moveset against Gengar should be purely psychic with Confusion and Psychic or Psystrike since Gengar is weak against psychic-type moves. Just be aware that Gengar can double as a foil for Mewtwo, as well. Be prepared with a back-up partner.
This shadowy Pokemon returns to reap the lost souls--or the ghost-type Gengar, in this case. Dark and ghost-type moves will do the best here so look for moves like Snarl and Shadow Ball when taking a chance on Darkrai. Gengar has an additional weakness against dark-type moves and who better to bring it down than this Pokemon?
Trainers should remember when Ralts was the Community Day featured Pokemon a few months back. Now's the time when the catches you made could come in handy. As a psychic-type, Gardevoir's available moveset like Confusion and Psychic make it an ideal choice against Gengar in raids. Gallade works here, as well.
Rhyperior remains a popular choice with its ground-based moveset. Turns out being half poison-type isn't the best match, after all. Trainers wanting to bring their Rhyperior out to play will want a moveset that includes Mud Slap and Earthquake. With this Pokemon's raw power and stamina, alone, Gengar should be no problem.