Gengar doesn’t show up often in tournament play outside of Japan for Pokkén Tournament, and the reason for that is simple: it takes a lot of work to be a good ghost.
Far from beginner-friendly, Gengar’s main bread-and-butter combo requires not only difficult execution but a keen understanding of how Pokkén puts together combos. The trade-off, however, is that you gain access to high damage options for one of the game’s slipperiest, most difficult-to-hit characters. Armed with a number of invincible transitions and movement options, properly-played Gengar can weave around opponents and cash in his hits for big, flashy damage… assuming, of course, you’re a good enough trainer.
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