As the newest installment in the franchise, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is getting a lot of well-deserved attention. With it’s wide open world and different approach to the world of Pokemon, it’s turning the heads of old and new fans alike. While there’s lots of Pokemon in the game from all generations, there’s a very notable first-gen Pokemon many players are looking to get. We’re talking about Gengar. There’s actually a couple methods to obtain it, and we’ll show you how in our guide!
How to Get Gengar in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
With Gengar being an original from the very beginning, many seasoned Pokemon players will already know how this goes. However, we’ll explain how to get it not only for the newcomers, but those who may not know where to look for the Pokemon you need to evolve into Gengar.
First, you’ll have to catch yourself a Gastly. You will be able to find them pretty easily once you unlock the Crimson Mirelands. It’s the second area you can unlock in the game, so you’ll encounter them early on. You will have to hunt for them at night, however. Then comes the grind. You can level up your Gastly to Level 25 and it will evolve into a Haunter.
We hope during your Gastly grind that you picked up plenty of Lost Satchels along the way and banked some Merit Points. You’re going to need them for this next step. Run back to Jubilife Village and go to Simona’s kiosk outside the Training Grounds. Select “I want to get items” and for 1,000 Merit Points, you can buy a Linking Cord. Use the Linking Cord on Haunter and voila! You now have your own powerful Gengar.
Another method can allow you to skip the grind and need for Merit Points altogether, but it’s mostly left to chance. At the Obsidian Fieldlands during a Space-Time Distortion, there is a chance that not only a Haunter will appear, but you may also find a Linking Cord in these areas as well. Admittedly, there’s only a chance either of these will show during an event, much less both at the same time. So if you want a surefire way to get Gengar, you’re gonna have to work for it.
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