Pokémon Scarlet and Violet take place in the Paldea region, home to many Pokémon and trainers. With so many Pokémon to encounter, you will discover many different evolution methods, like trade evolution. One popular and powerful Pokémon that evolves through trading is Gengar, and there is even a way to get Gengar without trading online. This may leave you wondering where to find the NPC to trade for Gengar in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Where to get Gengar without trading online in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
Normally you would need to trade with a friend or trade online to evolve your Haunter into Gengar, but Pokémon Scarlet and Violet add a different method. You can find an NPC in Levincia that will trade you a Haunter for a Pincurchin. Even better, the Haunter the NPC traded is not holding an Everstone, meaning it will actually evolve into Gengar.
How to get Pincurchin in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Pincurchin can be found on beaches throughout Paldea, but the easiest location to grab one for this trade is right outside of Levincia. Simply head to the beach south of the city and start looking for this Pokemon. It is rare, so you may have to run around a bit before one spawns. Once you have caught one, head back to Levincia and trade for Gengar.
For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out Best Nature for Gastly, Haunter, & Gengar in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and How to get Chipped Pot and Cracked Pot in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides.