Ampharos (Japanese: デンリュウ Denryuu) is a Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

Biology

Physiology

Ampharos appears to be a tall, yellow sheep Pokémon who has black stripes on its ears, neck and tail. Ampharos also has a red orb on its forehead and at the end of its tail that has the ability to glow. Ampharos also has a white belly underneath it that ends at the bottom.

Natural Abilities

Ampharos' tail can emit a glowing light which can reach outer space. In ancient times, sailors used to rely on Ampharos' bright light to send signals and apply as beacons. Ultra SunThe light from its tail can be seen from space.

Evolution

Ampharos is the evolved form of Flaaffy, as of level 30, and is the final evolutionary form of Mareep. It can further evolve into Mega Ampharos using the Ampharosite.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold and Silver Evolve Flaaffy None
Crystal Trade None
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Evolve Flaaffy None
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Flaaffy None
Platinum Evolve Flaaffy None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Flaaffy None
Black and White Evolve Flaaffy (White only) None
X and Y Evolve Flaaffy None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 10
Forever Level 5
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Flaaffy
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Far Amp Plains (6F-9F), Landslide Cave (B1-B12)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Altru Building, Altru Tower


Pokédex entries

  • Gold

    The tail's tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts as a beacon for lost people.

  • Silver

    The bright light on its tail can be seen far away. It has been treasured since ancient times as a beacon.

  • Crystal

    When it gets dark, the light from its bright, shiny tail can be seen from far away on the ocean's surface.

  • Ruby

    Ampharos gives off so much light that it can be seen even from space. People in the old days used the light of this Pokémon to send signals back and forth with others far away.

  • Sapphire

    Ampharos gives off so much light that it can be seen even from space. People in the old days used the light of this Pokémon to send signals back and forth with others far away.

  • FireRed

    The bright light on its tail can be seen far away. It has been treasured since ancient times as a beacon.

  • LeafGreen

    The tail's tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts as a beacon for lost people.

  • Emerald

    It gives off so much light that it can be seen even from space. People in the old days used its light to send signals back and forth with others far away.

  • Diamond

    The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.

  • Pearl

    The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.

  • Platinum

    The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.

  • HeartGold

    The tail's tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts as a beacon for lost people.

  • SoulSilver

    The bright light on its tail can be seen far away. It has been treasured since ancient times as a beacon.

  • Black

    The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.

  • White

    The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.

  • Black 2

    The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.

  • White 2

    The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.

  • X

    The tail's tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts as a beacon for lost people.

  • Y

    The tail's tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts as a beacon for lost people.

  • Omega Ruby

    Ampharos gives off so much light that it can be seen even in space. People in the old days used the light of this Pokémon to send signals back and forth with others far away.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Ampharos gives off so much light that it can be seen even in space. People in the old days used the light of this Pokémon to send signals back and forth with others far away.

  • Ultra Sun

    The light from its tail can be seen from space. This is why you can always tell exactly where it is, which is why it usually keeps the light off.
    Mega Evolution: Excess energy from Mega Evolution stimulates its genes, and the wool it had lost grows in again.

  • Ultra Moon

    Its tail shines bright and strong. It has been prized since long ago as a beacon for sailors.
    Mega Evolution: Massive amounts of energy intensely stimulated Ampharos’s cells, apparently awakening its long-sleeping dragon’s blood.


Stats

Ampharos

Ampharos's Stats
HP
90
Attack
75
Defense
85
Sp. Atk
115
Sp. Def
90
Speed
55
Total
510

Ampharos's Stats
HP
90
Attack
75
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
115
Sp. Def
90
Speed
55
Total
500

Mega Ampharos

Ampharos's Stats
HP
90
Attack
95
Defense
105
Sp. Atk
165
Sp. Def
110
Speed
45
Total
610

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Thunder Punch 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
1 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special
1 Magnetic Flux —% 20 Electric Status
1 Ion Deluge —% 25 Electric Status
1 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
1 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
1 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
Evo Thunder Punch 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
4 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
8 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
11 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status
16 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
20 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
25 Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special
29 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
35 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
40 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
46 Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status
51 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
57 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
62 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
65 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special Cool 2 1 ♥
1 Magnetic Flux —% 20 Electric Status Clever 1 0 ♥
1 Ion Deluge —% 25 Electric Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
1 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
1 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
1 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
4 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
8 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
11 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
16 Charge —% 20 Electric Status Clever 1 0 ♥
20 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
25 Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special Cool 3 0 ♥
29 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Clever 2 1 ♥
30 Thunder Punch 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
35 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
40 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
46 Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status Cute 1 0 ♥
51 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
57 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
62 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
65 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1BW
1B2W2
Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
1BW
1B2W2
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1BW
1B2W2
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1BW
1B2W2
Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
1BW
1B2W2
ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
5BW
N/AB2W2
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
14BW
4B2W2
Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
10BW
8B2W2
ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
20BW
11B2W2
Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status
25BW
16B2W2
Charge —% 20 Electric Status
N/ABW
20B2W2
Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
33BW
25B2W2
Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special
N/ABW
29B2W2
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
30BW
30B2W2
ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
71BW
35B2W2
Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock Special
48BW
40B2W2
Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
40BW
46B2W2
Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status
55BW
51B2W2
Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
63BW
57B2W2
Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
79BW
62B2W2
Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 2
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Cool 3
1 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
5 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
10 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Cool 3
14 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
20 Cotton Spore 85% 40 Grass Status Beauty 2
25 Charge —% 20 Electric Status Smart 0
30 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
34 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
42 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 2
51 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
59 Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock Special Beauty 3
68 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1 ♥
9 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
18 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1 ♥
27 Cotton Spore 85% 40 Grass Beauty 2 1 ♥
30 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
42 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Beauty 1 0 ♥
57 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric
1 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
9 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric
18 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
27 Cotton Spore 85% 40 Grass
30 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric
42 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic
57 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM41 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM48 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Ampharos can learn, refer to Mareep.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Electroweb USUM 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Heal Bell USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Outrage USUM 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
After You ORAS —% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse ORAS 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Electroweb ORAS 55 95% 15 Electric Special Beautiful 2 1 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Heal Bell ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Outrage ORAS 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You B2W2 —% 15 Normal Status
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Heal Bell B2W2 —% 5 Normal Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Outrage B2W2 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fire Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Heal Bell HGSS —% 5 Normal Status Beauty 0
Magnet Rise HGSSPt —% 10 Electric Status Cute 2
Outrage HGSSPt 120 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch E 75 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Thunderbolt C 95 100% 15 Electric
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Sprites


Mega Evolution Sprites

Ampharos Mega XY.gif
Front
Ampharos Mega XY Back Sprite.gif
Back
Ampharos Mega XY Shiny Sprite.gif
Front (Shiny)
Ampharos Mega XY Shiny Back Sprite.gif
Back (Shiny)

Appearances

Anime

Jasmine has an Ampharos in the anime called Amphy. Watt also has an Ampharos in the anime. McCauley has an Ampharos that appears in A Chip Off the Old Brock. Karsten has an Ampharos that appears in Drifloon On The Wind. An Ampharos also appears in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!. An Ampharos also appears in Frozen on Their Tracks! operating the train.

Trivia

  • Ampharos and Lanturn share the same species, both being known as the Light Pokémon.
  • Despite Ampharos having the ability to glow its tail, it cannot learn Tail Glow; however, the move Signal Beam could be interpreted as its beacon.
  • Ampharos and its pre-evolutions are the only Electric-types to learn Power Gem.
  • During the beta stages of Gold and Silver, Ampharos was originally going to be an Electric/Dragon type. This was later scrapped and came back in the form of Mega Ampharos.
  • Ampharos is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Origin

Ampharos is based on a sheep lacking wool. It also may be based on the mythical Chinese beast of the Chaofeng, described as one of the Nine Sons of the Dragon God. It is said to be the cross between a sheep and a dragon, with a thin neck, a bushy tail, lion like body, and two horns on its head, and its personality was described as adventurous, risktaking, and inquisitive. Due to its love of heights and adventure, the dragon assigned Chaofeng the duty of decorating the four corners of houses as a ward against evil spirits and disaster.

Its Mega Evolution may be based on the bighorn sheep or the ram, due to its long curly horns. It also may be based on Eastern dragons due to its long wooly mane, wooly tail, the orbs on its tail resembling pearls, and dragon typing.

Etymology

Ampharos comes from amp, a measure of electrical current, and pharos, Greek for lighthouse.

Its Japanese name comes from 電気 (electricity) and (dragon), written in kanji as 電竜 (electric dragon) or 電流 (electric current).

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