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Ampharos

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Electric
Ampharos
(デンリュウ Denryu)
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Light Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
181
Johto
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Static
Plus (Hidden Ability)
50% ♀
50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Yellow Unknown
Weight Height
135.6 lbs ??? 4'07" ???
Body style Footprint
BodyUnknown.png F181.png
Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
90 75 75
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
115 90 55
Total
500

[[Category:Yellow Pokémon]]


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

Appearance

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 tail that has the ability to glow. Ampharos also has white belly underneath it that ends at the bottom.

Special abilities

Ampharos has the ability Static and the hidden ability Plus. Static allows the opponent with a 30% chance of paralysis when they hit Ampharos with a Physical move. Plus expands Special Attack by 50% when in the party with a Pokémon with the ability Minus.

Evolution

Ampharos is the evolved form of Flaaffy, as of level 30, and is the final evolutionary form of Mareep.

In the anime

Jasmine has an Ampharos in the anime called Sparkle. Watt also has an Ampharos in the Anime. McCauley also has an Ampharos that appears in AG148: 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, as well in Frozen on Their Tracks! operating the train.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Gold/Silver Evolve Flaaffy None
Crystal Trade None
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Evolve Flaaffy None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Evolve Flaaffy None
Platinum Evolve Flaaffy None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Flaaffy None
Black/White Evolve Flaaffy (White only) None

Side game locations

Game(s) Location
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

Generation I
Ampharos did not appear during the Generation I games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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White 2
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Omega Ruby
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Learnset

Generation II

Main article: Ampharos/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Ampharos/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Ampharos/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire Physical


1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical


1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status


1 Thundershock 40 100% 30 Electric Special


1 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status


5 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status


10 Thundershock 40 100% 30 Electric Special


14 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status


20 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status


25 Charge —% 20 Electric Status


30 Thunderpunch 75 100% 15 Electric Physical


33 Electro Ball ?? 100% 10 Electric Special


40 Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status


48 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special


55 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special


63 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status


71 Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock Special


79 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.


Origin

Ampharos is based off of a sheep lacking fur. Its name comes from amp is a measure of electrical current. Pharos is the Greek word for lighthouse.

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.
  • Despite its Japanese name meaning "electric dragon", Ampharos is not a Dragon-type, cannot learn any Dragon-type moves, does not resemble a dragon or reptiles and is not the Dragon egg group.

References