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What is a good moveset for Ampharos?

7 votes
asked Jul 19, 2010 by trachy
edited Dec 4, 2012 by Pokemaster
Ampharos (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Static
EVs: 252 HP / 56 Def / 200 SAtk
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Cotton Guard
- Discharge
- Heal Bell
- Hidden Power [Ice]
Is the 10% chance to paralyze worth choosing thunderbolt over just thunder?
EVERYBODY NEEDS TO READ THIS: Mega Ampharos is the ultimate special sweeper in a trick room team. His special attack is high enough to OHKO everything and his ability let's nothing be immune to the godlike power of Ampharos. Seriously. Just use him in Trick Room. Or just run an agility set.

18 Answers

8 votes

Thunderbolt: Good power, high accuracy, chance to paralyze, can attack Pokemon using Fly, STAB.

Power Gem: Decent power, high accuracy.

Light Screen: Raises Sp. Def, makes it more likely that the foe will decide to use a Physical attack, allowing Static to take effect.

Signal Beam: Decent power, high accuracy, chance to confuse.

(Originally posted by trachy in the question.)

I like this set. The only problem I have is the fact that as you said, Light Screen makes your opponent more inclined to use physical moves, I would teach Ampharos the move Reflect (Which it can learn through breeding). since its only weakness is ground (almost always physical) to cover it, and it has higher special defense anyway.

answered Jul 19, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Dec 4, 2012 by Pokemaster
No it can't DT must have been mistaken
oh ok but that would be very useful if it could do that ^_^
I see. Originally, I didn't put any of the set in, and Pokemaster edited the moves in. Sorry about the context there, as it says "originally posted by Trachy."
only problem with that is, what about ground type moves? Lots of pokemon can learn earthquake, and that one OHKO him...
I have mine know Fire Punch. Is that okay?
3 votes

Ampharos (M) @ Leftovers

Role: Bulky Sweeper

Trait: Static

EVs: 120 Def / 252 SAtk / 136 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Agility
  • Thunderbolt
  • Hidden Power [Ice]
  • Power Gem

Enough Bulk to Take most neutral hits that haven't been +1'd or + 2'd.

And nice Sweeping stats.

Agility makes up for that Horrible speed, so he can actually sweep, Thunderbolt for hard hitting STAB, HP Ice for Ground coverage and for Dragons and Grass types.

And Power Gem for extra coverage.

answered Jul 31, 2011 by Josh
3 votes

Ampharos (M) @ Leftovers/Light Clay

Trait : Static

Role : Annoying Sweeper/ Raichu Wannabe :P

Moves :

  • Attract
  • Reflect/Light Screen
  • Magnet Rise
  • Thunderbolt

Attract + Static annoys your foes to death :P
Reflect/Light Screen for team support, or as Trachy said, Reflect for making Static work better, and support from Light Clay
Magnet Rise makes it immune to Ground-Type moves like Earthquake
Thunderbolt to attack what can be defeated :P

answered Feb 16, 2012 by ~Infinity
sorry but.. Ampharos is BETTER than Raichu :)...
Raichu wannabe? Change that right now >:/
Raichu wanna be? Who has better stats smart guy
2 votes

Ampharos (M) @ Ampharosite
Ability: Static
EVs: 172 HP / 252 SAtk / 84 Spd
Modest Nature
- Volt Switch
- Dragon Pulse
- Heal Bell
- Focus Blast

answered Dec 27, 2013 by Mewderator
This r my set.
1 vote

Reflect: Good support move.

Heal Bell: Also a good support move.

Thunderbolt: STAB.

Hidden Power Ice: Deals with Grass and Ground types.

Hidden Power Grass can replace HP Ice to deal x4 damage to Water/Ground types. Focus Punch is also good to deal a large amount of damage, but is risky.

answered Dec 16, 2010 by trachy
1 vote

Gen V

Ampharos (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Static

EVs: 12 HP / 184 Def / 252 SAtk / 60 SDef

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Cotton Guard
  • Light Screen
  • Discharge
  • Hidden Power [Ice]
answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Generation 5

I call it the "Cockblock Toxic Staller

Ampharos (M) @ Leftovers

EV's 252 HP 252 SpD 4 Def

Cotton Guard

Cotton Spore

Toxic

Light Screen

First turn set up the spore, then guard for +3 Def boost. The light screen, go for a toxic and spore for more speed loss.

answered Jul 17, 2011 by Saz
I'd put at least one attacking move here. He's completely screwed against a steel type.
ik, but still you can switch out
lol. rly? The Cockblock Toxic staller? (Edit in crazy pun here)
i would say.........noobish it is not a good set cuz if u fight against ground types u will defenatly(don't know spelling)lose
It's a goddamn Ampharos. You wouldn't use it against ground types...
1 vote

Here is a good Trick room set

Ampharos@Static

EVs: 252 S.attack, 252 hp, 6 defense

Nature: Quiet

Item: Life orb/leftovers


Thunderbolt: STAB

Signal beam/Focus blast: Coverage

Power gem/Focus blast: Coverage

HP(ice): Coverage

answered Jul 18, 2011 by Speed freak
1 vote

with Static

Thunderbolt : ......Yeah!

Iron Tail : High power but bad accuracy .If you have trouble with accuracy you can put toxic

Brick Break/Hidden Power Ice : Nice coverage and move.

Outrage : Very powerful move. Make sure you have win the battle

answered Feb 15, 2012 by Mr.Bombastic
1 vote

My typical set up is this:

Ampharos (F) @ Leftovers

Ampharos

Ability: Static
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 HP, 80 Def, 176 SpAtk

  • Thunderbolt (powerful reliable STAB)
  • Signal Beam (coverage)
  • Attract (female Ampharos as male opponents are slightly more likely in-game, also male is the default for PO)
  • Reflect or Magnet Rise (helps reduce or prevent Earthquake damage)

I used to use Power Gem but I found it barely covers more than Signal Beam and is lower power.

answered Dec 4, 2012 by Pokemaster
0 votes

Ampharos @ Leftovers
Ability:Static
EVs: 252HP/ 252SpAtk/ 4Def
Modest Nature +SAtk, -Atk
Thunderbolt
HP (ICE)
Focus Blast
Heal Bell

answered Apr 21, 2012 by Danny
0 votes

confuse ray/thunder wave
thunderbolt/thunder: depends on which one you prefer power or realiabilaty
cotton gaurd
power gem: gets rid of the grass weakness

answered Mar 23, 2013 by Chess0987
Grass isn't super effective against Ampharos
0 votes

Quiet Nature
Static ability
158: def, 252: spa, 100: spd
Thunderbolt: God power, best overall electric type move. STAB as well
Power Gem: Unusual special based rock type move: Good power, good PP, great acc. Good type coverage.
Signal Beam: Good side effect, grass/dark/psychic type protection.
(Filler): HP Ice or Water, to deal with Ground types.
Fire Punch for type coverage. Bulldoze for again, type coverage.

answered Apr 18, 2013 by PsynirasMaster
0 votes

ampharos is beast. Nobody else has mentioned this strategy, but I love it.
Item: metronome
ability: static
Moves:

-thunderbolt.
why anything else? STAB, 95 power, 100 accuracy?

-cotton guard
idk about black and white and lower, but in black2/white2
it raises defense by 4 levels.

-echoed voice
1. he has high sp. attack
2.metronome and move ability combo is killer!
3.good against all types in between of what he doesnt have.

-magnet rise
no weakness to ground

So basically, I think this is the best setup. Thunderbolt is reliable with STAB and if you need to use it twice it'll do more damage the second time. echoed voice will wipe them out with two or three hits, and with the metronome and echoed voice ability you can basically wipe out every Pokemon that won't tank him or is ghost. Cotton guard is just amazing. If you want something else, I would try hidden power (Ice) because cotton guard will protect you from ground and them wipe them with hidden power.

Also if you want to try confuse ray instead of magnet rise or hidden power you can, but that's not the best option.

answered Aug 15, 2013 by daltendo
0 votes

Ampharos @ Ampharosite

Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Modest Nature
- Dragon Pulse
- Thunderbolt
- Thunder Wave
- Hidden Power Ice/Focus Blast/Signal Beam

Ampharos finally has its time to shine! I have it as a slow, but hard-hitting bulky kind of Ampharos. It learns Dragon Pulse in this generation, which is a great STAB move. Thunderbolt there for STAB, coverage, etc... You just need it. Thunder wave because it has the bulk to be able to take a hit and is able to cripple the opponent to 25% speed and a chance to miss. HP Ice to cover its Ground weakness and for coverage, or Focus Blast for risky coverage, and Signal Beam if you want to cover Grass, Psychic and Dark types.

answered Oct 23, 2013 by TonyZ
edited Oct 23, 2013 by TonyZ
0 votes

Role: Special Sweeper

Trait: Static

Electro Ball
Thunder Wave/Cotton Guard/Agility
Signal Beam
Power Gem

I would really recommend this set. Electro Ball has a BP of 150 when your opponent has 25% or less of Ampharos's speed. However, Ampharos is a somewhat slow Pokemon, so that's where t-wave comes in. Instantly halves the opponent's speed and you have a pretty OP electric attack. In-Game, there's really not a lot of super fast Pokemon used by trainers or gym leaders, so for me, Electro Ball = way more powerful than Thunderbolt OR thunder, and I used both to test it (pokemon white 2).

answered Feb 8 by Migoto
0 votes

Here's a great sweeper moveset for Mega Ampharos.

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Gen VI

Role: Mega-Sweeper

Ampharos (M) @ Ampharosite

Modest Nature (+SpAtk, -Atk) OR, you could go with Quiet Nature (+SpAtk, - Speed) if you want to set up a Trick Room team! ^.~

Moves:

  • Focus Blast
  • Thunderbolt
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Power Gem

Thunderbolt is STAB (obviously).

Dragon Pulse is also a STAB move (when Mega-Evolved), it adds extra coverage, and it'll get the jump on Pokemon like Garchomp, which seem abundant in Gen VI.

Focus Blast covers Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark, and Steel types. It isn't the most accurate move, but it's powerful. (Base SpAtk of 120) As such, it has proven it's usefulness by getting me out of many tight scrapes in the past. (Especially against bulky Ice types)

Finally, Power Gem covers Fire, Ice, Flying, and Bug types. It is also more effective over a wider range of opponents than Signal Beam due to the fact that bug type moves are not very effective against Fire, Fighting, Poison, Flying, Ghost, Steel, AND Fairy types. This makes the move fairly useless online if your up against a Pokemon that is a mix of/is any of these types. Thus, Power Gem is the better option. =D

answered Feb 18 by DrifterDan
You read my mind.
0 votes

I you have mega ampharos I would put on:

thunderbolt(STAB)

dragon pulse(STAB)

power gem

signal beam

answered 6 days ago by loik88