Ambipom

Ambipom is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Long Tail Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 424
Type Normal
Species Long Tail Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 20.3 kg (44.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Technician
2. Pickup
Skill Link (hidden ability)
Local № 064 (Diamond/Pearl)
064 (Platinum)
124 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
369 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 100 (higher than normal)
Base Exp. 169
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 66
123 254
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 66
123 254
Speed 115
211 361
Total 482 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Ambipom.

Evolution chart

(after Double Hit learned)

Ambipom changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. It rarely uses its arms now.
Pearl They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.
Platinum Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, AMBIPOM rarely uses its hands.
HeartGold They live on large trees. They are said to communicate by connecting their tails to those of others.
SoulSilver It is very difficult to dodge the consecutive strikes of its two tails.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
X
Omega Ruby
They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. It rarely uses its arms now.
Ultra Sun In their search for comfortable trees, they get into territorial disputes with groups of Passimian. They win about half the time.
Ultra Moon It uses its tails for everything. If it wraps both of its tails around you and gives you a squeeze, that’s proof it really likes you.

Moves learned by Ambipom

Moves learnt by level up

Ambipom learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
4Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
8AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
11Baton PassNormalStatus
15TickleNormalStatus 100
18Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
22SwiftNormalSpecial 60
25ScreechNormalStatus 85
29AgilityPsychicStatus
32Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
36FlingDarkPhysical 100
39Nasty PlotDarkStatus
43Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100

Egg moves

Ambipom learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Ambipom egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
CounterFightingPhysical 100
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
Quick GuardFightingStatus
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
ScreechNormalStatus 85
SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
SpiteGhostStatus 100
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100
Tail SlapNormalPhysical 25 85

Move Tutor moves

Ambipom can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Ambipom is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Ambipom can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Ambipom learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
4Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
8AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
11Baton PassNormalStatus
15TickleNormalStatus 100
18Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
22SwiftNormalSpecial 60
25ScreechNormalStatus 85
29AgilityPsychicStatus
32Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
36FlingDarkPhysical 100
39Nasty PlotDarkStatus
43Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100

Egg moves

Ambipom learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Ambipom egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
CounterFightingPhysical 100
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
Quick GuardFightingStatus
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
ScreechNormalStatus 85
SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
SpiteGhostStatus 100
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Ambipom is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Ambipom can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Ambipom sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Ambipom  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Ambipom  sprite from Black & White Ambipom  sprite from X & Y Ambipom  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Ambipom Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Ambipom Shiny sprite from Black & White Ambipom Shiny sprite from X & Y Ambipom Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Ambipom

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Aipom
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2
White 2
Accumula Town
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Aipom
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poni Plains
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Ambipom
Japanese エテボース (Eteboth)
German Ambidiffel
French Capidextre

Name origin

ambi-
prefix meaning ‘both’
palm
referring to hand
pom-pom
cheerleading decoration