Ampharos

Ampharos is an Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Light Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 181
Type Electric
Species Light Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight 61.5 kg (135.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Static
Plus (hidden ability)
Local № 055 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
055 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
027 (Black 2/White 2)
129 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
164 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 230
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 75
139 273
Defense 85
157 295
Sp. Atk 115
211 361
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 55
103 229
Total 510 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 Ampharos.

Pokédex data

National № 181
Type Electric Dragon
Species Light Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight 61.5 kg (135.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Mold Breaker
Local № 055 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
055 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
027 (Black 2/White 2)
129 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
164 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 275
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 95
175 317
Defense 105
193 339
Sp. Atk 165
301 471
Sp. Def 110
202 350
Speed 45
85 207
Total 610 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 Ampharos.

Evolution chart

(Level 15) (Level 30)

Ampharos changes

Pokédex entries

Ampharos

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
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
Pearl
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
White
The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail’s light.
Black 2
White 2
The tip of its tail shines so brightly it can be used to send sea-navigation beacons to distant foreign shores.
X
Y
The tail’s tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts as a beacon for lost people.
Omega Ruby
Alpha 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.
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.
Ultra Moon Its tail shines bright and strong. It has been prized since long ago as a beacon for sailors.

Mega Ampharos

Ultra Sun Excess energy from Mega Evolution stimulates its genes, and the wool it had lost grows in again.
Ultra Moon Massive amounts of energy intensely stimulated Ampharos’s cells, apparently awakening its long-sleeping dragon’s blood.

Moves learned by Ampharos

Moves learnt by level up

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

Moves learnt on evolution

Ampharos learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
AgilityPsychicStatus
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
ChargeElectricStatus
Eerie ImpulseElectricStatus 100
Electric TerrainElectricStatus
FlatterDarkStatus 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Odor SleuthNormalStatus
Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85

Move Tutor moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Ampharos 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
ReflectPsychicStatus Generation 4 — Breeding
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Moves learnt on evolution

Ampharos learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
AgilityPsychicStatus
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
ChargeElectricStatus
Eerie ImpulseElectricStatus 100
Electric TerrainElectricStatus
FlatterDarkStatus 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Odor SleuthNormalStatus
Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Ampharos 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
ReflectPsychicStatus Generation 4 — Breeding
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Ampharos sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Ampharos  sprite from Silver Ampharos  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Ampharos  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Ampharos  sprite from Black & White Ampharos  sprite from X & Y Ampharos  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Ampharos Shiny sprite from Silver Ampharos Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Ampharos Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Ampharos Shiny sprite from Black & White Ampharos Shiny sprite from X & Y Ampharos Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Ampharos

Gold
Silver
Evolve Mareep/Flaaffy
Crystal Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Mareep/Flaaffy
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Mareep/Flaaffy
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White
Black 2
White 2
Evolve Mareep/Flaaffy
X
Y
Evolve Mareep/Flaaffy
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Mareep/Flaaffy
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 Ampharos
Japanese デンリュウ (Denryu)
German Ampharos
French Pharamp

Name origin

ampere
unit of electrical current
pharos
Greek for lighthouse
pharaoh
Ancient Egyptian ruler (which Ampharos is designed after)