Ampharos

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

Ampharos artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 181
Type Electric
Species Light Pokémon
Height 4′07″ (1.4 m)
Weight 135.6 lbs (61.5 kg)
Abilities Static
Plus (hidden ability)
Local № 055 (Gold/Silver)
055 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
027 (Black 2/White 2)
129 (X/Y)
164 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
065 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Japanese Denryu

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 194
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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.

Mega Ampharos artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 181
Type Electric Dragon
Species Light Pokémon
Height 4′07″ (1.4 m)
Weight 135.6 lbs (61.5 kg)
Abilities Mold Breaker
Local № 055 (Gold/Silver)
055 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
027 (Black 2/White 2)
129 (X/Y)
164 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
065 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Japanese Denryu

Training

EV yield
Catch rate
Base Happiness
Base EXP
Growth Rate

Breeding

Egg Groups
Gender
Egg cycles

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.

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
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.

Evolution chart

(Level 15) (Level 30)

Name origin

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

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 PunchElectric 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 YouNormal
AgilityPsychic
Body SlamNormal 85 100
ChargeElectric
Eerie ImpulseElectric 100
Electric TerrainElectric
FlatterDark 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Odor SleuthNormal
Sand AttackGround 100
ScreechNormal 85
Take DownNormal 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:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

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
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 4 — Breeding
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 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 PunchElectric 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 YouNormal
AgilityPsychic
Body SlamNormal 85 100
ChargeElectric
Eerie ImpulseElectric 100
Electric TerrainElectric
FlatterDark 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Odor SleuthNormal
Sand AttackGround 100
ScreechNormal 85
Take DownNormal 90 85

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

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
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 4 — Breeding
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Ampharos sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

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