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Ampharos
181
デンリュウ Denryuu
181Ampharos
Generation II
Evolutionary line
179180181
Type(s)
Type Electric  
Species Light Pokémon
Abilities Static
Plus (DW)
Pokédex
Flaaffy ← 181 → Bellossom
Kanto N/A Johto 055
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 027 Coastal Kalos 129
Alola 164
Evolves from Flaaffy
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
135.6 lbs. 61.5 kg 4'07" 1.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Yellow Monster
Field
Shape Footprint
Shape06
F181
Cry

Mega Ampharos
181M
メガデンリュウ Mega Denryuu
181MAmpharos
Generation II
Evolutionary line
179180181M
Type(s)
Type Electric  Type Dragon
Species Light Pokémon
Abilities Mold Breaker
Pokédex
Flaaffy ← 181M → Bellossom
Kanto N/A Johto 055
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 027 Coastal Kalos 129
Alola 164
Evolves from Flaaffy
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
135.6 lbs. 61.5 kg 4'07" 1.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Yellow Monster
Field
Shape Footprint
Shape06
F181M
Cry

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

Biology

Physiology

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

Natural 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 its 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. It can further evolve into Mega Ampharos using the Ampharosite.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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
X/Y Evolve Flaaffy None
OR/AS Trade None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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

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
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.
Black 2
The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.
White 2
The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.
X
The tail's tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts as a beacon for lost people.
Y
The tail's tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts as a beacon for lost people.
Omega Ruby
Ampharos gives off so much light that it can be seen even in space. People in the old days used the light of this Pokémon to send signals back and forth with others far away.
Alpha Sapphire
Ampharos gives off so much light that it can be seen even in space. People in the old days used the light of this Pokémon to send signals back and forth with others far away.
Sun
Moon
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.
Mega Evolution: Excess energy from Mega Evolution stimulates its genes, and the wool it had lost grows in again.
Ultra Moon
Its tail shines bright and strong. It has been prized since long ago as a beacon for sailors.
Mega Evolution: Massive amounts of energy intensely stimulated Ampharos’s cells, apparently awakening its long-sleeping dragon’s blood.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
90
Attack
75
Defense
85
Sp. Atk
115
Sp. Def
90
Speed
55
Total
510

Base Stats
HP
90
Attack
95
Defense
105
Sp. Atk
165
Sp. Def
110
Speed
45
Total
610

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
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 Physical
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.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM41 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM48 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 181 front S 181 front C 181 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 181 front E 181 front RS 181 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 181 front DP 181 front HGSS 181 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Ampharos BW Ampharos BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Ampharos XY Ampharos XY Ampharos Back XY
Shiny Ampharos XY Shiny Ampharos XY Shiny Ampharos Back XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Mega Evolution Sprites

Ampharos Mega XY
Front
Ampharos Mega XY Back Sprite
Back
Ampharos Mega XY Shiny Sprite
Front (Shiny)
Ampharos Mega XY Shiny Back Sprite
Back (Shiny)

Appearances

Anime

Jasmine has an Ampharos in the anime called Amphy. Watt also has an Ampharos in the anime. McCauley has an Ampharos that appears in 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!. An Ampharos also appears in Frozen on Their Tracks! operating the train.

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.
  • During the beat stages of Gold and Silver, Ampharos was originally going to be an Electric/Dragon type. This was later scrapped and came back in the form of Mega Ampharos.

Origin

Ampharos is based on a sheep lacking fur. Its name comes from amp is a measure of electrical current. Pharos is the Greek word for lighthouse and its Japanese name comes from 電気 (electricity) and (dragon), written in kanji as 電竜 (electric dragon) or 電流 (electric current).

Its Mega Evolution is based off the bighorn sheep or the ram, due to its long curled horns and long wooly mane. It also may be based off the mythical Chinese beast of the Chaofeng, described as one of the Nine Sons of the Dragon God. It is said to be the cross between a sheep and a dragon, with a thin neck, a bushy tail, lion like body, and two horns on its head, and its personality was described as adventurous, risktaking, and inquisitive. Due to its love of heights and adventure, the dragon assigned Chaofeng the duty of decorating the four corners of houses as a ward against evil spirits and disaster.

Gallery

See also