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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
Evolves From Flaaffy
Evolves Into None
Ampharos
181
デンリュウ Denryu
181Ampharos
Generation II
Evolutionary Line
179180181
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
135.6 lbs. 61.5 kg 4'07" 1.4 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Monster
Field
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F181
Cry

Type
Electric  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
Evolves From Flaaffy
Evolves Into None
Mega Ampharos
181M
メガデンリュウ Mega Denryu
MegaAmpharos
Generation II
Evolutionary Line
179180181M
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
135.6 lbs. 61.5 kg 4'07" 1.4 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Monster
Field
Body Style Footprint
Body06
Cry

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

Appearance

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

Special 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 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 evolve into its mega form in Pokémon X/Y, during battle.

In the anime

Jasmine has an Ampharos in the anime called Sparkle. Watt also has an Ampharos in the Anime. McCauley also has an Ampharos that appears in AG148: A Chip Off the Old Brock. Karsten has an Ampharos that appears in DP028: Drifloon On the Wind. An Ampharos also appears in DP091: One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!. An Ampharos also appears in DP130: Frozen on the Tracks! operating the train.

Game info

Game locations

Ampharos Locations
Version(s) Location 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


Side game locations

Ampharos Locations
Game(s) Location
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
Y


Learnset

Generation II

Main article: Ampharos/Learnset Generation II


Generation III

Main article: Ampharos/Learnset Generation III


Generation IV

Main article: Ampharos/Learnset Generation IV


Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

1 Growl 100% 40 Normal [[Move#Status Status

]]

1 Thundershock 40 100% 30 Electric [[Move#Special Special

]]

1 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric [[Move#Status Status

]]

5 Growl 100% 40 Normal [[Move#Status Status

]]

10 Thundershock 40 100% 30 Electric [[Move#Special Special

]]

14 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric [[Move#Status Status

]]

20 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass [[Move#Status Status

]]

25 Charge —% 20 Electric [[Move#Status Status

]]

30 Thunderpunch 75 100% 15 Electric [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

33 Electro Ball ?? 100% 10 Electric [[Move#Special Special

]]

40 Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass [[Move#Status Status

]]

48 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric [[Move#Special Special

]]

55 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug [[Move#Special Special

]]

63 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic [[Move#Status Status

]]

71 Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock [[Move#Special Special

]]

79 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric [[Move#Special 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.

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.

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.
  • Despite its Japanese name meaning "electric dragon", Ampharos is not a Dragon-type, cannot learn any Dragon-type moves, does not resemble a dragon or reptiles and is not the Dragon egg group.
    • However, it's Mega Evolution, MegaAmpharos, is an Electric/Dragon-type.

References


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