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[[File:Type Electric.gif|link=Electric type]]  
Species Light Pokémon
Abilities Static
Plus (Dream World)
None ← 181 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Flaaffy]]
Evolves into None
(デンリュウ Denryu)
[[Generation II]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Yellow>Yellow</font>
Shape Footprint

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


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.


Ampharos is the evolved form of Flaaffy, as of level 30, and is the final evolutionary form of Mareep.

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

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

Side game 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



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 Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Tackle 50 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Growl 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Thundershock 40 100% 30 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Special Special


1 Thunder Wave 100% 20 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Status Status


5 Growl 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


10 Thundershock 40 100% 30 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Special Special


14 Thunder Wave 100% 20 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Status Status


20 Cotton Spore 100% 40 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


25 Charge —% 20 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Status Status


30 Thunderpunch 75 100% 15 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Physical Physical


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


40 Cotton Guard —% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


48 Discharge 80 100% 15 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Special Special


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


63 Light Screen —% 30 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status


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


79 Thunder 120 70% 10 [[Electric type|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.


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.


  • 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.


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