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Ampharos (Pokémon)

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Flaaffy #180: Flaaffy
Pokémon
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Ampharos
デンリュウ Denryu
#181
181Ampharos.png
Artwork from HG/SS
Type
Electric '
Category
Light Pokémon
Ability
Static
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#055
Hoenn
#329
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'07"
Imperial
1.4 m
Metric
Weight
135.6 lbs.
Imperial
61.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F181.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Monster and
Ground groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 194 Battle Exp.: 1941*

Ampharos (Japanese: デンリュウ Denryu) is an Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Flaaffy starting at level 30. It is the final form of Mareep.

Biology

Physiology

Ampharos are tall yellow Pokémon that stand on their hind legs and have long necks. They have black stripes on their neck, ears and tail. They also have two round crystal-like structures; one on their heads and one on their tails. These give off huge amounts of light and electricity. Its arms resemble flippers. Ampharos also has a single nail on its foot.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

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. The tail's tip shines brightest. It acts as a beacon for lost people.

Behavior

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Ampharos anime.png
Ampharos in the anime

Jasmine has an Ampharos that lights up the Shining Lighthouse in Olivine City. It was sick so Ash and his friends went to Cianwood Island to pick up medicine. This Ampharos was named "Sparkle" in the dub.

Another Ampharos appeared in Manectric Charge under the ownership of Watt. It was used to battle May's Skitty.

An Ampharos was owned by McCauley in A Chip Off the Old Brock.

Karsten owned an Ampharos in Drifloon On the Wind!.

An Ampharos appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

An Ampharos appeared in DP130. It helps in driving a train using its electricity.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG059 Ampharos May's Pokédex Ampharos, the Light Pokémon. Ampharos has the power to illuminate the tip of it's tail. This special ability is used to guide the lost to safety.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special Jasmine has a Ampharos that was rescued with her from the Tin Tower by Gold and Silver.

In the TCG

Main article: Ampharos (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 The tail's tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts like a beacon for lost people.
Generation III
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.
Generation IV
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 {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Flaaffy
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Evolve Flaaffy
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Evolve Flaaffy
XD
None Evolve Flaaffy
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Flaaffy
Platinum
None Evolve Flaaffy
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 10
Forever Level 5
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Flaaffy
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Far Amp Plains (6F-9F)
Landslide Cave (B1-B12)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Altru Building
Altru Tower

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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|- style="background:#FAE078" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 181.png Spr 2s 181.png Spr 2c 181.png Spr b 2g 181.png
Spr 2g 181 s.png Spr 2s 181 s.png Spr 2c 181 s.png Spr b 2g 181 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 181.png Spr 3e 181.png Spr 3r 181.png Spr b 3r 181.png
Spr 3r 181 s.png Spr 3e 181 s.png Spr 3r 181 s.png Spr b 3r 181 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 181.png Spr 4d 181.png Spr 4h 181.png Spr b 4d 181.png
Spr 4d 181 s.png Spr 4d 181 s.png Spr 4h 181 s.png Spr b 4d 181 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 181.png Spr 5b 181.png Spr b 5b 181.png
Spr 5b 181 s.png Spr 5b 181 s.png Spr b 5b 181 s.png
Ampharos For other sprites and images, please see Ampharos images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Ampharos is one of only two second stage Lightning Pokémon in the TCG that was released in the same generation as its evolutionary relatives, the other being Luxray.
  • Unlike most Electric-types, Ampharos has Speed as its lowest stat. It shares this trait with Luxray and Magnezone.
  • Ampharos shares the same species name with Lanturn. They are both known as Light Pokémon.
  • The ball on the end of Ampharos's tail became a deeper red through the generations. It wasn't originally red due to the Game Boy Color's limitations.
  • The stripes on Ampharos's ears did not originally cover the tip of the ear. This was corrected in Pokémon Crystal.
  • Despite all of its Pokédex entries mentioning that its tail glows as a beacon, it cannot learn the move Tail Glow.

Origin

It appears to resemble a sheep, only without the wool. Ampharos also draws some details from dragons, being most similar to the Disney movie, Pete's Dragon, and even giraffes. The appearance and in-game role of this Pokémon show a connection to citadels and the ocean. Its pre-evolutions can only be caught in grassy areas near water and may possibly be a personification of a lighthouse with an ovine base.

Name origin

An ampere, or amp, is a measure of electrical current. Pharos is the Greek word for "lighthouse". Ampharos's Japanese name can be taken to mean 電流 denryū, electric current, or 電竜 denryū, electric dragon, and may include 電球 denkyū, light bulb in its name, referring to its tail.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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