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Ambipom (Pokémon)

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Ambipom
Long Tail Pokémon
エテボース
Eteboth
#424
Ambipom

Ambipom

Ambipom

Ambipom
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Technician or Pickup Cacophony
Cacophony
Skill Link
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Ambipom

Mega Ambipom Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
44.8 lbs. 20.3 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#424
Kanto
#124*
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#064
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-109
Almia
R-089/N-027
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
186
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
169
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F424.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
100
External Links

Ambipom (Japanese: エテボース Eteboth) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Aipom when leveled up while knowing Double Hit.

Biology

Ambipom is a purple, simian Pokémon with two tails, each with a large, rounded hand with three red-tipped fingers. The tails also have a cuff of a rounded frill on the wrists. The bases of Ambipom's tails also have a similar frill. It has round ears with red insides. Ambipom has an arrangement of a split hair sticking out from the top of its head. These strands of hair are longer on a female. It has a purple, triangular nose and wide eyes.

Ambipom can leap from tree to tree with brilliant speed. To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. As it has two hands on its tails, it rarely uses its arms. Ambipom works in large colonies in heavily wooded areas and makes rings by linking tails with another Ambipom, apparently in friendship. It lives along with its young, Aipom.

In the anime

Ambipom in the anime

Major appearances

Dawn's Ambipom

Dawn's Aipom, formerly Ash's, evolved into an Ambipom in Journey to the Unown!. Upon evolving, she matured greatly and became one of Dawn's most talented Pokémon, being used in many of her Contests. She was later given to O in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True! to train to become a ping pong champion at his training center in Vermilion City. To date, no other Ambipom has appeared in the anime.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP060 Ambipom Ash's Pokédex Ambipom, the Long Tail Pokémon. It uses its two tails to shell nuts, and then it links them together in a ring as a sign of friendship.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Ambipom in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Aibo

Gold's Aipom, Aibo, evolved into an Ambipom prior to his battle with the legendary Arceus. However, as the story moves back to a few weeks before the fight, it wasn't until several rounds later that its evolution was finally shown on-screen. This event, however, distressed Togebo, being the only Pokémon on his team that was in its basic stage.

In the TCG

Main article: Ambipom (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. It rarely uses its arms now.
Pearl They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.
Platinum Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
HeartGold They live on large trees. They are said to communicate by connecting their tails to those of others.
SoulSilver It is very difficult to dodge the consecutive strikes of its two tails.
Generation V
Black Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
White
Black 2 Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
White 2
Generation VI
X They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.
Y To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. It rarely uses its arms now.

Game locations

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


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Daybreak Ruins
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Shimmering Lake (Post-ending)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone, Haunted Zone

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black 2 White 2 Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Speed: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total: 482   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
16/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
00Start Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
044 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
088 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
1111 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1515 Tickle Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2222 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
2525 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2929 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3232 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
3636 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
3939 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
4343 Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Ambipom obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ambipom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ambipom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ambipom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ambipom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuRaichuGrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidash
Farfetch'dJolteonAipomAmbipomGirafarigSneasel
WeavileBuizelFloatzelBunearyLopunnyBlitzle
ZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBunnelbyDiggersby
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
MeowthPersianNuzleafShiftrySkittyDelcatty
GlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepardMienfooMienshao
EspurrMeowstic
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose
AbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzle
ZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
LucarioMienfooMeowstic Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
EkansArbokMeowthPersianPsyduckGolduck
MankeyPrimeapeAipomAmbipomUmbreonDunsparce
SneaselWeavileWhismurLoudredExploudSeviper
KecleonStunkySkuntank
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
PersianLinooneDelphox Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ambipom in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Ambipom in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ambipom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ambipom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Ambipom can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Ambipom cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ambipom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ambipom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ambipom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ambipom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP424.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
( Normal )
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry  
It hurls rocks and stones with its tails to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  Rock Assist.png
( Rock )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It throws stones to attack.
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW424.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Ambipom came to the PokéPark to visit Aipom. She enjoys Venusaur's Vine Swing and Tangrowth's Swing Along more than any other Attraction!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

190Aipom.png
Unevolved
Aipom
 Normal 
TM Normal
Level up
knowing Double Hit
424Ambipom.png
First evolution
Ambipom
 Normal 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 424 m.png Spr 4p 424 m.png Spr 4p 424 m.png Spr b 4d 424 m.png
Spr 4d 424 f.png Spr 4p 424 f.png Spr 4p 424 f.png Spr b 4d 424 f.png
Spr 4d 424 m s.png Spr 4p 424 m s.png Spr 4p 424 m s.png Spr b 4d 424 m s.png
Spr 4d 424 f s.png Spr 4p 424 f s.png Spr 4p 424 f s.png Spr b 4d 424 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 424 m.png Spr 5b 424 m.png Spr b 5b 424 m.png
Spr 5b 424 f.png Spr 5b 424 f.png Spr b 5b 424 f.png
Spr 5b 424 m s.png Spr 5b 424 m s.png Spr b 5b 424 m s.png
Spr 5b 424 f s.png Spr 5b 424 f s.png Spr b 5b 424 f s.png
Ambipom For other sprites and images, please see Ambipom images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Ambipom appears to have been based on a monkey, with an exaggerated concept of a prehensile tail. It may be specifically based on the squirrel monkey, which is similar in appearance, and also shares its large smile with cymbal monkeys. It is also similar to an ahuizotl, a creature of Aztec mythology with monkey hands and a fifth human hand on its tail.

Name origin

Ambipom is a combination of the prefix ambi- (from the Latin for both) and a corruption of palm.

Eteboth may be a combination of 猿公 etekō (monkey), 得手 ete, meaning strong point, and both, possibly referring to the ambidextrous nature of the hands on its tail.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese エテボース Eteboth From 猿公 etekō (monkey), 得手 ete (strong point), and both
France Flag.png French Capidextre From Capucin and ambidextre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ambipom Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ambidiffel From ambidexter and Griffel
Italy Flag.png Italian Ambipom Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 겟핸보숭 Gethaenbosung From get, hand, both, and 원숭이 weonsungi


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