From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Revision as of 12:41, 11 March 2013 by Mikuri (talk | contribs) (Names)
Jump to: navigation, search

This article is missing information on this character's Japanese voice actor and English voice actor.
You can help by adding this information.

アカリ Akari
Amphy, called Sparkle, in Fight for the Light!
Debuts in Fight for the Light!
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location At the Glitter Lighthouse
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Ampharos  ???

Amphy (Japanese: アカリ Akari) is an Ampharos that illuminates the Glitter Lighthouse in Olivine City. Its Trainer is apparently Jasmine; however, it does not appear to be an active member of her party. It has also made appearances in the anime and manga series.

In the games

Amphy is at the top of Olivine's Glitter Lighthouse. However, it is sick when the player first arrives in Olivine City in the Generation II and IV games. After climbing the Lighthouse, Jasmine asks the player to travel across the sea to Cianwood City, to get the SecretPotion that will cure Amphy. After Amphy is cured, Jasmine may be battled in the Olivine Gym.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Trainers' walking Pokémon often react to Amphy's condition. While all Pokémon may greet Amphy or want to play with Amphy, any other Ampharos brought to the Lighthouse will "sparkle in concert" with it. Male Ampharos may occasionally act interested in Amphy.

In the anime


In the anime dub, Amphy's name was changed to Sparkle. It became ill shortly before Ash challenged Jasmine for the Mineral Badge in Fight for the Light!. He, his friends and Janina traveled to Cianwood City to buy the medicine for Amphy—like in the games, Jasmine would not take challengers until Amphy was healed. While Janina went back to Olivine City, Ash and his friends traveled through the Whirl Islands.

Amphy as seen in Lyra's presentation

On the way back to Olivine in Throwing in the Noctowl, the plane flown by Wings Alexander that was carrying Ash and the others in was blown off course. Thanks to Amphy's flashes of light, Wings was able to get back on course and safely land his plane.

Amphy made a brief cameo in An Egg Scramble! during Lyra's introduction to Johto.

Moves used

Jasmine Sparkle Flash.png
Using Flash
Move First Used In
Flash Fight for the Light!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Amphy in Pokémon Adventures

Amphy appears in Pokémon Adventures, where it is owned by Jasmine. It helped Jasmine by sending a distress signal when Jasmine was trapped in the Tin Tower during an Earthquake caused by Team Rocket. Gold and Silver saw this signal and tried to save the two, but only succeeded in getting Jasmine out of the ground floor on Amphy's back before becoming trapped themselves. Jasmine later awakens, accompanied by some doctors at a refuge camp. Jasmine still recalled the two boys who risked their lives to rescue her, but was almost led to believe it had been her imagination.

Later, in the Gym Leaders' tournament at the Pokémon League, Amphy fights Brock's Kabutops, but is easily beat around by the swift Pokémon, and almost faints.

It is also notable that in the Chuang Yi translation of the manga, Amphy is called "Akari."

Moves used

Using ThunderShock
Move First Used In
Flash Ampharos Amore
Headbutt Capital Kabutops!
ThunderShock Lugia and Ho-Oh on the Loose (Part 1)
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Ampharos appears in A Spectacular Battle To Save Ampharos where it was not feeling well and Jasmine wanted Gold to go to Cianwood City to get the SecretPotion to heal Ampharos.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Jasmine's Ampharos in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Ampharos appears in Light Up The Lighthouse!! where it became sick as it wasn't able to light up the lighthouse in Olivine City. Jasmine would reward Red with something if he is able to get the SecretPotion.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Amphy in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Jasmine's Ampharos Lightning       Pokémon VS   031/141
Mary's Request T [Su] EX Unseen Forces Uncommon 86/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean Uncommon 098/106
      Meganium Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Typhlosion Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Feraligatr Constructed Starter Deck   014/016


Language Name Origin
Japanese アカリ Akari From 灯り akari (lamp) or 明かり akari (illumination).
English Amphy
Sparkle (4Kids)
Akari (Chuang Yi)
From Ampharos.
From sparkle.
Same as Japanese name.
French Phary From Pharamp.
German Amphi From Ampharos.
Chinese (Taiwan) 光兒 Guāng'ér (anime)
小明 Xiǎo Míng (manga)
Means "light child".
From 明かり akari. Means "little bright (one)".
Chinese (Mainland China) 光见 Guāngjiàn Means "to see light".

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Ampharos.

Project CharacterDex logo.png This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.