Gastrodon < Ambipom > Drifloon

Species Type
Long Tail Pokémon Normal.png
Number Ability
#424 Technician/ Pickup
Skill Link
Height Weight
3′11″ (1.2m) 44.8 lbs. (20.3kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Aipom None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 45
Tier EV Yield
UU 2 Speed Points

Ambipom (エテボース) is the 64th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Normal-Type, and is known as the Long Tail Pokémon.

Ambipom has two main abilities. The first Ability it can have is Technician, which increases the power of moves with a base power of 60 or less by 50%. The second main ability it can have is Pickup. Pickup gives Ambipom a 10% chance to pick up random items after every battle. Ambipom's Dream World ability is Skill Link. This ability causes all multi-hit moves to always hit the maximum number of times.

Aipom can evolve into an Ambipom if it Levels Up while knowing the move Double Hit.

Ambipom is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Ambipom 800,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Ambipom looks very similar to its pre-evolution, Aipom. It is a monkey-like Pokémon, and it has two tails, instead of Aipom's one. Each of these tails have a much bigger, ball-shaped hand on the end of them, and red tips. Ambipom is almost completely purple, with the exception of its face, it's torso, and the hands on its tails.

[edit] Gender Differences

Female Ambipom has longer strands of hair on the top of its head than Male Ambipom.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

The only way to obtain an Ambipom in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Heart Gold and Soul Silver is to evolve Aipom. In Black 2 and White 2, an Ambipom can be obtained as part of an in-game trade in Accumula Town. An Excadrill is the Pokémon requested in exchange.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Ambipom can be found at The Nightmare B1-B17, Marine Resort B1-B19 and Sky Stairway 1F-49F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Ambipom is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Island B20-B40.

Ambipom will appear within Vien Forest after an In-Game Quest in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Ambipom appear within the Daybreak Ruins, but it is blocked by a large stone slab that bears Tyranitar's image. To access this room, you'll have to clear the Fire Temple mission "Graveler's Terrible Rocks in the Past. Ambipom can be obtained in the Past by defeating it and obtaining its Slate in the missions "Round and Round! Find the Floor!" and "Rush Ahead! Don't Look Back!"

Ambipom appears at Shimmering Lake Treetops 2-4 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Ambipom is listed as a Common Card in the Rising Rivals set, an Uncommon Card in the Majestic Dawn set, and as a Rare Card in the Mysterious Treasures, Triumphant and Dragons Exalted sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

After being traded to Dawn, Aipom would evolve into Ambipom in the episode Journey to the Unown!. Dawn would continue to use Ambipom in various situations, including a couple of Pokémon Contests. Dawn would last use Ambipom in the episode To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!, in which the team of Dawn and Ambipom won a Pokémon Ping Pong Competition. Ambipom would be sent to a trainer name Ou after the competition to train.

[edit] Movies

Dawn's Ambipom would appear in the film Giratina and the Sky Warrior and the accompanying Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Great Ice Adventure".

[edit] Manga

Ambipom's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Ambipom finds itself in the Under-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. The combination of its high Speed and strong Attack Statistics make Ambipom a threat to sweep late in a battle or collect a revenge-KO, especially with access to Fake Out, which hits harder than usual if it has the Technician Ability. Other priority-attack users, especially those with access to Mach Punch; along with opponents that resist Fake Out, either by using the Inner Focus Ability or a Ghost-Type Pokémon will be able to stop Ambipom in its tracks.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Aipom
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Aipom
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black2/White2 Only One Accumula Town: Trade an Excadrill for an Ambipom

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. It rarely uses its arms now.
IV Pokémon Pearl They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.
IV Pokémon Platinum They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.
IV Pokémon HeartGold They live on large trees. They are said to communicate by connecting their tails to those of others.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It is very difficult to dodge the consecutive strikes of its two tails.

V Pokémon Black Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
V Pokémon White Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
V Pokémon Black 2 Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
V Pokémon White 2 Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.

VI Pokémon X They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.
VI Pokémon Y To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. It rarely uses its arms now.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Speed Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 260 354 -
184 205 299 328
123 137 231 254
Sp. Atk
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
123 137 231 254
211 235 329 361

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Scratch Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start Tail Whip Normal.png N/A 100 Status
Sand-Attack Ground.png N/A 100 Status
Astonish Ghost.png 30 100 Physical
11 Baton Pass Normal.png N/A N/A Status
15 Tickle Normal.png N/A 100 Status
18 Fury Swipes Normal.png 18 80 Physical
22 Swift Normal.png 60 N/A Special
25 Screech Normal.png N/A 85 Status
29 Agility Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
32 Double Hit Normal.png 35 90 Physical
36 Fling Dark.png ?? 100 Physical
39 Nasty Plot Dark.png N/A N/A Status
43 Last Resort Normal.png 140 100 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM12 Taunt Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.png 80 100 Special
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM46 Thief Dark.png 40 100 Physical
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.png 65 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.png 55 100 Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM66 Payback Dark.png 50 100 Physical
TM67 Retaliate Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.png -- 100 Status
TM83 Infestation Bug.png 20 100 Status
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.png 100 100 Special
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM89 U-turn Bug.png 70 100 Physical
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Counter Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Screech Normal.png -- 85% Status
Pursuit Dark.png 40 100% Physical
Agility Psychic.png -- --% Status
Spite Ghost.png -- 100% Status
Slam Normal.png 80 75% Physical
Doubleslap Normal.png 15 85% Physical
Beat Up Dark.png  ?? 100% Physical
Fake Out Normal.png 40 100% Physical
Covet Normal.png 60 100% Physical
Bounce Flying.png 85 85% Physical
Revenge Fighting.png 60 100% Physical
Switcheroo Dark.png -- 100% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Bounce Flying.png 85 85% Physical
Covet Normal.png 60 100% Physical
Fire Punch Fire.png 75 100% Physical
Foul Play Dark.png 95 100% Physical
Gunk Shot Poison.png 120 70% Physical
Ice Punch Ice.png 75 100% Physical
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Knock Off Dark.png 20 100% Physical
Last Resort Normal.png 140 100% Physical
Low Kick Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Role Play Psychic.png -- --% Status
Seed Bomb Grass.png 80 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snatch Dark.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Spite Ghost.png -- 100% Status
Thunderpunch Electric.png 75 100% Physical
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Physical

[edit] Aipom Exclusive Moves Learned in Generation III

  • NOTE: Aipom can only learn these moves in the Third Generation of Pokémon games. However, an Ambipom can still know these moves if it knew these moves before being transferred to the fourth Generation of games, and then the current Generation (fifth), but also evolving into Ambipom after being transferred from Generation 3.

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Nightmare Ghost.png -- 100% Status
[edit] Emerald
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.png 100 50% Physical
Defense Curl Normal.png -- --% Status
[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mega Punch Normal.png 80 85% Physical
Mega Kick Normal.png 120 75% Physical
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 10% Physical
Seismic Toss Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status
Metronome Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 95% Physical
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up + Knows Double Hit

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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