|4′7″ (1.4m)||135.6 lbs. (61.5kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU/RU||3 Special Attack Points|
Ampharos (Johto Pokédex. It is an Electric-Type, and it is known as the Light Pokémon.) is the 55th Pokémon in the
Ampharos uses the Static Ability. This Ability has a 30% chance of afflicting an opponent that uses an attack that makes contact with it with Paralysis. A second Ability is available to Ampharos that come from the Dream World, the Plus Ability. When using this Ability in conjunction with another Pokémon that has either the Plus or Minus Ability, its Special Attack increases by 50%.
Ampharos has a yellow body and has a white belly, he/she is also able to stand on two feet. Ampharos's most distinguishing feature is its yellow and black tail with a red coloured ball on the end and the red ball on top of his forehead.
 Gender Differences
There are no distinguishing features that appear in the male and female version of this Pokémon.
 Game Information
 Original Games
 Spin-off Games
Ampharos can be obtained in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, but to obtain one in either game you'll have to purify Flaaffy and Mareep in each respective game and evolve each Pokémon.
Ampharos appears at Endless Level 10, Forever Level 5 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Ampharos can only be obtained by evolving Flaaffy in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Ampharos appears at Amp Plains I6F-I9F and Landslide Cave B1-B12. Ampharos is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Light Summit 21F-29F and the following Floors on Legendary Mountains: 26 & 27, 29, 33, 36, 41 & 42, 44 & 45 and 48 & 49.
Ampharos can be found within the Altru Building and Altru Tower in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Ampharos appears within the 5th Trial room in Rasp Cavern, the west cave on the second floor of Mt. Layuda, and in the upper levels of the Oblivia Region Sky Fortress during the Present Era in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. In the past, Ampharos can be obtained in the Ice Temple missions "Round and Round! Find the Floor" and "Rush Ahead! Don't Look Back!" by defeating it or another Pokémon in its evolution line and obtaining a Slate. Whether that slate is for Ampharos or not won't be known until after defeating either level's Boss.
 Trading Card Game
Ampharos is listed in the Black/White promo set and as a Rare Card in Pokémon Organized Play Series 7. Ampharos is listed as a Common Card in the VS (2; 1 Jasmine, 1 Lance) set, and as a Rare Card in the Neo Genesis, Neo revelation, Neo Destiny, Expedition (2), Aquapolis, EX Dragon (EX Card), EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Unseen Forces, EX Dragon Frontiers (Delta Species Card), Secret Wonders, Platinum, HeartGold/SoulSilver, and Call of Legends sets. Ampharos is also listed as an Ultra Rare card in the HeartGold/SoulSilver set.
 Anime/Manga Information
In a parallel to the games Gold, Silver and Crystal, Jasmine's Ampharos, which lights a lighthouse near Olivine City, was sick during the episode Fight for the Light; the medicine was delivered in the episode Throwing in the Noctowl! Watt also used an Ampharos during the episode Manectric Charge!
Ampharos has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
In Pokémon Adventures Jasmine has a Ampharos that was rescued with her from the Bell Tower by Gold and Silver.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Ampharos finds itself in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Ampharos isn't the typical Electric-Type as it doesn't have either low Defenses or high Speed. It doesn't have a real recovery move outside of Rest, which means it can still be worn down.
 Area Location
|Black||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade from White|
|I||Pokémon Red||Not in game|
|I||Pokémon Blue||Not in game|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||Not in game|
|II||Pokémon Gold||The tail's tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts as a beacon for lost people.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||The bright light on its tail can be seen far away. It has been treasured since ancient times as a beacon.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||When it gets dark, the light from its bright, shiny tail can be seen from far away on the ocean's surface.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||The bright light on its tail can be seen far away. It has been treasured since ancient times as a beacon.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||The tail's tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts as a beacon for lost people.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||The tail's tip shines brightly and can be seen from far away. It acts as a beacon for lost people.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||The bright light on its tail can be seen far away. It has been treasured since ancient times as a beacon.|
|V||Pokémon Black||The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.|
|V||Pokémon White||The tip of its tail shines brightly. In the olden days, people sent signals using the tail's light.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||Unknown Entry|
|V||Pokémon White 2||Unknown Entry|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Mareep Exclusive Moves: Via Dream World
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
 Via Purification (Mareep Exclusive Moves)
 Via Move Tutor
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM82: Sleep Talk
- TM83: Natural Gift
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|