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 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.
There are no distinguishing features that appear in the male and female version of this Pokémon.
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.
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.
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.
Mareep Exclusive Moves: Via Dream World
Generation III Exclusive Moves
Via Purification (Mareep Exclusive Moves)
Via Move Tutor
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM82: Sleep Talk
- TM83: Natural Gift
Via Move Tutor
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