Gastrodon < Ambipom > Drifloon
Long Tail Pokémon
3′11″ (1.2m)
44.8 lbs. (20.3kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

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.




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.

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

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.

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.

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.

Anime/Manga Information


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.


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


Ambipom's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

In Generation VI, Ambipom finds itself in the RarelyUsed (RU) tier of competitive battling. Unfortunately for Ambipom, while its usage remains high enough to keep it in the RU tier, it is among the worst and most notorious Pokemon that reside in the tier, being borderline unviable in RU. Technician Fake Out is not enough of a niche to keep Ambipom afloat, and its frailty and lack of resistances make Ambipom easy to pick off. It also has an inability to KO opposing threats due to mediocre power and reliance on neutral attacks to damage opposing Pokemon. Bulkier teams easily handle Ambipom, and very common Pokemon like Alomomola and Diancie can take advantage of Ambipom's presence. Ambipom's lackluster traits leave it without a decent niche in the RU tier, and it is outclassed by many other physical threats that bring much more to the table.

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

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
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 They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.
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.
V Black Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
White Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
Black 2 Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
White 2 Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 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


Via Level-Up

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


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Special.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

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

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

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

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.

Via Move Tutor

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

Generation IV Exclusive Moves


Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up + Knows Double Hit

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Ghost.gif Fighting.gif

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