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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 2 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

61.50 kg Weight
1.40 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2852
ATK 211
DEF 169
STA 207

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Charge Beam is slightly superior to Volt Switch, offering slightly less DPS for more energy gains and better dodgability.
  • Zap Cannon is the charge move of choice, doing far more damage for the same amount of energy as Thunder.
  • Focus BlastDragon Pulse, and Power Gem have little to no use on an offensive Ampharos.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Ampharos shines on defense thanks to Volt Switch’s huge damage; Charge Beam doesn’t hold a candle to it.
  • Focus Blast has the type coverage to maim Rhydon and Golem, but it is predictable and easily reactable.
  • Thunder hits fast and is hard to dodge, whereas Zap Cannon hits harder but is easy to dodge.
  • Dragon Pulse is the best defensive charge move.  It's the most likely to hit and has decent versatility against a wider range of attackers.
  • Power Gem offers some coverage and can perform similarly to Dragon Pulse

PVE Overview

Ampharos was once a decent pick for an Electric Type, but sadly that is no longer the case. It just plainly falls behind other powerful Electric Types due to its combination of lower stats and inferior moves.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Volt Switch + Thunder Punch and Focus Blast or Dragon Pulse*

Volt Switch is the superior fast move in both damage output and energy gains, though it with an animation duration of 2 seconds (4 turns), it can be cumbersome to use. 

Thunder Punch costs the least amount of energy, and can be used frequently to either deal STAB Electric damage, or bait shields. Focus Blast costs the most energy, but also threatens massive damage if unshielded. Fighting-type coverage is also highly valuable. Dragon Pulse is a move limited to Community Day events, and can be chosen for its less extreme energy costs, as well as Dragon-type move coverage. Power Gem is another alternative coverage option, though it's not a particularly strong move. Thunder and Zap Cannon both demand quite a large amount of energy, and are also redundant given the high Electric-type damage output from fast moves. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2.5 / 5

Ampharos is a mono-Electric Pokemon with below average bulk in Great League. Due to its somewhat frail bulk, Ampharos generally performs better when given both shields, as its powerful fast move can deal out significant damage over a prolonged fight. The moveset that Ampharos has makes it considerably threatening in this league, with coverage options against popular Water, Steel, and Dark-types, in addition to relatively strong neutral damage overall. Grass and Ground Pokemon are usually losing fights, and Pokemon with high damage output like those with access to Charm or Razor Leaf will easily be able to abuse Ampharos's fragility. 

Ultra League: 3.5 / 5

Ampharos performs much better in Ultra League, with most of its struggles being Grass-types, Giratina, and Swampert. Since Ampharos is still somewhat squishy in comparison to bulkier Pokemon, it can struggle against tanks like Cresselia or Armored Mewtwo. Overall the coverage that Ampharos has is quite unique and allows it to threaten much of the meta, if not being part of the meta itself. 

Master League: 0 / 5

With a max CP of 2852, Ampharos lacks stats for Master League. 

Fast Moves

8
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
13.64
7.27
9.09
14
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.60
0.20
13.13
8.75
10.94

Charge Moves

140
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.70
0.50
0.00
1.40
37.84
47.30
52.97
140
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.50
0.50
0.00
1.40
40.00
50.00
56.00
100
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.40
1.00
0.00
1.00
41.67
52.08
41.67
80
More Info

Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.90
0.75
0.00
1.60
27.59
34.48
44.14
45
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.80
-0.15
0.00
1.36
25.00
31.25
34.09

Elite Charge Moves

90
More Info

Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
1.15
0.00
1.80
25.00
31.25
45.00

Purified Charge Moves

35
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
0.70
0.25
0.00
1.06
50.00
62.50
53.03

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 75
Stardust 75,000

Purification Cost

Candy 5
Stardust 5000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate12.5 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013440
2001.57283
2002109126
2002.5146169
4003183212
4003.5220255
4004258298
4004.5295341
6005332384
6005.5369427
6006406470
6006.5444513
8007481557
8007.5518600
8008555643
8008.5592686
10009630729
10009.5667772
100010704815
100010.5739856
130011774896
130011.5810937
130012845978
130012.58801019
1600139151059
160013.59501100
1600149861141
160014.510211182
19001510561222
190015.510911263
19001611261304
190016.511621344
22001711971385
220017.512321426
22001812671467
220018.513021507
25001913381548
250019.513731589
25002014081630
250020.514431670
30002114781711
300021.515141752
30002215491793
300022.515841833
35002316191874
350023.516551915
35002416901956
350024.517251997
40002517602037
400025.517952078
40002618312119
400026.518662160
45002719012200
450027.519362241
45002819722282
450028.520072323
50002920422363
500029.520772404
50003021122445
500030.521302465
60003121482486
600031.521652506
60003221832526
600032.522002547
70003322182567
700033.522362588
70003422532608
700034.522712628
80003522882649
800035.523062669
80003623242689
800036.523412710
90003723592730
900037.523762751
90003823942771
900038.524122791
100003924292812
1000039.524472832
100004024642852
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