0181 Ampharos



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Volt Switch, Thunder Punch, Trailblaze
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 20 0/13/11CP 1499
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
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Type Generation 2Generation 3Generation 4Generation 5Generation 6Generation 7Generation 8Generation 9
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • - Less Bulky
    Below average defensive stats and may struggle to take hits.
  • - Clumsy
    Uses long animations, is stuck while attacking and may not reliably fire Charged Moves.
  • - Inflexible
    May struggle to hit multiple types.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastVolt Switch43.64Multipurpose
2FastCharge Beam3.6723Fast Charge
3ChargedBrutal Swing40651.633 - 2 - 3 - 2Coverage
4ChargedThunder Punch40661.653 - 2 - 3 - 2Spam/Bait
5ChargedTrailblaze100% chance +1 Atk self50651.34 - 3 - 3 - 3Boost
6ChargedFocus Blast7515025 - 5 - 5 - 4Coverage Nuke
7ChargedDragon Pulse*60901.54 - 4 - 4 - 3High Energy Coverage
8ChargedPower Gem60801.334 - 4 - 4 - 3High Energy Coverage
9ChargedThunder6012024 - 4 - 4 - 3High Energy
10ChargedZap Cannon66% chance -1 Atk opponent801802.255 - 5 - 5 - 5Debuff Nuke

Character Introduction


Ampharos is an Electric Pokémon which evolves from Flaaffy. It is vulnerable to Ground moves. Ampharos's strongest moveset is Volt Switch & Zap Cannon and it has a Max CP of 2,852.


Ampharos emits light so bright it's visible from space, used in old times for long-distance communication with its luminosity.

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Volt Switch + Thunder Punch and Trailblaze or Focus Blast or Dragon Pulse* or Return

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. Trailblaze has a relatively low cost, the ability to self-buff Attack, and counter-coverage against many Ground Types. 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. 

Return, while limited exclusively to Purified Ampharos, can be a functional option if you're just looking for an alright Normal-type move.

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

Ampharos simply lacks the stats for Master League.

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