Competitive Information for Ampharos [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Ampharos ampharos
Base Stats for Ampharos

Electric


Evolutions / Family:
Mareep
Flaaffy
Ampharos

Weakness Chart for Electric-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
  
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Ampharos? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.


Common team mates for Ampharos in Pokemon Gold/Silver:

GolemCharizardCloysterZapdosMisdreavusTyphlosionKingdraEspeonSandslash


Ampharos is a wonderful Electric-typed Pokemon. Ampharos is a pretty common Pokemon to see in Generation 2. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Ampharos's only type-related weakness is Ground.


Species: Ampharos
Item: Life Orb
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Punch
- Fire Punch
- Defense Curl
- Thunder Wave

Special Sweeper Ampharos (Retro)

Ampharos is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Thunder Punch is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Fire Punch is a special 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Ampharos's defense by 1 stage).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Ampharos learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunder Shock
40
100%
30
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zap Cannon
100
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Cotton Spore
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, the user's party has doubled Sp. Def.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, the user's party has doubled Def.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Ampharos can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Ampharos

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