Competitive Information for Ampharos [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Ampharos ampharos
Base Stats for Ampharos

Electric

Abilities:
StaticStatic: 1/3 chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be paralyzed.


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 Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Ampharos in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

TyranitarMachampMetagrossZapdosSuicuneFlygonHoundoomZangooseTentacruelDusclopsSceptileMarowak


Ampharos is a spectacular Electric-typed Pokemon. It's a common sight to see Ampharos out in the 3rd generation battlefield. Ampharos's only type-related weakness is Ground.


Species: Ampharos
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Static
Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Spe)
EVs: 152 Hp / 252 Atk / 104 Spe
Moveset:
- Focus Punch
- Thunderbolt
- Body Slam
- Fire Punch

Physical Tank Ampharos (Analytic)

Ampharos is a spectacular Physical Tank. It is designed to take a large amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Ampharos last longer regaining it's it's life every turn. With Static, 1/3 chance a pokemon making contact with Ampharos will be paralyzed.

Focus Punch is a physical 150-base power Fighting-type move (fails if your Ampharos takes damage before it hits).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Fire Punch is a special 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Ampharos
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Static
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Punch
- Fire Punch
- Defense Curl
- Thunder Wave

Special Sweeper Ampharos (Static)

Ampharos is a sensational Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Ampharos's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Static, 1/3 chance a pokemon making contact with Ampharos will be paralyzed.

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).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Ampharos? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Ampharos in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

TyranitarMachampMetagrossZapdosSuicuneFlygonHoundoomZangooseTentacruelDusclopsSceptileMarowak


Species: Ampharos
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Static
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Punch
- Fire Punch
- Defense Curl
- Thunder Wave

Doubles Special Sweeper Ampharos (Static)

Ampharos is an interesting Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Ampharos's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Static, 1/3 chance a pokemon making contact with Ampharos will be paralyzed.

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.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
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.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
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. Hits foes.
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.
Charge
--
--
20
The user's Electric attack next turn has 2x power.
Cotton Spore
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
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 foe(s) Attack by 1.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Odor Sleuth
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
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, physical damage to allies is halved.
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.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
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 Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Ampharos

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