Ampharos (Expedition 2)

デンリュウ Denryu
Illus. Atsuko Nishida
Evolution stage
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Flaaffy
Card name Ampharos
Type Lightning
HP 100
retreat cost
English expansion Expedition Base Set
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 2/165
Japanese expansion Base Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Japanese card no. 115/128
English expansion Expedition Base Set
Rarity Rare
English card no. 34/165
Japanese expansion Base Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Rare
Japanese card no. 083/128
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Ampharos.

Ampharos (Japanese: デンリュウ Denryu) is a Lightning-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is part of the Expedition Base Set.

Card text

Energy Connect
As often as you like during your turn (before your attack), you may take a basic Energy card attached to 1 of your Benched Pokémon and attach it to your Active Pokémon. This power can't be used if Ampharos is affected by a Special Condition.
     Lightning Strike
You may discard all   Energy cards attached to Ampharos. If you do, this attack's base damage is 80 instead of 40.

e-Reader data

The card ID of the Holofoil print is B-81. The card ID of the Non Holofoil print is B-81-#. On the Non Holofoil print, the short strip contains Pokédex information and a brief card summary. There is no long strip for this card. The species, height, and weight are present on the Holofoil print.

Pokédex data

Ampharos - Light Pokémon
No. Height Weight
181 4'7" (1.4 m) 136 lbs. (61.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
When it gets dark, the light from its bright, shiny tail can be seen from far away on the ocean's surface.
くらくなると まぶしく かがやく しっぽの あかりは とおく はなれた うみのうえ からでも みつけられる。

Release information

This card was included as a Holofoil and Non Holofoil in the Expedition Base Set, first released in the Base Expansion Pack in Japan. The Non Holo print of this and six other cards were part of a test run by Wizards of the Coast before the expansion was released. These prints all have "For Position Only" in white printed on the illuatration, "Medium" printed below the e-Reader symbol, a long e-Reader data strip, no "ID:" before the card ID, and a Wizards copyright instead of Nintendo. This card in particular has "PokéPower:" between the Poké-Power graphic and name, which forced the "Connect" text into the first line of the effect text. It matches the black, non-bold text.



Lightning Strike's Japanese name is that of Bolt Strike, a move later introduced in the Generation V Pokémon games; however, Ampharos cannot learn it. This card's e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Crystal.

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