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Ambipom
Long Tail Pokémon
エテボース
Eteboth
#424
Ambipom



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Technician or Pickup Cacophony
Cacophony
Skill Link
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Ambipom
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Weight
44.8 lbs. 20.3 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
186
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
169
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Ambipom
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
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Atk
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F424.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
100
External Links

Ambipom (Japanese: エテボース Eteboth) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Aipom when leveled up while knowing Double Hit.

Contents

Biology

Ambipom is a purple, simian Pokémon with two tails, each with a large, rounded hand with three red-tipped fingers. The tails also have a cuff of a rounded frill on the wrists. The bases of Ambipom's tails also have a similar frill. It has round ears with red insides. Ambipom has an arrangement of a split hair sticking out from the top of its head. These strands of hair are longer on a female. It has a purple, triangular nose and wide eyes.

Ambipom can leap from tree to tree with brilliant speed. To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. As it has two hands on its tails, it rarely uses its arms. Ambipom works in large colonies in heavily wooded areas and makes rings by linking tails with another Ambipom, apparently in friendship. It also shows affection by using both of its tails to wrap and squeeze people. It lives along with its young, Aipom. It lives high in the treetops of tropical, temperate, and even boreal forests, using its tails for balance as it swings from branch to branch. In the Alola region, while searching for comfortable trees, Ambipom tend to get into territorial disputes with Passimian, in which they win half the time.

In the anime

Ambipom in the anime

Major appearances

Dawn's Ambipom

Ambipom debuted in Journey to the Unown!, where Dawn's Aipom, formerly owned by Ash, evolved. Upon evolving, she matured greatly and became one of Dawn's most talented Pokémon, being used in many of her Contests. In To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!, she was given to O in order to train and become a ping-pong champion at his training center in Vermilion City.

Minor appearances

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, three Trainers' Ambipom were living at the Azoth Kingdom.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP060 Ambipom Ash's Pokédex Ambipom, the Long Tail Pokémon. It uses its two tails to shell nuts, and then it links them together in a ring as a sign of friendship.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

Main article: Dawn's Ambipom

Dawn's Ambipom first appeared in PDP28.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Aibo

Gold's Aipom, Aibo, evolved into an Ambipom prior to his battle with Arceus. However, he debuted in Pleased as Punch With Parasect. This event, however, distressed Togebo, being the only Pokémon on his team that was in his basic stage.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

A Trainer used an Ambipom against Hareta in Clash! Hareta vs. Koya.

In the TCG

Main article: Ambipom (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#064
Johto
#124
Diamond To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. It rarely uses its arms now.
Pearl They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.
Platinum Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
HeartGold They live on large trees. They are said to communicate by connecting their tails to those of others.
SoulSilver It is very difficult to dodge the consecutive strikes of its two tails.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
White
Black 2 Split into two, the tails are so adept at handling and doing things, Ambipom rarely uses its hands.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.
Y To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. It rarely uses its arms now.
Omega Ruby They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.
Alpha Sapphire To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. It rarely uses its arms now.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #369
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun In their search for comfortable trees, they get into territorial disputes with groups of Passimian. They win about half the time.
Ultra Moon It uses its tails for everything. If it wraps both of its tails around you and gives you a squeeze, that's proof it really likes you.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Aipom
Platinum
Evolve Aipom
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Aipom
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Trade Excadrill in Accumula Town
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Aipom
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Aipom
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Plains (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Marine Resort (10F-19F), Sky Stairway (1F-30F)
MD Sky
Marine Resort (10F-19F), Sky Stairway (1F-30F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone, Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Daybreak Ruins, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake (Post-ending)
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Dual Launchers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 4
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (11th release)
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Colossal Tree (All Areas), Distortion Land: Vast Ocean (Back Boss)

Held items

In-game trades

Game Held Item(s)
Black 2 White 2 Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total:
482
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
16/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Ambipom's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 424.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
Normal
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry R-109
It hurls rocks and stones with its tails to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:
(present)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(present)
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-089/N-027
It throws stones to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW424.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Ambipom came to the PokéPark to visit Aipom. She enjoys Venusaur's Vine Swing and Tangrowth's Swing Along more than any other Attraction!
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#610
Shuffle424.png

Shock Attack
Leaves the foe paralyzed for a longer period of time.


Pokémon GO
GO424.png Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 205 Base Defense: 143
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Astonish
Charged Attacks: Low Sweep, Hyper Beam, Aerial Ace

Evolution

190Aipom.png
Unevolved
Aipom
 Normal 
TM Normal VI
Level up
knowing Double Hit
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First evolution
Ambipom
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
424MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Ambipom images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Ambipom appears to be based on a New World monkey and the exaggerated concept of their prehensile tail. Ambipom also shares its large smile with a cymbal-banging monkey toy. It may vaguely reference the ahuizotl, a creature of Aztec mythology with monkey hands and a fifth human hand on its tail.

Name origin

Ambipom is a combination of the prefix ambi- (from the Latin for both), referring to ambidexterity, and a corruption of palm.

Eteboth may be a combination of 猿公 etekō (monkey), 得手 ete, meaning strong point, and both, possibly referring to the ambidextrous nature of the hands on its tail.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese エテボース Eteboth From 猿公 etekō (monkey), 得手 ete (strong point), and both
France Flag.png French Capidextre From Capucin and ambidextre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ambipom Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ambidiffel From ambidexter and Griffel
Italy Flag.png Italian Ambipom Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 겟핸보숭 Gethainbosung From get, hand, both, and 원숭이 weonsungi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 雙尾怪手 / 双尾怪手 Shuāngwěiguàishǒu Literally "Double tail, strange hand", references 長尾怪手 Chángwěiguàishǒu


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