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Pokémon GO Ambipom is a pure Normal type Pokémon,  has a disappointing MAX CP of 2218, paired with an ATK of 205, DEF of 143 and STA of 150, which puts it as the seventh best attacking Normal type in the game behind Slaking (based on sheet attack value,) Porygon-Z, Ursaring, Staraptor, Dodrio and Zangoose.

Ambipom evolves from the previously introduced Pokémon Aipom, released in Generation 2. It will likely take fifty candies to evolve and in the main series of Pokemon games it required you to level up an Aipom that knew the move Double Hit (a move it learnt at level 32.)

Ambipom in the Meta

Slaking will remain the Pokemon with the highest sheet attack stat but Porygon-Z will take  over at the best Normal type attacker in the game the second gen 4 releases but Ambipom will slot in at number 7 ahead of the likes of Tauros and Snorlax.

In this chart, we will look at its viability as a Normal type Pokémon and how it sizes up to some of the other popular Normal types in the game.

Normal TypeMax CPAttackDefenseStamina

Porygon-Z

3072264153170

Ambipom

2218205143150

Staraptor

2675234145170

Snorlax

3355190190320

Overall, the Normal types come up a bit short in the Attack and Defense department. With Slaking having by far the highest CP but due to the fact it can only use its Charge attack renders it basically useless for raids or gym defense. On the other hand Snorlax remains a fairly consistent bulk-type for gym defense with its super-high HP.

When it comes to raiding or gym defense you will definitely be reaching for your optimal counters and may only ever use an Ambipom to add some colour to a bland gym. In short – it will not have a place in the future Metagame.

As for Ambipom itself, it will take damage from: Fighting type moves which means it has very little weaknesses but its not very strong to begin with.

On the other end, it will be resistant to Ghost type moves.

Ambipom’s Possible Movepool

Though there is no way to know for sure what moves Ambipom will have, we can look at its main series movepool, as well as the moves other high end Normal types already have access to, and we can compile a list of possible movesets for it:

Fast movesCharge moves

  • Hidden Power
  • Quick Attack
  • Tackle
  • Horn Attack
  • Struggle
  • Hyper Beam
  • Vice Grip

Weather Influence on Ambipom

The chart below will help you visualize what weather is beneficial or harmful for Ambipom.

WeatherProsCons

Sunny

—Boosts super-effective

Fire

moves

Partly Cloudy

Boosts its potential

Normal

type moves—

Cloudy

—Boosts damaging

Fighting

moves

Rainy

——

Fog

——

Windy

——

Snow

——

Shiny Ambipom

It is unknown when shiny Ambipom will be available , as shiny Aipom is not currently in the game.

NormalShiny 

 

 

Pokedex Entries and Facts

Ambipom’s Pokedex entries from various games give insight as why it is called the “Long Tail” Pokémon even though it needs no explanation.

  • Its Diamond Pokedex entry states that, “To eat, it deftly shucks nuts with its two tails. It rarely uses its arms now.”
  • Meanwhile its other dex entry state that, “They work in large colonies and make rings by linking their tails, apparently in friendship.”

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