How to get Mega Ampharos in Pokemon Go: PvE performance, best moveset & can it be shiny?

Lucas Simons
Mega Ampharos Pokemon Go

Mega Ampharos is one of the Mega Evolutions available in Pokemon Go. Naturally, trainers want to know all about this Electric-type Mega. So, here’s how to get Mega Ampharos in Pokemon Go, including its best moveset and if it’s good in the game.

With the changing rotation of Mega Raids to Pokemon Go players want to know all about the final stage of this Electric-type Pokemon, Mega Ampharos. Before you can claim the power of the Light Mega Pokemon, you need to figure out if it is worth your effort.

Here’s everything you need to know about Mega Ampharos in Pokemon Go, including its PvE performance, best moveset, and shiny availability.

How to get Mega Ampharos in Pokemon Go

To evolve Ampharos into Mega Ampharos in Pokemon Go, trainers need to collect 200 Mega Energy, which you can get by walking with your partner Ampharos, or by completing Mega Ampharos Raids.

To get Ampharos in Pokemon Go, you will need to evolve Mareep into Flaffy by using 50 Mareep Candy. Then, you need to evolve Flaffy into Ampharos by feeding it 100 Mareep Candy. Alternatively, you can challenge Mega Ampharos Raids to get the final evolution.

Mega Ampharos Raids are currently part of the Raid Rotation until January 10, so this is your chance to get yourself enough Mega Ampharos energy to evolve Ampharos.

Is shiny Mega Ampharos available in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Mega Ampharos is available in Pokemon Go, alongside all the shiny Mareep line.

Shiny Mega Ampharos Pokemon Go
Shiny Mega Ampharos can be obtained by evolving shiny Ampharos.

Lucky trainers can encounter a shiny Ampharos after defeating it in featured 4-Star Mega Raid Battles, and then mega evolve it into shiny Mega Ampharos by using 200 Mega Energy.

The odds of encountering a shiny Mega Ampharos after defeating it in 4-Star Raid Battles is 1 in 60 or 1.67% chance. Keep in mind that shiny Pokemon that appear during a Raid have a 100% catch rate, so don’t waste your Golden Rasp Berries.

Is Mega Ampharos good in Pokemon Go PvE?

Yes, Mega Ampharos is a great pick as an Electric-type for Pokemon Go Raid battles. It’s one of the best Electric-type attackers in the game, though it is a little bit squishy and can struggle against stronger opponents.

Mega Ampharos in Pokemon X/Y
Mega Ampharos has only appeared in a few Pokemon games.

Plus, its full moveset is quite versatile and includes many alternative type moves which can be used by experienced players on certain occasions.

Best Mega Ampharos Pokemon Go PvE moveset

The best moveset for Mega Ampharos in Pokemon Go consists of Volt Switch as a Fast Move and Zap Canon as a Charged Move.

It has a Total Damage Output of 555 that reaches 570 when empowered by “extreme” weather. Alternatively, you can have Mega Ampharos with Volt Switch and Brutal Swing, the latter being a Dark-type move that could be used situationally.

All Mega Ampharos Pokemon Go moves

Here are all of the moves that Mega Ampharos can use in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Charge Beam (Electric)
  • Volt Switch (Electric)

Charged Moves

  • Power Gem (Rock)
  • Thunder Punch (Electric)
  • Thunder (Electric)
  • Dragon Pulse* (Dragon)
  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Zap Cannon (Electric)
  • Brutal Swing (Dark)
  • Trailblaze (Grass)

Keep in mind that Legacy moves (*) can only be learned during Community Days, or through the use of an Elite Charge TM.

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Lucas is a Game Writer and Game Reviewer with years of experience as a fiction author and Game Designer. He enjoys writing about Pokemon, RPGS, Nintendo, and all things Gaming Related.