Lampent #608


The Lampent Pokémon has a transparent, spherical head with a bluish-purple flame and oval, yellow eyes. A black covering like a lampshade covers its head, with a sharp spike on top. A little, black body with a sharp spike at the bottom lies underneath its head. Two long, wavy arms with no fingers protrude from its torso. To move, it floats through the air.

Lampent can detect when someone is going to die and then visits them to take their spirit. Though it is most often seen in deep woods, it sometimes travels into towns and hangs around near hospitals to absorb the souls of the departed. When in cities, it also pretends to be a light. As a result, Lampent is regarded as the ambassador of death. It fuels its fire with the spirits it has received. It has been known to collaborate with Litwick on occasion to take humans to the Ghost World while taking life energy.

 Best moveset for Lampent

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Lampent’s greatest techniques are Ember and Flame Burst. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Ember 12 dps
  Flame Burst 32.3 dps


  Astonish 8.7 dps
  Energy Ball 23.1 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Ember 10 10 12
  Astonish 8 12.7 8.7
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Heat Wave 95 -33.3 38
  Flame Burst 70 -19.2 32.3
  Energy Ball 90 -12.8 23.1

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Evolution family

Lampent is part of a three-member family.


Litwick  Litwick_shiny
#607 Litwick

25 Litwick_candy
Lampent Lampent_shiny
#608 Lampent
100 Litwick_candy
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Chandelure_shiny Chandelure
#609 Chandelure


Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2019 Sep 16
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 4 CP 19,902Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
732 Special Research/Timed Research:
Field Notes: Trick of the Light – 2nd part: Transfer 10 Pokémon
GO Battle League
976 Obtainable starting from rank:
15 (Season 7)