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Donphan

Class: Rare
Type:
Ground
Catch Rate: 60
Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast
Base Reward EXP: 661
Reward EV Point: Attack: 1 Defense: 1
Donphan in game: 445 Who?
AVG Level: 70
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 232

Base Stats

HP: 90
Attack: 120
Defense: 120
SpAttack: 60
SpDefense: 60
Speed: 50
Total: 500
Default Ability 1: Evasion Master
Default Ability 2: Shield Master
Default Ability 3: Observer
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: luigicuau10

Where Donphan can be captured:

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Donphan's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 100% : 100% : 100% : 0% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 200%
: 100% : 200% : 100% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 200%

Donphan's Transformation Line

#231 Phanpy
Ground (Type 1)
Level 50
#232 Donphan
Ground (Type 1)
Level 60
Use item Mega Gem
#8232 Mega Donphan
Ground (Type 1)

Donphan's Other Forms

#2232 Shiny-Donphan
Ground (Type 1)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Donphan Can Learn

ID: 601 Strength HM04 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 495 Rock Smash HM06 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100

Donphan's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 73 Bulldoze Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 123 Defense Curl Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 192 Fire Fang Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 65 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 248 Growl Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 100
ID: 284 Horn Attack Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 65 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 645 Thunder Fang Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 65 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 472 Rapid Spin Level: 6 Category: Physical Base Power: 20 PP: 40 Accuracy: 100
ID: 501 Rollout Level: 10 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 90
ID: 27 Assurance Level: 15 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 325 Knock Off Level: 19 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 553 Slam Level: 24 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 75
ID: 227 Fury Attack Level: 25 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 357 Magnitude Level: 30 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 513 Scary Face Level: 37 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 159 Earthquake Level: 43 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 239 Giga Impact Level: 50 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Donphan Can Learn

ID: 489 Roar TM005 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 611 Sunny Day TM011 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 292 Hyper Beam TM015 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 159 Earthquake TM026 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 510 Sandstorm TM037 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 497 Rock Tomb TM039 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 30 Attract TM045 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 160 Echoed Voice TM049 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 67 Brutal Swing TM059 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 239 Giga Impact TM068 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 493 Rock Polish TM069 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 598 Stone Edge TM071 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 257 Gyro Ball TM074 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 73 Bulldoze TM078 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 494 Rock Slide TM080 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 431 Poison Jab TM084 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 140 Double-Edge TM103 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 519 Seed Bomb TM109 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 53 Block TM112 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 319 Iron Tail TM117 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 75
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 79 Captivate TM124 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 265 Headbutt TM126 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 392 Mud-Slap TM127 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 325 Knock Off TM136 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 56 Body Slam TM153 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 107 Counter TM154 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 427 Play Rough TM171 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 62 Bounce TM174 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 5 Accuracy: 85
ID: 614 Superpower TM176 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 171 Endure TM182 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 317 Iron Defense TM199 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 626 Tackle TM202 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 158 Earth Power TM209 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 589 Stealth Rock TM212 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 170 Endeavor TM218 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 264 Head Smash TM219 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 19 Ancient Power TM226 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 255 Gunk Shot TM239 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 328 Last Resort TM240 Category: Physical Base Power: 140 PP: 5 Accuracy: 75
ID: 295 Hyper Voice TM249 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 410 Odor Sleuth TM262 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 631 Take Down TM264 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 215 Focus Energy TM307 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 84 Charm TM322 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 199 Flail TM333 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 198 Fissure TM337 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1
ID: 275 Heavy Slam TM384 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 305 Ice Shard TM439 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 227 Fury Attack TM469 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
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Donphan
Armor Pokémon
ドンファン
Donfan
#232
Donphan
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground
Abilities
Sturdy Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
3'07″ 1.1 m
Weight
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#201
Johto
#173
Hoenn
Browser
R-035
Fiore
R-210/N-086
Oblivia
Base experience yield
189
Gen. II-IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
F232.png
Pokédex color
 Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Donphan (Japaneseドンファン Donfan) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Phanpy starting at level 25.

Biology

Donphan is a gray, elephant-like Pokémon with a thick, black band of hide running down the length of its back and extending to the tip of its long trunk. When this Pokémon curls up, the band resembles a car tire. This tough hide prevents regular attacks from inflicting even a scratch. A pair of white tusks, which are smaller on the female, extend from the corners of its mouth. It has thin, elongated ears held out almost perpendicular to its body. Its four short legs are each encircled with a broken, black band and have three toes.

Donphan has the ability to curl up into a ball and violently roll around like a wheel. These rolling tackles are strong enough to knock down a house. Once it starts its rampage, it will be almost unstoppable. The anime shows that this ability is further used as a form of courtship. The male Donphan have rolling competitions to demonstrate their toughness to the females. It has been demonstrated that Donphan has a keen sense of smell, capable of sniffing out a gem known as amberite. Donphan travels in herds with a ranking system. The larger its tusks, the higher its rank in the herd. It lives in rough, mountainous terrain.

In the anime

 

Major appearances

 
Donphan in the anime

Ash's Donphan

In Reversing the ChargesAsh's Phanpy evolved into Donphan. It proved to be an excellent member of his team, showing its strength in every battle.

Other

Donphan first made a brief appearance in the beginning of Mewtwo Strikes Back, under the ownership of RaymondAt the time, it was an unknown Pokémon.

Donphan's first major role was in Roll On, Pokémon! A girl named Rochelle was using four to find amberite.

In Date Expectations, many Donphan were falling in love with a Shiny Donphan.

Tyson used a Donphan during the Ever Grande Conference which first appeared in Chose It or Lose It!.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part TwoKellyn had a Donphan smash through the cave-ins that were caused by an Aggron that belonged to a client of Pokémon Hunter J.

 
Shiny Donphan in the anime

Minor appearances

A Donphan was one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Tricks of the Trade.

A Donphan was seen in the wild in The Legend of Thunder!.

Several Donphan appeared in Misty's flashback in Gotta Catch Ya Later!.

Coordinator's Donphan appeared in Battling The Generation Gap! competing in the Celestic Contest.

Trainer's Donphan appeared in Challenging a Towering Figure! participating in the Festival Battle Challenge.

A Donphan made a brief appearance under the ownership of a Trainer in the Lily of the Valley Conference in An Old Family Blend!.

Ethan battles Ash with a Donphan in the beginning of Zoroark: Master of Illusions

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP120 Donphan Ash's Pokédex Donphan, the Armor Pokémon. With its strong tusks and tough skin, Donphan is known for its powerful Tackle attack. The length of Donphan's tusks indicates its level.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG114 Donphan Ash's Pokédex Donphan, the Armor Pokémon. Donphan is the evolved form of Phanpy. They attack by rolling their bodies into a circle and charging their enemies.
Advanced Generation series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG154 Donphan May's Pokédex Donphan, the Armor Pokémon. Donphan has razor sharp tusks, armor-like skin, and enormous power.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

 
Donphan in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A silhouette of a wild Donphan appeared in Ponyta Tale where Professor Oak mentioned new Pokémon beyond the previously known 151 species.

A herd of Donphan were used by a thieving ruffian in Number One Donphan, but they were defeated by Gold afterwards. They appeared again in Bellsprout Rout.

In Quilava Quandry, the Day-Care Couple used a Donphan to train Gold.

A Donphan was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

In I'm Your Biggest Fan, DonphanWattson accidentally catches Sapphire in a trap designed to catch a wild, rampaging Donphan. After 'discovering' New Mauville, Sapphire uses the wild Donphan to help Wattson shut down a power generator, adding it to her team in Plugging Past Electrike II and naming it Phado.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Donphan appeared in Clefairy, the Battle Instructor under the ownership of a Trainer who had trouble controlling it. Donphan would usually fall asleep and did so since its loss to Silver's Totodile.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS096 The longer and bigger its tusks are, the higher it is ranked amongst its herd.*
 

In the TCG

Main article: Donphan (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II  
Gold It has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its Tackle is strong enough to knock down a house.
Silver The longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take long to grow.
Crystal Because this Pokémon's skin is so tough, a normal attack won't even leave a scratch on it.
Stadium 2 It has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its Tackle is strong enough to knock down a house.
Generation III  
Ruby Donphan's favorite attack is curling its body into a ball, then charging at its foe while rolling at high speed. Once it starts rolling, this Pokémon can't stop very easily.
Sapphire If Donphan were to tackle with its hard body, even a house could be destroyed. Using its massive strength, the Pokémon helps clear rock and mud slides that block mountain trails.
Emerald A Donphan is so strong it can easily haul a dump truck. Its hide has toughened to a rock-hard state. An ordinary sort of attack won't even leave a scratch.
FireRed The longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take long to grow.
LeafGreen It has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its Tackle is strong enough to knock down a house.
Generation IV  
Diamond It attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its Tackle is strong enough to knock down a house.
SoulSilver The longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take long to grow.
Generation V  
Black It attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
White
Black 2 It attacks by curling up then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
White 2
Generation VI  
X It has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its Tackle is strong enough to knock down a house.
Y The longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take long to grow.
Omega Ruby Donphan's favorite attack is curling its body into a ball, then charging at its foe while rolling at high speed. Once it starts rolling, this Pokémon can't stop very easily.
Alpha Sapphire If Donphan were to tackle with its hard body, even a house could be destroyed. Using its massive strength, the Pokémon helps clear rock and mud slides that block mountain trails.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II  
Gold
TradeEvolve event Phanpy
Silver
Route 28Mt. SilverVictory Road*
Crystal
Route 45MorningDay
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Phanpy
Emerald
Evolve Phanpy
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Phanpy
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Phanpy
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Phanpy
Platinum
Evolve Phanpy
HeartGold
Route 28Mt. SilverVictory Road
SoulSilver
Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V  
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Phanpy
Generation VI  
X Y
Evolve Phanpy
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone (Zone 4, tall grass), Mirage Mountains (west of Route 104, north of Lilycove City, northeast of Route 125, south of Route 131)
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

 

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Phanpy
Trozei!
Secret Storage 18, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Phanpy
Ranger
Fiore Temple
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Crystal Cave (B6-B11)
MD Sky
Crystal Cave (B6-B11)
MD Stormy
Evolve Phanpy
Ranger: GS
Faldera IslandFire Temple
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Desert: Sunny Seashore (Post-ending)
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Pokémon on a Roll
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 2
Shuffle
Silbern Museum: Stage 101
Blau Salon: Stage 409
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Dusty Desert (Center Boss, Back)Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (Special)

 

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
HeartGold SoulSilver Passho Berry Passho Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90  
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 120  
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 120  
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Atk: 60  
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 60  
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 50  
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/17 ★★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Ground
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Psychic
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Weak to:
Water
Grass
Ice
Immune to:
Electric
Resistant to:
Poison ½×
Rock ½×
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Fury Attack Normal Physical 15 85% 20
1 Fire Fang Fire Physical 65 95% 15
1 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 65 95% 15
1 Horn Attack Normal Physical 65 100% 25
1 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
1 Growl Normal Status 100% 40
1 Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
Evo. Fury Attack Normal Physical 15 85% 20
6 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 20 100% 40
10 Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
15 Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
19 Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
24 Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
30 Magnitude Ground Physical 100% 30
37 Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
43 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
50 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Donphan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Donphan
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status —% 20
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 60 95% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status —% 20
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Donphan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Donphan
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

 
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DunsparcePiloswineKecleonMamoswine Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
DunsparceTorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPurugly
ChespinQuilladinChesnaughtPanchamPangoro
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucarioLycanrocMudbray
Mudsdale
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateDunsparceWoobat
SwoobatLitleoPyroar
Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioCameruptHippopotas
HippowdonDrilburExcadrill
Fissure Ground Physical 30% 5
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateNidoran♂Nidorino
NidokingMankeyPrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlaziken
VigorothNumelCameruptStunkySkuntankOshawott
DewottSamurottPatratWatchogBouffalantPassimian
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
TepigPigniteEmboarScraggyScrafty Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
WailmerWailordMudbrayMudsdale Heavy Slam Steel Physical 100% 10
VulpixNinetalesSeelDewgongSneaselSwinub
Glaceon
Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioSwinubPiloswine
MamoswineDrilburExcadrillSandileKrokorokKrookodile
BunnelbyDiggersbyYungoosGumshoosMudbrayMudsdale
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
PersianPersianSnubbullGranbullPoochyenaMightyena
LinooneSlakothSkittyMawileGlameowLillipup
HerdierStoutlandPurrloinLiepardDedenne
Play Rough Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
TeddiursaUrsaringSpoinkGrumpigSphealSealeo
WalreinDedenne
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Donphan in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Donphan in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Donphan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Donphan
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Donphan can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Donphan cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Donphan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Donphan
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
231 Odor Sleuth Normal Status —% 40
231 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 35
231 Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
231 Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
231 Endure Normal Status —% 10
231 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
231 Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
231 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
231 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Donphan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Donphan
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS232.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani232.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP232.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend AreaSafari
Phrases
51%-100% HP The length of these tusks is a measure of my power!
26%-50% HP This won't do. My health has dwindled to half.
1%-25% HP I've had enough... My tusks are too heavy to move...
Level up I've leveled up! My tusks seem to have thrust out more!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP232.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
Ground
Field move: Tackle fm.pngTackle fm.png
(Tackle ×2)
Loops: 10 Min. exp.: 60 Max. exp.: 85
Browser entry
Donphan rolls its body into a ball to charge. Its crash can shake things up!
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry
It triggers tremors to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT232.png

 
 
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ground
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 92 Raise Max Level.png 3

#46
Shuffle232.png

Quake
Sometimes increases damage and leaves opponent paralyzed.
Skill Swapper: Ground Forces

Evolution

231Phanpy.png
Unevolved
Phanpy
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 25
232Donphan.png
First evolution
Donphan
 Ground 

 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 232.png Spr b 2g 232.png   Spr 2s 232.png Spr b 2g 232.png   Spr 2c 232.png Spr b 2g 232.png
Spr 2g 232 s.png Spr b 2g 232 s.png   Spr 2s 232 s.png Spr b 2g 232 s.png   Spr 2c 232 s.png Spr b 2g 232 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 232.png Spr b 3r 232.png   Spr 3e 232.png Spr b 3r 232.png   Spr 3r 232.png Spr b 3r 232.png
Spr 3r 232 s.png Spr b 3r 232 s.png   Spr 3e 232 s.png Spr b 3r 232 s.png   Spr 3r 232 s.png Spr b 3r 232 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
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
232MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Donphan images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Japanese sprites

Spr 2s 232 jp.png
Spr 2s 232 s jp.png
Silver

Trivia

  • Donphan shares its category with Tyranitar. They are both known as the Armor Pokémon.
  • Donphan and Ursaring, along with their pre-evolutions, are the only Pokémon to swap version-exclusive status between localizations. While Phanpy and Donphan are found only in the Japanese and Korean Gold, they are not found in Gold in other languages, being found in the Silver Version of those languages instead, with Teddiursa and Ursaring getting the opposite treatment. This is corrected in the remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver, where they follow the Japanese and Korean Gold and Silver.

Origin

It appears to have been based on an adult elephant, although it resembles the tire of an automobile when curled up or using its trademark Rollout attack. As both Phanpy and Donphan are much smaller compared to humans than conventional African or Asian elephants, they may have actually been inspired by the dwarf elephant or pygmy elephant.

Name origin

Donphan and Donfan are a combination of don and elephantDon may refer to lord; a root word meaning teeth, referring to its tusks; or mastodon, a prehistoric elephant. Don may have also been included to reflect Donphan's robust physique and great strength, especially in comparison to Phanpy.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドンファン Donfan From don and elephant
France Flag.png French Donphan Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Donphan Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Donphan Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Donphan Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코리갑 Korigap From 코끼리 kkokkiri and 갑 (甲) gap
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 冬凡 Dūngfàahn  
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 頓甲 / 顿甲 Dùnjiǎ From 頓 dùn and 甲 jiǎ
 
 

 

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