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Revision as of 16:11, 20 January 2010

Phanpy #231: Phanpy
Pokémon
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Donphan
ドンファン Donfan
#232
232Donphan.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Ground '
Category
Armor Pokémon
Ability
Sturdy
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#201
Hoenn
#166
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'07″
Imperial
1.1 m
Metric
Weight
264.6 lbs.
Imperial
120.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F232.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 189 Battle Exp.: 1891*

Donphan (Japanese: ドンファン Donfan) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Phanpy starting at level 25.

Biology

Physiology

Donphan is a light-gray elephant-like Pokémon. There is a thick, black band of hide that runs across the length of Donphan's back and extends to the trunk, resembling a car tire. Donphan has four short legs with three claws that each have a black band on them. They also sport a pair of white tusks, and elongated ears held stiffly to Donphan's sides with red ear insides.

Gender differences

A female Donphan has shorter tusks than a male.

Special abilities

It has the ability to curl up into a ball and violently roll around like a wheel, once it starts its rampage it will be almost unstoppable. These rolling tackles are strong enough to knock down a house. Its hide is also very tough, normal attacks won't leave a scratch on it.

Behavior

Donphan travel in a herd that is lead by a single Donphan, the larger the tusks the bigger its rank in the herd will be. They are also prone on going on violent rampages by curling into a ball and rolling almost nonstop. During their breeding season, male Donphan compete for mates by rolling as well to show how tough they are. This rolling is known as the Love Dance. Donphan are also known to have a keen sense of smell, at least in the sense of being able to detect amberite, and will upraise their trunks into the air to smell for it.

Habitat

These Pokémon seem to prefer rough, mountainous terrain.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

It is herbivorous, depicted to feed on shrubs. It apparently has an affinity with the Passho Berry, as it is occasionally found with it.

In the anime

Two Donphan in the anime.

Major appearances

Ash's Donphan

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

Other

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

File:ShinyDonphan.jpg
A Template:Shiny2 Donphan in the anime

In Date Expectations, many Donphan were falling in love with a Template:Shiny2 Donphan.

Minor appearances

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

Tyson used a Donphan during the Hoenn League.

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

A Donphan also appeared in Battling the Generation Gap!.

Another Donphan appeared in Challenging a Towering Figure!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP120 Donphan Ash's Pokédex Donphan, the Armor Pokémon. With it's 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

Pokémon Adventures

A herd of Donphan were used by a thieving ruffian in Volume 8. In RS Saga, Wattson tells Sapphire to stop a rampaging Donphan in New Mauville. After a fierce battle, she finally caught it.

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 I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
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 It attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
Platinum It attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
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 {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Uncommon Route 28, Silver Cave, Victory Road (Silver only)
Crystal
Uncommon Route 45
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Evolve Phanpy
Emerald
None Evolve Phanpy
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Phanpy
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Phanpy
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Phanpy
Platinum
None Evolve Phanpy
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon Route 28, Silver Cave, Victory Road  (HeartGold only)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Phanpy
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 18
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Phanpy
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crystal Cave (B6-B11)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple

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 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéthlon 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 V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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|- style="background:#EBD69D" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Phanpy
Unevolved
Phanpy
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 25


Donphan
First evolution
Donphan
 Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 232.png Spr 2s 232.png Spr 2c 232.png Spr b 2g 232.png
Spr 2g 232 s.png Spr 2s 232 s.png Spr 2c 232 s.png Spr b 2g 232 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 232.png Spr 3e 232.png Spr 3r 232.png Spr b 3r 232.png
Spr 3r 232 s.png Spr 3e 232 s.png Spr 3r 232 s.png Spr b 3r 232 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 232 m.png Spr 4d 232 m.png Spr 4h 232 m.png Spr b 4d 232 m.png
Spr 4d 232 f.png Spr 4d 232 f.png Spr 4h 232 f.png Spr b 4d 232 f.png
Spr 4d 232 m s.png Spr 4d 232 m s.png Spr 4h 232 m s.png Spr b 4d 232 m s.png
Spr 4d 232 f s.png Spr 4d 232 f s.png Spr 4h 232 f s.png Spr b 4d 232 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 232 m.png Spr 5b 232 m.png Spr b 5b 232 m.png
Spr 5b 232 f.png Spr 5b 232 f.png Spr b 5b 232 f.png
Spr 5b 232 m s.png Spr 5b 232 m s.png Spr b 5b 232 m s.png
Spr 5b 232 f s.png Spr 5b 232 f s.png Spr b 5b 232 f s.png
Donphan For other sprites and images, please see Donphan images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Donphan was the first evolved Generation II Pokémon seen in the anime. However, its name, nor that of the move it used, Rollout, wasn't revealed in its debut. Its name was finally revealed when a promotional set of cards was released for Mewtwo Strikes Back.
  • Donphan shares the same species name with Tyranitar. They are both known as Armor Pokémon.
  • Donphan, along with its pre-evolution Phanpy, and also Seel and Shellder, are the only non-Ice type Pokémon that can learn Ice Shard. Seel and Shellder can learn it by leveling up, while it is an egg move for Phanpy. However, both Seel and Shellder evolve into dual-Ice types.
  • In Crystal, Donphan could also learn Water Gun via breeding, reflecting elephant's propensity for hosing down their bodies with their trunks. However, the circumstances for its inability to do so in later games are the same as those of its pre-evolution.
  • 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 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.

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.

Name origin

Phan obviously comes from elephant. Don- could mean a 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

Related articles

External links

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