Donphan (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Donphan (disambiguation).
Donphan
Armor Pokémon
ドンファン
Donfan
#232
Donphan



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'07″ 1.1 m
Donphan
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg
Donphan
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
189
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Donphan
0
HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F232.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
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.

Donphan was officially revealed in the May 1997 issue of CoroCoro, along with Slowking and Ampharos.[1]

Generation IX introduced Paradox Pokemon Great Tusk and Iron Treads that appear to be inspired by Donphan.

Biology

Donphan is a gray, proboscid 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. Both Great Tusk and Iron Treads share a resemblance to Donphan.

In the anime

Donphan in the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Ash's Donphan

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

Other

Donphan debuted briefly at the beginning of Mewtwo Strikes Back, under the ownership of Raymond. It battled Ash's Bulbasaur and managed to land two successive hits with Rollout, only to then be defeated by Bulbasaur's Solar Beam. At the time, Donphan was an unknown Pokémon. In the film's remake, Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, it played the same role.

Four Donphan made their main series debut in Roll On, Pokémon!, under the ownership of Rochelle. She would use them to find amberite.

In Date Expectations, a Shiny Donphan was the center of romantic attention for multiple male Donphan. Ash and his friends eventually helped one such Donphan to succeed and mate with the Shiny Donphan.

In Choose It or Lose It!, Tyson used a Donphan in his Ever Grande Conference battle against Ash. It went up against Swellow but was soon defeated.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2), Kellyn used his Capture Styler to capture a Donphan. He then had it smash through the cave-ins that were caused by an Aggron belonging to J's client.

Minor appearances

A Shiny Donphan in the anime

In Tricks of the Trade, a Donphan was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

A Donphan appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

A Donphan appeared in Pikachu's PikaBoo.

In Gotta Catch Ya Later!, Misty's flashback featured multiple Donphan.

In Beg, Burrow and Steal, a Donphan was living in an underground paradise.

A Coordinator's Donphan appeared in Deceit and Assist.

In Battling The Generation Gap!, a Coordinator's Donphan competed in the Celestic Contest.

In Challenging a Towering Figure!, a Trainer's Donphan battled a Snover during the Festival Battle Challenge.

In An Old Family Blend!, a Trainer's Donphan was at the Lily of the Valley Conference.

In the opening of Zoroark: Master of Illusions, Ethan used a Donphan to battle Ash and Pikachu, though the outcome of that battle was left unknown.

A Trainer's Donphan appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

In The Power of Us, a Trainer's Donphan competed in the Pokémon Catch Race.

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.
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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG154 Donphan May's Pokédex Donphan, the Armor Pokémon. Donphan has razor-sharp tusks, armor-like skin, and enormous power.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, a Trainer's Donphan was in a town square in Pasio.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

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

In Number One Donphan, a thieving ruffian used multiple Donphan, but they were defeated by Gold afterwards. They reappeared in Bellsprout Rout.

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

In The Last Battle XIII, a Donphan was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

In I'm Your Biggest Fan, Donphan, Wattson accidentally catches Sapphire in a trap designed to catch a wild, rampaging Donphan. After coming across 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 a flashback in Innocent Scientist, the International Police trained a Donphan.

Pokédex entries

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

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Donphan appeared in The Secret Of The Fighting Type Pokémon.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Donphan appeared in GDZ40, under the ownership of a male Trainer.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In Clefairy, the Battle Instructor, a boy who had trouble controlling a Donphan. It would usually fall asleep and did so since its loss to Silver's Totodile.

In the TCG

Main article: Donphan (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#196
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 Hoenn
#166
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#201
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#173
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It attacks by curling up and rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#123
Scarlet Donphan is covered in tough hide, so even being hit by a car won’t faze this Pokémon. However, it is extremely susceptible to rain.
Violet Donphan is normally a calm Pokémon, but once it is enraged, it will curl its body into a ball and charge at you while rolling.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold
Trade, Evolve Event Phanpy
Silver
Route 28, Mt. Silver, Victory 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 28, Mt. Silver, Victory 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
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Phanpy
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


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 (B6F-B11F)
MD Sky
Crystal Cave (B6F-B11F)
MD Stormy
Evolve Phanpy
Ranger: GS
Faldera Island, Fire 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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal


Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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

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 VIII, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
011 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
Evo.Evo. Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
066 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
1010 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1515 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
1919 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
2424 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3030 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100100% 10
3737 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
4343 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5050 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM010Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM053Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM053 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM124Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
Fissure Ground Physical 30% 5
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
Heavy Slam Steel Physical 100% 10
High Horsepower Ground Physical 95 95% 10
Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
Play Rough Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Donphan in Generation IX
  • 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 a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Phanpy (Pokémon)#Learnset Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 35
Phanpy (Pokémon)#Learnset Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Phanpy (Pokémon)#Learnset Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
Phanpy (Pokémon)#Learnset 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
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Safari
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
MDP E 232.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 R-035
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 R-210/N-086
It triggers tremors to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush232 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT232.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ground
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 15

#46
Shuffle232.png

Quake
Sometimes increases damage and leaves opponent paralyzed for a short period of time.
Skill Swapper: Ground Forces
Pokémon GO
GO232.png Base Stamina: 207 Base Attack: 214 Base Defense: 185
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Counter, Mud-Slap*, Charm*
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Heavy Slam, Play Rough, Body Slam*

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
Gold (Japan) Silver (Japan)
Spr 2g 232.png Spr b 2g 232.png Spr 2s 232 jp.png Spr b 2g 232.png
Spr 2g 232 s.png Spr b 2g 232 s.png Spr 2s 232 s jp.png Spr b 2g 232 s.png
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
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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 VIII
HOME
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
232MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Donphan images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Donphan shares its category with Tyranitar. They are both known as the Armor Pokémon.
  • Donphan and Ursaring, along with their pre-evolved forms, 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 changed in the remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver, where they follow the Japanese and Korean Gold and Silver.

Origin

Donphan seems to be based on an adult elephant, possibly the pygmy elephant or the extinct dwarf elephant due to its relatively small size (if compared to Copperajah). The ridges on its dark gray backside are similar to tire treads, causing it to resemble a spinning car tire when using its Rollout attack. Its armored body may be a reference to war elephants that were trained by humans for combat.

Name origin

Donphan and Donfan may be a combination of don (Spanish for lord or master) or -don (common suffix in names of prehistoric animals derived from the Ancient Greek word for tooth) and elephant.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドンファン Donfan From don, -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
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 頓甲 / 顿甲 Dùnjiǎ From the partial transcription of the Japanese name and jiǎ
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 頓甲 Deuhngaap*
冬凡 Dūngfàahn*
From the partial transcription of the Japanese name and gaap
Transcription of Japanese name


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