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Darmanitan (Japanese: ヒヒダルマ Hihidaruma) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It also has an Ice-type regional variant introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Darmanitan is a mainly red, ape-like Pokémon. Its body is rounded and powerfully-built, with large tan colored fists, long forelegs, and short hind legs. It has a wide, toothy, relatively manic-looking grin etched on its face, large round eyes with black pupils, and long flaming eyebrows. Its bared teeth are sharp like fangs. Its upper body is bulkier than its lower body, and it has a stubby, pointed tail. It has three tan ovular patches on its chest, just below its grinning mouth.

It has another form called Zen Mode that has a similar torso to its normal form, but with shortened eyebrows, retracted limbs, and is colored blue. It has also has no pupils and gains the Psychic type, along with having its stats altered. It is also brightly colored looking at its arms and legs and near the eyes and has three brightly colored blue dots on its torso.

A Galarian Darmanitan in its standard form is much more bulky than its Unovan counterpart. Its lips are more defined and a large snowball-like formation protrude from the top of Darmanitan's head.

Just like its Unovan counterpart, Galarian Darmanitan has its own variant of Zen Mode. However, Galarian Darmanitan loses its limbs in favor of large mittens. Its main face has a pair of white pupil-less eyes and red eye brows with a sinister appearance and is shifted to its lower half. Its head consists of another pair of pupil-less eyes and a wavy mouth. Its "nose" is a flame sticking out. Two yellow dots form below its main face, imitating pieces of coal.

Behavior

Darmanitan is a mostly belligerent creature that is capable of generating an internal flame inside its body that burns at 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing it to demolish a single dump truck in a single punch. However, once weakened, Darmanitan will enter its Zen Mode that allows it to sharpen its mental focus to combat opponents with psychokinesis.

In the Galar region during snowstorms, Darmanitan often goes to human homes and stash food inside the snowball on its head. Unlike its Unovan counterpart, Galarian Darmanitan has a timid demeanor, even disguising itself as an ordinary snowman if any humans are nearby. When it reaches its Zen Mode, Galarian Darmanitan becomes more aggressive and wild after its flame sac has been reignited. It will continue to go on a rampage, spewing flames everywhere even when it is on the brink of melting.

Evolution

Darmanitan is the evolved form of Darumaka as of level 35.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Desert Resort Five
Black 2 and White 2 Evolve Darumaka None
X and Y Transfer None


Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    Its internal fire burns at 2,500º F, making enough power that it can destroy a dump truck with one punch.

  • White

    When weakened in battle, it transforms into a stone statue. Then it sharpens its mind and fights on mentally.

  • Black 2

    When one is injured in a fierce battle, it hardens into a stone-like form. Then it meditates and sharpens its mind.

  • White 2

    When one is injured in a fierce battle, it hardens into a stone-like form. Then it meditates and sharpens its mind.

  • X

    When one is injured in a fierce battle, it hardens into a stone-like form. Then it meditates and sharpens its mind.

  • Y

    Its internal fire burns at 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, making enough power that it can destroy a dump truck with one punch.

  • Omega Ruby

    When one is injured in a fierce battle, it hardens into a stone-like form. Then it meditates and sharpens its mind.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Its internal fire burns at 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, making enough power that it can destroy a dump truck with one punch.

  • Sword

    Standard Mode: The thick arms of this hot-blooded Pokémon can deliver punches capable of obliterating a dump truck.
    Zen Mode: Through meditation, it calms its raging spirit and hones its psychic powers.
    Galarian Standard Mode: On days when blizzards blow through, it comes down to where people live. It stashes food in the snowball on its head, taking it home for later.
    Galarian Zen Mode: Anger has reignited its atrophied flame sac. This Pokémon spews fire everywhere as it rampages indiscriminately.

  • Shield

    Standard Mode: This Pokémon's power level rises along with the temperature of its fire, which can reach 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Zen Mode: When wounded, it stops moving. It goes as still as stone to meditate, sharpening its mind and spirit.
    Galarian Standard Mode: Though it has a gentle disposition, it's also very strong. It will quickly freeze the snowball on its head before going for a headbutt.
    Galarian Zen Mode: Darmanitan takes this form when enraged. It won't stop spewing flames until its rage has settled, even if its body starts to melt.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
105
Attack
140
Defense
55
Sp. Atk
30
Sp. Def
55
Speed
95
Total
480

Base Stats
HP
105
Attack
30
Defense
105
Sp. Atk
140
Sp. Def
105
Speed
55
Total
540

Learnset

Leveling

Darmanitan

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
1 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
Evo Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
3 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
6 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special
9 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
11 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
14 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
17 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
19 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
22 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
25 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
27 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
30 Belly Drum —% 10 Normal Status
33 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical
39 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
47 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
54 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
1 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 1 3 ♥
3 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
6 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
9 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 1 3 ♥
11 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
14 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
17 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
19 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
22 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
25 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
27 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
30 Belly Drum —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 6 0 ♥
33 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Cool 6 0 ♥
35 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
39 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
47 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
54 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
1 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
3 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
6 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
9 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
11 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
14 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
17 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
19 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
22 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
25 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
27 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
30 Belly Drum —% 10 Normal Status
33 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical
35 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
39 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
47 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
54 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Galarian Darmanitan

LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Icicle Crash 85 90% 10 Ice Physical
1 Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
Evo. Icicle Crash 85 90% 10 Ice Physical
12 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical
16 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
20 Ice Fang 65 95% 15 Ice Physical
24 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
28 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
32 Uproar 90 100% 100 Normal Special
38 Belly Drum —% 10 Normal Status
44 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
50 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
56 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 4 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Darmanitan can learn, refer to Darumaka.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Superpower B2W2 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Anime

Darmanitan

Bianca's father's Darmanitan in the anime

Trainers with a Darmanitan

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, you can catch the Darmanitan that belonged to N in the Desert Resort.
  • Darmanitan was revealed along with six other Pokémon in July's issue of CoroCoro on June 11, 2010.
  • Darmanitan is the only Fire-type Pokémon that learns Hammer Arm by leveling up.
  • Only special Darmanitan can have the ability Zen Mode, if you evolved it from Darumaka, the resulting Darmanitan won't have Zen Mode unless Darumaka has its special ability prior to this.
  • Zen Mode Galarian Darmanitan is the only Pokemon with the Ice/Fire-type.
  • Zen Mode Galarian Darmanitan has the highest base Speed stat of all Ice-type and Fire-type Pokémon.
    • In addition, Zen Mode Galarian Darmanitan is tied with Mega Blaziken for having the highest base Attack stat of any non-legendary Fire-type Pokemon.
  • Out of the Pokemon who got a regional variant so far, Darmanitan is the only one to have an alternate form.
  • Ibe Mana, the designer of Darmanitan, took inspiration from the Bodhidharma to create this Pokémon since she thought that Bodhidharma looked like an orangutan/a gorilla.
  • Galarain Darmanitan was the first known Pokémon to be banished to Ubers Tier in competitive play.

Origin

Darmanitan bears resemblance to the Daruma doll. Its design also seems to be based on an orangutan or gorilla. Its Zen Mode is based on the "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil".

Galarian Darmanitan is based on a yeti with some elements of a snowman. Its Zen Mode emphasizes more on its snowman-like appearance, such as the spurt of fire for the nose and large gloves. This is because the Japanese word for snowman is "yukidaruma," meaning "snow Daruma." Its snowball on its head is similar to the Indian Pagri. Its Zen Mode is inspired by avatism, the reappearance of a disappeared ancestral trait, and its blaze appears to be based on the carrot noses of snowmen.

The varied Zen Modes' pupils reflect on the practices of painting Daruma dolls and their symbolic values on goal fulfillment.

Etymology

Darmanitan's name is a combination of the words daruma and orangutan.

Gallery

Normal Form

Galarian Form

==See also==
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