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

Biology

Physiology

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, resembling a car tire. This tough hide prevents regular attack 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 claws.

Behaviour

Donphan's behaviour was mostly seen in the anime. It likes to use moves like Rollout As a form of attacking, becoming impossible to stop and able to demolish houses, as well as by males to establish dominance.

Abilities

Its main ability sturdy prevents it from being knocked out in 1 hit,while sand veil boosts its evasion in sandstorm and makes it harder to hit. It may also have a decent sense of smell.

Gender differences

Male Donphan have longer tusks then the females. The tusks also seem to show leadership ranks, the bigger the tusks, the higher the rank.

Evolution

Donphan is the evolved form of Phanpy, which evolves at level 25.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold and Silver Route 28, Silver Cave, Victory Road (Silver Only) Uncommon
Crystal Route 45 Uncommon
Ruby and Sapphire Evolve Phanpy None
FireRed and LeafGreen Evolve Phanpy None
Emerald Evolve Phanpy None
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Phanpy None
Platinum Evolve Phanpy None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Route 28, Mt. Silver, Victory Road (HeartGold Only) Uncommon
Black and White Trade None
X and Y Friend Safari Common


Pokédex entries

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Black

    It attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.

  • White

    It attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.

  • Black 2

    It attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.

  • White 2

    It attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.

  • 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.


Stats

Donphan's Stats
HP
90
Attack
120
Defense
120
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
60
Speed
50
Total
500

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
1 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical
1 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status
Evo Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
6 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
10 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
15 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
19 Knock Off 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
24 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
30 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical
37 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
43 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
50 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
6 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
15XY
10ORAS
Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
31XY
15ORAS
Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
10XY
19ORAS
Knock Off 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
24 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
25 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
19XY
30ORAS
Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
39XY
37ORAS
Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
46XY
43ORAS
Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
54XY
50ORAS
Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
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 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
1 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status
1 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
6 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
10 Knock Off 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
15 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
19 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical
24 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
25 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
31 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
39 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
46 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
54 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Smart 3
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 3
1 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical Cool 3
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
1 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
1 Flail 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 2
6 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 2
10 Knock Off 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
15 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
19 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical Tough 2
24 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3
25 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
31 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Beauty 2
39 Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
46 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
54 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
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 III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Odor Sleuth 100% 40 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
1 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
9 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
17 Flail 100% 15 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
25 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
33 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
41 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
49 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
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 II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal
9 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
17 Flail 100% 15 Normal
25 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal
33 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
41 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal
49 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
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.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
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
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
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 Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical 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
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
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
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Beauty 2
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
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 III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Smart 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 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 II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
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 Donphan can learn, refer to Phanpy.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Bounce USUM 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Gunk Shot USUM 120 80% 5 Poison Physical
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Superpower USUM 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Gunk Shot ORAS 120 80% 5 Poison Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Last Resort ORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block B2W2 —% 5 Normal Status
Bounce B2W2 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Gunk Shot B2W2 120 70% 5 Poison Physical
Hyper Voice B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Last Resort B2W2 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb B2W2 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Superpower B2W2 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Block HGSS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2
Bounce HGSSPt 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Cute 1
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Endeavor HGSSPt 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2
Gunk Shot HGSSPt 120 70% 5 Poison Physical Cool 3
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Iron Defense HGSSPt —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Rollout HGSSPt 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
Seed Bomb HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Smart 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Superpower HGSSPt 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 2
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 III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Rollout E 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 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.

Donphan learns no moves via tutoring.

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Many Pokémon trainers own Donphan. Ash owns a Donphan, which was last used at the Sinnoh League against Conway's Shuckle. A Shiny Donphan appeared in the anime in the episode "Date Expectations".

Trivia

"Donfan" instead of "Donphan".

  • Donphan and Tyranitar have the same species. They are both known as the Armor Pokémon.
  • Pokémon Crystal is the only known game in which Donphan lifts up its trunk.
  • Kenta Miyake, who plays Giovanni in the original Japanese anime series, voices Donphan in both the Japanese and English-language versions of the anime.
  • The Trading Cards for the first Pokémon movie erroneously use Donphan's Japanese name: Donfan.
  • The names Phanpy and Donphan may be derived from the character names Pompy and (Tom) Doniphan from the classic western film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. This was mentioned in a Players Pulse letter in Nintendo Power Magazine by a fan of the games.
  • In the Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook for Generation VI, Donphan is listed as a Normal-type.
  • All non Korean/Japanese versions of Gold do not have Donphan, it is replaced by Ursaring as a version exclusive. This error was corrected in the remakes.
  • In Pokémon GO, Donphan is one of the few Pokémon that can have a CP of 3000 or more that is not a Mythical or Legendary.

Origin

Donphan resembles an adult elephant, but may also be based off of the Pygmy Elephant due to its small stature. The texture on its back and trunk resemble the treads of an all-terrain tires, Donphan even resembling one when curling up to use attacks. It's resemblance to a tire may reference the tough hides of elephants.

Etymology

Donphan and it's Japanese name, Donfan, is a combination of -don (a suffix meaning 'lord' in Spanish), -odon (a suffix meaning 'tooth' in ancient Greek, referring to Donphan's tusks) and elephant.

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See also

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