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Type(s)
Type Ground  
Species Armor Pokémon
Abilities Sturdy
Sand Veil (DW)
Pokédex
Phanpy ← 232 → Porygon2
Kanto N/A Johto 196/201
Hoenn 166/173 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From Phanpy
Evolves Into None
Donphan
232
ドンファン Donfan
232Donphan
Generation II
Evolutionary Line
231232
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg 3'07" 1.1 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Gray Field
Body Style Footprint
Body08
F232
Cry

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

Biology

Physiology

Shiny-donphan

A shiny Donphan.

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.

Evolution

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

Game info

Game locations

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


Pokédex entries

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.
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.
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
Alpha Sapphire


Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Donphan-M XY Donphan Back XY
Donphan-F XY
Donphan-M Shiny XY Donphan Back Shiny XY
Donphan-F Shiny XY

Appearances

Anime

Donfan

Ash's Donphan

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 Rollout! Loving Donphan!!

Trainers with a Donphan

Trivia

Donfan2

Donfan, Donphan's original name.

  • Donphan and Tyranitar have the same species. They are both known as 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.
  • According to Trading cards for the first movie, Donphan was originally named 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.

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