Donphan

Donphan is a Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Armor Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 232
Type Ground
Species Armor Pokémon
Height 3′07″ (1.1 m)
Weight 264.6 lbs (120.0 kg)
Abilities Sturdy
Sand Veil (hidden ability)
Local № 196 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
166 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
201 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
173 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Defense
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 175
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 120
220 372
Defense 120
220 372
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 60
112 240
Speed 50
94 218
Total 500 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Donphan.

Evolution chart

(Level 25)

Donphan changes

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 a long time 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
Pearl
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
White
It attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
Black 2
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.

Moves learned by Donphan

Moves learnt by level up

Donphan learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BulldozeGround 60 100
1Defense CurlNormal
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1Fury AttackNormal 15 85
1GrowlNormal 100
1Horn AttackNormal 65 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
6Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
10RolloutRock 30 90
15AssuranceDark 60 100
19Knock OffDark 65 100
24SlamNormal 80 75
30MagnitudeGround 100
37Scary FaceNormal 100
43EarthquakeGround 100 100
50Giga ImpactNormal 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Donphan learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fury AttackNormal 15 85

Egg moves

Donphan learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Donphan egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CounterFighting 100
EndeavorNormal 100
FissureGround
Focus EnergyNormal
Head SmashRock 150 80
Heavy SlamSteel 100
High HorsepowerGround 95 95
Ice ShardIce 40 100
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
Play RoughFairy 90 90
SnoreNormal 50 100

Move Tutor moves

Donphan can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Donphan. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CharmFairy 100 Level up
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Level up
EndureNormal Level up
FlailNormal 100 Level up
Last ResortNormal 140 100 Level up
Natural GiftNormal 100 Level up
Odor SleuthNormal Level up
TackleNormal 40 100 Level up
Take DownNormal 90 85 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Donphan is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
74Gyro BallSteel 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Donphan can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Donphan learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BulldozeGround 60 100
1Defense CurlNormal
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1Fury AttackNormal 15 85
1GrowlNormal 100
1Horn AttackNormal 65 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
6Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
10RolloutRock 30 90
15AssuranceDark 60 100
19Knock OffDark 65 100
24SlamNormal 80 75
30MagnitudeGround 100
37Scary FaceNormal 100
43EarthquakeGround 100 100
50Giga ImpactNormal 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Donphan learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fury AttackNormal 15 85

Egg moves

Donphan learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Donphan egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CounterFighting 100
EndeavorNormal 100
FissureGround
Focus EnergyNormal
Head SmashRock 150 80
Heavy SlamSteel 100
Ice ShardIce 40 100
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
Play RoughFairy 90 90
SnoreNormal 50 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Donphan. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CharmFairy 100 Level up
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Level up
EndureNormal Level up
FlailNormal 100 Level up
Last ResortNormal 140 100 Level up
Natural GiftNormal 100 Level up
Odor SleuthNormal Level up
TackleNormal 40 100 Level up
Take DownNormal 90 85 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Donphan is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
74Gyro BallSteel 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Donphan can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Donphan sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Donphan  sprite from Silver Donphan  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Donphan  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Donphan  sprite from Black & White Donphan  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Donphan Shiny sprite from Silver Donphan Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Donphan Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Donphan Shiny sprite from Black & White Donphan Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Donphan

Gold Trade/migrate from another game
Silver Route 28, Mt. Silver, Victory Road
Crystal Route 45
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Evolve Phanpy
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Phanpy
HeartGold Route 28, Mt. Silver, Victory Road
SoulSilver Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone, Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Donphan
Japanese ドンファン (Donfan)
German Donphan
French Donphan

Name origin

don
of great size/importance; lord or master
elephant
large mammal native to India and Africa