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 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 120.0 kg (264.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. 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 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 175
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 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.
1BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
1Defense CurlNormalStatus
1Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
1Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
6Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
10RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
15AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
19Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
24SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
30MagnitudeGroundPhysical 100
37Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
43EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
50Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 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 AttackNormalPhysical 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 PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
FissureGroundPhysical 30
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100
High HorsepowerGroundPhysical 95 95
Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 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
CharmFairyStatus 100 Level up
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Level up
EndureNormalStatus Level up
FlailNormalPhysical 100 Level up
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100 Level up
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Level up
Odor SleuthNormalStatus Level up
TackleNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 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.
1BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
1Defense CurlNormalStatus
1Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
1Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
6Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
10RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
15AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
19Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
24SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
30MagnitudeGroundPhysical 100
37Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
43EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
50Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 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 AttackNormalPhysical 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 PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
FissureGroundPhysical 30
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100
Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 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
CharmFairyStatus 100 Level up
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Level up
EndureNormalStatus Level up
FlailNormalPhysical 100 Level up
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100 Level up
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Level up
Odor SleuthNormalStatus Level up
TackleNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Donphan sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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 with a trunk