Donpha #232


Donphan is a gray, proboscid Pokémon with a thick, black band of hide running down its back to the tip of its long trunk. When this Pokémon curls up, the band resembles a car tire. Regular attacks cannot inflict even a scratch on this tough hide. The female has smaller white tusks that protrude from the corners of her mouth. It has thin, elongated ears that are held nearly perpendicular to its body. Its four short legs are each encircled with a broken, black band and have three toes.

Donphan can curl up into a ball and roll around violently like a wheel. These rolling tackles are powerful enough to bring a house down. Once it starts its rampage, it will be almost unstoppable. The anime shows that this ability is further used as a form of courtship. The male Donphan have rolling competitions to demonstrate their toughness to the females. It has been demonstrated that Donphan has a keen sense of smell, capable of sniffing out a gem known as amberite. Donphan travels in herds and follows a ranking system. The greater the size of its tusks, the higher its rank in the herd. It inhabits rough, mountainous terrain.

Evolution family

Donphan is part of a two-member family.



#231 Phanpy

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#232 Donphan




Phanpy shiny Donpha #232
#231 Phanpy

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Donphan shiny Donpha #232
#232 Donphan



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#232 Donphan


  • Donphan was released along with the main release of Johto-region Pokémon on February 16th, 2017.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Donphan was released at the start of Pokémon GO Tour: Johto on February 26th, 2022.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2017 Feb 16Increased spawns in:
Pokémon Day 2020: Feb 25 – Mar 2
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 19,431Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
1,291 Field Research:
Make 3 Excellent Throws: 2022 Aug
Special Research/Timed Research:
Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto – Completing 8th part



 Best moveset for Donphan

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Donphan’s greatest attacks are Mud-Slap and Earthquake. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Mud-Slap 15.4 dps
  Earthquake 46.7 dps


  Mud-Slap 15.4 dps
  Earthquake 46.7 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Tackle 5 10 10
 Counter 12 8.9 13.3
 Mud-Slap 18 8.6 15.4
 Charm 20 7.3 13.3
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Earthquake 140 -27.8 46.7
 Play Rough 90 -17.2 31
 Heavy Slam 70 -23.8 33.3
 Body Slam 50 -17.4 26.3

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Pokemon Donfan is a Second Generation Pokemon that ranks 232 in the Pokedex… He is a Pokémon of the terrestrial type that resides in the Joto area. This is the last stage of Pokemon Phanpy’s evolution.


How to find and catch Pokémon Donfan?

Donphan may be found in farms, parks, and forested highlands. It sometimes spawns in stone quarries.

Donphan is an uncommon sighting on the map. It’s a serious possibility if you develop Phanpy.