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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Donphan

Donphan
Armor Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Donphan is a Ground Type Armor Pokémon, with a 7.8% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Donphan can be found with Sturdy as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 1 Attack, 1 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Brave Nature, based on 500 combined Base Stats.

National Dex Pokemon

Donphan Stats and Abilities

Based on Donphan Base IVs we consider this pokemon B-Tier choice. Donphan Highest IV Stat is Attack 120 and the Lowest being Speed 50.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
E
HP90290384
A
Attack120220372
C
Defense120220372
E
Special Attack60112240
F
Special Defense60112240
F
Speed5094218
B
Total500
Donphan Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Brave
+10% Attack
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield1 Attack, 1 Defense
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsField
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Sturdy
Ability 1
Sturdy allows the Pokémon to survive with 1 HP if attacked at full HP with an attack that would otherwise knock it out. It also prevents One-Hit-KO moves (Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine or Sheer Cold).
Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Sand Veil raises the ability-bearer's evasion by 20% in a sandstorm. It also gives immunity to sandstorm damage (if they are not already protected by being Ground/Rock/Steel type).

How To Evolve Donphan in BDSP

Phanpy requires (Level 25) to evolve into Donphan.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Phanpy
Level 25
Donphan

Where To Find Donphan in BDSP

Donphan has 3 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 5 Phanpy, within the Route 207 location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Rocky Cave
National
Phanpy
Lv. 16-63
Big Bluff Cavern
National
Phanpy
Lv. 16-63
Route 207
5 - 1%
Phanpy
Lv. 5

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Donphan Weakness

Donphan is a Ground Type pokemon. This will cause Donphan to take More Damage from Water, Grass, Ice Type Moves, and Less Damage from Poison, Rock, Electric Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Water
Grass
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Poison
Rock
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage
Electric

What pokemon is Donphan Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Celebi
S
Manaphy
S
Articuno

What pokemon is Donphan Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Tyranitar
S
Zapdos
S
Raikou
S
Regirock
A
Electivire
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Best Moves Donphan in BDSP

Best Moveset for Donphan Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
50
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
43
Earthquake
Physical
150
100 10 Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
24
Slam
Physical
80
75 20
1
Fire Fang
Physical
65
95 15 May cause flinching and/or burn opponent.

Best Moveset for Donphan TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM26
Earthquake
Physical
150
100 10 Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM23
Iron Tail
Physical
100
75 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Donphan Level Up Moves

List of Moves Donphan can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Fury Attack
Power: 15
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
1
Fire Fang
Power: 65
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching and/or burn opponent.
1
Thunder Fang
Power: 65
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching and/or paralyze opponent.
1
Horn Attack
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

1
Bulldoze
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
1
Growl
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Status

Lowers opponent's Attack.
1
Defense Curl
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Raises user's Defense.
6
Rapid Spin
Power: 20
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Physical

Removes effects of trap moves.
10
Rollout
Power: 30
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Physical

Doubles in power each turn for 5 turns.
15
Assurance
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if opponent already took damage in the same turn.
19
Knock Off
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Removes opponent's held item for the rest of the battle.
24
Slam
Power: 80
Acc: 75
PP: 20
Physical

30
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
37
Scary Face
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Speed.
43
Earthquake
Power:
150
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
50
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
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Donphan TM Moves

List of Moves Donphan can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM26
Earthquake
Power:
150
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM69
Rock Polish
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
TM71
Stone Edge
Power: 100
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM74
Gyro Ball
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

The slower the user, the stronger the attack.
TM76
Stealth Rock
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM84
Poison Jab
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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