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Donphan Forms

Donphan has 1 alternative forms in the Scarlet and Violet Series.

ID TIER Donphan Forms Type Total HP Atk Def Sp.Atk Sp.Def Speed
#123
B Tier
Ground
500 90 120 120 60 60 50
#382
S Tier
Ground
Steel
570 90 112 120 72 70 106

Donphan Stats

Donphan highest IV stat is Attack (120) and the lowest being Speed (50).

Rank Value Stat
E
90
HP
S
120
Atk
B
120
Def
D
60
Sp.Atk
E
60
Sp.Def
F
50
Speed
B
500
Total

Donphan Guide

Donphan has a 1 Attack, 1 Defense EV Yield, which means the best nature to have with Donphan is a Brave nature due to the highest IV stat being Attack.

Donphan Detail
Wild Held ItemNone
Best Nature
Brave
+10% Attack
-10% Speed
Weak To
2x
2x
2x
Resistance To
1/2
1/2
0
Catch Rate60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
EV Yield1 Attack, 1 Defense

How To Evolve Donphan in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Phanpy Regular Evolution requires Level 25 to evolve into Donphan.

    Donphan Regular Evolution
  1. #122
    Phanpy
  2. Evolves at level 25
  3. #123
    Donphan

The Donphan Regular Evolution biggest stat increase will be the Atk stat.

Evolutions Total HP Atk Def Sp.Atk Sp.Def Speed
Phanpy
330
90
60
60
40
40
40
Stat Increase
+170
+0
+60
+60
+20
+20
+10
Donphan
500
90
120
120
60
60
50
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Where To Find Donphan Locations in Pokemon SV

Donphan has 2 spawn locations in pokemon scarlet and violet. You can find the evolved form Phanpy appearing at level 25 - 44, within the Asado Desert, West Province (Area Two) location.

Donphan Locations

Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Tera Raid Spawn
Donphan
Lv. 45
Very Common
60%
Desert (20%) Biome
Mountain (20%) Biome
Lake (20%) Biome
Phanpy
Lv. 11 - 22
Common
40%
Desert (20%) Biome
Grass (20%) Biome
Donphan
Lv. 25 - 44

Donphan Raid Rewards in Pokemon SV

Pokemon SV Donphan has 1 Tera Raids. The Donphan Tera Raid will be a Lv.45 4-Star Raid.

Raid Rewards Raid Moves
Lv. 45
15%
4.71%
12.35%
9.86%
10.94%
17.54%
31.91%
15.63%
Slam
Rollout
Assurance

Pokemon SV 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.

Donphan Type Weakness Chart
Damage Taken Types
+400%
Damage From
+200%
Damage From
Water
2x
Grass
2x
Ice
2x
-50%
Less Damage From
Poison
1/2
Rock
1/2
-75%
Less Damage From
Immune
to Damage From
Electric
0

What pokemon is Donphan Weak Against?
Increased Damage
Tier Pokemon Damage Taken Based on Move Type
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
A
+200%
A
+200%

What pokemon is Donphan Resistant Against?
Reduced Damage
Tier Pokemon Damage Taken Based on Move Type
S
Immune
S
Immune
S
Immune
S
Immune
S
-50%
S
-50%
A
Immune
B
Immune
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Best Moves for Donphan in Scarlet and Violet

Donphan Best Moves to use when choosing a Moveset, includes leveling moves such as Bulldoze and TM Moves like Hyper Beam, and Dig.

Unlock Move Description
Earthquake
Ground
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
100
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
The user sets off an earthquake that strikes every Pokemon around it.
Giga Impact
Normal
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
150
Acc:
90
PP:
5
Physical
Effect:
The user charges at the target using every bit of its power. The user can't move on the next turn.
Hyper Beam
Normal
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
150
Acc:
90
PP:
5
Special
Effect:
The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user can't move on the next turn.
Egg
Head Smash
Rock
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
150
Acc:
80
PP:
5
Physical
Effect:
The user attacks the target with a hazardous full-power headbutt. This also damages the user terribly.
Dig
Ground
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
80
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
The user burrows into the ground on the first turn, then attacks on the next turn.

List of Donphan Moves in

Donphan can learn 15 Moves from Leveling Up and 38 TM Moves. Moves like Fury Attack which, Donphan will learn by reaching level Evolution. You can also learn TM tutor moves such as Hyper Beam, Dig and Earth Power.

Donphan Level Up Moves

List of the 15 Moves Donphan can learn from leveling up.

Lv Move Description
Lv.1
Bulldoze
Ground
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
60
Acc:
100
PP:
20
Physical
Effect:
The user strikes everything around it by stomping down on the ground. This lowers the Speed stats of those hit.
Lv.1
Defense Curl
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
40
Status
Effect:
The user curls up and boosts its Defense stat.
Lv.1
Fire Fang
Fire
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
65
Acc:
95
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The user bites with flame-cloaked fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it with a burn.
Lv.1
Growl
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
100
PP:
40
Status
Effect:
The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokemon less wary. This lowers their Attack stats.
Lv.1
Horn Attack
Normal
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
65
Acc:
100
PP:
25
Physical
Effect:
The target is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn to inflict damage.
Lv.1
Thunder Fang
Electric
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
65
Acc:
95
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The user bites with electrified fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it with paralysis.
Lv.6
Rapid Spin
Normal
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
50
Acc:
100
PP:
40
Physical
Effect:
The user performs a spin attack that can also eliminate the effects of such moves as Bind, Wrap, and Leech Seed. This also boosts the user's Speed stat.
Lv.10
Rollout
Rock
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
30
Acc:
90
PP:
20
Physical
Effect:
The user continually rolls into the target over five turns. This attack becomes more powerful each time it hits.
Lv.15
Assurance
Dark
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
60
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
This move's power is doubled if the target has already taken some damage in the same turn.
Lv.19
Knock Off
Dark
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
65
Acc:
100
PP:
20
Physical
Effect:
The user slaps down the target's held item, making it unusable for that battle. This move does more damage if the target has a held item.
Lv.24
Slam
Normal
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
80
Acc:
75
PP:
20
Physical
Effect:
The target is slammed with a long tail, vines, or the like to inflict damage.
Lv.37
Scary Face
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Status
Effect:
The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.
Lv.43
Earthquake
Ground
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
100
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
The user sets off an earthquake that strikes every Pokemon around it.
Lv.50
Giga Impact
Normal
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
150
Acc:
90
PP:
5
Physical
Effect:
The user charges at the target using every bit of its power. The user can't move on the next turn.
Lv.Evolution
Fury Attack
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
15
Acc:
85
PP:
20
Physical
Effect:
The user attacks by jabbing the target with a horn, a beak, or the like. This move hits two to five times in a row.