Regular
Shiny
Donphan
Ground Type
Armor Pokémon
National Pokedex: #232

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Donphan is a Ground Type Armor Pokémon with a Medium Fast growth rate and a 1 Attack, 1 Defense EV Yield. Donphan can be found with Sturdy as an Ability; we recommend the Brave Nature, based on 500 total combined Base Stats in Pokemon SV.

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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).

Donphan Stats
Rank Stat Value
E
HP
90
S
Attack
120
B
Defense
120
D
Special Attack
60
E
Special Defense
60
F
Speed
50
B
Total
500
Donphan Details
Donphan Detail
Best Nature
Brave
+10% Attack
-10% Speed
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Sweet
Liked Foods
Catch Rate60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Field
EV Yield1 Attack, 1 Defense
Growth RateMedium Fast
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Donphan Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Sturdy
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).
Hidden Ability
Sand Veil
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 Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Phanpy requires (Level 25) to evolve into Donphan.

Donphan Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Phanpy
Ground Type
Level 25
Donphan
Ground Type
Donphan Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Phanpy
330
90
60
40
60
40
40
Stat Change
+170
+0
+60
+20
+60
+20
+10
Donphan
500
90
120
60
120
60
50

Where To Find Donphan Locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

List of Locations where you can find and catch Donphan in Pokemon SV.

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
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?

Donphan Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
A
Gyarados
Water Type
Flying Type
A
Gogoat
Grass Type
B
Cloyster
Water Type
Ice Type
B
Vaporeon
Water Type
B
Leafeon
Grass Type

What pokemon is Donphan Strong Against?

Donphan Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Tyranitar
Rock Type
Dark Type
A
Magnezone
Electric Type
Steel Type
B
Jolteon
Electric Type
B
Luxray
Electric Type
B
Eelektross
Electric Type

Best Donphan Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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 Bold
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Pokemon similar to Donphan based on Ground Type
Similar Ground Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
B
Hippowdon-Pokemon-Image
Hippowdon
GROUND-Type 525 108 112 68 118 72 47
B
Donphan-Pokemon-Image
Donphan
GROUND-Type 500 90 120 60 120 60 50
B
Mudsdale-Pokemon-Image
Mudsdale
GROUND-Type 500 100 125 55 100 85 35
D
Pupitar-Pokemon-Image
Pupitar
ROCK-Type GROUND-Type 410 70 84 65 70 70 51
E
Mudbray-Pokemon-Image
Mudbray
GROUND-Type 385 70 100 45 70 55 45
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