Donphan

Official artwork of DonphanGround Shiny Pokémon icon

Donphan has a Max CP of 3407 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Sunny weather, and it was originally found in the Johto region. Shiny Donphan is available in Pokémon GO.

Donphan is a Ground-type Pokémon. Donphan is weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Poison, Rock, and Electric-type moves.

Stats

Max CP3407 CP
Attack214 ATK
Defense185 DEF
Stamina207 STA
Weather Boost
  • sunnySunny
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedDonphan can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#232
Height1.09 m
Weight120 kg
RegionJohto Generation 2
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Donphan type chart

Takes increased damage
GrassGrass160.0%
IceIce160.0%
WaterWater160.0%
Takes decreased damage
ElectricElectric39.1%
PoisonPoison62.5%
RockRock62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Donphan's best moves and move sets

Moves

Donphan's best Pokémon GO moveset is Mud-Slap and Earthquake, with 13.37 DPS (damage per second) and 411.9 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Sunny weather.

Best Donphan moves
DPS13.37
TDO411.87
Score26.7
Weather Boost
  • sunny
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Donphan with its best moveset, we recommend to use Counter/Earthquake. You will lose around 3.0% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Donphan's strongest moveset (Mud-Slap/Earthquake).

Donphan moves comparison

The following chart shows Donphan's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Donphan's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.GroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 13.37411.926.7
      2.FightingCounter GroundEarthquake 12.97399.625.9
      3.NormalTackle GroundEarthquake 12.69391.225.4
      4.GroundMud-Slap FairyPlay Rough 12.61388.625.2
      5.GroundMud-Slap SteelHeavy Slam 12.39381.824.8
      6.FightingCounter FairyPlay Rough 12.23376.824.4
      7.GroundMud-Slap GrassTrailblaze 12.15374.324.3
      8.FairyCharm GroundEarthquake 12.01370.124.0
      9.FightingCounter SteelHeavy Slam 11.95368.123.9
      10.NormalTackle FairyPlay Rough 11.91367.023.8
      11.FightingCounter GrassTrailblaze 11.69360.223.4
      12.GroundMud-Slap NormalBody Slam 11.69360.223.4
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      Fast Attacks

      • NormalTackle5Damage5Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Tackle
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy5
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy3

        Effects
        Tackle has no special effects.
        See Tackle details page ↗
      • GroundMud-Slap18Damage12Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Mud-Slap
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage18
        Energy12
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration1.4s
        Damage window1.1s - 1.4s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage11
        Energy9

        Effects
        Mud-Slap has no special effects.
        See Mud-Slap details page ↗
      • FightingCounter12Damage8Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Counter
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • NormalNormal
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • IceIce
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • PsychicPsychic
          • FairyFairy
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy8
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration0.9s
        Damage window0.7s - 0.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage8
        Energy7

        Effects
        Counter has no special effects.
        See Counter details page ↗
      • FairyCharm20Damage11Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Charm
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • DragonDragon
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage20
        Energy11
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration1.5s
        Damage window0.9s - 1.2s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage15
        Energy6

        Effects
        Charm has no special effects.
        See Charm details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • GroundEarthquake140Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Earthquake
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage140
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration3.6s
        Damage window2.7s - 3.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage110
        Energy65

        Effects
        Earthquake has no special effects.
        See Earthquake details page ↗
      • FairyPlay Rough90Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Play Rough
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • DragonDragon
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage90
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration2.9s
        Damage window1.3s - 2.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage90
        Energy60

        Effects
        Play Rough has no special effects.
        See Play Rough details page ↗
      • NormalBody Slam50Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Body Slam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage50
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window1.2s - 1.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage60
        Energy35

        Effects
        Body Slam has no special effects.
        See Body Slam details page ↗
      • SteelHeavy Slam70Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Heavy Slam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration2.1s
        Damage window1.5s - 1.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50

        Effects
        Heavy Slam has no special effects.
        See Heavy Slam details page ↗
      • GrassTrailblaze65Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Trailblaze
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage65
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.2s - 1.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage65
        Energy50

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Trailblaze has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Increase User's Attack by 25.0%
        See Trailblaze details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Donphan has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Donphan Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Donphan's Max CP is at Level 50. Donphan Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP3407 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch1233 CP - 1291 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1644 CP - 1722 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1644 CP - 1722 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • sunnySunny
      2055 CP - 2152 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Donphan Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Donphan Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      142 CP2133 CP3224 CP
      4315 CP5406 CP6497 CP
      7588 CP8679 CP9770 CP
      10861 CP11947 CP121033 CP
      131119 CP141205 CP151291 CP
      161377 CP171463 CP181549 CP
      191636 CP201722 CP211808 CP
      221894 CP231980 CP242066 CP
      252152 CP262238 CP272325 CP
      282411 CP292497 CP302583 CP
      312626 CP322669 CP332712 CP
      342755 CP352798 CP362841 CP
      372884 CP382927 CP392970 CP
      403013 CP413052 CP423090 CP
      433129 CP443168 CP453207 CP
      463246 CP473286 CP483326 CP
      493366 CP503407 CP

      Donphan evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Thumbnail image of PhanpyPhanpy
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Thumbnail image of DonphanDonphan
      • Phanpy evolves into Donphan which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Donphan

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Donphan's Ground-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Donphan.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega Steelix
      SteelGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
      GroundFire
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega Garchomp
      DragonGround
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Donphan Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Donphan in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
              Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
              Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Donphan, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              MultiplierAmount
              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Curveball1.7
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              PokéBall1.0
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              List of Donphan costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Donphan costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Donphan high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

              A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Donphan. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

              Donphan Pokédex entries

              Johto
              VersionsPokédex entry
              GoldIt has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its TACKLE is strong enough to knock down a house.
              SilverThe longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take long to grow.
              CrystalBecause this POKéMON's skin is so tough, a normal attack won't even leave a scratch on it.
              RubyDONPHAN’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.
              SapphireIf 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.
              EmeraldA 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.
              FireRedThe longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take a long time to grow.
              LeafGreenIt has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its TACKLE is strong enough to knock down a house.
              Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, WhiteIt attacks by curling up, then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
              HeartGoldIt has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its tackle is strong enough to knock down a house.
              SoulSilverThe longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take long to grow.
              Black 2, White 2It attacks by curling up then rolling into its foe. It can blow apart a house in one hit.
              XIt has sharp, hard tusks and a rugged hide. Its Tackle is strong enough to knock down a house.
              YThe longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take long to grow.
              Omega RubyDonphan’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 SapphireIf 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.