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Encyclopedia > Donphan
Donphan
Image:Donphan.png
National
Phanpy - Donphan (#232) - Porygon2

Johto
Phanpy - Donphan (#196) - Mantine

Hoenn
Phanpy - Donphan (#166) - Pinsir
Japanese name ドンファン (Donfan)
Stage Stage 1
Evolves from Phanpy
Evolves into None
Generation Second
Species Armor Pokémon
Type Ground
Weight 265.0 lb (120.0 kg)
Ability Sturdy

Donphan, (Donfan ドンファン in Japanese), is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. Image File history File links Donphan. ... This is a complete list of the Pokémon which appear in the National Pokédex as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. ... Phanpy (ゴマゾウ Gomazou in Japanese, also called Phanpy in both German and French) is a fictional character of the Pokémon franchise. ... Porygon2 , Polygon2) are one of the 493   fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... This is a list of the Pokémon found in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal in the order they are listed in the Johto Regional Pokédex. ... Phanpy (ゴマゾウ Gomazou in Japanese, also called Phanpy in both German and French) is a fictional character of the Pokémon franchise. ... Mantine ) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise—a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... This is a list of the Pokémon found in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire in the order they are listed in the Hoenn Regional Pokédex. ... Phanpy (ゴマゾウ Gomazou in Japanese, also called Phanpy in both German and French) is a fictional character of the Pokémon franchise. ... Pinsir , Kailios) are one of the 493   fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... List of Pokémon by English name The following is a list of all fictional Pokémon characters ordered alphabetically by their name in English. ... This chart shows the evolution chains of all 391 fictional Pokémon characters. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Phanpy (ゴマゾウ Gomazou in Japanese, also called Phanpy in both German and French) is a fictional character of the Pokémon franchise. ... Pokemon redirects here. ... Pokemon redirects here. ... Armor or armour (see spelling differences) is protective clothing intended to defend its wearer from intentional harm in combat and military engagements, typically associated with soldiers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Pokémon game mechanics. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Pokemon redirects here. ...


Donphan's name is a portmanteau of "don" and "elephant". "Don" may refer the Japanese word for "lord", or possibly the word "mastodon". It may even refer to a root word for "teeth", as in "hyperdontia" or "mastodon". This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mastodons or Mastodonts are members of the extinct genus Mammut of the order Proboscidea and form the family Mammutidae; they resembled, but were distinct from, the woolly mammoth which belongs to the family Elephantidae. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mastodons or Mastodonts are members of the extinct genus Mammut of the order Proboscidea and form the family Mammutidae; they resembled, but were distinct from, the woolly mammoth which belongs to the family Elephantidae. ...

Contents

Biology

Donphan looks very much like an elephant. Its armored hide has an unscratchable structure similar to a tire, supporting its ability to use its "Rollout" attack to battle its opponents. Male Donphan also use their "Rollout" attack to impress female Donphan; in fact, many Donphan compete for females by battling each other with "Rollout". This Pokémon possesses the tackling strength to knock over a large building just by ramming it, and it possesses the supportive strength to haul a dump truck. In any given herd of Donphan, the rank of an individual is measured by the size and length of its tusks, so one can identify the leader of that herd by looking at its tusks. When travelling among mountains, Donphan uses its massive strength to clear away rock and mudslides that may block mountain trails. Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... Pacific Walrus at Cape Peirce A tusk is an extremely long tooth of certain mammals that protrudes when the mouth is closed. ...


In the video games

Donphan is a Ground-type Pokémon, evolving from Phanpy at level 25. Donphan is available in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. Pokemon redirects here. ... In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pokémon Ruby (screenshot) Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire are the third group of Pokémon handheld games to be released in the United States, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. ... Pokémon Ruby (screenshot) Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire are the third group of Pokémon handheld games to be released in the United States, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


It can be found in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokemon Emerald in the Safari Zone, And in Pokemon Fire Red and Pokemon Leaf Green, it is found on Seven Island. Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire (ポケットモンスター ルビー&サファイア), released on March 17, 2003 in North America for the Game Boy Advance, mark the beginning of the third generation in the Pokémon series of RPGs. ... Pokémon Emerald is the fifth game in the Pokémon video game series for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are games in the world famous Pokémon video game series. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are games in the world famous Pokémon video game series. ...


Donphan, like all other Ground Pokémon, are invulnerable to electric-type moves, while, as with all Ground Pokémon, they are weak against water, grass, and ice moves. Other moves such as Normal, Psychic, and Fire should have no particular advantage or disadvantage against Donphan, but its special defense is quite low.


Donphan may be considered an underused Pokémon. It is used enough that many people do not classify it as underused, however, due to its exceptional value in standard metagame. Donphan is usually used as a "phazer;" that is, it negates all status conditions or returns all Pokémon to their original condition. Donphan, however, has good defense and attack, which is very useful, considering that it doesn't really need it's low Special stats. It's HP, however, is below average. It is also somewhat useful for getting rid of Spikes.


In the animé

Donphan holds a place in Pokémon culture for being one of the "preview" Pokémon of the Gold and Silver generation. Its first official appearance in America was in Pokémon: The First Movie, where it was used by a trainer in a Pokémon battle with Ash Ketchum and his Bulbasaur in the movie's opening theme. In this appearance, Donphan's name was not revealed, so it was unidentified to American moviegoers until the release of the Gold and Silver versions of the game (though, its name was revealed in the novel form of the story). In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that may be overly long, confusing, or ambiguous. ...


Later, in the Johto episode Roll On, Pokémon, Ash encounters a trainer with several Donphan. Later, in the episode Date Expectations, Ash and his friends visit an island filled with Donphan during the mating season. One of these Donphan is shiny. And in the episode Reversing the Charges, Ash's Phanpy evolved into a Donphan, and Ash has used it in many battles since then; and even though Ash's Donphan is really young and still has a playful, childlike personality, it is still a tough opponent to defeat. In the Pokémon Gold and Silver video games for GameBoy Color, released in 2000, there is an area in the game called the Lake Of Rage. ...


After completing the Battle Frontier challenge, Ash leaves Donphan (as well as Corphish, Sceptile, and Swellow) at Professor Oak's lab before heading off to Sinnoh.:) Corphish (ヘイガニ Heigani in Japanese, Krebscorps in German and Ecrapince in French) is a fictional character of the Pokémon franchise. ... Sceptile ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Swellow (オオスバメ Oosubame in Japanese, Schwalboss in German and Heledelle in French) is a fictional character from the Pokémon Franchise. ...


In other media

Donphan as featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game
Donphan as featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game

In the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Donphan has made five Stage-1 Fighting-type appearances in the following sets: Image File history File linksMetadata Donphan_TCG.jpg‎ Donphan as featured in the Pokémon TRading Card Game. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Donphan_TCG.jpg‎ Donphan as featured in the Pokémon TRading Card Game. ... The Pokémon Trading Card Game is a collectible card game based on the Pokémon video game series, first introduced in Japan in October 1996, then North America in December 1998. ...

In addition, a Japanese-only Donphan card named "Chuck's Donphan" resides within the untranslated expansion set known commonly as "VS". It, like all the other cards in the set, is a Basic Pokémon, meaning that while it can be played right away, it is generally weaker than its Stage-1 counterparts. Donphan has two tusks and uses rollout attack. Chikorita Neo Genesis is the ninth set of cards from the Pokémon Trading Card Game. ... Light Machoke, a gentle version of an otherwise brutal Pokémon. ... Doduo. ... Torchic EX Ruby and Sapphire is the seventeenth set of cards from the Pokémon Trading Card Game. ... Deoxys ex in its normal form. ...


References

Notes
    Publications
    • Barbo, Maria. The Official Pokémon Handbook. Scholastic Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-439-15404-9.
    • Loe, Casey, ed. Pokémon Special Pikachu Edition Official Perfect Guide. Sunnydale, CA: Empire 21 Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-930206-15-1.
    • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., August 2004. ISBN 1-930206-50-X
    • Mylonas, Eric. Pokémon Pokédex Collector’s Edition: Prima’s Official Pokémon Guide. Prima Games, September 21 2004. ISBN 0-7615-4761-4
    • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon Emerald Version Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., April 2005. ISBN 1-930206-58-5

    Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue (known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Red and Green) are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green were the first Pokémon games released for the Game Boy in Japan. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue (known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Red and Green) are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996. ... Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the third in North America and Europe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire (ポケットモンスター ルビー&サファイア), released on March 17, 2003 in North America for the Game Boy Advance, mark the beginning of the third generation in the Pokémon series of RPGs. ... Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire (ポケットモンスター ルビー&サファイア), released on March 17, 2003 in North America for the Game Boy Advance, mark the beginning of the third generation in the Pokémon series of RPGs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pokémon Colosseum is the first GameCube incarnation of the Pokémon video game franchise. ...

    External links

    • Official Pokémon website
    • Bulbapedia (a Pokémon-centric Wiki) ’s article about Donphan as a species
    • Serebii.net’s fourth-generation Pokédex entry for Donphan
    • Pokémon Dungeon Pokédex entry, full of statistics analysis
    • PsyPoke - Donphan Pokédex entry and Usage Overview
    • Smogon.com - Donphan Tactical Data
    • WikiKnowledge.net’s entry for Donphan Previously hosted by Wikibooks

      Results from FactBites:
     
    Ash's Donphan - Bulbapedia (340 words)
    Ash's Donphan (Japanese: サトシのドンファン Satoshi's Donfan) was the sixth Pokémon caught by Ash during his travels through Johto.
    Since then, Ash has been vigorously training Donphan, and using him in many battles including one vs. Pike Queen Lucy and her Seviper.
    Donphan returned to Professor Oak's lab when Ash decided to go to Sinnoh.
    Donphan - PokéWiki (181 words)
    DONPHANs Lieblingsattacke ist es, als Ball zusammengerollt mit voller Wucht gegen seine Gegner zu krachen.
    DONPHAN ist so stark, dass es selbst Kipplaster umwerfen kann.
    Ranger: DONPHAN rollt sich zu einem Ball wenn es angreift.
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