How To Evolve Phanpy into Donphan in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

How To Evolve Phanpy into Donphan in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
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If you take a ride through the desert, along the lake, or even go over a mountain in the Pokémon world, you may notice the lovely and adorable look of Phanpy –  elephant look-alike creatures. This ground type of Pokémon is well-known because of its high HP as well as wonderful stats of attack and defense even when in stage 1. This article will show you how to evolve Phanby into Donphan in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet!

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How To Get Phanby Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

According to Pokedex, Phanby can be found in the following locations:

  • Asado Desert
  • South Province (Area Four)
  • West Province (Area One)

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Phanpy loves laying with mud near the lake or river bank. After covering itself with mud, Phanpy uses its trunk to wash its body. Phanpy is as big as the size of a mature dog, it is super cute with its skin, too. But do not underestimate its strength. If you unintentionally get hit by Phanpy’s trunks, your arms will be broken immediately. 

How to Evolve Phanpy into Donphan

If Phanpy is trained up to level 25, it will evolve into Donphan.

Another way to get Donphan on your team is catching directly in those areas below:

  • Asado Desert
  • South Province (Area Six)
  • West Province (Area Two)
  • The Great Crater of Paldea

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Although Phanpy and Donphan share a mutual habitat, you may find it struggle to catch Donphan since it’s less uncommon in nature. Donphan in its habitat is within levels 25-44, but exceptionally in the rocky biome of Paldea (the great crater of Paldea), you can unsurprisingly face Donphan with its level up to 60.

Donphan is well-armored, its back and face are covered in sturdy tough hide, while his horns grow significantly, allowing Donphan to adapt to even the toughest hitting. One of Donphan’s unique abilities is curling itself into a ball and hitting its opponent when enraged.

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Comparing Stats Of Phanpy Evolutions

Base StatsPhanpyDonphan
HP9090
Attack60120
Special Attack4060
Defense60120
Special Defense4060
Speed4050
Total Stats330500

Final Thoughts

And that’s how to evolve Phanpy into Donphan in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Like the Fighting type, the Ground type is super effective against Fire/Electric/Poison/Rock/Steel. But in the battle against Flying or Grass type, Donphan or Phanpy are clearly inappropriate. Take it as a note to prepare for a better strategy. See you in other Pokémon tutorials!