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Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 2.5 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5

Pokemon Stats

120.00 kg Weight
1.09 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3013
ATK 214
DEF 185
STA 207

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Counter does decent damage and is effective against targets such as Tyranitar and Snorlax.

  • Tackle is worse than Counter in a vacuum, but also lacks any sort of type advantage.

  • Mud Slap is the obvious choice for STAB and Ground-type coverage.

  • Earthquake has STAB and shares some advantageous type matchups with Counter.

  • Play Rough has niche uses and slightly outpaces Earthquake when both are effective.

  • Heavy Slam serves a limited purpose on offense due to low power and lack of STAB.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Mud Slap hits the hardest but doesn't offer anything for coverage. 

  • Tackle is a suboptimal fast move; Counter has better defensive DPS.

  • Play Rough is the clear winner over Heavy Slam due to the former's extra power, better typing, and earlier damage window.

  • Earthquake is predictable due to its 1 bar nature and easy to dodge.

PVE Overview

Donphan is a solid Pokemon that WAS let down by an awkward movepool. It was granted a Ground-type fast move, Mud Slap, in 2019. With it, it becomes a decent choice for Ground-type damage. However, Ground-type has a very small niche for attacking and compared to other types of moves, it lacks power.

On defense, Donphan lacks double weaknesses and boasts solid all-around stats, but it's nothing special compared to truly good defenders.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Counter + Play Rough and Heavy Slam

Counter is one of the best fast moves in the game. Play Rough is run to handle Dragon-types (and have great neutral damage). Heavy Slam is cheaper and effective for shield baits. This set is more effective in Great League.

Counter + Play Rough and Earthquake

Earthquake is more useful in the higher leagues, being harder-hitting. Earthquake is especially important in Master to give a chance against Dialga.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2 / 5

Donphan holds an interesting niche as one of the few non-Fighting-type Pokémon to learn Counter. However, its stat-weighting and poor meta matchups (Azumarill, Altaria, Medicham) make it a poor choice in most cases. Look elsewhere.

Ultra League: 3 / 5

Donphan is stronger in Ultra than Great, though it’s still not fantastic. Positive matchups against Melmetal, Lucario, and Snorlax may make it tempting, but its awful Giratina matchup makes it a risky choice if you are to run it at all.

Master League: 2 / 5

Dialga and Lucario remain top threats in Master, which makes Donphan as a Counter user interesting. However, there are better choices

Fast Moves

5
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
10.00
10.00
12.50
12
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.20
8.89
13.33
16.67
15
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.40
0.20
8.57
10.71
13.39
20
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Fairy

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.50
0.30
7.33
13.33
16.67

Charge Moves

120
More Info

Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.20
33.33
41.67
40.00
70
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.10
0.40
0.00
1.40
33.33
41.67
46.67
90
More Info

Fairy

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.90
1.40
0.00
1.80
31.03
38.79
55.86

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 7.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate12.5 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Ground Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013742
2001.57688
2002115133
2002.5155179
4003194224
4003.5234270
4004273315
4004.5313361
6005352406
6005.5392451
6006431497
6006.5471542
8007510588
8007.5550633
8008589679
8008.5629724
10009668770
10009.5708815
100010747861
100010.5784904
130011822947
130011.5859990
1300128961033
130012.59341076
1600139711119
160013.510091162
16001410461205
160014.510831248
19001511211291
190015.511581334
19001611951377
190016.512331420
22001712701463
220017.513071506
22001813451549
220018.513821592
25001914191636
250019.514571679
25002014941722
250020.515311765
30002115691808
300021.516061851
30002216441894
300022.516811937
35002317181980
350023.517562023
35002417932066
350024.518302109
40002518682152
400025.519052195
40002619432238
400026.519802281
45002720172325
450027.520552368
45002820922411
450028.521292454
50002921672497
500029.522042540
50003022422583
500030.522602604
60003122792626
600031.522982647
60003223162669
600032.523352691
70003323542712
700033.523722734
70003423912755
700034.524102777
80003524282798
800035.524472820
80003624662841
800036.524842863
90003725032884
900037.525222906
90003825402927
900038.525592949
100003925782970
1000039.525962992
100004026153013
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