Phanpy (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Phanpy (disambiguation).
Phanpy
Long Nose Pokémon
ゴマゾウ
Gomazou
#231
Phanpy



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pickup Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Phanpy
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
73.9 lbs. 33.5 kg
Phanpy
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#231
Kanto
#200
Johto
#172
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-034
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-209/N-085
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
124
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
66
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Phanpy
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F231.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Phanpy (Japanese: ゴマゾウ Gomazou) is a Ground-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Donphan starting at level 25.

Biology

Phanpy is a small, blue elephant-like Pokémon. It has large, floppy ears, which it uses as fans to cool itself. There are two red pads on each ear and another on the bridge of its short trunk. This small trunk is sensitive, yet strong. It can send a person flying with an affectionate, playful bump of its snout. Additionally, this little Pokémon is easily capable of carrying an adult human on its back. Phanpy has a single nail on each of its four feet, and a short tail.

Phanpy is found in rocky terrain. To make its nest, it digs a vertical pit near the edge of a river. It displays ownership of this area by marking it with its trunk. In the deserted morning hours, Phanpy uses its trunk to shower in the river. Sometimes, groups of this Pokémon form and soak each other thoroughly. Afterwards, it can be seen drying its body near the edge of the river.

In the anime

Phanpy in the anime
A Phanpy Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Phanpy

Phanpy made its debut appearance in the anime in Hatching a Plan. It hatched from an Egg that Ash Ketchum received in Extreme Pokémon. It evolved into Donphan in Reversing the Charges.

Other

Phanpy first appeared in Spell of the Unown: Entei, however, it was just a Pokémon that Molly Hale dreamed up and made real by the power of the Unown. Molly's imaginary Phanpy was able to defeat Brock's Onix with only one Rollout attack.

Minor appearances

A Phanpy appeared in The Saffron Con as a Pokémon owned by a Coordinator.

A Trainer's Phanpy appeared in Off the Unbeaten Path participating in the Pokémon Orienteering.

A Phanpy appeared in Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP230 Phanpy Ash's Pokédex Phanpy, the Long Nose Pokémon. Phanpy uses its powerful snout to express affection, not realizing its strength can send you flying.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Phanpy appeared in A Flaaffy Kerfuffle where it was one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's fantasy when he explains that trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

Crystal captured a Phanpy and sent it to Professor Oak via the Portable Transfer System in Off Course with Corsola.

A Phanpy appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

Emerald uses a Phanpy in the Battle Pyramid for its Ability Pickup.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Phanpy appeared in Clefairy is a Mama!.

In the TCG

Main article: Phanpy (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold It swings its long snout around playfully, but because it is so strong, that can be dangerous.
Silver As a sign of affection, it bumps with its snout. However, it is so strong, it may send you flying.
Crystal During the deserted morning hours, it comes ashore where it deftly uses its trunk to take a shower.
Stadium 2 It swings its long snout around playfully, but because it is so strong, that can be dangerous.
Generation III
Ruby For its nest, Phanpy digs a vertical pit in the ground at the edge of a river. It marks the area around its nest with its trunk to let the others know that the area has been claimed.
Sapphire Phanpy uses its long nose to shower itself. When others gather around, they thoroughly douse each other with water. These Pokémon can be seen drying their soaking-wet bodies at the edge of water.
Emerald Phanpy's big ears serve as broad fans. When it becomes hot, it flaps the ears busily to cool down. Even the young are very strong.
FireRed As a sign of affection, it bumps with its snout. However, it is so strong, it may send you flying.
LeafGreen It swings its long snout around playfully, but because it is so strong, this can be dangerous.
Generation IV
Diamond It is strong despite its compact size. It can easily pick up and carry an adult human on its back.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It swings its long snout around playfully, but because it is so strong, that can be dangerous.
SoulSilver As a sign of affection, it bumps with its snout. However, it is so strong, it may send you flying.
Generation V
Black It is strong despite its compact size. It can easily pick up and carry an adult human on its back.
White
Black 2 It is strong despite its compact size. It can easily pick up and carry an adult human on its back.
White 2
Generation VI
X As a sign of affection, it bumps with its snout. However, it is so strong, it may send you flying.
Y It is strong despite its compact size. It can easily pick up and carry an adult human on its back.
Omega Ruby For its nest, Phanpy digs a vertical pit in the ground at the edge of a river. It marks the area around its nest with its trunk to let the others know that the area has been claimed.
Alpha Sapphire Phanpy uses its long nose to shower itself. When others gather around, they thoroughly douse each other with water. These Pokémon can be seen drying their soaking-wet bodies at the edge of water.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold
Trade, Event
Silver
Route 45*
Crystal
Routes 45 and 46Morning
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Safari Zone
Emerald
Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Sevault Canyon, Canyon Entrance
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Oasis Poké Spot
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 207 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 207 (Swarm)
HeartGold
Route 45, Mt. Silver
SoulSilver
Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Trade with Curtis in Nimbasa City (female player character only)
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Ground)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Donphan

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Springleaf Field
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 6, Endless Level 3, Forever Level 3, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Great Canyon (1F-3F), Southern Cavern (10F-19F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest, Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Amp Plains (1F-8F), Marine Resort (B1-B19), Final Maze (B1-B48)
MD Sky
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Amp Plains (1F-8F), Marine Resort (B1-B19), Final Maze (B1-B48)
MD Stormy
Starter Pokémon
PokéPark Wii
Cavern Zone
Ranger: GS
Faldera Island, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Pokémon on a Roll
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 2
Shuffle
Sandy Bazaar: Stage 15
Blau Salon: Stage 403
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Dusty Desert (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1 Encore Phanpy Japanese Japan 5 December 15, 2001 to January 14, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Absorb Phanpy English United States 5 January 31 to February 6, 2003

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Passho Berry Passho Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Passho Berry Passho Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 330   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Odor Sleuth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
066 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
1010 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1515 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
1919 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2424 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
2828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3333 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
3737 Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100100% 5
4242 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phanpy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phanpy
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phanpy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phanpy
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
Heavy Slam Steel Physical 100% 10
Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
Play Rough Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Phanpy in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Phanpy in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phanpy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phanpy
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Phanpy can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Phanpy cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phanpy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phanpy
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Yawn Phanpy (EX Holon Phantoms 75)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS231.png PinRSani231.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani231.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP231.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
Friend Area: Safari
Phrases
51%-100% HP Can I bump with my trunk? Can I bump with my trunk?
26%-50% HP I only have one half of my HP left.
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I have no power to even lift my trunk...
Level up I leveled up! I'll bump with my trunk more!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP231.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
Ground
Field move: Tackle fm.png
(Tackle ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 16 Max. exp.: 30
Browser entry
Phanpy might be small, but its powerful tackle can move aside an obstacle.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry
It triggers tremors to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW231.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon came to the Cavern Zone to play. His favorite Attraction is Blaziken's Boulder Bash.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT231.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ground
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#45
Shuffle231.png

Opportunist
Attacks can occasionally deal greater damage than usual.
Skill Swapper: Power of 4+

Evolution

231Phanpy.png
Unevolved
Phanpy
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 25
232Donphan.png
First evolution
Donphan
 Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 231.png Spr b 2g 231.png Spr 2s 231.png Spr b 2g 231.png Spr 2c 231.png Spr b 2c 231.png
Spr 2g 231 s.png Spr b 2g 231 s.png Spr 2s 231 s.png Spr b 2g 231 s.png Spr 2c 231 s.png Spr b 2g 231 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 231.png Spr b 3r 231.png Spr 3e 231.png Spr b 3r 231.png Spr 3r 231.png Spr b 3r 231.png
Spr 3r 231 s.png Spr b 3r 231 s.png Spr 3e 231 s.png Spr b 3r 231 s.png Spr 3r 231 s.png Spr b 3r 231 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 231.png Spr b 4d 231.png Spr 4d 231.png Spr b 4d 231.png Spr 4h 231.png Spr b 4h 231.png
Spr 4d 231 s.png Spr b 4d 231 s.png Spr 4d 231 s.png Spr b 4d 231 s.png Spr 4h 231 s.png Spr b 4d 231 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 231.png Spr b 5b 231.png Spr 5b 231.png Spr b 5b 231.png
Spr 5b 231 s.png Spr b 5b 231 s.png Spr 5b 231 s.png Spr b 5b 231 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 231.png Spr b 6x 231.png Spr 6x 231.png Spr b 6x 231.png
Spr 6x 231 s.png Spr b 6x 231 s.png Spr 6x 231 s.png Spr b 6x 231 s.png
Front Back Front Back
231MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Phanpy images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Phanpy can be seen as a parallel to Teddiursa. Both of them are Generation II Pokémon that evolve once and can have Pickup as an Ability, while their evolved forms do not. Phanpy is exclusive to Pokémon Silver* and HeartGold, while Teddiursa is exclusive to Gold* and SoulSilver.
    • Phanpy, Teddiursa, and their evolutions are the only Pokémon to swap version-exclusive status between localizations.

Origin

Phanpy is based on an elephant calf.

Name origin

Phanpy is derived from elephant. Py may be a diminutive added to reflect its small size and infantile appearance.

Gomazou may be a combination of 当歳駒 tōsaigoma (yearling) and 象 (elephant).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴマゾウ Gomazou From 当歳駒 tōsaigoma and
France Flag.png French Phanpy Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Phanpy Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Phanpy Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Phanpy Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코코리 Kokori Corruption of 코끼리 kokkiri
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 小小象 Xiǎoxiǎoxiàng Literally "Little elephant"


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