Ash's Donphan

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Ash's Donphan
サトシのドンファン Satoshi's Donfan
Poké Ball
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Ash's Donphan
Egg obtained in Extreme Pokémon
Hatches in Hatching a Plan!
Hatched at Around Route 42
Evolves in Reversing the Charges
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location At Professor Oak's Laboratory
HOMEEgg.png HOME231.png HOME232.png
This Pokémon spent 2 episodes in its Egg and 198 episodes as Phanpy.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Phanpy Megumi Hayashibara Tara Jayne
Lindsey Warner (4Kids)
Michele Knotz
Jamie Peacock (TPCi)
As Donphan Kenta Miyake

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.


File:Phanpy egg.png
Phanpy's egg
As a Phanpy

Ash received a Phanpy egg as a prize in the episode Extreme Pokémon! after he won a race hosted by an old couple who were breeders. It hatched in the episode Hatching a Plan!. It was shown to be a very playful Pokémon.

Phanpy was the youngest Pokémon on Ash's team, though its power made up for his lack of experience. Throughout most of Ash's travels through Johto, Phanpy was rarely used and was the baby on the team. Its only major battle was a match against Pryce's Dewgong in As Cold as Pryce. It lost the match.

Phanpy, however, played a role in Ash's battle against Macy in the Silver Conference in the episode Love, Pokémon Style!. It battled against and defeated Macy's Slugma.

Ash left Phanpy at Professor Oak's lab before traveling to Hoenn, but it returned to his party when Ash took on the Battle Frontier challenge. It had shown signs that it had grown up beyond the young Pokémon seen in Johto.

In Reversing the Charges, Phanpy battled a Team Rocket mecha and evolved into a Donphan in order to take it down. Ash also used Donphan in the match against Pike Queen Lucy and her Seviper. Donphan had become a very strong battler, but still retained its child-like behavior it had when it was a Phanpy.

Donphan returned to Professor Oak's lab when Ash left for Sinnoh.

Donphan appeared in An Old Family Blend!, alongside Ash's other Pokémon. It was shown training with Ash. In Working on a Right Move!, Ash used Donphan in his battle against Conway in the Lily of the Valley Conference. Donphan was initially called out to battle Conway's Shuckle, and it put up a good fight, utilizing its Rollout attack, before being recalled by Ash. Later in the battle, it was called out to battle Conway's Dusknoir, but ultimately fell to its powerful Shadow Punch.

Moves used

Using Hyper Beam
Move First Used In
Tackle Hatching a Plan
Rollout  Hatching a Plan
Take Down Hatching a Plan
Earthquake Love, Pokémon Style!
Defense Curl Love, Pokémon Style!
Hidden Power Hooked on Onix
Hyper Beam Reversing the Charges
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Donphan is the first Template:Type2 Pokémon to be owned by Ash.
  • It is the only Pokémon that Ash owns that had been in his team once before, left at Professor Oak's Laboratory, and then again returned to his main team for more than a few episodes at a later time. Any other Pokémon Ash has called from Oak's have been used only during the course of one or two episodes, then returned.
  • During its time as a Phanpy, it had the largest rotation of English voice actors of all of Ash's Pokémon, with four.

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