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donphan-agenda · 11 months ago
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this is Abuse DX look at that poor boy, he’s hot and tired and he deserves a rest
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She’s working on her, uh, freckles, cos she’s got those ginger genes and thus will get sunburn from just looking out of a window. At least Donphan is there to lend a trunk and keep that parasol up! 
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donphan-agenda · 11 months ago
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#232: Donphan
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donphan-agenda · 11 months ago
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# 232. Donphan (08/21/2021)
“The longer and bigger its tusks, the higher its rank in its herd. The tusks take long to grow.”
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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have you ever done Donphan?
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Donphan!!!! The Armor Pokemon!
So, after all that weirdness with Raichu and Indian elephants, we come to our first actual elephant pokemon: Donphan! This fellow existed well before the Indian elephant dex entries were written, making the references to real-world elephants doubly weird, but Donphan is also a Ground-type so it would be immune to the high-voltage Electric attacks of Raichu.
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One notable thing about Donphan is how it was one of the very first Gen II pokemon to be revealed – appearing in the opening scene of the first movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back. Although Ho-Oh had appeared in the anime’s first episode, and Togepi had already hatched under the care of Misty, Donphan felt very significant. Perhaps this was because it was the first Gen II pokemon to be seen engaging in a genuine battle. This battle also featured the debut of the Gen II attack Rollout, being one of Donphan’s most-associated moves. Rollout showcases Donphan’s primary gimmick: its ability to curlup into a tire-like ball, then roll into the opponent at high speeds. Donphan is said to have difficulty stopping, however, which is appropriate given how the move forces you to continue using it for several turns. The dex also makes numerous references to Donphan’s ability to destroy a house with a single Tackle, which is notable considering Tackle is one of the weakest attacking moves.
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Despite being based on an elephant – the world’s largest living land animal – Donphan is a mere 3 feet and 7 inches tall (1.1 m). Also unlike an elephant, its ears are very long and thin, which makes sense given it likely needs thin ears to be aerodynamic when spinning. The rolling tire concept is of course the core theme here, and it’s one that’s obviously quite distinct. Usually such attack methods are given to armadillos and hedgehogs, so having an elephant instead is a unique spin. That said, it does kinda seem like the tusks would get in the way. Donphan’s gray color does unfortunately feel a bit flat – its body used to have a pleasant purple tint to it that gradually got abandoned.
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Like numerous pokemon, Donphan’s shiny coloration got radically changed over time and it’s…..frankly kinda disgusting at this point. Originally, Donphan’s shiny was a modest brown color, which then got saturated into an odd orange-and-yellowy color for awhile, before XY darkened it into this gross sickly green and bronze. I really don’t understand why, given they were willing to edit shinies, they decided to make so many look worse. Like???? If you’re gonna change them shouldn’t they be made better????? This shiny is…..abominable. But at least it’s pretty distinctive, I guess.
Donphan’s a pretty cool pokemon that, while a big deal for one brief moment in time, has unfortunately become pretty obscure. Even its status as the franchise’s only fully-evolved elephant was recently lost, with the introduction of the much more ostentatious Copperajah in Gen VIII. A pleasant pokemon nonetheless.
They see me rollin
They hatin/10
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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Dear god NO!
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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I have an idea for a little game!
Pokegandas, reblog this with your favorite Pokedex entry of your Pokémon.
Here's mine!
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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For ground-types Phanpy and Donphan quite like the water. They often use their trunks to shower in rivers. They have a lot of fun spraying each other with water! Many people are surprised to learn they can swim too!
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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cool art ^^ he shout
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Donphan - The Ground Elephant - Edo Nova
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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Aw, cute ^^
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best pokemon rollin’ thru
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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My Top 25 Favorite Pokemon:
#22: #231 Phanpy and #232 Donphan
I love the transformation from a tiny blue elephant to a big ol grey elephant that looks like a tractor tire. I enjoy when two stages of evolution look almost nothing like each other.
I remember Donphan not only from the anime and playing Silver, but also from one of the racing minigames in Pokemon Stadium 2.
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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We literally see Ash’s Phanpy hatch from an egg, he is indestructibly baby!
which pokemon is the most baby?
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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You guys already know what this is. Another picrew, another make your pokeganda meme. This time it’s one by the amazing @sangled !
Make one here:
https://picrew.me/image_maker/94097
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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Donphan for @masterofthez
Thanks for the request!
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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God, yes XD We need more treating your pokemon like irl pets. More scritches and butt pats, “Ooh Big stretch” and “Who’s a good boy?” If you dont rile up your Rock Dinosaur with Tummy rubs, are you even really a trainer?
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what if ash talked to pikachu like some people talked to cats send post
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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Terrakion (GenX): shut up Millennial! Keldeo (GenZ): Ok Boomer!  Cobalion (Actual Boomer): ?? :/ ?? Virizion (actual Millennial): Why the F my life is hard?
Terrakion: *opens his mouth for one second*
Keldeo: ok boomer
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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I know I’ve reblogged this before but I felt the need to update my fav list after the last few games
Favorite Pokémon of each type.
Any of you guys remember this old thing?
https://www.cpokemon.com/seccion/herramientas/tipos/en/
Well, in response to Favoirte Pokémon Gif thread trend, I thought it would be fun to just share all our favoirtes in one go! And to start with, here are mine!
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So, any surprises here? I know there’s a lot of Gen 1 & 2 Pokémon. But you’ve gotta understand, those are the Gens I grew up with. That said, I did include Pokémon from a few other gens! In particular, Joltik was the standout surprise of Gen 5 for me! I never expected to love the little zap-spider as much as I do. It’s a bit like when I found Tyranitar in LeafGreen. I didn’t expect to use it and love it as much as I do. I think surprise favorite Pokémon like are the best kind of favoirtes.
Alright guys, i wanna know, what are some of your favorites? Do you have any opinions on my lineup? Be sure to comment any opinions and reblog with your own list of favorites! Let’s see if we can get a trend going!
I look forward to seeing your favorites!
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donphan-agenda · a year ago
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Mod Voidbear here. I’m always nervous to ask for promos, but can people help promo this blog? I’m just a chicken.
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