Pokemon GO Donphan Weakness, Counters & Moveset

The Pokemon GO Donphan weakness, counters and moveset are important points of information if you want to fight the elephant Pokemon in raids. Donphan is arguably one of the hardest raids you can encounter, since it doesn’t have many weaknesses and can take a lot of punishment. Also, it hits really hard, which is not fun at all. That’s why we’ve put together this guide you hopefully help you out.

pokemon go donphan weakness counters & moveset
Pokemon GO Donphan Weakness, Counters & Moveset

Donphan Weakness Pokemon GO, Moveset, Counters

Knowing the weakness, moveset and counters of Donphan in Pokemon GO is necessary if you want to beat it in the raids, as we’ve already said above. So, first off, which attacks are the best against the elephant Pokemon? Well, you want to use Water, Grass or Ice Pokemon against Donphan, since all those attacks do 160% damage to it. On the other hand, it takes only about half damage from Poison and Rock attacks, and next to nothing from Electric attacks. Makes sense, considering it’s a ground-type Pokemon. That said, you will want to have a full team of effective counters to emerge victorious.

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As for Donphan’s moveset, it really runs a wide gamut. The quick moves include Tackle (Normal), Mud-Slap (Ground), Charm (Fairy) and Counter (Fighting). When it comes to normal attacks, the list is made up of Earthquake (Ground), Body Slam (Normal), Heavy Slam (Steel) and Play Rough (Fairy). So, if you’re gonna fight the elephant in raids, you’ll have to take all that into account. So, now that we know the Pokemon GO Donphan weakness and moveset, it’s time to list some counters. Keep in mind that these are just suggestions; feel free to share your own ideas and builds in the comments below.

  • Mega Blastoise with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
  • Darmanitan with Ice Fang and Avalanche or Ice Punch
  • Kinlger with Bubble and Crabhammer
  • Kyogre with Waterfall and Hydro Pump or Surf
  • Mega Venosaur with Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant
  • Mega Gyarados with Waterfall and Hydro Pump
  • Zarude with Vine Whip and Power Whip
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