Phanpy are blue elephant Pokémon that are quite small in stature. Unlike its evolved form, it has a cute appearance. It has two red pads on each of its big ears and another on the bridge of its nose, which is also quite long.
Despite its small size, Phanpy is quite strong, and can easily carry an adult human on its back. Its trunk is also quite sensitive.
It is a timid Pokémon that flees very easily. However, it has a very affectionate side and can be very friendly, even if it doesn't know its own strength. During the deserted morning hours, Phanpy comes ashore where it deftly uses its trunk to take a shower. When others gather around, they thoroughly douse each other with water. Phanpy can be seen drying their soaking-wet bodies at the edge of water. 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 other Phanpy know that the area has been claimed. Phanpy's big ears serve as broad fans, and when it becomes hot, it flaps its ears busily to cool down.
While it is normally found in rocky regions and terrain, it also likes lakes and watersides. It is normally found in Johto.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.