How To Catch Great Tusk In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

The Great Tusk (Paradox Donphan) is part of the newly introduced Paradox category in Pokemon SV. You might find that Great Tusk has a high resemblance to the Armor Pokemon, Donphan. But both are not related.

The Great Tusk (Paradox Donphan) is part of the newly introduced Paradox category in Pokemon SV. You might find that Great Tusk has a high resemblance to the Armor Pokemon, Donphan. But both are not related.

Additionally, you can only find Great Tusk in the Scarlet version of the game, as it’s exclusive to the Pokemon Scarlet and not available in Pokemon Violet unless you trade with someone.

This ground/fighting-type Pokemon has some great stats, and one must know where to find it in the world of Pokemon SV.

This guide will ensure you know how to catch Great Tusk and take advantage of the powers of the Pokemon.

Great Tusk location in Pokemon SV

If you are set on catching Great Tusk, head out to the Asado Desert and start exploring the Greater Crater of Paldea in Area Zero.

Great Tusk location in Pokemon SV

While the spawn is random, you have a higher chance of encountering a Great Tusk if you go to the right side of Porto Marinada. Paradox Donphan is only present in this area and cannot be caught from any other part of the game.


The chances of Great Tusk spawning are also scarce, and you might have to wander around, waiting for it to spawn.

Once you reach the spawn area of Great Tusk, fight it out. Also, defeating Great Tusk is part of the Titan storyline that comes later in the game. Defeat Great Tusk and use the ultra-ball to catch it in Pokemon Scarlet.

Great Tusk has excellent potential against electric, rock, and poison damage. The photosynthesis ability of the Great Tusk makes him great during the daylight.

Here are some stats that show the potential of Great Tusk in the Pokemon world.

How to Catch Great Tusk

The best strategy to catch Great Tusk is by using its weaknesses against it. As a Ground/Fighting-type Pokemon, it is vulnerable to a variety of move types including: 

  • Water
  • Flying
  • Psychic
  • Grass
  • Ice
  • Fairy

However, with an astounding base attack, it possesses both defensive and offensive capabilities against any opposing Pokemon.

To capture Great Tusk with ease, players can employ a few strategies.

Firstly, using Pokemon with strong type coverage, such as the water and Fairy-type Azmurill, can help mitigate the risks of battling Great Tusk. These types are super effective against it, providing an advantage,

Secondly, as with any Pokemon Battle, weakening Great Tusk’s health to the red zone increases the likelihood of successfully capturing it.

Lastly, considering the location of Great Tusk in the Crystal Cave of Area Zero, Dusk Balls become a viable alternative to Ultra Balls. This can improve the chances of capturing the Great Tusk.

Is Great Tusk any Good?

Great Tusk possesses the exclusive ability Protosynthesis. This ability provides a 30% boost to the Pokémon’s most proficient stat (50% boost in case of Speed) in harsh sunlight or if the Pokémon is holding Booster Energy. 

With impressive attack, defense, and HP stats, along with a respectable speed stat, Great Tusk has emerged as a dominant force in competitive battles during Generation 9. Trainers have hailed it as heir to Landrous Therian, due to its intimidating appearance, immense strength, and notable performance. Great Tusk “Paradox Donphan” has also one of the highest attack stats and the best physical walls. Here are the base stats for this Pokemon: 

 1.  HP115
 2. Attack131
 3. Defense131
 4. Speed Attack53
 5. Speed Defense53
 6. Speed87
Great Tusk Stats in Pokemon SV

Great Tusk Evolution 

Unlike many other Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, Great Tusk does not evolve through leveling up. In fact, it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon, though its appearance hints at him being a distant relative of Donphan. Great Tusk’s Egg groups are yet to be discovered. 

Great Tusk Best Tera Types and Nature 

Fighting is one of the best Tera Types Great Tusk can have offensively. This enables it to take on water types such as Quaquaval. Additionally, Tera Steel allows Great Tusk to have effective weakness protection and provide a tough time to Iron Valiant. 

Great Tusk has the following Nature

NatureIncreased StatsDecreased Stats
Nature Increased Stat Decreased Stat 
Jolly Speed SpAtk 
Adamant Attack SpAtk 
Impish Defense SpAtk 
Great Tusk Tera Types and Nature

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