Darmanitan's ability is Sheer Force, which increases the power of moves that have a secondary effect by 33%, but said moves lose their secondary effect. Darmanitan's Hidden Ability is called Zen Mode, which changes this Pokémon's form when its HP is less than 50% of its maximum. In this form, Darmanitan becomes a Fire/Psychic Type
Darumaka can evolve into Darmanitan at Level 35.
Darmanitan is in the Field Egg Group. It will take approximately 5,120 Steps for its Egg to hatch. It takes Darmanitan 1,059,860 experience points to reach Level 100.
Darmanitan takes the appearance of a monkey with what appears to be a fire pattern on its eyebrows. In this form Darmanitan's Attack and Speed stats are its primary strengths.
In Zen Mode, Darmanitan takes the appearance of a light blue stone statue. In this form, its Defenses and Special Attack stats become its strengths.
Darmanitan have no gender differences to help distinguish between male or female regardless of its form.
In addition to evolving Darumaka, Darmanitan can be encountered at Desert Resort via Interaction if the player has a RageCandyBar in his or her inventory in Black and White. It will be at Level 35, and will have the Hidden Ability Zen Mode, which is normally limited to members of this Pokémon species that come from the Dream World.
Darmanitan appears at Rockridge Fort in the Crag Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. To befriend it, head to Eastern part of the area and battle a Zen Mode Darmanitan, after which you'll be able to call Darmanitan into battle.
Darmanitan can only be obtained by evolving a Darumaka in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Darmanitan appears in three sets. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Black & White set and as a Rare Card in the Emerging Powers set. Darmanitan Zen Mode is listed as a Rare Card in the Next Destinies set.
Darmanitan first appeared in the Best Wishes series episode "Saving Darmanitan From the Bell!" Both its Standard and Zen Modes appeared in this episode. Darmanitan and two Darumaka lived in the Clock Tower. Due to the poor condition of the Tower, it turned into a state of disrepair causing the Bell to fall. Darmanitan activated it's Zen Mode ability to stop the bell from destroying the levels within the tower, keeping it afloat above it's head with Psychic. The two Darumaka stole food from around the town in order to keep the Darmanitan's energy up.
Darmanitan also made an appearance in BW022 when an unnamed trainer used a Darmanitan to stop a swarm of Venipede.
Animé Pokédex Entry
|BW008||Darmanitan||Ash's Pokédex||Darmanitan, the Blazing Pokémon, and the evolved form of Darumaka. Darmanitan switches from Standard Mode to Zen Mode when it has little energy left.|
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Wild Darmanitan appears in the 14th film White: Victini & Zekrom.
Darmanitan hasn't appeared in the manga as of writing.
Darmanitan is a part of the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a massive base 140 Attack and Sheer Force to back up its STAB Flare Blitz, Darmanitan can be a ruthless powerhouse. A solid base 95 Speed sets it ahead of a good chunk of the tier, and with a Choice Scarf, Darmanitan can act as a solid late-game cleaner and pivot with U-turn. Darmanitan has good overall coverage options with Superpower and Earthquake, and some of its coverage moves, like Rock Slide, are also boosted by Sheer Force. Other than its common Choice Scarf set, Darmanitan can also use a wallbreaker set with a Choice Band or Life Orb, with the former giving Darmanitan all the raw power it can get and the latter allowing for it to switch up its moves while not suffering the consequences of Life Orb recoil when using a Sheer Force boosted attack. However, Darmanitan suffers from having very lackluster bulk and having a massive drawback in its STAB Flare Blitz with heavy recoil.
Zen Darmanitan is completely irrelevant in competitive battling due to having to cut Darmanitan's HP in half for it to activate and it being very slow, which can make it easy to pick off.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Darumaka Exclusive Moves
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