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Today is my Little Brother’s birthday, and this is one of my
presents for him. When I showed it to him, he wanted me to put it up here for
all of you to read as well. His favorite animal is the elephant, because “They’re
nice.” So I’ve decided to find the elephants in games and let my brother pick
his ten favorites, and even order them! So put on your safari hats and rev up
the jeep, these are the Top 10 Elephants in gaming.
10-Zolephant (Kingdom Hearts 3D)
Zolephant is one of the first dream eaters you encounter in
Kingdom Hearts 3D, and it is also my brother’s favorite. This dream monster
takes the form of an elephant, which is quite fitting due to the fact that it’s
stronger than most dream eaters.
9-Koalefant (Don’t Starve)
When you combine two cute things, you usually get something
cuter. This is a great example of that. These creatures are half koala-half
elephant, and all adorable. They peacefully lumber around the dangerous world
of Don’t Starve, staying away from any hunters or other predators. They’re more
fun to watch than hunt, so I’d recommend putting them in the zoo of your
Yes, I know. Mammoths technically aren’t elephants. Well, my
brother said that this mammoth is nice “elephant thing”, so it counts in my
book. Mammoths are some of the scariest things in the game aside from giants.
They will chase you down and gore you if you don’t have the proper ranged
weapons. Basically, if you see one, run the other way.
7-Elephantaur (God of War: Ascension)
While the Elephantaur is the least ‘nice’ out of all of
them, it is the most interesting. These creations are lumbering warriors that
are half human and half elephant. They attack you with giant bone maces and their
tusks, but the best part about them is that they’re a reference to Hindu
mythology. Is that a hint for the next game?
6-Elephant Artillery (Medieval 2: Total War)
You know that you’re in trouble when your enemy charges you
with a heavily armored elephant equipped with cannons. The Elephant Artillery
is a comically overpowered unit, and just having one on the battlefield can
create utter chaos. It can even go crazy and attack both sides during combat,
making it the most entertaining unit to watch in the entire game.
5-Elekk (World of Warcraft)
Elekks are common targets of poachers, because their tusks
are very valuable. But when they’re not being hunted, they’re used as Draenor
war mounts. If you want to, you can actually own an Elekk for yourself if you
buy it at the stable near Exodar.
4-Dizzy (Animal Crossing)
You may not know him by name, but Dizzy is one of Animal
Crossing’s most iconic characters. This mellow elephant has appeared in every
single Animal Crossing game, and represents player 2 in the Animal Crossing
minigame in Nintendo Land. If you need an elephant for Animal Crossing, this is
3-Paozo (Megaman 9)
Concrete Man’s stage is filled with many odd traps, but
Paozo is by far the most unique. Yes, Paozo is indeed a giant, blue robotic
elephant that shoots crystal balls at you. They’re simple enemies to fight, but
at least my brother thinks that they’re cute.
2-Ellie the Elephant (Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s
Ellie is a unique mount in Donkey Kong Country 3, and it’s
for the better. Ellie can shoot water at enemies and grab barrels from long
distances with her trunk then throw them back. While she only appeared in a few
levels, this elephant definitely memorable enough for my brother to call her
the 2nd best video game elephant.
Phanpy is an adorable and loveable pokemon who’s cute and
deadly. It can learn devastating moves like Earthquake and Rock Smash while
still not looking that imposing. In fact, it’s pokedex entries explain that
Phanphy is a kind and playful elephant that’s a great companion to have. And
really, neither me or my brother can think of a ‘nicer’ elephant.