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Rachel (African Elephant Morph)

Rachel morphing into an African elephant

"You would not think, to look at an elephant, that it can even run at all. But believe me, an elephant can move out when it needs to. Elephants can go twenty-five miles an hour, faster than the fastest human runner. But there is a problem with elephants, too. They are huge. Too huge to dodge and twist. Too huge to hide."

The African elephant is Earth's largest land mammal that was acquired by Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, Ax and Judy, with Rachel and Judy using it as battle morphs.


"First stop, The Gardens. I was all set on morphs. But Tobias, Cassie, Ax, and Marco needed something new for their night's work."

In The Invasion, set in 1997,[1] Rachel acquired[2] an African bull elephant[3] at The Gardens, making it the very first animal she acquired as well as her first morph.[2] Months later, Tobias, Cassie and Ax also acquired African elephants in The Solution.[4] In The Ultimate, set three years later in 2000, Judy, one of the Auxiliary Animorphs, acquired an African elephant as well.[5]


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Rachel in her elephant morph

"We needed raw power. Truck-style power. [...] I was going into battle. Which weapon should I use? I liked the bear because it was so utterly powerful and destructive. But in this case, the elephant morph was the proper weapon."

The African elephant was Rachel's original battle morph, and the morph she used during her very first visit to the Yeerk Pool. The morph was useful as it allowed her to use her trunk to toss humans and Hork-Bajir while also being able to run over and crush Taxxons.[2] However, due to the trouble in mobility and agility that the elephant possessed,[6] Rachel wished to replace it. In The Stranger, Rachel acquired a grizzly bear morph which became her new main battle morph, at which point the elephant was demoted as her secondary battle morph[7] Tobias, Ax and Cassie also used African elephant morphs during their attack on the Marriott Resort to destroy a world leaders summit.[4] Judy, one of the Auxiliary Animorphs, also used the elephant as her battle morph.[5]


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  1. The Andalite Chronicles is said to take place 10 years after the 1966 Yeerk exodus of The Hork-Bajir Chronicles and 21 years before Elfangor met the Animorphs. This places it in 1976, meaning the Animorphs met Elfangor in 1997.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Invasion
  3. Elfangor's Secret
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Solution
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Ultimate
  6. The Andalite's Gift
  7. The Stranger