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Phione (Pokémon)

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Cresselia #488: Cresselia
Pokémon
#490: Manaphy Manaphy
Phione
フィオネ Phione
#489
489Phione.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Water Unknown
Category
Sea Drifter Pokémon
Ability
Hydration
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-297
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
6.8 lbs.
Imperial
3.1 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F489.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 1 and
Fairy groups
41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 165 Battle Exp.: 1651*

Phione (Japanese: フィオネ Phione) is a Water-type Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it can only be obtained by breeding Manaphy or another Phione with Ditto.

It is a member of the sea guardians with Manaphy.

Phione's status as a legendary Pokémon is often disputed, with contradiction occurring even between official sources.

Biology

Physiology

Phione is the result of breeding Manaphy with Ditto. As a result, it is very similar to Manaphy in body structure. It has a tiny body with a red gem on it. Phione has a single rudimentary foot spike and club-like arms. Phione's head is larger than the rest of its body, and extending from its eyes are two small purple circles. It has a flotation sac on its head with a single, ribbon-like antenna on it.

Gender differences

Phione is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Phione going in the drain

Phione's abilities are similar to Manaphy's, but weaker. Phione is unable to use a number of attacks that Manaphy is able to learn, most notably: Tail Glow, Heart Swap, Hyper Beam, or Giga Impact. Phione are supposedly able to create a dew that cures all ailments. Phione also has the Ability to melt its body into water and change its body into a more liquid state similar to Vaporeon.

Behavior

Like Manaphy, Phione always return to the place where they were born. This Pokémon is very energetic and playful with its parental figure Manaphy.

Habitat

Phione live in warm seas, especially around the Sinnoh region.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Phione in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Phione made their debut appearance in the anime in Hold the Phione! where one was attracted to Dawn's Buneary.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP113 Phione Dawn's Pokédex Phione, the Sea Drifter Pokémon. Phione lives in warm oceans. It inflates the flotation sac on its head allowing it to float on the waves and look for food.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.


In the TCG

Main article: Phione (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon that lives in warm seas. It inflates the flotation sac on its head to drift and search for food.
Pearl
Platinum It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.
HeartGold When the water warms, they inflate the flotation sac on their heads and drift languidly on the sea in packs.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.
White
Black 2 It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
One
None
My Pokémon Ranch
Trade, Breed Manaphy and Ditto
Platinum
One
None
My Pokémon Ranch (requires Platinum update, Japan only)
Breed Manaphy and Ditto
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Breed Manaphy and Ditto
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Miracle Sea (Bottom)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Canal Ruins
My Pokémon Ranch Store 250 Pokémon *
Pokémon Rumble Ticket for releasing Lapras and Vaporeon
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Rugged Flats*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 480   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
11/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
00Start Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
099 Charm Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1616 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
2424 BubbleBeam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
3131 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 —% 40
3939 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
4646 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
5454 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 —% 20
6161 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
6969 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Phione obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phione
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phione
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phione
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phione
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Phione in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Phione in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phione
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phione
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Heal Bell Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Phione can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Phione cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phione
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phione
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP489.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Phione
Does not evolve
Phione
 Water 


Ditto
Breed
with Ditto

Manaphy
Parent
Manaphy
 Water 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 489.png Spr 4p 489.png Spr 4p 489.png Spr b 4d 489.png
Spr 4d 489 s.png Spr 4p 489 s.png Spr 4p 489 s.png Spr b 4d 489 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 489.png Spr 5b 489.png Spr b 5b 489.png
Spr 5b 489 s.png Spr 5b 489 s.png Spr b 5b 489 s.png
Phione For other sprites and images, please see Phione images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Phione is the only Pokémon that is obtainable by breeding a legendary Pokémon.
  • Phione is taller and weighs more than its parent, Manaphy.
  • Phione can be bred not only from Manaphy, but also from a Phione. However, Phione are unable to produce Eggs that will hatch into Manaphy.
    • With that, Phione and Manaphy are the only legendary Pokémon that can be bred without the use of cheating devices.
  • Phione, Nidoran♂, Nidoran♀, Nincada, and Volbeat are the only Pokémon that can be obtained by breeding a Pokémon they cannot evolve into (as Shedinja is technically a shed shell).
  • Phione shares the exact same base stats with Glalie.
  • Phione is not found in any regional Pokédex.

Legendary status

Phione's status as a legendary Pokémon is controversial, due to the fact that it can breed and multiple individuals can be obtained. Pokémon.com's mailbag was once asked if Phione was legendary, to which the answer was initially no, but was quickly changed to yes; the whole mailbag section has since been taken down with the restructure of Pokémon.com. In the official game guide to Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, which is made by The Pokémon Company International, it is stated that Phione is not legendary. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, it is not referred to by the game as "rare" or "legendary", which is the case for all other legendary Pokémon in the game. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Phione has a 100% recruit rate, is never battled, and the player is not allowed to recruit more than one to their team, all of which are traits shared by legendary Pokémon. Phione is banned from the Battle Frontier in Generation IV, as well as the Battle Subway (and later, in Black 2 and White 2, the Pokémon World Tournament) in Generation V, a rule which typically applies only to legendary Pokémon. Notably, and unlike Manaphy, Phione is not found in any regional Pokédex, a trait that is exclusive to Generation IV legendary Pokémon. In Pokémon Rumble Blast, Phione can only be unlocked once a certain amount of customers have shopped at the Toy Shop, a trait exclusive to legendary Pokémon. It was also featured in the Pokémon Power Bracket, while all other Pokémon in it were legendary Pokémon.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Phione is probably based on sea angels, specifically clione. Clione are remarkably popular in Japanese documentaries, especially in Hokkaido, on which Sinnoh is based (this may also explain their appearance in Chocovine Town).

Name origin

Phione may be a combination of final syllable of Manaphy and clione (sea angels). Like clione, Phione is pronounced in three syllables.

References


In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フィオネ Phione From a combination of final syllable of Manaphy and clione (sea angels)
France Flag.png French Phione Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Phione Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Phione Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Phione Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 피오네 Phione Transliteration of Japanese name


External links

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