Difference between revisions of "Manaphy (Pokémon)"

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
(In the anime)
(In side games)
Line 99: Line 99:
| [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2]]
| [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2]]
| [[Sharpedo Rock]]
| [[Sharpedo Bluff]]

Revision as of 22:46, 22 May 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Phione
#{{{nextnum}}}: Darkrai 000
マナフィ Manaphy
Artwork from Diamond/Pearl
Water '
Seafaring Pokémon
Exp. at Lv. 100
Regional Pokédex numbers
Regional Browser numbers
0.3 m
3.1 lbs.
1.4 kg
Dex color
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Gender ratio
Water 1 and
Fairy groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
Base Exp.: 215 Battle Exp.: 2151*

Manaphy (Japanese: マナフィ Manaphy) is a legendary Template:Type2 Pokémon, first appearing in Generation IV. Manaphy is not directly obtainable in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

Manaphy's ability is Hydration, which heals a status effect when Manaphy is in play during rain.

It is comparable to Celebi and Jirachi, but more so to Mew, both for its place in the regional Pokédex list, identical base stats and its inability to be caught during normal gameplay. Unlike them, however, Manaphy is not a Template:Type2; it also has the unprecedented ability to breed, though the offspring is a Phione. Interestingly, Manaphy is joined by Shaymin this generation, which is not a Psychic-type Pokémon either. Manaphy is the last Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex, but not the Generation IV National Dex.



Manaphy is a small, blue, aquatic Pokémon. It has stubby feet and club-like arms that are longer than its body. Manaphy has a red gem on its chest. Manaphy has a round head with a pair of long blue antennae. Eighty percent of Manaphy's body is made of water and is highly susceptible to its environment. One of these reactions is that when Manaphy reproduces in an ocean that's warmer than those that they are native to, the child will be a Phione as opposed to another Manaphy.

Gender differences

Manaphy is genderless.

Special abilities

Due to Manaphy's high water content in its body, it can heal itself whenever its raining. Manaphy can control water and focus them into attacks such as Water Pulse and BubbleBeam. Manaphy can also switch the perspective of people, and Pokémon, with each other, by using its signature move, Heart Swap.



Manaphy appears to be native to the cold oceans of the Fiore region, but cannot hatch there, instead only being able to be hatched in the Sinnoh region. Strangely, all eggs Manaphy produces in Sinnoh hatch into Phione.


Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Manaphy is the star of the ninth movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. It is initially an egg that an evil gang wants to steal. Manaphy hatches in May's hands and helps the People of the Water to find the Sea Temple. It is known as the Prince of the Sea.

Manaphy also makes a cameo in Together and in We Will Be Heroes.

In the manga

In the manga "Pokémon Ranger, the Comic" (from the creators of Pokémon Adventures), Cameron from Summerland found Manaphy's Egg on Fiore's Sea, then it was stolen by the Go-Rock Squad who wanted to use its enormous powers for bad purposes when it hatched. This plan failed when Solana and Lunick saved the egg and it was given to Prof. Hastings's granddaughter who lives in Sinnoh.

In the TCG

Main article: Manaphy (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

File:Manaphy Brawl.jpg
Manaphy on Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

When released from a Poké Ball, Manaphy uses a Heart Swap which switches the body of the user with another player. KO's still count for the original player.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
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 Born on a cold seafloor, it will swim great distances to return to its birthplace.
Pearl Water makes up 80% of its body. This Pokémon is easily affected by its environment.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
None Trade
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Received from Pokémon Ranger from Fiore (egg)
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Generation VI
None Trade

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest (Event mission 4)*
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2 Sharpedo Bluff

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 600   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.

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness


Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

Generation IV
Level Move Type Cat.
Start Bubble Water Special
Tail Glow Bug Status
Water Sport Water Status
9 Charm Normal Status
16 Supersonic Normal Status
24 BubbleBeam Water Special
31 Acid Armor Poison Status
39 Whirlpool Water Special
46 Water Pulse Water Special
54 Aqua Ring Water Status
61 Dive Water Physical
69 Rain Dance Water Status
76 Heart Swap Psychic Status


Generation IV
# Move Type Cat.
TM03 Water Pulse Water Special
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic Poison Status
TM07 Hail Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status
TM17 Protect Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status
TM20 Safeguard Normal Status
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical
TM27 Return Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team Normal Status
TM33 Reflect Psychic Status
TM42 Facade Normal Physical
TM43 Secret Power Normal Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic Status
TM48 Skill Swap Psychic Status
TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special
TM55 Brine Water Special
TM56 Fling Dark Physical
TM58 Endure Normal Status
TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical
TM70 Flash Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up Normal Status
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status
TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special
TM87 Swagger Normal Status
TM89 U-turn Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute Normal Status
HM03 Surf Water Special
HM07 Waterfall Water Physical


Template:EvoChart Box


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 490.png Spr 4p 490.png Spr 4p 490.png Spr b 4d 490.png
Spr 4d 490 s.png Spr 4p 490 s.png Spr 4p 490 s.png Spr b 4d 490 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 490.png Spr 5b 490.png Spr b 5b 490.png
Spr 5b 490 s.png Spr 5b 490 s.png Spr b 5b 490 s.png
Manaphy For other sprites and images, please see Manaphy images on Bulbagarden Archives.


  • Manaphy's English name was revealed on November 2, 2006, the same day that the region Diamond and Pearl take place in was confirmed to be named Sinnoh.
  • Jirachi, Manaphy, and Phione are the only legendary Pokémon to have not been given an in-game location in the main series as of yet.
  • Manaphy is also the only event Pokémon to date that debuted in a spin-off game rather than in the main series.
  • Manaphy is actually lighter and shorter than Phione.
  • Manaphy and Ditto are the only Pokémon that are both able to breed and unobtainable through breeding.


Manaphy may be based upon sea angels, tiny transparent ocean mollusks that look like ocean fairies and possess pairs of flexible tentacles they use to feed.

Name origin

Manaphy's name may be based on manatee, the name of a water-dwelling mammal. It could also be a combination of mana and clione.

In other languages


Manaphy is one of the event-only Pokémon.

  • The code to unlock the Manaphy mission in the North American version of Pokémon Ranger is P8M2-9D6F-43H7, while in the European version, it is Mg35-Cpb8-4FW8.
  • There was an event giving away Manaphy through Mystery Gift that was held at Toys "R" Us on September 29, 2007. This special edition Manaphy was contained in a Cherish Ball, with the OT of TRU and an ID No. of 09297. It was also holding a Red Scarf, most likely a reference to May's scarf in the ninth movie.
  • There was an Australian event giving away level 50 Manaphy through Mystery Gift that was held at JB Hi-Fi. This special edition Manaphy was contained in a Cherish Ball, with the OT of JBHF and an ID No. of 11077. It was also holding a Red Scarf.
  • A Manaphy egg will also be transferable from Pokémon Ranger Batonnage.

Related articles

External links

Generation I: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Generation II: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Generation III: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
Generation IV: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
Generation V: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
Generation VI: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
Generation VII: SilvallyTapu KokoTapu LeleTapu BuluTapu FiniCosmog
Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninja
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball: AbomasnowArceusArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChansey
GulpinHitmonleeHo-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
Stickers & Trophies: Melee Trophy listBrawl Sticker listBrawl Trophy list
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos
000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Phione
#{{{nextnum}}}: Darkrai 000
Project Pokédex logo.png This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.