Phione (Pokémon)

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Cresselia #488: Cresselia
Pokémon
#490: Manaphy Manaphy
Phione
Sea Drifter Pokémon
フィオネ
Phione
#489
Phione



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Hydration Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Fairy
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Phione
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Weight
6.8 lbs. 3.1 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
165
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
216
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Phione
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png
Footprint
F489.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Phione (Japanese: フィオネ Phione) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, but 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 Mythical Pokémon is often disputed, with contradiction occurring even between official sources.

Biology

Phione is a blue Pokémon with a round head and a tiny body. Phione's head is crowned by a flotation sac with a long, ribbon-like antenna. Its mouth is small, and its eyes are large with blue sclerae and gray irises. Above its eyes are two blue, circular markings connected to the eyes by a thin black line. Its long, flipper-like arms have rounded tips. Phione has a red, oval gem on its chest and a single rudimentary foot spike.

Phione inflates the sac on its head to drift in the water and search for food. When the water grows warm, it will drift in packs with other members of its species. No matter how far it has drifted, it will always return to the place where it was born.

In the anime

Phione in the anime

Major appearances

Three Phione debuted in Hold the Phione! as residents of Chocovine Town. One of them became attracted to Dawn's Buneary and became jealous upon realizing that Buneary had feelings for Pikachu. This Phione was also temporarily captured by Team Rocket, but it managed to escape.

Minor appearances


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.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Phione debuted in Alternate Dimension Showdown XI, where it was revealed to have hatched from an Egg created by Manaphy. Afterwards, it was trained by Diamond and Pearl. It was shown to be able to use Heart Swap, a move Phione is unable to perform in-game.

In the TCG

Main article: Phione (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X When the water warms, they inflate the flotation sac on their heads and drift languidly on the sea in packs.
Y It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.
Omega Ruby When the water warms, they inflate the flotation sac on their heads and drift languidly on the sea in packs.
Alpha Sapphire It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
My Pokémon Ranch
Breed Manaphy
Platinum
My Pokémon Ranch (requires Platinum update, Japan only)
Breed Manaphy
HeartGold SoulSilver
Breed Manaphy
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Manaphy
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Manaphy
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Breed Manaphy
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Manaphy
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Miracle Sea (Bottom)*
MD Sky
Miracle Sea (Bottom)*
Ranch
Store 250 Pokémon (Hayley's trades)
Rumble
Ticket for releasing Lapras and Vaporeon
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Rugged Flats*
Rumble U
Aquatic Hill: The Colorful Park
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 6
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Third release)
Event: Pokémon Safari (Week 3-4; Winking)
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Vast Ocean (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

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


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 VIII, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Phione's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 489.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-297
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush489Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT489.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#256
Shuffle489.png

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Phione in the puzzle area.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#256
Shuffle489Winking.png

Mega Boost++
Fills the Mega Gauge of same type of Pokémon even more.


Pokémon GO
GO489.png Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 162 Base Defense: 162
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Waterfall, Bubble
Charged Attacks: Bubble Beam, Water Pulse, Surf

Evolution

Phione
Does not evolve
Phione
 Water 

Ditto
Breed
with Ditto
Manaphy
Parent
Manaphy
 Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 489.png Spr b 4d 489.png Spr 4p 489.png Spr b 4p 489.png Spr 4p 489.png Spr b 4h 489.png
Spr 4d 489 s.png Spr b 4d 489 s.png Spr 4p 489 s.png Spr b 4p 489 s.png Spr 4p 489 s.png Spr b 4p 489 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 489.png Spr b 5b 489.png Spr 5b 489.png Spr b 5b 489.png
Spr 5b 489 s.png Spr b 5b 489 s.png Spr 5b 489 s.png Spr b 5b 489 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 489.png Spr b 6x 489.png Spr 6x 489.png Spr b 6x 489.png
Spr 6x 489 s.png Spr b 6x 489 s.png Spr 6x 489 s.png Spr b 6x 489 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 489.png Spr b 7s 489.png Spr 7s 489.png Spr b 7s 489.png
Spr 7s 489 s.png Spr b 7s 489 s.png Spr 7s 489 s.png Spr b 7s 489 s.png
Front Back Front Back
489MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Phione images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Phione is the only Pokémon that is obtainable by breeding a Mythical Pokémon.
  • Breeding either Manaphy or Phione can produce a Phione Egg, but Phione can neither evolve into Manaphy nor produce Eggs that can hatch into Manaphy.
  • Phione, Nidoran♂, Nidoran♀, Illumise and Volbeat are the only Pokémon that can be obtained by breeding a Pokémon they cannot evolve into.
  • Phione has exactly the same base stats as Glalie.

Mythical status

Phione's status as a Mythical Pokémon is disputed, with several pieces of evidence and even official statements often contradicting each other.

Evidence for

Proof from the 2011 Style Guide

Evidence against

  • Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver: Prima's Official Strategy Guide states that Phione is not Legendary (a term used at the time to describe both Legendary and Mythical Pokémon) due to it being able to be obtained by hatching Eggs.
  • In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, all Mythical Pokémon are referred to as "rare," but Phione is not. It is also found normally in the wild.
  • All Mythical Pokémon are listed in Pokémon Daisuki Club's Mystery File feature website, but Phione is missing.
  • In the Pokémon Kids: Winter Fest badge collection all Legendary and Mythical Pokémon have special badge borders and are obtained exclusively through either opening Master pouches or clearing timed challenges. However, Phione has no special border and is obtained through standard bags in the same way all non-Legendary non-Mythical Pokémon are obtained.
  • In the Pokédex of Pokémon Bank, Phione does not have a shiny background, unlike other Mythical Pokémon. However, non-Special Legendary Pokémon similarily do also not have a shiny background.

Other

  • Phione Eggs can be received at Day Cares and the Nursery, and it can breed to produce another Phione. This is impossible with any other Legendary and Mythical Pokémon.
    • However, Manaphy can also breed to produce Phione, and Manaphy is a confirmed Mythical Pokémon.
  • Phione is not found in any regional Pokédex, a trait that is otherwise exclusive to Generation IV Legendary and Mythical Pokémon.
    • Phione is also not needed to obtain the diploma, a trait otherwise exclusive to Mythical Pokémon.
  • The Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon: The Official Alola Region Strategy Guide has two separate pieces of conflicting information about Phione's Mythical status within itself. It lists Phione as Mythical but also states that Manaphy is the only Mythical Pokémon that can breed.
  • In Pokémon HOME, the player cannot trade Phione via the Global Trade System, just like all Mythical Pokémon. Originally, even trades requesting Pokémon that could not be traded would be displayed when searching the GTS, but shortly after launch, the search was changed to not display these results. When requests for Pokémon that could not be traded were visible, even if the player chose to exclude people seeking Mythical or Legendary Pokémon, requests for Phione would still be displayed.

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.

Manaphy's trait of only being able to produce Phione as offspring may be inspired by eusociality, a biological phenomenon which usually manifests in a colony of animals having a sole breeding female, or queen, tended to by her usually infertile offspring, or an example of a highly rare and unique mutations such albinism or polydactyly.

Name origin

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

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
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 霏歐納 Fēi Ōu Nà Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

External links


Generation I: Mew
Generation II: Celebi
Generation III: JirachiDeoxys
Generation IV: Phione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Generation V: VictiniKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Generation VI: DiancieHoopaVolcanion
Generation VII: MagearnaMarshadowZeraoraMeltanMelmetal
Generation VIII: Zarude


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