Sea guardians

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Sea guardians is a fan term for the Mythical duo that consists of Manaphy and Phione. The sea guardians bear some similarities to the Mew duo; instead of an unnatural (through genetic engineering in a lab), stronger version, Phione is a natural (through breeding), weaker version of Manaphy; both also appear before the "original" in the Pokédex.

The two share a signature move in Take Heart.


Phione and Manaphy were introduced in Generation IV. Manaphy was born on a cold seafloor, and carries a special power that allows it to bond with any Pokémon. 80% of Manaphy's body is made of water and is highly susceptible to its environment. Phione lives in warm seas and will 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. The duo will swim back to their place of birth, no matter how far they have drifted. Manaphy and Phione are both capable of breeding, and each can only breed with Ditto. Eggs from either Pokémon will produce only Phione.

In the cores series games


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HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
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Main article: Manaphy (Pokémon)

Manaphy, the Seafaring Pokémon, can be received as an Egg from any Pokémon Ranger game when transferred to Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver. Until the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it was only available in a single core series game from an event.

Manaphy's stats are equal, each being 100. Manaphy's signature move, Heart Swap, can switch any increase or decrease in stat changes with the target. It bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move.


HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
80 80 80 80 80 80
Main article: Phione (Pokémon)

Phione is the Sea Drifter Pokémon, it can be obtained from an Egg from Manaphy starting from Diamond and Pearl.

Phione's stats are all equal, each being 80.

Pokémon Platinum

Manaphy can be seen in the book lying on Mr. Backlot's desk, allowing the player to record its data to complete the Sinnoh Pokédex.

Pokémon Legends Arceus

Manaphy and three Phione will appear in the Seaside Hollow after the player starts Request 66: "The Sea's Legend" and has completed Mission 10: "The Lordless Island", provided that the player has a Mantyke, Buizel, and Overqwil in their party.

Similar movesets

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1 Heart Swap
Tail Glow
Water Gun
9 Charm
16 Supersonic
24 Bubble Beam
31 Acid Armor
39 Whirlpool
46 Water Pulse
54 Aqua Ring
61 Dive
69 Rain Dance
75 Take Heart
76 Take Heart
Moves in bold get STAB. Moves in italics do no damage.

Similar base stats

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Sp. Attack
Sp. Defense
Total 600 480

In the spin-off games

In Pokémon Ranger, during the fourth mission in Lyra Forest, a Manaphy Egg must be retrieved in the area around the entrance to Krokka Tunnel. After the mission has been completed, the Manaphy Egg can be transferred from this game to Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, while exploring Surrounded Sea, the team finds a Wonder Egg that hatches into a Manaphy. They look after it in Sharpedo Bluff for a while but it becomes sick from spending too long out of the sea. Manaphy is sent to live with a Walrein but returns soon after the defeat of Darkrai to officially join the team now that he has grown up. Manaphy loves to explore and discovered the Marine Resort. Manaphy loves Gummis, especially the Blue Gummi due to being a Water type. Phione can be found at in Miracle Sea in the Miracle Seabed. When the boss of the dungeon, a Gyarados, attempts to forcefully relieve the Phione of all their dew. Once Gyarados is defeated, the Phione reward the player with the dew. In any further explorations the player decides to take, the player can recruit Phione once automatically by reaching the end of the dungeon.

In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, in Vientown a Special Mission where a Manaphy Egg that washed up on shore has gone missing with Mimi's Happiny. It can then be transferred after completing the mission.

In Pokémon Rumble, a Manaphy can be obtained from a ticket for releasing three Phione.

In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, a Manaphy Egg can be obtained at Renbow Island, it can be transferred after completing the Special Mission. Phione is available underwater at Canal Ruins, after finishing the game.

In Pokémon Rumble, a Phione can be obtained from a ticket for releasing Lapras and Vaporeon.

In Pokémon Rumble Blast, a Manaphy can be obtained in Rugged Flats, in the Beach once receiving 20 customers. Phione can be obtained in Rugged Flats, in the Beach after receiving 20 customers, along with Manaphy.

In Pokémon Ranch, Once 250 Pokémon are present on the ranch, it will expand and jump to a new level. When this level is obtained, Hayley will add a new Pokémon to the "Wanted" board, Leafeon. When Leafeon is brought to the ranch, she will offer to trade her Phione for it.

In the anime

Phione in anime
Manaphy in the anime
See also: Manaphy (M09)

In the Pokémon anime, Manaphy debuted in the ninth movie, while Phione debuted in an episode.

Manaphy played a major role in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. It was initially an Egg that an evil gang and its leader wanted to steal. Manaphy hatched in May's hands and subsequently saw her as its mother. It then helped Ash, his friends, Pokémon Ranger Jack Walker, Lizabeth, and Lizabeth's family find the Sea Temple Samiya. It is known as the Prince of the Sea. It was later mentioned in Up Close and Personable!.

Phione appeared in Hold the Phione!, where a group of Phione were swimming in the sea near Chocovine Town. One of them became attracted to Dawn's Buneary.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Main article: Manaphy (M09)

Manaphy is a main character in the ninth Pokémon movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. Likewise, it appears in the manga adaptation of the film by Makoto Mizobuchi.

A Phione Egg in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Emerald arc

Manaphy first appeared as a silhouette. Guile Hideout questioned going after it should he succeed in his plans.

Platinum arc

In The Final Dimensional Duel XI, Manaphy's Egg was delivered from Fiore to Diamond and Pearl via Looker. Later, after the Egg had hatched into a Manaphy, a Phione Egg appeared next to it at the Pokémon Day Care in Solaceon. After hatching, the Phione was seen being trained by Diamond and Pearl. During the training, it was seen using Heart Swap, a move it should be unable to perform in-game. Manaphy was also seen walking with the Day-Care Couple, meeting its offspring through the fence.

Pocket Monsters DP

Manaphy first appears as an Egg in I Want to See a Pro Game!! which Red and his Pokémon find on sea. Professor Oak investigates it and tells the group about the Egg hatching into a Legendary Pokémon. It later hatches into Manaphy but becomes lazy due to Clefairy's parenting skills.

Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

In the manga Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission, 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 a Trainer who lives in Sinnoh.

See also

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