Manaphy () is the 490th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Water-Type, and is known as the Sea Faring Pokémon.
Manaphy uses the Hydration Ability, which heals any of the five major Status Conditions while it is raining.
Manaphy doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.
Manaphy is in the Egg Groups Water 1 and Fairy; if a Manaphy breeds with a Ditto an egg will be produced that will hatch into a Phione after approximately 10,240 Steps. It takes Manaphy 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Manaphy takes on the appearance of a small blue fairy with a red gem on its chest. It has four yellow dots on its head with one pair of these dots above each eye, and a pair of antennae on its head.
Manaphy is a Genderless Pokémon Species.
In Generation IV, an Egg can be transferred from any of the Pokémon Ranger games to obtain a Manaphy. This Egg can be obtained by completing specific Ranger Net missions that were only available for a specific time period.
In the original Pokémon Ranger game, the mission to complete is called "Retrieve the Important Egg: Manaphy!", and involves defeating a number of Team Go-Go members. The Ranger Net mission is called "Recover the Manaphy Egg" in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, and "Protect the Blue Sphere!" in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.
Manaphy can be found at Desolated Ruins Beach 3-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after meeting 20 people.
Trading Card Game
Manaphy is listed in the 9th Movie Halfedck, the 10th Movie Commemoration Set, the Pokémon Card Game set (5), and Pokémon Organized Play Series 6 and Pokémon Organized Play Series 9 as a Rare Card. Manaphy is listed as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl & Unleashed sets.
Manaphy also makes an appearance out of a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When it appears, it uses Heart Swap, which causes the combatants on the field to switch bodies temporarily. While the score, damage and remaining lives remain the same, you'll have access to an opponents' attacks, maybe even a Final Smash if Manaphy's appearance coincides with a Smash Ball appearing.
Manaphy has yet to appear in a TV Episode of the Anime as of writing.
Manaphy takes on a starring role in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, as a villain known as The Phantom would attempt to harness Manaphy's powers for his own notorious ends, but would be thwarted thanks to the help of Ash, May, Max, Brock and a variety of other Water Pokémon, including the Legendary Pokémon Kyogre.
Manaphy's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
In Generation VI, Manaphy finds itself in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling after being in the Uber tier the past two generations. Manaphy is one of the biggest forces in the OU tier, capable of playing the role of stallbreaker and wallbreaker with its Tail Glow set. Tail Glow makes Manaphy an instant threat once it gets off a boost, as it drastically increases Manaphy's offensive prowess and allows it to destroy many common defensive Pokémon like Mega Scizor and Slowbro. Manaphy has a wide array of coverage options, such as Ice Beam, Psychic, and Energy Ball, allowing it to take down specific Pokémon and limiting the amount of Pokémon capable of checking it. Manaphy's best sets include a Tail Glow set with 3 attacks, a Tail Glow set with Rain Dance to give Manaphy immunity to status thanks to Hydration while boosting Scald to allow it to damage defensive walls like Chansey even further, and a Calm Mind set with Rain Dance that uses Manaphy's decent bulk and instant recovery in Rest to take advantage of slower, defensive Pokémon. While Manaphy is a phenomenal Pokémon, it is not without flaws, as it has a relatively average 100 base Speed and lackluster power when unboosted. Those flaws are overshadowed by Manaphy's numerous positive traits which make it a standout threat in the Overused tier.
Manaphy doesn't learn any moves by way of Breeding.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
Manaphy is the only Legendary Pokémon capable of breeding and producing an egg.
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