Phione < Manaphy > Darkrai
Sea Faring Pokémon
1′ (0.3m)
3.1 lbs. (1.4kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless
Female: Genderless
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Manaphy (マナフィ) 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.

Gender Differences

Manaphy is a Genderless Pokémon Species.

Game Information

Original Games

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.

Spin-Off Games

A Manaphy Egg can be found at Surrounded Sea in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. After completing The Nightmare, Manaphy can be recruited at Sharpedo Bluff.

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.

Other Games

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 also makes appearances in The Rise of Darkrai and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.


Manaphy's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Hatch Egg transferred from a Pokémon Ranger game
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Hatch Egg transferred from a Pokémon Ranger game
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
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 It is born with a wondrous power that lets it bond with any kind of Pokémon.
HeartGold It starts its life with a wondrous power that permits it to bond with any kind of Pokémon.
SoulSilver It starts its life with a wondrous power that permits it to bond with any kind of Pokémon.
V Black It is born with a wondrous power that lets it bond with any kind of Pokémon.
White It is born with a wondrous power that lets it bond with any kind of Pokémon.
Black 2 It is born with a wondrous power that lets it bond with any kind of Pokémon.
White 2 It is born with a wondrous power that lets it bond with any kind of Pokémon.
VI X It is born with a wondrous power that lets it bond with any kind of Pokémon.
Y It starts its life with a wondrous power that permits it to bond with any kind of Pokémon.
Omega Ruby It is born with a wondrous power that lets it bond with any kind of Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire It starts its life with a wondrous power that permits it to bond with any kind of Pokémon.

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 310 404 .
184 205 299 328
184 205 299 328
Sp. Atk
184 205 299 328
Sp. Def
184 205 299 328
184 205 299 328


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tail Glow Bug.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Bubble Water.gif 20 100 Special.png
Start Water Sport Water.gif N/A N/A Other.png
9 Charm Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
16 Supersonic Normal.gif N/A 55 Other.png
24 Bubblebeam Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
31 Acid Armor Poison.gif N/A N/A Other.png
39 Whirlpool Water.gif 35 85 Special.png
46 Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
54 Aqua Ring Water.gif N/A N/A Other.png
61 Dive Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
69 Rain Dance Water.gif N/A N/A Other.png
76 Heart Swap Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
HM05 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Manaphy doesn't learn any moves by way of Breeding.

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Heal Bell Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves


Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png

Evolution Line

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages


Manaphy is the only Legendary Pokémon capable of breeding and producing an egg.

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