Posted by: peanutmaster | November 20, 2008

Pokemon Of The Week – Manaphy

Manaphy (Japanese: マナフィ Manaphy) is a Water-type legendary Pokémon. It is Pokedex number #490. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. However, it has the unprecedented ability to breed, though the offspring is a Phione. Manaphy was the last Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex before the Platinum expansion.


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. Manaphy is genderless.

Due to Manaphy’s high water content in its body, it can heal itself whenever it is raining. Manaphy can control water and focus it 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.

Due to the presence of the special egg, most portrayals of Manaphy are newborns with a childlike demeanor. 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.


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 and its leader wants to steal. Manaphy hatches in May’s hands and helps the People of the Water to find the Samiya. It is known as the Prince of the Sea.

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


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