Manaphy is a Water type Mythical Pokemon introduced in Generation IV. While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon. Manaphy has the unusual ability to breed, despite being a Mythical Pokemon. It is also unusual in that its offspring are Phione, which do not evolve into Manaphy, and that Manaphy Eggs has a different appearance from other Pokemon Eggs.
It is a member of the sea guardians with Phione. Manaphy is the last Pokemon in the Sinnoh Pokedex in Diamond and Pearl, before the Platinum expansion. Take a look below for 26 interesting and fascinating facts about Manaphy.
1. Manaphy is a small, blue, aquatic Pokemon with stubby feet and club like arms that are longer than its body.
2. It has a red gem on its chest and a yellow dot below the gem.
3. Its onion-shaped head has a pair of long blue antennae, which have small spheres on the ends.
4. Its irises are dark blue with yellow sclerae, and there are two yellow dots of “eyelash” markings extending from the eyes.
5. Eighty percent of Manaphy’s body is made of water.
6. It is highly susceptible to its environment, and swims long distances to return to its birthplace.
7. It is born with a special power that allows it to bond with any Pokémon.
8. Manaphy can switch the perspective of people, and Pokémon, with each other using its former signature move, Heart Swap.
9. Manaphy’s English name was uncovered, alongside the English name of Sinnoh, within the internal data of Pokémon Ranger on November 2, 2006.
10. Manaphy and Ditto are the only Pokémon that are both able to breed and yet are unobtainable through breeding.
11. Manaphy and Phione (if one counts Phione as Mythical) are the only Mythical Pokémon capable of producing Eggs in a Day Care or Nursery legitimately.
12. Although normally genderless, in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Manaphy is constantly referred to as a male.
13. It is also known as the “Prince of the Sea”.
14. In the games, Manaphy is the only Pokémon whose Egg sprite is different than the standard sprite.
15. Despite the fact that Eggs cannot be transferred via Poké Transfer, Manaphy’s Egg is found in the coding of the Generation V games. Location data for Pokémon Ranger also exists in those games.
16. In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, the player can register Manaphy as seen in the Pokédex by inspecting a book in Mr. Backlot’s room at the Pokémon Mansion.
17. Like the majority of Event Pokémon obtained through Mystery Gift, it was intended to be impossible to obtain a Shiny Manaphy. However, an oversight allows a Manaphy Egg to have a chance to hatch Shiny, but only if it was traded before hatching. This is because Shininess is dependent on the Trainer ID number and Secret ID number, and the game mistakenly attempts to prevent Shininess using the original game’s ID numbers instead of the ID numbers of the game that it was traded to. Furthermore, any Shiny Manaphy that was hatched from a traded egg can be able to pass Poké Transporter’s legality check.
18. Manaphy may be based on sea angels, tiny transparent ocean mollusks. The Manaphy Egg’s design is similar to Turritopsis dohrnii.
19. Manaphy may be a combination of mana and a shortening of fairy. It may also come from the manatee, or sea cow.
20. Manaphy appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, where it played a starring role. It was initially an Egg that an evil gang and its leader, The Phantom, wanted to steal. Manaphy hatched in May’s hands and helped the People of the Water find the Sea Temple Samiya. It is known as the Prince of the Sea.
21. A Manaphy appeared in Pikachu, What’s This Key?. It was one of the Mythical Pokémon visited by Meowth, Wobbuffet, and Inkay, courtesy of Klefki’s keys. They witnessed it in a water world full of floating spheres of water, before being launched into the sky by a Wailord.
22. Manaphy debuted in the opening sequence of Pikachu’s Ocean Adventure.
23. A Manaphy made a cameo appearance in the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, where it was tailing a Kyogre in the ocean.
24. A Manaphy made a cameo appearance in the opening sequence of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
25. A Manaphy made a cameo appearance in the ending credits in Meloetta’s Moonlight Serenade.
26. Manaphy made its main series debut in a fantasy and several photos in Dreams of the Sun and Moon!.