Manaphy (M09)

マナフィ Manaphy
Manaphy M09.png
Manaphy riding a Lapras
Egg obtained in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Egg obtained at Unknown
Hatches in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Hatched at Kanto
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Released in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Current location Samiya
This Pokémon was hatched from its Egg during the movie.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Manaphy Yuri Shiratori Michele Knotz
Yuri Shiratori*

Manaphy (Japanese: マナフィ Manaphy), also known as the Prince of the Sea (Japanese: 蒼海王子 Prince of the Sea), is a major character in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

In the movies

As an Egg

Manaphy first appeared as an Egg. It was swimming underwater and landed on a Mantyke. The Manaphy Egg was spotted by The Phantom and his pirate crew. Phantom took the Egg using the submarine's mechanical arm and brought it to his ship. Jack Walker took the Egg from the pirates as he had a mission to protect it and escaped the submarine with the Egg.

Later, the Manaphy Egg made its way to the trailer belonging to the Marina Underwater Pokémon Show. Whenever May attempted to see it, it was usually hidden afterwards.

Elsewhere, Team Rocket found it and Manaphy played with them from inside the Egg using Heart Swap. Team Rocket ran off with it but were caught by Ash and Jack. As the Egg was in sight, Ash and his friends got to see it. Unfortunately, Phantom and Galen saw it and ran off with it. The group was able to get it back and Phantom fought May over it. May caught the Egg as it fell out of its Egg case and hatched into Manaphy. May and the group ran off with Manaphy.

Back in the trailer, Manaphy was beginning to get comfortable with May, to the point where it would cry if someone else held it. Manaphy and the group went on a boat to Samiya. Manaphy played underwater and landed on a Wailord. After having an adventure, Manaphy and the others finally arrived in Samiya, with Phantom arriving there too. It opened a pathway to deeper parts of the temple by singing.

When Samiya was sinking because of the Phantom pulling apart the crystals, Manaphy found few crystals and placed them back in the treasure room. Ash volunteered to get the last one and Manaphy used Heart Swap to relay a message to Ash from May when he was running out of air. With Samiya back to normal, Phantom appeared from his torpedo and grabbed Manaphy. Ash came to the rescue and took Manaphy from Phantom. Manaphy gathered many Water-type to attack Phantom and defeat him for good.

With the Phantom defeated and arrested, it was time for May to say goodbye to Manaphy as it had to go back to the ocean. She was reluctant to do so at first but managed to actually say goodbye. Manaphy then swam towards Samiya.

Manaphy was later mentioned in Up Close and Personable!. It also briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.

Personality and characteristics

May catching Manaphy's Egg

When Manaphy finally hatched, the first thing it saw was May. As a result, it thought of her as its mother, immediately showing love and affection to her. Manaphy and May soon developed a very close bond, even to the point that May treated it as her own child and Manaphy began learning human words like "love you" and "happy".

However, their bond was affecting Manaphy's goal to find Samiya, so May tried to stay away from Manaphy. They eventually came back to one another and shared one last, tearful hug. Manaphy's final words were "Love. You. May."

Moves used

Using Heart Swap
Move First Used In
Heart Swap Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 白鳥由里 Yuri Shiratori
English Michele Knotz
Yuri Shiratori*
Korean 이선 Lee Seon*
김율 Kim Yul*

In the manga

In the Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea manga

Manaphy in the manga adaptation of the movie
As an Egg

Manaphy appears in the manga adaptation of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, fulfilling the same role which it does in the movie of the same name.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Manaphy.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Sea's Manaphy         Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   005/019
Sea's Manaphy         PCG-P Promotional cards   139/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy         PCG-P Promotional cards   146/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy         PCG-P Promotional cards   147/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy         PCG-P Promotional cards   150/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy         PCG-P Promotional cards   154/PCG-P
Prince of the Sea Manaphy         10th Movie Commemoration Set    


Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy

The last item of PCG era merchandise was the Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy (Japanese: 映画公開記念VSパック 蒼海のマナフィ), first released on July 15, 2006 in Pokémon Centers to celebrate the release of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea in cinemas. The half deck subsequently became more widely available on August 4, 2006. It features Pokémon belonging to characters from the movie, a handful native to Samiya Temple, plus the Legendary Seafaring Pokémon Manaphy. The half deck also comes with damage counters, status counters, and a coin.

Product images:

Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy
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  • Manaphy is the only Pokémon in the anime to have been shown using a move before hatching from its Egg.
  • Manaphy is the only anime Pokémon that was hatched from an Egg that hatched in a movie rather than a normal episode.
  • Manaphy is the only Pokémon that has been seen hatching from an Egg that is unable to evolve.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Manaphy.

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonDoctor ZedGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDadaDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Spiky-eared PichuSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekrom
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolChrom MolybdenumCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonuke
Dr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudy
KaiKakoKanataKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMeta GroudonMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPhossa MolybdenumPokémon Baccer teams
Queen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRickRossSchuylerSharonShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTanner
TappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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