Phione (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Cresselia #488: Cresselia
Pokémon
#490: Manaphy Manaphy
Phione
Sea Drifter Pokémon
フィオネ
Phione
#489
Phione



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Hydration Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Fairy
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Phione
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Weight
6.8 lbs. 3.1 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
165
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
216
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Phione
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Phione (Japanese: フィオネ Phione) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, but can be obtained by breeding Manaphy or another Phione with Ditto.

It is a member of the sea guardians with Manaphy.

Phione's status as a Mythical Pokémon is often disputed, with contradiction occurring even between official sources.

Biology

Phione is a blue Pokémon with a round head and a tiny body. Phione's head is crowned by a flotation sac with a long, ribbon-like antenna. Its mouth is small, and its eyes are large with blue sclerae and gray irises. Above its eyes are two blue, circular markings connected to the eyes by a thin black line. Its long, flipper-like arms have rounded tips. Phione has a red, oval gem on its chest and a single rudimentary foot spike.

Phione inflates the sac on its head to drift in the water and search for food. When the water grows warm, it will drift in packs with other members of its species. No matter how far it has drifted, it will always return to the place where it was born. Sometimes it will be seen with Manaphy, visiting the Hisui region on rare occasions. Against natural predators, it uses a defense mechanism that allows it to blend with ocean waters. Phione are known to hatch from eggs laid by Manaphy, although the relationship between the two species is still unknown.

Phione and its counterpart Manaphy are the only known Pokémon capable of using the move Take Heart.

In the anime

 
Phione in the anime

Major appearances

Three Phione debuted in Hold the Phione! as residents of Chocovine Town. One of them became attracted to Dawn's Buneary and became jealous upon realizing that Buneary had feelings for Pikachu. This Phione was also temporarily captured by Team Rocket, but it managed to escape.

Minor appearances


Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP113 Phione Dawn's Pokédex Phione, the Sea Drifter Pokémon. Phione lives in warm oceans. It inflates the flotation sac on its head, allowing it to float on the waves and look for food.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Phione debuted in Alternate Dimension Showdown XI, where it was revealed to have hatched from an Egg created by Manaphy. Afterwards, it was trained by Diamond and Pearl. It was shown to be able to use Heart Swap, a move Phione is unable to perform in-game.

In the TCG

Main article: Phione (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond A Pokémon that lives in warm seas. It inflates the flotation sac on its head to drift and search for food.
Pearl
Platinum It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.
HeartGold When the water warms, they inflate the flotation sac on their heads and drift languidly on the sea in packs.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.
White
Black 2 It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X When the water warms, they inflate the flotation sac on their heads and drift languidly on the sea in packs.
Y It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.
Omega Ruby When the water warms, they inflate the flotation sac on their heads and drift languidly on the sea in packs.
Alpha Sapphire It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#239
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond A Pokémon that lives in warm seas. It inflates the flotation sac on its head to drift and search for food.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus Can be seen floating offshore during seasons when the seas are warm. Its azure body blends in with the ocean waters—logic suggests this is a defense mechanism against natural predators.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
My Pokémon Ranch
Breed Manaphy
Platinum
My Pokémon Ranch (requires Platinum update, Japan only)
Breed Manaphy
HeartGold SoulSilver
Breed Manaphy
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Manaphy
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Manaphy
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Breed Manaphy
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Manaphy
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Breed Manaphy
Legends: Arceus
Seaside Hollow


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Miracle Sea (Bottom)*
MD Sky
Miracle Sea (Bottom)*
Ranch
Store 250 Pokémon (Hayley's trades)
Rumble
Ticket for releasing Lapras and Vaporeon
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Rugged Flats*
Rumble U
Aquatic Hill: The Colorful Park
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 6
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Third release)
Event: Pokémon Safari (Week 3-4; Winking)
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Vast Ocean (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
480
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
11/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Phione is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
099 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
1616 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
2424 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
3131 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 —% 20
3939 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
4646 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
5454 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 —% 20
6161 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
6969 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phione
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phione
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 12 Bubble Water Special 40 100% 25
6 17 Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 20
12 23 Water Pulse Water Special 60 —% 20
19 31 Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
27 39 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 10
36 49 Moonblast Fairy Special 85 100% 10
46 59 Take Heart Psychic Status —% 10
57 71 Hydro Pump Water Special 100 85% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phione
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phione
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM07  TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM20  TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM49  TM49 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM86  TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM89  TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM95  TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM99  TM99 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phione
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phione
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Phione in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Phione in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phione
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phione
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phione
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phione
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Calm Mind Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Water Pulse Water Special 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Icy Wind Ice Special 60 95% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 75 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Ice Beam Ice Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Phione
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Phione
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Water
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-297
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#256
 

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Phione in the puzzle area.


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#256
 

Mega Boost++
Fills the Mega Gauge of same type of Pokémon even more.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 162 Base Defense: 162
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Waterfall, Bubble
Charged Attacks: Bubble Beam, Water Pulse, Surf

Evolution

 
Does not evolve
Phione
 Water 

 
Breed
with Ditto
 
Parent
Manaphy
 Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Phione images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Phione is the only Pokémon that is obtainable by breeding a Mythical Pokémon.
  • Breeding either Manaphy or Phione can produce a Phione Egg, but Phione can neither evolve into Manaphy nor produce Eggs that can hatch into Manaphy.
  • Phione, Nidoran♂, Nidoran♀, Illumise and Volbeat are the only Pokémon that can be obtained by breeding a Pokémon they cannot evolve into.
  • Phione has exactly the same base stats as Glalie.

Mythical status

Phione's status as a Mythical Pokémon is disputed, with several pieces of evidence and even official statements often contradicting each other.

Evidence for

 
Proof from the 2011 Style Guide
  • Pokémon.com's mailbag was once asked[dead link] if Phione was Legendary. The official answer was initially no, but was quickly changed to yes; the whole mailbag section has since been taken down with the restructure of Pokémon.com.
  • Phione is listed under the Mythical Pokémon section in the Pokémon 2011 Style Guide.
  • Phione is listed as a Mythical Pokémon in the Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook.
  • Phione was a usable Pokémon in the Circle of Legends tournament, in which only Legendary and Mythical Pokémon were allowed.
  • Phione is banned from the 2016 Video Game Championships due to being a Mythical Pokémon.
  • Phione is listed as a Mythical Pokémon in a September 2016 Nintendo feature story on Mythical Pokémon.
  • In the Generation VII Global Trade System, if the player chooses to exclude people seeking Mythical or Legendary Pokémon, people seeking Phione will not be displayed.
  • Phione is banned from the Battle Frontier, the Battle Subway, the Pokémon World Tournament, the Battle Maison, and the Battle Tree, a rule which typically applies only to Mythical Pokémon and Special Pokémon; the only non-Mythical Pokémon to have been event-only at one point, Zorua and Zoroark, were allowed in the Battle Subway, indicating Phione's battle facility ban may be due to it being Mythical.
    • Phione is also banned from most online competitions and online battles.
  • In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series:
    • In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Phione has a 100% recruit rate, is never battled, and the player is not allowed to recruit more than one to their team, all of which are traits otherwise only exhibited by Legendary and Mythical Pokémon.
    • In Super Mystery Dungeon, Hoopa is able to summon Phione as an ally. Only Legendary and Mythical Pokémon are able to be summoned in this way.
  • In Pokémon Rumble Blast, Phione can only be unlocked once a certain number of customers have shopped at the Toy Shop, a trait otherwise exclusive to Legendary and Mythical Pokémon.
  • Phione was featured in Pokémon.com's 2012 Pokémon Power Bracket, a single-elimination tournament where all other Pokémon in the bracket were Legendary and Mythical Pokémon.
  • Phione is not needed to obtain the diploma, a trait otherwise exclusive to Mythical Pokémon.
    • Likewise, in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it is not required to catch Phione in order to battle Arceus, a trait otherwise exclusive to Mythical Pokémon.
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus will display a warning when the player attempts to release a Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, or Shiny Pokémon; attempting to release Phione will generate the warning regardless of Shiny status.

Evidence against

  • Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver: Prima's Official Strategy Guide states that Phione is not Legendary (a term used at the time to describe both Legendary and Mythical Pokémon) due to it being able to be obtained by hatching Eggs.
  • In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, all Mythical Pokémon are referred to as "rare," but Phione is not. It is also found normally in the wild.
  • All Mythical Pokémon are listed in Pokémon Daisuki Club's Mystery File feature website, but Phione is missing.
  • In the Pokémon Kids: Winter Fest badge collection all Legendary and Mythical Pokémon have special badge borders and are obtained exclusively through either opening Master pouches or clearing timed challenges. However, Phione has no special border and is obtained through standard bags in the same way all non-Legendary non-Mythical Pokémon are obtained.
  • In the Pokédex of Pokémon Bank, Phione does not have a shiny background, unlike other Mythical Pokémon. However, non-Special Legendary Pokémon similarly also do not have a shiny background.

Other

  • Phione Eggs can be received at Day Cares and the Nursery, and it can breed to produce another Phione. No other Legendary or Mythical Pokémon can breed to produce itself.
  • The Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon: The Official Alola Region Strategy Guide has two separate pieces of conflicting information about Phione's Mythical status within itself. It lists Phione as Mythical but also states that Manaphy is the only Mythical Pokémon that can breed.
  • In Pokémon HOME, the player cannot trade Phione via the Global Trade System, just like all Mythical Pokémon. Originally, even trades requesting Pokémon that could not be traded would be displayed when searching the GTS, but shortly after launch, the search was changed to not display these results. When requests for Pokémon that could not be traded were visible, even if the player chose to exclude people seeking Mythical or Legendary Pokémon, requests for Phione would still be displayed.

Origin

Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Phione is probably based on sea angels, specifically clione. Clione are remarkably popular in Japanese documentaries, especially in Hokkaido, on which Sinnoh is based. This may also explain their appearance in Chocovine Town.

Manaphy's trait of only being able to produce Phione as offspring may be inspired by eusociality, a biological phenomenon which usually manifests in a colony of animals having a sole breeding female, or queen, tended to by her usually infertile offspring, or an example of a highly rare and unique mutations such albinism or polydactyly. With Manaphy's title as the "Prince[ss] of the Sea" and Phione's unclear status as Mythical, it may also take influence from the illegitimate children of royalty and nobility, whose worthiness to inherit their parents' status is often disputed.

Name origin

Phione may be a combination of Manaphy and Clione (genus of floating sea slugs).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese フィオネ Phione From Manaphy and clione
  French Phione Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Phione Same as English/Japanese name
  German Phione Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Phione Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 피오네 Phione Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 霏歐納 / 霏欧纳 Fēi'ōunà From 瑪納霏 / 玛纳霏 Mǎnàfēi and the transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 霏歐納 Fēi'āunaahp From 瑪納霏 Máhnaahpfēi and the transcription of Japanese name


Related articles

External links


Generation I: Mew
Generation II: Celebi
Generation III: JirachiDeoxys
Generation IV: Phione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Generation V: VictiniKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Generation VI: DiancieHoopaVolcanion
Generation VII: MagearnaMarshadowZeraoraMeltanMelmetal
Generation VIII: Zarude


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