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Phione (Pokémon)

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Legendary status
 
===Legendary status===
Phione's status as a [[legendary Pokémon]] is often disputed, due to the fact that it can breed and multiple individuals can be obtained. [[Pokémon.com]]'s mailbag was once asked if Phione was legendary, to which the 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. In the official game guide to {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, which is made by [[The Pokémon Company International]], it is stated that Phione is not legendary. In [[Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs]], it is not referred to by the game as "rare" or "legendary", which is the case for all other legendary Pokémon in the game, though it is placed directly before the [[legendary birds]] in the [[Oblivia Browser]], and cannot be obtained until the game is completed. In [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness]], 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 shared by legendary PokemonPokémon. Phione is banned from the [[Battle Frontier (Generation IV)|Battle Frontier]] in [[Generation IV]], and the [[Battle Subway]] in {{game|Black and White|s}}, a rule which typically applies only to legendary Pokémon. Notably, and unlike Manaphy, Phione [[List of Pokémon that do not appear in any regional Pokédex|is not found in any regional Pokédex]], a trait that is exclusive to [[Generation IV]] legendary Pokémon.
 
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