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Phione (Pokémon)

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==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 sclerasclerae 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.
[[File:Phione anime.png|thumb|220px|left|Phione in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
===Major appearances===
MultipleThree Phione debuted in ''[[DP113|Hold the Phione!]]'' as residents of [[Chocovine Town]]. One of them wasbecame attracted to [[Dawn's Buneary]], and became jealous upon realizing that Buneary had feelings for {{AP|Pikachu}}. This Phione was also temporarily caught by {{TRT}}, but it managed to escape.
 
===Minor appearances===
 
==In the manga==
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
[[File:Phione Adventures.png|thumb|200px|Phione in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
[[File:Phione Egg Adventures.png|thumb|left|150px|A Phione {{pkmn|Egg}} in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
Phione===In madethe its debut in ''[[PS441|Alternate Dimension Showdown XI]]'', where it was revealed to have hatched from an [[Pokémon Egg|Egg]] created by {{p|Manaphy}}. Afterwards it was trained by Diamond and Pearl, where it used {{m|Heart Swap}}, a move Phione is unable to performAdventures in-game.manga===
Phione made its debut in ''[[PS441|Alternate Dimension Showdown XI]]'', where it was revealed to have hatched from an {{pkmn|Egg}} created by {{p|Manaphy}}. Afterwards, it was trained by {{adv|Diamond}} and {{adv|Pearl}}. It was shown to be able to use {{m|Heart Swap}}, a move Phione is [[Manga move errors|unable to perform in-game]].
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==In the TCG==
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Platinum|entry=It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=V|reg1=Unova}}
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{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|entry=It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VI|reg1=Kalos|reg2=Hoenn}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=When the water warms, they inflate the flotation sac on their heads and drift languidly on the sea in packs.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Omega Ruby|t=fff|entry=When the water warms, they inflate the flotation sac on their heads and drift languidly on the sea in packs.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Alpha Sapphire|t=FFF|entry=It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VII|reg1=Alola|reg2=Kanto}}
{{Dex/NE|[[Generation VII]]}}
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* Phione, {{p|Nidoran♂}}, {{p|Nidoran♀}}, {{p|Illumise}} and {{p|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 {{p|Glalie}}.
* Phione is [[List of Pokémon that do not appear in any regional Pokédex|not found in any regional Pokédex]].
 
===Mythical status===
 
====Evidence for====
[[File:Phione Mythical 2011 Style Guide.png|thumb|250px|TheProof from the 2011 Style Guide]]
* [[Pokémon.com]]'s mailbag was [http://www.pokemon.com/#mailbag_02042008 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 a [http://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/2016/September/From-Mew-to-Magearna-discover-Mythical-Pokemon-in-our-feature-news-1138664.html 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.
* In the [[Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon: The Official Alola Region Strategy Guide|Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon official strategy guide]], Phione is listed as a Mythical Pokémon.
 
====Evidence against====
* 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 [http://www.pokemon.jp/special/mystery/column/02.html#column09 Mystery File] feature website, but Phione is missing.
* In the [[Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon: The Official Alola Region Strategy Guide|Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon official strategy guide]], it says that Manaphy is the only Mythical Pokémon that can breed.
 
====Other====
* 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 [[n:Official Pokémon website announces Pokémon Power Bracket|2012 Pokémon Power Bracket]], a single-elimination tournament where all other Pokémon in the bracket were Legendary and Mythical Pokémon.
* 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.
 
===Origin===
{{bulbanews|On the Origin of Species: Manaphy and Phione}}
Phione is probably based on {{wp|sea angel}}s, specifically ''{{wp|clione}}''. ''Clione'' are remarkably popular in Japanese documentaries, especially in {{wp|Hokkaido}}, on which Sinnoh is based. (thisThis may also explain their appearance in [[Chocovine Town]]).
 
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