Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: How To Get Manaphy & Phione

The highly anticipated Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl arrives on Nov. 19, 2021, and players can get an in-game Manaphy egg alongside the games' launch. The Manaphy egg is a significant inclusion in the launch of Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. While it was previously available in the original Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, the Manaphy egg was obtained by completing Pokémon Ranger. The egg could then be transferred to a copy of Diamond or Pearl, and hatched through normal means.

Manaphy is a Mythical Pokémon, different from a Legendary Pokémon. Mythical Pokémon are Pokémon that can, usually, only be obtained by means outside of content that is naturally included in Pokémon games. In past games, players had to attend various in-person events to get access to Mythical Pokémon like Mew, Celebi, and Jirachi. Recent generations of Pokémon games have since reduced the amount of in-person events that give away Mythical Pokémon in exchange for special bonuses for pre-ordering games. The inclusion of a Manaphy Egg continues this new tradition, making it easier for players to acquire the Mythical Water-Type Pokémon.

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Players who pre-order Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl can get their own Manaphy Egg as an early adopter bonus. The Manaphy Egg can be received via the Mystery Gift function in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl which takes approximately two hours to access, according to The Pokémon Company. Access to the Mystery Gift function also requires an internet connection, but not a paid subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Players have until Feb. 21, 2022 to claim their Manaphy Egg, and this pre-order bonus is available for all copies of the retail or digital versions of the games.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will include every feature of the original games in addition to some new ones. This means that the Pokémon Nursery in Sinnoh's Solaceon Town will return, allowing players to breed their Manaphy with a Ditto. According to The Pokémon Company, players should have access to the remade Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl nursery after, approximately, 10 hours of play. After a short amount of time, return to the nursery to receive a Phione egg. Phione is only obtainable by breeding Manaphy with a Ditto, making it another extremely rare Pokémon to acquire.

Long-time fans of Pokémon know that Phione, unfortunately, does not evolve into Manaphy. Furthermore, while Manaphy has an impressive move-pool and base stats that total 600, Phione has a very limited amount of moves that it can learn and its base stats total 480. Nonetheless, Phione is still a rare Pokémon to obtain, and Manaphy is undoubtedly one of the best Water-Type Pokémon that players can get their hands on in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl arrive exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 19, 2021.

Source: The Pokémon Company

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