Manaphy (マナフィ, Manaphy) is a fictional creature from the Pokémon franchise.
When Manaphy appears from its Poké Ball it uses its signature move Heart Swap, temporarily swapping the bodies of 2 players. This can be dodged via a properly timed air dodge. During the heart swap, the players keep their own damage and stocks, and self-destruction causes the player to lose a stock, not the opponent. The only thing that is kept with the body is the ownership of Poké Ball Pokémon and characters from Assist Trophies.
Two players need to be close to Manaphy in order for the Heart Swap to take effect. In the very unlikely case of two Manaphy appearing together, the first Manaphy's Heart Swap is canceled when the second one is activated.
The Permanent Heart Swap glitch causes the effects of Manaphy's Heart Swap to last for the entirety of the player's stock. If a player under the effects of Heart Swap is KO'd and has no stock remaining, the player they switched characters with will be forced to remain as that character. Once the second player is KO'd, he/she will reappear as their original character.
No longer a Poké Ball summon, Manaphy appears in the Kalos Pokémon League stage as a rare stage element. Occasionally appearing in the Flood Chamber, it will cause the central platform to turn into a whirlpool which pulls fighters down towards the lower blast line.
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