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From Bulbapedia.
Manaphy's official artwork from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
Games Brawl
SSB4 (Wii U)
Move Heart Swap
Rarity Very Rare
English voice actor Michele Knotz
Japanese voice actor Yuri Shiratori
Article on Bulbapedia Manaphy (Pokémon)
It switches the bodies of two strangers for a certain length of time. This attack is only effective within a certain range, so if it misses the target, nothing will happen.
Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!

Manaphy (マナフィ, Manaphy) is a creature from the Pokémon franchise.


Manaphy is a Water-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation IV, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #490 as the "Seafaring Pokémon". It is notable for being one of the few mythical Pokémon able to breed; however, the Pokémon itself cannot be bred, as Manaphy's offspring always hatches into Phione, a similar but distinct species. Manaphy was originally exclusive to the Pokémon Ranger series. This typically entails completing a post-story mission in each game to unlock the ability to transfer a Manaphy egg to the main games via a Mystery Gift.

Heart Swap is a Psychic-type move, exclusive to Manaphy (prior to Generation VII), which makes the user and the target swap their stat changes. In the anime movie Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Manaphy's Heart Swap can swap the souls of two people or Pokémon, which is more akin to its functionality in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Whirlpool is a Water-type move that damages and traps the target for five turns, preventing it from fleeing or switching out and inflicting damage at the end of every turn. Manaphy can learn it via leveling up or using HM05 in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

In Super Smash Bros Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Manaphy appearing.

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.

Permanent Heart Swap glitch[edit]

Manaphy performing Heart Swap.

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, they will reappear as their original character.


Brawl trophy.
A Seafaring Pokémon. Eighty percent of its body is made of water. It has the ability Hydration, which allows it to heal status effects at the end of a turn if it's raining. It is the only Pokémon that can use the stat-effect-swapping move called Heart Swap. Place a Manaphy and a Ditto in a Pokémon Day Care, and they will produce an Egg that contains a Phione.
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl


Name Game Effect Character(s)
Manaphy Pokémon series SpecialsDirect.png Attack +4 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Manaphy (Pokemon series).png
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Manaphy creating a whirlpool.

No longer a Poké Ball summon, Manaphy appears on 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 using the move of the same name which pulls fighters down towards the lower blast line.


Manaphy's trophy is exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, where it is part of the Legend of Pokémon Diamond & Pokémon Pearl Trophy Box.

Wii U trophy.
This Water-type Pokémon is said to have the mysterious ability to bond with any other Pokémon. It's also said to appear occasionally in the Water-type Elite Four Trainer's room in the Kalos Pokémon League stage. When it appears, it'll use its Whirlpool move to drag fighters into the centre of the swirling waters.
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl (04/2007)
Nintendo DS: Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver (03/2009)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Manaphy once again appears on the Kalos Pokémon League stage. Its behavior is the same as it was in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.


Manaphy also appears as a spirit. In its Spirit Battle, it is represented by Squirtle and is fought on Kalos Pokémon League with the only chamber being the Flood Chamber.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Manaphy.png
★★★★ 2 Running Start Pokémon Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese マナフィ, Manaphy
UK English Manaphy
France French Manaphy
Germany German Manaphy
Spain Spanish Manaphy
Italy Italian Manaphy
China Chinese (Simplified) 玛纳霏
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 瑪納霏
South Korea Korean 마나피, Manaphy
Netherlands Dutch Manaphy
Russia Russian Манафи