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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

How to Obtain Manaphy (Limited Time)

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Manaphy is a limited time Pokémon that can be obtained in the game before February 21st, 2022.

If you’re looking to add Manaphy to your Pokédex, you’ll have to obtain and hatch the egg. This is how you do it.

How to Get a Manaphy Egg

To get the egg, you’ll have to unlock Mystery Gifts in the game.

Mystery Gifts are obtained in Jubilife City via the TV station. Unfortunately, when you first come through the city, you’ll find your way blocked by a clown.

Talk to the first person you come across in Jubilife City, who will ask you to obtain coupons from three clowns in the area in exchange for a Pokétch. Once you’ve done this, forget the TV station for now and head to the first gym.

When you’ve beaten Roark, head back to Jubilife City. Slightly North, in Route 204, you’ll find two Team Galactic grunts who you’ll have to defeat in a double battle with Lucas/Dawn.

Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to enter the TV station.

It will be the first option available as long as you claim before February 21st, 2022.

Head to the third floor and talk to the man furthest south in the room. He’ll ask you which TV you like to watch, and you should select, “EVERYONE HAPPY WI-FI CONNECTION.” Once you’ve done this, Mystery Gifts will be a new option in your main menu and you can connect to the internet to get your Manaphy Egg and your Platinum Clothing.

How to Hatch a Manaphy Egg

You can hatch your egg by walking around 2500 steps (10 egg cycles) in the game.

Manaphy will hatch after you’ve walked for a while.

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Your egg must be actively in your party to do this, and you can check its progress by clicking on it and hitting the right arrow.

How to Use Manaphy

Like all Pokémon hatched from eggs, Manaphy starts at Level 1. By the time you obtain and hatch the egg, your team should be Level 10~20, so Manaphy will need a fair amount of catching up if you want to use it. Thankfully, you can rely on the automatic Exp. Share to feed it experience without fighting.

Once Manaphy has gained some Levels, it can be a solid sweeper using Tail Glow to boost its Special Attack by a whopping 3 stages. Manaphy is a great addition to your team if you didn’t start with Piplup and are lacking a good Water-type.


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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    29 November 2021
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This strategy guide for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl contains all the information Pokémon trainers will need to complete the game and catch every single Pokémon!

In this remake of the classic Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, you’ll journey through the mystical Sinnoh region to become a Pokémon master. Along the way, you’ll confront the scheming Team Galactic and witness the awesome power of the Legendary Dialga or Palkia.

The current pre-release version of our guide contains:

  • Tips for Adventuring in Sinnoh.
  • Tips for Pokémon battling.
  • An introduction to the Grand Underground.
  • An introduction to Super Contest Shows.

The finished version of our guide will contain:

  • A complete walkthrough of the main story and postgame.
    – Strategies for defeating the Gym Leaders and Elite Four.
    – Wild Pokémon and item locations for each route and dungeon.
  • A full breakdown of the Grand Underground.
    – All the Pokémon that inhabit the Hideways.
    – Information for all the treasure you can dig up.
  • A full guide for Super Contest Shows.
    – How to cook the best quality Poffins.
  • Explanation of advanced mechanics, such as IVs and EVs.
  • How to breed Pokémon.
  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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