Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are faithful upcoming remakes of the DS games originally released in 2022. There are a handful of Legendary Pokemon we'd definitely like to have in our parties, aside from the obvious cover Legendaries like Dialga and Palkia . We had other iconic ones like Cresselia and the Guardians of the Lake (Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf) to name a few. However, Manaphy was difficult to recover legitimately at the time. In Pokémon Shining Diamond and Pearl, Manaphy is much easier to obtain this time around. Here's how to get it.
How to get Manaphy in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Luckily, you don't have to beat an entire game this time around to get this Mythical Pokemon. You will, however, need an internet connection to get this Pokémon.
You will just need to log into the game's online component through Mystery Gift. No pre-order from a specific retailer is necessary. The game can be played either through a physical cartridge or digitally through the eShop. Once your gift is received, you will receive an egg.
Unlike many other free Pokémon you would get through other means, you will receive Manaphy inside an egg. This means that you will need to walk a certain number of steps to hatch this Lake Guardian Pokémon. This also means that the Pokemon will be at level 1 when it hatches from the egg. This will also take up a spot in your party, so take note of your progress in Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl.
This egg will also be different from other eggs in that it will not be off-white in color with green dots. Instead, it's a translucent blue egg with a glowing center. It will also be called a Manaphy egg just to distinguish it from other typical eggs.
Technically, Manaphy is a 2-for-1 deal. It's the only Pokemon that can reproduce. You will be able to obtain Phione through breeding. You will need a Ditto to do this. Phione is technically an inferior version of the mythical Manaphy. It also cannot evolve into Manaphy. For the sake of completion, it's just something valuable to know.
Manaphy will be available through Mystery Gift from November 19, 2022 to February 21, 2022. Be sure to claim it before it's too late!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are set to release on November 19, 2022, exclusively on Nintendo Switch. To view additional information and guides for the game, click here.