Competitive Information for Manaphy [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Manaphy manaphy
Base Stats for Manaphy

Water

Abilities:
HydrationHydration: This Pokemon has its status cured at the end of each turn if Rain Dance is active.


Evolutions / Family:
Manaphy

Weakness Chart for Water-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
0.5x
  
  
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Manaphy? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Manaphy is a phenomenal Water-typed Pokemon. It's almost common to find yourself dealing with Manaphy when battling in the 4th generation meta. Manaphy's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Manaphy
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Hydration
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Waterfall / Dive
- Return / Secret Power
- U-turn
- Knock Off

Physical Sweeper Manaphy (Hydration)

Manaphy is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Manaphy's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hydration, Manaphy has its status cured at the end of each turn if rain dance is active.

Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Dive is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Manaphy switches out after damaging the target).
Knock Off is a physical 20-base power Dark-type move (target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another).




Species: Manaphy
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Hydration
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Ice Beam
- Psychic
- Energy Ball

Special Sweeper Manaphy (Hydration)

Manaphy is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Manaphy's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hydration, Manaphy has its status cured at the end of each turn if rain dance is active.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Manaphy? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Manaphy
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Hydration
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Waterfall / Dive
- Return / Secret Power
- U-turn
- Knock Off

Doubles Physical Sweeper Manaphy (Hydration)

Manaphy is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Manaphy's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hydration, Manaphy has its status cured at the end of each turn if rain dance is active.

Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Dive is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Manaphy switches out after damaging the target).
Knock Off is a physical 20-base power Dark-type move (target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another).




Species: Manaphy
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Hydration
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Psychic
- Energy Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Manaphy (Hydration)

Manaphy is a legendary Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Manaphy's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hydration, Manaphy has its status cured at the end of each turn if rain dance is active.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Manaphy learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Bubble
20
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another.
Last Resort
130
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Acid Armor
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Heart Swap
--
--
10
Swaps all stat changes with target.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tail Glow
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Water Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Fire-type attacks to 1/2 their power.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Manaphy can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Manaphy

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