Phione

Phione is a Water type Pokémon, and is one of five Mythical Pokémon in Generation 4. Phione will almost certainly only be available through Special Research Quests.

Phione has a MAX CP of 1945, paired with an ATK of 162, DEF of 162 and STA of 160 and does not evolve.

Phione in the Meta

Phione’s base stats mean it’s not going to be relevant to the meta game, possibly unless lower CP Pokémon regain some form of usefulness in battle like they had back when Training was part of the Gym system.

Just for comparison, the chart below shows Phione’s stats against some of the most powerful water types in the game.

Water TypeMax CPAttackDefenseStamina
Kyogre4074270251182
Palkia3818280225164
Gyarados3281237197190
Vaporeon3157205177260
Manaphy3090210210200
Milotic2967192242190
Swampert2815208175200
Empoleon2741210193168
Phione1945162162160

As a Water type attacker, Phione doesn’t even come close to the Water types at the bottom of the table.

If however, you do find a suitable space for Phione in your Water type attack team, Water type moves are super effective (1.4x damage) against Ground Rock and Fire types. The most prominent of which when Phione becomes available will most likely be Tyranitar, Rhyperior, Ramparados, Groudon, Heatran, Ho-Oh, Moltres and Entei.

Garchomp will also be a prominent [Ground] type but it will resist Phione’s water type moves due to it also being a Dragon type, and will therefore take neutral damage.

You should also avoid using Phione against any Grass or other Water types as they will take 0.714x damage from Water type moves.

There’s currently no instance in the battle system where you would have to face Phione, but just in case we do get PvP one day, let’s check how Phione would fare if it was to be attacked; Defensively, Phione’s typing gives it a weakness (takes 1.4x damage) to Grass and Electric type moves, but also gives it a resistance (takes 0.714x damage) to Steel Water Ice and Fire type moves.

Phione’s Possible Movepool

Even though there’s no way to know for sure what moves Phione will have, we can look at its main series movepool and compare them to the moves other similar Water types already have access to. We can then derive a list of possible movesets for it:

Fast MovesCharged Moves
  • Hidden Power
  • Bubble
  • Waterfall
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Bubble Beam
  • Water Pulse
  • Surf
  • Ice Beam
  • Blizzard
  • Grass Knot
  • Scald

Weather Influence on Phione

The chart below will help you visualize what weather is beneficial or harmful for Phione.

WeatherProsCons
SunnyBoosts super-effective Grass moves
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy
RainyBoosts its potential Water type movesBoosts super-effective Electric moves
Fog
Windy
Snow

Shiny Phione

Shiny Phione’s difference in colour is very subtle; its body is more of a turquoise than blue. One possibly more noticeable feature is the ‘jewel’ on its front is yellow rather than the normal red.

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Pokédex Entries and Facts

Phione’s Pokédex entries from various games:

  • A Pokémon that lives in warm seas. It inflates the flotation sac on its head to drift and search for food.
  • It drifts in warm seas. It always returns to where it was born, no matter how far it may have drifted.
  • When the water warms, they inflate the flotation sac on their heads and drift languidly on the sea in packs.
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