Intending on picking up Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and/or Pokémon Shining Pearl later this year? Hoping to add Manaphy as a companion? If you answered “yes” and “yes,” you’re in luck because, in this little guide, we’ll be telling you how you can get your very own Manaphy egg.


How to Get a Manaphy in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

  • Step 1: Purchase a copy of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and/or Pokémon Shining Pearl before February 21, 2022.
  • Step 2: There are two ways to unlock the Mystery Gift function, one requires having 3 Gym Badges, whereas the second takes around 2 hours of gameplay, but features a specific key word being used at the right time in the right place, to have it unlocked sooner. Full details in our guide here.
  • Step 3: Provided you’ve met the requirements above, players will now be able to obtain the “Special early-purchase bonus” which just so happens to be a Manaphy Egg.
  • Step 4: To obtain the egg, players will need to choose “Get via Internet” and then select “Mystery Gift.”
  • Step 5: With the egg now in your possession, add it to your party and meet the required steps to hatch the Pokémon.

If you’ve completed every step above, congratulations! You are now the proud owner of Manaphy, but now is the time to obtain a Phione:

How to Get Obtain Phione in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

  • Step 1: With Manaphy now hatched, players will now need to experience a further 8 hours of gameplay, (10 in total) to gain access to the Nursery in Solaceon Town.
  • Step 2: At the Nursery, deposit your Manaphy alongside a Ditto.
  • Step 3: Once enough time has passed, and enough steps walked, when revisiting the Nursery, players should be rewarded an egg.
  • Step 4: Adding the egg to your party, meet the required steps to hatch the egg and congratulations, Phione is yours..

Of course, another way of getting both of these Pokémon, is to transfer them into the game from Pokémon HOME, but just keep in mind that Pokémon HOME will not be adding in support for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl until 2022.

Other pre-order bonuses include 12 Quick Balls, provided players download either version of the game from the eShop with its associated code available release on November 19, 2021, until February 21, 2022. The code also ceases to be valid after February 28, 2022, whereas another covers 200 Poké Balls, but requires players to pick up the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl double pack and gifts the player with two codes, one for each game and consisting of 100 Poké Balls.

As always, we hope you found this guide helpful.

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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