Dragon Stones

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Light Stone and Dark Stone redirect here. For the Shiny Stone and Dusk Stone, whose Japanese names translate to Light Stone and Dark Stone respectively, see evolutionary stone.

The Light Stone (Japanese: ライトストーン Light Stone) and the Dark Stone (Japanese: ダークストーン Dark Stone), known collectively as the Dragon Stones, are two legendary artifacts which contain Reshiram and Zekrom, respectively.

In the games

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According to legend, long before the events of Pokémon Black and White, the Twin Heroes shared a powerful dragon. However, they could not decide whether to pursue truth or ideals, so the dragon split into Reshiram and Zekrom and each followed one of the brothers. Since they were both born from the same dragon, neither could defeat the other and the brothers declared that there was no right side. However, eventually their sons continued the fight and both the dragons started to battle again, destroying the Unova region with their fire and lightning powers before disappearing. Both dragons' bodies were destroyed, and they transformed into the Light Stone and Dark Stone, respectively.

Pokémon Black and White

The Dark StoneB/Light StoneW resides in Dragonspiral Tower, while the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW once resided in the Relic Castle (which was excavated and put on display in the Nacrene Museum prior to the events of Black and White). The Dark StoneB/Light StoneW is revived as ZekromB/ReshiramW and called upon by N to create a world where Pokémon and people are separate. Team Plasma also tracked down that the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW should have been located in the Relic Castle and searched it, only to find that it was gone. Professor Juniper and Lenora then realized that the "ordinary stone" displayed in the museum was actually the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW, and request that the player come to Nacrene City immediately via Xtransceiver. Lenora then gives the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW to the player, who must then revive the legendary dragon within it and battle N. This revival and battle occur at N's Castle, a structure that emerged out of the ground around the Pokémon League.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

N arrives at the Giant Chasm in response to Kyurem's suffering at the hands of Ghetsis, saving the player from being frozen with ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 signature move. Anticipating this, Ghetsis uses the DNA Splicers on Kyurem, enabling it to revert ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 back into the Dark StoneB2/Light StoneW2. Kyurem then absorbs the stone and fuses with it to form Black KyuremB2/White KyuremW2. After the player defeats the fused dragon, ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 is freed and returns to N's side.

Once the player has entered the Hall of Fame for the first time, N's Zoroark will stop blocking a cliffside path at Victory Road and will lead the player down to the ruins of N's Castle. Upon entering the castle, N requests that player head to the deepest chamber. In the throne room, N recalls the fateful battle two years ago, and asks the player to battle him and his ZekromB2/ReshiramW2. After the player defeats him, N reverts his dragon into its primordial stone and hands it to the player, with instructions to bring it to Dragonspiral Tower in order to summon and capture ZekromB2/ReshiramW2.

Item details

In the anime

Zekrom's Dark Stone
Reshiram's Light Stone

The Dark and Light Stones appeared in the movies Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom. They were only referred to individually in the dub, only being collectively referred to as the Dragon Stones in the original version. As embodiments of the dragons, the stones can glow according to the inhabitants' power source, with the Light Stone glowing red from Reshiram's fire and the Dark Stone glowing blue from Zekrom's electricity. They first appeared under the ownership of the Heroes of Truth and Ideals, as the hibernating forms of the fatigued dragon Pokémon. The stones were hidden below the Sword of the Vale by the heroes. In Black—Victini and Reshiram, Ash awakens Reshiram while Damon awakens Zekrom; in White—Victini and Zekrom, it is the other way around. Once both dragons were awakened, neither stone is seen again, as the stones are the dragons.

An item called the "Golden Dark Stone" appeared in Explorers of the Hero's Ruin!, where it was hidden in the Black Hero's ruins It was sought by Cedric Juniper. Unlike the Dark Stone, this item was golden instead of black, and merely summons Zekrom instead of being its dormant form.

The Light Stone appeared in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, where it was found in the White Ruins. Ghetsis explained its existence to Colress, Aldith and Barret as well as several other Team Plasma Grunts. It also appeared again in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

The Dark Stone in Adventures
The Light Stone in Adventures

The Light Stone and Dark Stone resided at the Desert Resort, where they were found and excavated by Clay and his mining team. After investigating the stones, he felt worried and called Lenora to come and investigate them with her expertise on ancient artifacts. Lenora took both stones to her museum, but only made the Dark Stone discovery public so that the Light Stone could be kept a secret. Later, Lenora called Drayden to help her investigate the stones, which helped them realize that they were actually Zekrom and Reshiram.

The Dark Stone was sought out by Team Plasma, who managed to steal it after deceiving Black. The Dark Stone was taken to N, who awakened Zekrom at the Dragonspiral Tower and converted it to his side to become the Hero of Ideals. The Light Stone rolled towards Black and chose him to wield Reshiram as the Hero of Truth. Later, Reshiram was awakened at the Pokémon League.


These are artwork of the items as seen when the player obtains them.

Key Dark Stone Sprite.png Key Light Stone Sprite.png
Dark Stone Light Stone


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