Colored orbs

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The Red Orb (Japanese: べにいろのたま Crimson Orb), Blue Orb (Japanese: あいいろのたま Indigo Orb), and Jade Orb (Japanese: もえぎいろのたま Verdant Orb) are items used for calming or summoning the Legendary Pokémon Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza, respectively.

In the games

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Team MagmaR or Team AquaS will steal the Blue OrbR or the Red OrbS from the summit of Mt. Pyre and use it to awaken GroudonR or KyogreS. After the legendary Pokémon is captured or defeated by the player, he or she can return to the summit of Mt. Pyre to watch MaxieR or ArchieS return the orb to its proper place. Afterwards, the player returns their own orb, and the villainous team's leader departs. Team Magma and Team Aqua are not seen again after this.

In Pokémon Emerald, the same events that happened in Ruby and Sapphire take place, only both villainous teams appear and therefore both orbs are stolen. Also, the player does not obtain either of the orbs.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Blue OrbHG or Red OrbSS is given to the player by Mr. Pokémon after Red has been defeated and both the National Pokédex and a Kanto starter Pokémon have been obtained from Professor Oak. After the orb has been received, the player can encounter KyogreHG or GroudonSS at the Embedded Tower. Professor Oak will give the player the Jade Orb if the player talks to him while having a Kyogre from HeartGold and a Groudon from SoulSilver in their party. The Jade Orb causes Rayquaza to appear at the Embedded Tower and is exclusive to HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Item details

In the anime

Red Orb
Blue Orb

In A Three-Team Scheme, it was revealed that Field Commander Tabitha, here referred to as Harlan, and Tactical Commander Shelly, here referred to as Isabel were in possession of the Blue Orb, here identified as the Indigo Orb, and the Red Orb, here identified as the Rose Orb, respectively.

In Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends, it was revealed that Maxie had the Blue Orb and planned to use it to control Groudon, while Archie had the Red Orb and succeeded in using it to control Kyogre. Maxie lost the Blue Orb when Pikachu became possessed by it after grabbing the orb off of Maxie's desk. It was shown that the both orbs can be absorbed into the body of and possess any person or Pokémon that touches them. This can happen instantly, as was the case with Pikachu, or over time, as was the case with Archie. A human or Pokémon being possessed by one of the orbs will have the corresponding legendary Pokémon's special red or blue markings appear on their body. While possessed, Archie was still able to control Kyogre, but Pikachu went on a wild rampage. When Kyogre was hit by Groudon's SolarBeam, the Red Orb extracted itself from Archie's body and he lost consciousness briefly. The Blue Orb also extracted itself from Pikachu. When he woke up, Archie seemed to have no memory of what happened while he was possessed. Both orbs shortly dissipated into the sky and have not been seen in the anime since. Their current whereabouts are unknown.

The Jade Orb has not been seen in the anime.

In the manga

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