Dark Stone

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Dark Stone
Dark Stone
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Dark Stone
Obtain sprite from the Generation V games
Introduced in Generation V
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The Dark Stone (Japanese: ダークストーン Dark Stone) is a Key Item introduced in Generation V. It is one of the two Dragon Stones, being Zekrom in its dormant form.

In the core series games


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Pokémon White

It summons Zekrom to assist the player against N and Reshiram at N's Castle during the storyline of Pokémon White.

Pokémon Black 2

It summons Zekrom at the top of Dragonspiral Tower during the post-game of Pokémon Black 2.


Games Description
Zekrom's body was destroyed and changed into this stone. It is said to be waiting for the emergence of a hero.


Games Method
W Nacrene City (received from Lenora after clearing Relic Castle)
B2 N's Castle (received from N after the player defeats him and Zekrom)

In the spin-off games

Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure

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The Dark Stone appears in Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure.

In the anime

The Dark Stone in the anime

Main series

The Dark Stone appeared in Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom. As the embodiment of Zekrom, the Dark Stone can glow blue from Zekrom's electricity. It first appeared under the ownership of the Hero of Ideals, as the hibernating form of the fatigued dragon Pokémon. The stone was hidden below the Sword of the Vale by the hero. In White—Victini and Zekrom, Ash awakened Zekrom from the Dark Stone to fight Damon's Reshiram; in Black—Victini and Reshiram, Damon was the one who found and awakened the Dark Stone so he could recruit Zekrom to his cause.

An item called the "Golden Dark Stone" appeared in Explorers of the Hero's Ruin!, where it was hidden in the Hero's Ruin. 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 Dark Stone in Pokémon Evolutions

Pokémon Evolutions

The Dark Stone appeared in a flashback in The Plan, where N was shown awakening Zekrom from it at Dragonspiral Tower.

In the manga

The Dark Stone in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White arc

The Dark Stone initially resided at the Desert Resort, where it was found and excavated by Clay and his mining team in Lights, Camera...Action!. After investigating the stone, he felt worried and called Lenora to come and investigate them with her expertise on ancient artifacts. As such, Lenora took the stone to her museum. Later, she called Drayden to help her investigate the stone, which helped them realize that it was actually Zekrom.

The Dark Stone was sought out by Team Plasma, who, led by the Shadow Triad, attacked the Nacrene Gym in The Battle Within in order to obtain the artifact. Although the raid failed to turn up the stone, Ghetsis managed to trick Black into revealing the entrance to the secret room where the Dark Stone was hidden. In Finding Truth, the stone was delivered to N at the Dragonspiral Tower, where he awakened Zekrom from it and converted it to his side to become the Hero of Ideals.

Black 2 & White 2 arc

In Abyssal Ruins, after Ghetsis had obtained the DNA Splicers, he ordered Kyurem to absorb Zekrom, turning both Zekrom and N on its back into the Dark Stone. Although the stone was subsequently absorbed by Kyurem, N was soon expelled from it. In Giant Chasm, Kyurem ejected the Dark Stone from its body in order to absorb Reshiram instead. Zekrom reemerged from the Dark Stone soon afterwards.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 黑闇石 Hāk'am Sehk *
Mandarin 黑闇石 / 黑暗石 Hēi'àn Shí *
闇黑石 Ànhēi Shí
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pimeän kivi
France Flag.png French Galet Noir
Germany Flag.png German Dunkelstein
Italy Flag.png Italian Scurolite
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다크스톤 Dark Stone
Poland Flag.png Polish Kamień Ciemności
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pedra das Trevas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Orbe Oscuro
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đá bóng tối

See also

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