Draco Plate

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Draco Plate
Dragon Plate
Bag Draco Plate Sprite.png
Draco Plate
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
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Power 90

The Draco Plate (Japanese: りゅうのプレート Dragon Plate) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It is a Key Item in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is one of the Plates, which are associated with Arceus.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $500


In battle

Boosts the power of the holder's Dragon-type moves by 20%. If the holder uses Judgment, it becomes a Dragon-type move.

Multitype changes an Arceus holding this item to its Dragon-type form. From Generation V onward, item-manipulating effects (such as Trick and Fling) cannot give Arceus a Plate or remove a Plate from Arceus. In Generation IV, item-manipulating effects cannot affect Pokémon with Multitype.

Outside of battle

Multitype changes an Arceus holding this item to its Dragon-type form.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the Draco Plate can used from the satchel on Arceus, changing it to the Dragon type.

The Draco Plate can be read, and has the following engraving: "Three beings were born to bind time and space."


Games Description
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a stone tablet that boosts the power of Dragon-type moves.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Dragon-type moves.
LA A stone tablet imbued with the essence of dragons. When used on a certain Pokémon, it allows that Pokémon to gain the power of the Dragon type.
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. This stone tablet is imbued with the essence of dragons and boosts the power of the holder’s Dragon-type moves.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Eterna City, Underground
HGSS S.S. Aqua (from the captain after obtaining all 16 Gym Badges)
BW Route 13
B2W2 Undella Bay
XY Route 22
ORAS Route 128 (underwater)
SMUSUM Hau'oli City Shopping District
BDSP Eterna City Grand Underground
LA Lake Verity*/Lake Valor*/Lake Acuity* (reward for catching Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf during Mission 21: "The Plate of the Lakes")
SV Porto Marinada auction (if the player owns an Arceus)


As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
XYORAS Dahara City Arceus Japanese, Taiwanese March 7 to August 31, 2015
November 20 to December 17, 2015



Bag Draco Plate SV Sprite.png
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


Mine Draco Plate.png Mine Draco Plate BDSP.png Bag Draco Plate LA Sprite.png
Underground sprite from
Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
Grand Underground sprite from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Bag sprite from
Legends: Arceus

In the anime

A Draco Plate in the anime

The Draco Plate, alongside the Iron Plate and Splash Plate, debuted in Journey to the Unown!, where Saturn and two Team Galactic Grunts placed them in a room located in the Solaceon Ruins, in order to obtain the Spear Key and awaken the Unown there. The Plates were used to power up the three types of Palkia and Dialga (Dragon, Steel, and Water) combined.

The Draco Plate, alongside the other 15 Plates at the time, appeared again in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where Arceus used them to change its type, and almost died when it lost all of the Plates after destroying a meteor. Damos found one of these lost Plates and returned it to Arceus, giving it the strength to recall the other 15 Plates. This act earned its trust and prompted it to detach the Earth Plate, Splash Plate, Meadow Plate, Zap Plate, and Draco Plate in the form of the Jewel of Life so Damos could make the land that would become Michina Town flourish. The Draco Plate was included in the Jewel of Life in order to strengthen the power of the other Plates.

The Draco Plate, alongside the other 17 type-based Plates, appeared in The Arceus Chronicles (Part 4), under Arceus's possession.

In the manga

The Plates in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

Petrel was collecting the Plates for Team Rocket's plan. After Silver stole the few Plates he had managed to find, Petrel decided to let him gather all 16 Plates, just to get them back at once later. With his Weavile leaving messages for Sneasel and Weavile across Johto, Silver soon indeed gathered all 16 Plates for himself. At the Sinjoh Ruins, Gold surrendered the Plates to Archer, who used them to seemingly take control of Arceus, ordering it to recreate Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. When the Pokédex holders used their Pokémon's ultimate attacks to stop the creation, all the Plates were absorbed by Arceus.


  • The Draco Plate is the only Plate that changes the moves Arceus can learn. Arceus can only be taught Draco Meteor while holding a Draco Plate.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 龍之石板 Lùhng-jī Sehkbáan *
龍之令 Lùhng-jī Lihng *
龍之板塊 Lùhng-jī Báanfaai *
Mandarin 龍之石板 / 龙之石板 Lóng-zhī Shíbǎn *
龍之令 Lóng-zhī Lìng *
龍之板塊 Lóng-zhī Bǎnkuài *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Draco-laatta
France Flag.png French Plaque Draco
Germany Flag.png German Dracotafel
Italy Flag.png Italian Lastradrakon
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용의플레이트 Dragon Plate
Poland Flag.png Polish Smocza Płyta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tabla Draco
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phiến thạch Thăng long

See also

External links

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