Earth Plate

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Earth Plate
だいちのプレート
Earth Plate
Earth Plate
Earth Plate
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
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Fling
Power 90

The Earth Plate (Japanese: だいちのプレート Earth Plate) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It is one of the Plates, which are associated with Arceus.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
N/A PokémonDollar.png500

Effect

In battle

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

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


Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a stone tablet that boosts the power of Ground-type moves.
XYORAS
SM
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Ground-type moves.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Oreburgh Gate, The Underground
HGSS S.S. Aqua (from captain after obtaining all 16 Gym Badges)
BW Abyssal Ruins
B2W2 Abyssal Ruins
XY Reflection Cave
ORAS Route 130 (underwater)
SM Route 1

Appearance

This is the appearance of the Earth Plate in the Sinnoh Underground.

Mine Earth Plate.png
Earth Plate

In the anime

Plates in the anime

The Earth Plate, alongside the other 15 Plates, appeared 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 having destroyed a meteor. Damos found one of these lost Plates and returned it to Arceus, giving it the strength to recall the other 15 Plates. That 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 Michina Town flourish.

The Earth Plate, alongside the Splash Plate and Flame Plate, appeared in a flashback in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, in which Ghris was seen using their power to create the Prison Bottle.

In the manga

The Plates in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Plates first appeared in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, in which Petrel was collecting them 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.

After figuring out that the Plates stood for Pokémon types, Silver used the Earth Plate in Raising the Stakes with Rhyperior in order to power up his Rhyperior's Earth Power.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大地石板 Daaihdeih Sehkbáan *
大地板塊 Daaihdeih Báanfaai *
Mandarin 大地石板 Dàdì Shíbǎn *
大地板塊 Dàdì Bǎnkuài *
France Flag.png French Plaque Terre
Germany Flag.png German Erdtafel
Italy Flag.png Italian Lastrageo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 대지플레이트 Earth Plate
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tabla Terrax

External links


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