Insect Plate

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Insect Plate
Jewel Beetle Plate
Insect Plate
Insect Plate
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Introduced in Generation IV
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The Insect Plate (Japanese: たまむしプレート Jewel Beetle 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


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In battle

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

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


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


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Eterna Forest, The Underground
HGSS S.S. Aqua (from captain after obtaining all 16 Gym Badges)
BW Abyssal Ruins
B2W2 Abyssal Ruins
XY Route 21
ORAS Route 127 (underwater)
SM Hau'oli City Shopping District


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

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Insect Plate

In the anime

Plates in the anime

The Insect 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.

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.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 玉蟲石板 Yuhkchùhng Sehkbáan *
玉蟲板塊 Yuhkchùhng Báanfaai *
Mandarin 玉蟲石板 / 玉虫石板 Yùchóng Shíbǎn *
玉蟲板塊 Yùchóng Bǎnkuài *
France Flag.png French Plaque Insecte
Germany Flag.png German Käfertafel
Italy Flag.png Italian Lastrabaco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비단벌레플레이트 Silkworm Plate
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tabla Bicho

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