Spooky Plate

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Spooky Plate
Specter Plate
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Spooky Plate
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
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The Spooky Plate (Japanese: もののけプレート Specter 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 Ghost-type moves by 20%. If the holder uses Judgment, it becomes a Ghost-type move.

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

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

The Spooky Plate can be read, and has the following engraving: "The other side of this world was given by the Original One to its raging third."


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


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Amity Square, Underground
HGSS S.S. Aqua (from the captain after obtaining all 16 Gym Badges)
BWB2W2 Abyssal Ruins
XY Chamber of Emptiness
ORAS Route 127 (underwater)
SMUSUM Hau'oli Cemetery
BDSP Amity Square Grand Underground
LA Temple of Sinnoh (reward for defeating Volo and Giratina during Mission 26: "Seeking the Remaining Plates")
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 Spooky Plate SV Sprite.png
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


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Bag sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Bag sprite from
Underground sprite from
Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
Grand Underground sprite from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Bag sprite from
Legends: Arceus

In the anime

Plates in the anime

The Spooky Plate, alongside the other 15 Plates at the time, 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 that endangered what would become Michina Town. Damos found one of these lost Plates and returned it to Arceus, giving it the strength to recall the other 15 Plates.

The Spooky 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 妖怪石板 Yīugwaai Sehkbáan *
妖怪板塊 Yīugwaai Báanfaai *
Mandarin 妖怪石板 Yāoguài Shíbǎn *
妖怪板塊 Yāoguài Bǎnkuài *
France Flag.png French Plaque Fantô*
Plaque Fantôme*
Germany Flag.png German Spuktafel
Italy Flag.png Italian Lastratetra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 원령플레이트 Wollyeong Plate
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tabla Terror
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phiến thạch Ma quái

See also

External links

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