Timespace orbs

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The timespace orbs are a group of three orbs related to the creation trio: the Adamant Orb (Japanese: こんごうだま Diamond Orb), which is specific to Dialga; the Lustrous Orb (Japanese: しらたま White Orb), which is specific to Palkia; and the Griseous Orb (Japanese: はっきんだま Platinum Orb), which is specific to Giratina.

In the games

In summoning DialgaDPt and PalkiaPPt, Cyrus also summons the Adamant OrbDPt and Lustrous OrbPPt. In Diamond and Pearl, the orb is located behind where the Legendary dragon is summoned on the Spear Pillar. In Platinum, both orbs end up in a secluded chamber in Mt. Coronet.

In Platinum, the Griseous Orb is found in the Turnback Cave area of the Distortion World and allows Giratina to remain in its Origin Forme in the real world.

Item details

In the anime

The Adamant Orb in the anime
The Lustrous Orb in the anime

The Adamant Orb debuted in A Secret Sphere of Influence!, in which Team Rocket was tasked by Team Galactic to steal it from the Eterna Historical Museum. Team Rocket successfully made the theft, but failed to get away with the orb.

The Adamant Orb and the Lustrous Orb appeared in Losing Its Lustrous!, where Team Galactic attacked a police plane transporting the Adamant Orb from Eterna City to Celestic Town and stole it. The Celestic Town Historical Research Center was studying the Lustrous Orb, and was having the Adamant Orb transported there to be studied as well. Upon receiving word that the Adamant Orb had been stolen, the Lustrous Orb was put under heavy police protection by Officer Jenny and her officers. Professor Carolina, Ash, Dawn, Brock, Cynthia, and Cyrus (who was regarded as a famous businessman) entered the room that contained the orb to examine it. However, after Mars set off some explosives outside of the building, the door to the orb room failed to reseal. While the group attempted to move the orb to another location, Team Galactic burst in and engaged Ash, his friends, and Cynthia in battle. In Double Team Turnover!, Team Rocket succeeded in stealing the Lustrous Orb while disguised as police officers. Ash, his friends, and Team Galactic tried to get the orb back, following Team Rocket to the Celestic Ruins. Cornered, Team Rocket threatened to have James's Carnivine eat the orb, but Mars's Purugly suddenly jumped on Carnivine's head and grabbed the Lustrous Orb, allowing Team Galactic to get away with it. Back in the Team Galactic HQ, the Lustrous and Adamant Orbs were shown being connected to some kind of machinery. In the next episode, If the Scarf Fits, Wear It!, a picture of the Lustrous Orb appeared in an article in the Sinnoh Star that Brock was reading.

In these episodes, Cyrus explained that he believes that the Adamant Orb is Dialga and that the Lustrous Orb is Palkia.

The two orbs made a brief appearance at the end of Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!, where Team Galactic was seen taking them to the Spear Pillar, along with the Red Chains. The orbs reappeared in The Battle Finale of Legend!, where Cyrus placed them and the lake guardians in place around the ruins at the Spear Pillar. This process allowed him to call forth Dialga and Palkia, who were immediately taken under his contol by the Red Chains. After Cyrus's attempt to create a new world had been foiled and Team Galactic had been defeated, Gary secured the orbs and decided to return them to Professor Carolina.

The Griseous Orb has not appeared in the anime.

In the TCG

Both the Adamant Orb and Lustrous Orb are featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as held items on Dialga and Palkia cards respectively. These held items work in the same fashion as Poké-Bodies, in that the effect the item provides is active whenever the Pokémon is in play. The following is a list of cards including timespace orbs.

Pokémon cards with timespace orbs as held items
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Dialga Metal Majestic Dawn Rare Holo 4/100 PPP Promotional cards   005/PPP
      Mewtwo LV.X Collection Pack   010/012
Palkia Water Majestic Dawn Rare Holo 11/100 PPP Promotional cards   006/PPP
      Shaymin LV.X Collection Pack   006/012
 

Artwork

This is the artwork of the items as seen on the Pokémon Global Link:

Dream Adamant Orb Sprite.png Dream Lustrous Orb Sprite.png Dream Griseous Orb Sprite.png
Adamant Orb Lustrous Orb Griseous Orb


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