Zap Plate

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Zap Plate
Lightning Plate
Zap Plate
Zap Plate
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Introduced in Generation IV
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Power 90

The Zap Plate (Japanese: いかずちプレート Lightning 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


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png500
SMUSUM PokémonDollar.png10,000 PokémonDollar.png500


In battle

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

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


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


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Sunyshore City, The Underground
HGSS S.S. Aqua (from the captain after obtaining all 16 Gym Badges)
Ilex Forest (event: held by Spiky-eared Pichu)
BW Abyssal Ruins
B2W2 Abyssal Ruins
XY Kalos Power Plant
ORAS Route 129 (underwater)
SMUSUM Hau'oli City Mall (Antiquities of the Ages)


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

Mine Zap Plate.png
Zap Plate

In the anime

Plates in the anime

The Zap 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 the land that 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. 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 the land flourish. The Zap Plate was included in the Jewel of Life to bind the energies of the Earth, Splash, and Meadow Plates together.

In the manga

The Zap Plate 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 雷電石板 Lèuihdihn Sehkbáan *
雷電板塊 Lèuihdihn Báanfaai *
Mandarin 雷電石板 / 雷电石板 Léidiàn Shíbǎn *
雷電板塊 Léidiàn Bǎnkuài *
France Flag.png French Plaque Volt
Germany Flag.png German Blitztafel
Italy Flag.png Italian Lastrasaetta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 우뢰플레이트 Uroe Plate
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tabla Trueno
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phiến thạch Sấm chớp

External links

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