Jade Orb
Verdant Orb
Jade Orb
Jade Orb
Generation IV sprite
Introduced in Generation IV
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The Jade Orb (Japanese: もえぎいろのたま Verdant Orb) is a Key Item introduced in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. It is a legendary artifact that is associated with Rayquaza.

In the core series games


In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is required to encounter Rayquaza in the Embedded Tower.

Other effects

After obtaining the Jade Orb, the player cannot take a picture with Chuck, even if he isn't in the Fighting Dojo.


Games Description
A shiny green orb that is said to have a legend and has a deep connection with the Hoenn region.
A shiny green orb that is said to have a legend tied to it. It's known to have a deep connection with the Hoenn region.


Games Method
HGSS Professor Oak's Laboratory (from Professor Oak if he is shown a Kyogre from HeartGold and a Groudon from SoulSilver)

In the manga

The Green Orb core in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

While the Jade Orb has not appeared in the Pokémon Adventures manga, the Pokémon Association once captured and studied Rayquaza in an attempt to create an artificial "Green Orb" (Japanese: 翠色の宝珠 Green Orb) in order to control it, but failed.

Emerald chapter

The core of the unfinished Green Orb was eventually thrown away by Professor Yanase and subsequently found by Emerald, who started wearing it as a part of his accessories.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

In Omega Alpha Adventure 15, Emerald was revealed to have given the Green Orb core to Norman, who took it to the research facility where Rayquaza was held in captivity and used a machine to increase its purity. The process changed the core to a jade color and increased its strength. Despite the increase in strength, Norman was unable to utilize the core to control Rayquaza. When Ruby used the core, he was able to slightly control Rayquaza enough to influence its movements. When Sapphire used the core, she was able to peer into Rayquaza's mind, allowing her to hear its thoughts. When Ruby and Sapphire later prepared to ride Rayquaza to space in order to destroy Grand Meteor Delta, the Green Orb core was embedded in the Aqua Suit worn by Sapphire.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 草綠色寶珠 Chóuluhk-sīk Bóujyū
Mandarin 草綠色寶珠 / 草绿色宝珠 Cǎolǜ-sè Bǎozhū
  French Orbe Vert
  German Grüne Kugel
  Italian Sfera Verde
  Korean 연둣빛구슬 Yeondutbit Guseul
  Spanish Esfera Verde

Green Orb

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 翠色寶珠 Cheuisīk Bóujyū
Mandarin 翠色寶珠 Cuìsè Bǎozhū *
绿色宝珠 Lǜsè Bǎozhū *
  Korean 녹색구슬 Noksaek Guseul
  Vietnamese Bảo ngọc Xanh non

See also

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