Dragon Stones

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The (Japanese: Dragon Stones) are the two Legendary artifacts, the Light Stone and the Dark Stone, which contain Reshiram and Zekrom, respectively. They were only referred to collectively as the Dragon Stones in the original Japanese version of the movies Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom.

In the games

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According to legend, long before the events of Pokémon Black and White, the Twin Heroes shared a powerful dragon. However, they could not decide whether to pursue truth or ideals, so the dragon split into Reshiram and Zekrom and each followed one of the brothers. Since they were both born from the same dragon, neither could defeat the other and the brothers declared that there was no right side. However, eventually their sons continued the fight and both the dragons started to battle again, destroying the Unova region with their fire and lightning powers before disappearing. Both dragons' bodies were destroyed, and they transformed into the Light Stone and Dark Stone, respectively.

Pokémon Black and White

The Dark StoneB/Light StoneW resides in Dragonspiral Tower, while the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW once resided in the Relic Castle (which was excavated and put on display in the Nacrene Museum prior to the events of Black and White). The Dark StoneB/Light StoneW is revived as ZekromB/ReshiramW and called upon by N to create a world where Pokémon and people are separate. Team Plasma also tracked down that the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW should have been located in the Relic Castle and searched it, only to find that it was gone. Professor Juniper and Lenora then realized that the "ordinary stone" displayed in the museum was actually the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW, and request that the player come to Nacrene City immediately via Xtransceiver. Lenora then gives the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW to the player, who must then revive the Legendary dragon within it and battle N. This revival and battle occur at N's Castle, a structure that emerged from the ground around the Pokémon League.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

N arrives at the Giant Chasm in response to Kyurem's suffering at the hands of Ghetsis, saving the player from being frozen with Zekrom'sB2/Reshiram'sW2 signature move. Anticipating this, Ghetsis uses the DNA Splicers on Kyurem, enabling it to revert ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 back into the Dark StoneB2/Light StoneW2. Kyurem then absorbs the stone and fuses with it to form Black KyuremB2/White KyuremW2. After the player defeats the fused dragon, ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 is freed and returns to N's side.

Once the player enters the Hall of Fame for the first time, N's Zoroark will stop blocking a cliffside path at Victory Road and will lead the player down to the ruins of N's Castle. Upon entering the castle, N requests that player head to the deepest chamber. In the throne room, N recalls the fateful battle two years ago and asks the player to battle him and his ZekromB2/ReshiramW2. After the player defeats him, N reverts his dragon into its primordial stone and hands it to the player, with instructions to bring it to Dragonspiral Tower in order to summon and capture ZekromB2/ReshiramW2.

Item details

In the anime

The Dark Stone in the anime
The Light Stone in the anime

Main series

The Dark and Light Stones first appeared in Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom. As embodiments of the dragons, the stones can glow according to the inhabitants' power source, with the Light Stone glowing red from Reshiram's fire and the Dark Stone glowing blue from Zekrom's electricity. They first appeared under the ownership of the Heroes of Truth and Ideals, as the hibernating forms of the fatigued dragon Pokémon. The stones were hidden below the Sword of the Vale by the heroes. In Black—Victini and Reshiram, Ash awakened Reshiram while Damon awakened Zekrom; in White—Victini and Zekrom, the opposite scenario happened.

An item called the "Golden Dark Stone" appeared in Explorers of the Hero's Ruin!, where it was hidden in the Hero's Ruin. It was sought by Cedric Juniper. Unlike the Dark Stone, this item was golden instead of black and merely summons Zekrom instead of being its dormant form.

The Light Stone made its main series debut in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, where it was found in the White Ruins by Cedric. N soon snatched it away, claiming that he wanted to ask Reshiram why it had attacked Team Plasma's castle years before. Ash tried to chase after him but got stuck in a sinkhole. N tried to help him but ended up falling down the same hole with Ash. Using Pikachu, Pignite, Krookodile, and Charizard, Ash was able to dig them a way back to the surface, where Team Plasma had launched an attack on the White Ruins, intending to get the Light Stone for themselves. When Colress used his Pokémon Control Device on Pikachu, forcing him to attack Ash and his friends, N surrendered the Light Stone to Team Plasma in exchange for Ash's safety. Ghetsis then proceeded to conduct a ritual to awaken Reshiram, successfully restoring the Vast White Pokémon to its true form.

The Dark Stone in Pokémon Evolutions
The Light Stone in Pokémon Evolutions

Pokémon Evolutions

Both Dragon Stones appeared in The Plan. In a flashback, N was shown awakening Zekrom from the Dark Stone. In the present day, Hilda was shown to have the Light Stone in her possession.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

The Light Stone appeared in Get the Legendary Pokémon!, where Shin and Alder found it at the Relic Castle. After an apparent betrayal by Alder, which was soon revealed to be merely a test to see if Shin was worthy for the Light Stone to accept him as the Hero of Fire, the stone turned into Reshiram. Shin then flew off with Reshiram to confront N and Zekrom at N's Castle.

Pokémon Adventures

The Dark Stone in Pokémon Adventures
The Light Stone in Pokémon Adventures

Black & White arc

The Dark Stone initially resided at the Desert Resort, where it was found and excavated by Clay and his mining team in Lights, Camera...Action!. After investigating the stone, he felt worried and called Lenora to come and investigate them with her expertise on ancient artifacts. As such, Lenora took the stone to her museum. Later, she called Drayden to help her investigate the stone, which helped them realize that it was actually Zekrom.

The Dark Stone was sought out by Team Plasma, who, led by the Shadow Triad, attacked the Nacrene Gym in The Battle Within in order to obtain the artifact. Although the Team Plasma Grunts raiding the building failed to find the stone, Ghetsis managed to trick Black into revealing the entrance to the secret room where the Dark Stone was hidden. In Finding Truth, the stone was delivered to N at Dragonspiral Tower, where he awakened Zekrom from it and converted it to his side to become the Hero of Ideals.

Meanwhile, it was revealed that the Light Stone had been hidden at the Nacrene Gym all along, with Team Plasma having no idea of its location. Brycen, upon seeing the stone rolling towards Black, and thus acknowledging him as the Hero of Truth, agreed with Drayden to entrust the stone to Black, which he did in A Cold Reception, after being beaten by Black in a Gym battle.

In True Friends, during the Pokémon League tournament, Black's rage over Team Plasma having convinced Cheren to side with their beliefs caused the Light Stone to be awakened into Reshiram. He then proceeded to use Reshiram to battle N's Zekrom, eventually emerging victorious. After the battle was over and Team Plasma had been defeated, Reshiram started reverting into its stone form once again. Ghetsis, wanting to get revenge on Black for foiling his plans, used Colress's Beheeyem to push Black closer to the forming stone, causing him to get sucked into it as well. The Light Stone then floated away before White could grab it.

Black 2 & White 2 arc

In Flying Ship, the Light Stone was seen flying towards the Unova region alongside N and Zekrom, having reacted to the awakening of Kyurem. Fennel later sent White to search for the stone at the Entralink, where she was able to find it. N, having followed the stone, told White that the stone had landed to the Entralink on purpose for her to find.

In Abyssal Ruins, after Ghetsis had obtained the DNA Splicers, he ordered Kyurem to absorb Zekrom, turning both Zekrom and N, who was on its back at the time, into the Dark Stone, which was subsequently absorbed by Kyurem. However, N was soon ejected back outside.

In Dream World, the inside of the Light Stone was revealed to be connected to the Pokémon Dream World. After White had been briefly sucked into the Stone and reunited with Black, Reshiram emerged from the Stone, freeing both Black and White from it in the process.

In Giant Chasm, Kyurem ejected the Dark Stone from its body and turned Reshiram into the Light Stone before absorbing it instead. In The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition, Kyurem separated itself from the Light Stone, which immediately transformed back into Reshiram.


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