In the core series games
Boosts the power of the holder's Dark-type moves by 20%. If the holder uses Judgment, it becomes a Dark-type move.
Multitype changes an Arceus holding this item to its Dark-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 Dark-type form.
| An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a stone tablet that boosts the power of Dark-type moves.
| An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Dark-type moves.
This is the appearance of the Dread Plate in the Sinnoh Underground.
| Dread Plate
In the anime
The Dread 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 destroying a meteor that endangered the land that would become Michina Town. Damos found one of these lost Plates and returned it to Arceus. This gave it the strength to recall the other 15 Plates.
In the manga
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
|| 惡顏石板 Okngàahn Sehkbáan *|
凶狠板塊 Hūnghán Báanfaai *
|| 惡顏石板 / 恶颜石板 È'yán Shíbǎn *|
凶狠板塊 Xiōnghěn Bǎnkuài *
|| Plaque Ombre
|| 공포플레이트 Dread Plate
|| Tabla Oscura
|| Phiến thạch Dữ dằn