Earth Plate

The Earth Plate (Japanese: だいちのプレート Earth Plate) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It is a Key Item in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is one of the Plates, which are associated with Arceus.

Earth Plate
Earth Plate
Bag Earth Plate Sprite.png
Earth Plate
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
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Power 90

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $500


In battle

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

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

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the Earth Plate can used from the satchel on Arceus, changing it to the Ground type.

The Earth Plate can be read, and has the following engraving: "When the universe was created, its shards became this Plate."


Games Description
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a stone tablet that boosts the power of Ground-type moves.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Ground-type moves.
LA A stone tablet imbued with the essence of the earth. When used on a certain Pokémon, it allows that Pokémon to gain the power of the Ground type.
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. This stone tablet is imbued with the essence of the earth and boosts the power of the holder’s Ground-type moves.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Oreburgh Gate, Underground
HGSS S.S. Aqua (from the captain after obtaining all 16 Gym Badges)
BWB2W2 Abyssal Ruins
XY Reflection Cave
ORAS Route 130 (underwater)
SMUSUM Route 1
BDSP Oreburgh Gate Grand Underground
LA Sludge Mound (reward for defeating Ursaluna during Mission 8: "Arezu's Predicament")
SV Porto Marinada auction (if the player owns an Arceus)


As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
XYORAS Dahara City Arceus Japanese, Taiwanese March 7 to August 31, 2015
November 20 to December 17, 2015



Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


Underground sprite from
Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
Grand Underground sprite from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Bag sprite from
Legends: Arceus

In the anime

Plates in the anime

The Earth 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. Damos found one of these lost Plates and returned it to Arceus, giving it the strength to recall the other 15 Plates. This 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 that would become Michina Town flourish. The Earth Plate was included into the Jewel of Life to represent the soil of the land.

The Earth Plate, alongside the Splash Plate and Flame Plate, appeared in a flashback in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, where Ghris was seen using their combined powers to create the Prison Bottle.

The Earth Plate, alongside the other 17 type-based Plates, appeared in The Arceus Chronicles (Part 4), under Arceus's possession.

In the manga

The Earth Plate in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

Petrel was collecting the Plates 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.

The Earth Plate was one of the two Plates that Petrel had found and were then stolen by Silver. After figuring out that the Plates stood for Pokémon types, Silver used the Earth Plate in Raising the Stakes with Rhyperior in order to power up his Rhyperior's Earth Power.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大地石板 Daaihdeih Sehkbáan *
大地板塊 Daaihdeih Báanfaai *
Mandarin 大地石板 Dàdì Shíbǎn *
大地板塊 Dàdì Bǎnkuài *
  French Plaque Terre
  German Erdtafel
  Italian Lastrageo
  Korean 대지플레이트 Earth Plate
  Spanish Tabla Terrax
  Vietnamese Phiến thạch Đất mẹ

See also

External links

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