Flame Plate

The Flame Plate (Japanese: ひのたまプレート Fireball 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.

Flame Plate
Fireball Plate
Bag Flame Plate Sprite.png
Flame Plate
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
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Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items (BDSP)
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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 Fire-type moves by 20%. If the holder uses Judgment, it becomes a Fire-type move.

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

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

The Flame Plate can be read, and has the following engraving: "The power of defeated giants infuses this Plate."


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


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Stark Mountain, Underground, Oreburgh Mine (if the player has an Arceus in their party)Pt
HGSS S.S. Aqua (from the captain after obtaining all 16 Gym Badges)
BWB2W2 Abyssal Ruins
XY Route 13
ORAS Route 107 (underwater)
SMUSUM Route 1 (Trainers' School)
BDSP Stark Mountain Grand Underground
LA Molten Arena (reward for defeating the noble Hisuian Arcanine during Mission 10: "The Lordless Island")
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 spin-off games

Flame Plate in Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

In Pokémon: Magikarp Jump, the Flame Plate is a Friendship Item that can be purchased for 250 . It summons Litten as a helper Pokémon.

In the anime

A Flame Plate in the anime

The Flame 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 threatened what 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.

The Flame Plate, alongside the Splash Plate and Earth 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.

In The Arceus Chronicles (Part 1), Team Galactic was revealed to have acquired a Flame Plate, which they used, along with the Heatran Saturn had caught, to power a device a that would bring back Cyrus. However, in The Arceus Chronicles (Part 2), the machine overloaded and backfired, causing Heatran to go on a rampage and swallow the Flame Plate. In The Arceus Chronicles (Part 4), the Flame Plate was recovered by Arceus.

In the manga

The Plates 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 火球石板 Fókàuh Sehkbáan *
火球板塊 Fókàuh Báanfaai *
Mandarin 火球石板 Huǒqiú Shíbǎn *
火球板塊 Huǒqiú Bǎnkuài *
  Czech Plammený Plát
  Danish Flammetavlen
  Dutch Vlamtablet
  Finnish Liekkilaatta
  French Plaque FlammeVI+
Plaque FlamIVV
  German Feuertafel
  Italian Lastrarogo
  Korean 불구슬플레이트 Flame Plate
  Norwegian Flammetavlen
  Polish Tarcza Ognia
Portuguese   Brazil Placa da Chama
  Portugal Placa Chama
  Romanian Placă de Flăcări
  Spanish Tabla Llama
  Swedish Eldplattan
  Turkish Alev Levhası
  Vietnamese Phiến thạch Đốm lửa

See also

External links

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