Lustrous Orb

The Lustrous Orb (Japanese: しらたま Pearl Orb) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Water-type moves when held by Palkia.

Lustrous Orb
Pearl Orb
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Lustrous Orb
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Introduced in Generation IV
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Power 60

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $5,000
SMUSUM $10,000 N/A


In battle

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If held by Palkia, it increases the power of its Dragon- and Water-type moves by 20%.

Outside of battle

In Pokémon Platinum, it is required to encounter Palkia at Spear Pillar.


Games Description
DPPtHGSS A beautifully glowing orb to be held by Palkia. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Water-type moves.
BWB2W2 A beautifully glowing orb to be held by Palkia. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Water-type moves.
A beautifully glowing orb to be held by Palkia. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Water-type moves when it is held.
SV A beautifully shining gem to be held by Palkia. It boosts the power of Palkia’s Dragon- and Water-type moves.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
P Spear Pillar
Pt Mt. Coronet
HGSS Sinjoh Ruins (held by Palkia)
BW Marvelous Bridge (given by the Shadow Triad)
B2W2 Dragonspiral Tower
XY Terminus Cave
ORAS Route 129 (underwater)
SMUSUM Hau'oli City Mall (Antiquities of the Ages)
SwSh Stow-on-Side (from the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Palkia)
SP Spear Pillar
SV Porto Marinada auction (if the player owns a Palkia)


As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
XYORAS Dahara City Palkia Japan June 20 to August 31, 2015
June 27 to 28, 2015
Dahara City Palkia Korean November 20, 2015 to January 31, 2016
SwSh Alamos Palkia Japan August 26 to September 30, 2022



Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In the anime

The Lustrous Orb in the anime

In Top-Down Training!, Sinnoh Now reported that the Lustrous Orb—an item related to the Legendary Pokémon Palkia—was uncovered by archaeologists at the Celestic Ruins, near the Celestic Town Historical Research Center.

In Losing Its Lustrous!, Professor Carolina was studying the Lustrous Orb, and was having the Adamant Orb transported there to be studied as well. Upon receiving word that the Adamant Orb had been stolen by Team Galactic, the Lustrous Orb was put under heavy police protection by Officer Jenny and her officers. Professor Carolina later showed Ash, his friends, Cynthia, and Cyrus the Orb's hidden away location for further examination. However, after Mars set off some explosives outside of the building, the door to the Orb room failed to reseal. While the group attempted to move the Lustrous Orb to another location, Team Galactic burst in and engaged the group and Cynthia in battle.

In Double Team Turnover!, Team Rocket succeeded in stealing the Lustrous Orb while disguised as police officers. Ash, his friends and Team Galactic tried to get the Orb back, following Team Rocket to the Celestic Ruins. Cornered, Team Rocket threatened to have James's Carnivine swallow the item. Mars's Purugly suddenly jumped on Carnivine's head and grabbed the Lustrous Orb, allowing Team Galactic to get away with it. Back in the Team Galactic HQ, the Lustrous and Adamant Orbs were shown being connected to some kind of machinery.

In If the Scarf Fits, Wear It!, a picture of the Lustrous Orb appeared in an article in the Sinnoh Star that Brock was reading.

The two Orbs made a brief appearance at the end of Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!, where Team Galactic was seen taking them to the Spear Pillar, along with the Red Chains. The Orbs reappeared in The Battle Finale of Legend!, where Cyrus placed them and the lake guardians around the ruins at the Spear Pillar. This process allowed him to call forth Dialga and Palkia, who were immediately taken under his control by the Red Chains. After Cyrus's attempt to create a new world had been foiled and Team Galactic was defeated, Gary secured the Orbs and decided to return them to Professor Carolina and the Celestic Research Center.

In the TCG

The Lustrous Orb is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as a held item on Palkia. This held item works in the same fashion as a Poké-Body, in that the effect the item provides is active whenever the Pokémon is in play. The following is a list of cards including the Lustrous Orb.

Pokémon cards with the Lustrous Orb as a held item
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Palkia   Majestic Dawn   11/100 PPP Promotional cards   006/PPP
      Shaymin LV.X Collection Pack   006/012

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 白玉寶珠 Baahkyuhk Bóujyū *
白玉魂 Baahk Yuhkwàhn *
Mandarin 白玉寶珠 / 白玉宝珠 Báiyù Bǎozhū *
白玉魂 Bái Yùhún *
  Finnish Hehkuva kuula
  French Orbe Perlé
  German Weiß-Orb
  Italian Splendisfera
  Korean 백옥 Baeg-ok
  Polish Połyskująca Kula
  Brazilian Portuguese Orbe Brilhante (DP150, DP152)
Orbe de Brilhante (DP096-DP097, DP151)
Esfera Brilhante (DP040)
Spanish   Latin America Orbe Lustroso
  Spain Lustresfera
  Vietnamese Bảo ngọc trắng ngần

See also

External links

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