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Lustrous Orb
しらたま
White Orb
Lustrous Orb
Lustrous Orb
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Introduced in Generation IV
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The Lustrous Orb (Japanese: しらたま White 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.

Contents

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
N/A PokémonDollar.png5,000
SMUSUM PokémonDollar.png10,000 N/A

Effect

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.

Description

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.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A beautifully glowing orb to be held by Palkia. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Water-type moves when it is held.

Acquisition

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)
SM Hau'oli City Mall (Antiquities of the Ages)
USUM Hau'oli City Mall (Antiquities of the Ages)

In the anime

The Lustrous Orb in the anime

The Lustrous Orb first appeared in Losing Its Lustrous!. The Celestic Town Historical Research Center 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, Ash, Dawn, Brock, Cynthia, and Cyrus (who was regarded as a famous businessman) entered the room that contained the orb to examine it. 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 orb to another location, Team Galactic burst in and engaged Ash, his friends, 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 eat the orb, but 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 the next episode, If the Scarf Fits, Wear It!, a picture of the Lustrous Orb appeared in an article in the Sinnoh Star that Brock was reading.

In these episodes, Cyrus explained his belief that the Adamant Orb is Dialga and that the Lustrous Orb is Palkia.

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 in place around the ruins at the Spear Pillar. This process allowed him to call forth Dialga and Palkia, who were immediately taken under his contol by the Red Chains. After Cyrus's attempt to create a new world had been foiled and Team Galactic had been defeated, Gary secured the orbs and decided to return them to Professor Carolina.

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 silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Palkia Water Majestic Dawn Rare Holo 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 *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Hehkuva kuula
France Flag.png French Orbe Perlé
Germany Flag.png German Weiß-Orb
Italy Flag.png Italian Splendisfera
South Korea Flag.png Korean 백옥 Baeg-ok
Poland Flag.png Polish Lustrzana Kula
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Orbe Lustroso
Spain Flag.png Spain Lustresfera
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bảo ngọc trắng ngần

See also

External links


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