Splash Plate

The Splash Plate (Japanese: しずくプレート Water Drop 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.

Splash Plate
Water Drop Plate
Bag Splash Plate Sprite.png
Splash 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
SMUSUM $10,000 $500


In battle

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

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

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

The Splash Plate can be read, and has the following engraving: "The rightful bearer of a Plate draws from the Plate it holds."


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


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Route 220, Underground
HGSS S.S. Aqua (from the captain after obtaining all 16 Gym Badges)
BW Route 13
B2W2 Undella Bay
XY Azure Bay
ORAS Route 129 (underwater)
SMUSUM Hau'oli City Mall (Antiquities of the Ages)
BDSP Route 220 Grand Underground
LA Ginkgo Landing (reward from Basculegion after giving him Basculegion Food 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

Splash Plate in Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

In Pokémon: Magikarp Jump, Splash Plate is a Friendship Item that can be purchased for 500 . It summons Popplio as a helper Pokémon.

In the anime

A Splash Plate in the anime

The Splash Plate, alongside the Draco Plate and Iron Plate, debuted in Journey to the Unown!, where Saturn and two Team Galactic Grunts placed them in a room located in the Solaceon Ruins, in order to obtain the Spear Key and awaken the Unown there. The Plates were used to power up the three types of Palkia and Dialga (Dragon, Steel, and Water) combined.

The Splash Plate, alongside the other 15 Plates at the time, appeared again 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 having destroyed a meteor that endangered the land that would become Michina Town. Damos found one of these lost Plates and returned it to Arceus, giving it the strength to recall the other 15 Plates. That 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 flourish. The Splash Plate was included in the Jewel of Life to represent water.

The Splash Plate, alongside the Flame 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 4), Arceus chose the Splash Plate from amongst its 17 Plates to gain the Water typing and confine a rampaging Heatran in a dome of water.

In the manga

The Splash 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 水滴石板 Séuidihk Sehkbáan *
水滴令 Séuidihk Lihng *
水滴板塊 Séuidihk Báanfaai *
Mandarin 水滴石板 Shuǐdī Shíbǎn *
水滴令 Shuǐdī Lìng *
水滴板塊 Shuǐdī Bǎnkuài *
  Finnish Roiskelaatta
  French Plaque Hydro
  German Wassertafel
  Italian Lastraidro
  Korean 물방울플레이트 Water Drop Plate
  Polish Płyta Plusku
  Spanish Tabla Linfa
  Vietnamese Phiến thạch Giọt nước

See also

External links

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