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.
In the core series games
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."
Scarlet and Violet
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Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
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Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
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In spin-off games
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
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
HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter
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
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