Zap Plate

The Zap Plate (Japanese: いかずちプレート Lightning 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.

Zap Plate
Lightning Plate
Bag Zap Plate Sprite.png
Zap Plate
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
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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 Electric-type moves by 20%. If the holder uses Judgment, it becomes an Electric-type move.

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

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

The Zap Plate can be read, and has the following engraving: "The third being raged, raining down bolts of anger."


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


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Sunyshore City, Underground
HGSS S.S. Aqua (from the captain after obtaining all 16 Gym Badges)
Ilex Forest (event: held by Spiky-eared Pichu)
BWB2W2 Abyssal Ruins
XY Kalos Power Plant
ORAS Route 129 (underwater)
SMUSUM Hau'oli City Mall (Antiquities of the Ages)
BDSP Sunyshore City Grand Underground
LA Moonview Arena (reward for defeating the noble Hisuian Electrode during Mission 11: "Scaling Perilous Heights")
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 the anime

Plates in the anime

The Zap 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 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 Zap Plate was included in the Jewel of Life to bind the energies of the Earth, Splash, and Meadow Plates together.

The Zap Plate, alongside the other 17 type-based Plates, appeared in The Arceus Chronicles (Part 4), under Arceus's possession.

In the manga

The Zap 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 雷電石板 Lèuihdihn Sehkbáan *
雷電板塊 Lèuihdihn Báanfaai *
Mandarin 雷電石板 / 雷电石板 Léidiàn Shíbǎn *
雷電板塊 Léidiàn Bǎnkuài *
  French Plaque Volt
  German Blitztafel
  Italian Lastrasaetta
  Korean 우뢰플레이트 Uroe Plate
  Spanish Tabla Trueno
  Vietnamese Phiến thạch Sấm chớp

See also

External links

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