Adamant Orb

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Adamant Orb
Diamond Orb
Adamant Orb
Adamant Orb
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Introduced in Generation IV
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The Adamant Orb (Japanese: こんごうだま Diamond Orb) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Steel-type moves when held by Dialga.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A File:PokémonDollar.png5,000
SMUSUM File:PokémonDollar.png10,000 N/A


In battle

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

Outside of battle

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


Games Description
DPPtHGSS A brightly gleaming orb to be held by Dialga. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Steel-type moves.
BWB2W2 A brightly gleaming orb to be held by Dialga. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Steel-type moves.
A brightly gleaming orb to be held by Dialga. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Steel-type moves when it is held.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
D Spear Pillar
Pt Mt. Coronet
HGSS Sinjoh Ruins (held by Dialga)
BW Marvelous Bridge (given by the Shadow Triad)
B2W2 Dragonspiral Tower
XY Terminus Cave
ORAS Route 128 (underwater)
SMUSUM Hau'oli City Mall (Antiquities of the Ages)
SwSh Stow-on-Side (from the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Dialga)
BD Spear Pillar

In the anime

File:Adamant Orb anime.png
The Adamant Orb in the anime

The Adamant Orb debuted in A Secret Sphere of Influence!, in which Team Rocket was tasked by Team Galactic to steal it from the Eterna Historical Museum. Team Rocket successfully made the theft, framing Nando in the process, but ultimately failed to get away with the orb.

In Losing Its Lustrous!, Team Galactic attacked a police plane transporting the Adamant Orb from Eterna City to Celestic Town and stole it. In Double Team Turnover!, after both orbs had been stolen by Team Galactic, the Lustrous and Adamant Orbs were shown being connected to some kind of machinery at the Team Galactic HQ.

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

At the end of Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!, Team Galactic was seen taking them to the Spear Pillar, along with the Red Chains. In The Battle Finale of Legend!, 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 Adamant Orb is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as a held item on Dialga. 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 Adamant Orb.

Pokémon cards with the Adamant 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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Dialga 20px Majestic Dawn Rare Holo 4/100 PPP Promotional cards   005/PPP
      Mewtwo LV.X Collection Pack   010/012

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 金剛寶珠 Gāmgōng Bóujyū *
金剛玉魂 Gāmgōng Yuhkwàhn *
Mandarin 金剛寶珠 / 金刚宝珠 Jīngāng Bǎozhū *
金剛玉魂 / 金刚玉魂 Jīngāng Yùhún *
20px Finnish Adamant-kuula
20px French Orbe Adamant
20px German Adamant-Orb
20px Italian Adamasfera
20px Korean 금강옥 Geumgang Ok
20px Polish Kryształowa Kula
Spanish 20px Latin America Orbe Adamant
20px Spain Diamansfera
20px Vietnamese Bảo ngọc kim cương

See also

External links

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