Soul Dew

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Soul Dew
こころのしずく
Soul Dew
Soul Dew
Soul Dew
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Introduced in Generation III
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The Soul Dew (Japanese: こころのしずく Soul Dew) is a type of held item introduced in Generation III. In Generations III to VI, it boosts the Special Attack and Special Defense of Latios and Latias; in Generation VII, it boosts the power of their Psychic- and Dragon-type moves instead.

Prior to Generation VII, it was banned from official tournaments, Random Matchup, the Battle Subway, the Battle Institute, almost all PWT tournaments, and the Battle Maison. In Generation III and IV, if used in the Battle Tower or Battle Frontier, the Soul Dew's effect is nullified. With the change in effect in Generation VII, it is now allowed to be used in official tournaments, Battle Spot, and battle facilities.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RSEFRLG
Colo.XD
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
N/A File:PokémonDollar.png100
SMUSUM N/A N/A

Effect

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Generations III-VI

If held by Latios or Latias, it increases its Special Attack and Special Defense by 50% each.

Generation VII onward

If held by Latios or Latias, it increases the power of its Psychic- and Dragon-type moves by 20%.

Description

Games Description
RS Hold item: Raises Sp. Atk & Sp. Def of Latios & Latias.
FRLG An orb to be held by a Latios or Latias. It raises the Sp. Atk and Sp. Def stats.
EColo.XD Hold item: raises Sp. Atk & Sp. Def of Latios & Latias.
DPPtHGSS A wondrous orb to be held by Latios or Latias. It raises both the Sp. Atk and Sp. Def stats.
BWB2W2 A wondrous orb to be held by Latios or Latias. It raises both the Sp. Atk and Sp. Def stats.
XYORAS A wondrous orb to be held by either Latios or Latias. It raises both the Sp. Atk and Sp. Def stats.
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
A wondrous orb to be held by either Latios or Latias. It raises the power of Psychic- and Dragon-type moves.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Southern Island (held by LatiasRE/LatiosSE; requires Eon Ticket)
FRLG Trade
PBR 14,400 Poké Coupons (after completing Masters Battle Set 1)
DPPt Trade
HGSS Pewter Museum of Science (requires Enigma Stone)
BW Trade
B2W2 Dreamyard (after battling LatiosB2/LatiasW2)
XY Trade
ORAS Southern Island (capture LatiasOR or LatiosAS; requires Eon Ticket)
SMUSUM Aether Paradise (Secret Lab A; from an Aether Foundation Employee)
SwSh Stow-on-Side (from the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Latias or a Latios)
BDSP Ramanas Park (after catching Latias and Latios)

In the anime

File:Soul Dew anime 2.png
Latias sight-sharing with Latios while in Soul Dew form after his sacrifice

The Soul Dew appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, where it is used to guard Johto's Alto Mare. It was given to an old couple in Alto Mare long ago after a Latios and a Latias saved the city from an evil force attacking it, and was subsequently hidden in the Secret Garden.

In the movie, Annie and Oakley searched for Soul Dew as well as the two current Legendary guardians of the city, Latios and Latias. If the Soul Dew is attached to the Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare, anyone using the device can drown the city in water, block all exits in the city, and awaken the Fossil Pokémon Kabutops and Aerodactyl in the city museum. However, doing this will also result in the Soul Dew using up all of its power and disappear. It is implied that this Soul Dew contains the soul of a deceased Latios.

During the climax of the movie, the original Soul Dew was destroyed, but a new one was created when Latios sacrificed his life to save Alto Mare from a massive tidal wave, using his own spirit to create a replacement for the destroyed gemstone.

In the TCG

Main article: Soul Dew (Theater VS Pack 16)

Soul Dew was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the Japanese e-Card Era. Released in the Theater Limited VS Pack half deck, it features an illustration by Hiromichi Sugiyama. This Trainer card allows the player to search their deck for a Pokémon with Alto Mare in its name and add it to their Bench; they may also move an Energy card from another of their Pokémon to the new Pokémon before shuffling their deck.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 心之水滴 Sām-jī Séuidihk *
心之結晶 Sām-jī Gitjīng *
Mandarin 心之水滴 Xīn-zhī Shuǐdī *
心之露水 Xīn-zhī Lùshuǐ *
20px Finnish Sielunkivi
20px French Rosée Âme
20px German Seelentau
20px Italian Cuorugiada
20px Korean 마음의물방울 Ma'eum-ui Mulbang-ul
20px Portuguese Joia da Alma
20px Spanish Rocío Bondad
20px Swedish Själens Juvel
20px Vietnamese Giọt Sương Tâm Hồn


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