Arceus is the final Pokémon in the National Pokédex in the fourth Generation. Being called the Creation Pokémon, it is thought to be the God of all Pokémon. Being a god requires it to be incredibly powerful, which of course it is, with the highest base stat total in the entire history of Pokémon. However, its trademark ability is a rather interesting one which involves form change is to explain all of the forms and use display them for you to see.

Throughout the game, you will find certain Plates that look like the picture to the left. Thesee plates serve no other purpose so be sure to store them. Each time you get one, you're able to unlock another piece of the Myth about Arceus, which will be posted here once we've finished translating.

When these Plates are attached to Arceus, his colouring shall change and as will his type. With his stats and massive movepool, this is an incredibly handy thing for Arceus.

Without any Item attached, Arceus has the Normal Type


Below is a chart of the items, Arceus types and locations of the plates that are required. The Locations are mostly using the Dowsing Machine Application in the Pokétch;
Name & No Normal Pic Shiny Pic Item Used Item Location Type 1
#493 Arceus No Plate  
#493 Arceus Insect Plate Old Chateau
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Dread Plate Lost Tower
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Draco Plate Behind Eterna Statue
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Zap Plate Sunyshore Lighthouse
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Fist Plate Route 215
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Flame Plate Stark Mountain
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Sky Plate Bottom of waterfall at Pokemon League
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Spooky Plate Amity Square
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Meadow Plate Route 210
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Earth Plate Oreburgh Gate
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Icicle Plate Route 217
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Toxic Plate Great Marsh, Area 2
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Mind Plate Solaceon Ruins
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Stone Plate Mt. Coronet; Above The Waterfall
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Iron Plate Iron Mountain
Sinnoh Underground
#493 Arceus Splash Plate Route 219
Sinnoh Underground

Also, just of note, in the games coding there is another Arceus for the type that no Pokémon belongs to and only one attack has. The ??? type which is used by Curse. It is unknown and unlikely if this Arceus form shall ever see the light of day:

Name & No Normal Pic Shiny Pic Item Used Item Location Type 1
#493 Arceus ?? ??

 
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