How To Get the Adamant Orb & Lustrous Orb (Pokémon Platinum)

Inside Mt. Coronet near the orbs (Pokémon Platinum)

The Adamant Orb and Lustrous Orb are both in the same small cave chamber deep inside Mt. Coronet.

To reach them you will need to bring Pokémon that know the Hidden Moves Rock Climb, Strength, Surf, and Waterfall.

Getting the Orbs (Step-by-Step)

The signature Orbs of Dialga and Palkia are located deep within Mt. Coronet. They won’t be available until after you’ve defeated Leader Volkner in the Sunyshore City Gym and received the Beacon Badge from him.

To reach the cave chamber containing the Orbs, you will also need Pokémon in your party with the following HMs:

  • Surf
  • Strength
  • Rock Climb
  • Waterfall

The entrance to Mt. Coronet that you want to use is northeast of Oreburgh City.

So Fly to the Oreburgh Pokémon Center and head north along the main road.

Heading north on the main street from Oreburgh City’s Pokémon Center. / Pokémon Platinum
Heading north on the main street from Oreburgh City’s Pokémon Center.

Take the stairs at the northern entrance to leave the city for Route 207.

Leaving Oreburgh through the northern entrance to enter Route 207. / Pokémon Platinum
Leaving Oreburgh through the northern entrance to enter Route 207.

Go down the small staircase leading to a pit, where there is a muddy slope in the middle of the north wall.

Ride your Bicycle in fourth gear to make it up the slope.

Riding the Bicycle in fourth gear to climb the muddy slope. / Pokémon Platinum
Riding the Bicycle in fourth gear to climb the muddy slope.

Take an immediate right into the canyon by the Honey Tree.

Turning east toward Mt. Coronet. / Pokémon Platinum
Turning east toward Mt. Coronet.

Travel all the way to the east until you come to Mt. Coronet’s entrance, and head inside.

Entering the mouth of Mt. Coronet. / Pokémon Platinum
Entering the mouth of Mt. Coronet.

Once you’re inside, use Surf to cross the small lake to the north.

Using Surf on the small pool of water by the entrance. / Pokémon Platinum
Using Surf on the small pool of water by the entrance.

On the other side of the water, walk over to the rocky wall and use Rock Climb to scale it, then head upstairs.

Using Rock Climb to reach the stairs to the next floor. / Pokémon Platinum
Using Rock Climb to reach the stairs to the next floor.

In the next room go north and take the left turn, ignoring the staircase.

Turning left on the next floor and passing the stairs. / Pokémon Platinum
Turning left on the next floor and passing the stairs.

Turn south and use Strength on the boulder in your path to push it further southward.

Shoving the boulder out of the way. / Pokémon Platinum
Shoving the boulder out of the way.

Push the boulder until you can head up the staircase and travel north along the elevated terrain.

Climbing the stairs and heading north. / Pokémon Platinum
Climbing the stairs and heading north.

Cross the bridge at the end heading west.

Then descend the nearby staircase, pass under the bridge you just crossed, and climb the two staircases to the north.

Crossing the bridge and circling under it. / Pokémon Platinum
Crossing the bridge and circling under it.

Cross another bridge to the east, then circle around to pass under that bridge as well.

Then you can climb the stairs in the northwest corner of the room.

Crossing the bridge and looping back underneath it. / Pokémon Platinum
Crossing the bridge and looping back underneath it.

Exit the area through the hole behind the cave painting that Team Galactic broke.

Entering the hole behind the broken cave painting. / Pokémon Platinum
Entering the hole behind the broken cave painting.

In this next area just ascend the two staircases leading to the next chamber.

Going up the stairs in the small cave chamber. / Pokémon Platinum
Going up the stairs in the small cave chamber.

Then head up the big staircase leading north.

Heading up the northern staircase. / Pokémon Platinum
Heading up the northern staircase.

As the pathway wraps around you’ll want to follow it going left.

Making a left at the top of the stairs. / Pokémon Platinum
Making a left at the top of the stairs.

Then turn southward and travel down the hallway to exit the cave.

Leaving the cave through the south exit. / Pokémon Platinum
Leaving the cave through the south exit.

Once you’re outside, head east.

Exiting the cave and taking either path east. / Pokémon Platinum
Exiting the cave and taking either path east.

Turn northward and follow the path all the way up.

Turning north with the path. / Pokémon Platinum
Turning north with the path.

Use Rock Climb on the rocky wall at the end of the path, but ignore the 2nd Rock Climb spot.

If you turn right after the first rocky wall then you should see another entrance to the cave.

Taking a right turn after the first rocky wall and entering the cave. / Pokémon Platinum
Taking a right turn after the first rocky wall and entering the cave.

Once you’re back inside, turn left and descend the staircase.

Turning left to go downstairs. / Pokémon Platinum
Turning left to go downstairs.

Use Surf at the lake here.

Then surf north toward the waterfall.

Using Surf and turning northward. / Pokémon Platinum
Using Surf and turning northward.

Use Waterfall to climb the falls, then go straight forward to enter the next cave.

Entering the cave at the top of the waterfall. / Pokémon Platinum
Entering the cave at the top of the waterfall.

This leads to a small chamber with two Poké Ball items in the top corners.

Entering the chamber containing the two orbs. / Pokémon Platinum
Entering the chamber containing the two orbs.

The Poké Ball on the right contains the Lustrous Orb, and the one on the left holds the Adamant Orb.

Obtaining the Lustrous Orb. / Pokémon Platinum
Obtaining the Lustrous Orb.
Obtaining the Adamant Orb. / Pokémon Platinum
Obtaining the Adamant Orb.

What Do These Orbs Do?

The Adamant Orb and Lustrous Orb are held items that are specific to Dialga and Palkia, respectively.

They boost moves of either Pokémon’s signature types by 20%.

The Adamant Orb

In-game description of the Adamant Orb. / Pokémon Platinum
In-game description of the Adamant Orb.

The Adamant Orb boosts Dialga’s Dragon-type and Steel-type moves by 20% each.

Dialga is built like a tank, but its slower Speed and Dragon/Steel typing make it a better defensive wall than an offensive sweeper.

This makes Leftovers a better item for Dialga to hold than the Adamant Orb in most cases, since that allows Dialga to replenish its HP while setting up trap and status moves like Stealth Rock and Toxic.

Alternatively, a Choice Scarf would help shore up Dialga’s Speed stat. That would do a better job of turning Dialga into a sweeper, rather than the Adamant Orb’s damage bonus would.

The Adamant Orb isn’t a bad item, but there are better ones for Dialga.

Dialga with the Adamant Orb. / Pokémon Platinum
Dialga with the Adamant Orb.

The Lustrous Orb

In-game description of the Lustrous Orb. / Pokémon Platinum
In-game description of the Lustrous Orb.

Palkia’s dizzying Attack and Special Attack stats, decent Speed, and Dragon/Water typing makes it a highly effective sweeper.

However, its lower HP makes the limiting effects of a Life Orb or Choice Band/Specs a little trickier to work around.

The Lustrous Orb is a fantastic item to use instead.

Palkia holding the Lustrous Orb. / Pokémon Platinum
Palkia holding the Lustrous Orb.

With no drawbacks to contend with, Palkia can come out swinging with a Spatial Rend/Draco Meteor or Surf/Hydro Pump that’s even more devastating than usual.

This is one of the best items Palkia can hold and is highly worth trying out.

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