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( こころのしずく Soul Drop )
|Buy For:||Can't be bought|
The Soul Dew (こころのしずく Soul Droplet) is an item held by either Latios or Latias in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. This held item raises the Special Attack and Special Defense of the Eon Pokémon by 50% while equipped, both of which are exclusively available on Southern Island. It is this attributed feature that led to its banning in all official tournaments. The Soul Dew is also available for purchase in Pokemon Battle Revolution for 14,400 Poké Coupons.
In the Games
In the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player is able to receive an item called the Enigma Stone through means of an event. In the Pewter Museum of Science, the player meets Steven Stone, who determines that it is in fact the Soul Dew. Once outside, the player will encounter one of the Eon Pokémon, given the opportunity to capture it. Latios is available in HeartGold, whereas Latias is available in SoulSilver.
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the Soul Dew is dropped after LatiosB2/LatiasW2 has been caught or knocked out in the Dreamyard. However, equipping the Soul Dew onto Latios or Latias will prevent it from being entered into several tournaments, such as the PWT.
In the Movies
(こころのしずく Soul Droplet)
|Function:||Contains the soul of Latios and activates the DMA|
The Soul Dew plays a pivotal role in the 5th Pokémon movie, Pokémon Heroes, in which it is able to power a device known as the Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare. The Soul Dew was granted to an elderly couple in the past, after Latios sacrificed its life to save Alto Mare. It is acquired by members of Team Rocket, Annie and Oakley, who wish to use its powers to control the world. The Soul Dew's purpose is to protect the city of Alto Mare from danger, and to this length it is capable of gridlocking the city, controlling the water sources and reviving Pokémon fossils, once connected with the Defense Mechanism. The Soul Dew is said to house the spirit of a Latios.
The Soul Dew is embedded into a water fountain located within the hidden garden. Its sole purpose is to maintain water flow within the city of Alto Mare. Once the Soul Dew is removed from the aforementioned fountain, it is only a matter of time before all of the water drains from the city. When the Soul Dew is placed into the Defense Mechanism, it becomes tainted as a result of overuse. Once a person touches the Soul Dew whilst in this fragile state, it will disintegrate, causing the Defense Mechanism to go berserk.
- In Pokémon Heroes, Oakley reveals that the Soul Dew was named because it holds the soul of a Latios, and that it is "like a giant dew drop".