How to activate Pressure Plates in Genshin Impact

When in doubt, use a Geo Construct.

Pressure Plates are circular grounded platforms that light up when activated. These are most commonly found in Liyue and are part of various puzzles that dot the nation. Activating these Pressure Plates is easy: they will light up when they're stepped on. However, stepping out of the Plate will cause the light to dissipate.

Some puzzles require you to light up two to three or more Pressure Plates at the same time. If there's no one available to help you via Co-op, you need to get a bit creative with how to activate them.

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Your best bet is to use a Geo Construct to help you activate Pressure Plates of any size. These are usually Geo characters' Elemental Skills and will remain on-field for enough time to activate all the necessary Plates to complete puzzles. But other characters can also do the job.

The following characters' Elemental Skills can activate larger Pressure Plates:

  • Traveler (Geo)
  • Zhongli
  • Albedo
  • Arataki Itto
  • Ningguang (Jade Screen can be difficult to position)
  • Klee (Jumpy Dumpty can be difficult to position)

Related: How to solve all Tsurumi Island Stone Slate Ishine Script puzzles in Genshin Impact

Meanwhile, the following characters' Elemental Skills can activate smaller Pressure Plates:

  • Each character can activate a small Plate by standing on it
  • Amber
  • Fischl (requires Stellar Predator passive; use Charged shot to position Oz)
  • Ganyu
  • Mona
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Characters that can activate small Pressure Plates can still light up part of a larger Pressure Plate. However, puzzles won't complete unless the Plate is fully lit up.

Check out our guide on How to complete the Touch the Sword Hilt puzzle in Musoujin Gorge Genshin Impact for more help surrounding the game's puzzle mechanics.

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