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Gem Pedestals are magical hand-shaped objects used as control panels to activate certain objects. They appear in Rose's Secret Armory, Prime Kindergarten Control Room, the Moon Base, the Ancient Gem Colony Ships, The Reef, and the Diamond Ships.


Gem pedestals appear in the shape of a hand with an insignia designating the owner, activating on contact with the compatible user. Rose's pedestal has her respective symbol, similar to the one on her flag and shield.

The pedestal in the Prime Kindergarten Control Room has a Yellow Diamond symbol on it, and the pedestal in the Moon Base has the four-diamond insignia of the Great Diamond Authority.


"Lion 2: The Movie"

A pedestal one can use for certain activations and executions

In "Lion 2: The Movie", this type of object makes its debut when Lion takes Steven and Connie to Rose's Secret Armory. The pedestal is activated by Steven placing his left hand onto it, and poking or pulling certain parts of his body.

The object can give Steven access to Rose's artillery, such as a wide variety of swords, the Axes of Ages, the Armor of the Fallen, the Quartizine Trio, the Heretic's Anguish, and a Robot Shooty Thing as part of a training simulator. A giant penny was there as well, its origin is unknown.

"Marble Madness"

The Gem Pedestal appears in "Marble Madness" inside the Prime Kindergarten Control Room. Using a Hand Robonoid, Peridot was able to activate the power in the control room. The pedestal gives the user access to two large hands, a projection (if not activating it directly), as well as the data stored inside the facility. Due to the Crystal Gems destroying the power source, it was rendered useless.

"Rose's Scabbard"

The pedestal in Rose's armory appears again in "Rose's Scabbard". As the confidant of Rose Quartz, Pearl was aware of the contents inside of the armory and how to access it, but since Steven had already used it before, he denied her help.

"When It Rains"

The pedestal inside the Prime Kindergarten Control Room makes another appearance in "When It Rains" to access Peridot's logs that were lost in "Catch and Release" with the disposal of her Limb Enhancers.

After restoring power through alternative means, it is shown the pedestal's height can change to fit the user's preference. Through the use of the pedestal, Peridot shows the data of the Cluster Gems and some of the Cluster itself to Steven.

"It Could've Been Great"

A third pedestal appears on the third floor of the Moon Base in "It Could've Been Great". Steven first activates the pedestal then slides over and allows Peridot to sit next to him and use the pedestal to operate the room's control panel.

Peridot uses the control panel to find the location of the Cluster and to show a demonstration of the intended result of Earth's colonization.

"Monster Reunion"

The pedestal appears on the Centipeetle's ship. Steven activates it which allows them to enter her ship that has two other Centipeetles inside.

"The Trial"

A large blue pedestal appears inside Blue Diamond's palanquin. It controls the palanquin's movements through hand movement.

"Legs From Here to Homeworld"

A pink pedestal appears on Pink Diamond's Ship. It activates the ship. It controls the ship's flight through the user's leg movements.

"Change Your Mind"

Steven takes the Diamonds to the Ancient Gem Colony Ship and activates the pedestal to allow White Diamond to peek inside.

Unleash the Light

Gem pedestals appear as an equipable item. According to the in-game description, Steven likes to imagine he's giving them a high five.


A pedestal with the Era 1 authority symbol is located in the center of The Reef's lobby, with the purpose of activating the Reef's power and turning Shell on. The episode's end reveals that a simple, quick swipe of the hand is enough to activate the pedestal, as shown when Steven rushes past it and momentarily slams his hand into it.

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Food & Beverages Bagel SandwichBeastChaaaapsCheese BallsColonel Kernel's Classic Creamed CornCookie CatDog-NutDrink UpDurian JuiceFantastic FriesFry BitsGuacolaHynes KetchupLion LickersMargarineNut-DogPizza BagelPop-PopPotato ChipsSadie's LunchesSpicy PretzelsSugar Shock Shut DownTogether BreakfastUbeWaflWhip It UpYummy Apple Juice
Magical Items Crystal Heart • Data Stones • Diamond Aura BottlesEternity ChaliceEvil Spirit ScrollFire SaltGarnet's GogglesGem BubblesGem PedestalsGem ShardsGemstonesGeode • Harmony Core • The HourglassLight PrismThe MirrorMoon Goddess StatueObeliskOld Book GemThe Perils of PweepweeShooting StarVolatile GemsWailing StoneWarp Pad
Musical Instruments Amethyst's DrumsConnie's ViolinGarnet's KeytarGreg's GuitarPearl's ViolinSteven's UkuleleWarp Whistle
Weapons The Axes of AgesBreaking PointConnie's SwordGem DestabilizerGem RejuvenatorGem WeaponsLaser Light CannonPearl's SwordsQuartizine TrioRose's Sword
Holding Items Cheeseburger BackpackHot Dog Duffel BagRose's ScabbardRose's Treasure ChestTiger Millionaire's Suitcase
Vehicles Earth: Andy's Plane • Dondai SupremoGreg's VanHandmade SpaceshipInflatable RaftJenny's CarHot 2 TotOnion's Moped • Steven's BikeS.S. MiseryThe Universe Mach 3

Homeworld: Aquamarine's ShipAttack PodDestiny DestroyerDiamond Palanquins (Blue Diamond's PalanquinPink Diamond's Palanquin) • Diamond Ships (Blue Diamond's ShipPink Diamond's ShipWhite Diamond's ShipYellow Diamond's Ship) • Emerald's Personal Shuttle • Escape PodGem Warship • Hessonite's Warship • Homeworld Dropship (Ancient Gem Colony Ship) • Roaming Eye
Crystal Gems: Gem DrillGem Sloop
Off Colors: Sun IncineratorStar Skipper

Rides The AppalachianHyper SpaceJelly JigglerThe TeacupsTsunami
Games Citchen CalamityGolf Quest Mini

Arcade Games: Chrono Panic 4Meat Beat ManiaPunch BuddyRace RushRoad KillerSkee BallTeens of RageVirtua Teens of RageWhacker ManWhacker Man Jr.

TV Shows Camp Pining HeartsCanine CourtCrying Breakfast Friends!I Can't Believe My Stepdad's My SwordKoala PrincessLi'l ButlerUnder the Knife
Books BrigandBuddy Buddwick's JournalCarrion Amongst The CloverFOINEHow to Talk to PeopleNOICEThe No Home BoysPassions of XanxorPretty HairstylistThe Spirit Morph Saga (The Unfamiliar Familiar)
Movies Dogcopter 3Evil Bear 2: Bearly Alive • Lonely Blade (Lonely Blade IVLonely Blade V)
Toys Bass Fish Toy • Water GunMinor Toys

Plush Toys: Master of Ceremonies Bear Bear • M.C. Bear Bear • Mr. Queasy • Peridot's Alien • Playful KittySir Bearington
Action Figures: B.O.Y.S.G.A.L.S. (Explorer Gal) • G.U.Y.S. (Dave Guy • Ranger Guy)
Props: Cluster PuppetGiant Cellphone PropJungle BucksWall Street Newspaper Prop

Machines Crystal Gem Machines: Pearlbot
Homeworld Machines: Gem SatelliteRed EyeInjectors (Attack InjectorsSpinel's Injector) • Shattering RobonoidsShell
Peridot's Machines: Crystal Gems: Attack DronesPeribotVisor Robonoids
Homeworld: Robonoids (Flask RobonoidsHand RobonoidPlug Robonoids)
Other Machines: Harmony Core Sentries • Robot Shooty Thing
Misc. Items Aquamarine's WandThe Armor of the FallenBeach City StageBlue Diamond's Personal EffectsConnie's Glow BraceletChalkboardCurrencyDiamond CommunicatorDuct TapeFryboGiant PennyGreg and Rose's PictureGreg's Music CollectionG.U.Y.S. DispenserHarpoon GunThe Heretic's AnguishLimb EnhancersLubitz Cardioid Condenser 680Metal MuttMr. Universe ShirtNietzche's BreakdownOld Gem PaintingOnion's Birthday TapePearl's TreePeridot's Voice RecorderPink Diamond's Personal EffectsPink Pearl's Ribbon WandReplicator WandRonaldo's PhoneRose Quartz's Video TapeRose's Battle FlagRose's PaintingSea PalsSpace Train to the CosmosSteven's Birthday SuitSteven's MugSteven's PhoneSteven's TVSteven's Video Game SystemsTag Team BeltTelescopeTemple GateTubeTubeT-Shirt CannonVIP(IZZA)Weirdstar.StreamYellow Diamond Signal Flare