Wikia

Pokémon Wiki

Ruins of Alph

Talk0
8,277pages on
this wiki
Ruins of Alph
アルフのいせき Arufu no Iseki
Ruinsofalph
Information about Ruins of Alph
Region: Johto
Connecting locations: Southwest of Violet City
Weather: Normal
Kind: Ruins
Needed HM: Surf, Rock Smash, Strength

The 'Ruins of Alph' (Japanese: アルフのいせき Arufu no Iseki, literally meaning; "Historical Ruins of Alph") is a historical place located in the Johto region in the south-west of Violet City. It is a famed place for archaeologists who are researching the ruins to discover the mystery of the mysterious Pokémon called the Unown.

Puzzles

In the Ruins of Alph there are four puzzles that are considered to be the key's to enter the dimension of the Unown in the same room as where there are no puzzles. Those four puzzles contains a historical Pokémon or a Legendary Pokémon. The puzzles that appears in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal are really different than the puzzles that are introduced in the renewal version of Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version; Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal

Kabuto Aerodactyl Ho-Oh Omanyte
Kabuto Puzzle
Aerodactyl Puzzle
Ho-oh Puzzle
Omanyte Puzzle
Puzzle #1 - Kabuto
Kabuto is the actually the first puzzle that you will encounter in the Ruins of Alph, actually each of the four puzzles can be the first puzzle that you can solve. The puzzle of Kabuto is also the most easiest puzzle that you can solve. To get access to the first puzzle you must enter the cave that is very close to the entrance of the Ruins of Alph which is just above the Research Center if you come from another entrance. Once entered, on the right side you will read the description of the puzzle containing to be: "A Pokémon that hid on the sea floor. Eyes on its back scanned the area".
Puzzle #2 - Aerodactyl
The second puzzle contains to be a Aerodactyl which can also be the first puzzle you solve. To access this puzzle you need to pass the small patch of water that is at the south of the entrance of the ruins which you are able to do when you gained HM03 Surf in Ecruteak City after defeating the Kimono Girls. Once entered, on the right side you will read the description of the puzzle containing to be: "This flying Pokémon attacked its prey with saw-like fangs".
Puzzle #3 - Ho-Oh
The third puzzle contains to be a Ho-Oh the legendary bird Pokémon which can also be the first puzzle you can solve. To gain access to this puzzle the player must get through the Union Cave which can you need HM03 Surf to get to the location where you can get to the third puzzle. You must be in the mid-way between the entrance and the exit which there is a ladder heading down to the floor and in the next room you must use Surf and exit at the northernmost opening. Once entered, on the right side you will read the description of the puzzle containing to be: "A Pokémon that flew gracefully on rainbow-colored wings".
Puzzle #4 - Omanyte
The fourth and final puzzle contains to be a Omanyte which can also be the first puzzle that you can solve. To get access to the puzzle you must get through the Union Cave while getting back from the third puzzle which you must go west after surfing and using HM04 Strength on a rock which will bring you to the final puzzle. Once entered, on the right side you will read the description of the puzzle containing to be: "This Pokémon drifted in the sea by twisting its ten tentacles".

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Kabuto Aerodactyl Ho-Oh Omanyte
Kabuto Puzzle HGSS
Aerodactyl Puzzle HGSS
Ho-oh Puzzle HGSS
Omanyte Puzzle HGSS
Puzzle #1 - Kabuto
Kabuto is the actually the first puzzle that you will encounter in the Ruins of Alph, actually each of the four puzzles can be the first puzzle that you can solve. The puzzle of Kabuto is also the most easiest puzzle that you can solve. To get access to the first puzzle you must enter the cave that is very close to the entrance of the Ruins of Alph which is just above the Research Center if you come from another entrance. After solving the puzzle it unlocks the following Unown: A B C D E F G H I J.
Puzzle #2 - Aerodactyl
The second puzzle contains to be a Aerodactyl which can also be the first puzzle you solve. To access this puzzle you need to pass the small patch of water that is at the south of the entrance of the ruins which you are able to do when you gained HM03 Surf in Ecruteak City after defeating the Kimono Girls. After solving the puzzle it unlocks the following Unown: R S T U V.
Puzzle #3 - Ho-Oh
The third puzzle contains to be a Ho-Oh the legendary bird Pokémon which can also be the first puzzle you can solve. To gain access to this puzzle the player must get through the Union Cave which can you need HM03 Surf to get to the location where you can get to the third puzzle. You must be in the mid-way between the entrance and the exit which there is a ladder heading down to the floor and in the next room you must use Surf and exit at the northernmost opening. After solving the puzzle it unlocks the following Unown: W X Y Z.
Puzzle #4 - Omanyte
The fourth and final puzzle contains to be a Omanyte which can also be the first puzzle that you can solve. To get access to the puzzle you must get through the Union Cave while getting back from the third puzzle which you must go west after surfing and using HM04 Strength on a rock which will bring you to the final puzzle. After solving the puzzle it unlocks the following Unown: K L M N O P Q.

Items

In each of the chambers in the Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver series there are hidden chambers which you must use a Pokémon move or an item to gain access to the hidden chamber. To know what you must use to gain access to the hidden chamber you must read the words that has been written at the backside of the cave when you enter it. Each hidden chamber contains to be items after you succeed in entering there.

Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal

Chamber 1 - First Puzzle
At the back of the first puzzle room you will read a word that is in the form of Unown. You must decipher the Unown letters which will be read as "Escape". Use the item Escape Rope which will bring you to a hidden chamber. Inside the hidden chamber you will gain these items:
Item Sprite Item Name
Heal Powder SpriteHeal Powder
PSNCureBerry
EnergyPowder SpriteEnergyPowder
Berry

At the back of the wall of the hidden chamber, you will read a note that contains to be out of Unown letters which says: "Our words shall remain here for the ages".

Chamber 2 - Second Puzzle
At the back of the second puzzle room you will read a word that is in the form of Unown. You must decipher the Unown letters which will be read as "Light". Use one of you Pokémon that can use the move Flash which will bring you to a hidden chamber. Inside the hidden chamber you will gain these items:
Item Sprite Item Name
Gold Berry
Bag Moon Stone SpriteMoon Stone
Energy Root
Heal Powder SpriteHeal Powder

At the back of the wall of the hidden chamber, you will read a note that contains to be out of Unown letters which says: "Thus we shall erect a Pokémon statue outside".

Chamber 3 - Third Puzzle
At the back of the third puzzle room you will read a word that is in the form of Unown. You must decipher the Unown letters which will be read as "Ho-Oh". You must place Ho-Oh on the top of your party which will bring you to a hidden chamber. Inside the hidden chamber you will gain these items:
Item Sprite Item Name
Revival Herb SpriteRevival Herb
CharcoalCharcoal
MysteryBerry
Gold Berry

At the back of the wall of the hidden chamber, you will read a note that contains to be out of Unown letters which says: "We humans must learn to walk in harmony with them".

Chamber 4 - Fourth Puzzle
At the back of the third puzzle room you will read a word that is in the form of Unown. You must decipher the Unown letters which will be read as "Water". You must have a Water Stone in your backpack which will bring you to a hidden chamber. Inside the hidden chamber you will gain these items:
Item Sprite Item Name
Revival Herb SpriteMystic Water
MysteryBerry
StarpiecebagStar Piece
Stardust

At the back of the wall of the hidden chamber, you will read a note that contains to be out of Unown letters which says: "They possess great insight and refuse the outside world".

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Chamber 1 - First Puzzle
At the back of the first puzzle room you will read a word that is in the form of Unown. You must decipher the Unown letters which will be read as "Escape". Use the item Escape Rope which will bring you to a hidden chamber. Inside the hidden chamber you will gain these items:
Item Sprite Item Name
EnergyPowder SpriteEnergyPowder
Heal Powder SpriteHeal Powder
StarpiecebagStar Piece
Oran BerryOran Berry
Pecha Berry SpritePecha Berry

At the back of the wall of the hidden chamber, you will read a note that contains to be out of Unown letters which says: "Our clan engraved words in this place".

Chamber 2 - Second Puzzle
At the back of the second puzzle room you will read a word that is in the form of Unown. You must decipher the Unown letters which will be read as "Light". Use one of you Pokémon that can use the move Flash which will bring you to a hidden chamber. Inside the hidden chamber you will gain these items:
Item Sprite Item Name
Energy Root
Heal Powder SpriteHeal Powder
Bag Moon Stone SpriteMoon Stone
Sitrus BerrySitrus Berry

At the back of the wall of the hidden chamber, you will read a note that contains to be out of Unown letters which says: "Our clan created Pokemon statue outside".

Chamber 3 - Third Puzzle
At the back of the third puzzle room you will read a word that is in the form of Unown. You must decipher the Unown letters which will be read as "Ho-Oh". You must place Ho-Oh on the top of your party which will bring you to a hidden chamber. Inside the hidden chamber you will gain these items:
Item Sprite Item Name
CharcoalCharcoal
Leppa BerryLeppa Berry
LifeorbLife Orb
Revival Herb SpriteRevival Herb

At the back of the wall of the hidden chamber, you will read a note that contains to be out of Unown letters which says: "We humans need to walk with them. We leave here for the sake of them".

Chamber 4 - Fourth Puzzle
At the back of the third puzzle room you will read a word that is in the form of Unown. You must decipher the Unown letters which will be read as "Water". You must have a Water Stone in your backpack which will bring you to a hidden chamber. Inside the hidden chamber you will gain these items:
Item Sprite Item Name
Leppa BerryLeppa Berry
Mystic WaterMystic Water
StarpiecebagStar Piece
Stardust

At the back of the wall of the hidden chamber, you will read a note that contains to be out of Unown letters which says: "They possess power to sense with mind and reject outside".

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal Version
No. Sprite Pokémon Type Rate
#201201UnownType Psychic100%
#129129MagikarpType Water85%
#129129MagikarpType Water35%
#129129MagikarpType Water20%
#60060PoliwagType Water15%
#60060PoliwagType Water65%
#60060PoliwagType Water70%
#61061PoliwhirlType Water10%
#194194WooperType WaterType Ground60%
#195195QuagsireType WaterType Ground40%
#177177NatuType PsychicType Flying90%
#235235SmeargleType Normal90%
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
No. Sprite Pokémon Type Rate
#201201UnownType Psychic100%
#177177NatuType PsychicType Flying90%
#235235SmeargleType Normal90%
#129129MagikarpType Water95%
#129129MagikarpType Water60%
#129129MagikarpType Water7%
#60060PoliwagType Water5%
#60060PoliwagType Water40%
#60060PoliwagType Water93%
#194194WooperType WaterType Ground60%
#195195QuagsireType WaterType Ground40%
#74074GeodudeType RockType Ground40%
#293293WhismurType Normal20%
#264264LinooneType Normal20%
#399399BidoofType Normal20%
#418418BuizelType Water20%

Trainers

Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal
PsychicGSCspriteTrainer NamePsychic Nathan
Poké Dollar Pokedollar832
Pokémon LevelType
203 16 Type NormalType Psychic
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Psychic(M)HGSSspriteTrainer NamePsychic Nathan
Poké Dollar Pokedollar832
Pokémon LevelType
203 26 Type NormalType Psychic

Pokémon Radio

If you tune your PokéGear radio to the right station in the Ruins of Alph, you can hear a strange radio transmitter. It will be like a song or some sort of tune. If one hears the radio tune backwards, the player can see the radio transmission is quite eerie when played backwards.

Unown Report

Main article: Unown Report

In the Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version, the player will receive an Unown Report after solving one of the puzzles in the ruins of the Ruins of Alph. It takes only records of the Unknowns that the player captured which each of them contains each letter of Unown that has been has been set in a word. There are 28 kinds of Unown in the ruins which 26 of them looks like alphabets forms and two of them that are looking like question mark and exclamation points.

Trivia

  • "Alph" can be abbreviation for "Alphabet" due to the reason that the Ruins of Alph contains Unown which each Unown represents a letter from the alphabet.
  • In Crystal, the Unown behind the first panel form the word "ESCAPE"
    Unown

    "ESCAPE"

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki