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Aredia Ruins, also known as the Ruined Castle, is the old ruins of the king's castle and is located deep in Old Aredia. Although most of the artifacts are lost, the King's Jewels are kept by Prince Ryan for safekeeping. However, Team Eclipse also has an unknown interest in these jewels, which leads the player to a fight between them. After clearing Aredia Gym, the player can solve a series of puzzles in the castle to find the rumoured Pokémon.

Notable Events

Note: The events from "The King's Puzzle" onwards happen after acquiring Crater Badge and King's Red Jewel from Prince Ryan.

Help Ryan Expel Eclipse Grunts

When the player first arrives in Aredia City, the Palace is closed and the player cannot challenge Aredia Gym. The Guards instruct the player to find Prince Ryan here. Upon entering, a cutscene immediately starts, and Ryan is shown confronting 4 Eclipse Grunts, who robbed the King's Red Jewel. The player arrives to assist Ryan, and he instructs the player to take out two Eclipse Grunts on the right. Once the Grunts are defeated, they drop the King's Red Jewel and retreat outside. Afterwards, Ryan awards the player with HM6 Rock Smash, which, however, requires Crater Badge to be used outside of battle. He then returns to Aredia Palace, allowing the player to challenge him for a Gym Battle.

The King's Puzzle

Deep in the ruins, there is a basement leading to 3 blocked inner chambers, denoted by Red, Green and Purple Jewels respectively. To gain access, install the King's Red Jewel on the King's Statue back at the entrance. Once the Jewel is placed, the Red Jewel Chamber is unlocked, revealing a room with deep sand and many cracked rocks. Smash those rocks until a hole is revealed, which drains the sand, unveiling the King's Green Jewel. Step on it to pick it up.

Puzzle Instruction

To solve the puzzle in Green Jewel Chamber, players have to click on the blocks. They change height and colour according to this order.

Return to the statue and install the King's Green Jewel to open the Green Jewel Chamber. A puzzle is randomly generated and has to be solved inside. Click on the blocks to change their height and colour. Adjacent blocks of the same colour will immediately sink to the ground. In case the player messes up, he or she can click the grey button on the wall to reset the puzzle and start over. Once all of the blocks have sunk, the King's Purple Jewel automatically reveals itself.

VS Ancient King

Place the King's Purple Jewel on King's Statue. The Purple Jewel Chamber is unlocked, but the path inside is broken. Immediately after entering, turn left and walk on the fallen pillar. Smash the rock and pick up a torch at the corner, then burn a rope in the middle of this chamber. A large broken pillar will then fall in front of the player, forming a path to bypass the wide gap.

The player can now reach the coffin, but before opening, it is recommended that the player save and make sure that he or she has a team of fully-healed Pokémon capable of taking out some Poison-type and Ghost-type Pokémon, because once he or she opens the coffin, picks up the King's Blue Jewel and tries to leave... the Ancient King will suddenly wake up and challenge the player!

Full Pedestal

The King's Statue with the pedestal filled with all 4 King's Jewels.

Once the Ancient King is defeated, he says: "You have proven yourself worthy of entering the Pokémon's chamber. Please, do what I can no longer do. Free the Pokémon. I kept it locked away, thinking it would always be with me. I was wrong and it has been trapped for several millennia. Do this, and my soul can finally rest."

Catching Victini

Players are recommended to retreat for Aredia City and heal their Pokémon before proceeding. Purchase a lot of Dusk Balls in Poké Ball Emporium, Anthian City - Shopping District if necessary. On the way towards deeper chambers, players may have noticed that there is another blocked door, located early on in the rear chamber. Return to the King's Statue and place the King's Blue Jewel will unlock that door towards the Pokémon Chamber, as the Ancient King had mentioned.

There is a generous amount of gold coins and riches left as decoration inside, with 2 Nuggets and 2 Big Nuggets for players to pick up. Proceed to the yellow pedestal. Players only have one chance to catch it, so save beforehand and turn off the Auto Save function. Once the pedestal is clicked, Victini will be awakened and battle the player.

Pokémon

Wild Pokémon

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results, unless supported by official encounter rates, which are listed in red under the rarity level if known. If there are any Pokémon with low catch rates, the possibility to flee or requirement of gaining happiness to evolve, recommended Poké Balls for that Pokémon will be shown with the corresponding bag sprite under the Pokémon's name.

Pokémon Type Image Rarity Items EV Yield
Walking Building Lv. 28-32
BaltoyGround
Psychic
Baltoy XY
CommonLight Clay1 Sp. Def
ElgyemPsychic
Elgyem XY
CommonNone1 Sp. Atk
NatuPsychic
Flying
Natu XY
UncommonNone1 Sp. Atk
Sigilyph
Dusk Ball
Psychic
Flying
Sigilyph XY
UncommonNone2 Sp. Atk
EkansPoison
Ekans XY
RareNone1 Atk
DarumakaFire
Darumaka XY
RareNone1 Atk
Zorua
Dusk Ball
Dark
Zorua XY
Very Rare
1/65 (Appr. 1.54%)
None1 Sp. Atk
Cracked Rocks HM Fighting Rock Smash Lv. 15-20
Requires Crater Badge Crater Badge and HM Fighting HM6 Rock Smash
DwebbleBug
Rock
Dwebble XY
UncommonHard Stone1 Def
ShuckleBug
Rock
Shuckle XY
Rare
Berry Juice
1 Def
1 Sp. Def
Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon above have been updated to follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Wild Pokémon.

Roaming Pokémon are not listed in the table above. They are fixed at Lv. 40 and have a 0.1% chance of appearing anywhere in Roria with wild encounter methods specified here.

Special

Warning: Players can only battle the following Pokémon once! Save beforehand and turn off Autosave.

Pokémon Type Level Image Rarity EV Yield Item
Mythical Pokémon
Requires defeating the Ancient King and installing all of the King's Jewels
Recommended Poké Balls: Quick Ball 1 Quick Ball + Dusk Ball Dusk Balls
VictiniPsychic
Fire
Lv. 35
Victini XY
One Only3 HP
None
If attempts of catching the above Pokémon failed, immediately leave the game and rejoin without saving, in order to secure a second chance.

Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon above have been updated to follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Set Encounter Pokémon.

Trainers

King's Statue

Note: Players will have to immediately fight the following trainers after a cutscene when they first enter this place.

Trainer Pokémon Type Level Image EXP EV Yield Reward
Following trainers must be fought back-to-back!
Eclipse Grunt Anais
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
ArbokPoisonLv. 53
Arbok XY
17372 Atk
$2160
SkuntankPoison
Dark
Lv. 54
Skuntank XY
19082 HP
ShiftryGrass
Dark
Lv. 54
Shiftry-M XY
24993 Atk
Eclipse Grunt Larry
Poké BallPoké Ball
Raichu
Kanto Form
ElectricLv. 53
Raichu-M-Kanto XY
24303 Speed $2120
TrevenantGhost
Grass
Lv. 54
Trevenant XY
18852 Atk
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates.

Purple Jewel Chamber

Note: Once the player picks up King's Blue Jewel and tries to leave, he or she will immediately be ambushed!

Trainer Pokémon Type Level Image EXP EV Yield Reward
Requires the King's Red, Green and Purple Jewels installed
The Ancient King
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Nidoking Poison
Ground
Lv. 55
Nidoking XY
2628 3 Atk $1760
Gengar Ghost
Poison
Lv. 55
Gengar XY
2661 3 Sp. Atk
Cofagrigus Ghost Lv. 55
Cofagrigus XY
1991 2 Def
Aegislash Steel
Ghost
Lv. 55
Aegislash-Shield XY

Shield Form


Aegislash-Blade XY

Blade Form

2757 Shield Form:
2 Def
1 Sp. Def


Blade Form:
2 Atk
1 Sp. Atk

There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates.

Items

State Item Section Obtaining Location
HM Fighting
HM6 Fighting
Rock Smash
King's StatueGiven by Prince Ryan after beating the Eclipse Grunts.
Requires Crater Badge Crater Badge and HM Fighting HM6 Rock Smash
King's Green Jewel
King's Green JewelRed Jewel ChamberSmash rocks until the sand is drained.
King's Purple Jewel
King's Purple JewelGreen Jewel ChamberSolve the puzzle until all blocks are sunken.
King's Blue Jewel
King's Blue JewelPurple Jewel ChamberBurn the rope, bypass the gap and open the coffin.
Warning: Player must defeat the Ancient King after acquiring this item!
Item Ball
Nugget
Nuggets ×2Pokémon ChamberOn the left side of the passage.
Item Ball
Big Nugget
Big Nuggets ×2Pokémon ChamberOn the right side of the passage, with one of them slightly obscured by the coins.
There was no change to the above items between any of the updates.

Trivia

  • There is a NPC inside who keeps saying that he hates Ekans, referring to Indiana Jones' hatred of snakes.
  • The story of Victini being trapped in Aredia Ruins is similar to the one in Pokémon the Movie: White — Victini and Zekrom / Black — Victini and Reshiram.
    • On top of that, the Victini battle theme is a remix of Kalos Legendary Pokémon battle theme from the core series game Pokémon X and Y.
Roria
Roria
Towns Mitis TownCheshma TownLagoona Lake (Trenches) • Port Decca
Cities Silvent CityBrimber CityRosecove City (Beach) • Anthian City (Housing Dist.Shopping Dist.Battle Dist.ParkSewer) • Aredia City (Old ArediaAredia Ruins) • Fluoruma CityFrostveil City (Catacombs)
Routes 12345678910111213141516
Caves &
Mountains
Glistening GrottoSteam ChamberMt. Igneus (Igneus Depths) • Path of TruthSilver CoveMt. Cragonos (MinesCliffsPeakSanctuarySpringChamber of the Jewel) • Desert CatacombsNature's DenCalcite ChamberMartensite ChamberDendrite ChamberTitans' ThrongFreezing Fissure
Islands Lost Islands (Deep Jungle) • Voltridia Island (Cavern) • Frigidia Island (Cavern) • Obsidia Island (Cavern)
Other
Locations
Gale ForestOld GraveyardSecret GroveGrove of DreamsFortulose ManorCosmeos Valley (Observatory) • Tinbell Tower (Construction Site) • Secret LabShadow Void