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Relic Castle

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Relic Castle 古代の城
Ancient Castle
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Relic Castle BW.png
Map description: Ancient ruins with a glorious history, buried in the sand as time went by.
Location: Desert Resort
Region: Unova
Generations: V
Unova Relic Castle Map.png
Location of Relic Castle in Unova.
Pokémon world locations

Relic Castle (Japanese: 古代の城 Ancient Castle) is a large castle and the ruins of an ancient city that is over 2,500 years old, located in the middle of Desert Resort. It is comprised of several floors and a maze. A Volcarona appears at the end of the maze, and can be caught after the player has defeated Ghetsis and Team Plasma at N's Castle in Black and White, or after obtaining the Quake Badge, via entrance from the Relic Passage, in Black 2 and White 2.

History

The Relic Castle is the ruins of a city built by one of the twin heroes and his corresponding dragon and are said to have been the heart of a civilization for people and Pokémon in the Unova region. The civilization dates back to at least 2,500 years ago, at which point it was at its peak.

Geography

The Relic Castle, although accessible early in the game, cannot be fully explored until after entering the Hall of Fame. Five floors deep, only the first and second floors can initially be entered: a Worker explains that the lower floors are covered in sand and are impassable until he has cleaned up a bit.

The first floor is hazardous, with two patches of quicksand which may suck passersby into the second chamber. A nearby scientist explains that if players walk over the middle of the quicksand, or run anywhere near it, they will fall through the floor. However, walking slowly anywhere besides the middle of the quicksand is safe. Behind the furthest patch of quicksand is a Backpacker who has found two rare Fossils. To relieve her load, she offers the player one of her Fossils, and notes that one of Lenora's colleagues knows how to revive the Fossil into an extinct Pokémon.

During Team Plasma's hunt for the Light and Dark Stones, Team Plasma Grunts can be found. Alder and Ghetsis are there as well.

After completing the game, a new entrance will open up on the bottom floor of the maze. The player will enter a complex maze and chase a Team Plasma Grunt, who must be fought to continue through the maze. After defeating the Grunt, he will explain that he was lookout for a sage who was experimenting. The player can find one of the Seven Sages, Ryoku, towards the southern part of the maze. He explains that he wants the Pokémon that lives in Relic Castle to impress Ghetsis. After he is taken away by Looker, the player can continue to the shrine of Volcarona and battle it. After continuing west through the maze, the player can travel up some stairs to the other exit of Relic Castle, where TM26 (Earthquake) is found.

In Black 2 and White 2, much of the Relic Castle has become filled with sand and is inaccessible, leaving only the first two floors (which are still accessible via the Desert Resort), and a portion of the lowest floor—including Volcarona's room—which is accessible via the Relic Passage.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Cover Fossil Sprite.png Cover Fossil 1F, from the Backpacker if the first option is chosen  B  W 
Bag Plume Fossil Sprite.png Plume Fossil 1F, from the Backpacker if the second option is chosen  B  W 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive B1F  B  W 
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir B1F, in the left sand pile (hidden)  B  W 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion B2F  B  W 
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 (Shadow Ball) B2F  B  W 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive B3F  B  W 
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion B4F, in the southeast sand pile (hidden)  B  W 
Bag Sun Stone Sprite.png Sun Stone B4F  B  W 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up B3F  B  W 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 (Calm Mind) In the maze, from Ryoku  B  W 
Bag PP Max Sprite.png PP Max B3F, in the northwest tower, south of the stairs (hidden)  B  W 
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 (Earthquake) 1F, in the room that leads to the exit to the northwest of the desert, near the stairs  B  W 
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 (Rock Tomb) B1F, near Psychic Dua  B2  W2 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale B1F, in the left sand pile, west of Psychic Low (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Sun Stone Sprite.png Sun Stone Room south of Volcarona's room (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Easternmost room, floor accessible from Relic Passage  B2  W2 

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
1F-B1F
551 Sandile
B W
no 1F-B1F
19-22 50%
562 Yamask
B W
no 1F-B1F
19-22 50%
B2F-B6F
552 Krokorok
B W
no B2F-B6F
34-37 50%
563 Cofagrigus
B W
no B2F-B6F
34-37 50%
B7F
028 Sandslash
B W
no B7F
47-50 30%
095 Onix
B W
no B7F
48-50 15%
552 Krokorok
B W
no B7F
47-50 35%
563 Cofagrigus
B W
no B7F
48-50 20%
Volcarona's room
344 Claydol
B W
no Volcarona's room
47-50 100%
Special Pokémon
637 Volcarona
B W
Premier Ball Only one
70 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
1F
027 Sandshrew
B2 W2
1F 1F
19-20 20%
551 Sandile
B2 W2
1F 1F
18-21 40%
562 Yamask
B2 W2
1F 1F
18-21 40%
B1F
027 Sandshrew
B2 W2
B1F B1F
20 20%
551 Sandile
B2 W2
B1F B1F
18-20 40%
562 Yamask
B2 W2
B1F B1F
18-21 40%
Relic Passage floor
028 Sandslash
B2 W2
Relic Passage floor Relic Passage floor
28-29 20%
551 Sandile
B2 W2
Relic Passage floor Relic Passage floor
27-28 30%
552 Krokorok
B2 W2
Relic Passage floor Relic Passage floor
29-30 10%
562 Yamask
B2 W2
Relic Passage floor Relic Passage floor
27-30 40%
Volcarona's room
343 Baltoy
B2 W2
Volcarona's room Volcarona's room
27-30 100%
Special Pokémon
637 Volcarona
B2 W2
Premier Ball Only one
35 / 65 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Trainers

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
1F
Psychic Perry
Psychic Perry
サイト Saito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
561 Sigilyph Lv.24
No item
Psychic Dua
Psychic Dua
イノリ Inori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png736
527 Woobat Lv.23
No item
517 Munna Lv.23
No item
B1F
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1360
505 Watchog Lv.34
No item
552 Krokorok Lv.34
No item
552 Krokorok Lv.34
No item
B2F
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
559 Scraggy Lv.35
No item
505 Watchog Lv.35
No item
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
569 Garbodor Lv.36
No item
B3F
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
552 Krokorok Lv.36
No item
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1360
510 Liepard Lv.34
No item
568 Trubbish Lv.34
No item
568 Trubbish Lv.34
No item
B4F
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
505 Watchog Lv.35
No item
559 Scraggy Lv.35
No item
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
568 Trubbish Lv.35
No item
510 Liepard Lv.35
No item
Maze (post-game)
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2560
553 Krookodile Lv.64
No item

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Pokémon
1F
Psychic Perry
Psychic Perry
サイト Saito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png736
561 Sigilyph Lv.23
No item
B1F
Psychic Dua
Psychic Dua
イノリ Inori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png736
574 Gothita Lv.23
No item
Psychic Low
Psychic Low
ロウ
Reward: PokémonDollar.png736
577 Solosis Lv.23
No item

In the anime

Relic Castle in the anime

The Relic Castle was set to play a major role in the original BW023 and BW024 as the location where Team Rocket discovers the Meteonite, but the episodes have since been postponed indefinitely, and retconned out of canon when Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! aired.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 古代城堡 Gǔ​dài​ Chéng​bǎo​
France Flag.png European French Château Enfoui
Germany Flag.png German Alter Palast
Italy Flag.png Italian Castello Sepolto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고대의 성 Godae-yi Seong
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Castillo Ancestral



Unova
Trio Badge.png Basic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Freeze Badge.png Legend Badge.png
Basic Badge.png Toxic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Legend Badge.png Wave Badge.png
Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
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Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
Nature Preserve

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