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Sky Pillar

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This article is about the location in Hoenn. For the location in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, see Sky Tower.

Sky Pillar そらのはしら
Sky Pillar
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Sky Pillar before E.png
Map description: This tower was created for the veneration of a Legendary Pokémon that lives far above in the heavens.
Location: Route 131
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III, VI
Hoenn Sky Pillar Map.png
Location of Sky Pillar in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

The Sky Pillar (Japanese: そらのはしら Sky Pillar) is a building in Hoenn. It is located on the northern edge of Route 131 in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon Emerald, and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Rayquaza appears at top of the Sky Pillar.

It includes the tower itself, as well as a cave with no wild encounters that is directly connected to Route 131. In the Generation III games, the land on top of the island the Sky Pillar is located on, which is traversed after exiting the cave but before entering the tower, is a part of the Sky Pillar; in the Generation VI games, this area is instead part of Route 131.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Sky Pillar does not appear on the Town Map until the player enters the cave.

Only those who are worthy, such as the Draconid people and the descendants of the original Sootopolitans, are permitted to enter the Sky Pillar.

Role

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the island on which Sky Pillar is located is blocked off by walls of rocks until the player enters the Hall of Fame. In Pokémon Emerald, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player can access the land in front of the Sky Pillar immediately, but cannot enter the cave in front of Sky Pillar until reaching a certain point in the storyline.

In Pokémon Emerald, during the conflict in Sootopolis City between Groudon and Kyogre, Wallace and the player travel to Sky Pillar, where Wallace unlocks the door, in order to allow the player to meet Rayquaza at the top. Due to being accessed earlier, the wild Pokémon are at lower levels, and during this visit only, less of the floor is cracked such that the player does not need a Mach Bike to reach the top floor.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the entrance is blocked off by a Furisode Girl until Wallace removes the seal during the Delta Episode. He will not do so until the player asks for his help while he is admiring the great tree in Sootopolis City in front of the Cave of Origin.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, if the player did not catch Deoxys at the edge of space during the Delta Episode, after entering the Hall of Fame Deoxys can be encountered at the summit of the Sky Pillar, along with its triangular shard.

Delta Episode

During the Delta Episode, after the player asks for Wallace's help while he is admiring the great tree in Sootopolis City in front of the Cave of Origin, he will open the seal to the Sky Pillar on Route 131. However, he does not allow the player to enter until the player defeats him again.

While climbing the tower, Zinnia will tell the player the player about the history of the Draconid people. At the summit, she summons Rayquaza by using the Key Stones she gathered. She then tries to have it Mega Evolve using her Mega Anklet, but Rayquaza is unable. Rayquaza tells Zinnia that it is not a lack of the human energy from Key Stones that is preventing it from Mega Evolving, but its own lack of energy. The Meteorite in the player's Bag then begins to glow, alerting Zinnia to its presence, who explains that it has the same kind of energy as Mega Stones. Rayquaza then eats the Meteorite from the player's Bag.

With Rayquaza having regained its power, the player must capture Rayquaza to take control of it and save the world; if the player runs away, defeats Rayquaza or is defeated, Rayquaza will remain and be ready for battle again fully healed (its Nature and IVs reset each time). If the player has no Poké Balls, Zinnia will give the player an Ultra Ball.

After the player successfully captures Rayquaza, they must place it in their party; if they have six Pokémon, they must send one to the PC. Then, Zinnia restores the player's Pokémon to full health and teaches Rayquaza Dragon Ascent, replacing Fly. She then challenges the player to a battle to prove their worthiness.

Regardless of the outcome of the battle with Zinnia, the player then puts on the Magma SuitOR/Aqua SuitAS and rides Mega Rayquaza to the edge of space. Mega Rayquaza flies right through the asteoroid, shattering it completely. However, one triangular piece remains, from behind which emerges Deoxys, which then charges at the player and Rayquaza in rage. After the battle with Deoxys, the player returns to the planet, having thwarted the danger imposed by the asteroid.

Geography

In Generation III (except the player's first visit in Emerald), players must have the Mach Bike in order to navigate through it fully, as there are cracked tiles on 2F and 4F. On every other floor, there are wild Pokémon, such that only floors without cracked tiles contain wild Pokémon.

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, while there are many holes in the floor and cracks in the floor tiles, the player cannot fall down; the player does not need the Mach Bike, and in fact cannot cycle at all inside the tower. The tower contains a series of ladders which must be climbed to reach the summit. An extremely tall mural painted by the Draconid people that stretches the height of the tower tells the tale of Rayquaza halting the fight between Primal Groudon and Kyogre and the first Mega Evolution. The Draconid people call the top of the tower the Dragonhark altar.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Dragon Scale Sprite.png Dragon Scale 2F, at the northern tip of the triangle, accessed from the northern ladder from 1F  OR  AS 
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM64 (Explosion) 3F, near the western tip of the triangle, accessed by going down the western ladders from 5F and 4F  OR  AS 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore 4F, on the northern side of the central hole  OR  AS 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Top floor, from Zinnia if the player has no Poké Balls in their Bag  OR  AS 

Pokémon

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
1F
042 Golbat
R S E
1F 1F
48, 50 30%
042 Golbat
R S E
1F 1F
34-35 30%
302 Sableye
R S E
1F 1F
48, 50 30%
302 Sableye
R S E
1F 1F
33-34 30%
303 Mawile
R S E
1F 1F
48, 50 30%
344 Claydol
R S E
1F 1F
47-50 25%
344 Claydol
R S E
1F 1F
36-38 25%
354 Banette
R S E
1F 1F
48, 50 15%
354 Banette
R S E
1F 1F
37-38 15%
356 Dusclops
R S E
1F 1F
48, 50 15%
3F
042 Golbat
R S E
3F 3F
51, 53 30%
042 Golbat
R S E
3F 3F
34-35 30%
302 Sableye
R S E
3F 3F
51, 53 30%
302 Sableye
R S E
3F 3F
33-34 30%
303 Mawile
R S E
3F 3F
51, 53 30%
344 Claydol
R S E
3F 3F
50-53 25%
344 Claydol
R S E
3F 3F
36-38 25%
354 Banette
R S E
3F 3F
51, 53 15%
354 Banette
R S E
3F 3F
37-38 15%
356 Dusclops
R S E
3F 3F
51, 53 15%
5F
042 Golbat
R S E
5F 5F
54, 56 30%
042 Golbat
R S E
5F 5F
34-35 30%
302 Sableye
R S E
5F 5F
54, 56 30%
302 Sableye
R S E
5F 5F
33-34 30%
303 Mawile
R S E
5F 5F
54, 56 30%
334 Altaria
R S E
5F 5F
54, 57, 60 6%
334 Altaria
R S E
5F 5F
38-39 6%
344 Claydol
R S E
5F 5F
54-56 19%
344 Claydol
R S E
5F 5F
36-38 19%
354 Banette
R S E
5F 5F
54, 56 15%
354 Banette
R S E
5F 5F
37-38 15%
356 Dusclops
R S E
5F 5F
54, 56 15%
Special Pokémon
384 Rayquaza
R S E
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.

Generation VI

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
1F-5F
042 Golbat
OR AS
1F-5F 1F-5F
44-46 30%
168 Ariados
OR AS
1F-5F 1F-5F
44-46 30%
302 Sableye
OR AS
1F-5F 1F-5F
44-46 10%
303 Mawile
OR AS
1F-5F 1F-5F
44-46 10%
344 Claydol
OR AS
1F-5F 1F-5F
44-46 30%
Horde Encounter
042 Golbat
OR AS
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
23 60%
168 Ariados
OR AS
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
23 35%
333 Swablu
OR AS
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
23 5%
Special Pokémon
384 Rayquaza
OR AS
Premier Ball Only one
70 One
386 Deoxys
Normal Forme
OR AS
Premier Ball Only one
80 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.

Edge of space

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
386 Deoxys
Normal Forme
OR AS
Premier Ball Only one
80 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



Layout

Version Outside Entrance 1F 2F 3F 4F 5F Top
Ruby Sky Pillar RS.png Sky Pillar entrance RS.png Sky Pillar 1F RS.png Sky Pillar 2F RS.png Sky Pillar 3F RS.png Sky Pillar 4F RS.png Sky Pillar 5F RS.png Sky Pillar 6F RS.png
Sapphire
Emerald Before Rayquaza's awakening
Sky Pillar before E.png Sky Pillar entrance E.png Sky Pillar 1F before E.png Sky Pillar 2F before E.png Sky Pillar 3F before E.png Sky Pillar 4F before E.png Sky Pillar 5F before E.png Sky Pillar 6F before E.png
After Rayquaza's awakening
Sky Pillar after E.png Sky Pillar 1F after E.png Sky Pillar 2F after E.png Sky Pillar 3F after E.png Sky Pillar 4F after E.png Sky Pillar 5F after E.png Sky Pillar 6F after E.png
 

In the manga

Sky Pillar in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Norman and Wally trek up the pillar together. The pillar is a maze which requires both an adult and a child to go through (a child to go through the small tunnels and an adult to pull the heavy chains to open doors in those tunnels). While trekking through the tunnels, Wally realizes that Norman in fact wanted to climb up the pillar with his son, Ruby.

The Sky Pillar has 50 floors with a wild Dusclops on the 49th floor. Wally defeated the Dusclops with his newly-evolved Grovyle.

Years later, Ruby went to the Sky Pillar by soaring with Mega Latios. He met Zinnia there after he had defeated a wild Claydol.

Trivia

  • In Generation III, stopping the bicycle on a certain section of cracked floor tiles on the second floor, it is possible to fall on top of a rock. However, it is possible to walk off the rock so there is no risk of being stuck there.
  • In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Sky Pillar theme is a remix of the song that plays in Emerald when Rayquaza arrives to stop Groudon and Kyorge's fight in Sootopolis City.
  • In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, even if Deoxys is caught during the Delta Episode, its met location will still be listed as Sky Pillar.
  • In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Memory Girl in Lilycove City will refer Rayquaza and Deoxys's met location as "the inside of a tall building," despite the fact that these Pokémon aren't encountered inside the tower.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Pilier Céleste
Germany Flag.png German Himmelturm
Italy Flag.png Italian Torre dei Cieli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하늘기둥 Haneul Gidung
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Pilar Celeste



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