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The Oldale Ruins (Japanese: コトキ遺跡 Kotoki Ruins) are an anime-exclusive group of ruins near Oldale Town in Hoenn that appeared in A Ruin with a View.
These ruins are currently being studied by archaeologist Professor Alden who had read that there is a stone chamber within the ruins that legend states is a "bridge or portal between our world and the ancient Pokémon world". Because of its strange construction it crumbles whenever anyone attempts to forcibly enter it, however the stone tablet that Professor Alden possesses tells of four keys that can allow entrance into the stone chamber without it crumbling.
During A Ruin with a View, Team Magma Grunts supplied Professor Alden with the four keys and coerced him into opening the ruin chamber for them. However Team Magma were left disappointed by the first room, which appeared empty and its walls are decorated with glyphs of ancient people and Pokémon. Professor Alden accidentally uncovered a basement chamber and he followed the staircase downwards where he found an underground lake inhabited by several rare Relicanth.
Pokémon seen in the Oldale Ruins
- The stone table from which Professor Alden learns how to access the stone chamber is very similar to the stone tablet that gave information about the legend of Pokémopolis. Coincidentally that episode aired exactly four years previous.
- The sealed door that led to the underground lake is very similar to the door that leads to the King of Pokélantis' tomb, in an episode that would air almost four years later.
The recurring stone tablet
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