Sinjoh Ruins

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Shinto Ruins シントいせき
Shinto Ruins
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Location: North of Johto
Region: Johto
Generations: IV
File:Johto Shinto Ruins Map.png
Location of Shinto Ruins in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Shinto Ruins (Japanese: シントいせき Shinto Ruins) are a location in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. It is not a part of any known region, but its entry is found in Johto.

Artwork of Arceus creating a Palkia in the Shinto Ruins

The entrance to the Shinto Ruins is at the Ruins of Alph. Bringing an Arceus from a Nintendo event here will unlock the new area, but this will only occur if the Arceus is currently the player's partner Pokémon and was traded from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Cynthia will be found waiting for the player, and will tell them that Arceus has the ability to create newborn Pokémon. She will escort the player into the ruins and show them an area called the Triad Stage (Japanese: みつぶたい) that is linked to Arceus's power of creation. The player will get a choice to obtain only one of either Dialga, Palkia, or Giratina at level 1, equipped with their respective orbs. Arceus must be the only Pokémon in the player's party for this to occur, and a PC is inside the cabin near the ruins for the player to use.


Cynthia and Arceus in the Shinto Ruins
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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate

Special Pokémon

483 Dialga HG SS Event 1 Only one

484 Palkia HG SS Event 1 Only one

487O Giratina
Origin Forme
HG SS Event 1 Only 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.


  • The background music in this area is an arrangement of themes used in and on Mt. Coronet, indicating a possible connection.
  • The name may be a portmanteau of Shin'ō and Jōto, as it is a place where the architecture and legends of both regions meet.
  • The Shinto Ruins are outside the range of the map, and therefore technically are not part of the Ruins of Alph, or the regions of Johto and Kanto. It is unknown where exactly they are in relation to Sinnoh and Mt. Coronet.
  • The creation event that takes place here includes real-life pictures in the game. This is the first time this has happened in any Pokémon canon.

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