Altar of the Moone
|An altar that is said to be closely associated with the Legendary Pokémon depicted in the local folklore.
|Vast Poni Canyon
Location of Altar of the Moone in Alola.
|Pokémon world locations
While ordinarily it is only accessible in Pokémon Moon and Pokémon Ultra Moon, it can be accessed in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Ultra Sun after becoming Champion by traveling through the Ultra Wormhole at the Altar of the Sunne.
An entrance can be seen on the other side of the Dragonium Z's pedestal from the trial in Vast Poni Canyon. It will lead the player to an immensely deep and vast canyon with an extremely long staircase with holes in some spots on the sides. At the top of it, there will be three staircases that get thinner and shorter progressively. At the top of the second, there will be paths leading in a circle on both sides. There are also two pedestals bearing the Moone symbol on both sides of the third staircase, which leads to a center area with a rhombus-like shape with a large, Moone symbol in the center. On the left and right of this are paths to stone "islands" with water surrounding them. These appear on each side of a crevice in the middle that is filled with water. The water surrounding the islands flows from a small stream that connects to two spires that lead to a giant circular door resting on a huge mass of rock, but it only opens in a certain part of the storyline. When it does, the altar shoots a laser-like beam toward the moon pattern, which is where Nebby, now a Cosmoem, would position itself to evolve into Lunala.
In Pokémon Moon, after becoming Champion, if the player has Solgaleo in the party at night or Lunala during the day, they can open the dimensional distortion into an Ultra Wormhole and travel to an alternate world. This world experiences day when the other world is in the night and vice versa, similar to Pokémon Sun. Unlike Pokémon Sun, however, this world's time is not offset by 12 hours from the other world's; rather, whenever the player enters this world, it is always the start of either the day or the night (6 AM or 6 PM), from which point time progresses normally so long as the player remains in the world. In this world, the Altar of the Moone is also replaced by the Altar of the Sunne, while the Lake of the Sunne is replaced by the Lake of the Moone. All other aspects (such as the Pokémon that can be found and the fashion items that can be bought) remain the same as in Pokémon Moon in this world. Traveling through the Ultra Wormhole deposits the player at the Altar of the Sunne, where the distortion remains open as an Ultra Wormhole (meaning the player can return at any time without needing Solgaleo or Lunala in their party).
In Pokémon Sun, the player can access the Altar of the Moone by creating an Ultra Wormhole at the Altar of the Sunne to travel there. At the Altar of the Moone, the distortion remains open as an Ultra Wormhole and the player can return to their own world at any time (without needing Solgaleo or Lunala in their party).
In Pokémon Ultra Moon, Necrozma's presence in the party will allow the player to travel to the Altar of the Sunne in the reverse world from the dimensional distortion, provided it is in its Dusk Mane form at night or its Dawn Wings form during the day.
|Poké Ball ×10
|From Lillie if the player has no Poké Balls in their Bag after defeating or running from Lunala (repeatable)
|Beast Ball ×3
|From Lusamine after defeating Necrozma at Megalo Tower
After the events that take place in Ultra Space, Lillie will request Nebby to be captured, and must be done to progress. If defeated or run from, it respawns immediately without leaving the area. If the player has no Poké Balls in their bag, Lillie will supply them with ten. Nebby is coded to never be Shiny.
Pokémon Ultra Moon
Necrozma has fused with Nebby and attacks the both the player and Lillie during the story. It cannot be caught. Regardless of the outcome of the battle, the plot will progress. It is coded to never be Shiny.
|Concept art from Sun and Moon
In the anime
Altar of the Moone appeared in The Eclipse. Selene and Lillie traveled there to save Nebby, while Lillie recalled the events of her journey. When Lillie played the Sun Flute alongside Selene's Moon Flute, the altar reacted to the music and allowed Nebby to evolve into Lunala. Lillie pleaded for Nebby to help save her mother, but before it could do so, an Ultra Wormhole appeared over the altar and dumped out Lusamine and Guzma, followed by Necrozma. Nebby battled against the Prism Pokémon, but ultimately wound up being absorbed by it. Selene then stepped forward, preparing to take on Dawn Wings Necrozma.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Altar of the Moone in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Altar of the Moone
|Enhanced Expansion Pack Sun & Moon
|GX Battle Boost
|Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Premium Trainer Box
In other languages
|Game locations of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon
|This article is part of Project Locations, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every location in the Pokémon world.