Altar of the Moone

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Altar of the Moone 月輪の祭壇
Altar of the Full Moon
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Altar of the Moone SMUSUM.png
Map description: An altar that is said to be closely associated with the Legendary Pokémon depicted in the local folklore.
Location: Vast Poni Canyon
Region: Alola
Generations: VII
Alola Altar of the Moone Map.png
Location of Altar of the Moone in Alola.
Pokémon world locations

Altar of the Moone (Japanese: 月輪の祭壇 Altar of the Full Moon) is a location on Poni Island in Alola, located at the far end of Vast Poni Canyon.

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.

During the story of Pokémon Moon, the player travels to Ultra Space from the Altar of the Moone using Lunala's power.


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.

Ultra Wormhole

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.


Item Location Games
Poké Ball Poké Ball ×10 From Lillie if the player has no Poké Balls in their Bag after defeating or running from Lunala (repeatable)  M 
Beast Ball Beast Ball ×3 From Lusamine after defeating Necrozma at Megalo Tower  UM 

Special encounters

Pokémon Moon

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.

Psychic Ghost
Shadow Shield
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Lunala Lv.55
Moongeist Beam
Ghost Special
Cosmic Power
Psychic Status
Night Daze
Dark Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special

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.

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Psychic Ghost
Prism Armor
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Necrozma Lv.50
Moongeist Beam
Ghost Special
Fairy Status
Psychic Special
Power Gem
Rock Special



Altar of the Sunne and Moon SM Concept Art.jpg Altar of the Sunne and Moon SM Concept Art 2.jpg Altar of the Sunne and Moon SM Concept Art 3.jpg
Concept art from Sun and Moon

In the anime

Altar of the Moone in Pokémon Evolutions

Pokémon Evolutions

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.

Related cards
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.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Altar of the Moone St Guardians Rising Uncommon 117/145 Enhanced Expansion Pack Sun & Moon   050/051
      GX Battle Boost   111/114
      Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Premium Trainer Box   010/020

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 月輪祭壇 Yuhtlèuhn Jaitàahn
Mandarin 月輪祭壇 / 月轮祭坛 Yuèlún Jìtán
France Flag.png French Autel de la Lune
Germany Flag.png German Mondscheiben-Podium
Italy Flag.png Italian Altare Lunare
South Korea Flag.png Korean 월륜의 제단 Wollyun-ui Jedan
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Altar Lunar
Russia Flag.png Russian Алтарь Луны Altar' Luny
Spain Flag.png Spanish Altar de la Luna

See also

Melemele Trial Completion.png Akala Trial Completion.png Ula'ula Trial Completion.png Poni Trial Completion.png
Melemele IslandAkala IslandUla'ula IslandPoni IslandAether Paradise
Iki TownHau'oli CityHeahea CityPaniola TownKonikoni CityMalie CityTapu VillagePo Town
Seafolk VillagePokémon League
Mahalo TrailTrainers' SchoolHau'oli CemeteryBerry fieldsVerdant CavernMelemele MeadowSeaward CaveKala'e Bay
Ten Carat HillPaniola RanchBrooklet HillMelemele SeaDiglett's TunnelRoyal AvenueBattle Royal DomeWela Volcano Park
Lush JungleMemorial HillAkala OutskirtsRuins of LifeHano Grand ResortHano BeachMalie GardenMount Hokulani
Hokulani ObservatoryBlush MountainUla'ula BeachAether HouseThrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)Haina Desert
Ruins of AbundanceUla'ula MeadowLake of the MooneLake of the SunneShady HousePoni WildsAncient Poni Path
Poni Breaker CoastRuins of HopeExeggutor IslandVast Poni CanyonAltar of the SunneAltar of the MooneMount Lanakila
Ruins of ConflictPoni GrovePoni PlainsPoni MeadowResolution CavePoni CoastPoni GauntletBattle Tree
Festival PlazaPoké PelagoBig Wave BeachSandy CaveHeahea BeachPikachu ValleyDividing Peak Tunnel
Kantonian GymPoni BeachPlains GrottoTeam Rocket's Castle
Ultra Space
Ultra Deep SeaUltra MegalopolisMegalo TowerUltra JungleUltra DesertUltra PlantUltra ForestUltra CraterUltra Ruin
Ultra Space Wilds

Game locations of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver Cave
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandSea MauvilleScorched Slab
Pathless PlainNameless CavernFabled CaveGnarled Den
Trackless ForestCrescent IsleSkyRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint Temple
Stark MountainNewmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Ramanas ParkFloaroma TownRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainCoastal BiomeRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus Cave
Unknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Alola Route 16Altar of the SunneAltar of the MooneMount LanakilaMahalo Trail
Ruins of ConflictRuins of LifeRuins of AbundanceRuins of Hope
Aether ParadiseAncient Poni PathLake of the SunneLake of the Moone
Ten Carat HillResolution Cave
Galar Tower summitBattle TowerMaster DojoCrown ShrineMax Lair
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSplit-Decision RuinsGiant's Bed
Frigid SeaLakeside CaveBallimere LakeFreezingtonRoaming Pokémon
Hisui Seaside HollowTemple of SinnohAcuity CavernValor CavernVerity Cavern
Lava Dome SanctumMoonview ArenaSnowpoint TempleTurnback CaveBonechill Wastes
Cobalt CoastlandsRamanas IslandScarlet BogCoronet HighlandsFloaro Gardens
Paldea Grasswither ShrineIcerend ShrineGroundblight ShrineFirescourge Shrine
Poco PathArea ZeroArea Zero UnderdepthsGlaseado Mountain
South Province (Area One)Asado DesertWest Province (Area One)East Province (Area Three)
Casseroya LakeNorth Paldean SeaSouth Province (Area Four)North Province (Area Two)
Alfornada CavernGreat Crater of PaldeaTagtree ThicketEast Province (Area One)
South Province (Area Five)Dalizapa PassagePokémon LeagueSocarrat Trail
Kitakami Paradise BarrensWistful FieldsOni MountainDreaded DenLoyalty Plaza
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh RuinsUltra Space Wilds

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