Ancient Tomb

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Ancient Tomb 古代塚
Ancient Tomb
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Route 120
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III, VI
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Location of Ancient Tomb in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

The Ancient Tomb (Japanese: 古代塚 Ancient Tomb) is a location in Hoenn on Route 120. Registeel resides in the innermost chamber.


On Route 120, to the southwest, is a flight of stairs that lead up to the Ancient Tomb. The Ancient Tomb is a large rock with a small opening that leads into the inside of tomb, along with Registeel. There are six stone pillars surrounding the tomb, three on each side.


To get to Registeel, the Sealed Chamber's puzzle must be completed. Afterward, the ruins can be accessed.

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the player must use Fly in the middle of the room to open the door inside. The Braille reads: "With new time, hope and love, aim to the sky in the middle."

In Pokémon Emerald, the player must use Flash in the middle of the room. The Braille reads: "Those who inherit our will, shine in the middle."

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player must use Fly in the middle of the room. The Braille reads: "Stand center. Aim to the sky with love and hope and time."

Special encounters

Generation III

A Registeel appears in the back of the cave after solving the Braille puzzle. If run from, it respawns upon leaving the area.

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Steel Unknown
Clear Body
Held item:
Registeel Lv.40
Metal Claw

Generation VI

Registeel at the Ancient Tomb

A Registeel appears in the back of the cave after solving the Braille puzzle. If defeated or run from, it respawns after entering the Hall of Fame.

Steel Unknown
Clear Body
Held item:
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Registeel Lv.40
Ghost Status
Ancient Power
Rock Special
Iron Defense
Steel Status
Psychic Status


Game Exterior Interior
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Omega Ruby Ancient Tomb ORAS.png Ancient Tomb interior ORAS.png
Alpha Sapphire

In the manga

Ancient Tomb in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XIII, Drake was stationed at the Ancient Tomb as a part of Steven's plan to unseal the legendary giants. Despite Drake's best efforts to open it, the seal wasn't undone until A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel II, where Steven figured out the key to unlocking it.

In the TCG

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This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Ancient Tomb 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 green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Ancient Tomb T [St] EX Hidden Legends Uncommon 87/101 Undone Seal Uncommon 079/083

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 古代墳墓 Gúdoih Fàhnmouh
Mandarin 古代墳墓 / 古代坟墓 Gǔdài Fénmù
France Flag.png French Tombeau Antique
Germany Flag.png German Grabmal
Italy Flag.png Italian Tomba Antica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고대의 무덤 Godae-yi Mudeom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tumba Antigua

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