Ruins of Conflict

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Ruins of Conflict 遺跡
Ruins of Conflict
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Ruins of Conflict SMUSUM.png
Map description: The ruins that enshrine Tapu Koko, one of the land spirits. It is said that life is tested here.
Location: Melemele Island
Region: Alola
Generations: VII
Alola Ruins of Conflict Map.png
Location of Ruins of Conflict in Alola.
Pokémon world locations

The Ruins of Conflict (Japanese: 遺跡 Ruins of Conflict) are a location on Melemele Island in Alola, located north of the Plank Bridge on Mahalo Trail.

The Ruins of Conflict are where the guardian deity of Melemele Island, Tapu Koko, can be found. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, during the denouement, after the player first enters the Hall of Fame, they visit the ruins with Lillie and challenge Tapu Koko to a battle. If the player defeats or flees from Tapu Koko, they may return to the ruins after the credits roll to challenge it again, without needing to enter the Hall of Fame again. In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, this does not occur, and Tapu Koko can only be encountered and battled during the post-game.


Like the other ruins of Alola, the Ruins of Conflict consist of a simple entrance area, walkway, and the interior, where the shrine for Tapu Koko is located. Unlike the other ruins, however, the walkway in these ruins does not contain any sort of puzzle, allowing it to be crossed without the need to use Machamp Shove.


Item Location Games
Tapunium Z Tapunium Z Automatically obtained after battling Tapu Koko  S  M 
Tapunium Z Tapunium Z Automatically obtained after battling Tapu Koko (if not yet obtained)  US  UM 

Zygarde Cube

Item Location Games
Key Zygarde Cell Sprite.png Zygarde Cell Right side of the entrance  S  M 


The Tapu Koko encountered here are coded never to appear as Shiny, regardless of game version.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

  Pokémon     Allies     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Premier Ball Only one
60 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.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

  Pokémon     Allies     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Premier Ball Only one
60 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.


Game Exterior Walkway Altar
Sun Ruins of Conflict SMUSUM.png Ruins of Conflict walkway SMUSUM.png Ruins of Conflict altar SMUSUM.png
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Artwork depicting the Ruins of Conflict is seen in Sygna Suit Hau's mindscape.

Sygna Suit Hau & Tapu Koko
Hau Sygna Mindscape.png

In the anime

The Ruins of Conflict in the anime

The Ruins of Conflict first appeared in Trial and Tribulation!, where Ash and Hala went there to pray for Tapu Koko's blessing before their grand trial battle. The ruins made a brief reappearance in A Dream Encounter!, where Tapu Koko was seen there, sensing the birth of a Cosmog.

In Full Moon and Many Arms!, Hala was shown there, paying respects to the Blinding One as a part of the Manalo Festival. Tapu Koko was also seen nearby, watching the sunrise. In Securing the Future!, Hala led the people and Pokémon gathered at the site into sharing their light with Necrozma through an Ultra Wormhole so it could return to its true form.

In the manga

Ruins of Conflict in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter

The Ruins of Conflict appeared in Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island. Gladion traveled there in order to meet with Tapu Koko, only to find Guzma, who informed him that Tapu Koko wasn't there. Guzma then offered Gladion a position as an enforcer for Team Skull after having seen his skills at the Iki Town festival tournament. Gladion accepted the offer, and the two headed off to Team Skull's hideout.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 戰爭遺跡 Jinjāng Wàihjīk
Mandarin 戰爭遺跡 / 战争遗迹 Zhànzhēng Yíjī / Zhànzhēng Yíjì
Denmark Flag.png Danish Konfliktens ruin
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Conflict ruïnes
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kamppailun rauniot
France Flag.png French Ruines du Conflit
Germany Flag.png German Ruinen des Krieges
Italy Flag.png Italian Tempio del Conflitto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전쟁의 유적 Jeonjaeng-ui Yujeok
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Konfliktens ruin
Poland Flag.png Polish Ruiny Sporu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ruínas do Conflito
Russia Flag.png Russian Руины Противостояния
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ruinas de la Guerra
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Konflikternas ruin

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