Temple of Sinnoh

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Temple of Sinnoh シンオウ神殿
Sinnoh Temple
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Northwest Coronet Highlands
Region: Hisui
Generations: VIII
File:Hisui Temple of Sinnoh Map.png
Location of Temple of Sinnoh in Hisui.
Pokémon world locations

The Temple of Sinnoh (Japanese: シンオウ神殿 Sinnoh Temple) is a location at the peak of Mount Coronet in the Coronet Highlands of Hisui, built as a monument to Arceus, also known as almighty Sinnoh. At the entrance of the temple are statues of the ancient hero's Pokémon: Wyrdeer, Kleavor, Ursaluna, Hisuian Lilligant, Basculegion, Hisuian Arcanine, Sneasler, Hisuian Electrode, Hisuian Braviary, and Hisuian Avalugg.

Fixtures modeled after Arceus's likeness such as it's golden cross-like wheel and head are emblazoned on the temple's structure.

In present-day Sinnoh, the temple's ruins are known as the Spear Pillar.

In the games

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

The player first travels to the Temple of Sinnoh to prevent Galaxy Team Commander Kamado from recklessly trying to deal with the Pokémon sighted at the space-time rift above Mount Coronet. After being defeated in battle, Kamado sees the error of his ways and apologizes for banishing the player from Jubilife Village. At the end of the temple, either Dialga (if the player chose Adaman during Mission 14) or Palkia (if the player chose Irida during Mission 14) will then emerge from the space-time rift. The player will try to subdue the Legendary Pokémon with the Red Chain created by the lake guardians, but fails, forcing them to fight and catch it.

After the player has caught the Legendary Pokémon, its counterpart will appear and force the player to retreat. Once the player has obtained the Origin Ball, they return to the temple to face it, accompanied by the Legendary Pokémon captured earlier. The opposing Legendary Pokémon transforms into its Origin Forme, destroying the temple and all its statues in the process, and must be quelled using balms before the player can use the Origin Ball to catch it.

During the post-game, the player returns to the ruins of the temple, where Volo reveals that he was the one who sought out Giratina and had it tear open the space-time rift to anger Dialga/Palkia, ultimately causing the player's arrival in Hisui. Holding the last one of the 18 Plates, he challenges the player to get other 17 Plates from them so he can meet Arceus and use its power to recreate the world. After being defeated, he summons Giratina to his aid, forcing the player to defeat it as well. Once Giratina is defeated, Volo hands the player the last Plate and leaves, swearing to create his new world no matter how many centuries it will take.

Once the player has caught at least one of every non-Mythical Pokémon in Hisui, they return to the temple once again and play the Azure Flute, revealing a glowing stairway to the Hall of Origin, where Arceus awaits them.

After defeating Arceus, the player can return to the Temple of Sinnoh for rematches with Arceus, as well as Origin Forme Dialga or Palkia.

According to Ingo, the temple was built a long time ago using stone mined out of the Ancient Quarry. According to Old Verse 11, both people and Pokémon worked together to mine the stone, but humans were ultimately responsible for carving the statues of the ancient hero's Pokémon.


The Temple of Sinnoh is located at the very peak of Mount Coronet, although the north side of the temple stands above a vast snowy valley surrounded by mountain ranges of nearly equal height. It stands in the northwest corner of the Coronet Highlands, completely surrounded by Cloudcap Pass. Since the northern section of Cloudcap Pass is completely impassable, the only known entrance to the Temple is through the Stone Portal, a small straight tunnel that passes underneath it. After exiting the Stone Portal, there is a single straight trail upwards to the south side of the Temple. The path widens twice, once halfway up the trail and again at the base of the Temple itself.


In Mission 17: "Atop Mount Coronet", Volo will act as a temporary shopkeeper halfway up the trail to the Temple of Sinnoh. Volo will not be available to purchase items from after completing the mission.

Poké Ball LA Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar100
Great Ball LA Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar300
Ultra Ball LA Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Potion LA Potion
Pokémon Dollar200
Super Potion LA Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar400
Hyper Potion LA Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar800
Max Potion LA Max Potion
Pokémon Dollar2,000
Full Restore LA Full Restore
Pokémon Dollar2,500
Full Heal LA Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Revive LA Revive
Pokémon Dollar700
Max Revive LA Max Revive
Pokémon Dollar3,000


Item Location Games
Old Verse LA Old Verse 11 To the right of the stairs at the entrance of the temple (hidden)  LA 
Ultra Ball LA Ultra Ball ×10 Given by Kamado before battling the first Legendary Pokémon  LA 
Time Balm LA Time Balm Automatically obtained during the first battle and subsequent rematches with Origin Forme Dialga  LA 
Space Balm LA Space Balm Automatically obtained during the first battle and subsequent rematches with Origin Forme Palkia  LA 
Spooky Plate LA Spooky Plate Given by Volo after defeating him and Giratina  LA 
Azure Flute LA Azure Flute Replaces the Celestica Flute after obtaining the Spooky Plate  LA 


Mission 17: "Atop Mount Coronet"

# Pokémon Level Note
483 483 Dialga 65 If the player chose Adaman
484 484 Palkia 65 If the player chose Irida

Mission 18: "The Counterpart"

# Pokémon Level Note
483 483O Dialga
Origin Forme
65 If the player chose Irida,
Reverts to its normal form after being caught
484 484O Palkia
Origin Forme
65 If the player chose Adaman,
Reverts to its normal form after being caught


Mission 17: "Atop Mount Coronet"

Mission 26: "Seeking the Remaining Plates"

Volo summons Giratina in its Altered Forme immediately after his main team is defeated. Experience is awarded, but the player is not given a chance to heal. During this battle, Giratina is filled with terrible might, which means that all Giratina's stats are boosted, and it will take reduced indirect damage, such as from poisoning and splinters. Upon being defeated for the first time, Giratina changes into its Origin Forme and heals itself completely, effectively making the second part of the battle against two Pokémon.

Part 1

Togekiss has effort level 1 in its stats.

Part 2

In the TCG

The Temple of Sinnoh in the TCG
Main article: Temple of Sinnoh (Astral Radiance 155)

Temple of Sinnoh was introduced as a Stadium card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Space Juggler expansion and the English Astral Radiance expansion, with artwork by Oswaldo KATO. It was also released as a Secret card in the same Japanese and English expansions, with artwork by the same artist. It makes all Special Energy cards attached to all Pokémon provide Colorless Energy with no other effect.


  • After the Temple of Sinnoh is destroyed, the ruins resemble the version of Spear Pillar found in Pokémon Diamond and Brilliant Diamond, regardless of which Pokémon is responsible for destroying it.
  • Volo alludes to its present-day name by describing the ruins as "pillars now turned into spears, stabbing into the heavens."

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 神奧神殿 Sàhn'ou Sàhndihn
Mandarin 神奧神殿 / 神奥神殿 Shén'ào Shéndiàn
France Flag.png French Temple de Sinnoh
Germany Flag.png German Sinnoh-Tempel
Italy Flag.png Italian Tempio di Sinnoh
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신오신전 Sin'o Shinjeon
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Templo de Sinnoh
Spain Flag.png Spanish Templo de Sinnoh

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See also
SinnohMount CoronetSpace-time distortion

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