Zero Lab

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Zero Lab ゼロラボ
Zero Laboratory
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Area Zero
Region: Paldea
Generations: IX
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Location of Zero Lab in Paldea.
Pokémon world locations

The Zero Lab (Japanese: ゼロラボ Zero Laboratory) is a facility located at the bottom of Area Zero in the Great Crater of Paldea.

In the core series games

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

The Zero Lab's door is initially locked by four separate locks, forcing the player to visit the four Research Stations around Area Zero in order to unlock the entrance. When the door is first unlocked, a group of Paradox Pokémon comes out and attacks the player and their friends. Once the path has been cleared, the player is able to enter the laboratory.

The first floor of the Zero Lab contains the working space and living quarters of Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV. The area contains multiple small chambers used to study the crystals found in Area Zero, the Professor's research notes, whiteboards, a bed, and an elevator to the bottom floor. This is where the player first encounters AI SadaS/TuroV, who reveals that the real professor is dead and asks the player's help in stopping the time machine it and the Professor built together in order to stop an influx of Paradox Pokémon from destroying Paldea's ecosystem.

Taking the elevator down to the bottom floor allows the player to reach the time machine room, powered by the Terastal phenomenon. The AI warns the player that its programming will force it to attack the player when they try to stop the time machine, which indeed happens. After the AI has been defeated, a program called Paradise Protection Protocol takes over, taking over the AI once more and locking up all Poké Balls in the room that are not registered with the Professor's ID. This forces the player to use their KoraidonS/MiraidonV against the member of its kind used by the AI. Once the player has emerged victorious, the AI is once again freed, but it also realizes that its systems are so inseparably connected to the time machine that it cannot be shut down while it remains present. As such, the AI chooses to use the time machine to travel to a different era to stop the machine. Upon the AI's disappearance, the time machine shuts down permanently.

After the player has obtained the Indigo Disk, they use it to redirect the lab's elevator to the Area Zero Underdepths, rendering the time machine room inaccessible.

SV Zero Lab.png SV Zero Lab Elevator.png SV Time Machine.png
Inside the Zero Lab Inside the elevator Inside the time machine
SV Time Machine Paradise Protection Protocol Scarlet.png
After the Paradise Protection Protocol
takes over (Scarlet)

Journal entry

Main article: Area Zero journals → Zero Lab

A journal entry describing the professor's efforts in creating a way to lock Poké Balls can be found on a desk. This system is later used to lock the Poké Balls of those not registered to Sada’sS or Turo’sV ID when Paradise Protection Protocol is activated.


Item Location Games
Booster Energy SV Booster Energy 1F; near the elevator  S  V 


During the second battle against the AI Professor, the player's KoraidonS/MiraidonV regains its ability to battle and becomes able to be added to the player's party.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
68 Only one
68 Only 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 Scarlet

Pokémon Violet


Games Location Song name Composition Arrangement
 S  V  After the Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV
is placed into the time machine
A Dream Within Reach* Unknown Unknown
When fighting against the Professor Battle! (Zero Lab) Toby Fox[1] Toby Fox
When the Professor
is defeated
Victory! (Zero Lab)* Toby Fox
Toby Fox
When Arven first sees the
AI Professor
A Family Reunion* Unknown Unknown
When the Paradise Protection Protocol
Paradise Protection Protocol* Unknown Unknown
After being challenged by
the Paradise Protection Protocol
(Paradise Protection Protocol)*
Toby Fox
When KoraidonS/MiraidonV
is sent out by the player
Decisive Battle!
(Paradise Protection Protocol)*
Toby Fox
When the Professor
disappears into the time machine
I bid you adieu!* Toby Fox
As the player, Arven, Nemona, and Penny
discuss the events of the ending
My Greatest Treasure* Toby Fox
Song names marked with an asterisk are unofficial, as they have not received a soundtrack release.


  • Two photos can be found hanging on a whiteboard filled with equations, the first depicting a younger Arven playing with his Maschiff, and the second solely depicting Maschiff.
    • A smaller version of the first photo, with Arven's body partially out of frame, can be found in Arven's dorm room at Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV.
    • One of these photos may possibly be from the lighthouse lab on Poco Path, as it is the former home of the professor and Arven, and because an empty photo frame can be found inside.
  • A shelf on the first floor of the lab appears to contain the professor's Gym Badges, as well as their Hall of Fame Badge from Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV.
  • The time machine inside the lab appears to have hexagonal walls, similar to that of a mysterious crystalline Pokémon mentioned in the Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV and in the professor's journal entries.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 零區研究所 Lìhngkēui Yìhngausó
Mandarin 零區研究所 / 零区研究所 Língqū Yánjiùsuǒ / Língqū Yánjiūsuǒ
France Flag.png French Laboratoire Zéro
Germany Flag.png German Labor Null
Italy Flag.png Italian Laboratorio Zero
South Korea Flag.png Korean 제로랩 Zero Lab
Spain Flag.png Spanish Laboratorio Cero


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South: Cabo PocoMesagoza (Naranja Academy/Uva Academy)
Los PlatosCortondoAlfornadaPokémon League
East: ArtazonLevinciaZapapico
West: CascarrafaPorto MarinadaMedali
North: Montenevera
South Province
Area OneArea TwoArea Three
Area FourArea FiveArea Six (Alfornada Cavern)
Poco PathInlet GrottoSouth Paldean Sea
East Province
Area One (Schedar Squad's Base) • Area TwoArea Three
Tagtree Thicket (Navi Squad's Base) • East Paldean Sea
West Province
Area One (Segin Squad's Base) • Area TwoArea Three
Asado DesertWest Paldean Sea
North Province
Area OneArea Two (Caph Squad's Base) • Area Three (Ruchbah Squad's Base)
Casseroya Lake (Socarrat Trail) • Glaseado Mountain (Dalizapa Passage)
North Paldean Sea
Great Crater of Paldea
Area Zero
Zero GateZero LabArea Zero Underdepths
Ten Sights of Paldea (Colonnade Hollow)
Grasswither ShrineIcerend Shrine
Groundblight ShrineFirescourge Shrine
Access to
KitakamiBlueberry Academy
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