At the bottom of the barrow, the students find Pancham and Shelmet suspended in the air. Before they can try to free them, they are confronted by the "Dark Land Emissary", a Giratina and its Litwick minions. Despite their disadvantage, the students manage to drive back the Ghost-type Pokémon. The Giratina is revealed to be a projection produced by a Solosis, and the Litwick state they were only trying to scare the villagers so they can feed. While the player's partner coincides that they can't stop them from eating, they demand that Solosis and the Litwick take less drastic measures, and to balance their mischief with good deeds. The Litwick and Solosis agree, and the students leave them in peace, with Pancham and Shelmet in tow.
Once Ancient Barrow is completed, the dungeon cannot be revisited in the main game. From then on, it can only be revisited at Pelipper Island.