Open main menu

Bulbapedia β

Oldale Ruins
コトキ遺跡 Kotoki Ruins
Oldale Ruins.png
Oldale Ruins
Region Hoenn
Debut A Ruin with a View

The Oldale Ruins (Japanese: コトキ遺跡 Kotoki Ruins) are an anime-exclusive group of ruins near Oldale Town in Hoenn that appeared in A Ruin with a View.

These ruins are currently being studied by archaeologist Professor Alden who had read that there is a stone chamber within the ruins that legend states is a "bridge or portal between our world and the ancient Pokémon world". Because of its strange construction it crumbles whenever anyone attempts to forcibly enter it, however the stone tablet that Professor Alden possesses tells of four keys that can allow entrance into the stone chamber without it crumbling.

During A Ruin with a View, Team Magma Grunts supplied Professor Alden with the four keys and coerced him into opening the ruin chamber for them. However Team Magma were left disappointed by the first room, which appeared empty and its walls are decorated with glyphs of ancient people and Pokémon. Professor Alden accidentally uncovered a basement chamber and he followed the staircase downwards where he found an underground lake inhabited by several rare Relicanth.

Pokémon seen in the Oldale Ruins


  • The stone table from which Professor Alden learns how to access the stone chamber is very similar to the stone tablet that gave information about the legend of Pokémopolis. Coincidentally that episode aired exactly four years previous.
  • The sealed door that led to the underground lake is very similar to the door that leads to the King of Pokélantis' tomb, in an episode that would air almost four years later.

In other languages

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Oldaleruinerne
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Oldaleruinerne
Poland Flag.png Polish Ruiny Oldale
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Oldaleruinerna

Anime-exclusive locations in Hoenn
A-B-C IslandsBanana Slakoth GardenBomba IslandCamerupt PointCerosi TownCrossgate TownDonto IslandFoothill Town
Forbidden ForestForinaGiban IslandIzabe IslandKirikiri MountainLake MayLaRousse CityMaisie IslandMirage Kingdom
Misty VillageMonsu IslandMountain LighthouseMuscle IslandNorth PetalburgOldale RuinsPurika CityRinshin TownRiyado Town
Rubello TownS.S. St. FlowerShroomish ForestSouth CityThe GreenhouseTogepi ParadiseValley of SteelVolley Town
Wailmer IslandWales IslandWazoo Island
Anime-location templates
KantoOrange ArchipelagoJohtoHoennSinnohUnovaDecolore IslandsKalosAlolaOther

Project Anime logo.png This article is part of both Project Anime and Project Locations, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Anime and Locations, respectively. Project Locations logo.png