Relic Castle

Relic Castle 古代の城
Ancient Castle
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Relic Castle B7F Volcarona Room BWB2W2.png
Map description: Ancient ruins with a glorious history, buried in the sand as time went by.
Location: Desert Resort
Region: Unova
Generations: V
Unova Relic Castle Map.png
Location of Relic Castle in Unova.
Pokémon world locations

Relic Castle (Japanese: 古代の城 Ancient Castle) is a large castle and the ruins of an ancient city that is over 2,500 years old, located in the middle of Desert Resort. It is made up of several floors and a maze. A Volcarona appears at the end of the maze, and can be caught after the player has defeated Ghetsis and Team Plasma at N's Castle in Black and White, or after obtaining the Quake Badge, via entrance from the Relic Passage, in Black 2 and White 2.

History

The Relic Castle is the ruins of a city built by one of the twin heroes and his corresponding dragon and are said to have been the heart of a civilization for people and Pokémon in the Unova region. The civilization dates back to at least 2,500 years ago, at which point it was at its peak.

Geography

In Black and White, the Relic Castle, although accessible early in the game, cannot be fully explored until after entering the Hall of Fame. Five floors deep, only the first and second floors can initially be entered: a Worker explains that the lower floors are covered in sand and are impassable until he has cleaned up a bit.

The first floor is hazardous, with two patches of quicksand which may suck passersby into the second chamber. A nearby scientist explains that if players walk over the middle of the quicksand, or run anywhere near it, they will fall through the floor. However, walking slowly anywhere besides the middle of the quicksand is safe. Behind the furthest patch of quicksand is a Backpacker who has found two rare Fossils. To relieve her load, she offers the player one of her Fossils, and notes that one of Lenora's colleagues knows how to revive the Fossil into an extinct Pokémon.

After N has awakened ZekromB/ReshiramW at Dragonspiral Tower, the next few floors have been cleared up, allowing the player to venture deeper into the castle, which, at this point, is filled with Team Plasma Grunts. At the lowest reachable floor, the player will encounter Alder and Ghetsis, with the latter giving a brief speech before leaving.

After completing the main game, a new entrance will open up on the bottom floor of the castle. The player will enter a complex maze and chase a Team Plasma Grunt, who must be fought to continue through the maze. After defeating the Grunt, he will explain that he was lookout for a sage who was experimenting. The player can find one of the Seven Sages, Ryoku, towards the southern part of the maze. He explains that he wants the Pokémon that lives in Relic Castle to impress Ghetsis. After he is taken away by Looker, the player can continue to the shrine of Volcarona and battle it. After continuing west through the maze, the player can travel up some stairs to the other exit of Relic Castle, where TM26 (Earthquake) is found.

In Black 2 and White 2, most of the Relic Castle has become filled with sand and is inaccessible, leaving only the first two floors (which are still accessible via the Desert Resort), and a portion of the lowest floor—including Volcarona's room—which is accessible via the Relic Passage.

Items

Item Location Games
  Cover Fossil 1F, from the Backpacker if the first option is chosen  B  W 
  Plume Fossil 1F, from the Backpacker if the second option is chosen  B  W 
  TM26 (Earthquake) 1F, in the northwest tower, accessible from the lowest floor (post-game)  B  W 
  Revive B1F  B  W 
  Elixir B1F, in the left sand pile (hidden)  B  W 
  Heart Scale B1F, in the left sand pile, west of Psychic Low (hidden)  B2  W2 
  TM39 (Rock Tomb) B1F, near Psychic Dua  B2  W2 
  Max Potion B2F, southeast corner  B  W 
  TM30 (Shadow Ball) B2F, southeast of female Team Plasma Grunt  B  W 
  Max Revive B3F, in the alcove south of the central quicksand patch  B  W 
  PP Max B3F, in the northwest tower, south of the stairs, accessible from the lowest floor (hidden) (post-game)  B  W 
  PP Up B3F, southwest corner  B  W 
  Super Potion B4F, in the southeast sand pile (hidden)  B  W 
  Sun Stone B4F, east of northern sand pile  B  W 
  TM04 (Calm Mind) Lowest floor, from Ryoku in the room south of Volcarona's room (post-game)  B  W 
  Sun Stone Lowest floor, in the room south of Volcarona's room, accessible from Relic Passage (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Ultra Ball Lowest floor, in the easternmost room, accessible from Relic Passage  B2  W2 

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
1F-B1F
  Sandile
B W
  1F-B1F
19-22 50%
  Yamask
B W
  1F-B1F
19-22 50%
B2F-B6F
  Krokorok
B W
  B2F-B6F
34-37 50%
  Cofagrigus
B W
  B2F-B6F
34-37 50%
Most of the lowest floor
  Sandslash
B W
  Lowest floor
47-50 30%
  Onix
B W
  Lowest floor
48-50 15%
  Krokorok
B W
  Lowest floor
47-50 35%
  Cofagrigus
B W
  Lowest floor
48-50 20%
Volcarona's room and the room outside of it
  Claydol
B W
  Volcarona's room and the nearby room
47-50 100%
Special Pokémon
  Volcarona
B W
  Only one
70 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 Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
1F
  Sandshrew
B2 W2
  1F
19-20 20%
  Sandile
B2 W2
  1F
18-21 40%
  Yamask
B2 W2
  1F
18-21 40%
B1F
  Sandshrew
B2 W2
  B1F
20 20%
  Sandile
B2 W2
  B1F
18-20 40%
  Yamask
B2 W2
  B1F
18-21 40%
Lowest floor
  Sandslash
B2 W2
  Lowest floor
28-29 20%
  Sandile
B2 W2
  Lowest floor
27-28 30%
  Krokorok
B2 W2
  Lowest floor
29-30 10%
  Yamask
B2 W2
  Lowest floor
27-30 40%
Volcarona's room
  Baltoy
B2 W2
  Volcarona's room
27-30 100%
Special Pokémon
  Volcarona
B2 W2
  Only one
35 / 65 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.


Trainers

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
1F
 
Psychic Perry
サイト Saito
Reward:  768
  Sigilyph Lv.24
No item
 
Psychic Dua
イノリ Inori
Reward:  736
  Woobat Lv.23
No item
  Munna Lv.23
No item
B1F
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  1360
  Watchog Lv.34
No item
  Krokorok Lv.34
No item
  Krokorok Lv.34
No item
B2F
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  1400
  Scraggy Lv.35
No item
  Watchog Lv.35
No item
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  1440
  Garbodor Lv.36
No item
B3F
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  1440
  Krokorok Lv.36
No item
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  1360
  Liepard Lv.34
No item
  Trubbish Lv.34
No item
  Trubbish Lv.34
No item
B4F
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  1400
  Watchog Lv.35
No item
  Scraggy Lv.35
No item
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  1400
  Trubbish Lv.35
No item
  Liepard Lv.35
No item
Lowest floor
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  2560
  Krookodile Lv.64
No item


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Pokémon
1F
 
Psychic Perry
サイト Saito
Reward:  736
  Sigilyph Lv.23
No item
B1F
 
Psychic Dua
イノリ Inori
Reward:  736
  Gothita Lv.23
No item
 
Psychic Low
ロウ
Reward:  736
  Solosis Lv.23
No item


Layout

1F and B1F

Version 1F B1F
Black        
White
Black 2    
White 2
 

B2F and B3F

Version B2F B3F
Black        
White
 

B4F, B5F, and B6F

Version B4F B5F B6F
Black          
White
 

Lowest floor

Version Lowest floor Deepest part
Black        
White
Black 2  
White 2
 

In the anime

 
Relic Castle in the anime
 
Relic Castle in Pokémon Generations

Main series

The Relic Castle was set to play a major role in the original BW023 and BW024 as the location where Team Rocket discovered the Meteonite, but the episodes have since been postponed indefinitely, and was retconned out of continuity when Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! aired.

Pokémon Generations

Relic Castle appeared in The Adventure, where both Red and his Pikachu were seen entering the castle. Inside the castle, Pikachu accidentally stepped into a sand pit, causing it to fall down into Volcarona's room. Pikachu battled Volcarona and managed to defeat it, but was then suddenly confronted by a Landorus, which attacked.

In the manga

 
Relic Castle entrance in Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

The Relic Castle appeared in Get the Legendary Pokémon!, where Shin and Alder traveled there in search of the Light Stone. They successfully found it, only for Alder to then seemingly betray Shin and claim the Light Stone for himself. After Shin had defeated Alder's Volcarona, he revealed that he had only feigned betrayal as a test to see he was worthy to be a Hero. The Light Stone then turned into Reshiram, and Shin flew off with it to confront N at his castle.

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White chapter

The entrance to Relic Castle appeared in To Make a Musical, where Ryoku of the Seven Sages prepared to enter the ruins in order to find and catch Volcarona for Ghetsis.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 古代城 Gúdoih Sìhng *
古代城堡 Gúdoih Sìhngbóu *
Mandarin 古代城 Gǔdài Chéng *
古代城堡 Gǔdài Chéngbǎo *
  French Château Enfoui
  German Alter Palast
  Italian Castello Sepolto
  Korean 고대의 성 Godae-ui Seong
  Brazilian Portuguese Castelo Relíquia
  Spanish Castillo Ancestral
  Vietnamese Lâu Đài Cổ Kính




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