Ruins of Conflict

Ruins of Conflict 遺跡
Ruins of Conflict
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Map description: The ruins that enshrine Tapu Koko, one of the land spirits. It is said that life is tested here.
Location: Melemele Island
Region: Alola
Generations: VII
Alola Ruins of Conflict Map.png
Location of Ruins of Conflict in Alola.
Pokémon world locations

The Ruins of Conflict (Japanese: 遺跡 Ruins of Conflict) are a location on Melemele Island in Alola, located north of the Plank Bridge on Mahalo Trail.

The Ruins of Conflict are where the guardian deity of Melemele Island, Tapu Koko, can be found.


Like the other ruins of Alola, the Ruins of Conflict consist of a simple entrance area, walkway, and the interior, where the shrine for Tapu Koko is located. Unlike the other ruins, however, the walkway in these ruins does not contain any sort of puzzle, allowing it to be crossed without the need to use Machamp Shove.


Item Location Games
  Tapunium Z Automatically obtained after battling Tapu Koko  S  M 
  Tapunium Z Automatically obtained after battling Tapu Koko (if not yet obtained)  US  UM 

Zygarde Cube

Item Location Games
  Zygarde Cell Right side of the entrance  S  M 

Special encounters

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, after the player first becomes Champion, they visit the Ruins with Lillie during the ending. Tapu Koko challenges the player to a battle. The player can lose, capture, defeat, or run away from Tapu Koko, and the story will progress regardless of outcome. Lillie will provide unique dialogue depending on the outcome. If defeated or run from, it respawns on the next visit after the credits roll. If defeated or run from again, it respawns after the player defends their title. On the first fight, Tapu Koko will drop a Tapunium Z after the battle.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Tapu Koko appears here after becoming Champion. If defeated or run from, it respawns after the player defends their title. If Tapu Koko is the first of the four Guardian deities fought, it will drop a Tapunium Z after the battle.

It is coded to never be Shiny, regardless of game version.

Electric Fairy
Electric Surge
Held item:
Tapu Koko Lv.60
Nature's Madness
Fairy Special
Electric Special
Psychic Status
Electro Ball
Electric Special


Game Exterior Walkway Altar
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Artwork depicting the Ruins of Conflict is seen in Sygna Suit Hau's mindscape.

Sygna Suit Hau & Tapu Koko

In the anime

The Ruins of Conflict in the anime

The Ruins of Conflict first appeared in Trial and Tribulation!, where Ash and Hala went there to pray for Tapu Koko's blessing before their grand trial battle. The ruins made a brief reappearance in A Dream Encounter!, where Tapu Koko was seen there, sensing the birth of a Cosmog.

In Full Moon and Many Arms!, Hala was shown there, paying respects to the Blinding One as a part of the Manalo Festival. Tapu Koko was also seen nearby, watching the sunrise. In Securing the Future!, Hala led the people and Pokémon gathered at the site into sharing their light with Necrozma through an Ultra Wormhole so it could return to its true form.

In the manga

Ruins of Conflict in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

The Ruins of Conflict appeared in Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island. Gladion traveled there in order to meet with Tapu Koko, only to find Guzma, who informed him that Tapu Koko wasn't there. Guzma then offered Gladion a position as an enforcer for Team Skull after having seen his skills at the Iki Town festival tournament. Gladion accepted the offer, and the two headed off to Team Skull's hideout.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 戰爭遺跡 Jinjāng Wàihjīk
Mandarin 戰爭遺跡 / 战争遗迹 Zhànzhēng Yíjī / Zhànzhēng Yíjì
  Danish Konfliktens ruin
  Dutch Conflict ruïnes
  Finnish Kamppailun rauniot
  French Ruines du Conflit
  German Ruinen des Krieges
  Italian Tempio del Conflitto
  Korean 전쟁의 유적 Jeonjaeng-ui Yujeok
  Norwegian Konfliktens ruin
  Polish Ruiny Sporu
  Brazilian Portuguese Ruínas do Conflito
  Russian Руины Противостояния
  Spanish Ruinas de la Guerra
  Swedish Konflikternas ruin

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