A Reassembly Unit can use the Cells and Cores in the Zygarde Cube to assemble a new Zygarde. The Zygarde Cube can also memorize the moves retained by Cores it takes in and teach them to any Zygarde.
The Zygarde Cube was apparently found by Professor Sycamore.
In the games
In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the Zygarde Cube allows the player to find and collect Zygarde Cells and Cores. Cells and Cores can be found in most locations in Alola, but until the player has the Zygarde Cube, none of them will be visible. Cells and Cores appear as small sparks of light on the ground, with Cells shining green and Cores shining pink. There are 95 Cells and 5 Cores to be found across the Alola region. The Zygarde Cube can hold a maximum of 999 Cells and Cores (by using the Reassembly Unit's separation function).
If the player selects the "Check" option on the Zygarde Cube, it will tell them how many Cells and Cores they have collected from the locations in their game and how many they currently have in total. As the player reaches certain collection milestones, Dexio and Sina will contact the player to explain the Zygarde Cube, Cells, and Cores.
In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, no Zygarde Cells or Cores are found on the field, and the player obtains the Zygarde Cube after catching the 50% Forme Zygarde in Resolution Cave and obtaining a 10% Forme Zygarde from Dexio afterwards, with the Cube already containing the remaining 40 Cells/Cores when obtained. All of its other functions remain the same as in Sun and Moon.
The Reassembly Unit is found on Route 16 in the Alola region. The Reassembly Unit can assemble a Zygarde using Cells and Cores from the Zygarde Cube or separate a Zygarde into Cells and Cores and store them in the Zygarde Cube. The Reassembly Unit will not be able to separate a Zygarde if it has a Classic Ribbon. Separating a Zygarde is much the same as releasing a Pokémon: it is essentially lost, including any moves it learned or Ribbons it earned. However, the Reassembly Unit can also add Cells and Cores from the Zygarde Cube to a Zygarde already in the player's party to upgrade its form without affecting other data.
The Reassembly Unit will always use the maximum amount of Cells and Cores it can in assembly operations.
- 10 Cells/Cores: Zygarde 10% Forme with Aura Break
- 50 Cells/Cores: Zygarde 50% Forme with Aura Break
- 100 Cells/Cores: Zygarde 50% Forme with Power Construct
Although the Reassembly Unit refers to the amounts it will use in percent values, this is based on the assumption that the Zygarde Cube can only hold 100 Cells and Cores, when it can in fact hold more. That is, if the Zygarde Cube holds 200 Cells and Cores, it will still use only 100 to create a Power Construct Zygarde, not 100% (all 200).
If a Zygarde from the player's party is combined with Cells and Cores from the Zygarde Cube, the assembly will require fewer Cells and Cores in accordance with the Zygarde's form (e.g., upgrading a 10% Forme Zygarde to 50% Forme will only require 40 Cells and Cores). If Zygarde is assembled completely from Cells and Cores from the Zygarde Cube, its level depends on whether the player has become the Champion. Before the player has become Champion, an assembled Zygarde will be level 30, but after, it will be level 50.
The Reassembly Unit can perform operations on a Zygarde even if it is an outsider. Through separating one or more outsider Zygarde, it is possible for the Zygarde Cube to hold up to 999 total Cells and Cores. Even if the Zygarde Cube has already reached this capacity, Zygarde Cells and Cores can still be collected around Alola and the Reassembly Unit can still separate Zygarde, but the number of stored Cells and Cores will not increase.
The Reassembly Unit will not perform any operations on a Zygarde with Power Construct. The Zygarde Cube can freely change the form of a Power Construct Zygarde between 10% Forme and 50% Forme.
List of Cell locations in Sun and Moon
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|Route 1||North of the second grassy patch east of Hau'oli Outskirts||Day|
|Under a tree on the east path behind the rocks south of Iki Town (requires Tauros Charge)||Day|
|On the east side of the Pokémon Research Lab||Any|
|Iki Town||On the east side of the tree on the east side of the Mahalo Trail entrance||Night|
|Trainers' School||1F, in the bed right of Meowth||Night|
|Hau'oli City||Left of the Pokémon Center||Night|
|Inside of Ilima's house to the right of the far left plant||Any|
|Route 2||In the northwest corner of the motel area||Any|
|Hau'oli Cemetery||On the west side, south of the boundary hedge||Any|
|Verdant Cavern||Next to the northeastern den||Any|
|Route 3||South of the entrance to Melemele Meadow||Day|
|Next to the tree to the west of the Berry tree||Any|
|Kala'e Bay||At the southwestern tip of the land around the Seaward Cave entrance||Any|
|Ruins of Conflict||Right side of the entrance||Any|
|Heahea City||In the back-left corner of the Tide Song Hotel lobby||Any|
|To the right of the giant satellite dish outside the Dimensional Research Lab||Night|
|Route 4||On the land overhanging the cliff south of the Pokémon Breeder||Any|
|Paniola Ranch||In the northwest corner of the paddock with the ramps||Night|
|North of the sign in the paddock with the ramps||Day|
|Route 5||On the northeast side of the Pokémon Center||Any|
|Royal Avenue||In the empty parking spot in the Thrifty Megamart parking lot||Day|
|In the corner northwest of the ring of flower bushes||Night|
|Route 7||At the southeast tip of the large rock formation running along the edge of the northern beach (requires Lapras Paddle/Sharpedo Jet)||Any|
|Wela Volcano Park||In the inside corner of the second step down from the trial gate||Any|
|Route 8||On the east side of the Aether Foundation building||Any|
|In front of a rock next to the Route 5 entrance||Day|
|Lush Jungle||In the cave beyond the east area, in a corner east of the west entrance (requires Machamp Shove)||Any|
|Diglett's Tunnel||In the northeast of the large open area up the stairs down the west branch of the tunnel||Any|
|Konikoni City||Next to the three Pikachu at Lighthouse Point in the north of the city||Night|
|Akala Outskirts||Above a ledge in the west, southwest of Black Belt Kenji||Any|
|Hano Beach||Under the southwestern-most umbrella||Any|
|Under the lifeguard tower, north of the easternmost umbrella in the south||Day|
|Malie City||In front of the two trucks west of the Malie Garden entrance||Day|
|At the end of the hallway in the Malie Community Center||Night|
|On the south side of the truck on the east side of the Recycling Plant||Day|
|Malie Garden||In the northwest corner of the garden||Any|
|Route 10||Near the middle of the route, north of the Trainer Tips sign||Day|
|Hokulani Observatory||In the left end of the hallway beyond the entrance||Night|
|Route 11||On the side of the dirt path in the east, southeast of Black Belt Clayton||Night|
|Route 12||After crossing the northernmost rocky terrain by a rock on the north side of the route (requires Mudsdale Gallop)||Any|
|South of Punk Pair Yoko and Lane, between the second and third rocky terrains from the north||Any|
|Blush Mountain||By a rock in the northeast||Any|
|Secluded Shore||Along the wall east of the entry to the beach||Night|
|At the west end of the beach||Day|
|Route 13||On the west end of the motel||Night|
|South of the pond, on the east end of the trailer||Any|
|Tapu Village||In front of the fence south of the Pokémon Center||Any|
|Route 15||In the Aether House, in the far corner of the back room on the left||Day|
|Route 15||Against the southern cliff wall on the southeast beach||Any|
|Route 14||Among the rubble of the crumbled road south of the entrance from Tapu Village||Night|
|On the far east end of the beach||Any|
|Haina Desert||Area 3; by the bush, reached by following the stone stacks in the order 2-1||Any|
|Ruins of Abundance||Next to the shrine's entrance||Any|
|Route 16||On the west side of the Pokémon Center||Day|
|Ula'ula Meadow||On the walkway where it overlooks the southernmost pond||Any|
|On the east side of the grass on the dirt path in the northeast||Any|
|Route 17||On the mountainside, on the east branch going down||Any|
|At the southern corner of the Po Town wall||Any|
|Po Town||By the red truck southwest of the Shady House in the north||Night|
|By the yellow truck southeast of the Shady House in the north||Day|
|Mount Lanakila||Upper Reaches: Lower, in front of a rock past the first field of grass||Any|
|Peak, west along the south cliff at the top of the ramp outside the Pokémon Center, by a large rock||Any|
During the player's first visit, none of the Zygarde Cells at Aether Paradise are accessible. They only become accessible after the player has passed Nanu's grand trial.
|B2F: Lab area, at the end of the hallway containing the secret labs||Any|
|Exterior (north side), at the end of the southeast path||Any|
|Exterior (north side), on the west side of the mansion||Day|
|Exterior (south side), between two pools on the west side||Night|
|Lusamine's Mansion: Entry Room, at the north end under the table on the right side||Any|
|Seafolk Village||In the restaurant on the Wailord-shaped ship in the west, under a table at the south end||Any|
|On the northeast platform||Any|
|Poni Wilds||On the north end of the beach between two rocks||Any|
|Above the ledge east of the Seafolk Village entrance||Day|
|Next to the Trainer Tips sign east of the Seafolk Village entrance||Night|
|Ancient Poni Path||In the corner by the well on the east side of Hapu's house||Any|
|In the corner on the opposite side of the wall from the Machamp on the east side of Hapu's house||Day|
|In the north, in front of the stone sculpture east of the Vast Poni Canyon entrance||Night|
|Poni Breaker Coast||On the east side of the geyser in the north||Day|
|In the east, just north of the Ruins of Hope entrance||Night|
|Ruins of Hope||Southeast of the door to the inside of the ruins, at the bottom of the ramp down||Any|
|Vast Poni Canyon||First cave, north of the Machamp Shove block near the entrance, accessed from the south of the canyon area after the third cave||Any|
|Second cave, behind a small rock near the east entrance||Any|
|Third cave, by the dens on the western wall||Any|
|Outside the third cave, mid-level, on the west end of the cliff accessed through the exit south of the Machamp Shove puzzle (requires Machamp Shove)||Any|
|Poni Grove||Against the cliff north of the southern entrance||Any|
|At the east end of the grove||Any|
|Poni Plains||By the first palm tree north and slightly west of the Poni Grove entrance||Day|
|In the rocky area in the northwest, on the second ledge down (requires Tauros Charge)||Any|
|In the corner of land east of the Trainer Tips sign north of the Poni Grove entrance||Night|
|Poni Meadow||In the north, on a ledge south from the entrance to Resolution Cave||Any|
|Resolution Cave||Exterior, to the right of the entrance to Interior||Day|
|Interior, on the right side of the path between the entrance and the center platform||Night|
|Interior, on the raised platform in the center||Any|
|Poni Coast||Along the coastline, where one of the rocky outcrops makes a narrow path with the coast (requires Tauros Charge)||Any|
|On the narrow path running by the northern part of the ledge along the west cliff||Any|
|Poni Gauntlet||On the point of land across the northernmost bridge at the east end of the Poni Gauntlet||Any|
|On the westernmost bridge near the Battle Tree entrance||Any|
Core locations and teachable moves
Depending on the Zygarde Cores that the player has found, the Zygarde Cube will be able to teach certain moves to any Zygarde. These Cores cannot be obtained by separating outsider Zygarde. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the player must find certain Zygarde Cores to be able to teach moves. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the moves are teachable as soon as the Zygarde Cube is received.
|Ancient Poni Path||In the back of the bedroom in Hapu's house||Core Enforcer|
|Iki Town||On the porch in the northeastern room of Hala's house||Thousand Arrows|
|Route 17||At the back of the Po Town Police Station||Thousand Waves|
|Route 1||In the player's room, by the bed||Extreme Speed|
|Konikoni City||In front of the refrigerator in Olivia's room||Dragon Dance|
The Zygarde Cube no longer teaches Zygarde moves. Zygarde instead learns its signature moves any time as level 1 moves via Jack's Move Reminding service, and Dragon Dance via TR51. Zygarde does not have access to Extreme Speed in Generation VIII. The Zygarde Cube can be used to change Zygarde's Ability between Aura Break or Power Construct.
| Bag sprite from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
| Obtain sprite from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
| Zygarde Cell obtain sprite from
Sun and Moon
| Zygarde Core obtain sprite from|
Sun and Moon
In the manga
The Zygarde Cube first appeared in Confusion and Monsters from Another World. Sun was hired by Sina and Dexio to assist them in finding the remaining Cells and Cores of Zygarde scattered across Alola. To aid him in this job, Dexio gave Sun the Zygarde Cube in order to store any Cells and Cores he could find.
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