The Ruins of Alph

Pokemon Heart Gold Walkthrough and Guide

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The Ruins of Alph


Solving the Puzzle

Now that we have returned to our hometown and had a chat with Professor Elm, we should drop in to say hello to Mom and thank her for that nice package that she sent us!  After we say hello and perhaps deposit any extra money we have that we do not think we will need any time soon, it is time to head back towards Violet City on the next leg of our journey, which is to the Ruins of Alph, south or a bit west and then south of Violet City depending upon which route that you want to take. 

For now though, follow Route 29 to Cherrygrove, and then Routes 30 and 31 to Violet City.  Once we arrive take a moment to hit the Poke Mart to buy some balls and whatever other items you think we will need, and then hit the Pokecenter to heal and save.

-- Route 32 --

Route 32 Beasties List

-- Bellsprout #064 (Any) Normal
-- Exeggcute #105 (Any) Headbutt
-- Hoothoot #015 (Any) Headbutt
-- Hoppip #067 (Day) Normal
-- Magikarp #076 (Any) Fishing
-- Mareep #053 (Any) Normal
-- Pineco #093 (Any) Headbutt
-- Qwilfish #163 (Any) Fishing
-- Qwilfish #163 (Any) Swarm
-- Rattata #017 (Any) Normal
-- Tentacool #164 (Any) Fishing
-- Tentacool #164 (Any) Surf
-- Tentacruel #165 (Any) Surf
-- Wooper #056 (Night) Normal
-- Zubat #037 (Night/Morn) Normal


Now that we have done that, head south on Route 32 and grab the apricorn from the tree here, then head west into the Ruins area.

-- Ruins of Alph --

Ruins of Alph Beasties List

-- Geodude #034 (Any) Rock Smash
-- Magikarp #076 (Any) Fishing
-- Poliwag #072 (Any) Fishing
-- Quagsire #057 (Any) Surf
-- Unown #061 (Any) Normal
-- Wooper #056 (Any) Surf


Once you arrive at the Ruins Site you can stop by the Ruins Research Center and chat with the folks there to gather some hints about what is ahead, and then enter through the only Ruins entrance that is obviously accessible.  Inside you will spot a ladder in the center of the chamber -- and below is a large twisting and wide set of chambers in which you can find random NPC's to chat with.  Tired of that now?  Good!  Head back up and then north and enter the passage ahead, turn right and exit, then up and left through the next passage and you will find yourself at the actual entrance!

In the main chamber is a guide who will give you the official welcome, and then you should move over to the wall with the puzzle and touch it to begin. Now place the small pieces and rotate them until you complete the puzzle, at which point it will briefly glow and you will drop down into the lower level of the Ruins!

After you land you will meet an archeologist who is so impressed by your solving the puzzle above that he gives you the UNOWN Report.  Excellent!  The report will become our key to venturing further into the Ruins and, eventually, obtaining all 28 Unown -- we will have to come back later to fully explore the Ruins however, because we will need to have additional TM's  to get through the various paths, but for now why don't you check out the Unown Report in the Key Items Pocket of your bag.

This is actually a tracking sheet that will let you know which Unown you have captured so far -- and of course you are going to want to catch at least one of each, right?  After all, you gotta catch 'em all!  The report also provides you with identifying information and the research that is known about each Unown, and will record the data that you figure out from the inscriptions as you unlock the new areas!

Now if you run along the path towards the exit you should quickly have a random encounters with  some of the Unown that we can catch -- and hey, why not catch them?!  We cannot catch them all but we can catch the following in this area: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J.

If you decide to catch the Unown that we can catch here, this would also be a good place to pick up some XP and level your party to 15 or even 16, since you are going to want them all at at least Level 17 when you face the next Gym Leader!

Once you have all of the Unown (assuming that you decided to capture them) return to the chamber where we solved the puzzle and move to its rear, where you will find in the center of the wall a panel that has a word carved in it.  Close examination reveals the word "Escape" spelled out in Unown letters.  Remember the Escape Rope that we picked up in the Sprout Tower?  Why don't we use that now?

Open your bag and use the Rope -- doing this will not consume the Rope but it will cause the secret door here to open!  Inside you will find four treasure balls that contain an Oran Berry, a Heal Powder, an Energy Powder, and a Pecha Berry!  Though some of the berries do have special uses it would be an idea to hold on to those for now until you can fully understand their uses and what you will be doing with them later, right?

You will note that there is a hole in the floor in the rear of the chamber -- this leads to a new chamber that has Unown text carved into the floor that reads "OUR CLAN ENGRAVED WORDS IN THIS PLACE."  There are no Unown to encounter here, but there is another hole in the southeast corner of the room that you can drop down to reach the chamber that we were catching Unown in earlier.  With that done we have basically completed the area that we have access to now, and we have caught all of the types of Unown that we can catch here, so head back to town to the Pokecenter and heal up, and then save!



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Well I finally got to page seven in the unown report but when I went to the entrance, the scientist was not there just Cameron who somehow teleported here or something, lol I think he's stalking me.
Anyways, I just don't know why that one scientist wasn't behind the stairs like he's supposed to be. Did I just screw something up?

Guest
Added 22nd Jun 2015, ID #574106

 
I'd just like to say, you can HM03 the web to find all the Pokemon info you need
Happy playing.:-)

Guest
Added 15th Aug 2014, ID #436877

 
When i tried to use flash it said i couldn't use that in here....

Guest
Added 14th Feb 2014, ID #355035

 
Nevermind, I found some!

Guest
Added 23rd Nov 2013, ID #321458

 
I keep not finding unown, I can only find vileplume. Am I doing something wrong?

Guest
Added 23rd Nov 2013, ID #321457

 
what if you used the escape rope from the sprout tower????

Guest
Added 24th Sep 2013, ID #311006

 
Water- use a waterstone

Light- use flash

Ho-oh - have ho-oh as the 1 st pokemon in the party (ho-oh puzzle)

Escape- use a escape rope

Note that you can't reach all the puzzles if you don't have certain moves
The 1st (escape ) can be reached immediately. The 2 nd is aerodactyl and will
Require HM03 surf. The next (ho-oh) is the same except it can only be reached through
union cave. When you first enter you'll notice the path splits. If you go down it will take you to azalea city
if you go up you'll hit water. Go across it and battle the 2 hikers there. The path
Will once again be in 2 parts. The bottom path will lead you to the omanitye puzzle while the top one will lead you to ho oh . There is a rock across the path to omanyte that will require strength to move.

I hope you find this helpful.

Guest
Added 23rd Jun 2013, ID #292223

 
how do you open them chambers with patterns on the door

Guest
Added 21st Jul 2012, ID #166839

 
Dunno. I don't think catching them is all too important. I think they can only learn Hidden Power anyway so they kinda suck in general.

Never tried to breed them... But I think they are genderless... But hey I bred Porygon once so feel free to try.

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Added 9th Jul 2012, ID #161959

 
[b][size=12][color=red][/color] [/size] [/b] Water stone for water door;flash for light door;escape rope for escape door;ho-oh first in party for ho-oh door[/size]

Guest
Added 1st Mar 2012, ID #119476

 
use flash to get in the door that says light

pablowithag666
Added 18th Feb 2012, ID #116137

 
how do you open the water temple

Guest
Added 13th Feb 2012, ID #114581

 
how do u open up the water door

pablowithag666
Added 12th Feb 2012, ID #114484

 
What about the other side of the ruins that are blocked off? How do u get to that side?

Guest
Added 13th Aug 2011, ID #66944

 
How do I get to the Indigo Place?

Guest
Added 29th Jul 2011, ID #62303

 
how do u open the one that says light??

Guest
Added 28th Jul 2011, ID #61944

 
use flash water stone escape rope and ho-oh

Guest
Added 5th Jul 2011, ID #55003

 
water= use water stone Ho-oh= have Ho-oh first in your party escape= use an escape rope don't remeber the last one

Guest
Added 15th May 2011, ID #43130

 
how do you do the 2nd puzzle

Guest
Added 13th Mar 2011, ID #32473

 
what about that weird treee thats all i really wanted to know about.

Guest
Added 21st Feb 2011, ID #29964

 
water: use water stone. i don't remamber the others.

Guest
Added 19th Feb 2011, ID #29536

 
how to get thru of chamber where reads water????

Guest
Added 21st Jan 2011, ID #26233

 
how do you get though the floor where your pokemon started beating on the floor

Guest
Added 14th Jan 2011, ID #25280

 
if you go in union cave (by Azalea town) and carry on until you get to stair case.Go down them surf across the water go straight ahead then choose right or left follow and you will end up in the runs of alph

Guest
Added 30th Dec 2010, ID #23160

 
Please tell me u can repair puzzle HO-OH

Guest
Added 7th Dec 2010, ID #20432

 
what do you do when you open the rooms and catch all the unknows?

Guest
Added 15th Nov 2010, ID #18261

 
i want to know how to open the two locked rooms at ruins of alpha as i have done all the things you need to do at the ruins yet the man hasn't followed me to open a new room? please help

Guest
Added 13th Sep 2010, ID #12468

 
ive opened all of the doors with "escape" and "water" on them, but how do you open the doors on the outside of those chambers that most likely lead to the part with the cave and the other trainer?

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Added 11th Sep 2010, ID #12243