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Solaceon Ruins Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Location Guide

"Friendship. All lives touch other."
"Friendship. All lives touch other." / Image courtesy of Nintendo

The Solaceon Ruins in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is a hot topic at the moment as many trainers are rediscovering the Unown for the first time in over 10 years.

Here's a breakdown of the Solaceon Ruins in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Solaceon Ruins Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Location Guide

In central Sinnoh, trainers can discover Solaceon Town, a place found after exploring Route 209.

While this POI is mostly relevant for its Pokémon daycare, trainers can follow a hidden path on the right side of the town to enter the Solaceon Ruins — the place where Unown (Lv. 14-25) will spawn.

An iconic part of the Generation II and III Pokémon, Unown is a rather rare and strange Psychic-type Pokémon that has 28 derivative shapes of ancient writing available to be caught.

Inside the Solaceon Ruins, trainers will see some writing on the wall that resembles the different forms of Unown.

There are seven floors in the maze-like ruins, with the first floor serving as an introduction.

This serves as a precursor to what is set to come next as in each floor that trainers descend in the ruins, they'll be able to catch a different set of Unown forms just by running around until an encounter occurs before long.

The first level down has the letter "F," the next has the letter "R," and this pattern continues for those who keep going to spell out "friend."

In any of the smaller, dead-end rooms of the Solaceon Ruins, trainers can find and catch the other twenty letters of Unown, albeit it'll be more hit-or-miss to find specific forms due to each having just a 5% chance of being encountered.

For those curious about how to catch the exclamation point and question mark forms of Unown, they are located in the cave above the entrance of the Solaceon Ruins, which is only unlocked after already having caught all 26 of the other forms and is only accessible through Route 214 after leaving Veilstone City.

For more on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, feel free to check out our guides on how to get Mew and Giratina.