Return to Poni Island

You haven't been away from Poni Island very long but there is still a lot of backtracking to do. Now is as good a time as any to catch another Legendary Pokémon and learn more about Mega Evolution.

• View the Poni Island Map

Through the Distortion

Head back to the Altar of the Sunne/Moone where you battled and captured Solgaleo/Lunala and you’ll notice what looks like a wormhole at the edge of the stone altar.

“Beyond the distortion, you can see what looks to be another world.”

For you to enter this ‘other world’, you’ll need to have either Solgaleo or Lunala in your party and depending on the time of day, you’ll be able to pass through this void to the other side:

If you only have one of the Legendaries at the moment, you'll have to wait until the right time of day to pass through the distortion. 

Upon arriving in the other world, you’ll find that it’s almost identical to the one you just travelled from, except the time and certain locations have changed to the following:


Pokémon Sun:


Pokémon Moon:

Regardless of which game you’re playing, after heading into the distortion and arriving on the other side, make your way to the Lake of the Sunne/Moone. You’ll find a Cosmog in this area and will have the opportunity to catch it.

It’s worth bearing in mind that unlike Solgaleo and Lunala, Cosmog can learn the Normal-type move, Splash. The Z version of this move can boost a Pokémon’s Attack by three stages which will give you an excellent advantage in battles.

Finding another Cosmog and evolving it into another Solgaleo/Lunala is a great idea if you’d like to trade it for the other Legendary. For example, if a friend of yours is playing Pokémon Sun and you’re playing Pokémon Moon, you can trade your spare Lunala for their spare Solgaleo. Carrying both Legendaries in your party will enable you to travel through the distortion at any time of day.


Top Tip: If you have your eye on a Pokémon, item or Zygarde Cell that only appears at a certain time of day/night, head to the Alternate World to pick it up rather than waiting. 


Mega Evolution

It's time for a chat with Dexio and Sina! Make your way to Ancient Poni Path until you bump into them. They are very eager to show you what Mega Evolution is so you'll have to battle them to see exactly how it works. You'll battle Dexio who'll Mega Evolve his Alakazam using the Mega Ring. 

After you have defeated him, Dexio explains that when a Trainer holds a Key Stone and the Pokémon holds the Mega Stone, the Pokémon will Mega Evolve during a battle. Sina then chimes in to say that you can also use the Z-Ring, so you must use a Key Stone that makes Mega Stones resonate. The Mega Stone that makes Alakazam Mega Evolve is called an Alakazite. As it were, Dexio kindly gives you a Key Stone and an Alakazite.






Hatching Pokémon Eggs

Throughout the game, you'll most likely hatch a lot of Pokémon Eggs. After hatching a considerable amount (at least twenty), head to the Battle Tree. Speak to the Judge and he will immediately upgrade your PC Boxes. From now on, you will be able to use the 'Judge' function. Select a Pokémon and then select 'Judge' to see your Pokémons' IVs.

Revisiting Poni Breaker Coast

Glide to Poni Breaker Coast and speak to the two Swimmer Girls, Kylie and Ashlyn. They'll challenge you to a Double Battle. After defeating each of them, they will give you two TMs: TM98 (Waterfall) and TM94 (Surf).





Back in Seafolk Village

Head over to Seafolk Village and go into the Pokémon Center. Walk over to the left side and speak to the guy in the yellow t-shirt. Shortly after striking up a conversation with him, Sightseer Marcus will challenge you to a battle. Luckily, he only has one Pokémon in his party and it's Exeggcute so this battle should be very straightforward.  

After defeating Marcus, he states that he'd love to give you an Exeggcute but unfortunately he only has one. Instead, he gives you six Nuggets, which is rather generous. 

You can now explore the eastern half of Poni Island that was inaccessible before you became Champion.






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