Pokémon Sun and Moon: Where to Find Zygarde Cells and Cores - Location Guide

Pokémon Sun and Moon: Where to Find Zygarde Cells and Cores - Location Guide

Here's where to find the Zygarde Cells and Cores scattered around Alola in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Zygarde is a highly unique Pokémon that you assemble by collecting and assembling its parts. To use any of Zygarde's three "formes" (yes that "e" is supposed to be there) in Pokémon Sun and Moon, you need to collect the necessary Zygarde Cores and Cells. This Pokemon Sun and Moon guide will tell you where to find the Zygarde cells and cores.

Zygarde's Cores and Cells are scattered throughout Alola. Some of them are gifted to you automatically, but most of them require some searching. Long story short, if you see a pink or green sparkle on the ground, examine it. Chances are it's a Zygarde Cell or Core. This guide will help you track down all those shiny spots. If you need more help with everything else Pokémon-related, go ahead and check out our Pokémon Sun and Moon guide.

Zygarde Core Locations

Zygarde Cores are the "brains" of each Zygarde transformation. There's only a small number of them scattered around Alola, and they house the Cells that ultimately construct Zygarde's formes.

  • Melemele Island - In your room
  • Melemele Island - In Hala's house
  • Akala Island - In Olivia's room
  • Ula'Ula Island - in the Po Town police department
  • Unknown location - In Hapu's house

Zygarde Cell Locations

When you find a Zygarde Cell, it gets sucked up into a Zygarde Cube. Most cells can be found at any time of the day, but several can only be found during the day or at night.

  • Aether Paradise - In the B2F Lab Area, next to Secret Lab B's door
  • Aether Paradise - Near the entrance area. Pass the gate, go to the right, and up the stairs. It's in the center of the square area.
  • Aether Paradise - Entrance area. Go past the bridge and to the left side of the building.
  • Aether Paradise - Entrance area. The first room inside the building, under the lamp on the right.
  • Akala Island - In the lobby of the Tide Song Hotel
  • Akala Island - Near the cave east of the entrance to Lush Jungle
  • Akala Island - On Route 4, near the Pokémon Breeder
  • Akala Island - Outside Paniola Ranch
  • Akala Island - On Route 6
  • Akala Island - In the parking lot of Royal Avenue
  • Akala Island - On Route 7, near the shore
  • Akala Island - On the left side of the Volcano Trial
  • Akala Island - On Route 5 by way of Route 8
  • Akala Island - On Route 8, outside Aether's building
  • Akala Island - In the Digglet Tunnel
  • Akala Island - On the outskirts of Akala Island
  • Akala Island - Under the watch tower at Hano Beach (Daytime only)
  • Akala Island - Under the umbrella at Hano Beach
  • Akala Island - On Royal Avenue, on the right side of the PokeCenter (Nighttime only)
  • Akala Island - Outside the Dimensional Research Lab (Nighttime only)
  • Akala Island - Near Lighthouse point in KoniKoni City (Nighttime only)
  • Melemele Island - In Kala'e Bay. You need Lapras to reach it.
  • Melemele Island - On Route 1
  • Melemele Island - On Route 1, behind some rocks
  • Melemele Island - On Route 3, near Melemele Meadow
  • Melemele Island - On Route 3, near the berry tree
  • Melemele Island - In Verdant Cavern
  • Melemele Island - On Route 2
  • Melemele Island - Outside the Professor's lab (Daytime only)
  • Melemele Island - At Illima's house (Daytime only)
  • Melemele Island - Near the entrance to the trial at Iki Town (Nighttime only)
  • Melemele Island - First floor of the Trainer's School (Nighttime only)
  • Melemele Island - In Hau'oli City, next to the second PokeCenter (Nighttime only)
  • Melemele Island - In Hau'oli Cemetery (Nighttime only)
  • Melemele Island - Outside the Ruins of Conflict
  • Poni Island - In Seafolk Village's empty lot
  • Poni Island - In the Poni Wilds, on the beach
  • Poni Island - Under the leftmost table at Seafolk Village's Wailord Bar
  • Ula'ula Island - In the top left of Malie Garden
  • Ula'ula Island - Between the two ambulances near the PokeCenter
  • Ula'ula Island - Near the truck at the Recycling Plant
  • Ula'ula Island - Behind the Trainer Tips sign on Route 10
  • Ula'ula Island - On Route 12, past the first rock on the rocky path
  • Ula'ula Island - On Route 12, beside where you do the Punk double battle
  • Ula'ula Island - On Secluded Shore
  • Ula'ula Island - South of the fountain on Route 13
  • Ula'ula Island - Outside the PokeCenter in Tapu Village
  • Ula'ula Island - To the right of the trial entrance on Route 14
  • Ula'ula Island - Near the sign on Blush Mountain
  • Ula'ula Island - Down the first ramp on Route 15
  • Ula'ula Island - In the left room of Aether House
  • Ula'ula Island - To the left of the PokeCenter on Route 16
  • Ula'ula Island - Near the wooden planks to the right of the PokeFinder spot in Ula'ula Meadow
  • Ula'ula Island - In Haina Desert, next to a plant near an exit
  • Ula'ula Island - In the Ruins of Abundance. Check the stones near one of the exits
  • Ula'ula Island - Near the exit to the Lake of the Sunne in Ula'ula Meadow
  • Ula'ula Island - Down the ramps and near a Team Skull member on Route 17
  • Ula'ula Island - Near the outer corner of Po Town on Route 17
  • Ula'ula Island - In the top-right corner of Po Town, near the yellow car
  • Ula'ula Island - Top-left corner of Po Town, near the red car (Nighttime only)
  • Ula'ula Island - Near the policeman on Secluded Shore (Nighttime only)
  • vUla'ula Island - To the left of the Martial Artist on Route 11 (Nighttime only)
  • Ula'ula Island - Near Mudsdale on Route 13 (Nighttime only)
  • Ula'ula Island - Near the Fisherman on Route 14 (Nighttime only)
  • Ula'ula Island - At the far right of the Malie Community Center (Nighttime only)

(Special thanks: Pokemon GO Hub)

Make sure to check out our guides on all the Alolan Pokémon forms in Pokémon Sun and Moon, then learn how to use Z-Moves and Z-Crystals, as well as which starter is the best in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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