Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is a true open world Pokémon experience, and as such, there is plenty to see and discover in the region of Paldea. This page will give you all the details on where to find every Purple Stake and the Shrine.
So you’ve come across a few Stakes in Paldea and have learnt what their use is. Now you wish to discover where you can find every Stake location and Shrine to tackle those Ruin Legendary Pokémon. Well, look no further as this page will show you where to find every Purple Stake.
Purple Stake #1¶
Start your purple stake hunting at the Los Platos Pokemon Center and go southwest to the pool of water here, the purple stake sits overlooking the town.
Purple Stake #2¶
The second purple stake is nearby, head northeast from Los Platos and climb up to find this purple stake overlooking Mesagoza city.
Purple Stake #3¶
Another purple stake that is close by. Take a look at the map and you’ll spot a spiral hill to the northeast, climb to the top of this to locate the purple stake.
Purple Stake #4¶
Make your way to the southwest of South Province (Area Five), or southeast from the last stake you got, and you’ll find some ruins. On the plateau to the east of here, overlooking them, you’ll find another purple stake.
Purple Stake #5¶
The next purple stake is a simple one to find, head to the northeast of South Province (Area One) and you’ll find a bridge leading to South Province (Area Three), the purple stake sits above the bridge to the south.
Purple Stake #6¶
Go to the South Province (Area Three) Pokemon Center and go west, along the top of the cliffs, to find the purple stake facing the city.
Purple Stake #7¶
Once you’ve found the Watchtower in South Province (Area Three), head north and you’ll find some canyons. Go to the north side of these canyons and you’ll find the purple stake overlooking them.
Purple Stake #8¶
The final purple stake is the easiest to locate. Simply head to Artazon and from the western Pokemon Center, go south and climb the wall to reach the stake.
Purple Shrine Gate¶
Once you pull up the eighth and final stake, a message will trigger, letting you know something has stirred and you will automatically face the direction of the shrine itself.
If you return to where you found Purple Stake #4 (that overlooks the ruins), drop off the cliff where the stake was and you’ll land right at the Shrine Gate. Make sure you’re prepared before going in, however, a battle with Wo-Chien, a Level 60 Ruin Legendary Pokémon awaits.
For an in-depth guide for the Wo-Chien battle, please check our walkthrough here.