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Poor "Zygarde" IconZygarde didn't get a Pokemon Z version, so this will have to do.

Not long after you arrive in Akala Island, you will be given the "Zygarde" IconZygarde Cube key item, which allows you to collect the numerous "Zygarde" IconZygarde Cells and "Zygarde" IconZygarde Cores scattered across Alola. In total, there are 95 Cells and 5 Cores, so 100 in all.

Cells and Cores can be found literally anywhere, outside on the field or inside buildings. They are even found on Melemele Island, before you were given the "Zygarde" IconZygarde Cube, but only appear after you’ve gotten the "Zygarde" IconZygarde Cube. Needless to say, you’ve got your work cut out for you.

That said, usually they aren’t too difficult to find if you keep your eyes peeled and look in every nook and cranny. The kicker is that some "Zygarde" IconZygarde Cells only appear during the day or the night. So you may need to visit some locations twice to collect ’em all. Oh boy…

As if this wasn’t already becoming one of the most tedious collectathons ever, the game only bothers to track the total number of "Zygarde" IconZygarde Cells and Cores you’ve collected, which you can check by using the "Zygarde" IconZygarde Cube item from your bag.

So it won’t give you any information about the areas where you’ve discovered all the Cells or Cores or anything remotely helpful like that. Fortunately, we’ll be listing all of the locations over on the next few pages, so you can check to see which ones you’ve got or still need.


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    12 December 2016
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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Welcome to Alola, a region of tropical islands, filled with gorgeous natural beauty and Pokemon never seen before. Having recently moved to Alola, your journey begins soon afterwards. Your adventures will be filled with fascinating and colorful people with quirky island traditions and of course Pokémon. Delight in the mysteries of the brand new Alola region as your travels take you the length and breadth of the region and the secrets of the legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala are finally unveiled.

Our massive and comprehensive guide includes the following:

  • A full route and trial battle guide covering your journey from Pokémon novice to eventual Champion.

  • All dungeons and Rite of the Island challenges covered.

  • Detailed breeding and capture guide, including locations for every Pokémon as well as information on the new Alolan forms.

  • Gameplay strategies to maximise your team potential as well as details on Hyper Training.

  • Minigames and secrets uncovered.

  • An explanation of the brand new Rotom Pokédex and loads more!

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