For the first time in a Pokmon game, there are collectibles to find throughout the adventure. Pokmon Sun and Moon Zygarde Cells and Cores are used to create types of Zygarde Pokmon, with the more components you collect, the more options you have to customise the creature(s) you like.
Once you have collected the Zygarde Core when visiting Akala Island for the first time in the story, Zygarde Cores and Cells will appear throughout the game.
It’s worth noting that it’s easiest to follow the specific locations of each cell within the context of our Pokmon Sun and Moon Walkthrough, as they’re taken contextually from how you’ll naturally be progressing along each route. If it helps, keep both guides open and collect-as-you-go!
Pokemon Sun and Moon Zygarde Cell locations
To create Zygarde itself, you’ll need to pay a visit to Dexio and Sina over at Aether House, off Route 15. There, you can use the PC to combine the cells into Zygarde’s various forms, depending on the number of cells you’ve collected. There are 10 per cent, 50 per cent and 100 per cent forms, whilst you can also use the cells to make multiple Zygardes, too – so up to ten 10 per cent Zygardes, or two 50 per cent ones, for example.
Since you’ll only get the Zygarde Core at the start of the second island (Akala Island) you won’t see any first time round. However, post-credits or if you decide to backtrack, the Cores will start appearing. We’ll be updating this page with Melemele Island locations in the coming days.
|Route 4||Up the slope and immediately below you / the lady in the hat|
|Paniloa Ranch||Top right corner of second field|
|Battle Royal Place||In the empty parking space between the Blue and Red Trucks in the car park, far right of town.|
|Route 7||Surfing as north as possible, then it’s on the sandy shore by a rock at the sea’s edge.|
|Volcano Park||On the way down the mountain to the left|
|Route 8 / Top of Route 5||Next to white lab-like building’s entrance, near start of the route|
|Route 8 / Top of Route 5||Behind a rock at the start of second part of the route, near the little rocky area|
|Diglett’s Tunnel||By crate with the nugget, between two nearby rocks|
|Akala Outskirts||By ledge through the gap in the grass to the left of the route, by Black Belt Kenji|
|Malie City||Between two yellow trucks near entrance to Malie Garden|
|Malie Garden||Top left corner, in the patch the bottom side of some long grass|
|Malie Garden||Just after 4th Stufful and Trainer Tips sign, in front of grassy tree growth and Ace Trainer|
|Route 12||Behind rock after first rocky section|
|Route 12||After Punk Pair, just next to them|
|Secluded Shore||Far left of beach by the rocky wall|
|Route 13||By building below the oasis|
|Tapu Village||In front of fence opposite PMC, between girl and fisherman|
|Route 15||On bottom right side of beach|
|Aether House||In back left room in front of bookshelf in back left corner|
|Route 14||Right down the very end of the route, behind a broken old bit of road|
|Haina Desert||By a small growth of green ferns deep right and up into the desert|
|Geothermal Power Plant||Behind a pair of rocks to the right of the Power Plant entrance|
|Ula’Ula Meadow||Along planked path on right soon after entering|
|Route 17||Jumping down first ledge to the right hand side, not left, from top right point of route|
|Po Town||In front of dark red truck on left towards top of route, between two Skull Grunts and their Grimer|
|Aether Paradise||Down the end of the platform by entrance to Secret Lab B|
|Aether Paradise||Skull area – all the way to the right and up the steps|
|Aether Paradise||Dar left and a little round the corner of building at the end of the bridge, after beating Guzma.|
|Aether Paradise||Under a small side table with a lamp, on the right as you enter the mansion at the end after Guzma|
|Seafolk Village||Inside Restaurant boat that seafolk chief was standing on, under a table on the left|
|Seafolk Village||In front of some wooden planks in back right of town|
|Poni Wilds||On the beach between some rocks, on the right|
|Poni Wilds||On small muddle raised up platform by ledge, along bottom of route|
|Ancient Poni Path||In front of wall right by where you chat with Hapu and her grandma|
|Ancient Poni Path||To the right of Hapu’s house, behind the well|
|Poni Breaker Coast||On the right past geyser after entering route|
|Ruins of Hope||Bottom of the spiral path just by a sprout of green mushroom-type objects|
|Vast Poni Canyon||On the left on downhill ramp after big bridge with Lillie, by burrowing Pokmon|
|Vast Poni Canyon||Behind boulder in shortcut area between start and end of route, after you climb down the big tree, head left and inside|
|Mount Lanakila||On the left in front of rock just after Escape Rope|
|Mount Lanakila||Left of PMC next to biggish rock, bottom side of route|
Pokmon Sun and Moon Zygarde Core locations
Need more tips? Use our Pokmon Sun and Moon Walkthrough and guide for the main story, our choice of the best Pokmon Sun and Moon starter from Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, as well as an in-progress list of where to find Zygarde Cells and Cores. We also have a list of evolutions for Alolan Forms and other new Sun and Moon Pokmon and fast way to increase a Pokmon’s Happiness, and for those who played it, how to transfer across Ash-Greninja and other items from the Sun and Moon Demo to the main game.
Again, this list is a work in progress that will be updated in the coming days. There are 10 Zygarde Cores in total, and you’re looking for a pink sparkle in the environment.
|Akala Island, Heahea City||Story – talk to Lillie in the hotel before going to Route 4|
|Akala Island, Konikoni City||Upstairs in Olivia’s shop, in her room with the stuffed toys|
|Ula’Ula Island, Route 17||At back of the police station in front of hanging clothes.|
|Poni Island, Ancient Poni Path||In Hapu’s bedroom, far right in her house through door with Meowth|
|Poni Island, Vast Poni Canyon||cross first bridge, inside, on the right behind a small rocky mound|
|Melemele Island, Bedroom||Post-credits, by your bed|