Location: Route 16
Getting Zygarde is one of the most unique, and cumbersome, ways to get a Legendary Pokémon. To get it, you need to collect Zygarde Cells within the Zygarde Cube and take them to the special caravan in Route 16. These cells will depend on what you can do. Until you have collected all the cells, you'll be able to create Zygarde at the Zygarde Restoration Center. This allows for you to put together a Zygarde. If you have 10 cells, it will create a 10% Forme Zygarde, and if you have 50 it will create a 50% Zygarde. These have Aura Break. These Pokémon can then be used to assemble or separate the Zygarde. If you separate Zygarde, the Pokémon will be lost entirely, but can be rebuilt just with different IVs and no EVs. The level increases with the progression in your game.
After you have collected all 100 cells, you'll be able to combine them more solidly into a Zygarde with the Power Construct ability. This will then allow it to change between 10% and 50% Forme using the Zygarde Cube, and turn into Complete Forme in battle. This Zygarde cannot be separated
Do note that if you trade away or release any Zygarde created, you will lose the cells forever.
The Zygarde Cores are the main elements of the Zygarde. There are five different cores to find across the Alola Region and they are signified by a red sparkle. The difference between Cores and Cells is that for each Core you get, you can teach Zygarde a special new move.
List of Zygarde Core Locations
|Melemele Island||Route 1||Extreme Speed|
|Melemele Island||Iki Town||Thousand Arrows|
|Akala Island||Konikoni City||Dragon Dance|
|Ula'ula Island||Route 17||Thousand Waves|
|Poni Island||Ancient Poni Path||Core Enforcer|
The Zygarde Cells are the main element of Zygarde. As you collect more cells, you can create more Zygarde, separate them and reassemble them into the 10% or 50% Formes until you have all 100 cells when you can create a Zygarde with the ability Power Construct.
There are 95 cells across Alola, adding up to 100 elements of Zygarde to find. There are 14 on Melemele Island, 18 on Akala Island, 30 on Ula'ula Island, 28 on Poni Island and 5 on the Aether Foundation. Some cells only appear in the day and some cells only appear in the dark
List of Zygarde Cell Locations