Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have 32 Ominous Stakes hidden throughout Paldea. By completing the History teacher, Miss Raifort’s, social link at the Academy, you’ll be able to discover the secrets behind the Ruin Legendary Pokemon.
All throughout Paldea, four shrines seal away ancient treasures. These relics turned into Pokemon and destroyed an evil ancient king’s kingdom thanks to the power of a grudge they held. Iconic behaviour really.
So, of course, you’re here to… break them out? Naturally.
Here’s where you can find all the Ominous Stakes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as well as the Shrine locations and treasures.
How To Unlock The Shrines
There are four Shrines that seal away the darkness. Oh wait, wrong game.
You’re looking for:
- Groundblight Shrine – Green Stakes, releases Ting-Lu
- Icerend Shrine – Orange Stakes, releases Chien-Pao
- Grasswither Shrine – Purple Stakes, releases Wo-Chien
- Firescourge Shrine – Blue Stakes, releases Chi-Yu
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet really do wear their inspiration on their sleeves, don’t they?
To unlock each shrine, you’ll need to find eight stakes in the surrounding area. It’s best to unlock all of your Legendary mount’s traversal abilities before attempting this challenge, some are pretty high up. All eight Ominous Stakes are colour-coded to their respective sealed shrine.
Once you’ve found these Stakes, you’ll need to pull them out of the ground. To do so, all you need to do is walk up to them and press A. Once you’ve pulled out all eight Stakes, you can return to the Shrine
Pro tip – if you complete your History tests and made friends with Miss Raifort, she will mark the location of the Shrines on your map.
That’s how to complete the Ominous Ruins quest in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet! Remember – your newfound treasures are all shiny-locked, so there’s no point resetting.
- Now, why don’t you start with the locations of all the Green Ominous Stakes?