Written by Pokefreak
In Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, as well as Gold, Silver and Crystal, there were parts of the Ruins Of Alph where the Unown would appear on the floors. These would cause a big mystery around the ruins. I've been nice enough for all of you do visit the ruins and decipher each message in each room. They have no meaning or help to the game or plot, so these are purely for those who are curious or too lazy to explore the ruins themselves.
All right. The first area is directly north of the hut where the three scientists are working. Inside, you'll find a puzzle with a Kabuto's picture on it. Past the puzzle, on the back wall, you'll see a wall in Unown writing. It reads "ESCAPE". Use an Escape Rope, and the wall will open. Inside, you'll find four items and a hole. Drop through the hole, and you'll be in a room with Unown pictures on it. Deciphered, they say as follows.
Our clan. Pretend Pokemon statues outside.
The second one is a short Surf south from the hut. Inside that building is another cave. This time, the puzzle is an Aerodactyl. At the back of the room, the wall will read "LIGHT". Have a Pokemon use Flash and the wall will open, revealing another four items. Drop through the hole and you'll see the writing. It reads, translated:
Our clan. Energized words in this place.
The third area requires you to enter from the Union Cave. Follow the first row to the left and head north from the first wall. Surf north and follow the cave road until you find the exit. You'll be confronted by a Psychic, but it shouldn't be a problem. Just beat him and get into the ruins. You'll find a puzzle with Ho-oh on it. Skip that and head to the back. The words will read out "HO-OH". If you have Ho-oh in your party, you'll be granted acess. After getting the items, drop down and the words will read:
We humans need to walk with them. We leave them here. For the safe of them.
To find the last one, you take the same path through Union Cave. Except when you leave, you head south instead of towards the Psychic. Navigate past the fallen rocks and you'll find the Omanyte puzzle. Past that is a wall that reads "WATER". As long as you have a Water Stone in your bag, you'll be granted access. Grab the items, drop down and read the Unown. They say:
We sense their consciousness. They hold power. They reject the outside.
Thanks to everyone who commented on how to find the Omanyte puzzle. You guys are fantastic. Nice job.
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