|All Charcoal Locations
|Azalea Town’s PokéMart. Sold for 9,800 PokéDollars.
|Ruins of Alph (Union Cave side). Look for it in a hidden room in the top-left puzzle chamber. Catching Ho-Oh is required.
Charcoal is available for purchase at Azalea Town’s PokéMart. It costs 9,800 PokéDollars.
Alternatively, you can find a piece of Charcoal in the hidden room of the top-left puzzle chamber at the Ruins of Alph, accessible from the Union Cave. You’ll need Ho-Oh as your party leader to open the hidden room.
Location #1: Azalea Town’s PokéMart
Azalea Town’s PokéMart is a few steps northeast of the Pokémon Center.
Talk to the clerk behind the counter to see the PokéMart’s wares.
You can buy a Charcoal for 9,800 PokéDollars.
You’re not limited to just one, either. You can buy as much Charcoal as you wish if you have the money.
Location #2: Puzzle Chamber at Ruins of Alph (Union Cave side)
Union Cave has entrances on Routes 32 and 33, but it’s easier to reach the puzzle chamber from the southern entrance (Route 33).
This entrance is located east of Azalea Town.
Once inside, follow the only available road north, then west.
Keep going westward until you hit a wall, then go up the nearby stairs onto a rock platform. You’ll find a ladder leading down to the basement further north.
Climb down the ladder.
Descend the nearby stairs and turn up towards an underground lake.
Use Surf to enter the water and move a few steps up.
Turn right and follow the water. More dry land awaits after the next left turn. Exit the water and keep moving.
Follow this road until you come across a fork. Go up.
The exit is just a few paces further left.
You’ll come out in a formerly inaccessible area of the Ruins of Alph. Enter the cave on the left to access the puzzle chamber.
To open the hidden room, you must make Ho-Oh your Party Leader inside the puzzle chamber.
Tip: You’ll be able to catch Ho-Oh at the Tin Tower after getting the Rainbow Wing.
When done correctly, a passage will open on the northern wall, leading to the hidden room.
Pick up the top-right item to get Charcoal.
Charcoal is a held item that increases the Power of Fire-type moves by 10%.
It’s a must-have for powerful Fire-type Pokémon like Arcanine, Typhlosion, or the legendary Ho-Oh.
Pair it with any high-damage Fire-type move for the best results. Options include Fire Blast, Flamethrower, and Ho-Oh’s signature Sacred Fire.