How to Find Ursaluna’s Friend in Southern Ruins in Detective Pikachu Returns

Can't bear the loneliness.

Screenshot of Ursaluna in Detective Pikachu Returns.
Screenshot by Prima Games

Upon diving into Detective Pikachu Returns’ second case, The Fabled Aurora, you’ll find an Ursaluna in need of help. Accepting its Local Concern will lead you to discover the Pokemon’s friend has gone missing – time for you to put your sleuthing skills to work. Here’s how to find Ursaluna’s friend in the Southern Ruins in Detective Pikachu 2.


This guide contains spoilers for The Fabled Aurora case in Detective Pikachu Returns. Continue reading at your own risk.

Ursaluna’s Friend Location in Detective Pikachu 2

Though you’ll likely want to rush to find Ursaluna’s missing friend as soon as possible, you must progress the story until you enter the Southern Ruins temple, solve the Passimian statue puzzle, and meet Galarian Darmanitan.

Once you’ve done so, Galarian Darmanitan will eventually ask you to help find his friends, including a Galarian Mr. Mime and a Bergmite. They’re found in the room with the Crustle outside on the right-hand side of the temple on floor B1. The entrance to the room is blocked off with ice, so you need to ride Galarian Darmanitan with Pikachu and shatter the ice to enter.

Go inside the room, where you’ll find Galarian Mr. Mime, and Bergmite. Look behind the Galarian Mr. Mime, and you’ll spot the Ursaluna’s friend encased in ice. Approach it, then press R to punch the ice and shatter it, freeing the Pokemon.

After thanking you, the Ursaluna will return to its friend outside the Southern Ruins. Go back to the Ursaluna and speak to it to finish the Local Concern.

Do You Get Any Rewards for Finding Ursaluna’s Friend in Detective Pikachu Returns?

Unfortunately, no, you don’t get anything for finding Ursaluna’s trapped friend, which seems to be the case for every Local Concern in Detective Pikachu Returns. So it’s up to you whether it’s worth completing or not.

If you want more Local Concerns to tackle in the Southern Ruins, there’s a Leavanny that needs help finding its Swadloon children and a Cleffa that’s stuck hunting down its friends in a game of hide-and-seek.

About the Author

Meg Bethany Koepp

Meg started out as a video games journalist in the UK in 2014, and obtained a degree in Games Journalism & PR (yes, it exists) in 2018. Later that year, she moved to the US, where she eventually became Managing Editor at Prima Games in May 2022. When she's not working, you can find her playing her ASUS ROG Ally, training Pokémon, or trailblazing through the galaxy in Honkai: Star Rail. You can contact Meg at [email protected].