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Ancient Portal

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Ancient Portal.png
This Ancient Portal leads to the Outer Isles, a land of battles to win and treasures to claim.
Enables the Trainer to travel from the Archipelago to the Campaign Map.

Cost: Free
Requirements: None
Upgradable: Yes
Can go in Inventory: No

7 x 7

The Ancient Portal is a building that allows the Trainer to travel from the Archipelago to the Campaign Map. Traveling is done by selecting the Portal and then pressing the Campaign Map Button.png button. Returning from the Campaign Map is done by pressing the X button in the top-right corner of the screen.


Upgrading is the process through which the Ancient Portal's level is increased, thus determining the base number of Battle Energy available for use on the Campaign Map. Upgrading the Portal costs a fixed amount of Gems per level. Select the Portal to begin the upgrade process. Tap the Upgrade Button.png button, then the Instant Upgrade  Gems Icon.png button to complete the process. Each time the Portal is upgraded, both the Portal Energy and the Arena Energy are replenished. The level of the Portal does not affect the 'base' amount of Arena Energy, as that amount is only affected by the Trainer's VIP Status.

The size of the Portal is 7x7 squares, regardless of its level, making it the largest movable building in the game. Additionally, the aspect of the Ancient Portal stays the same throughout each of its levels.

Portal Level Upgrade Cost Maximum Energy Portal Energy Bolt.png Experience Experience Icon.png
Level 1 Starting Level 3 Energy None
Level 2 50 Gems 4 Energy 550
Level 3 100 Gems 5 Energy 1,110
Level 4 150 Gems 6 Energy 1,660
Level 5 250 Gems 7 Energy 2,770
Level 6 500 Gems 8 Energy 5,500
Level 7 750 Gems 9 Energy 8,330


A single building or object can be moved by pressing and holding on it, until move options are activated (indicated by the X Edit Mode Button.png buttons that appear beneath it). With move options activated, the object can be moved by dragging or tapping the desired destination, and the move accepted or denied X. An arrow appears on each side of the object, green indicating it can be moved to new location or grey indicating it cannot.

To move multiple objects at once, with move options activated as above, press the Edit Mode Button.png Edit Mode button to enable (multiple-object) Edit Mode; once enabled, moving and/or swapping instructions appear at the top of the screen:

  • Select one or more objects to move them at the same time.
  • Swap two objects by selecting them and using the Swap Button.png Swap button.
  • Store multiple objects in the inventory by selecting them and tapping the Inventory Icon.png Inventory button (eligible buildings/objects only).

Dragging and tapping will not move selected buildings/objects initially in edit mode, the initial state is for selection-only; instead, pressing the Move (Green) Icon.png Move button to enable dragging or tapping, the base of all objects turn green or grey indicating if they can be moved as a unit to the new location.

  • Selected objects in edit mode are moved exactly parallel to their former positions, and any chosen destination must have the corresponding spaces freed and placeable in order for the move to be successful.
  • If all selected items are eligible to be moved into inventory, the Inventory Icon.png Inventory button appears below the last item selected, pressing it moves these items into inventory. The inventory button does not appear if any item is ineligible to be moved into inventory.
  • Objects cannot be selected from different islands at the same time.

Golden Portal[edit]

Ancient Portal (Golden).png

Trainers of VIP Level 11 and above can switch between the normal aspect of the Portal Ancient Portal Button.png and a golden variant Golden Ancient Portal Button.png. The Golden Ancient Portal serves no purpose other than as an aesthetic enhancement. This option can be used even when the VIP Status is not active.


The Ancient Portal also serves as an "anchor" of sorts for when visiting another Trainer's island; the visiting Trainer is brought first to whatever island the Ancient Portal was placed upon. By default, the portal is placed upon the Main Island, but can be moved to any other location, thereby changing which Island the visiting Trainer sees first.


  • Update 3.2: Increased the VIP Level at which the golden form of the Portal is unlocked from Level 5 to Level 11.
  • Update 2.4: Introduced the option to upgrade the Ancient Portal to Level 7.
  • Update 1.9: Introduced the golden form of the Portal.