Pride Rock is a magnificent rock formation that serves as a central location in The Lion King universe.


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Pride Rock serves several key purposes: it houses the monarch and his pride, serves as the central meeting place for residents, and is the place where official business is conducted.

A strategically advantageous location, Pride Rock proves the perfect home for a monarch, as it provides a clear view of the Pride Lands, including its bordering territories, the Elephant Graveyard and the Outlands


Canon History

The Lion King

King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi's newborn cub, Simba, is presented by Rafiki to the Pride Landers from Pride Rock. Later, Mufasa takes Simba to the top of it to teach his son about his future. After Scar kills Mufasa, Scar ascends Pride Rock to take his place as king and spends his reign lazing in Pride Rock. However, Simba returns and attacks Scar while the lionesses and Rafiki battle the hyenas. Simba eventually flips his uncle off of Pride Rock where he is devoured by his own followers, the hyenas.

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

As with the fist film, Pride Rock serves as the site of presentation for the royal heir- this time, Simba's daughter Kiara is presented to the animals of the Pride Lands. Later, she goes to the edge of the rock and peers out over the Pride Lands. Her parents arrive, and after confirming that she is aware of Simba's instructions, Kiara sets off to explore.

When Kiara is fully grown, she departs for her first hunt from Pride Rock. The hunt fails, but results in an Outsider lion named Kovu joining the pride. While the other lions enter Pride Rock to sleep, Simba makes Kovu sleep outside. However, the following night, he permits Kovu to enter Pride Rock to sleep. Vitani, watching Pride Rock from afar, is disappointed when Kovu does not attack Simba as he was instructed to by their mother.

After the Outsiders ambush Simba and Kovu, Simba returns to Pride Rock with the help of Timon and Pumbaa. Kovu arrives, and Simba exiles him from the top of the rock. As the gathered Pride Landers sing "One of Us" as they drive Kovu out of the Pride Lands. Simba remains on Pride Rock throughout the duration of the song. However, later, Simba accepts Kovu and the rest of the Outsiders sans their leader Zira into the pride. They gather on Pride Rock, where Kiara and Kovu are married. Together, Simba, Nala, Kovu, and Kiara walk to the edge of Pride Rock and roar over their kingdom.

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

Simba is teaching his daughter Kiara about the kingdom when his son Kion and his friend Bunga interrupt their game. Simba sends them away so that he can continue to teach Kiara. Later, when Kion uses the Roar of the Elders, Simba, Nala, and Rafiki can hear it. As a result, Simba and Rafiki take Kion and Bunga inside of Pride Rock, into the Lair of the Lion Guard, where they explain the history of a group called the Lion Guard.

The Lion Guard

Pride Rock is frequently seen in the background of episodes in the series, and occasionally serves as a setting, primarily when the Lion Guard is within it; in the Lair of the Lion Guard.

AJGermon121's Fanon History

The pride originally starts off of King Ahadi and his mate Queen Uru. They are the parents of Mufasa and Taka/Scar and the now deceased Thema the female of the litter. And the family tree sets off from there. Queen Uru was born in Pride Rock of the King Mohatu and Queen Sita but she dies when Uru is still a cub. So Uru is raised by her father. Ahadi on the other hand was born in the Marsh Pride to Makuro and Deni. They are the leaders of the Marsh Pride. Uru and Ahadi first meet when she is found nearly drowning in an overflooded watering hole of course to her rescue comes Ahadi and the two finally introduced themselves but Ahadi is chased away by Makuro and that's the last time they see each other. Years passed and Ahadi is a full grown male lion.

He is the first of the royal line to lead a pride without a mate. Love to him in his opinion is a waste of his time and seems to be distracting to his royal duties. As Ahadi is patrolling the territory he happens to see a lone lioness chasing an antelope. Impressed by her hunting skill he comes towards her as she is killing her prey. When he introduces himself he is nearly swiped in the face by her killer claws. Unsure whether she should trust Ahadi she holds her ground. Ahadi assures her that he means no harm and she finally relaxes but with one second look into her eyes Ahadi figures out who she is. Uru finally recognizes him and agrees to join his pride as the lead huntress of the pride. But she still seems unsure about Ahadi and keeps her distance from him but on one night she finds him in the grass staring up at the stars. The two have a long conversation and find themselve nuzzling and become a mated pair. Thats the start of the future King Mufasa and his siblings Taka and Thema. Thema died as a stillborn from unknown causes so the story now revolves around Taka and Mufasa. Mufasa is the oldest and Taka is the youngest. Mufasa and Taka got along well like normal brothers but they were always being trained by their father by how they act and their responsibility. The two always play and usually play with their friends Sarabi and Sarafina. Sarabi and Sarafina are the two female cubs of the pride they are not related but they are best friends.

Appearances in Fanfictions

A list of fanfictions in which Pride Rock appears that are on this wiki. If your fanfiction includes Pride Rock, add it to this list.


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