|Alola as seen in Pokémon Sun and Moon|
|Introduced in:||Sun & Moon|
|New Pokémon:||81 + 18 Alola Forms|
|Regional villains:||Team Skull|
|Starter Pokémon:||Rowlet, Litten, Popplio|
It is based on real-life Hawaii, and consists of four islands: Melemele Island, Akala Island, Ula'ula Island and Poni Island, as well as the artificial Aether Paradise. In Alola a culture that respects Pokémon has evolved, which is somewhat different to that found in other regions.
- 1 Cities and Towns
- 2 The Island Challenge
Cities and Towns
Note that Alola, unlike other regions, lacks a starting town: the player's house is on Route 1.
A traditional town home to a festival for the Island Guardian Tapu Koko.
The region's largest city. Notable for shopping, as well as the Trainers' School.
A city closely associated with the sea. It is also known as the gateway to Akala Island.
A Western-inspired town with lots of farmland near it.
Team Skull's base is located here.
The Island Challenge
Alola, unlike many other regions, does not have a standard League: the old Island Challenge is still considered to be a rite of passage for trainers. The Island Challenge involves completing trials around the islands, with each trial headed by a trial captain. Once all trials for an island have been done, a grand trial takes place, a battle against the island kahuna, who is supposed to be the strongest trainer.
Each trial features a strong totem Pokémon, and usually involves a mission to find it. When a trial is complete a Z-Crystal of that type is awarded, as a replacement for gym badges.
|1||Ilima||Verdant Cavern|| Gumshoos (Sun)
Alolan Raticate (Moon)
|Find Pokémon and battle Team Skull Grunts|
|2||Lana||Brooklet Hill||Wishiwashi||Investigate rippling water|
|3||Kiawe||Wela Volcano Park||Salazzle||Identify dance|
|4||Mallow||Lush Jungle||Lurantis||Find ingredients for food|
|Kahuna||Olivia||Ruins of Life||N/A|
|5||Sophocles||Mount Hokulani||Vikavolt||Identify a Pokémon's cry|
|6||Acerola||Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)||Mimikyu||Take photos of Pokémon|
|6.5||Mina||Fairy||N/A (no battle)|
|7||Unmanned||Dragon||Vast Poni Canyon||Kommo-o||N/A|