Alola

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Alola
アローラ地方 Alola-chihō'
Alola as seen in Pokémon Sun and Moon
General
Introduced in: Sun & Moon
New Pokémon: 81 + 18 Alola Forms
Professor: Professor Kukui
Regional villains: Team Skull
Starter Pokémon: Rowlet, Litten, Popplio


Alola is the seventh main-series region in the Pokémon world. It is the primary setting of Generation VII, including Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

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.

Cities and Towns[edit | edit source]

Note that Alola, unlike other regions, lacks a starting town: the player's house is on Route 1.

Melemele Island[edit | edit source]

Iki Town[edit | edit source]

A traditional town home to a festival for the Island Guardian Tapu Koko.

Hau'oli City[edit | edit source]

The region's largest city. Notable for shopping, as well as the Trainers' School.

Akala Island[edit | edit source]

Heahea City[edit | edit source]

A city closely associated with the sea. It is also known as the gateway to Akala Island.

Paniola Town[edit | edit source]

A Western-inspired town with lots of farmland near it.

Konikoni City[edit | edit source]

Ula'ula Island[edit | edit source]

Malie City[edit | edit source]

Tapu Village[edit | edit source]

Po Town[edit | edit source]

Team Skull's base is located here.

Poni Island[edit | edit source]

Seafolk Village[edit | edit source]

The Island Challenge[edit | edit source]

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.

Melemele Island[edit | edit source]

No. Captain Type Ground Totem Mission
1 Ilima Normal Verdant Cavern Gumshoos (Sun)
Alolan Raticate (Moon)
Find Pokémon and battle Team Skull Grunts
Kahuna Hala Fighting Iki Town N/A

Akala Island[edit | edit source]

No. Captain Type Ground Totem Mission
2 Lana Water Brooklet Hill Wishiwashi Investigate rippling water
3 Kiawe Fire Wela Volcano Park Salazzle Identify dance
4 Mallow Grass Lush Jungle Lurantis Find ingredients for food
Kahuna Olivia Rock Ruins of Life N/A

Ula'ula Island[edit | edit source]

No. Captain Type Ground Totem Mission
5 Sophocles Electric Mount Hokulani Vikavolt Identify a Pokémon's cry
6 Acerola Ghost Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site) Mimikyu Take photos of Pokémon
Kahuna Nanu Dark Malie City N/A

Poni Island[edit | edit source]

No. Captain Type Ground Totem Mission
6.5 Mina Fairy N/A (no battle)
7 Unmanned Dragon Vast Poni Canyon Kommo-o N/A