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The islands of Alola were given form when underground volcanoes erupted long, long ago. Pokémon came to live in Alola when they flew, swam or were carried on the wind to the isles.

–A book in Trainers' School on third floor

Alola is the region (based upon Hawaii) where Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon take place.

Among the starter Pokémon for beginners are Rowlet, the Grass-type Pokémon (which resembles an owl), Litten, the Fire-type Pokémon (which resembles a kitten), and Popplio, a Water-type Pokémon (which resembles a circus seal). In the anime, it is the residence of Lana, Mallow, Sophocles, Kiawe, Professor Kukui and Lillie.

Islands

The Alola region consists of four main islands and one artificial island. Currently, the names of the islands are:

Island Challenge

Trial Captains

Name Settlement Type Totem Pokémon Z-Crystal
Ilima SunMoon
Ilima
Melemele Island Normal 735
Gumshoos (Sun/Ultra Sun)
020A
Raticate (Moon/Ultra Moon)
Normalium Z Dream
Normalium Z
Lana Image
Lana
Akala Island Water 746Sc
Wishiwashi (Sun/Moon)
752
Araquanid (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Waterium Z Dream
Waterium Z
Kiawe SunMoon
Kiawe
Akala Island Fire 758
Salazzle (Sun/Moon)
105A
Marowak (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Firium Z Dream
Firium Z
MallowART
Mallow
Akala Island Grass 754
Lurantis
Grassium Z Dream
Grassium Z
SophoclesART
Sophocles
Ula'ula Island Electric 738
Vikavolt (Sun/Moon)
777
Togedemaru (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Electrium Z Dream
Electrium Z
Sun Moon Acerola
Acerola
Ula'ula Island Ghost 778
Mimikyu
Ghostium Z Dream
Ghostium Z
Mina
Mina
Poni Island Fairy 743
Ribombee
Fairium Z Dream
Fairium Z

Island Kahunas

Name Settlement Type Signature Pokémon Z-Crystal
Hala
Hala
Melemele Island Fighting 739
Crabrawler
Fightinium Z Dream
Fightinium Z
Olivia Sunmoon
Olivia
Akala Island Rock 745Mn
Lycanroc
Rockium Z Dream
Rockium Z
Nanu Sun and Moon artwork
Nanu
Ula'ula Island Dark 053A
Persian
Darkinium Z Dream
Darkinium Z
Hapu
Hapu
Poni Island Ground 750
Mudsdale
Groundium Z Dream
Groundium Z

Pokémon League

Elite Four

Name Type Signature Pokémon
HalaMolayne
HalaSM/MolayneUSUM
Fighting/Steel 740
Crabominable (Hala)
051A
Dugtrio (Molayne)
Olivia Sunmoon
Olivia
Rock 745Mn
Lycanroc
Sun Moon Acerola
Acerola
Ghost 770
Palossand
Sun Moon Kahlil
Kahili
Flying 733
Toucannon

Champion(s)

Games

Name Type Signature Pokémon
SM-Elio
Elio
Mix 724727730
Decidueye / Incineroar / Primarina
SM-Selene
Selene
Mix 724727730
Decidueye / Incineroar / Primarina

Anime

Name Type Signature Pokémon
Ash SM
Ash Ketchum
Mix 025
Pikachu

Trivia

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An artwork of some Pokémon found in Alola.

  • Alola's name comes from the Hawaiian greeting, "Aloha".
  • It is also worth noting that this is the first region with a palindromic name.
  • The two legendary Pokémon are Solgaleo, resembling a lion with a sun motif, and Lunala, resembling a bat with a moon motif.
  • This is the first region to have Legendary Pokémon to have Evolved forms.
  • Similar to people in Hawaii, Alolan people use "Alola" as a word of greetings.
  • Much like Johto region, this is the region not to introduce new Fossil Pokémon.
  • This is the first main series game region which does not have Gym Leaders.
    • Until the events of the game, there wasn't even an Elite Four or a Champion. However, thanks to the efforts of Professor Kukui, two Kahunas, one Trial Captain, and one past victor of the Isle Challenge become the Alola Elite Four, while the player character becomes the Champion.
    • Victory Road is also absent; instead, the player character travels up Mount Lanakila.
  • In its anime adaption's episode SM100 and SM101, an alternate dimension of Alola exist, and it is based on the game's Ultra Ruin, until Guzzlord's defeat.
  • It is the first game in the main series without the gym system.
    • Technically, there is one gym in the region. The Kantonian Gym is located in Malie City on Ula'ula Island, although it is only present in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and it does not give any badges.
  • The Alola Pokémon League is currently the only actual Pokémon League Ash ever actually won, besides the Orange League. However, the Alola League is the only Pokemon League that Ash won that is in the games as well as the anime.
  • The adjectival form of Alola is "Alolan".
  • All of the Alolan islands are named after colors in Hawaiian. Melemele is yellow, Akala is pink, Ula'ula is red and Poni is purple.
    • This follows the pattern with Kanto cities, which, too, have the color motif.
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