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As depicted in Ultra Sun and Moon.

As depicted in Sun and Moon.

Melemele Island is an island in the Alola region, being the northwest one among the four major islands. It is where the player character starts the game. The Guardian Deity is Tapu Koko, who is found in the Ruins of Conflict.

The island consists of:

Island Challenge

There is only one trial on this island. The Grand Trial is with Hala, Hau's grandfather.

Name Class Location Type Totem Pokémon Aura
Trial Captain Verdant Cavern Normal Gumshoos (Sun/Ultra Sun)
Alolan Raticate (Moon/Ultra Moon)
Defense +1
Kahuna Iki Town Fighting No Totem (Kahuna Battle)


  • Melemele Island is based on Oahu.
  • Melemele means yellow in Hawaiian.
  • The trial's Totem changes depending on the version. It is the only trial to do this.
  • Ash lived on Melemele Island in the Sun and Moon series.
  • Melemele Island is the only location in Pokémon Sun and Moon where wild Pikachu can be found, though it is through summoning from Pichu.