The Alola Region
Alola, Trainers! The Alola region pays homage to the Hawaiian Islands. The tropical wonders of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon were inspired by Hawaii’s vibrant culture, distinctive climate, and scenic locales.
The Grass- and Flying-type Rowlet stores energy during the day using photosynthesis, the Fire-type Litten tends to be a bit of an introvert, and the Water-type Popplio blows bubbles with its nose.
Alola is home to 18 regional variants of Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region, including Alolan Raichu, Alolan Ninetails, Alolan Persian, and more!
Malasadas are a popular and delicious treat in Alola. Alola Trainers can enjoy six different flavors of malasada—Sweet, Sour, Dry, Spicy, Bitter, and Mythic—that impact a Pokémon’s affection for its Trainer.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon introduced the world to the awesome power of Z-Moves—moves so strong they can only be used once per battle.
We heard that the official state tree of Hawaii, the candlenut, is also called the kukui tree. That reminds us of Professor Kukui, Alola’s resident Pokémon Professor!
Alola doesn’t have Gym Leaders. Instead, Trainers can take on the island challenge, comprised of various trials overseen by the kahunas of Alola’s four main islands.
Trial-goers can prove their skill by battling the island kahunas: Fighting-type expert Hala from Melemele Island, Rock-type expert Olivia from Akala Island, Dark-type expert Nanu from Ula’ula Island, and Ground-type expert Hapu from Poni Island.
All aboard! Through the Poké Ride feature, Alola Trainers can fulfill that lifelong dream of riding a Pokémon. Charizard, Tauros, Lapras, and more are happy to help Trainers move quickly across a variety of terrains.
All hail the Plasma Pokémon! The Alola region’s Pokédex got a substantial upgrade with the addition of the Rotom Dex, which provides additional information about Pokémon and where to find them.
The Guardian Deities
The guardian deities are Legendary Pokémon responsible for protecting Alola and choosing each island’s kahuna. Tapu Koko guards Melemele Island, Tapu Lele defends Akala Island, Tapu Bulu watches Ula’ula Island, and Tapu Fini serves Poni Island.
In the Hawaiian language, melemele means yellow, ‘akala means pink, ‘ula‘ula means red, and poni means purple. It’s no wonder that Alola’s four primary islands are so vividly colorful!
This region also features Ultra Beasts, extradimensional beings originating from Ultra Space. If an Ultra Beast passes through an Ultra Wormhole, it can find itself stranded in the ordinary world of humans and Pokémon—often with disastrous consequences.
Pokémon The Series: Sun and Moon
Adventure across Alola with Ash and his friends Kiawe, Lana, Mallow, and Sophocles in Season 20 of Pokémon the Series. Say Alola to beautiful scenery, island kahunas, and Totem Pokémon.
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