Alola Region

The new region, featured in the upcoming games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, is known as Alola. It is made up of multiple natural islands, as well as Aether Paradise, which is an artificial island.

Alola was first officially shown alongside the reveal of its starters, on May 10th, 2016. Before then, only concept art had been shown. It is based on the real-life location Hawaii, which has been made apparent through its appearance, culture, and namesake. The name Alola very likely comes from Aloha, an important word in the Hawaiian language that can mean many things, including "peace" and "compassion."

Alola is a tropical region composed of four islands (not counting Aether Paradise); Melemele, Akala, Ula'Ula, and Poni. Melemele is the island in which you live and start your journey. After defeating Hala you will gain access to Akala island. Defeating Olivia allows you to go to Ula'Ula Island, the largest of the four and the future home to the Pokemon League. Lastly once you beat Nanu you gain access to the last and smallest island, Poni Island.

Cities and Towns


 Location  Basic Info More Details

Iki Town

An old town where traditions have been passed on for generations. The villagers are close with Tapu Koko.

 This is where you obtain one of the three starters: Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio.

Hau'oli City

The largest city in Alola. It is divided into two sections: the shopping district and the beachfront.

This is where you can first change clothes and/or hair and go to a malasada shop. Illima lives here.

 Heahea City

Considered the "front door" to Akala Island, this town's residents treasure visitors and welcome them most warmly.  The Name Rater and Tide Song Hotel can be located here. There is also another apparel shop.

Paniola Town

A town located in the middle of Akala Island and surrounded by ranch land and pastures for grazing. The Pokemon Nursery can be found here. Kiawe lives here

Konikoni City

This is a city of merchants, where you find lots of shops. Another apparel shop and salon can be found. Mallow lives here.

Malie City

A city with an obvious Eastern influence in its design. The architecture is distinctive here. A apparel shop/salon, malsada shop, the Malie Library, and Malie Garden can be found here.

Po Town

A town barricaded with tall walls that seem to reach the sky. It is occupied by Team Skull.  

That's all for now! Keep checking back for more updates as information is released.


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