The Alola region is made up of four tropical islands, and one artificial island. Microclimates have resulted in many Kanto native Pokémon to not just change appearance, but has also changed their typings.

The Alolan forms are a result of this, with many examples of physical changes, most drastically Alolan Exeggutor, which extends the length of its neck, as well as switching a Psychic typing to Dragon to coincide with its natural Grass typing.

Another strong example of this is the changes from regular Vulpix and Sandshrew, gaining a Ice typing to substitute the regular Fire and Ground typing fans are usually accustomed to.

Melemele Island / Golden Yellow Colour


Situated at the northwestern point within the archipelago of Alola. Hala is the Kahuna of the island. Tapu Koko is the island's guardian deity. This is where the players journey begins. Here is a list of locations found on this island :

  • Route One
  • Hau'oli Outskirts

Trainers School

Research Lab

  • Ten Carat Hill
  • Hau'oli City


Shopping District

Ferry Terminal


Move Tutors

Move Deleter

Battle Buffet


  • Route Two

Hau'oli Cemetery

Berry Fields

Verdant Cavern

  • Route Three

Melemele Meadow

Seaward Cave

  • Iki Town

Mahalo Trail

Ruins of Conflict

  • Kala'e Bay
  • Melemele Sea

Melemele Island

Island Guardian Deity

Tapu Koko

Tapu Koko カプ・コケコ

Island Kahuna


Hala / Fighting Type

Alola Region

Alola Region Map


The Alola region map is available to view in full. It will give you a good idea of where exactly each route and location point is within the game.

For reference on locations, please use the Island Overview below :

Alola Region Map
Alola Region in USUM

Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon changes


Ominous dark clouds are spreading in the sky above the Alola region, the setting of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. New buildings and landscapes appear that were not previously seen in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

A story unfolds on a grand scale, with the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma at its center. Secrets about Necrozma and the Alola region—undisclosed in the previous games—will come to light.

The Alola Region


Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon take place in the Alola region, which centres around four tropical islands and one artificial island. Many Pokémon that have never been seen before inhabit the lush islands of the Alola region.

Alola is surrounded by the sea. It has a diverse ecology made up of Pokémon that have lived as natives of the Alola region for generations, along with Pokémon that have more recently arrived in Alola from other regions.

In Alola, humans and Pokémon coexist in a very close relationship, and a culture has developed that is different from other regions.

Alola Region
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Pokémon Alola Region Detailed Information

Legends : Arceus

B Diamond & S Pearl

Sword & Shield

- Official Artwork

- Official Gen 8 Merchandise

- Gen 8 Figurines

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Akala Island / Pink Colour


Situated at the northeastern point within the archipelago of Alola. Olivia is the Kahuna of the island. Tapu Lele is the island's guardian deity. You begin by arriving at Akala Ferry Terminal. Here is a list of locations found on this island :

  • Heahea City

Apparel Shop

Name Rater

Akala Ferry Terminal

Tide Song Hotel

Dimensional Research Lab

  • Route Four
  • Paniola Town

Pokémon Nursery

Paniola Ranch

  • Route Five

Brooklet Hill

Lush Jungle

  • Route Six
  • Royal Avenue

Thrifty Megamart

Battle Royal Dome

  • Hano Grand Resort / Hano Beach

Move Tutor

  • Route Seven

Wela Volcano Park

  • Route Eight

Fossil Restoration Center

Roadside Motel

  • Route Nine

Digletts Tunnel

Memorial Hill

Ruins of Life

  • Konikoni City

Apparel Shop


Herbalists Shop

Incense Shop

Friendship Rater

Akala Island

Island Guardian Deity

Tapu Lele

Tapu Lele カプ・テテフ 

Island Kahuna


Olivia / Rock Type

Ula'ula Island / Red Colour


Situated at the southeastern point within the archipelago of Alola. Nanu is the Kahuna of the island. Tapu Bulu is the island's guardian deity. Here is a list of locations found on this island :

  • Malie City

Apparel Shop


Community Center

Ferry Terminal

Malasada Shop

  • Route 10
  • Route 11
  • Route 12
  • Route 13
  • Haina Desert

Ruins of Abundance

  • Route 14

Abandoned Thrifty Megamart

  • Route 15

Aether House

  • Route 16
  • Route 17
  • Secluded Shore
  • Tapu Village
  • Mount Hokulani
  • Mount Lanakila

Move Reminder

The Pokémon League

Ula'ula Island

Island Guardian Deity

Tapu Bulu

Tapu Bulu カプ・ブルル

Island Kahuna


Nanu / Dark Type

Poni Island / Purple Colour


Situated at the southwestern point within the archipelago of Alola. Hapu is the Kahuna of the island. Tapu Fini is the island's guardian deity. Here is a list of locations found on this island :

  • Seafolk Village

Move Tutors


Ferry Terminal

  • Poni Wilds
  • Ancient Poni Path
  • Poni Breaker Close

Ruins of Hope

  • Poni Grove
  • Poni Plains
  • Poni Meadow
  • Resolution Cave
  • Vast Poni Canyon
  • Poni Coast
  • Poni Gauntlet
  • Altar of the Sunne / Altar of the Moone
  • Battle Tree

Poni Island

Island Guardian Deity

Tapu Fini

Tapu Fini カプ・レヒレ

Island Kahuna


Hapu / Ground Type

Red Artwork / Green Artwork

The Battle Tree—Where Strong Opponents Await

Somewhere in the Alola region, you’ll find the Battle Tree: a place where those Trainers who have completed their island challenge—or who are strong enough to have done so—battle one another. All of the Trainers you can encounter at the Battle Tree are strong. It seems you might even encounter two battle prodigies from the Kanto region...