Cinnabar Island (Japanese: グレンじま Guren Island) is a large island located off the southern coast of the Kanto region, south of Pallet Town. It is home to a large volcano. Blaine is the resident Gym Leader, specializing in Template:Type2 Pokémon. Cinnabar is a kind of red mineral, associated with hot springs and volcanoes.
Its motto is The Firey Town of Burning Desire.
In the games
The Generation I games reveal Cinnabar Island to be a technological mecca. The journals scattered about the abandoned Pokémon Mansion suggest that Mewtwo was cloned here. The scientists at the Pokémon Lab have the ability to resurrect Pokémon from their fossils.
By the Generation II games, the large volcano has erupted, destroying everything except the Pokémon Center. After the eruption, the Gym was relocated to the Seafoam Islands. Blue can be first found at Cinnabar, because he was bored and decided to take a stroll there.
Places of interest
- Main article: Cinnabar Gym
In the anime
Cinnabar Island is considered a mere beach resort in the anime. Many trainers skip the island entirely or go there for a break from battling. Blaine runs a hotel for tourists and wears a hippie disguise to hide his real identity as Gym Leader. His Gym is located inside of the volcano.
Aside from inside of the Pokémon Mansion, wild Pokémon also appear in the ocean around the island.
Pokémon that appear in Cinnabar Island
|Poliwag||R||B||Y||Good Rod||10|| 50%
|Goldeen||R||B||Y||Good Rod||10|| 50%
|A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.|
- Psyduck (FireRed only)
- Slowpoke (LeafGreen only)
- Slowbro (LeafGreen only)
- Shellder (FireRed only)
- Seadra (FireRed only)
- Staryu (LeafGreen only)
- Its Japanese motto is グレンの あかは じょうねつの いろ.
- Although the games show no actual volcano on or around Cinnabar Island, one still managed to somehow explode a year prior to the player's adventure, during Generation II. This could be explained as Cinnabar's volcano and/or the island being a shield volcano, where in the anime it appears as a stratovolcano like Mt. Fuji. Although likely to be a shield volcano in the games, the eruption was cited in Gold, Silver and Crystal as being so intense that it sent large boulders as far as the shore just south of Fuchsia City, which isn't a general characteristic of a shield volcano. Another possibility is that Cinnabar Island is a stratovolcano, and that the surface of the island is actually the very peak.
- Cinnabar Island has many glitches associated with it in the Generation I games, such as Missingno. There is also a trick to see a man on the roof of the Gym.
- Many of the wild Pokémon found in the mansion in Generation I have been moved to Knot Island in Generation III.
In other languages
|Japanese||グレンじま Guren Shima||紅蓮 (guren) refers to the red color of the Crimson lotus.|
|English||Cinnabar Island||From cinnabar, a reddish mineral.|
|French||Cramois'île||From cramoisi, crimson, and île, island.|
|German||Zinnoberinsel||From Zinnoberrot, carmine, and Insel, island.|
|Italian||Isola Cannella||From isola, island, and cannella, cinnamon.|
|Spanish||Isla Canela||From isla, island, and canela, cinnamon.|
|Korean||홍련섬 Hongryeon Seom||홍련 (hongryeon) means red lotus.|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||紅蓮鎮/红莲镇 Hónglián Zhèn|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||紅蓮鎮 Hunglin Zan|